Tagged: mining

Copper Mine and Hunting Lodge (History Section)

Guided tour of old copper mine together with the Industrial Archaeology Section, followed by a presentation on Yarner House entitled “A Royal Hunting Lodge”. Speaker: Dr Frances Billinge. Venue: Natural England Woodland Centre, Bovey...

Field trip to Mid-Cornwall (IA Section)

IASDA / SCIAS Field Trip Visit to Mid-Cornwall, part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Saturday 15th June Luxulyan Valley 9.00 am Assemble at the Carclaze Inn. PL25 4EJ...

Guided tour of Kelly Mine (Tavistock Branch)

Kelly Mine (grid reference SX795818) is a disused metalliferous mine situated on the eastern flank of Dartmoor near the village of Lustleigh.  It was intermittently operational from the 1790s until 1951.  Since 1984 it...

Blackborough Whetstone Mines (IA Section)

Meet at Blackborough Village Hall (GR ST096088) at 10.00am (on left at top of hill) for talks about the geology of the area, the mining methods used, and the use, transport and sale of...

Visit to the Hayle area (IA Section)

Three days of field trips organised in conjunction with the Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society (SIAS) to some of the World Heritage industrial sites in the Hayle area of West Cornwall. The organisers are Pat...

Hemerdon Mine (Tavistock Branch) – cancelled

An illustrated talk about Hemerdon Mine (recently re-opened as Drakelands Mine), the tungsten and tin mine near Plympton. Note that this talk was cancelled at short notice and was replaced by a talk “Moths...

Mary Tavy Hydroelectric Power Station (IA Section)

A visit to the Mary Tavy Hydroelectric Power Station which is owned and operated by South West Water, where they produce power from water flowing off the western side of Dartmoor. The station, built...