Friday, 2 January 2009
Cornwall used to be the world centre for Tin and Copper mining, and at its height in the Mid 1800.s until the 1930,s was the main producer of the metals.
The top picture shows a reconstruction in June 2008 by preservation society ,s who smoked up 21 chimneys in the Redruth/Camborne area. the picture shows five stacks in the Carnkie area.
Pictures 2 & 3 are of Wheal Francis Mine near Four Lanes, and show how they would have looked on a bright sunny day ,and a clear moonlight night.
The final two shots are of two restored Engine Houses ,The East Pool and Agar stacks showing the Cornish Beam Engines.