Slate Stories

© Justin Time


For generations, slate mining was deeply interwoven with peoples‘ lives in the North Welsh villages. With the decline of the mining industry, the structure of the region is changing drastically. Underground footage shot by former miner Glyn Davies shows a world that no longer exists. Work in the mines was hard, but it gave the region a purpose and an identity. Today, what´s left is tourism. With reluctance, the original Welsh population observes the influx of English people seeking weekend cottages.

Genre: Documentary

Welsh Connections

Cast: Christal Davies, Darren Davies, Glyn Davies, Drew Page, Glyn Roberts & Ant Taylor
Story: A film about slate mining and its history in Mid Wales
Location: Aberllefenni Slate Quarries, Corris
Production: Underground footage shot by Glyn Davies, quarryman at Aberllefenni Slate Quarries

Production Details

Director / Writer / Producer / Co-Editor: Justin Time
Co-Editor: Sebastian Winkels
Sound editing: Brooke Trezise

Technical Details

Length: 44 minutes
Language: Welsh, English
Certificate: Uncertified
Format: MOV/MP4
Accessibility: Subtitles available in English and German


Date: 2018



  • Audience Award – International Film Fest Eberswalde

Rights Holder: Justin Time
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