Nick T

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Hi, my name is Nick Thomas and I am the assistant curator here at Geevor. I am lucky enough to be the person caring for the various collections held here; be it the mineral collection to the huge pieces of machinery littering the site. I also look after the extensive archive of mine records.

Both my father and uncle worked at Geevor while it was working mine and it’s great to be able to read all the old records about them and to listen to their tales. I consider it a great privilege to work here and better still I really enjoy my job!

The photo shows me climbing the ladders to get out of Wethered shaft. A slightly frightening experience as I was not at all sure whether the platforms the ladders rest on were rotten or not.

One Response to “Nick T”

  1. Hello Nick – just a shot in the dark after reading your profile. I’m researching my maternal grandmother’s family who also were Thomas. My great grandmother was Rachel Thomas born in St Just who married Joseph Hill in Penzance I think. My grandmother then married William Roscholar who died in the Spanish flu epidemic working in the mines in South Africa in 1918. There were also his brothers Richard James/James John/Joseph. I know the Roscholars were miners and no doubt the Thomas’s too. I think even Rachel may have been a ‘tin dresser’?. Would be interesting if you know of anything relating to them. I already have retrieved info from the internet etc but have little on the Thomas’s. I appreciate your young years and all this goes way back but your surname started me wondering.
    Kind regards
    Sue

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