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Life at the edge

Miners at Home

 

Children in the Mines

Click to see a larger version of this imagetwo young boy miners

In the 18th and 19th centuries children were employed above and below ground.


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Community Spirit

 

Geevor the great provider

Click to see a larger version of this imagependeen swimming pool with a group of children

In modern times Geevor occasionally supplied materials and labour to fix local buildings such as the church and was involved in community events such as carnivals.


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Religion

Click to see a larger version of this imagePendeen church 1912

A network of small chapels provided the focal point for people’s spiritual life.


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The Mine Club

Click to see a larger version of this imagetug of war team

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


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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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