2: Heritage of Innovation
We’ll be exploring the pioneering innovation of this unique area which includes groundbreaking mining technology, the market gardening industry and inventive forestry techniques. We’ll develop a variety of creative media and activities to raise awareness and strengthen understanding of the evolution of the Tamar Valley. We’ll also look at how the challenges of tomorrow will be met to ensure a more sustainable future.
A new vision for a new era
Latest News on this project
Seeking miners, growers and forestry workers!
Did you or do you know anyone who worked in the mines, the market garden industry, forestry or the ferries in the Valley in the distant past? We are working on the creation of a Heritage Hub, which will store a wealth of historical information about the valley in an online resource that schools, academics and researchers can use and we want to create an oral history of what life was like working here. At the moment we are looking for people who would have worked in the mines, the market garden industry, forestry or the ferries in the Valley – so please do get in touch if you would like to take part.
Meanwhile, we have been working with the WHS & Exeter University to map the mineworkers smallholdings in the Valley to get a better understanding of their location and this will help to inform the WHS Management Plan. During the mining boom in the Valley, some mineworkers were given land to grow their own vegetables, but there isn’t a clear picture of where these plots are.