The combined industrial heritage conference and networking event at Wheal Martyn Museum this year celebrates some of the many links between Cornwall’s mining industry and the world, both historically and today.

The conference keynote speaker is Dr Sharron P Schwartz, Project Development Officer and Heritage Consultant at ERA-Maptec Ltd., who will be starting proceedings with ‘The Cornish in Latin America: how ‘Cousin Jack’ conquered the mining world’. This promises to provide a fascinating insight into this previously overlooked area of Cornish mining migration studies.
A wide range of topics are to be covered by the remaining speakers on what should prove to be a genuinely engaging day:

  • Kingsley Rickard – Richard Trevithick – his place in the history of steam
  • Chris Varcoe – Cornish china clay – a global business
  • Will Coleman – After the ‘Man Engine’
  • Chrissie Le Marchant – Mastering how to be Jack
  • Ainsley Cocks – A ‘True’ World Heritage

Please see the flier (download from here)or the Wheal Martyn website www.wheal-martyn.com for details of the presentations and workshops taking place throughout the day.
The conference takes place from 9.30 to 4.15 on Friday 17th March and costs £20 per delegate (including refreshments and lunch).

To book please call Beth on 01566 771930 or book online

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