Southampton, United Kingdom
Evening Light At Botallack
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I love Botallack in the far west of Cornwall. So peaceful and romantic at sunset that it's hard to image how dirty and noisy it would have been 100 years ago.
In 1911 Geevor Tin Mines Ltd was formed to combine 3 setts; North Levant and Geevor Ltd and Wheel Carne. It covered an area of 208 acres.
The mine survived the turmoil of the First World War and a new shaft was sunk in 1919 to commemorate the Allies victory the previous year. This was the Victory Shaft with the now iconic headgear still remaining.
There were plans to run another sub-incline shaft from Victory Shaft over to the ore reserves remaining in the Botallack Sett. New headgear was erected during the 1980's by Geevor Mine over the refurbished Allen's shaft near to the Botallack Counthouse and exploratory work carried out in an attempt to access Botallack's remaining ores, the tin crash of 1985 halted this project before any development was carried out.
November 2nd, 2013
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