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Author Loe Pool Helston. early 20th century postcards.
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Loe Pool Helston. early 20th century postcards.
Posted: 20/06/2019 21:38:37
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Good evening everyone, finally, after following this wonderful site for 8 years I've put pen to paper.

The postcards seem to show the area where the Cober enters the pool and the 1877/78 maps shows an old shaft in the area behind the 'chimney'. The bridge over the Cober can be seen on both and also the lonnin' leading through Oak Grove onto Penrose. If I'm reading it correctly, the old map shows a 'building' straddling the leat possibly in the place where the chimney appears.

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Posted: 22/06/2019 10:55:02
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The Cunnack Manuscript (book) is quite the resource for Wheal Pool. There's quite a good sketch map within it. IP: 194.35.116.127
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Posted: 24/06/2019 09:39:06
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What does 'lonnin' mean, please? IP: 87.115.191.92
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Posted: 24/06/2019 15:24:23
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Thank you TFPoP for the information, you've started something now - arrangements are in place to acquire the book.

My original post was in reply to the postcards with comments submitted. I've been a bit naïve, I should have done more research before putting in my two penn'th, still, as they say 'I don't know the meaning of Armageddon - but that's not the end of the world'.

My great-grandfather, William Henry Bosanko left Boscadjack, Sithney and married Eliza Ann Waters from Camborne and then moved to the Hodbarrow Iron Ore mine (25 million tons of the highest grade haematite), Millom, Cumberland in the early 1880's. I don't know which mines he worked at in Cornwall.

droid, nothing too exciting, just another term for a lane.

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Posted: 24/06/2019 15:26:37
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Reason I asked is that in Newcastle-upon-Tyne they have the word 'Lonnen', which means...errr….lane Laugh IP: 87.115.191.92 Edited: 24/06/2019 15:27:27 by droid
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Posted: 24/06/2019 15:34:59
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I suppose 'e' 'i' ther spelling is ok. IP: 86.162.162.40
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Posted: 24/06/2019 15:38:31
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Yes. Probably an example of vowel drift or accent.
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Posted: 24/06/2019 16:04:14
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Hi
In Cumberland (not sure about Cumbria) it is spelt "Lonning"
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