August 6th, 2016

Last of the Man Engine - The Rising of the Davy Lamp


This is probably the best part.  A Davy Lamp was specially crafted from willow and baker's sheet.  It was handed to the Man Engine and raised aloft.  Around 1:15, the puppeteers made him really come alive.  So many people in tears, because it seemed like he was made out of the souls of the thousands of Cornish men, who lost their lives before the 'man engine' mining technology was invented.  He rose like a metal god, but wore the expression of a proud Cornish tinner.

...and we couldn't've been more prouder of him :-')