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Photos of Mylor and Baldhu

Mylor church where presumably John Dunn was baptized.

Baldhu church stood abandoned for many years. The obelisk is the monument to a local revivalist preacher "Billy Bray" (1794-1868), an uneducated miner who experienced conversion in 1823 and established 3 nonconformist chapels in the area.

Recently the church has been restored and turned into two homes while at least some of the monuments remain in the churchyard.

Lance Corporal Edwin John Carbis of the Royal Fusiliers was a son of Ellen Eliza, a sister of my great-grandfather William Bennett Dunn, who like her other siblings was born in Scotland but came to Baldhu to find a spouse. Her husband, William Carbis was the son of a Baldhu tin miner. Their son Edwin John Carbis fell in action during the First World War.

H.M.S. Defiance (right) the torpedo school where William Bennett Dunn worked as a Shipwright at the end of the 19th century.

The Wheal Jane mine in Baldhu c.1907. It had already been virtually abandoned by this time.