Friday, 15 September 2017

A welcome return to Falmouth's Chain Locker

The 17th century Chain Locker pub, by Falmouth's inner harbour, has in recent years become the premier meeting place for Cornish mining people and their visitors to this beautiful part of Britain. It is the preferred summer venue for the Cornish Mining Sundowners and MEI's Falmouth conferences. But not this summer, however, as the pub re-opened only this month after many months of refurbishment.
Last night I had a couple of pints in the bar with one of Camborne School of Mines' most dedicated alumni. Since graduating from CSM in 1983 Sam Wood has had an interesting career in mining and quarrying, in west Africa, but mostly in the north of England, latterly being involved with geotechnics and the reclamation of mining sites, surveying and tunnelling.  Sam is a real Camborne stalwart, travelling up to four times a year to Cornwall for CSM functions from his home in Sheffield, 350 miles away.
Chain Locker Falmouth
I will be in China next week so will miss the September sundowner, but if any of you are in the area you will find a great Cornish welcome at the splendidly restored Chain Locker on Thursday evening, commencing at 1730.
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