Here is sight of our major autumn publication, the definitive history, long awaited, of Great Wheal Vor. This was Cornwall’s greatest tin producer at one time, renowned way beyond the county and yet it is relatively unknown today. Wheal Vor was so productive that it justified the smelting its own tin. The book runs to 600 pages and is written by Tony Bennett, who has great knowledge and experience of Cornish Mining, not least through his involvement in the Rosevale Mine at Zennor. It contains a detailed history of the mine, including a prolonged court case which may have inspired Charles Dickens, as well as information on the way the mine was worked, its geology and what remains on the ground. Sir Tim Smit of the Eden Project has contributed an Introduction.

Great Wheal Vor will be available from October as a large format paperback at £27.00, ISBN 978-0-9575660-7-1 with a limited edition of 100 hardback copies at £47.00, 978-0-9575660-6-4. The book has been sponsored by the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Office.

For further information, please contact the undersigned.

Graham Thorne

Publications Secretary
The Trevithick Society
01621 892896

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