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Baricsio. The slate quarrymen’s barracks in North West Wales

Part 2 Dissertation 2017
Rhiain Bower
University of Westminster | UK
This study of 19th century barrack dwelling slate quarrymen in North-West Wales documents the physical structures, collating fieldwork and archival data, and the wider social sphere through newspapers, poetry and accounts of social history. The family home, weekly commute, weekend family and rural subsistence livelihood was a stark contrast to the quarry, with bleak conditions and back-breaking work, yet cultural and political opportunities unavailable in rural domestic life.

Rhiain Bower

Harry Charrington
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