Photographs taken 2009
On the 10th June 2009, a week of events called Phoenix 100 took place to celebrate Caradon Hill communities past and present. The celebrations marked the events of 100 years ago, when on the 10th June 1909 the Prince and Princess of Wales, the future King George V and Queen Mary, visited the Phoenix United Mine high up on Bodmin Moor, as part of their three day tour of Cornwall. As a part of these centenary celebrations, the Trevithick Society brought along their working replica of Richard Trevithick's "Puffing Devil" to mark the day itself. The original engine first ran in 1801 in Camborne, and even inspired the famous and rousing Cornish song "Camborne Hill".