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From: "D Pittard" <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 18:13:51 +1100
Question for the table. Before passing the Cornish Thai Chicken: anyone on
the list with good descriptive skills (negotiable) who has been to and can
describe Linkinhorne as it is today?
As a general guide to the information I'm interested in:
I've found it on a map, but maps are very flat. Is it up hill or down dale?
Any mines still operating? What is the basis of the local economy today?
Small, medium, or large village/town? Many old buildings remaining or have
time and/or progress been through with their bulldozers? Any old buildings
remaining that are of any particular interest -- whether extreme old age,
local stories, architectural merit or demerit? Any old churches still
Any graveyard/s in the village or did the 19th century inhabitants have to
use that of a neighbouring village/town? How many graveyards? Any still in
As for the past. Does anyone know the names of the mines operating in the
area pre-c.1850? Were the mines in Linkinhorne and/or Cornwall generally
owned by local companies/landowners or by absentee companies/owners? If
absentee, did this give rise to any particular grumblings/animosity?
Any help appreciated. Local libraries here in Australia are fine for
broader pictures of large geographical areas, but tend to not have much in
the way of local history for areas outside Aust.