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May 13, 2023

Wild west copper mine

Anyone walking the coast path at mainland Wales' most westerly point, in Pembrokeshire, may be surprised to find industrial remains at this remote spot. Our new QR codes there explain that not only was this a source of copper ...

in the 19th century but also that one of the miners claimed foul play on his deathbed. John Reynolds was being winched up the mine shaft when colleagues jerked the rope and tipped him out of the 'tub', he said as he lay dying of his injuries. He left a wife and two children, but manslaughter charges against two copper miners couldn't be proved in court. For details of the Treginnis copper mine and how the nearby headland Pen Dal-aderyn got its name, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes beside the coast path near the copper mine remains, or click here