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Nov 5, 2022

WW1 work at Inigo Jones

The Inigo Jones works near Penygroes, Gwynedd, is a testament to the versatility of slate, and in the First World War it was entirely occupied with making slate components for military use. That seems not to have cut no ice with the local military ...

tribunal, which rejected a plea from Inigo Jones, the works' owner, for one of his most skilled slate workers to be exempted from conscription. The works, founded in 1861 to make school writing slates, still produces slate objects commercially. It also has a museum where you can see items from its past, including an ornate enamelled fireplace. For more about the site's history, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes outside the visitor reception or on the post beside the cycle and footpath nearby. Or click here