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A pillar stolen from an ancient Gwynedd path has been replaced by Welsh Slate.


Welsh Slate has donated a 7ft slab of material from its Penrhyn quarry to the local community to replace one stolen from an ancient cart path nearby.



The slate slab, weighing at least a tonne, now marks the border of the old wards of Penrhyn and Faenol and the path from Mynydd Llandegai to Rhiwlas and was cemented in by local builder Dave Scott of Alltrades, who carried it there in his JCB, and Gareth Griffith, husband of local councillor Gwen Griffith.


The new slate slab replaces an 8ft one which was stolen earlier this year. Police have appealed for witnesses and hope to trace the owner of a white 4x4 seen driving along the path at 3pm on January 31st.


Cllr Griffith said: “It was very sad that the original pillar was stolen and it was missed by the community as it is a very popular walking route. So obviously we are very very grateful for Welsh Slate’s donation and the feedback after it had been replaced has been very positive.”


Welsh Slate managing director Chris Allwood said: “We were only too pleased to be able to help restore what has become a much-loved local landmark.”




Pictured : Cllr Griffith with the Welsh Slate pillar.

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