Man Engine, Giant Steams through Penzance Cornish Mining Landscape. Friday 5th August 2016.
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The UK’s biggest mechanical puppet was in Penzance for one of the last stops of its two week tour across Cornwall.
The Man-Engine was accompanied and animated by a dozen or more ‘miners’ and ‘bal-maidens.
When he moves down the road, the height of the Man Engine is 4.5m (about the same as a double-decker bus) but when he ‘transforms’ he was over 10m tall (two-and-a-half double-deckers!).