FRIDAY JUNE 27 An afternoon of talks on the Cornish Diaspora
The Exchange Gallery, Penzance, Free to attend, donations welcome.
Limited places available - contact Golowan to book a place. Tel. 01736 369686 firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Significance of Cornish Mining
by Ainsley Cocks 1.30pm
Cornish mining is global. The explosion of metalliferous mining which took place in Cornwall and west Devon during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries gave rise to a world-wide spread of mine workers and technology, which helped shape mining internationally. Ainsley
Cocks of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site team sets out the importance of mining in Cornwall and west Devon, and provides a flavour of how mining migration influenced communities around the globe through the spread of Cornish culture and traditions.
Letters from America
by Chloe Phillips 2.30pm
Chloe writes: “The talk title will be ‘Letters from America: exploring Cornwall’s ‘Great Migration’ through the correspondence of one family’. The talk will explore what a collection of documents held at Cornwall Record Office reveals about Cornwall’s ‘Great Migration’ and will focus specifically on the richly detailed, humorous letters of one family member, Richard J. Scoble, an eighteen year old miner who migrated to Nevada in May 1874. His letters to his mother span an eleven year period and in the talk they will be considered in the light of the broader story of Cornish migration, as well as the story of my research and where it ended up taking me...”
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