Slat­ing for roof plans

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A £2MILLION scheme to re­fur­bish for­mer coun­cil houses in the heart of the Welsh slate in­dus­try will see prop­er­ties roofed with slate from Spain.

They are on the Dôl Eil­ian es­tate at Llan­beris, Snow­do­nia, in the shadow of the Di­nor­wic quarry.

It was once the sec­ond largest slate pro­duc­ing site in the world.

The quarry closed in July 1969 but vil­lagers said they were dis­ap­pointed Span­ish slate was to be used.

One res­i­dent, a for­mer slate quarry worker, said: “It’s a slap in the face for the hard work so many peo­ple put into work­ing in the quar­ries around Llan­beris.”

WARN­ING: Mr De Becker

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