Allen Buckley

Allen Buckley was the official Mine Historian for South Crofty Mine, Cornwall’s last tin mine, which closed in March 1998. As well as being the foremost authority on Cornwall’s adits (mine drainage tunnels), Allen is well respected in historical mining circles and frequently advises radio and TV programs on all aspects of Cornish mining history. He holds a degree in History from Exeter University, a MPhil from Camborne School of Mines and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is author of The Story of Mining in Cornwall and many other publications on Cornish industrial history.