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Life at the edge

Miners at Home

 

Home life

Click to see a larger version of this imagestreet in pendeen. black and white view

The Cornish family in the past was distinctive because there was a relatively equal division of labour between men and women.


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Housing

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The growth of the mining industry created more jobs this led to rapid population growth and the creation of new settlements. 


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Health

Click to see a larger version of this imageminers typical menu

Life was often short and hard for the miners.


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Women

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Bal Maidens

From the early 18th century women and girls were employed above the ground in growing numbers doing low paid manual work.


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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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