HistoryPoints News

Sep 1, 2022

Blue lagoon's private railway

Anyone who visits the 'blue lagoon' at Abereiddi, Pembrokeshire, will realise that a large amount of slate was quarried there, but where did it go? Scan the new HistoryPoints QR codes by the path from the village to the lagoon and you'll discover ...

how a tramway (a basic form of railway) took the slates from the quarry's processing site - where you can see ruined buildings by the path - to Porthgain for loading onto ships. You'll also see aerial photos of the quarry and tramway route in 1946, as well as a short history of the quarry. Click here for our web page about the tramway and quarry