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ICLOK

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King Edward Mine - Blimey!
Posted: 27/10/2013 01:56:40
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Me and Lee W went to King Edward Mine on our whistle stop 3 day photography trip of Cornwall ending yesterday (26th Oct)... Where we spotted this Smile ...



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And looking a bit closer this... Shocked Laugh



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"ENGLAND" seems to be deliberately and obviously painted out in a way that... err... looks dreadful! And sort of gives a bit of a mixed signal to visitors, perhaps more so if from England... Wonder if the museum management are aware?Flowers

Any way no harm done as I had some cream paint in the car so we did this....



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We DIDN'T really put it back, I faked the last one Laugh Devil Smile

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Posted: 27/10/2013 19:29:07
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It's in Cornwall and lots of them don't feel English!! IP: 31.51.8.190
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Posted: 27/10/2013 19:57:41
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I'm not English in wales either, but i wouldn't go vandalizing stuff like that!! Laugh IP: 81.135.68.84
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Posted: 30/10/2013 07:05:45
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They have just rec'd some Euro money, so hopefully will now be able to restore/re-paint a few more items around the site!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-24732703

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Posted: 30/10/2013 11:09:19
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Has anyone thought to actually ask K.E.M. why the painting was done?

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Posted: 30/10/2013 19:03:20
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yes the management are well aware of it, and who did it.
It will probably get sorted out next time the crusher needs a coat of paint.
Seriously I think it was done lightheartedly.
anyone who knows anything about Holmans knows it was a Cornish company through and through, certainly mines across the Tamar as well as the tin were a good market for them though...
speaking as an outsider (from Somerset) just remember most of the born and bred (ie. generations back) Cornish dont consider themselves a part of England, never have. and thats regardless of what London says. you got to admire their conviction at least (got no love for those in power)
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Posted: 30/10/2013 19:11:09
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If you thought the Welsh, Scottish & Irish sepratists were enough.
A quick Google search:- Smartass

"The Cornish National Liberation Army, abbreviated to CNLA, was a terrorist Cornish nationalist organisation that has threatened to carry out acts of vandalism and arson against commercial targets that it considers to be English.
The CNLA was founded in 2006, allegedly by Stuart Ramsay born in Plymouth, Devon,[citation needed] and claims to represent a merger of the An Gof (originally founded in 1980 and reformed in 2007) and the Cornish Liberation Army. It claims to receive funding from organisations based in other Celtic nations and Irish American groups in the United States, and that some of its members have received training from the Free Wales Army, the Scottish National Liberation Army, and the Irish National Liberation Army, as well as the Provisional Irish Republican Army.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornish_National_Liberation_Army
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Posted: 30/10/2013 19:11:13
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Dolcoathguy wrote:

They have just rec'd some Euro money, so hopefully will now be able to restore/re-paint a few more items around the site!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-24732703


hooray, more former mining buildings are going to be stripped out and repurposed! to quote a well know mining film 'all in the name of progress, for a few lousy bob'
not enough for the site to be a museum to mining heritage and teaching
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Posted: 30/10/2013 19:50:02
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I know a few Cornishmen who would rather not consider themselves to be English, I even learnt quite a bit of Cornish at one point, both are keen mine enthusiasts.

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Posted: 31/10/2013 00:15:30
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Funny that it was a Derbyshire Lad wot told yer!!

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Posted: 31/10/2013 00:22:06
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exspelio wrote:

Funny that it was a Derbyshire Lad wot told yer!!


Although it did require someone from Notts to point it out to him Wink Shocked Laugh ........ now how bad is that!!!

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Posted: 31/10/2013 05:39:16
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LeeW wrote:

exspelio wrote:

Funny that it was a Derbyshire Lad wot told yer!!


Although it did require someone from Notts to point it out to him Wink Shocked Laugh ........ now how bad is that!!!


OOOH ECK! Shocked Laugh

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Posted: 31/10/2013 20:33:46
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Now now!!!


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Posted: 02/11/2013 00:12:23
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I think this must be a Beacon/Troon thing and not a Camborne paint out, as my attached picture was taken at its previous location in Camborne in 2007

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Posted: 02/11/2013 16:22:32
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LeeW wrote:

exspelio wrote:

Funny that it was a Derbyshire Lad wot told yer!!


Although it did require someone from Notts to point it out to him Wink Shocked Laugh ........ now how bad is that!!!


I always thought of Selston, Jacksdale, and Pinxton as part of Derbyshire anyway, just a little misplaced Laugh Laugh Laugh

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Posted: 10/11/2013 08:29:52
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rufenig wrote:

If you thought the Welsh, Scottish & Irish sepratists were enough.
A quick Google search:- Smartass

"The Cornish National Liberation Army, abbreviated to CNLA, was a terrorist Cornish nationalist organisation that has threatened to carry out acts of vandalism and arson against commercial targets that it considers to be English.
The CNLA was founded in 2006, allegedly by Stuart Ramsay born in Plymouth, Devon,[citation needed] and claims to represent a merger of the An Gof (originally founded in 1980 and reformed in 2007) and the Cornish Liberation Army. It claims to receive funding from organisations based in other Celtic nations and Irish American groups in the United States, and that some of its members have received training from the Free Wales Army, the Scottish National Liberation Army, and the Irish National Liberation Army, as well as the Provisional Irish Republican Army.
"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornish_National_Liberation_Army



So a guy from Plymouth, in DEVON, started this little fan club?

I see, I think? Confused

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