Saturday, 10 May 2014

International reunions at Falmouth's Chain Locker

Falmouth's 17th Century Chain Locker pub is now established as the great meeting place for minerals industry people visiting Cornwall. Last night Barbara and I met up with Klaas van der Wielen, of SELFRAG, Switzerland, and Nick and Felicity Wilshaw, of Cornish company Grinding Solutions, who were all at Comminution '14 last month, both companies being sponsors.

With Klaas, Felicity and Nick
With Ron Easteal
It was also a special evening, as Camborne School of Mines graduates who had commenced their course in 1964 had come from all over the world to take part in a 50th Anniversary reunion.  One of those was Ron Easteal, who had travelled all the way from Canada for the reunion. On graduating as a mining engineer from CSM, Ron had studied for a higher degree at Queen's University, and in 1977 brought the Queen's University squash team over to Camborne, where they thrashed the CSM team! Ron is pictured 1st left on the back row, and I am 1st left on the front row in the photo below.  Ron, now 70 years old, is still at Queen's, enjoying his complete career change- he is now a Professor of Anatomy!

Queen's University and CSM squash teams, 1977

The next Cornish Mining Sundowner will be at the Chain Locker on Thursday May 22nd. Hope to see some of you there.

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