Hillhead 2020

  • Quarrying
  • Construction
  • Recycling

23-25 June 2020

Hillhead Quarry Buxton UK

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The Man Engine

The Man Engine
  • The Man Engine Powered by Volvo is the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain.
  • It was originally commissioned in 2016 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cornish Mining World Heritage site.
  • In 2017 it won the 'Best Arts Project' in the National Lottery Awards.
  • Engineered entirely in Cornwall, the Man Engine is powered by a Volvo L220H wheeled loader. He crawls at 4m and transforms to stand at 11.2m high.
  • The Man Engine was created to honour the grit, determination, labours and innovation of the mining industry and all who toiled within it.
Transformation ceremonies will take place at:

Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th June

  • 10am
  • 1pm
  • 4pm

Thursday 28th June

  • 10am
  • 1pm
  • 3pm

Each ceremony will last approximately 15 minutes.


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