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Tin miners taking lunch underground, 1933.

Jarche, James

Tin miners taking lunch underground, 1933.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 28cm x 32cm


A photograph of a group of miners taking lunch underground, taken by James Jarche for the Daily Herald newspaper on 28 March, 1933. This group of Cornish miners are enjoying their 'morsel time' deep underground at the Geevor Tin Mine, St Just, Cornwall. The mines in the St Just area date back to the 1700s, although tin mining in Cornwall dates back over 2000 years. The Geevor mines were more or les worked out by the late 1950s. Today, Geevor Tin Mine Heritage Museum operates on the site. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.

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