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Get excited about Tin Mining! And the National Lottery Awards!

Posted in News with tags on June 22, 2009 by geevor

jpg2s2We’re very excited today! We have reached the semi-finals of The National Lottery Awards! The Awards are an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects, and they aim to celebrate and recognise the difference that those projects have made to people, places and communities all across the UK.

We like to think we did a pretty good job, HLF funding gave us the opportunity to initiate the Geevor Tin Mine Project. This Lottery funding has enabled the restoration of all two acres of buildings – some of which date back to the early 19th century – and the development of our new Hard Rock museum.    When the mine closed, the local council made the unusual decision to buy the site, recognising the importance of preserving such an important piece of Cornish and mining history.  And with the help of Lottery funding we are continuing to preserve the site for the future.  Its great that all our hard work has paid off! And even better that we’ve been recognised by the National Lottery Awards!

Geevor Tin Mine: Conservation of buildings and new Hard Rock Museum is competing against nine other projects in the Best Heritage Project category for the chance to win an Award and a £2,000 prize, and we need your votes to help us!

The three projects in each category with the most votes will progress to the final round of public voting, which will run from 3-14 August.   How cool would it be if we got in the top three!

It would be fabulous if you could vote for us, you can visit www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards, click on the Best Heritage Project category and cast your vote! Alternatively you can call 0844 686 2607 to register your phone vote.  Every vote counts, so we really appreciate your support.