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Quarry Hospital: Vivian Hughes Autobiography



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This ebook explores the life and times of Vivian Hughes (1939-2014) who grew up at the Quarry Hospital in Llanberis, North Wales.

His father, Griffith Samuel Hughes, worked as a medical officer from 1909-1962, looking after the health of some 3,000 quarrymen.

The Dinorwic quarry was closed in 1969 and – thanks to funding from the National Lottery – the site subsequently became the National Slate Museum.

In this PDF book, Vivian Hughes describes his early life at the hospital, his experience of national service and his time working for tailors Chester Barrie.