Tavistock & Tamar Valley

Where: Tavistock Town Hall

When: Thursday 26th May 2016

Themes: Architecture & industry – ironworks – Mount Foundry 1805 [later Tavistock Iron Works] – foundry buildings – associated workers housing -Westbridge cottages -Tavy Iron Foundry 1850 – Bedford Iron Works 1842 -Canal to Morwellham – tunnel – incline railway to quay 1803-17

Caradon Mining District

Where: Liskerrit Center, Liskeard

When: Wednesday 1st June 2016

Themes: Boom & Bust – Cornish Copper – 1840 – 90 – [first found at South Caradon 404M OD] – open moorland – all above 300M OD

Stowes Mine /Phoenix United Mine /Marke Valley /Wheal Jenkin /Prince of Wales Shaft /South Phoenix /New Phoenix /West Phoenix /South Cardamon Mine /Holmans Shaft /Jope’s Shaft
rail link to Liskeard – the architecture of wealth – banking

Luxulyan Valley & Charlestown

Where: Wheal Martyn

When: Wednesday 8th June 2016

Themes: Copper & transport & two men:

Joseph Treffy & Fowey Consols -The Par Canal [1835] – moved river Par to build it!! – Treffy Viaduct – Inclined plane railway

Charles Rashleigh & Charlestown – best preserved copper ore and china clay port in the world – designed by John Smeaton – Charlestown Battery – built to protect port – foundry & tin smelting

St Agnes Mining District

Where: The Miners and Engineers Institute

When: Tuesday 14th June 2016

Themes: Mineralogy – Cligga Head [Old men’s Workings] – exposed in situ mineralogy – internationally significant – finest example tin – tungsten – sheeted – vein workings – Tywrnhayle Valley – rust colour of valley sides –
Trevaunance Coombe – engine houses/waste screes – Beacon Cottage – pits for candle clay – used for fixing candles to felt miners hats.

Gwennap Mining district with Devoran and Perran and Kennall Vale

Where: Gwennap Pit

When: Thursday 16th June 2016

Themes: Kennall Vale – gunpowder works – Gwennap Pit – preaching

Camborne & Redruth Mining District with Wheal Peevor and Portreath Harbour

Where: King Edward Mine

When: Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Themes: The great Beam Engines – steam – stamps – buddles – Bal Maidens – rock drills – Holmans – winding gear

Wendron Mining District

Where: CAST – Helston

When: Thursday 23rd June 2016

Themes: Small holdings – farmland – their relationship to mining – changed landscapes – Carnmenellis & Porkellis

Tregonning & Gwinear Mining Districts with Trewarvas

Where: Trewidden Gardens, Penzance

When: Thursday 7th July 2016

Themes: Great houses & estates – gardens – Trevarno – Clowance – Godolphin Hill – Trepanning Hill

The Port of Hayle

Where: Harvey’s Foundry

When: Tuesday 12th July 2016

Themes: Harvey’s Foundry, Copperhouse Foundry – Port – Coal brought in Copper ore shipped out – Canal/railway/causeway/harbour – largest steam engines in the world exported all over the world

St Just Mining District

Where: WI Hall, St Just

When: Thursday 14th July 2016

Themes: Submarine Mines – mining at the edge

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