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Poem by Alan Kent, Cornish Author

Poem by Alan Kent, Cornish Author

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Josh

Josh

I photographed Josh on the street where he livedin 2013 , in the council estate in St.Dennis China Clay Country, Cornwall 
He said to me in an interview: ‘St. Dennis is a quiet place, there are only a few things you can do…we have a skate park and Flatty and pointy…you’ve got mud jumps up top and all…the skate park’s been build now and everyone goes there.We’ve got 3 shops, 5pubs…back in the days we had the cinema down here. We’ve got 2 chippies and the post office.I’m 16, I went to Brannel school and my dream job would be probably road working, building, construction, that kind of thing. I worked with my dad a couple of times and since then I liked it, to help him out and all, putting down the yellow lines, it’s fun.I had my first tattoo back in December, the second one a week later, and the other one a couple of months ago…I always wanted one, ever since I was young so I just went and got one. What I thought I’d do is that each star represents a bit of my family, that’s my mom, my dad, my granddad, my gran that died, there’s my sister and I got two space there left, I don’t know for what yet, and there’s my bike helmet and a tribal one. I paid for all of them.’

The skatepark in St.Dennis

The skatepark in St.Dennis

Archive image from The China Clay History Archive

Archive image from The China Clay History Archive

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Becky James, Imerys PR.

Becky James, Imerys PR.

Imerys is the greatest extraction company in the China Clay area, in Cornwall.

In an email exchange with Becky:

“I’ve answered the first three, but the last two I will need approval from Imerys before submitting to you. Unfortunately, we have a number of very important events and visits that are taking priority at the moment and I don’t think I will be able to get them to you by the end of the week even.

If you are happy to just use the first three, I will attach below.”

When did you started working for Imerys?- “I started working for Imerys in 1986”

Where do you live in the China Clay area? – “I live near the village of Trewoon.”

Do you have a particular moment that you remember in connection to the landscape in the China Clay area? Do you feel connected to this place, or would you go anywhere else to live? – “There is no particular moment that I remember, however as I have lived in the area for all of my life the china clay landscape has always been around me and I can appreciate it’s beauty. Much as I love and feel very fortunate to live in Cornwall, I would also be happy to go and live elsewhere if necessary.”

How do you see the future of the Clay area from an industrial and economical point of view?- awaiting answer

Is there anything you’d wish for in regards to the China Clay area’s present and future? – awaiting answer

Poem by Alan Kent, Cornish Author

Poem by Alan Kent, Cornish Author

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Jo Moore , curator at the Wheal Martyn museum

Jo Moore , curator at the Wheal Martyn museum

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Archive image from The China Clay History Archive

Archive image from The China Clay History Archive

Satellite image from Google

Satellite image from Google

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Poem by Alan Kent, Cornish Author

Josh

I photographed Josh on the street where he livedin 2013 , in the council estate in St.Dennis China Clay Country, Cornwall 
He said to me in an interview: ‘St. Dennis is a quiet place, there are only a few things you can do…we have a skate park and Flatty and pointy…you’ve got mud jumps up top and all…the skate park’s been build now and everyone goes there.We’ve got 3 shops, 5pubs…back in the days we had the cinema down here. We’ve got 2 chippies and the post office.I’m 16, I went to Brannel school and my dream job would be probably road working, building, construction, that kind of thing. I worked with my dad a couple of times and since then I liked it, to help him out and all, putting down the yellow lines, it’s fun.I had my first tattoo back in December, the second one a week later, and the other one a couple of months ago…I always wanted one, ever since I was young so I just went and got one. What I thought I’d do is that each star represents a bit of my family, that’s my mom, my dad, my granddad, my gran that died, there’s my sister and I got two space there left, I don’t know for what yet, and there’s my bike helmet and a tribal one. I paid for all of them.’

The skatepark in St.Dennis

Archive image from The China Clay History Archive

Becky James, Imerys PR.

Imerys is the greatest extraction company in the China Clay area, in Cornwall.

In an email exchange with Becky:

“I’ve answered the first three, but the last two I will need approval from Imerys before submitting to you. Unfortunately, we have a number of very important events and visits that are taking priority at the moment and I don’t think I will be able to get them to you by the end of the week even.

If you are happy to just use the first three, I will attach below.”

When did you started working for Imerys?- “I started working for Imerys in 1986”

Where do you live in the China Clay area? – “I live near the village of Trewoon.”

Do you have a particular moment that you remember in connection to the landscape in the China Clay area? Do you feel connected to this place, or would you go anywhere else to live? – “There is no particular moment that I remember, however as I have lived in the area for all of my life the china clay landscape has always been around me and I can appreciate it’s beauty. Much as I love and feel very fortunate to live in Cornwall, I would also be happy to go and live elsewhere if necessary.”

How do you see the future of the Clay area from an industrial and economical point of view?- awaiting answer

Is there anything you’d wish for in regards to the China Clay area’s present and future? – awaiting answer

Poem by Alan Kent, Cornish Author

Jo Moore , curator at the Wheal Martyn museum

Archive image from The China Clay History Archive

Satellite image from Google

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Poem by Alan Kent, Cornish Author
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Josh
The skatepark in St.Dennis
Archive image from The China Clay History Archive
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Becky James, Imerys PR.
Poem by Alan Kent, Cornish Author
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Jo Moore , curator at the Wheal Martyn museum
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Archive image from The China Clay History Archive
Satellite image from Google
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Inherit the wind.jpg
graf.jpg
clay.jpg
5.jpg
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