Poldark and Cornish mining at heart of Perranporth events (The Falmouth Packet – July 29, 2019)


Talks on Poldark and beach art are among the free activities helping families learn more about the the mining history of Perranporth.

Experts have been studying the little-known mining history of the vulnerable cliffs overlooking the beach at Perranporth, to show if the search for tin and copper in the area began in medieval or even prehistoric times.

Thousands of visitors enjoy the town’s beach each year, but many don’t realise that many of the caves and huge rock arches in the cliffs are man-made. The coast was used for mining rather than leisure in the past, with the solid rock being tunnelled through by miners.

University of Exeter archaeologist Dr Gillian Juleff, who grew up in the area, is running a new research project, called Time and Tide, in collaboration with Perranzabuloe Museum, Perranzabuloe Parish Council, Dr Nicola Whyte at the Department of Humanities at the university’s Penryn campus and Dr Kate Moore from the Camborne School of Mines.

On Thursday, August 1, there will be a full day of pop-up talks about the mining heritage at Droskyn cliffs, geology, seine fishing, Poldark author Winston Graham at Perranporth and beach plastic.

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