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Giant miner puppet walks through Cornwall

Giant miner puppet walks through Cornwall giant puppet of a Cornish miner has taken its first steps on a 130-mile journey.

The 10-metre (32.8ft) Man Engine will travel across the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site to mark the 10th year of its Unesco heritage status.

The puppet is the same height as a double decker bus when in “crawling” mode but more than twice that height when standing.

It was launched in Tavistock, Devon and will reach west Cornwall on 6 August. 

The machine is the brainchild of Will Coleman, founder of Golden Tree Productions, and is named after a mechanism used to move miners up and down to working levels.

Height when standing (32.8ft)

Height when crawling (14.8ft)

40 tonnes Weight with accompanying vehicle


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