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Wheal Trannack Mine, Sithney, Cornwall. Around 1900

Wheal Trannack Mine, Sithney, Cornwall. Around 1900


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Filename: TRURI-MItra-1.tiff

Size: 6115 x 8324 (52MB)

Date: 9th April 2016

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.110512, -5.308118

© From the collection of the RIC

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Wheal Trannack Mine, Sithney, Cornwall. Around 1900

Stamps and waterwheel in the foreground and the viaduct for the Helston branch line in the background, with a steam train and carriages travelling across it. Photographer: Unknown

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TRURI : MItra.1

Media ID 11828681

© From the collection of the RIC

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EDITORS COMMENTS
Step back in time with this print from the Royal Cornwall Museum. Taken around 1900, it transports us to the Wheal Trannack Mine in Sithney, Cornwall. The image showcases a remarkable juxtaposition of elements that define the region's rich history. In the foreground, we are greeted by an intricate network of stamps and a majestic waterwheel. These powerful machines were integral to the mining process, tirelessly crushing ore and extracting precious minerals from deep within the earth. Their imposing presence serves as a reminder of both human ingenuity and relentless perseverance. As our gaze shifts towards the background, we are treated to a breathtaking sight: the viaduct for Helston branch line spanning across lush green fields. Against this picturesque backdrop, a steam train gracefully traverses its tracks alongside carriages filled with passengers eagerly embarking on their journey. The photographer behind this extraordinary snapshot remains unknown; however, their skillful composition allows us to immerse ourselves fully in this moment frozen in time. It is through such images that we can appreciate not only Cornwall's industrial heritage but also its natural beauty and resilience. This print offers an invaluable glimpse into Cornish history—a testament to those who worked tirelessly beneath these lands and those who traveled above them on iron rails. Let it transport you back to an era defined by innovation, determination, and boundless possibilities.

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