The Tin Coast is the recent designation for this area which once saw a great deal of tin and copper mining activity.
The heritage of this area is that of fishing, farming and Tin and Copper mining. Miners would help out at Harvest time. During the latter part of the 20th Century Miners were able to earn good money by working in a mine. Many miners travelled the World as a result of their skills learnt at the rock face. Evidence of this can be seen on the Memorials in the churchyard in Pendeen. The Community in general worked hard and played hard. The spirit of the Community when the mines were thriving was vibrant. Traditions such as Choirs and Silver Bands survive today. Changes over time have, inevitably, made an impact on the Community.
The area is World Heritage and the buildings at Geevor remain as it was left on that last shift. Geevor was a big employer so the closing of the mine was devastating. Recently there has been a Memorial erected at the entrance to Geevor Tin Mining Museum. Geevor Tin Mine Museum Do go and visit, if you are able to.
To discover more about this area see Pendeen Walks Printed copies are available from the Centre at £3.99 each. Written by local author Peter Wilkinson.
Run by the National Trust, Levant Mine is a short wander along the South West Coast path from Geevor Tin Mining Museum. Parking is available and free to NT members. If you would like to meet some of the staff and representatives of the National Trust to find out more about their plans for the area they manage please come along to the Centre on 12th May from 12 noon until 7pm.
Botallack Count House and the Crown Mines are a short drive/walk away. Botallack
Cape Cornwall also has a monument, erected by the Heinz family who once owned the land. There is a Golf Course nearby.