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Mining songs from deep underground at free East Pool Mine open day
8:00am Sunday 13th October 2013 in News
Vistors to East Pool Mine can hear some traditional miners’ entertainment at a free open day planned for Saturday, October 26.
Three local schools, together with local community choir the Red River Singers, will be performing ‘Songs from the Shaft’ as part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project between East Pool Mine, Penlee Gallery and Geevor Tin Mine.
Jo Warburton, custodian of East Pool Mine said: “Miners and balmaidens often sang hymns and songs whilst at work. So hearing these songs again will help to remind us of a time, not so long ago, when this mine was a working, living part of the community.”
To accompany the singing there is also the chance for visitors to see an exhibition of photographs, by J C Burrow, showing miners working underground, right beneath our feet.
Children from Roskear Primary School, Trewirgie Junior School, and Treloweth Community Primary School will perform together from 3pm to 4pm. Entry is free.
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