Pendeen (England) Reviews
Newest Review: ... to 1930. Now the story probably has two parts, the winding engine and the mine itself, some parts boring and some not depending on how you look at it. To me some details of the engine are boring, so I'll get that out of the way first !! It was Britain's first beam engine preserved on its working site privately in 1935, which led to the formation of the Cornish Engines Preservation Society, now the Trevithick Society (just call me anorak from now on !!). The engine was built in 1840 by Harvey and Co. of nearby Hayle, and is said to have been designed by Francis Mitchell, of a Cornish engineering family (but not a Dooyoo member at ... more
Customer Pendeen (England) Reviews (2)
by - written on 11/10/01, updated on 20/11/01 (Very useful, 111 readings)
Dear Smarky Well, I did get into Cornwall despite all your attempts to stop me, and in another op I will tell you how I achieved this. Once into Cornwall it was my intention to secure a job, my first idea was to be an Underwater Fish Farmer at The Lizard. The job had the following attractions:- 1. Free wetsuit and snorkel 2. Unlimited use of the company bathysphere. 3. Plenty of time ashore. 4. Would suit man with dry sense of humour. However I do not possess a dogfish so I had to give this idea up !! My next idea was to become a Tin Miner. To get the relevant experience I went to Levant in Steam at Trewellard, Pendeen St. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/07/00, updated on 24/07/00 (Very useful, 56 readings)
This very preety little village is about 6 miles from St Ives and 8 miles from lands end, and it takes about 20 mins to drive to penzance.....I sayed in a beautiful cottage, in the grounds of a farm...the cottage was very spacious and the views were of the sea and fields - st ives is a traditional fishing village steeped in history, and full of fantastic quant shops and clean and friendly restaurants . The great thing was i did't see trashy tourist shops with flashing lights and loud music....the air and sea was clean and seagulls hovered very low around your head . penzanze is still quite old but newer in areas with the industry around...but still lovley with the locals Read the complete review
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