Clay and Mining

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A Dangerous Place to Work by Lynne Mayers

This book tells the story of the employment of women and children right across the mining industries of Devon and Cornwall up until the second half of the 20th century. It includes their work at the clay works, slate quarries, foundries, smelters and gunpowder and explosives works, as well as the mines.

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Bal Maidens, Women and Girls of Cornwall and Devon Mines by Lynne MayersBal Maidens, Women and Girls of Cornwall and Devon Mines by Lynne Mayers

Lynne Mayers estimates that between the years 1720 and 1920, at least 60,000 women and girls worked in the mines, quarries and clay works of Cornwall and Devon. They carried out hard skilled and specilised work which was a crucial part of the dressing operations.

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£14.95

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Exploring Cornish Mines Vol 1 by Kenneth Brown & Bob ActonExploring Cornish Mines Vol 1 by Kenneth Brown & Bob Acton

Consols & United; Kitty & Blue Hills; Tywarnhayle, Basset, Dolcoath; Botallack to Boswedden

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Exploring Cornish Mines Vol 2 by Kenneth Brown & Bob ActonExploring Cornish Mines Vol 2 by Kenneth Brown & Bob Acton

Seven guided tours of South & East Caradon; Wheal Busy, Killifreth & Wheal Unity Wood; Carn Brea Mines & East Pool; Tincroft & Cooks Kitchen; The Grenvilles & Cundurrows; Wheal Prosper & Wheal Trewavas; Ding Dong.

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Exploring Cornish Mines Vol 3 by Kenneth Brown & Bob ActonExploring Cornish Mines Vol 3 by Kenneth Brown & Bob Acton

Five guided tours of Wheal Jenkin & Marke Valley; East Wheal Rose & Cargoll; West Kitty, Pulberro & Trevaunance; Mines of Wendron Parish; Geevor and Lelant.

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Methods of Tin and Copper Dressing in CornwallMethods of Tin and Copper Dressing in Cornwall

Transcribed from the proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Vol 17 (1858) pages 195-220.

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£4.50

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St Austell Bal Maidens by Lynn Mayers

This book records the life and work of the women and girls who worked at the mines and clay works in the St Austell area covering some ten parishes. The region has a mining history dating back to at least the 16th century but the heyday of the female employment was the 19th century when most were working in the copper mines. It was at this time that women and girls also began to be employed at the clay works.

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Tamar Bal Maidens by Lynne Mayers

This book records the life and work of the women and girls who worked at the mines, smelters and clay works in the Tamar area covering some twenty five parishes. The region can claim one of the longest written mining histories with records of women at the 14th century lead smelters and a few women still working into the 20th century.

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Voices from the Dressing Floors by Lynne MayersVoices from the Dressing Floors by Lynne Mayers

The third publication by Lynne Mayers is a collection of first hand accounts of working at surface. Some are from new sources, others were quoted only in part in her previous publications. We read of the direct experiences of philosopher Samuel Drew, preacher Billy Bray and poet John Harris alongside those whose lives would have been lost in history had it not been for a chance interview or conversation.

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