Welcome to the Cornish Mine Images Website

This website is built around my love for Traditional 35mm Black and White Film Photography, Cornish Mining History and the wonderful scenery and history of Cornwall. From small beginnings it has grown to 221 pages containing over 4,600 hand printed photographs.

Cornish Mine Images

Cornish Mine Images: A new page has gone up today. It covers Cooks Kitchen Mine Man Engine House excavation of 2018.

Cornish Mine Images is a site for you to enjoy. Many of the photographs on the pages were taken in the 1990’s and are most certainly unique. It has developed into a resource and I get frequent information and image requests, to which I always help out where I can.

All the images on this site are taken, processed then hand printed in my darkroom. Finally then they are scanned in, it is a lot of work which takes a huge amount of time and effort, but it’s worth it. To aid navigation, each page has a link to the next at the base. Useful links to other sites are within the page text.

Cornish Mine Images

Cornish Mine Images: The South Crofty underground pages are finally complete. It has taken me over 20 years to get the printing right. There is now a collection of over 600 images underground of the working Mine.

This is a personal site to which I have had no funding, I make no commercial gain. I do it to give something back to Cornwall and the men who worked and died in the mines that made the area famous.

This is an ongoing project that has turned into my life’s work. My Saturday morning’s are spent in the Darkroom adding to the extensive image library. The completion of the 700 South Crofty underground images is my dedication to the Cornish Miner.

Cornish Mine Images

Cornish Mine Images: This was taken over 2,500 ft underground in South Crofty Mine in the 1990’s. This is the Tolgus Tunnel, I have probably the largest collection of images taken in the mine when it was in full production before the closure in 1998. Click on the image to see the introduction page to South Crofty Mine.

All the images are Copyrighted, and unless stated otherwise are owned by me. Therefore, please do not copy or use in any way without gaining permission.

Cornish Mning

Cornish Mine Images: Michell’s Shaft of East Pool and Agar is situated between Camborne and Redruth. This is the flywheel of the preserved Winding Engine. These are the remains of two mines which merged in 1897, it is the home to a preserved 30″ Rotative Beam Engine that is open to the public.

Finally there is a Facebook Page for the site which has become very popular. I post news and new images on there so please like the page. Thank you for all the support, the visitor counter grows every day. Also thanks to my fiance Tracy, who supports me through all my hours in the darkroom, and also accompanies me on walks around her home Cornwall.

Many of these sites are on private land. All images have been taken with permission from the relevant land owner. Mine sites are dangerous places to be, underground even more. So please use common sense. Just because there are images here, it does not infer access, or that the site is safe to visit.

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