This old granite engine house used to drive machinery on the outdoor dressing floors that were on the field below. The ore was broken and sorted on the dressing floors. Jack the Miner has been busy on an archaeological dig here and found some interesting things under the ground.
Just look what Jack the Miner found! An old leather miner’s boot that someone must have lost many years ago! It has heavy stitching and big metal studs on the sole. I wonder where the other one went?
The old dressing yards used to be covered in cobble stones like this one behind the Survey Office. Women and children worked on these dressing floors, outside in the wind and rain! Would you rather have worked underground or on the surface?
7. Here are 30 words you may have got:
a, at, art, act, an, am, in, are, either, mate, make, mine, jam, jack, the, them, harm, arm, tack, rack, rim, take, rain, rein, ream, train, track, trim, thin, think
If you got 10 words you deserve a copper medal! If you got 20 words you deserve a silver medal. If you got 30 words you deserve a gold medal!
Our new 'Croust Hut' cafe opens on Saturday 15th April 2017 in the newly restored Assay House and we will have an Easter Egg Hunt for all the family.
We start the summer with our Annual Open Day on Sunday 30th April 2017
King Edward Mine's specialist bookshop for Cornish mining and history books. See Shop for details.