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Author Crofty Headgear "makeover"
agricola

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Crofty Headgear
Posted: 29/11/2012 13:40:30
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As per usual this is all going Off Topic again Shocked

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Posted: 29/11/2012 14:00:14
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Say what you like, I vote for Cornish independence (get it out of our "green and pleasant land"), put Stuey in charge and they can look after their own damn headstocks! Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

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Crofty Headgear
Posted: 29/11/2012 21:49:29
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Peter Burgess wrote:


I'd rather be poor than have a war.


History has taught us that one normaly follows the other which-ever way round you look at it. Roll Eyes

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Crofty Headgear
Posted: 30/11/2012 07:52:02
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derrickman wrote:

The Welsh love to rant about how hard done by they were to have slate and coal mining, but it's as nothing compared to their sense of grievance at not having them.


About sums it up for South Wales.

Also suspect the majority of the present 'Welsh' grumbling/ranting population are the result of imigration from about 1790 onwards anyway. Big Grin
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Posted: 30/11/2012 08:51:51
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As we are servely Off Topic

Rather than have the council do up the headframe, it should be taken down, sold for scrap and the money raised divided amongst all those long suffering souls who work at the mine and have to put up with those outside the fence, telling us what should or shouldn't be done with it. Cursing

Wouldn't it be good if the headframe was clad in the shape of a large middle finger pointing upwards to the sky ! Shocked

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Posted: 30/11/2012 09:40:55
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I wonder if future cornish mines will erect headgears, or whether they will largely sink declines.

I think a good, old fashioned headgear is a fantastic thing and there should be more of them!
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Posted: 30/11/2012 10:28:35
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Blimey Agricola, it Friday, chill out a bit! IP: 90.219.230.107
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Posted: 30/11/2012 10:37:25
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like it or not, Crofty have made a rod for their own back with this particular issue.

They are quite happy to play the "last remaining tin mine" card when it suits them, it seems. The headframe has long been one of the most prominent landmarks of the Camborne area, it symbolises a now-vanished era of large-scale employment conducting industrial-scale tin mining and unlike the engine houses dotting the landscape, that era is still well within living memory.

Frankly, if Crofty were to actually begin mining, to take up their past role as the main employer in the area, I'm sure they could dismantle the headframe and no-one would care less. They could probably re-fill the Red River with red crap, and resume the task of backfilling the whole Tregajorran area with tailings and no-one would bother them.

But the fact is that for over a decade, a wide range of things have been said by quite a few people, some of them prominent locally; promised dates have been announced, come and gone; acrimonious political in-fighting and legal skulduggery has been conducted semi-publicly, often to little identifiable purpose.

The headframe is Crofty's Camilla Parker-Bowles; it's the price they pay for public goodwill.





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Posted: 30/11/2012 11:11:13
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Sorry knocker, I was chilling out Shocked and was only having a little bit of fun ! I thought it might get a reaction Big Grin

I would agree with derrickman, on all counts. The BBC are also guilty of mentioning the 'last working tin mine' when it suits them and bend the story to suit, just think of the stuff related to the world heritage site.

I'm sure that if time was had again many things would, should and could be done differently. This would include what has been said in the press and all the legal battles. I just want to get on with the process of mining without continually advertising in the press etc what or not we are up to.

I'm sure that most of the members of this forum who know some of those who work on the inside of the fence, know that we don't always agree with the official line, but then I'm not the one in charge making the decisions and hence my views / opinions don't always count for a hill of beans.

perhaps the new year will bring good news ....

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Posted: 30/11/2012 11:31:39
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agricola wrote:

perhaps the new year will bring good news ....


Amen to that!
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Crofty Headgear
Posted: 30/11/2012 16:45:27
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Both Robo's and Cooks headgear are testament to those that worked down there, Cooks will probably be painted grey hopefully, I rode both shafts back in the 70's, Cooks was a right rattle box back then, Robo's winder had the occasional disconcerting habit of the rope winding over the first turn then slipping off, normally about 300 ft from grass, a gulp was my reaction when I first experienced this, a gulp was my first reaction when once on dynamite duty back at 310 shaft station the fully loaded dynie waggons came down in the cage with one of the cage gates missing! It was found mangled and bent about 300 ft down from the collar. Happy days.

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