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Mining and Miners of Newton St Cyres (IA Section)

Thu. 22 October 2020 at 2:00 pm


To be held by Zoom video conferencing.

A talk by Brian Please (introduced by Richard Pocock).

It can be claimed that, together, Upton Pyne and Newton St Cyres had the first commercially successful manganese mines in the world! The talk explores those early mining ventures, how and why it was done, and who did it.

Brian Please is a local historian who lives in Newton St Cyres, and is descended from families from this part of Devon.  He is member of the Newton St Cyres History Group, and discovered the remains of manganese mining in a field next to his home.

Important notes

If you would like to join this meeting, please contact the Organiser (details below). You will in due course be sent instructions on how to log in etc. Please don’t worry if you are not familiar with the Zoom software. It is quite straightforward to use and does not involve any expense. You will be able to log in a few minutes before the start of the lecture.


Thu. 22 October 2020
2:00 pm
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Industrial Archaeology Section (Mike Stannard)


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