HistoryPoints News

Nov 22, 2020

Bethesda 'Slates & Strikes' tour


Today is the 120th anniversary of the start of the three-year 'Great Strike' at Penrhyn slate quarry, Bethesda. Marking the occasion, HistoryPoints has created a self-guided tour of 19 QR-code sites which explain how the quarry and industrial disputes ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

shaped Bethesda's history. The circular route takes in the town centre and Lôn Las Ogwen cycling and walking path, passing an abandoned cemetery, the ruins of the quarry hospital and the entrance to the quarry itself. When you've scanned one QR code with your mobile, click on 'Next' when you've read the story to see the next location on the circuit. Or you can take the tour virtually - click here for our page about the quarry or here for our page about the former Bethesda chapel (which gave the town its name).