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Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893 Featured May Print

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893

The Man Engine at 234 fathoms level below adit, in 1893. The man engine went down to the 314 fathom level. Miners can be seen standing on the steps of the engine rod while others stand on solars or platforms fixed in the shaft at intervals of 12 feet. The man engine made 5 strokes a minute, thus enabling men to ride up or down 60 feet a minute. Ordinary ladders were fixed alongside the man engine or against the footwall of the lode. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

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Market Square, West Looe, Cornwall. Before 1892 Featured May Print

Market Square, West Looe, Cornwall. Before 1892

A view of the market square in West Looe with the Cornish Arms public house on the left. Presumably photographed before 1892 when the inn's license was withdrawn as an immoral house (West Briton, 29.9.1892). The inn sign says R. Moore but this name does not occur in H.L. Douch's Index of Public Houses. Photographer: Surgeon Captain John Campbell

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Prussia Cove looking seaward, St Hilary, Cornwall. Around 1925 Featured May Print

Prussia Cove looking seaward, St Hilary, Cornwall. Around 1925

Prussia Cove is named after a smuggler, John Carter, who referred to himself as the King of Prussia'. Glass lantern slide from a lecture, entitled Some Historic Cornish Beauty Spots, given by Cornishman and amateur photographer, Major Arthur William Gill, in around 1925. He was well known in Cornwall and elsewhere during the 1920s and 1930s for his presentations of stills and cine film to many groups including The Royal Institution of Cornwall, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society and the London Cornish Society. The quarter plate slides which he took prolifically with his ordinary camera are, in many cases, colour. These were painted by his own hand to great effect

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