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The Cornish Pasty

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The Mexico Connection


This page brings together the several mentions about the Cornish pasty and Mexico as well as some new ones.

The Cornish Pasty/Mexico connection is profound and will become more so as we learn more about it:

Looking out of the entrance to
Wheal Mexico (direct link to Wheal Mexico)
Photo kindly provided by Geevor - Tin Mine Museum


The six photos below are from a visit to Geevor Mine and Wheal Mexico on 25 Sept. 2011

The walk-in entrance to the old Wheal Mexico mine, re-discovered in 1995 after removing a pile of waste in the preparation of the area as a heritage site.


Something of personal interest seeing that my grandfather's farm had a 'Mexico shaft' on it.


Plan of Wheal Mexico mine.


Ladderway Shaft, but with a kibble as well which wouldn't have been there in reality in conflict with the ladderway access;
it would have been in one of the other shafts for raising ore.


The Mossel Room, complete with an abandoned pasty!


The newly made exit from Wheal Mexico, made to avoid visitors having to go against each other going in and out.




The connection between the Cornish Pasty and Mexico is probably greater than you first thought!


Footnote - Crown Copyright

Most maps are subject to Crown copyright. The original sources of the old maps shown above are not known. On the assumption that they are subject to Crown copyright, we reproduce the following information from Wikipedia - Crown copyright:

Websites are reproducible unless otherwise indicated, but HMSO has stated in correspondence that they do not consider material under Crown Copyright redistributable under such licenses as the GFDL. For example, documents on the website of The National Archives are subject to the following conditions:

Further information can be seen here:

As the maps are published and more than 50 years old, the following applies:

"Crown copyright in published works lasts until 50 years from the end of the year in which the work was made.  In unpublished works, copyright protection lasts for 125 years from the end of the year in which the work was made or until 31st December 2039 (whichever is the longer)."

ALSO - SEE Ordnance - Copyright licensing for potential mapping applications & I am a walker wishing to publish my walks on the internet - what licence would I need? (for Dartmoor CAM)

1. Our sincere thanks to the landlord/landlady of the Mexico Inn, Long Rock, Cornwall, for permission to take the photographs inside the pub that are used on this web page.
2. Our sincere thanks also to Jo Warburton and Bill Lakin, Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, for various information and for providing the photograph from Wheal Mexico that appears on this web page.

So there we go again - there's always something to learn about the Cornish pasty .....


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