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Oral History Archive - Online Exhibition

Maurice Trembath

Former Geevor winder driver Maurice Trembath talks to Cyril Honey about changing the winder ropes at Geevor Tin Mine.

Cyril Honey

Former Geevor miner Cyril Honey talks to Geevor's learning team member Marc Cragg about his life and times at Geevor Tin Mine

Eric Gale

Former shaft master Eric Gale talks to Geevor's learning team member Marc Cragg about his life and times at Geevor Tin Mine

Matilda Kneebone

Matilda Kneebone recounts Bal Maidens singing in Tolvadden Valley, tales of ghosts, gunpowder, singing and dancing.

Elizabeth Olds

Aged 101, Elizabeth Olds recounts family life in St Just and moving to South Africa as a child with her father who worked in the gold mines.

Alan Jones (AJ)

Former Geevor miner Alan Jones (AJ) talks to Geevor's learning team member Marc Cragg about his life and times at Geevor and his return as a tour guide.

Eddie Strick

Eddie Strick talks to Cyril Honey about his work underground, includes developing the sub-incline shaft with the trak-header. After falling behind his contract he worked 12 hour shifts, 7 days a week.

With Thanks

The digitisation of the Oral History Archive and this online exhibition are part of the Tin Coast Events Programme, commissioned by the Tin Coast Partnership and Cornwall 365. The Tin Coast Partnership is comprised of businesses and community groups who are interested in working together to plan for visitors to the local area so that our economy thrives, in balance with our the local community, preserves and reveres our local heritage and culture, and protects our local landscape and natural environment so it can thrive in years to come. Cornwall 365 is a creative consultancy which promotes Cornwall as a year-round, sustainable cultural destination.

https://cornwall365.org.uk/

www.tincoast.co.uk

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