David Oates continues his story of Gwithian Tin Sand Works with a reflection on the Processes and People. In part 1 we saw how ancient geological forces coupled with the industriousness of man over the centuries led to this part of the Red River Valley, and the adjacent shoreline, becoming a depository for tin ore,…Continue Reading “Gwithian Tin Sand Works. Part Two – Processes and People”

David Oates is a frequent contributor to Cornish Story and here he turns his attention to Cornwall’s industrial past as he begins the story of tin extraction at Gwithian. Part two, Processes and People, will follow next month. Tin streaming rates as one of the oldest of Cornish industries with a pedigree stretching back into…Continue Reading “Gwithian Tin Sand Works. Part 1 – Location and Recovery”