Cornish Modern Industry

Cornish Modern Industry: This page will look at Mining and other industries in Cornwall. Subjects such as: Shipping, Quarrying, Mine Searches and anything else of relevance I can find.

I visited Falmouth Docks with Tracy during August 2014. I have printed a few of the negatives and I wanted to get them on a page so here they are.
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Cornish Modern Industry 1 – The vehicle cargo ship Grande Atlantico in Falmouth dry dock for maintenance. It was a fantastic day for black and white photography. The image was taken with a 17mm ultra wide angle lens, in addition the shape of the dry dock added to the perspective shift.
Initial development of the docks began in 1858 with the first ship entering the port during 1861. The railway arrived in Falmouth in 1863. This brought a new level of prosperity for the town. The port activity has declined in recent years, however it is the largest port in Cornwall. Still providing valuable jobs and is a major contributor to the local economy.
Obviously access to the docks is restricted. But there are several vantage points to enable some photography. So, if any one can grant me access please get in touch.

The pages under this menu item looks at other industries in the County of Cornwall. They will include Shipping, Quarrying and anything else of relevance I can use

The pages under this menu item looks at other industries in the County of Cornwall. They will include Shipping, Quarrying and anything else of relevance I can use.

The pages under this menu item looks at other industries in the County of Cornwall. They will include Shipping, Quarrying and anything else of relevance I can use.

The pages under this menu item looks at other industries in the County of Cornwall. They will include Shipping, Quarrying and anything else of relevance I can use.

The pages under this menu item looks at other industries in the County of Cornwall. They will include Shipping, Quarrying and anything else of relevance I can use.

The pages under this menu item looks at other industries in the County of Cornwall. They will include Shipping, Quarrying and anything else of relevance I can use.

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Cornish Modern Industry 2 – Looking along the side of the dry dock to one of the huge cranes.
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Cornish Modern Industry 3 – It was a large ship but dwarfed by the cranes surrounding it.
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Cornish Modern Industry 4 – So, the winches here control the opening of the stern ramp where vehicles are loaded.
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Cornish Modern Industry 5 – More shipyard cranes against a busy sky.
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Cornish Modern Industry 6 – A final image across the docks. In the background is RFA Lyme Bay. So, this vessel is a Bay-class auxiliary landing ship dock of the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary. In the foreground is one of two lifeboats the RNLI operate from Falmouth. This is: Richard Cox Scott, a 17-metre (56 ft) Severn Class all weather boat.
Most importantly, Modern Industry would not be complete without Imerys. They remain as a major producer of China Clay in Cornwall.
Follow this link to see more images of: China Clay Pages
Cornwall China Clay
Cornish Modern Industry 7 – The modern Clay Industry in Cornwall, Littlejohns China Clay Pit
Aggregate products are an important Modern Industry. Many of the companies operate from disused pits in the China Clay Area. The raw materials are often waste products from the China Clay Pits.
For more images follow the link: China Clay Pits
Cornwall China Clay
Cornish Modern Industry 8 – Great Wheal Prosper China Stone Quarry is operated by Goonvean Aggregates.
Cornwall China Clay
Cornish Modern Industry 9 – A second image of Great Wheal Prosper, taken during 2016.
Once known as the deepest man made pit in the world. Delabole Quarry has been operating from the 15th-century. Consequently making it the oldest and largest working Slate Quarry in England. The pit currently employs about 40 staff and is an important part of the Cornish Modern Industry.
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Cornish Modern Industry 10 – The first view of the quarry from the public viewing area.
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Cornish Modern Industry 11 – It is a very impressive hole in the ground, I am not sure how deep the flooded section was, no doubt it would be drained on a regular basis.
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Cornish Modern Industry 12 – The slate is cut out in a series of steps, this image illustrates very well on how the product is removed.
Delabole Quarry
Cornish Industry 13 – Finally, I believe they were preparing this area for dumping overburden and waste material.
Above all I would love to gain access to Delabole, if anyone can help could they please contact me.
Treliver Farm
Cornish Industry 14 – This was the site of the drilling at Treliver Farm. The image was taken during 2013 when Treliver Minerals were prospecting the area.
Holman Wilfrey
Cornish Industry 15 – The final image introduces a page which covers the manufacture of the famous shaking tables in Cornwall today.
This page will grow with furthur images because this is happening in Cornwall today.

Treliver Farm Project

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