Going Underground


Searching for tin

A view whence we came

Beams support granite walls

Tracks in dark tunnel

The end of the line and fresh air! After two hours underground visiting a local Cornish tin mine the last in our party of ten emerges. We learnt that this mine was most active in the early 1900s when the price of tin was high. By 1920 the price of tin fell significantly and a labour shortage due to 950,000 British lives lost in WW1 meant that this small tin mine had seen its best days.






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