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Tin ingot that was retrieved from the wreck of Hayle's SS Cheerful

Yesterday's mystery object was a tin ingot, one of several retrieved from the wreck of the SS Cheerful. The ingots, weighing 28 lbs and 56 lbs, bore marks from the smelting houses at Treloweth Copper Mine, St Erth, Carn Vadras Truro, Trethallan Truro, Berre Fernes Tamar.

SS Cheerful was a steam cargo ship. On 20th July 1885 she was on her way from Falmouth to Liverpool carrying a cargo of 28 lb & 56 lb tin ingots, with a full crew and a few foot passengers. At 4am she collided with HMS Hecla (a munitions ship) on her way to Portsmouth. The sea was calm with a ground swell, but there was a thick haze.

12 people lost their lives when the ship went down.

The wreck lies 35 fathoms down, approximately 18 miles NNW of St Ives.Tin ingot that was retrieved from the wreck of Hayle's SS Cheerful

12 - Three Hayle Town Councillors. — with Robert Mims, Dave Cocks and Clive Polkinghorne

Three Hayle Town Councillors. — with Robert Mims, Dave Cocks and Clive Polkinghorne12 - Three Hayle Town Councillors. — with Robert Mims, Dave Cocks and Clive Polkinghorne

11 - With Brian Capper

With Brian Capper11 - With Brian Capper

10 - Happy at a good start. — with John Pollard and Nick Farrar

Happy at a good start. — with John Pollard and Nick Farrar10 - Happy at a good start. — with John Pollard and Nick Farrar

09 - Raw power

Raw power.09 - Raw power

08 - First minute....

First minute....08 - First minute....

07 - With Nick Farrar

With Nick Farrar07 - With Nick Farrar

06 - Onlookers. — with Clive Polkinghorne, Robert Mims and Robb Lello

Onlookers. — with Clive Polkinghorne, Robert Mims and Robb Lello06 - Onlookers. — with Clive Polkinghorne, Robert Mims and Robb Lello

05 - Leader of Cornwall Council and Hayle Mayor. — with Nick Farrar and John Pollard

Leader of Cornwall Council and Hayle Mayor. — with Nick Farrar and John Pollard05 - Leader of Cornwall Council and Hayle Mayor. — with Nick Farrar and John Pollard

04 - With Nick Farrar, John Pollard, Gary Cartmell and Lauren Bambury

With Nick Farrar, John Pollard, Gary Cartmell and Lauren Bambury04 - With Nick Farrar, John Pollard, Gary Cartmell and Lauren Bambury

03 - Watching the sluicing start. — with Nick Farrar, John Pollard, Gary Cartmell and Lauren Bambury

Watching the sluicing start. — with Nick Farrar, John Pollard, Gary Cartmell and Lauren Bambury03 - Watching the sluicing start. — with Nick Farrar, John Pollard, Gary Cartmell and Lauren Bambury

02 - Well, three out of four.... — with Nick Farrar, John Pollard and Gary Cartmell

Well, three out of four.... — with Nick Farrar, John Pollard and Gary Cartmell02 - Well, three out of four.... — with Nick Farrar, John Pollard and Gary Cartmell

01 - Lifting the tunnel gates. — with Nick Farrar, John Pollard and Lauren Bambury

Lifting the tunnel gates. — with Nick Farrar, John Pollard and Lauren Bambury01 - Lifting the tunnel gates. — with Nick Farrar, John Pollard and Lauren Bambury

On their watch John Pollard and Nick Farrar see sluicing start at Hayle Harbour after 43 years of dereliction #hayle

On their watch John Pollard and Nick Farrar see sluicing start at Hayle Harbour after 43 years of dereliction #hayleOn their watch John Pollard and Nick Farrar see sluicing start at Hayle Harbour after 43 years of dereliction #hayle

Carnsew sluices officially open -Peter Jamieson from SOS looks at Sluices which he has lobbied for over many years

Carnsew sluices officially open -Peter Jamieson from SOS looks at Sluices which he has lobbied for over many yearsCarnsew sluices officially open -Peter Jamieson from SOS looks at Sluices which he has lobbied for over many years

The Hayle Palace Cinema / St Georges Hall

The Hayle Palace Cinema / St Georges Hall

South Quay aerial 2009

South Quay aerial 2009

South Quay aerial 1970s

South Quay aerial 1970s

Hayle from Lelant Ferry 1912

Hayle from Lelant Ferry 1912
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