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Sep 30, 2018

Pieces of Wales in every classroom

Children around the world learned literacy and numeracy using Welsh slates, many of which came from an obscure inlet near Llanfairpwll, Anglesey. The Britannia Slate Works at Pwllfanogl received slate from ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

quarries in Snowdonia, on the opposite side of the Menai Strait, and turned them into writing tablets for schools around the world. Today the area is wooded, a peaceful haven for waterfowl, and it's hard to imagine how it looked when it hosted industrial activities including ship building, corn milling, sawing and meat processing. For more about the area's history - including its association with the painter Sir Kyffin Williams - use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the Wales Coast Path waymarker post east of the river bridge. Or click here