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Set in narrow winding valley flanked by impressive granite cliffs is the seaside village of Porthtowan. The village itself is not by any stretch of the imagination picturesque but nevertheless it has a great beach and a wealth of heritage. A little over a century ago the scene was very different. Back then mining flourished with the most notable mine, the Wheal Towan copper mine, generating incredible wealth. Owned by Ralph Allen Daniell of Trelissick who it is said earned a guinea a minute day and night from the mine during the mine’s heyday in the late 18th century. That’s £10,000 a week in old money! Located just to the north of Porthtowan at Chapel Porth is the Towan Roath engine house,…...

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