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Life at the edge

Mines and Miners

 

Stannary Parliment

Click to see a larger version of this imagedrawing of a stannary palace

When Henry II came to the throne in 1154, he saw how much money could be made from tin.


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Great houses, estates and gardens

Click to see a larger version of this imagetrengwainton house

The landscape of Cornwall has been shaped by the mining industry and by the wealth of those who profited from mining.


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Life Underground

Click to see a larger version of this imagetwo miners working underground  on is topless showing how warm it is.

Work underground was dark, noisy, wet and hot. But for most miners working anywhere else was unthinkable.


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Mossel time

Click to see a larger version of this imageminers underground taking a break and having mossel

Most miners took food and drink underground with them; at some stage during their shift would sit and take a break close to where they were working.


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Comment left by Tee - Yaa on 2009-11-10 17:48:08

good website not very educaational i think there should be more about the history of the mine

Comment left by Sam Scantlebury on 2010-06-27 18:13:58

Fantastic website, more archival info and photos' please.

 

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