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26 fantastic pictures that show St David's Day celebrations in Wales through the years

St David's Day: 26 fantastic pictures that show celebrations in Wales through the years - Wales Online

A close-up view of the watcher at Penyrorsedd Slate Quarry, Nantlle Valley, Caernarvonshire (now Gwynedd), North Wales. The watcher observes the quarry from a small hut on the edge of the slate pit. He watches for hand signal and listens for whistles from the men far below, then sends telegraphic instructions to a steam engine 'winder', who moves and lifts the slate on the 'Blondin', a high wire carriage system within the pit.