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Industrial Heritage In Action

No visitor to Cornwall can ignore the number of ruined engine houses which stand as monuments to an industry once of international importance. Mining in Cornwall commenced at least 3500 years ago, skills and technology slowly developed until the Cornish miner was in demand in every corner of the world.  The industry began to decline in the 1870’s and the last mine - South Crofty - closed in 1998. But long before the final demise the importance of the heritage was recognized. Tolgus Tin was the first major industrial heritage attraction to open in Cornwall (1969). Since then other sites have been developed to preserve and present Cornwall’s unique heritage and in 2006 important mining areas of Cornwall (see our “Cornish Heitage” page) were honoured by Unesco and inscribed as a World Heritage Site.

                                 SOME DATES FOR YOUR 2007 Diary.                              Please check with the organisers

28 April

Trevithick Day, Camborne.

28th May

Launceston Steam & Vintage Rally

16/17th June

Murdoch Weekend, Redruth

21/22 July

Boconnoc Steam Fair, Lostwithiel

17/18/19 August

West of England Steam Rally, St Agnes.