In the 1800s, miners left Cornwall to find work all over the world. Those who moved to Mexico introduced pasties and football to the country.
The underground workings at the Crowns mine near Botallack were a mile long, with one-third of the shafts and tunnels stretching under the seabed.
In 2014, St Piran’s Oratory near Perranporth was dug out of the sand. During the dig, skeletons of people dating back to around 800AD were discovered near the oratory.
The Cornish landscape has changed dramatically from centuries past to the present day. By looking at maps through history we can track Cornwall’s progress.