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New Beginnings at South Crofty Collection

Posted by Sadie Reeve on 21st April 2021 in Blogging | jewellery,handmade,handmade in cornwall,handmade tin pendants
Hello Everyone and WelcomeIt has been 12 months of big change here at the South Crofty Collection the biggest one being me!   I’m Sadie and I took over the running of the South Crofty Collection last year after the Wheal Jane Group put the business up for sale. The actual sale completed the Friday before lockdown one so we had a very busy day loading a van and my poor car full of equipment, stock and materials and decamping to our workshop in Newquay before we went into full lockdown on the Monday.Since then we have been busy getting set up, sourcing suppliers, setting up accounts and lots of other admin stuff at the same time as lots of making, fulfillin...
 

Cornish Tin Mining - A History

Posted by South Crofty Collection on 20th May 2019 in Blogging | cornish mining,cornish heritage,cornish history
cornwall is world famous for its mining heritage. Archaeological evidence suggests that the tin industry in cornwall began over 2,500 years ago. Ancient records of Roman and Greek geographers make reference to merchants trading with Cornish tinners who took the rare and valuable metal all over the known world.   These pioneering Cornishmen streamed the valleys and mined the veins visible in the cliffs and hillsides, and were granted special rights as far back as medieval times. King John granted Cornish tinners a Stannary Charter in 1201 which gave them unique rights and privileges, including the right to search for tin on anyone’s land.   Cornishmen a...
 

Christmas has arrived!

Posted by South Crofty Collection on 17th October 2019 in Blogging |
Our new Christmas Decoration has arrived! As I'm sure lots of you know, we've created a Christmas decoration every year since 2002, this year marking our 18th design. With designs including Snowflake, Mistletoe, Reindeer, Christmas Tree and more.This year's decoration was designed by Caroline, one of our lovely jewellery makers. It's a beautiful and intricate design that's been handcrafted throughout the whole process. None of our jewellery is mass produced, it is all handmade on site making each product more personal. This year we have released the Christmas Cracker.                             A beautiful decoration that will look perfect on y...
 

History of South Crofty Mine

Posted by South Crofty Collection on 29th May 2019 in Blogging |
Up until its closure in 1998, South Crofty Mine had seen continual working for tin and copper since medieval times with an unbroken record of mining activity having been kept since 1670. During the 1830s the mine, then known as East Wheal Crofty, produced copper and was the premier mind in the district. Later split into smaller units, the South Wheal Crofty secton was eventually to become the largest Cornish mine in history. By the end of the 1880s tin had once again become the focus of the persistent and skilful search by Cornish miners deep underground.   From a tiny operation around one hundred feet long, less than one hundred feet deep and working a singl...
 
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