Final touches are being made to the largest mechanical puppet ever made in our country. The Man Engine is due to be unveiled tomorrow and marks the 10th anniversary of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape being added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
Standing at 11 meters high when crawling the Man Engine is three times the height of a double decker bus when standing. No-one other than its makers have seen the puppet in full, but all will be revealed tomorrow.
Starting in Tavistock over the next 2 weeks the puppet will travel 130 miles ending at the western tip of Cornwall on 6th August. Events along the way have been planned including musical and fancy dress parades as people's stories are brought to life.
The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape were made World Heritage Sites in 2006 because of how it helped to shape the way we live today. At the height of Cornwall's mining success there were 400 working mines.
As the final touches are made to the man machine it'll no doubt be sparking a lot of interest as it makes it's way across the county.