John Philips recalls his life as a tin miner and how he saw the industry decline. But instead ended up working long hours loading fish lorries. When his elder
13 Apr 2014 VS miners leaving hut and entering small cage lift at the head of the mine and they begin their trip down. VS miners at work dig
Mining in Cornwall and Devon, in the southwest of England, began in the early Bronze Age, In addition, work has begun on re-opening the Hemerdon tungsten and tin It is thought that tin ore (cassiterite) was mined in Cornwall as early as the "BBC N
From prehistoric times Cornwall's rich supply of tin and copper attracted many prospectors and workers to the region. Early man would barter pottery, salt, and
31 Jul 2018 1 INTRODUCTION. “The winding engines used to sing, a melody to Cornish tin. […] . months after its closure as a working mine. Also, King .. BBC (2003 ). A Nation on Film. Drill and Blast. London: BBC. Beckett, F.
Discover the rise and fall of Cornish tin mining from the peak of production in the were good, but there was a shortage of men prepared to work underground.
Mine Workers at Home - Once Upon a Mine (1986/colour/sound) Tin miners talk about their hopes and fears for the future of the mining industry. (2 minutes 42
2 Feb 2015 Here's a fascinating documentary about the decline of the Cornish Tin Mining Industry - Nation on Film - Drill & Blast - BBC 2003. I copied this
A rarely-seen film from 1947 called Tin Decontrolled shows miners working by candelight at Luckett Tin Mine. These primitive working methods were to change
Tourist brochures may paint a quaint image of mining life with picturesque cottages and stunning scenery, but a closer look at life below ground paints an