I must apologise for not having put any information into the news column for several weeks, but I have had an operation on my right hand and have been out of action for a little while.
Anyway, I have a real treat for you now. Last night, I went to see the ‘Man-Engine’ in Foundry Square at Hayle (along with 14,000 other people). He is a 10 metre high mechanical ‘puppet’ who is visiting towns across the Cornish Mining Landscape, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Cornish Mining being granted World Heritage status. It is the largest puppet made in Britain and is really quite spectacular – there are several websites, facebook and twitter pages all dedicated to him, so if he is of interest to you just google ‘the man-engine, Cornwall’.
In the meantime, here’s a couple of pictures of him. He does move and I will try to get some moving pictures of him here next time.
And by the way, I don’t know how true it is, but the word is that he is going to follow where the Cornish miners went all over the globe!