Caunter, Frederick Lyde 1892 - 1964

(1892-1964), Solicitor and tin mining enthusiast

Frederick Lyde Caunter was born in 1892 in Liskeard, Cornwall. In addition to practicing as a solicitor in the Liskeard and Looe area, Caunter took a lifelong interest in the Cornish mining industry. He was President of the Cornish Mining Development Association and a governor of Camborne School of Mines, situated at Camborne in Cornwall, as well as serving as Vice-Chairman of the Cornish Tin-Mining Advisory Committee (founded in 1939). In 1956, he published ‘The future of metalliferous mining in Great Britain, with special reference to tin and tungsten, and a suggestion for saving dollars’, and his work was cited that same year by Earl Jowitt in a parliamentary debate on the mining of non-ferrous metals.

Frederick Lyde Caunter died in March, 1964, in London