Wheal Jane Group

Man Engine comes to Wheal Jane

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Photo by R McBride

A gathering of nearly 400 people enjoyed a unique performance by the Man Engine at Wheal Jane on Saturday. Halfway through its adventure through the county celebrating Cornwall’s mining heritage, this amazing engineering creation travelled from Truro to Wheal Jane for its last performance of the week and a well-earned rest day.

Beautiful weather and a magnificent sunset provided the perfect backdrop for the introduction and rising of the giant Man Engine from where he gazed across the Carnon Valley towards Mount Wellington and the great Consolidated and United mines areas beyond.

Catering provided by the Victoria Inn at Threemilestone completed what everyone agreed was a hugely successful and enjoyable evening.

Suitably rested, the Man Engine made his way from Wheal Jane on Monday to St Agnes and then Camborne, and on to numerous other mining locations, heading ultimately to his journey’s end at Geevor next weekend.

Our congratulations go to Will Coleman and all his team for creating a great symbol of Cornwall’s mining heritage. Wheal Jane were delighted to be able to provide one of the locations on its great journey.

4th August 2016

 

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