The view from Levant Mine in Cornwall with Pendeen Lighthouse on the cliffs in front.
Mining was once the life-blood of the St Just area
The average wage for a miner in 1910 was between £4 15s and £7 a month
In the 1960s, Levant was drained and used by Geevor Tin Mine.
For nearly 100 years Pendeen Lighthouse has been guiding passing vessels and warning of the dangerous waters around Pendeen Watch.
From Cape Cornwall the coast runs NE by E towards the Wra, or Three Stone Oar, off Pendeen. From here the inhospitable shore continues for a further eight miles or so to the Western entrance of St. Ives Bay, the principal feature here being the Gurnards Head, on which many ships have come to grief.


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