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Mar 21, 2021

Red faces at the rock face


Invited dignitaries and a large crowd gathered at the new Little Orme limestone quarry in 1891 to watch a giant explosion dislodge 100,000 tonnes of rock. Lord Mostyn lit one of the fuses leading into the explosives-packed tunnel but the result was ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

just a low rumble and a cloud of dust. The quarry went on to be a commercial success, however, as you can tell from the scale of the old workings today. For more about the quarry's history - including the quarryman accused of injuring himself to avoid WW1 conscription - use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes where the main footpath enters the site at the end of Penrhyn Beach East. Or click here