Slate tower, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Britain, Evan Richards, Miners
Mining: Industry: Britain's Ugliest Beauty Spot": Blaenau Ffestiniog, a Welsh slate mining village, where the giat slag heads of Slate tower high above the roof tops and plunge down to the very doorways of the houses, has become one of Britain's major tourist attractions. Over 2,000 tourists a day flock to take the guided tours around the Llechwedd Slate Mine - conducted by the Miners, the same men who used to claw a dangerous and scant living out of the mountainside when slate mining was at its peak. Evan Richards, 63 sets off with another train load of tourists round the mine. September 1975 75-04947-006"
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