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10th Anniversary of the World Heritage Site for Cornish Mining

July 26, 2016

Programme of Events to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the World Heritage Site for Cornish Mining.

Walk: Meet at 10am by the Fountain on the Parade, Liskeard for a 4 mile (hilly and possibly muddy) walk tracing a section of the former Liskeard & Caradon Railway, now part of the World Heritage site and visiting Moorswater once the industrial hub of the Caradon Mining District. Sturdy footwear and suitable clothing a necessity. The walk will be back in Liskeard in time to meet the Man Engine. No dogs on this walk.

Walk: Meet at 1.30pm at The Hurlers Car Park, Minions to celebrate the tenth anniversary of cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape becoming a World Heritage Site. Brian Oldham of Liskeard Walkers are Welcome will lead a 5.5 mile circular walk visiting ten of the many mining sites around Caradon and Stowe’s Hill which enjoy this special worldwide recognition, returning in time to greet the colossal Man Engine on its tour of Cornwall between 4.30 and 5pm. Footwear and clothing suitable for the moorland section is essential. Sorry, no dogs on this walk.

Event: From 4-7pm in Minions Village Centre- the arrival and transformation of the 40ft Man Engine on its journey through Cornwall. The Man Engine will be spending the night at Minions arriving approximately 5pm. Kevin at the Post Office will be running a bar-b-que and Gary at the Cheesewring Hotel and Tony at the Hurlers Halt Cafe will also be open to provide food and drink.

The programme of entertainment is as follows;

Con Brio who will sing a variety of songs including those with a Cornish Mining and History theme

Canoryon Lowen will provide excerpts from the Nick Hart production, ‘The Story of Cornwall.’

Callington Town Band will play to welcome the arrival of the Man Engine and to entertain you.

Local dancers will amaze you with their footwork as they showcase some of the local dances dressed in traditional costume.


July 26, 2016
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