In a message dated 16/02/2005 16:47:01 GMT Standard Time,
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> Not only did the miners of Cornwall and Devon move to Ireland, but also
> when tin and copper prices collapsed at the end of the 19th century, many
> mining families emigrated to Australia, South Africa or North America. To
> this day even, one can buy Cornish Pasties in the California gold belt town
> of Grass Valley.
Add to that the numbers who travelled to Mexico and Chile! The first Mexican
national football team was allegedly made up entirely of Cornishmen! If you
look in the churchyard in Gwennap it is startling how many of them were born
in South America and then returned to Gwennap as adults!