HistoryPoints News

Apr 8, 2022

A night in a bucket in Snowdonia

A quarryman who hitched a cheeky ride home on an industrial aerial ropeway in 1908 got more than he bargained for when a hooter sounded the end of work and the power was switched off. The ropeway ...

carried bucketloads of iron ore from Betws Garmon all the way to Llanberis in the next valley, where the ore was loaded into railway wagons. For more about the ropeway and the hapless quarryman, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes by the site of the ore terminal at the lakeside in Llanberis. Or click here