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In 1998 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 the men, women and children whose lives shaped Cornwall’s unique industrial landscape. The talk incorporates a rich vein of tin mining and copper mining history from Geevor to The Tamar valley and Dartmoor. James’s ancestors were tin miners and tin streamers from Wendron near Helston.

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