Operating from its quarries in North Wales, Welsh Slate has been supplying the world with high-quality slate for hundreds of years. Penrhyn Quarry has been producing Welsh roofing slate since the thirteenth-century.
Penrhyn Quarry has been at the centre and the focal point for UK natural stone and its heritage for 700 years and a major operation for over 400 years.
pictured: Heather Blue slate
The worldwide use of slate from the eighteenth-century onwards followed the trade routes of the major British shipping lines complementing the import of cotton from America and wool from Australia as two prime examples.