Boston lodge workshops, Gwynedd, c 1955.
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View of Boston lodge workshops, Gwynedd, by J G Click. These were the workshops for the Blaenau Ffestiniog Railway, which opened in 1836 and carried slate to the port of Portmadog. This helped the local economy as the town was able to sell its slate all over Britain. The slate industry reached a peak in the 1890s but by this time this photograph was taken was going into decline. The railway closed to slate traffic in 1946, but opened again to passengers in the 1950s.