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charlievictorbravo 

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When in the UK, I asked a UK uncle why not many people lived over in the south west...Cornwall etc. , you know, geographically it looked a good place to live and scenic etc., and he reckoned it was because there weren't many jobs there.
Cornwall's economy had been grounded largely in tin mining and fishing. The tin mining companies collapsed towards the end of last century due to competition from under-developed countries which could mine tin for a lot cheaper price. The fishing too is much reduced for a variety of reason related to over-fishing over the years. The fallout from Brexit seems to be causing a little local difficulty too. There's a song sung here with the words:

Well Cornish lads are fishermen,
And Cornish lads are miners too,
But when the fish and tin are gone,
What are the Cornish boys to do?

We’ll do as we have done before,
Go out to roam the wild world o’er,
Where ever sea or ship are found,
Or there’s a hole down underground.


Sums it up really. Tazzie benefited from the migrations as witnessed by many Cornish place names in your fair land.

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Cornwall's economy had been grounded largely in tin mining and fishing. The tin mining companies collapsed towards the end of last century due to competition from under-developed countries which could mine tin for a lot cheaper price. The fishing too is much reduced for a variety of reason related to over-fishing over the years. The fallout from Brexit seems to be causing a little local difficulty too. There's a song sung here with the words:

Well Cornish lads are fishermen,
And Cornish lads are miners too,
But when the fish and tin are gone,
What are the Cornish boys to do?

We’ll do as we have done before,
Go out to roam the wild world o’er,
Where ever sea or ship are found,
Or there’s a hole down underground.


Sums it up really. Tazzie benefited from the migrations as witnessed by many Cornish place names in your fair land.

CVB
Back to wrecking me thinks
 

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Back in the sixties, during the oil crisis, the Fal was choc a bloc with laid up Shell oil tankers. Friend of my uncle was the superintendent engineer and he married a girl whose father ran the King Harry Ferry. so family trips were frequent (my parents spent their honeymoon there)I have photographs of my father fishing for mackerel between all the ships tucked away somewhere.
 

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The bunker barges do a roaring little trade .
brings a lot of local business in as well, Falmouth always has been a popular laying up port and always quite a few vessels out in the roads awaiting orders
 

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brings a lot of local business in as well, Falmouth always has been a popular laying up port and always quite a few vessels out in the roads awaiting orders
Aye ,wouldnt mind finding myself a nice little job down that way , the North Sea is dying slowly. We produce more red tape than oil!
 

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Aye ,wouldnt mind finding myself a nice little job down that way , the North Sea is dying slowly. We produce more red tape than oil!
Lowestoft is the place now - not just the wind farms, but the number of tankers in the roads off Southwold waiting to be sent to wherever the price is better is astounding - the amount of supplies being shipped from Lowestoft, and the crews changing there beggars belief.
We regularly used the trawl dock and would see the paying off crew being dropped off on one of the river stages, handy for us just to hop ashore and check the odd bag as they waited for their taxis 😁
 

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Cornwall's economy had been grounded largely in tin mining and fishing. The tin mining companies collapsed towards the end of last century due to competition from under-developed countries which could mine tin for a lot cheaper price. The fishing too is much reduced for a variety of reason related to over-fishing over the years. The fallout from Brexit seems to be causing a little local difficulty too. There's a song sung here with the words:

Well Cornish lads are fishermen,
And Cornish lads are miners too,
But when the fish and tin are gone,
What are the Cornish boys to do?

We’ll do as we have done before,
Go out to roam the wild world o’er,
Where ever sea or ship are found,
Or there’s a hole down underground.


Sums it up really. Tazzie benefited from the migrations as witnessed by many Cornish place names in your fair land.

CVB
We are agriculture, fishing and tourism too!

This is the Tamar at Launceston in Tasmania. Under the bridge is the confluence of the South Esk river which winds its way through the Cataract Gorge before joining the Tamar. A truly magic place the gorge and the first basin.

We have dual names now, so the original name (and now dual name) for the Tamar is kanamaluka. Tasmania is lutruwita.

 

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Back in the sixties, during the oil crisis, the Fal was choc a bloc with laid up Shell oil tankers. Friend of my uncle was the superintendent engineer and he married a girl whose father ran the King Harry Ferry. so family trips were frequent (my parents spent their honeymoon there)I have photographs of my father fishing for mackerel between all the ships tucked away somewhere.
you still get them big ships (only 2-3) come up past the king Harry I fish between them when the weather or sea is rough.
 

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you still get them big ships (only 2-3) come up past the king Harry I fish between them when the weather or sea is rough.
They were all reefer boats when I was last up there, we had to board a few to check the standby crews on them
 

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you still get them big ships (only 2-3) come up past the king Harry I fish between them when the weather or sea is rough.
My mother at King Harry's Ferry around 1957, I remember my father saying when I found that photo 'strong bird, break your arm if you're not careful - swans can be dangerous too'
Mam, King Harry Ferry 1957.jpg
 

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My mother at King Harry's Ferry around 1957, I remember my father saying when I found that photo 'strong bird, break your arm if you're not careful - swans can be dangerous too'
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I have photos of my mum in skirts like that. It was all the fashion.
 

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My mother at King Harry's Ferry around 1957, I remember my father saying when I found that photo 'strong bird, break your arm if you're not careful - swans can be dangerous too'
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my mother used to say that when we used to feed the swans also! I’m glad they have got there numbers up round here again lost most of them for some reason a few years back
 

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my mother used to say that when we used to feed the swans also! I’m glad they have got there numbers up round here again lost most of them for some reason a few years back
I remember taking our children to Flamingo land once many years ago. There was a long path from the elephant house to a separate area. We were met by shrieking groups of running families. Turned out they were fleeing a few black swans. We kept geese at the time so weren't impressed by the swans as they weren't as big as our ganders. We carried on our walk. One of the males approached me to within a couple of feet, saw I wasn't playing so it turned round and stalked off in high dudgeon evidently worried it was losing street cred. 🤣
 

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a few years ago now we were tied up at our pier at the Gravesend Custom House when we noticed an injured swan. RSPCA duly alerted and we escorted the 'officer' to the watergate and showed him the swan, he tried to catch it but it was onvious he was petrified (RSPCA operative, not swan) so in the end, I had to catch it for him!! :icon_204-2:
 

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