Miner and Poet
7th January, 1884
John was born and grew up in a cottage at Bolenowe, near Carn Brea. After working as a miner, he had some of his poetry published and in later life worked as a Scripture reader in Falmouth.
His most famous poem is 'A story of Carn Brea', published in 1863. More information about his life, his poetry, and how to join the John Harris Society, can be found at: www.johnharrissociety.org.uk