Rich Mountains of Lead - Ioan Lord - The Vale of Rheidol Railway
The Vale of Rheidol Railway

Rich Mountains of Lead - Ioan Lord

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This remarkable book is the first full study of the industrial archaeology of Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen. Firmly based on printed , manuscript and oral authorities, it explains the history and workings of each of the mines in the district from ancient times until the 20th Century. It describes, from personal observation, the surviving remains, both under and over ground.

It will be of great interest to students of metal mining in mid-West Wales - and to those who see from the road and the narrow gauge train, the broken walls and piles of rock which mark on these beautiful hillsides, the graves of long departed industries.

272 pages, heavily illustrated with colour and b/w photographs, this hardback book is a gem of information for those who wish to know about Mid Wales metal mining and industrial archaeology written by a man whose life-long work has been exploring the archaeology of a by-gone industry.

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