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In 1272 over 350 miners were brought from Derbyshire to Combe Martin in Devon. The same thing happened again in 1341. Henry VIII invited many hundreds of Spanish miners from Seville and Elizabeth I brought several hundred miners from the Hartz mountains to mine the silver.
We still have Derbyshire surnames in the village (Peake), German (Rommel), and Spanish (Gonzalez) to name but a few. In the 19th century many miners from Combe Martin moved to Canadian mines.
It's also very interesting that 'born and bred' locals have a very deep seated resentment of 'incomers' which clearly stems from the socio injustices suffered through these large influxes of 'incomers' into a small land locked village community over many centuries.