Archive for December, 2008

Walk off those Christmas calories!

Posted in Events on December 20, 2008 by geevor

18th and 25th January 2009

We are running two walks on Sunday 18th and Sunday 25th January, at 11am. These will be guided general interest walks around the tine mine, and the surrounding countryside and cliff tops. They will last about two and a half hours. To reserve your place, book in advance on 01736 788662. Weather permitting. The cost will be £5 per adult and £2 per child, plus half price site entrance. An ideal opportunity to walk off those Christmas calories and enjoy some fresh sea air!

Geevor rings with the sound of Christmas Spirit!

Posted in 1, Events on December 18, 2008 by geevor

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The tin floor of Geevor Mine rang with the sounds of true Christmas spirit when the children of Pendeen Primary School used it as a stage for their carol service and nativity.

Staff, parents and siblings packed into the old processing mill, which was lit only by candles and fairy lights. They were treated to a traditional concert telling the Christmas story with carols and readings.

Amongst the performers were angels, wise men, shepherds and a donkey, they even managed to squeeze their crowns, halos, head-dresses and ears over the hard hats which had to be worn in the old mill for safety.

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Opening the evening Pendeen school’s head teacher, Maureen Nicholls, welcomed the audience and explained how important the message of the occasion was.

She said: “Tonight has only been possible because of the support of Rebecca Gardner, Geevor’s Learning Team Manager and the Pendeen Community Heritage team. It’s so important that our children get involved in the community, it gives them pride in being a part of Pendeen. Tonight’s performance will also help to enforce the Christmas message of peace and hope.”

After the performance guests enjoyed mince pies and mulled wine and a collection was taken to share between the school and Pendeen Community Heritage fund.


Christmas Crafts with Pendeen School

Posted in Events on December 17, 2008 by geevor

Pendeen School has been working really hard this Christmas! And it was our pleasure to display all their hard work for the whole community to see! pendeen-school-christmas-work-001

To end the festive fun Geevor Tin Mine is hosting the Pendeen School Candle lit Carol Service this evening (17th December 2008 6-7pm).

What’s your favourite?

Father Christmas is Coming to Geevor!

Posted in Events on December 8, 2008 by geevor

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Father Christmas will be making a series of visits to Geevor, this month as part of a programme of festive fun.

For the following Sundays in December –  14th and 21st – he’ll be dropping in to an underground grotto, hoping to meet as many children as possible and hand out some early Christmas gifts to his visitors!

There are a host of other festive activities on offer at the mine during the Sundays before Christmas, including a seasonal activity trail! On the tin floors you can write a letter to Father Christmas and take part in Christmas art and craft session to make some extra decorations to dress the Christmas tree.

The famous Geevor headgear will also have a little extra seasonal sparkle as, for the first time in many years, it is due to be festooned with Christmas lights.

All the usual mining attractions will be available including site and underground tours, panning activities and the new Hard Rock museum will also be open.