“We had a great time at Wheal Martyn. Nolan took us around the site and showed us lots of different things including a water wheel and clay dryers. We walked up to the pit view, through a tunnel and saw many diggers moving the clay around. In the afternoon we worked with Gemma who told us all about the Martyn family and the people who worked in the pit during Victorian times. We then got to dress up in different costumes pretending to be Mrs Martyn, the pit captain, bal maidens and clay workers. The best bit was that we found a piece of quartz and got to take it home.”
This trip was made possible by Cornwall Heritage Trust’s School Transport Grants Scheme. This academic year’s grants are provided in partnership with Cornish Lithium.