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Background imageIllogan Collection: Wheal Agar Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. January 1895

Wheal Agar Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. January 1895
A team of miners drilling underground at 320 fathom. Photographer: Believed to be John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: 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 imageIllogan Collection: 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 imageIllogan Collection: Tolvaddon Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900

Tolvaddon Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900
Tuckingmill valley, around 1900, with Dolcoath dressing floors; Cooks Kitchen in foreground, North Roskear engine house on sky line on the left

Background imageIllogan Collection: Tincroft Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

Tincroft Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Miners and bal maidens posed in front of surface buildings. Part of the A.K. Hamilton Jenkin collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageIllogan Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Probably 1893

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Probably 1893
Croust time (a Cornish term for a mid-morning refreshment break). The men are eating pasties and taking refreshment from two barrels. The photographers wife is seated fourth from the left

Background imageIllogan Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1892

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1892
Croust time ; croust is a Cornish term for lunch. The image includes the photographers son, front row, second from left, with nine miners. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1895

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1895
General surface view with telepherage line carrying hoppers. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
A group of miners sinking a winze or connection between two levels at the 394 fathom level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow (1852 - 1914)

Background imageIllogan Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Mining trolley between lodes. A horse/heave of ground between tin and copper lodes. One miner loading trolley and another miner with wheelbarrow. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: 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 imageIllogan Collection: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Three miners working above 406 level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow (1852 - 1914)

Background imageIllogan Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
Two miners working above the bridge at the 170 fathom level. A third miner pushes a tub of ore/rock along the tramway across the bridge. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
Working at 180 level. The photograph was taken by John Charles Burrow on the same occasion as a similar view published in Mongst Mines and Miners (1893)

Background imageIllogan Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan Cornwall. 1900-1909

East Pool Mine, Illogan Cornwall. 1900-1909
Surface view of East Pool mine works, from East Pool stamps. Photographer: John Charles Burrow or Herbert Hughes

Background imageIllogan Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Miners posed seated underground. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
Under-hand stoping at the 170 level. The miner on the left is using a pick while to his right two pares are boring holes for blasting

Background imageIllogan Collection: 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 imageIllogan Collection: 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 imageIllogan Collection: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Two miners, drilling underground. Photographer: John Charles Burrow (1852 - 1914)

Background imageIllogan Collection: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Three young miners, tramming at the 406 level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow (1852 - 1914)

Background imageIllogan Collection: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Four miners drilling an upper at the 355 level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow (1852 - 1914)

Background imageIllogan Collection: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Solitary miner at 234 level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow (1852 - 1914)

Background imageIllogan Collection: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Miners working at a hanging wall at the 394 fathom level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow (1852 - 1914)

Background imageIllogan Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
Tram Road Bridge at the 170 fathom level, 1893. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Old underground workings. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
Boring an upper. Before the introduction of compressed air drills, all drilling had to be done by hand. Holes were needed in all directions and boring an upper, as seen in this image

Background imageIllogan Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
Three miners drilling an end at East Pool mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
Cornish miners working at the 180 level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1912

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1912
Mine Shift Bosses, William Kemp and Albert Opie (left). Kemp and Opie were awarded Edward Medal awards for their bravery during the mining incident recounted here

Background imageIllogan Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
Miner operating winch controlled by compressed air. Photographer John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: East Pool Mine Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

East Pool Mine Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
Clearing out ore from landing brace at surface. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: Tolvaddon Mine, Illogan Cornwall. Around 1900

Tolvaddon Mine, Illogan Cornwall. Around 1900
Two stacks, the front stack is a steamer stack and the rear stack is an arsenic calciner of East Pool and Agar. There is smoke pouring through the cracked brick work at the top of the front stack

Background imageIllogan Collection: Wheal Agar Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. January 1895

Wheal Agar Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. January 1895
Three miners drilling underground at 320 fathom level. Photographer: Believed to be John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Two miners, skip jumping at the 190 level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow (1852 - 1914)

Background imageIllogan Collection: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Miners working on a rise of ground, 394 level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow (1852 - 1914)

Background imageIllogan Collection: Carn Brea Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1900

Carn Brea Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1900
Overhand stoping in the 274 level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: Carn Brea Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1900

Carn Brea Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1900
Overhand stoping in the 274 level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: Carn Brea Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900

Carn Brea Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900
Valve gear in Highburrow East Shaft, Carn Brea Mine. The 90" engine was erected in 1892-93. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: Carn Brea Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900

Carn Brea Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900
Valve gear in Highburrow East Shaft, Carn Brea Mine. The 90" engine was erected in 1892-93. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: Carn Brea Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900

Carn Brea Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900
Stoping the lode in the 285 level, pare of 10 miners. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: Carn Brea Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900

Carn Brea Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900
Stoping the lode in the 285 level, pare of 10 miners. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: Wheal Agar Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. January 1895

Wheal Agar Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. January 1895
Three miners drilling underground at 320 fathom level. Photographer: Probably John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
Stoping at the 70 level. The lack of timber supports shows that the rock is firm and the roof strong. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

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

Background imageIllogan Collection: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
Underground timbering and miners at the 406 level, Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Miners working on an incline at the 394 level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageIllogan Collection: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
The hanging wall (top left) of the lode above the 406 fathoms level. The wall was very weak and had to be supported by a forest of timbers



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