Audio slideshow: Tin Men

South Crofty mine near Redruth in Cornwall closed in 1998, bringing southwest England's 4000 year mining tradition to an end.

But - as Jolyon Jenkins discovered for BBC Radio 4 - its new owners are confident they will prove sceptics wrong, and bring the mine back to life.

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Tin Men will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 1102 GMT on Wednesday 11 March.
It will then be available for seven days on the BBC iPlayer.

Photographs courtesy Bernie Pettersen, Getty Images, PA, Jimmy Clemence and Mark Kaczmarek.
Music: Cornish Lads by Jinks' Stack. Slideshow by Paul Kerley. Publication date 10 March 2009.


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