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Llanidloes - The mining industry
Dylife Lead Mines 2

  The big wheel
The exceptionally large water-wheel at Dylife Lead Mines, mentioned on the previous page, is pictured in this early photograph of around 1852. The man standing in front of the wheel gives some idea of the huge size of the structure.

The water-wheel
at Dylife
Lead Mines

by kind permission of
Llanidloes Museum

Water-wheel,Dylife Lead Mines 
  Dylife Lead Mines & villageThe photograph on the right, also from around 1852, includes the Star Inn in the centre background and the mine buildings and water-wheel in front.
Little now remains of what was once a flourishing community of almost 1500 people. Even the church has gone, but the Star Inn survives.
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