Friday, 21 July 2017

Back to Falmouth for the July Cornish Mining Sundowner

There was a great turn-out last night for the July Cornish Mining sundowner, and it was good to see so many final year Camborne School of Mines students, who will be graduating this week.
The sundowner was back in Falmouth, this time on the terrace of the historic Greenbank Hotel, on the bank of the Penryn River.
The Greenbank Hotel opposite Flushing on the Penryn River
The Greenbank Hotel started as a private residence and dates back to at least 1640. Later, the beautiful building became an inn and because of its perfect position across the Penryn river from Flushing village, it was used as the original drop off and collection point for the Flushing Ferry. One of its claims to fame is that in 1907, Florence Nightingale stayed at the hotel and her name can still be seen in the guest book by reception. Additionally, Kenneth Grahame stayed at the hotel between the spring and autumn of 1907, and wrote letters to his son, which later formed the stories for The Wind in the Willows.
Camborne School of Mines students with lecturer Pat Foster
Some of the sundowner regulars
I was particularly pleased to meet James Strong, Marketing Manager for Comminution '18 sponsor Grinding Solutions Ltd, and to accept his invitation for MEI to be a media partner for their Technical and Innovation Workshop in Portugal this September, which will also be followed by a sundowner. A set of presentation titles and descriptions for the session, which will be on the afternoon of Friday 29th September, is now available here.
With Grinding Solutions marketing manager James Strong, and metallurgists Jon Rumbles and Klaas (KP) van der Wielen
The next sundowner will be at The 'Front pub in Falmouth on August 24th, and is open to anyone with an interest in the mining industry who is in Cornwall at that time.
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