Welsh Mines Preservation Trust
Yr Ymddiriedolaeth Cadwraeth
Mwynfeydd Cymru
(Member of the National Association of Mining History Organisations)

 Some Previous WMPT Conservation Work
For details of how the WMPT can help you conserve an item of mining heritage,
contact WMPT Secretary, Graham Levins

Frongoch - Dressing Floors
Nr. Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
Frongoch – Pontrhydygroes
  Over the weekend 11th - 12th August 2012 the Welsh Mines Preservation Trust carried out a number of excavations on the dressing floors at Frongoch Mine.
  The workforce included Nigel Chapman, Graham Levins, Barry Clarke & Brenda Craddock.
 Frongoch Dressing Floors
View Annotated RCAHMW 1986 Site Plan to indicate location of excavations. 
All photographs copyright Graham Levins, 11th Aug 2012.
Buddle No.3 Buddle No.3

'Wots a Buddle ?'
  Click here for a picture of one,
and click here for more information on circular buddles.

Buddle No.4 Buddle No.4
Overview of area, showing location - crushing house on the left. Details of launder.
Buddle No.4 Buddle No.4

Details of launder.

Details of launder.  
Launder - West of Buddle No. 4 Launder - West of Buddle No. 4

Overview of area, showing location - buddle centre of view,
 crushing house on the left.

  Details of launder, showing removable 'sluice gate'.
Buddle No.6 Buddle No.6
View showing location - crushing house behind.
View looking west.
Jigger Jigger
During excavations After excavations

Cwmsymlog - Tabernacl Chapel
Nr. Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
Tabernacl Chapel – Cwmsymlog
  Over the weekend 14th - 15th October 2006 the Welsh Mines Preservation Trust returned to the Chapel at Cwmsymlog to carry out more vegetation clearance and general tidying up.
  The workforce included Kelvin & Dalton Davies, Leasa Fielding (Ceredigion County Council), Meleri Richards (Ceredigion County Council) Robert Ireland, Peter Austin (Ceredigion County Council), Graham & Doreen Levins, & 'Tommy' (the dog).
 Cumsymlog Chapel Graveyard
Before During
Oct 2006 - G.Levins Peter Austin strims, while Robert Ireland & ?? looks on.
Oct 2006 - G.Levins
During (cont.) After
Hard at work on the headstones...
Oct 2006 - G.Levins
All much more respectable
Oct 2006 - G.Levins

Catherine & Jane Consols
Merionethshire - NGR : SH 633 411
(Conserved 2003 - 2005)
  Several outbuildings and the remains of what was once a fine engine house (blown-up by the Forestry Commission in the 1960's) can be found at the site of this former copper mine.  Several 'working weekends' have resulted in the conservation of buildings and structures, plus many other previously unknown features have been revealed.

The Smithy

Before During
15th July 2001 - M.P.Munro  May 2004 - G.Levins
During (cont.) After
May 2004 - G.Levins October 2004 - G.Levins
Biglands Wheelpit
Before During After
15th July 2001 - M.P.Munro
(Looking North)
May 2004 - G.Levins
(Looking South)
October 2004 - G.Levins
(Looking North.  Note that stream
has since been diverted and the
 accumulated silt removed.)

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This page last updated on 9th June 2013
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Mike Munro