Caban Magazine Online

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The Caban magazine is arguably one of the best resources for gaining an insight into the social aspect of the slate quarrymen of Ffestiniog towards the end of the main workings.

Jon Knowles and John Ashby managed to acquire and scan a collection of these incredible magazines, and has kindly agreed to make them available to download. These copies have been watermarked, however the original scans are available from Jon direct for a small fee.

Caban is the name of the type of mess-room in which the men of Oakley and Votty slate mines met for their breaks, and was the name given to a magazine which documented the workings and social lives of these Ffestiniog quarry men.

View Online Copies of the Caban Magazine Here


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