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Background imageTrending: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1831

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1831
Engraving " Dolcoath Copper Mine" of 1831 from Cornwall Illustrated showing the 76" engine house with capstan alongside, together with a launder and bal maidens

Background imageTrending: DCLI recruiting march, Carclew House, Mylor, Cornwall. Friday 2nd July 1915

DCLI recruiting march, Carclew House, Mylor, Cornwall. Friday 2nd July 1915
Soldiers of the Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry on the lawn in front of Carclew House, at ease during a recruitment march. Instruments of their military band are in the background

Background imageTrending: Inner harbour, Mevagissey, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Inner harbour, Mevagissey, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The boat yard corner of the inner harbour at low tide with a large number of fishing boats including FY386 ZONA and FY145

Background imageTrending: Cape Cornwall, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1904

Cape Cornwall, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1904
View of Cape Cornwall from the St Just United mine. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTrending: 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 imageTrending: 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 imageTrending: 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 imageTrending: King Edward VII Mine, South Condurrow, Camborne, Cornwall. Around 1903

King Edward VII Mine, South Condurrow, Camborne, Cornwall. Around 1903
Students working at the 90 level, King Edward VII mine, South Condurrow, Camborne, Cornwall. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageTrending: Fishing vessels putting to sea, Mevagissey, Cornwall. 1909

Fishing vessels putting to sea, Mevagissey, Cornwall. 1909
The Mevagissey fishing fleet putting to sea at high tide. Long oars are being used to manoeuvre the vessels out of the sheltered harbour to enable their sails to catch the wind

Background imageTrending: The beach, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Around 1920s

The beach, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Around 1920s
Four surfers with boards on the beach. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTrending: The Circus, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

The Circus, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Elephants walking down St Marys Street, Truro escorted by a mounted policeman. Crowds stand on the pavement and a group of boys walk along with the elephants

Background imageTrending: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893

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

Background imageTrending: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893

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

Background imageTrending: Levant mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s

Levant mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s
View of the Levant mine, looking towards Pendeen, before the building of the lighthouse. An old beam winding house can be seen in the centre foreground. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTrending: Surfers on the beach, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Probably June 1922

Surfers on the beach, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Probably June 1922
Two young men and three young ladies posed with surf boards on the beach at Perranporth. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTrending: Surfers on the beach, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. 1920s

Surfers on the beach, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. 1920s
Eight surfers posing with boards on the beach. Retreat Rocks are in the background. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTrending: 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 imageTrending: A Musical Club, Artist Unknown

A Musical Club, Artist Unknown
Watercolour by an unknown artist depicting a musical evening in Truro on 8th November 1808, including what is believed to be the only known portrait of Joseph Emidy

Background imageTrending: Four fishermen, Polperro, Cornwall. Probably 1860s-1870s

Four fishermen, Polperro, Cornwall. Probably 1860s-1870s
The four fishermen are, from left to right: James Curtis (grandfather of Emma Oliver), Jack Langmaid, William Rowe and William Oliver

Background imageTrending: Malpas Ferry looking towards Ferryside Cottage and the Ferry House on the St Michael Penkivel

Malpas Ferry looking towards Ferryside Cottage and the Ferry House on the St Michael Penkivel side, Cornwall
The ferry boat Leslie, licensed to carry eleven passengers, sits just offshore and a woman and two men are by another boat onshore. The man on the right is possibly photographer, John Charles Burrow

Background imageTrending: Tucking Pilchards at Cadgwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s

Tucking Pilchards at Cadgwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Cadgwith harbour with fishermen, fishing boats and a tucking net full of pilchards. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTrending: St Agnes, Cornwall. Around 1900

St Agnes, Cornwall. Around 1900
Unidentified schooners below winding gear in Trevaunance Harbour. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTrending: Headland Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Headland Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A general view of the south side of the Headland Hotel Newquay. The Headland Hotel is a Grade II listed building. It was opened in June 1900

Background imageTrending: Captain Philip Richards house Riverside House Gweek, Cornwall. Possibly early 1910s

Captain Philip Richards house Riverside House Gweek, Cornwall. Possibly early 1910s
The house of Captain Philip Richards, built around 1890 and later called Riverside House, with an unidentified topsail schooner at the quay

Background imageTrending: Porthleven, Cornwall. 1914-1918

Porthleven, Cornwall. 1914-1918
Porthleven fishermen in their boat by Newlyn Harbour wall. All aged over 70, they returned to fishing during the manpower shortage in the First World War. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTrending: The wreck of the collier Bessie, with all that remains of the wrecked Vulture in the surf beyond

The wreck of the collier Bessie, with all that remains of the wrecked Vulture in the surf beyond, Carbis Bay, Lelant
A view of the Bessie wrecked at Carbis Bay, broadside to the surf, with the machinery of the Vulture beyond. SS Bessie (ON 49984) was an iron three masted brigantine rigged steamer of 287 tons gross

Background imageTrending: Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. September 1902

Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. September 1902
A view of the quarry face showing workers sitting on a granite block weighing an estimated 2, 738 tons. It was claimed to be the largest single block ever quarried

Background imageTrending: Obby Oss Mask, Padstow, Cornwall, England

Obby Oss Mask, Padstow, Cornwall, England
Masks such as these are used in the Padstow Obby Oss May Day celebrations. It is worn during a dance that celebrates the coming of Spring

Background imageTrending: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1890s

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1890s
Dolcoath Spallers and Bal Maidens. The mine captain, sitting at the front on the right, is believed to be Mr Thomas. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTrending: Trewirgie House, Redruth, Cornwall. 1896

Trewirgie House, Redruth, Cornwall. 1896
Two ladies, presumably members of the Jenkin family, standing in the porch

Background imageTrending: The Obby Oss, Padstow, Cornwall. Early 1900s

The Obby Oss, Padstow, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The Obby Oss outside house, with the teaser standing to the left. The Obby Oss is an integral part of the May Day celebrations in Padstow

Background imageTrending: Penny Farthing Cyclists, Fowey, Cornwall. August 1992

Penny Farthing Cyclists, Fowey, Cornwall. August 1992
Approaching the Bodinnick Ferry are these penny farthing cyclists en route for Plymouth to raise funds for Macmillan Nursing Charity

Background imageTrending: View of ships at Porth taken from Glendorgal, St Columb Minor, Cornwall. 1890s

View of ships at Porth taken from Glendorgal, St Columb Minor, Cornwall. 1890s
Two ships in the bay at Porth. The wall in the centre of the photograph was protecting the old shipyard used for building vessels, not for trading. The bridge to Porth Island can also be seen

Background imageTrending: Liskeard and Caradon Railway. Disused trackway near Cheesewring Quarry, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

Liskeard and Caradon Railway. Disused trackway near Cheesewring Quarry, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. Around 1920
A walking party, warmly wrapped in outdoor clothing (including trilby hats), taking a break on the old Liskeard to Caradon railway track

Background imageTrending: 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 imageTrending: Harbour walls, Polperro, Cornwall. Probably 1861

Harbour walls, Polperro, Cornwall. Probably 1861
The inner and outer harbour walls from the landward side with boats and men on the inner wall. The Prince of Wales Pier was about to be built, the foundation stone being laid on 5th September 1861

Background imageTrending: Building the HTP warehouse on Malpas Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1911

Building the HTP warehouse on Malpas Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1911
Warehouse being built for HTP (Hosken, Trevithick and Polkinhorn), who were agricultural and grain merchants. View of the frame of the building with scaffolding and gangs of workers

Background imageTrending: Quarry in Mabe or Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Quarry in Mabe or Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A view of the quarry face showing two workers with sledge hammers standing by a granite block that is being dressed. Part of the Freeman & Sons, Penryn Collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTrending: Tregaseal (Tregeseal) and the Foundry from Nancherrow Hill, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall

Tregaseal (Tregeseal) and the Foundry from Nancherrow Hill, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A general view of Tregaseal (Tregeseal) looking up the valley with the foundry buildings in the middle ground of the picture. Holmans Iron Foundry was built in 1834

Background imageTrending: Prussia Cove, St Hilary, Cornwall. 1890s

Prussia Cove, St Hilary, Cornwall. 1890s
Bessys Cove, also known as Prussia Cove, showing the house of John Carter prior to its demolition in 1906. John Carter was one of Cornwalls most famous smugglers

Background imageTrending: Mitchell Hill Terrace, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Mitchell Hill Terrace, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
View looking down Mitchell Hill Terrace in winter. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imageTrending: GWR tank number 34 pictured with four men on the St Ives branch. Around 1905

GWR tank number 34 pictured with four men on the St Ives branch. Around 1905
The image shows GWR number 34 pictured with two unnamed men, Charlie Gould the fireman standing on the running plate and the driver Nickie Curnow standing with his feeder (oil can)

Background imageTrending: Pill Creek, Feock, Cornwall. 8th July 1912

Pill Creek, Feock, Cornwall. 8th July 1912
The Photographer: John Charles Burrow and his party landing at the slipway on the north side of Pill Creek. The launch is called L Oiseau Blesse. Photographer: Herbert Hughes

Background imageTrending: Porthtowan, Cornwall. Probably 1940s

Porthtowan, Cornwall. Probably 1940s
View across beach looking north. Eastcliffe Hall in the middle ground. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTrending: Horse bus, Coinagehall Street, Helston. Cornwall. Around 1900

Horse bus, Coinagehall Street, Helston. Cornwall. Around 1900
The Helston, Cury, Mullion horse bus, named " Fairy". Thomas John Pascoe is seated on the top far right, he was born at Trewennack on 19.8.1872 and died at Trewennack on 19.9 1943

Background imageTrending: River Gannel, Newquay, Cornwall. 24th June 1910

River Gannel, Newquay, Cornwall. 24th June 1910
A general view over the River Gannel, Newquay, with the Corisande Hotel in the middle distance. The photographers are in the foreground. Photographer: Herbert Hughes

Background imageTrending: Gold, Carnon Stream Works, Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England

Gold, Carnon Stream Works, Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England
Gold is a native element and precious metal which has been prized by mankind for thousands of years for its beauty, malleability and resistance to corrosion

Background imageTrending: Five little girls, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s

Five little girls, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s
A group of five young girls, comprising two older girls, two toddlers and a baby. The second from the left is probably Jane Ann Libby



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