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Life at the edge

The End

 

Rescue plans

Click to see a larger version of this imageWheal Jane miners march in london to prevent the mine pumps being turned off.

The price of tin began to pick up in 1987; the mine opened once again. 


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1991 Final Closure

Click to see a larger version of this imageloco wagons rusting on the scrapheap

In May 1991, with no signs of improvement in the price of tin, the main pumps keeping the mine dry were finally switched off.   


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K Gilbert (Financial Times 7th Dec 1985) - ‘If the mine has to close this place will be a ghost town. There’s nothing here apart from tin’. K Gilbert was Managing Director

D Alford (Western Morning News) – ‘If the tin mines shut, it will be the end of places like St Just and Pendeen because they will just become ghost towns’


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