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12 December 2005
Grant to Bronze Age copper mine in Wales

A Bronze Age copper mine in Wales is to be turned into a major tourist attraction thanks to a major EU grant. Amlwch Industrial Heritage Trust was awarded an Interreg IIIA grant of 385,000 to raise the profile of Mynydd Parys near Amlwch, Anglesey. It includes 75,000 from Anglesey County Council and 20,000 from the Environment Agency.
     The old copper mine will be marketed as a tourist destination with the hope of bringing economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits to the area. The trust linked up with Avoca in Ireland's County Wicklow, which has a shared industrial heritage and mining history, to attract the grant.
     The intention is that the project will produce high quality interpretation of mining heritage, including leaflets and improved marketing material together with a website. An educational resource pack will be produced to target educational groups, especially local schools, many of whom already visit the mountain.

Source: icNorthWales (9 December 2005)

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