South Crofty Mine, Heartlands, Cornwall - April 07, 2016
The Robinson's Shaft electric winding engine was installed in a new purpose built house in 1964. I remained in use until the shaft closed in 1996.
Unfortunately during the period of closure the engine house suffered an arson attack and the winding engine was damaged. The building was repaired as part of the Heartlands Conservation Project but as yet work has not commenced on restoring the engine or its control cabin and it presents something of a sorry sight to visitors.