Monday, 30 January 2017

So Very Foolish- A history of the Wherry Mine Penzance

This small book is about am amazing mine. Wherry's mine shafts were located about 200 yards offshore in Mounts Bay,  and linked by a timber trestle to the machinery on dry land. The mine worked sporadically during the eighteenth century but closed around 1800.Some attempts at reworking occurred in the nineteenth came to very little. 
For some fascinating pictures of the mine pop across to the Minedat page.

Peter Joseph's impeccable research on this unique Cornish mine has been published in this booklet by the Trevithick Society,

So Very Foolish: A History of the Wherry Mine, Penzance,
Peter Joseph, 2012
Paperback 44 pages


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