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Mining Memories: Community

The mines provided an active social scene for those that were interested, and a sense of community beyond the boundaries of the mines.

Alan Taylor and Graham Hill remember the various sports and social clubs at Wheal Jane, whilst Sheila Beattie talks about how mining was a part of the social fabric of Camborne.


“If you’re working together and playing rugby together, the feeling is second to none” Speaker: Graham Hill


“We had ladies netball teams, football teams, rugby teams, hockey teams…” Speaker: Alan Taylor


“It was a community built on mining” Speaker: Sheila Beattie