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Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893. Group of Cornish miners at rest at the 310 level

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893. Group of Cornish miners at rest at the 310 level
Cornish miners at Croust time, at the 310 level. Miners enjoying their croust, having performed the first part of the days labour

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 11th July 1894

Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 11th July 1894
Tramming with a pit pony at the 278 fathoms main tramming level. Pit ponies were rarely used in Cornwall and until they were introduced at East Pool Mine during the First World War they were unique

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: New Wheal Eliza Mine, St Austell, Cornwall. 1908-1911

New Wheal Eliza Mine, St Austell, Cornwall. 1908-1911
Two miners at the 400 fathom level. The miner in the foreground is seated with a candle on his hat, the other is standing in the background. Showing the timber supports and tramway

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900
Group of miners in the 70 level, including the photographers wife and son. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Trevaunance Coombe with steamworks in foreground below Wheal Friendly, St Agnes, Cornwall

Trevaunance Coombe with steamworks in foreground below Wheal Friendly, St Agnes, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Viewed from above Peterville. A buddle, an apparatus by which the stamped tin is washed from its impurities, is pictured in the foreground

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Tin dressing frames, Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Late 1800s

Tin dressing frames, Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Tin dressing frames with Bal maidens and overseer, looking south towards Stamps engine house and Brea. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Early 1900s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Chappels (engine) shaft at the 406 level. This shows a typical Cornish kibble, with curved sides to prevent snagging, which has been hoisted from below by an air winch

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1892

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1892
The tram road at the 70 fathoms level where the lode has been extensively mined. The hanging wall is fairly secure but three large props of Norway pine support part of the roof

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Driving an end at East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

Driving an end at East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
Driving an end with a box drill mounted in a stretcher. Copy photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1912

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1912
Surface view of the shaft, scene of the rescue by Kemp and Opie. Mine Shift Bosses, William Kemp and Albert Opie were awarded Edward Medal awards for their bravery during the mining incident

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: General View, Dolcoath Mine, Camborne. Early 1900s

General View, Dolcoath Mine, Camborne. Early 1900s
General view looking east with the Eastern shaft cutting the skyline in the centre. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: St Ives Consols, St Ives, Cornwall. 1863

St Ives Consols, St Ives, Cornwall. 1863
Team of workers includes child labourers (Bal Boys) and women (Bal Maidens). Part of the A.K. Hamilton Jenkin collection. Photographer: Dr R.D. Slack

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. General view, early 1900s

Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. General view, early 1900s
A wide general view of Levant Mine with the head gear of skip shaft and the winding engine house in the forgeround on the right. On the left standing above the cliffs is the arsenic stack

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
A bridge has been constructed at the 170 fathoms level to carry the tram road over a place where the lode has been stoped away

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 11th July 1894

Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 11th July 1894
Interior of clothes dry. Miners clothes hang on the walls and on racks above the heated pipes. Wooden boxes with lids secured with padlocks serve as a locker and seat

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Early 1900s

South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Miner lighting a fuse to explosive for blasting. One miner lights a fuse for blasting, while an already lit fuse burns to his right. Another younger miner holds a candle to provide more light

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 11th July 1894

Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 11th July 1894
Interior of the clothes dry. The marker, Dick, who marked off the names of the men down the mine, is seated. Miners clothes hang on the walls and on racks above the heated pipes

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Red River, Camborne, Cornwall. Around 1900

Red River, Camborne, Cornwall. Around 1900
Dressing floors

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Wheal Friendly Mine, St Agnes, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Wheal Friendly Mine, St Agnes, Cornwall. Early 1900s
View down the valley from Trevaunance towards the engine house. Children are walking along the road. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Lower Quarter Burning House Stamps, Ludgvan, Cornwall. Around 1920-1925

Lower Quarter Burning House Stamps, Ludgvan, Cornwall. Around 1920-1925
With waterwheel and children. Photographer: Dr R.D. Slack

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: New Wheal Eliza Mine, St Austell, Cornwall. 1908-1913

New Wheal Eliza Mine, St Austell, Cornwall. 1908-1913
Photograph taken between the winze and cross-cut, looking outwards. Photographer: Herbert Hughes

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Around 1900

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Around 1900
Two miners operating a boring machine at the rock drill end, 326 fathom level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. March 1903

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. March 1903
Miners at the 440 fathom level, Dolcoath mine, in March 1903. Includes mining tram on tracks. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Unknown mine, Cornwall. Around 1900

Unknown mine, Cornwall. Around 1900
Miners posed underground at working face, standing on timber scaffolding with hammers. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Wheal Grenville Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1911

Wheal Grenville Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1911
Surface workings, new stamps and Frue vanner sheds. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1892

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1892
The tram road at the 70 fathoms level. Mrs Burrow, the photographers wife, is to be seen standing at the right of the picture. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893
Hanging tram road at the 375 fathom level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Around 1900

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Around 1900
Frue vanning machine shed. Vanning machines were also known as ore concentrators. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893
Miner working by candlelight beneath the hanging tram road at the 375 fathom level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893
Single Decker gig, designed to carry 6 men, on the skip road at the 302 fathom level in Eastern Shaft (at the other end of the mine from the man engine)

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893
Two miners operating the Balance box at the 236 fathom level in the Man Engine shaft. The box, filled with stones, was fixed by a connecting rod to the main rod

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Late 1800s

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Miners at ore shoot. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Three miners, overhand stoping in the 355 level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow (1852 - 1914)

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
The shaft being sunk below the 406 to the 420 fathoms level. The flexible hose carried compressed air to a Holmans rock drill seen fixed to a stretcher bar

Background imageImages Dated 12th November 2015: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Hanging wall at 394 fathom level, showing stulls or supporting timbers. New Cooks Kitchen was acquired by the neighbouring South Crofty mine in 1893. Photographer: John Charles Burrow


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