Glogue

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Glogue
Glogue is located in Pembrokeshire
Glogue
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Glogue shown within Pembrokeshire
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Post town GLOGUE
Postcode district SA36
Dialling code 01239
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51°57′45″N 4°35′49″W / 51.9625°N 4.597°W / 51.9625; -4.597Coordinates: 51°57′45″N 4°35′49″W / 51.9625°N 4.597°W / 51.9625; -4.597

Glogue is a hamlet and post town, 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Llanfyrnach, in the community of Crymych in the east of the county of Pembrokeshire, Wales.

It was the site of slate quarrying from the 18th century; the industry employed over 80 men when the railway came to the area in the 19th century and improved distribution.

Quarrying ended in 1926 and the railway closed in 1962.

Glogue Farm is just north of the settlement, in Clydau community.

Glogue Quarry[edit]

The former Glogue slate quarry

Glogue quarry was a slate quarry in Glogue. Worked from the late 1700s, by the mid-1800s it was owned by John Owen,[1] who wanted to make higher profits by improving his distribution. This led to the construction of the Whitland and Cardigan Railway. The advent of the railway lead to Owen expanding his workforce to over 80 men.

After sale to a local consortium, the quarry was worked until 1926.[2]

Transport[edit]

The site of the former Glogue Halt on the Whitland and Cardigan Railway

The railway line was further extended to Crymmych Arms in October 1874, via Glogue Halt. In 1877 the name was changed to the Whitland & Cardigan Railway and the extension to Cardigan opened on 1 September 1886. The Great Western Railway took over the working as of that date and three locomotives were added to stock although the complete undertaking was not purchased until 1890.

The line was noted for its rural nature, with the railway passing through small centres of population, with attractive scenery and over severe gradients.[1] All trains going north stopped at Glogue to take on water, before attempting the climb to Crymych and beyond to the summit towards Boncath.[1] For many in the area, the line was the focus of the local community, gaining the nickname the Cardi Bach.[1]

The line was closed to passenger traffic on 8 September 1962, the last train being the 5.45pm Cardigan Mail.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Cardi Bach: 50 years since train line closed". BBC Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Richards, Alun John (1995). Slate Quarrying in Wales. Gwasg Carreg Gwalch. ISBN 0863813194. 
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Llanfyrnach   Great Western Railway
Whitland & Cardigan Railway
  Crymych