Roger Flindall is finishing off a book on the history of mining in the Matlock area. Richard Trevithick had led an expedition of Cornish miners to the Pasco silver mines in Peru in 1814 but by 1818, all these miners had died. Another expedition of miners was sent, that included some men from Matlock. By 1825, all the later batch of English miners was supposed to have died (except Trevithick). However, there is some evidence that at least one of the Matlock men may have returned.

The English dead were allegedly to be buried in a cemetery at Lima. Has anyone obtained the names of the ordinary miners involved in this disastrous enterprise? It should be possible to distinguish Derbyshire names from the Cornish ones.

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