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East Pool Mine, near Redruth hosts 'Songs from the Shaft'

By bevcoumbe  |  Posted: October 16, 2013

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Cornwall's mining heritage is being celebrated during an afternoon of mining songs performed at the East Pool Mine on Saturday (OCT 26)from 3pm to 4pm.

Three local schools, together with local community choir the Red River Singers, will be performing ‘Songs from the Shaft’ as part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project between East Pool Mine, Penlee Gallery and Geevor Tin Mine.

Jo Warburton, Custodian of East Pool Mine explains: “Miners and balmaidens often sang hymns and songs whilst at work. So hearing these songs again will help to remind us of a time, not so long ago, when this mine was a working, living part of the community.”

To accompany the singing there is also the chance for visitors to see an exhibition of photographs, by J C Burrow, showing miners working underground, right beneath our feet.

The schools taking part are Roskear Primary School, Trewirgie Junior School, and Treloweth Community Primary School. It is an opportunity to visit East Pool Mine for free and enjoy traditional miners’ entertainment.

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