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Racing pigeon van, Camborne, Cornwall

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Reference Number: AA000414
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Caption: Cornish tin miners shared an interest with the coal miners of the north, as this van is parked at South Crofty Mine shows. The relatively solitary sport of pigeon racing is a stark contrast to the team aspects of mining, while the birds' freedom compares to the miners' claustrophobic environment.
Photographer: P Williams Date Taken: February 1998
Collection: NMR
Archive Holder: English Heritage NMR
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