Living with historical decisions

Quarrying in Wales can be traced back to the time of Edward I, when he employed hundreds of people to build a stone ring around Snowdonia. Ian Thomas looks into the country's mining past to see how it affects the present industry

The granite quarries of Nant Gwtheyrn Valley on the Llyn Peninsula had almost a 2,000-strong workforce. Credit: Ian Thomas
The granite quarries of Nant Gwtheyrn Valley on the Llyn Peninsula had almost a 2,000-strong workforce. Credit: Ian Thomas

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