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Carn Brea Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900

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Royal Cornwall Museum

Royal Cornwall Museum Photo Prints and Wall Art

Carn Brea Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900

Stoping the lode in the 285 level, pare of 10 miners. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Royal Cornwall Museum is the UK's Greatest Museum For Cornish Life & Culture

TRURI : MIcbr.1

Media ID 12082001

© From the collection of the RIC

Mine Miners Mining Underground


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This print from the Royal Cornwall Museum takes us back in time to the bustling world of Cornish mining around 1900. The image showcases a pivotal moment deep underground at Carn Brea Mine in Illogan, Cornwall. Here, we witness ten courageous miners diligently engaged in stoping the lode on the 285 level. The scene is shrouded in an eerie darkness, illuminated only by their flickering lamps and the occasional glimmer of hope that lies within each miner's heart. Covered head to toe in dust and grime, these resilient individuals epitomize the indomitable spirit of Cornish miners who dedicated their lives to this treacherous profession. Multiple levels can be seen stretching out behind them, a testament to the intricate network of tunnels that crisscrossed beneath Cornwall's rugged landscape. These subterranean passages were both a lifeline and a labyrinth for those seeking fortune below ground. Photographer John Charles Burrow has masterfully captured not just an ordinary snapshot but rather a poignant glimpse into history. His lens immortalizes these unsung heroes whose tireless efforts shaped Cornwall's mining legacy. As we gaze upon this remarkable photograph, let us reflect on the immense sacrifices made by generations past and pay homage to their unwavering determination etched forever within these mine walls.

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