Weekly Photo Challenge – Relic

17 Jul

Here in Cornwall, UK, we are surrounded by relics from the tin and copper mining industry. Engine houses and other old mine works dot the countryside and the coastline and The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site, or ‘Cornish Mining’, was inscribed on the World Heritage List on July 13 2006. World Heritage status gives international recognition to Cornish Mining’s contribution to the development of our modern industrial society.
Click on this link if you would like to know more about the history of Cornish mining and miners. Cornish miners took their expertise all over the world and it is said that wherever there is a hole in the ground, you’ll find a ‘Cousin Jack’, a Cornishman.  It’s a fascinating site.  Please click on any photo for greater detail.

For other great photos in this challenge, click here.


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5 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge – Relic

  1. mamta chakravorty

    July 18, 2014 at 4:12 am

    Beautiful pictures..getting to know so much about relics around the world and their history. Thanks for sharing 🙂


  2. Colline

    July 17, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    I have read plenty of stories based on the men and women who lived near and worked on these mines. It is interesting to see a little what the area is like.


    • mybeautfulthings

      July 17, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      Have you read Jeremy Visick by David Wiseman or Ellen Bray by Jane Julian, both set near here and concerning tin mining? 🙂


      • Colline

        July 17, 2014 at 3:23 pm

        No I haven’t. Are they interesting stories?


  3. Shelagh

    July 17, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Today’s Earworm…..”Cousin Jack”. I almost have the words memorized!



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