This series of articles was originally compiled in 1978

   It is our record of some 300 mainly pleasant days’ exploration over the previous ten years or so, backed up by extensive research in the local libraries and record offices.          

    The intention, then as now, was to raise awareness of what remains of Gwynedd’s industrial heritage, with the hope of promoting more understanding and conservation, instead of the prevalent decay and destruction.

        Our tour is arranged in 29 geographical sections, such that each part constitutes a good day’s exploration for these with broad, average interests, by rail, car or bus, and by bicycle or walking (even crawling in a few cases!) as appropriate.  It will become apparent that most of the sections have a specific, dominant theme, but not to the exclusion of other features of interest within their boundaries. Of course, those with more particularly defined interests (or limited time) can focus on these to a greater or lesser extent, changing, expanding or combining sections as desired, but it is hoped that this basic geographical, rather than subject-based, format will prove helpful.

    Over the winter 2011 - 2012 all the sections have been updated, and now have the originally intended maps and photographs added. There is a general index and a subject-index appended. 

    The outline map below (courtesy of David Mills) shows the approximate geographical area covered by each numbered section of our text, and is followed by a numerical list. Click on the links below them to open the desired section/s.......(the index files are at the end)  

Index to the sections.pdf Index to the sections.pdf
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Introduction & Acknowledgements.pdf Introduction & Acknowledgements.pdf
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Section 28.pdf Section 28.pdf
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Section 29.pdf Section 29.pdf
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Appendices.pdf Appendices.pdf
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General Index.pdf General Index.pdf
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