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Jelly Baby

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Re: Penrhyn Slate Quarries
« Reply #300 on: July 19, 2015, 02:12:40 PM »
Does anyone know anything about the Llysfaen Slate Quarries? I have some old photos which we think are part of the old quarry. One is in the form of a post card showing 2 men with a steam-powered rock drill. On the back is written:
Ground Lime 1 (pound sign - sorry I don't have one!) per ton &
1/3 per ton carriage
Lump lime
Cannot entertain
order this year
It is addressed to Mr W H Pierce
Purveyor of Meat
?Everard? Road
Rhos on Sea
Why would a "purveyor of meat" want ground or lump lime? Was it part of curing hams or something?
Was the Llysfaen Quarry anything to do with the Little Orme Slate Quarry?
I think one of the photos shows my Uncle, but not sure!

John M

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #301 on: May 07, 2016, 10:38:29 PM »

I am researching Red Cross/St. John WW1 hospitals for a project on Geograph and noticed a picture of the Balmoral Hotel on your site. This was one of a number listed in Llandudno including the Belmont and Plas Tudno.

I would welcome some local advice as to whether some of the buildings are still there at all. I don't have much to go on only the 1919 list.

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Re: Re: Welcome!
« Reply #302 on: May 07, 2016, 10:54:30 PM »
The Belmont and Plas Tudno buildings are still there but the Sarah Nicol Memorial Hospital is now an empty building and may be demolished in the future and apartments erected in its place.