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A Programme on the Mines and Miners of Cornwall
By A. K. Hamilton Jenkin with Ross Hutchinson , Billy Polton , George Holloway , Merrick Lucas , Bernard Fishwick , Jean Wickenden ,
Barbara Edwards , Tom Jones , and recordings of a visit to a tin mine
Produced by Francis Dillon
(From Bristol)
In the first part of this broadcast listeners are to hear a brief history of the mines and miners of Cornwall from the earliest times to the present day, interspersed with records made by old miners themselves, who will thus be speaking to listeners.
In the second part they will hear recorded a visitor's impressions of going underground, and his conversation with the men. They will hear the deafening roar of a rock drill, and on the surface the roar of the ' stamps ' (machines that crush the ore to sand, out of which tin is extracted). The broadcast will give a picture of an industry peculiar to Cornwall, the chief source of supply of tin in Europe, with a history going back 2,000 years.
An article on the subject, by A. K. Hamilton Jenkin , will be found on page 18.


Unknown: A. K. Hamilton Jenkin
Unknown: Ross Hutchinson
Unknown: Billy Polton
Unknown: George Holloway
Unknown: Merrick Lucas
Unknown: Bernard Fishwick
Unknown: Jean Wickenden
Unknown: Barbara Edwards
Unknown: Tom Jones
Produced By: Francis Dillon
Unknown: A. K. Hamilton Jenkin

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