St Michael’s Mount
Congratulations to St Michael’s Mount on their wonderful new website and its images of this fascinating place to visit in Cornwall, and where Wheal Jane Ltd continues to service one of the Mount’s most unique features.
Built in 1912, the Mount has its own 200m long inclined, funicular type freight railway system which Wheal Jane Ltd has been servicing and maintaining for many years using the company’s mining skills acquired from operating the last Cornish tin mines.
The hoist system, which runs in a tunnel under the garden, is used to transport goods from the quay up to the house. Originally steam powered, it was converted to electricity in the 1920s.
Wheal Jane is delighted to be engaged in supporting this unique Cornish gem.
7th May 2015