ST. AUSTELL
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CHINA CLAY MINES, CLAY WORKERS, HARD ROCK MINERS, and TIN MINES
- click on the first photo to follow the slide-show, or pick out an image to view -
For views of Carclaze mine, and other mines, as well as dramatic "mountains" or tips, see Treverbyn section.


South Polgooth Tin Mine & ruins of engine house

 

Bunny Tin mine, circa 1900. an old mine

 

Tin Miners, circa 1950

 

 

Modern-day view of a clay mine from the air

A clay pit of today, from the edge of the pit

Clay works - near St. Austell circa 1910


China Clay pit; men using dubbers


Bal Maidens - circa 1900

 

China Clay "Dries" circa 1910

 


Clay "tips" - from the ground

 


Clay Miners, Polgooth

 

 

China Clay workers, c. 1930

 

 

Another view of a clay mine from the air

 

Polgooth china clay miner, with ferret, circa 1930

 

China Clay mine office, & miners, circa 1930

 

"Sand Boys" at a china clay mine, circa 1930

 

A "Cornish Scrowler"

 

Trethowel Clay Works, 2009

 

 

 

If you have any photographs, either modern or olden days, and would be willing to share them, please do contact me. We'd love to add them to this website!

 

 

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