- Jul 31, 2012
- Reaction score
- Torpoint, Cornwall
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
- 2 - 14x12
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: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.
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.