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September 13, 2013 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Slate: Tops in Roofing


In 1913, six Buckingham Slate companies took out an advertisement in the Richmond Times-Dispatch proclaiming that Buckingham County quarries produced “The Best Roofing Material on Earth.”

That claim is still in force 100 years later!


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  1. J Winfrey / Sep 15 2013 11:17 am

    In the records, 1834-1998, of the LeSueur-Richmond Slate Corporation it mentions “Williams Slate Company, Inc., founded by brothers Evan R. Williams and John R. Williams and later headed by Walter A. Chambers.” Is this the Walter Anslem Chambers we know from Buckingham?

    • Joanne Yeck / Sep 15 2013 1:36 pm

      Yes, I believe this is our Walter Anslem Chambers. In “At a Place Called Buckingham,” Walter A. Chambers is pictured with workers from the quarry. See page 165.

  2. Joanne Yeck / Sep 13 2013 2:08 pm

    Me too!

  3. onestitchatatime / Sep 13 2013 10:21 am

    I love old ads!

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