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The Trevithick Society is the #1 Charity for Cornwall’s Industrial Heritage. With an ever growing member base and almost 80 years of experience The Trevithick Society is an Established & Popular name you can Trust.

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  • Wheal Vor Softback

More on the forthcoming Wheal Vor book.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015|0 Comments

Here is sight of our major autumn publication, the definitive […]

  • Great Wheal Vor

Coming soon… ‘Great Wheal Vor’

Tuesday, June 30, 2015|0 Comments

A study of the history and working of one of […]

  • Chris Quick and Kingsley talk about Levant
  • Boys’ toys at Moseley Museum
  • Real industrial archaeology at King Edward Mine

2015 AGM Weekend: 15th – 17th May

Wednesday, May 27, 2015|0 Comments

In recognition of this being the Society’s 80th anniversary year, […]

  • Phil Pasty Event
  • Pasty Event Audience

80th Celebration Event Success!

Sunday, March 22, 2015|2 Comments

Thanks to you all for coming last night and thanks […]

  • The Trevithick Society Logo

Full up!

Friday, March 13, 2015|0 Comments

All 250 seats have been reserved for the Trevithick Society […]

  • 80th Anniversary Celebration

Celebration Event update!

Saturday, March 7, 2015|0 Comments

March 19th. The Trevithick Society evening of music and song […]

  • Crossness Pumping Engines

Forthcoming attraction

Thursday, February 26, 2015|0 Comments

On the 13th March there will be a talk by […]

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Here is sight of our major autumn publication, the definitive history, long awaited, of Great Wheal Vor. This was Cornwall’s greatest tin producer at one time, renowned way beyond the county and yet it is relatively unknown today. Wheal Vor was so productive that it justified the smelting its own tin. The book runs to 600 pages and is written by Tony Bennett, who has great knowledge and experience of Cornish Mining, not least through his involvement in the Rosevale Mine at Zennor. It contains a detailed history of the mine, including a prolonged court case which may have inspired Charles Dickens, as well as information on the way the mine was worked, its geology and what remains on the ground. Sir Tim Smit of the Eden Project has contributed an Introduction.

Great Wheal Vor will be available from October as a large format paperback at £27.00, ISBN 978-0-9575660-7-1 with a limited edition of 100 hardback copies at £47.00, 978-0-9575660-6-4. The book has been sponsored by the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Office.

For further information, please contact the undersigned.

Graham Thorne

Publications Secretary
The Trevithick Society

01621 892896
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Dr Garry Tregidga and Phil Hosken presented a talk last night at the society's East Cornwall branch about the very important, but unresearched, Cornish shipping industry. The fortunes of the Cornish mining, other industries and joint cultures entirely depended on it. A lively discussion followed and a number of interesting facts emerged. Several of those present offered to help with the vast amounts of research this subject engenders. Are you interested? The more the merrier!
One has to ask, 'Why are there so many pictures of similar two-masted schooners in many Cornish harbour scenes?'
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Something for your diary.
Dr Keith Russ will be giving a lecture at the Chapel Theatre, Penryn Campus on Thursday, 25th June at 7.00 entitled, 'The Mines of Cornwall & East Devon'. All welcome.
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Cornwall's Maritime Fleets
For over 200 years the mining, industrial and china clay industries of Cornwall were wholly dependant on the fleets of little ships, built and operated mainly by Cornish families, that plied between South Wales and their homeland.
Now the Inst of Cornish Studies is developing research into this important aspect of Corish industrial history.
Its director, Dr Garry Tregidga, will lead an illustrated Trevithick Society lecture this coming Tuesday, the 23rd, at 7.30 in the offices of Liskeard Public Rooms, West Street. PL14 6BW. All are welcome and stories about family connections will be particularly appreciated.
Contact: The Manleys
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A note for your diary. Join the celebrations!

Saturday 11th July 2015, 4.00 pm till late
Rosevale Mine 40th Anniversary, near Zennor
Open mine and BBQ
RSVP please to
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