IN THE 1900s CORNWALL MINED HALF OF THE WORLDS TIN, IT WAS THE LARGEST ENTERPRISE IN EUROPE
China Clay is Cornwall's largest export, of course not counting the Pasty!!!!! China Clay was discovered in Cornwall by William Cookworthy in 1746.
The Name CORNWALL comes from the word 'Cornovil' meaning hill dwellers and 'Waelas' meaning strangers. We all know about the Hills in Cornwall but don't foget they are good for your fitness and wellbeing if you decide to walk.
Cornwall is most famous for its pilchards. A pilchard is only a pilchard when its an adult fish (around a year old) before that it is a sardine
The first ever tourist plane to arrive in Cornwall came from Manchester in 1950.
Cornwall has a total of 7,750 farms employing 15,000 people in all.
Every single member of the RNLI crew is a volunteer, not one member gets paid to risk their life to save other lifes, your money for this organisation is gratefully received.
The Isles of Scilly are made up of 100 islands of which oinly 5 are inhabited.
The first house in the world to be lit by Gas is in Redruth - installed by William Murdoch in 1794. Wow
FOR MORE INTERESTING CORNISH FACTS LOOK OUT FOR THE LITTLE BOOK OF CORNWALL IN ALL GOOD BOOK SHOPS AND TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND EVEN ON LINE!!!
The Croft Newquay bed and breakfast is located in the centre of Cornwall where you can visit all these interesting facts.