been plentiful in the quota-free 1920s but the price was low and livings hard-won. When Jim retired, he did so as the Area Manager for South West Water in south Cornwall, responsible for water supply from Portreath to Redruth across to Falmouth and all places south-west, including St Ives. His father might have had a point.
|An image from the Tate: a line drawing by J.M.W. Turner of St Ives from the Stennack, dated 1811|
|South Crofty, near Camborne - Europe's last functioning tin mine - closed in 1998 - where John Toman spent some of his working life|
|View looking across towards St Ives Consolidated Mines in the 1880s from Rosewall|
|Cornwall tin miners at Cook's Kitchen mine, Pool in 1893|
I will publish Part Two of this exploration of St Ives Under the Surface tomorrow, Sunday 4 February, 2018.