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Preparing to enter the cage, Cook's Shaft, Camborne, Cornwall

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Reference Number: AA95/02827
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Caption: A group of miners prepare for a day's work. The length of the shadows testifies to the early hour. During the 19th century many miners never saw sunlight over the winter months with the exception of Sundays and a few religious holidays when the mines were closed.
Photographer: J O Davies Date Taken: March 1995
Collection: NMR
Archive Holder: English Heritage NMR
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