Feb 27th 2017

South West Industrial Heritage Conference: 17 March 2017


Wheal Martyn will be hosting their third annual industrial heritage conference on Friday 17 March, this year with a focus on the impact that Cornwall’s global mining industries, and the ‘Cousin Jacks’ who took their skills, had on the development of communities across the world and continue to have.

The inspiring programme will feature key contributions from the UNESCO recognised Cornish Mining World Heritage Site; an insight into the developing plans for a national tour by the Tinth Anniversary ‘Man Engine’; and a look at the global reach of our china clay industry. The conference is one of a series of events organised as part of the Industrial Heritage Subject Specialist Network, supported by Arts Council England and led by Wheal Martyn for the south west. The day will also be a useful networking opportunity and chance to meet new people and learn more about our industrial past.

Delegates at the conference will be treated to a diverse array of speakers giving a fascinating insight into the global reach of our mining industries. Some of the speakers include:

  • Dr Sharron P Schwartz – Project Development Officer and Heritage Consultant ERA-Maptec Ltd. ‘The Cornish in Latin America: How ‘Cousin Jack’ conquered the mining world’
  • Ainsley Cocks – World Heritage Site Office , ‘A ‘True’ World Heritage’
  • Chrissie Le Marchant, ‘Mastering how to be Jack’
  • Kingsley Rickard – Trevithick Society, ‘Richard Trevithick: His Place in the History of Steam’
  • Chris Varcoe – Imerys Minerals Ltd. ‘Cornish China Clay a Global Business’
  • Will Coleman – Director, Golden Tree Productions, ‘After the ‘Man Engine’

The event, which will run from 9.45am until 4.15pm, is open to anyone with an interest in industrial heritage, no matter your level of current knowledge. Places at the conference are available to purchase from the Wheal Martyn website: www.wheal-martyn.com  or by calling Beth on 01566 771390. Tickets cost only £20 per delegate which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Please contact Wheal Martyn on 01726 850362 or email info@wheal-martyn.com with enquiries.