Kelly welcomes new
members, both ladies and men, the mine site is a unique and
in a pristine wood, with bluebells, orchids, primroses in season, plus
a gem of a small reservoir which attracts
wildlife. There is of course the working machinery forming the
processing plant and the mine itself. Much is available for
members to enjoy and far exceeds that on display to casual visitors and
open days. As a member you can visit on Wednesdays and Sundays and
just wander. Plus you will receive six informative
newsletters full of historical information, the electronic version
has many colour photographs.
What we really would like is for you to swell our
active member ranks,
skills are not a necessity, just a willingness to enjoy Kelly and actively
participate. You may wish to just help care for the site and promote
flora and fauna, or perhaps act as guide for the many small organised
visitors. If you enjoy getting your hands dirty there is machinery
operation and maintenance, much of which is historically valuable, and
requires an attitude of loving and tender care. We do have an active
underground working group which is stabilising adits on the hillside
and the mine shaft. This is a unique experience as underground workings
are not open to visiting public, however extra insurance is required.
So, if you are looking for something different and a rewarding activity, for both young and recently retired, bringing Kelly mine back to the last days of its working commercial life, then join us.
Become a member of KMPS The membership year starts in November; however new members are very welcombe at any time of the year.
Please send a cheque for £15 payable to KMPS for adults (over eighteen) together with your name, address and telephone number to:
Tuffnell, 25 Wallaford Road Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0AR
(Junior, over fourteen, is £5, but we would like you to visit Kelly and discuss first)
or for more info. email: