As some of you may know last year I attended a photography workshop in London called Dare; since then I am part of a Facebook group where we are challenged from time to time.
1690 Gunpowder began to be used in mines 1698 Reference to The Princes mine at Trwysglwyn by Henry Rowlands 1655-1723 From a letter by Bishop Humphries of Bangor dated 6/4/1698 1698 Savery invented Fire pump to remove water from mines. 10 gallons up 153 ft /stroke 1706 A visitor noted that the mountain yielded a sort of earth of which they make Copperas and alum (Rev J Brome Travels over England, Scotland and Wales.
Ffion a past bride and now good friend recommended the Pier at Llandudno.
Tory was very poorly so I decided to take her to the coast for some fresh air, and at the same time grab a few portraits for my challenge.
1772 Records show 972 tons of ore sent to smelters. ( 27 vessels of around 35 tons each.) Iron was also imported suggesting precipitation pits. 1772 Hughes takes Bayly to court for wasteful mining practices. Thomas Williams is Hughess lawyer and eventually becomes a partner with Hughes.
Aug 1774 Bayley accuses Edward Hughes of breaking into store houses stealing tool and setting to work on his land.