Cornwall is a county in the United Kingdom. It contains the southern most point in the UK (excluding the channel islands!). The maps below will give you an idea of where it is. The land is rough and windswept, moorland mainly.
My grandma lives not far away from Levant and in March 2020 I drove from York to visit her and stay with my parents who had rented a house nearby for a week. During the visit my dad and I spent a day walking to a couple of the nearby tin mines.
It saddens me to say that today, Cornwall is one of the poorest areas of the UK. Jobs are incredibly hard to come by as there are no large towns or cities for many hours drive from most locations.
Once though, it was the heart of a bustling and profitable trade in Tin.
It is said that the tin in Cornwall is one of the reasons why the Romans invaded, and it was an important part of life there ever since
Most of the tin mines closed in the 1980’s due to price pressure from elsewhere in the world and I believe that only one commercial mine remains where once there were dozens dotted all up and down the coast.
This collapse has left a landscape of ruined buildings and chimneys on the edge of cliffs being battered by winds off the Atlantic Ocean. Here are some photographs of the buildings remaining around the Levant tin mine near Trewellard.
In all instances the film is Ilford FP4+ and the camera is my Canon FTb QL and 50mm ‘zebra’ lens.