• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

How Well Does Morwellham Quay Show Devon’S Industrial Heritage?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

DALE EDWARDS HOW WELL DOES MORWELLHAM QUAY SHOW DEVON'S INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE? Morwellham quay was once the most important copper port in Queen Victoria's Empire but now it is a public museum reminiscent of the once great mining industry. The old town fell into ruins around 1900AD when Britain found it cheaper to by copper than to mine it and so it fell into ruins. Now it has been restored by the Tamar Valley Trust and is run and supported as a museum. Because of its appearance it does not conjure up the image of its once significant place in mining. Some of the buildings that are left have been restored and some have been left as a ruin though none actually show how the port was described in the video, a port of a few hundred metres is now a silted up riverbank, 3 houses to show how all classes of people lived bustling in the streets on the way to the mines, school or shops. ...read more.

Middle

This does not interest the newer generations. I believe they could improve the video by perhaps adding a cartoon or some appropriate modern music to it so as to engage the viewer. Another way to do it would be to let schoolchildren produce the video. This is because they know what they like so it would probably engage younger people alike. Next we went on the mine. This was a small train that took you through a widened tunnel on one level of the mine. This is interesting for younger riders as it is dark and provides an element of mystery. There was a guided talk taking you step by step through the age that most people would understand and was accompanied by models of workers with audio clips. This made it very easy to understand but also very informative on the mining lifestyle. They had left one tunnel un-widened so that we would be able to see how uncomfortable that the miners had to endure daily for their entire lives. ...read more.

Conclusion

The only problem was everything was too clean for a mining town but we later found that this was because it intimidated the public when they tried it before. The staff could have made things more realistic by acting the part as if they were C19th miners/ women. Then you would have had the feel of how people really lived. The building weren't enough in number to do the museum justice. There were only to classes of housing representing a miner's house and an essayers' house. This did not show how the poorest and the richest lived. There are also some ruins that they had there of the houses before the trust restored them. This shows us the layout of the old town and how big the miner's cottages were in an unbiased way as the cottage could have been altered when restored. Morwellham Quay shows Devon's Industrial Heritage quite well as it has been hardly altered to the 1800's bar a few small bits of much needed maintenance and safety. The only shame is that it does not try to engage the younger visitor. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Internet section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Internet essays

  1. This essay critically discusses the social issue of homelessness and its impact on young ...

    Annual figures for 2006 show a 73% reduction in rough sleeping in England and Wales since 1998 from 1,850 to 502. In 1998 the New Labour Government set a target that by 2002 the numbers of rough sleeping would be reduced by at least two thirds from the statistical level of 1,850.

  2. Evaluation of Two Commercial Multimedia products. oth products are professional animations which have ...

    The text of this animation is appropriate for its audience and help to keep the user's interest till the end. I will include sound and text on my animation so that the users can understand the story easily by listening or reading it.

  1. Setting up a good video shop.

    Three different versions of Titanic were in the top 25 sell- through titles in 1998 - a standard edition, a wide screen edition and a limited edition box -each tapping a different market.

  2. Design and create a website for a company of my choice. I have decided ...

    I think this is because it is more structured and there is a simple layout so it will make it easier to use. Question eleven shows that a lot of the interviewees do have a software program called acrobat reader that allows them to read downloaded information.

  1. The Rhondda Heritage Park.

    The Rhondda Heritage Park was opened as part of a scheme 'to help the valleys' (Welsh Secretary -Peter Walker - A4). According to source A5 the Heritage Park is a living testament to the spirit of the coal mining valleys and lets visitors experience a colliery at work.

  2. How IT is used in Sainsbury's.

    always correct, * Shopping cart can be viewed at the click of a button, * Bill can be seen at the click of a button, * Customer can set a limit, * Different social groups, * Compare prices - price transparency.

  1. What is e-commerce used for?

    smoothannice.com will have to take longer times to deliver the products as they would then have to order some new stock, then put it into the warehouse then deliver it. If they had a larger warehouse then they would have sufficient amount stock to deal with the high amount of

  2. Business Plan - CoViTek is an Atlanta based company that offers a unique value ...

    The company has a cost-per-action (CPA) pricing structure. CoViTek's target customers will include universities with a student body of at least 10,000 in addition to the rest of the city of Atlanta for the first six months of operation. CoViTek will provide their clientele with a complete set of integrated

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work