Posted on 7th April 2016 / 577
Site Type : Preservation Hub / Campaign
Category : Mining / Mining / Mining-other
Industry Type : China Clay

The China Clay History Society are campaigning for funding to pay for projects to organise and digitise rare archive material, to make it freely available.

The China Clay History Society was formed in 2001 to stimulate interest in and study of the china clay industry in Cornwall and Devon and of industries related to it, and to collect and preserve relevant material.

The Society is part of the China Clay Museum (the China Clay Country Park) at Wheal Martyn, near St Austell, and has 230 members.  It organises lectures, exhibitions and field trips, and issues a newsletter containing articles on aspects of china clay history, three times a year.

The Society has assembled a substantial archive of material, which, together with the accredited archive at the China Clay Museum, comprises over 400 boxes of documents; a large number of accounting ledgers, minute books, etc; some 2,000 maps and aerial photographs; technical drawings; cine films, videos and DVDs, and some 100,000 photographs.

This material is freely available for inspection or use by the public, on application to the Society.

Members of the Society meet on Wednesday and Friday mornings and are pleased to welcome all those interested in the history of china clay – social, technical, religious, commercial and demographic.  Enquiries are welcome from those wishing to research aspects of china clay history and from those wishing to volunteer time to work in the archive.

The Society is also interested in acquiring material (written and photographic) relating to china clay extraction and the resulting change in lifestyles in the clay community.

Can you spare some time to volunteer? They need people to help organise and digitise the material, so any IT or photography skills would be an advantage. They also need people to write grant applications to pay for staff and to design suitable projects that meet the Trusts objectives.

The archive can be contacted on 07985 305 144, on Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Email: chinaclaysoc@outlook.com

 

The China Clay History Society, Wheal Martyn, Carthew, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 8XG and Trewoon, St. Austell.

Historical China Clay Archive

The China Clay History Society are campaigning for funding to pay for projects to organise and digitise rare archive material, to make it freely available.

The China Clay History Society was formed in 2001 to stimulate interest in and study of the china clay industry in Cornwall and Devon and of industries related to it, and to collect and preserve relevant material.

The Society is part of the China Clay Museum (the China Clay Country Park) at Wheal Martyn, near St Austell, and has 230 members.  It organises lectures, exhibitions and field trips, and issues a newsletter containing articles on aspects of china clay history, three times a year.

The Society has assembled a substantial archive of material, which, together with the accredited archive at the China Clay Museum, comprises over 400 boxes of documents; a large number of accounting ledgers, minute books, etc; some 2,000 maps and aerial photographs; technical drawings; cine films, videos and DVDs, and some 100,000 photographs.

This material is freely available for inspection or use by the public, on application to the Society.

Members of the Society meet on Wednesday and Friday mornings and are pleased to welcome all those interested in the history of china clay – social, technical, religious, commercial and demographic.  Enquiries are welcome from those wishing to research aspects of china clay history and from those wishing to volunteer time to work in the archive.

The Society is also interested in acquiring material (written and photographic) relating to china clay extraction and the resulting change in lifestyles in the clay community.

Can you spare some time to volunteer? They need people to help organise and digitise the material, so any IT or photography skills would be an advantage. They also need people to write grant applications to pay for staff and to design suitable projects that meet the Trusts objectives.

The archive can be contacted on 07985 305 144, on Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Email: chinaclaysoc@outlook.com

 

The China Clay History Society, Wheal Martyn, Carthew, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 8XG and Trewoon, St. Austell.

Historical China Clay Archive
Site Type : Preservation Hub / Campaign
Category : Mining / Mining / Mining-other
Industry Type : China Clay
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