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Offline Timbox

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Re: Mahindra to Manufacture BSA motorcycles in UK
« Reply #10 on: 21 November, 2020, 08:57:16 AM »
*Originally Posted by Mike_B [+]
Its not just China and the third world:

Cornwall lithium deposits 'globally significant' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-54188071

Cornwall, whilst beautiful, is actually just about the poorest area of the country.   If they can get the deposits and the figures stack up, it could really turn things around for them.  Back in the day Cornish mining was the most advanced in the world, and they exported not just tin (etc) but engineering expertise globally.

You been watching Simon Reeves programme?  Bit sad really, another part of the Country where the rich have taken over and the locals can no longer afford to live there
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Re: Mahindra to Manufacture BSA motorcycles in UK
« Reply #11 on: 21 November, 2020, 09:17:39 AM »
Aye, the mining expertise has all but gone to the colonies, only the big city second homers & a few of the closely knit folk left now.

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Re: Mahindra to Manufacture BSA motorcycles in UK
« Reply #12 on: 21 November, 2020, 09:58:09 AM »
*Originally Posted by Timbox [+]
You been watching Simon Reeves programme?  Bit sad really, another part of the Country where the rich have taken over and the locals can no longer afford to live there

Not seen that programme - will look out for it though, thanks.   I was brought up in Plymouth, which is right on the Cornish border, so know it pretty well down there especially with grandparents in Liskeard and a job fixing computers on site, which meant homes/businesses/schools all over the SW.   I got to every obscure part of SW England doing that, including the bits of Cornwall the tourist board really don't want publicised!

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Re: Mahindra to Manufacture BSA motorcycles in UK
« Reply #13 on: 21 November, 2020, 10:24:47 AM »
*Originally Posted by Mike_B [+]
Not seen that programme - will look out for it though, thanks.   I was brought up in Plymouth, which is right on the Cornish border, so know it pretty well down there especially with grandparents in Liskeard and a job fixing computers on site, which meant homes/businesses/schools all over the SW.   I got to every obscure part of SW England doing that, including the bits of Cornwall the tourist board really don't want publicised!

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Re: Mahindra to Manufacture BSA motorcycles in UK
« Reply #14 on: 21 November, 2020, 11:36:59 AM »
I have lived in Cornwall for 45+ years. Tim and others are so right. Huge extremes of money with the likes of Gordon Ramsey with his million pound properties and poverty in the extreme. Highly reliant on the tourists we like to gripe about.


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Re: Mahindra to Manufacture BSA motorcycles in UK
« Reply #15 on: 21 November, 2020, 01:50:27 PM »
We used to holiday in Cornwall, with family as a 10 year old until 1998, the last time we went. We felt it was getting a bit tired, needing a lot more money than the dwindling number of tourists could supply. Places where the wealthy city folk had bought up homes were spruced up, but few locals & all very seasonal, those people bring most of their supplies with them.
Our last couple of holidays down there were spent in Fowey, Polruan & Bodinnick, some pubs were a bit run down with awful beer from St Austell brewery. Found one in Boddinick, with fine food & Sharp's Bitter, that was brill.
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