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Press Release - Talyllyn Railway Backs World Heritage Site Bid

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On Friday 3rd July 2015, at a special ceremony to mark the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the Talyllyn Railway, it was announced that the railway was backing a bid for World Heritage Status for the Welsh Slate Industry.

The bid is being lead by Gwynedd Council, and has already been short-listed as one of the UK sites being considered for World Heritage Status.

Councillor Mandy Williams-Davies from Blaenau Ffestiniog chairs the World Heritage Status Steering Group and is delighted that the Talyllyn Railway is so supportive of the bid: “The decision to forge ahead with the bid was taken based on a comprehensive economic report about the benefits which gaining World Heritage Status for the slate industry could bring to Gwynedd.

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