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Deiniolen War Memorial

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asanewt

A significant loss in such a small, at that time, population methinks.

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mbriscoe
18 minutes ago, asanewt said:

A significant loss in such a small, at that time, population methinks.

 

I think the memorial covers several of the nearby communities. 

 

But many rural communities suffered badly, I think the Western Isles had the highest losses relative to the population.

 

 

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Hywyn
17 hours ago, mbriscoe said:

 

I think the memorial covers several of the nearby communities. 

 

But many rural communities suffered badly, I think the Western Isles had the highest losses relative to the population.

 

 

Covers Deiniolen (then called Ebenezer), Clwt y Bont, Dinorwig and Brynrefail. They were /are slate quarrying villages where the majority of the men worked the Dinorwig Quarries (workforce of over 3000 in that era)

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mbriscoe
3 minutes ago, Hywyn said:

Covers Deiniolen (then called Ebenezer), Clwt y Bont, Dinorwig and Brynrefail. They were /are slate quarrying villages where the majority of the men worked the Dinorwig Quarries (workforce of over 3000 in that era)

 

I saw that on one of the websites about the memorial.

 

My family were living around there - Ebenezer, Clwt y Bont, and Brynrefail but no idea which quarries they worked in.

 

 

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
10 minutes ago, mbriscoe said:

 

I saw that on one of the websites about the memorial.

 

My family were living around there - Ebenezer, Clwt y Bont, and Brynrefail but no idea which quarries they worked in.

I'd go with Hywyn, Dinorwig would be a safe bet.

You can see the spoil tips of Dinorwig  in the top left of photo no.3.

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mbriscoe

Though I suppose Dinorwig Quarry included quite a number of smaller ones around the area.

 

I have somewhere the catalogue from when we went to one day of the auction when Dinorwig sold everything, I wish I had bought something now but a lot of the items were going for high prices to railway preservation groups and collectors.

 

 

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