Monday, 30 June 2008

Smoking Chimneys!

This has been all over the news for the past few days and today history was re-created in the Camborne Redruth area when huge plumes of smoke billowed from the 21 engine houses on the Great Flat Lode.

The giant buildings would have looked like this on a daily basis during the 18th and 19th centuries when the district led the world's tin and copper production.
The aim of the event was to remind local residents what a global impact Cornwall's mining heritage has had on the world in which we live today.
Although we did not manage to get there to see this for ourselves we were able to see the smoke filling the skies over the Carn.
Very Impressive.

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