Venue: Wheal Martyn Museum

DATE: Wednesday 8th June 2016

With the help of guest artist James Hankey and enthusiastic contributions from Roche School and Baschurch School and our team of artists, we used drawing and inventive historical photography processes to explore how transport moved copper, tin and clay out across the country, to the coast and overseas. Everyone worked incredibly hard with the result that we went on a pretty amazing journey recorded in a fantastic map.



Copper & transport & two men: Joseph Treffy & Charles Rashleigh

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

Here are some images of the incline railway inspired by the myth of Sisyphus , the awesome wheel pit and Treffry viaduct towering amongst the forest



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