Slating for roof plans
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