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First of three films Celebrating 200 Years of the Cornish in Real del Monte-Pachuca, Mexico

    The Bicentennial (1824-2024): Celebrating 200 Years of Cornish Mineworkers in Real del Monte-Pachuca, Mexico

    Two hundred years ago, the first group of Cornishmen arrived at the silver mines in Mexico’s Sierra Madre Orientale to begin work for the Real del Monte Mining Company. Their arrival began a remarkable story that has bound the mining nations of Cornwall and Mexico together for two centuries. In this, the first of three films, I draw on a contemporary account to trace the journey made by an intrepid group of fifteen men, nine of them Cornishmen, from Liverpool to the Real del Monte silver mines. All images are by permission of the copyright holders for exclusive use in this film. They may not be reproduced and shared without prior authorisation.

    © Dr Sharron P. Schwartz

     

     

    Read more about this remarkable connection in my book, which also covers the 2008 twinning of Redruth and Real del Monte, and the friendship agreement between Camborne and Pachuca.

     

     

     

    First of three films Celebrating 200 Years of the Cornish in Real del Monte-Pachuca, Mexico

    Specialist in Cornish Mining Migration - Sharron P Schwartz

    Dr. Sharron Schwartz

    Specialist in Cornish Mining Migration and transnational communities

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