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Delve deep into a world that captures the Tin Coast feeling through the power of words and action. A diverse and powerful look into how this sacred land really is an uncommon place – voiced by the people it’s been passed to.

Looking around here, where we are, Morvah Parish, the moorland is what inspires me most, all the way along the coast and the cliffs because we are sitting above probably the most spectacular section of cliff in Cornwall with the industry of mining, the reality of its integrity and authenticity is still there.  

Des Hannigan, Author and Storyteller

The dramatic cliffs, the turbulent sea, the tin grey of granite, the yellow ochre shades of lichen, the imposing khaki colour moors…a place that is always the same but always different - where the hedgerows enclose you and the sea is just so vast.  

Matt Retallick, PhD student researching the artist Karl Weschke

The weather here is fascinating - You can watch it, and see it and feel it and disappear into it when we get these thick thick fogs that happen here from the sea mist coming in.  

Phillipa James, local resident

Gallery

A series of short audio clips from local residents and captivating storytellers David & Phillipa James, Des Hannigan and Matt Retallick.

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Photo: Bethany Brown

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Chapter 4

Crib or Croust? Here We Say Mossel

From farmer to fisherman, explore the Tin Coast through the power of words and culture.

Photo: Perran Tremewan

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Film interview

Chapter 10

Wild Skies

Embrace the wild skies of the west, where stormy weather battering the isolated outpost of the Cape Cornwall National Coastwatch station is just another day in the office.

Photo: Bethany Brown

Story content is Film

Film interview

Chapter 8

Where Sea and Sky Collide

A place where people are born to and drawn to, find out why this coast has become home to artists, makers and more.

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Film interview

Chapter 7

Stored With Moth and Rust Destroy

Immerse yourself in the traditions created by the people who shaped the landscape long ago, and find out how those very traditions are being brought back to life today.

Photo: Perran Tremewan

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Film interview

Chapter 5

Deep in Time, Land and Spirit

Discover our rich cultural heritage which is so So SO much more than old buildings, we have an entire human history written into our landscape.

Photo: Perran Tremewan

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Audio interview

Chapter 1

A Remarkable People

Uncover the secrets behind the remarkable people that have pioneered their own future on the Tin Coast.

Photo: Perran Tremewan

Story content is Audio

Audio interview

Chapter 6

An Astonishing History

A landscape once simultaneously ravaged by nature and industry, discover how the unique mining history of the Tin Coast has shaped the community that thrives here today.