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South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Around 1908


South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Around 1908


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South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Around 1908

Raising the headgear at Williams Lode. In 1897 part of the mine was transferred to Camborne School of Mines as the (later) King Edward VII mine

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Camborne Cornwall Headgear King Edward Mine Mining South Condurrow


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This print from around 1908 captures the industrious spirit of South Condurrow Mine in Camborne, Cornwall. The image showcases a pivotal moment in the mine's history - the raising of the headgear at Williams Lode. This particular section of the mine holds great significance as it was transferred to Camborne School of Mines in 1897 and later became known as King Edward VII Mine. The photograph offers a glimpse into the world of mining during this era, with its towering headgear dominating the skyline against a backdrop of rugged Cornish landscape. It serves as a testament to both human ingenuity and sheer determination that characterized these mining communities. The imposing headgear symbolizes not only technological advancement but also represents hope for prosperity and progress. Its presence signifies countless hours spent underground by hardworking miners who risked their lives daily to extract precious minerals from deep within the earth. As we explore this remarkable piece, let us reflect on Cornwall's rich mining heritage and acknowledge its profound impact on local communities. This photograph is an invaluable historical document, preserving memories of an industry that shaped lives and landscapes alike

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