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A Listing of Cornwall Industrial Heritage Videos

Cornwall Industrial Heritage Videos – Evidence of Cornwall’s industrial past is all around the landscape in the shpe of engine house and Mine workings.  Our videos provide some background and information on the remarkable achievements of the Cornish engineers that built, managed and maintained these enterprises.

Many of the sites are now preserved as listed buildings managed by National Trust and other bodies dedicated to maintaining and in some cases restoring these sites.  There are many places you can visit to experience and understand the heritage.  You can see demonstrations of Beam Engines, walk the coastal path to view Engine houses perched on cliff edges, cycle on old mineral tramways through a landscape of Mine workings Engine houses and other mine workings.

 

 

  • Botallack Crown Mines Botallack Crown Mines storm watching – The power of the sea can be scary - Botallack Crown Mines Storm watching This video (Botallack Crown Mines Storm watching) was taken following a storm and illustrates the power of the sea, the size of the waves as they pound on the cliffs below the engine house. Visit the National Trusts pages on Botallack You can read more about the Botallack Crown Mines […]
  • Cornish Mines - Engines Project Cornish Mines Engines Project – History comes alive - The Cornish Mines Engines Project A couple of short clips for Cornwall Community News from the Cornish Mines Engines Project in Camborne for National Trust. The video also touches on the contribution made by Richard Trevithick and his invention of the Cornwall boiler that was much more efficient than previous boilers use to fire the […]
  • Botallack Crown Mines Botallack Crown Mines – Spectacular and a sensational even scary walk -   Julia Bradbury – National Trust Video Botallack – More Links and Info Botallack Crown Mines Perched on the very edge of the cliff and short walk along the cliffs from the Levant Mine and Beam Engine the Botallack Crown Mines are a spectacular sight. The video above gives an outstanding view of the area. The […]
  • Trevithick Day Camborne Trevithick Day Camborne – More fun and Celebrating Richard Trevithick - Trevithick Day Camborne An annual event ,Trevithick Day Camborne celebrates the heritage and mining heritage of the area, with the focus on Richard Trevithick, the pioneer of high pressure steam power.   This takes the form of a community festival of free entertainment in the main streets of Camborne, which are closed for the day. Dancing, […]
  • Screen Shot 2021 09 04 at 08.45.45 Levant Mine and Beam Engine – Vist and be thrilled by a working Beam engine - Levant Mine and Beam Engine Cornwall The Levant Tin Mine is situated about halfway between St Just and St Ives close to Pendeen village is part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site.  The site and engine is now owned and managed by the National Trust in Cornwall. Many of the original […]
  • Great Flat Lode - Mineral Tramways project Great Flat Lode – An insight into Cornwall’s Industrial Heritage - The Great Flat Lode This video is of a cycle trip around the Mineral Tramways Heritage Project – Great Flat Lode Trail which can be walked or cycled and is part of the Cornwall Mineral Tramways Heritage Project. The Trail is a circular trail around Carn Brea hill approx (12 km; 7.5 miles) long. . […]
  • King Edward Mine Open day King Edward Mine Open Day – Enjoy a day discover more about Cornwall’s mining history. - King Edward Mine Open Day King Edward Mine is the oldest complete mine site left in Cornwall and is situated in the World Heritage Area. This video was taken at the King Edward Mine open day in 2014. All the buildings are Grade II* Listed and are of national importance. The mine site is passed […]
  • Screen Shot 2021 08 25 at 12.25.18 Portreath Cycle Trail - Portreath Cycle Trail The Portreath Cycle trail connects the coastal village of Portreath with Illogan and Pool along the historically important Portreath Incline and former Portreath railway bed. A safe traffic-free route, also linking Cornwall College at Camborne and Tuckingmill Valley Park with the popular Great Flat Lode Trail. The railway was constructed in 1837, […]
  • trevithick day camborne a celebr Trevithick Day Camborne – A celebration of Cornwall’s famous engineer. -   Trevithick Day Camborne Trevithick Day Camborne: Richard Trevithick builder of the first full-scale working railway steam locomotive is celebrated by the people of Cornwall. The achievements of a brilliant Cornish engineer and inventor who most feel has never received the fame or recognition his pioneering work in steam engineering deserved. Trevithick built a full-size […]

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