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The Wheal of Hope

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South Crofty and Cornish Tin Mining

The closure of South Crofty, the last working tin mine in Cornwall, brought to an end more than 3,000 years of history. This vigorous and detailed book records what it was like to labour hundreds of fathoms underground and it pays tribute to all those men, women and children whose lives shaped Cornwall’s unique industrial landscape.

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South Crofty and Cornish Tin Mining

The closure of South Crofty, the last working tin mine in Cornwall, brought to an end more than 3,000 years of history. This vigorous and detailed book records what it was like to labour hundreds of fathoms underground and it pays tribute to all those men, women and children whose lives shaped Cornwall’s unique industrial landscape.

The Wheal of Hope includes thirty-five black and white photographs of South Crofty by acclaimed photographer George Wright, whose work has appeared in many national newspapers and magazines.

Poet James Crowden has written thirty stirring new poems accompanied by informative notes, which together capture the excitements and hardships of mining tin and copper. Crowden and Wright enjoyed unrivalled access to South Crofty during its final months – their work provides a signifcant memorial that can only increase in historical importance as the years go by.

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Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 22 × 23 × 1 cm

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