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Preparing for the third Royal Party descent of inclined shaft, Botallack Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 24th July 1865

Preparing for the third Royal Party descent of inclined shaft, Botallack Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 24th July 1865


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Preparing for the third Royal Party descent of inclined shaft, Botallack Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 24th July 1865

The Prince and Princess of Wales, later to become King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, were in the first skip to descend the inclined Boscawen Shaft. Pictured here are the Duke of St Albans, the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe, Captain de Grey and Edward St Aubyn. The despatching party are wearing top hats and Captain John Rowe is standing to the rear of skip, helmet in hand and ready to take his seat as brakesman. The Crowns pumping engine house is on the right. Photographer: Robert H. Preston

TRURI : 2011.11.7

Media ID 15389303

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