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Geevor at Grass

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Sub Station

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From the early 20th century Geevor was electrically powered.


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Wethered Area

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At the top of the site near the main road there are several buildings which played a big part of the working of the early Geevor Tin Mines Ltd.


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Mine club and Pendeen band room

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The Social Club was the social centre of the mine where miners could retreat for a pint after their shift.


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Compressor house

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There have been several compressor houses on the Geevor site in the past. 


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Comment left by owen on 2010-01-28 14:28:33

this website is rubbish

Comment left by colin & christine on 2011-07-11 10:51:07

An amazing place to visit, especially "The dry" so poignant, more pictures please.

 

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Comment left by Ben Orchard on 2011-11-22 09:22:59

My father Bob Orchard worked here for many years

 

Comment left by Cat on 2014-06-15 09:35:11

I was at Geevor in 2010, and I found the Dry very unsettling. In a good way--it was probably my favourite part of the museum. The idea of those clothes and boots and shirts hanging there for twenty-one years, waiting for the men to come back...there was something both touching and haunting about it.

 

Comment left by Bob Orchard on 2016-08-27 07:11:11

The original substation was the building that is now the mine shop. 11,000 Volt power via underground cable from the Trewellard substation did not happen until the mid 1970's

 

Comment left by Bob Orchard on 2016-08-27 07:14:20

The 11,000 Volt three phase power lines (two sets) from Hayle to Geevor were known as "Geevor black" & "Geevor white"

 

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