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Step back in time to when industry thrived and shaped the Tin Coast into what it is today. Listen to the tales of miners from the people who lived and breathed them. This is how the community continues to tell this important story even now, keeping it alive for generations to come.

I think we should tell the story, it's the heritage of this parish, Pendeen and St Just. People need to remember those who died there, certainly don't glorify it, and don't put on rosy-coloured glasses, but remember it for what it was.  

Mick McArdle, Ex-miner

A short film created in conversation with ex-miners from Geevor Tin Mine Colin McClary, Mick McArdle & Geoff Tresider in St Just Miners’ Chapel.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Chapter 9

An Uncommon Place

Reflect on a landscape through the eyes of those who have lived it, those who have penned its story and those who still shape its cultural identity.

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Chapter 2

A Thriving Future

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A Remarkable People

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