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CHAmois Picture of the Month

 

Each month a different image or photograph of the CHAmois club is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a member. Click on the small image below to see it full size.

March 1999

The West Twll
The West Twll
Photo: Colin Lowe

Explanation: There are two main entrances to the Rhosydd slate mine. The first is via the 9 adit - a horizontal drainage/transport tunnel that goes straight into the hillside from behind an abandoned village. The tunnel is 2200ft long and has a gradient of 1 in 86. At the end, there is an incline that emerges out at the bottom of an opencast mine (locally referred to as a Twll). This photograph was taken at the family meet in 1997 and shows some CHAmois members emerging into the daylight. It is rumoured that there was a collapse within the tunnel in August 1998.

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