Sea View Time Machine: #3 Gyllyngvase Beach

In the mid-1800's Cornwall was the world's leading producer of tin, with over 2,000 mines in operation and over 30% of its male population working in them. Sadly, with rising competition from abroad this would not last and the next 50 years saw devastating decline in the industry. With the arrival of the railway, however, the county would soon prosper again, but this time it would be through tourism.