Great Wheal Busy Mine, Cornwall - JHLPHOTOGRAPHY

Great Wheal Busy Mine, Chacewater, Cornwall - March 26, 2018

The land around the restored boiler and engine house is closed to the public with some of the land being used for apiculture with a number of hives present. The Wheal Busy mine is on land owned by the Tregothnan Estate. The engine house accommodated a 85" Harvey of Hayle beam engine which was broken up just after WWII. Prior to D-Day a number of american troops billeted in the area reputedly managed to steam the engine.

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