East Cornwall Mining History Association


This is the site of the East Cornwall Mining History Association ( Charity Number 1082887 ) which was set up to restore the only two unaltered 19th century miner's cottages remaining in Cornwall; the Association also owns the East Kit Hill  engine house and chimney. A key aim of the Association is to faithfully restore the cottages which are located at Luckett, within the Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site. When all the planned  work is completed they should look as they would have been when occupied  by miners in the 19th century and so give a real  feel for the living conditions experienced by  families across Cornwall during the heyday of the mining boom. In the long term the intention is to use the cottages as an educational resource to show how miners and their families lived. Some essential survey and stabilization work has been completed and currently ECMHA is seeking support and funding to allow repair and development on the cottages and their surrounding gardens, to continue.

Miners had to cope with harsh working conditions and  poor health.Through a lack of sanitation, uncertain water supplies and overcrowded homes,diseases such as cholera and typhoid stalked many of the mining villages. Despite all these hardships, real and lively working communities developed in the mining areas of Cornwall in the 18th and 19th centuries'

To contact us please use the contact form on  this site

or send an email to  ecmhassoc@gmail.com  (please note that e mails are not opened daily )

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