Dolcoath Bal Maidens, c1890 (000256)

Black and white photograph of female mine workers.

Women also worked at the mines, on the surface, crushing and sorting ore. They were known as ‘bal maidens’ in Cornwall and are pictured here at Dolcoath mine (000256).

Benenes a oberi orth an balyow ynwedh, orth an enep, ow skwattya ha sortya moon. Aswonys ens avel ‘mowesi-hwel’ yn Kernow hag ottensi orth Bal Dorkoth (000256).

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