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A picture tour of Carn Brea - in the town of Redruth, in the county of Cornwall
Carn Brea
Carn Brea - by Vince Hawthorn ©
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Photographer: © Vince Hawthorn (Gallery)(12th June 2014)
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Carn Brea

The high ground in the distance is Carn Brea which dominates over Redruth,Pool and Camborne over on the other side of the hill. On top of the hill is the monument to Francis Basset, 1st Baron de Dunstanville and Basset ( 1757-1835 ). He was one of the major mine owners in a very rich area of mining. Francis Basset was a very rich man but a man of great virtue. He was instrumental in the Plymouth defensive earthworks, quelling the miner's food riots, petitioning parliament for the abolition of slavery and if my memory serves me correctly the construction of many houses for the miner's and their families. The monument was erected on top of Carn Brea by public subscription in his honour.
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Exposure Program: Landscape, Focal length: 8 mm, ISO: 80, Exposure time: 1/320 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: May 18, 2014, 3:40 pm
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Comment by rustyruth(13th June 2014)

Great shot Vince, very interesting narrative too, thanks.

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