The Miner with a Camera, by Clive Benney

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The Miner with a Camera, by Clive Benney
Published by Wheal Hawke in 2020, 216 pages. Paperback (N7739)
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From the rear side cover: In 1906, to make a little extra money, a miner from St Agnes bought a postcard camera. For the next 6 years he photographed events, people and views in the St Agnes, Mithian, Trevellas and Perranporth area. This book tells the fascinating story of Sammy Solway, and includes hundreds of his photographs, most previously unpublished. Contents include:

Early years
Photography
Zion House
Building at Sara's Shaft
Family
Mithian
Trevellas
Crosscoombe
St Agnes
Mines and Mining
Railway
Perranzabuloe Parish
Solway's Series
St Agnes many years ago
The end of photography
Sammy's sons Jack and Ioe
Frank Piper
After photography
Trevellas Airfield
After the War
Conclusion