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China Clay Works ALB93_05_124



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China Clay Works ALB93_05_124

Bloomdale China Clay and Stone Works, St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall. Photographed between 1919 and 1936. A man shovelling sand in one of the sand pits at Bloomdale China Clay and Stone Works. This photograph forms part of a set in an album documenting the china clay industry around St Austell, Cornwall

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Media ID 21951681

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20th Century China Clay Works Cornish Industry Industrial Heritage Industry Mining Industry People At Work Quarry


18"x14" Modern Frame

Introducing the captivating "China Clay Works ALB93_05_124" Framed Print from Media Storehouse and Historic England Archive. This vintage photograph transports you back in time to the Bloomdale China Clay and Stone Works in St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall. Captured between 1919 and 1936, this evocative image showcases a man diligently shovelling sand in one of the sand pits, offering a glimpse into the rich history of china clay production. Add this beautifully framed print to your home or office to bring a touch of history and character to your space. With its high-quality print and elegant frame, this piece is sure to make a lasting impression.

16x12 Print in an MDF Wooden Frame with 180 gsm Satin Finish Paper. Glazed using shatter proof thin plexiglass. Frame thickness is 1 inch and depth 0.75 inch. Fluted cardboard backing held with clips. Supplied ready to hang with sawtooth hanger and rubber bumpers. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Packaged foam wrapped in a card.

Ready to Hang Contemporary Framed and Mounted Prints. To ensure the paper is held securely the visible picture may be marginally smaller than quoted.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 35.6cm x 39.6cm (14" x 15.6")

Estimated Product Size is 35.6cm x 45.7cm (14" x 18")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print takes us back in time to the early 20th century, capturing a moment of hard work and dedication at the Bloomdale China Clay and Stone Works in St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall. The image showcases a man diligently shovelling sand in one of the sand pits, providing us with a glimpse into the bustling mining industry that once thrived in this region. As we explore this snapshot from history, we are transported to an era when Cornwall's industrial heritage was defined by its flourishing china clay works. This photograph is part of a remarkable album that documents the entire china clay industry around St Austell during this period. The composition beautifully encapsulates both the scale and intricacy of quarry operations as well as highlighting the human element involved. It serves as a testament to the resilience and determination displayed by workers who labored tirelessly within these mines. Preserved by Historic England Archive, this print not only captures an important chapter in Cornish industry but also pays homage to those who contributed their sweat and effort towards shaping it. As we gaze upon this image, let us appreciate their invaluable contribution while acknowledging how far our society has progressed since then.

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