Welsh Slate Craft
- Author: Alun John Richards
- Publication Date: March 2007
- Format: Paperback, 208x147 mm, 104 pages
Slate was the most Welsh of industries. Welshmen won the rock and crafted the product using methods developed in Wales and machines devised and made in Wales. Welshmen carried the slate using rail technologies created in Wales. Welshmen built and manned the ships that carried the slate to every part of the world.
From harsh mountain industrial fastnesses there emerged not just a product but a whole proud and cultured way of life where a poet is honoured above a prince and a starving man might sooner buy books than bread.
In this book Alun John Richards chronicles the triumphs and the tragedies, the hardships and the hopes of this great industry and its people.