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Life at the edge

Mines and Miners

 

Trammers

Click to see a larger version of this imagetrammers at work tipping ore onto the grizzly

Trammers worked underground transporting the ore from the stopes to the grizzly.


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Pumpmen

Click to see a larger version of this imagepumpman checking the pumps underground

Pumpmen worked mostly underground ensuring that the pumps which kept the mine dry and free of flooding were kept in good order.


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Blacksmiths and Carpenter

Click to see a larger version of this imageGeevor carpenter at work

Each mine usually had its own blacksmith and carpenter.


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Winder driver

Click to see a larger version of this imagewinder driver

It was the job of the Winderman to control the cages and ore skips that carried men, machinery, equipment and ore up and down Victory Shaft.


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Comment left by ded1977 on 2010-03-01 22:21:04

i went on the underground tour and loved it the guide is / was an old mine worker and was full of infomation i would recommend this tour to all but those that are claustrophobic as the mine is very tight and small under ground but you can stay outside or walk aroun the rest of the museum well worth the money

Comment left by NorthernMetallurgist on 2011-09-09 01:03:49

A stupendous industrial and social history record, with some real heart rending moments. Best value day out in Cornwall? You bet your a***, True grit of working live at half the price of other "more widely talked about, plant based attractions...."

 

Comment left by tromboneplayaa on 2011-09-29 12:23:42

awesomeee

 

Comment left by Paul Mills on 2013-03-05 21:01:50

My wife and I visited in February and the whole day was very interesting and well worth the visit. I was very proud of my wife who insisted on doing the underground tour even though she is disabled, even a fit person would find being underground difficult. Our guide was very informative and interesting.

 

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