RGSC: Mining and Miners of Newton St Cyres. Brian Please.
Mining and Miners of Newton St Cyres - Brian Please.
Brian is local historian who lives in Newton St Cyres, and is descended from families from this part of Devon. He is member of the Newton St Cyres History Group, and discovered the remains of manganese mining in a field next to his home. It can be claimed that, together, Upton Pyne, Newton St Cyres had the first commercially successful manganese mines in the world! The talk explores those early mining ventures, how and why it was done, and who did it.