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"Pasty: A Taste of Cornwall's Rich Mining Heritage and Culinary Delight" Step back in time to Regatta and Carnival Week, Fowey, Cornwall

Background imagePasty Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893. Group of Cornish miners at rest at the 310 level

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893. Group of Cornish miners at rest at the 310 level
Cornish miners at Croust time, at the 310 level. Miners enjoying their croust, having performed the first part of the days labour

Background imagePasty Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1892

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1892
Croust time ; croust is a Cornish term for lunch. The image includes the photographers son, front row, second from left, with nine miners. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imagePasty Collection: Two young miners at croust time at an unidentified mine in Cornwall. Late 1800s

Two young miners at croust time at an unidentified mine in Cornwall. Late 1800s
This photograph shows two young miners having a break ( croust is a traditional Cornish word for a break for food). One man has a sledge hammer the other a mining type pick

Background imagePasty Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Probably 1893

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Probably 1893
Croust time (a Cornish term for a mid-morning refreshment break). The men are eating pasties and taking refreshment from two barrels. The photographers wife is seated fourth from the left

Background imagePasty Collection: Regatta and Carnival Week, Fowey, Cornwall. August 1993

Regatta and Carnival Week, Fowey, Cornwall. August 1993
The giant pasty, which is baked in Polruan, ready to be taken by harbour tug across Fowey harbour. Members of the town band escort it, who this year are dressed as Chelsea pensioners

Background imagePasty Collection: Margaret Thatcher at Marazion Community Centre

Margaret Thatcher at Marazion Community Centre
Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, enjoying a Cornish pasty and a cup of tea during her visit to Marazion Community Centre, Cornwall. Also present are David Harris MP and the Lady Dowager St Levan

Background imagePasty Collection: UK, England, Cornwall, Padstow, Bakery, Cornish Pasties

UK, England, Cornwall, Padstow, Bakery, Cornish Pasties

Background imagePasty Collection: Entrees (chromolitho)

Entrees (chromolitho)
3649858 Entrees (chromolitho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Entrees. Illustration for Mrs Beetons Book of Household Management (Ward Lock)

Background imagePasty Collection: Entrees (colour litho)

Entrees (colour litho)
960329 Entrees (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Entrees: 1. Toulouse Pasty; 2. Fillets of Beef; 3. Beef Galantine; 4. Zephires of Duck; 5)

Background imagePasty Collection: Biscuits and Cheese

Biscuits and Cheese

Background imagePasty Collection: Group of miners, probably at Giew Mine, St Ives Consols, Cornwall. 20th February 1923

Group of miners, probably at Giew Mine, St Ives Consols, Cornwall. 20th February 1923
The group are pictured at croust time with many of them holding mugs and Cornish pasties. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imagePasty Collection: Portuguese snack food, empanadas de camarao, shrimp pasties on white plate credit

Portuguese snack food, empanadas de camarao, shrimp pasties on white plate credit: Marie-Louise Avery / thePictureKitchen / TopFoto

Background imagePasty Collection: Cornish Traditional Pasties

Cornish Traditional Pasties: " Which will ee ave, a Turmut, Lickey or Tatie Pasty?" circa 1905

Background imagePasty Collection: Pastymakers Guild of Middelburg attendance token, 1653 (brass)

Pastymakers Guild of Middelburg attendance token, 1653 (brass)
XOS3058097 Pastymakers Guild of Middelburg attendance token, 1653 (brass) by Dutch School, (17th century); Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Dutch, out of copyright

Background imagePasty Collection: Cornish Traditional Food

Cornish Traditional Food featuring pasties, buns and tea! The caption reads: Zet Down To Wance An Aye A Dish A Tay A Bit A Pasty An A Saffron Bun. Date: circa 1909

Background imagePasty Collection: Traditional cornish pasties made the traditional way. 1936

Traditional cornish pasties made the traditional way. 1936

Background imagePasty Collection: Spiced lamb pasties on white plate with parsley

Spiced lamb pasties on white plate with parsley

Background imagePasty Collection: Iced bun C016 / 9783

Iced bun C016 / 9783
Iced bun

Background imagePasty Collection: How to make a Cornish Pasty

How to make a Cornish Pasty: " Bake n well an dish n up vor dinner" !! A large family-size pasty produced for the whole family for dinner Date: 1910


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"Pasty: A Taste of Cornwall's Rich Mining Heritage and Culinary Delight" Step back in time to Regatta and Carnival Week, Fowey, Cornwall. August 1993, where the aroma of freshly baked pasties fills the air. This iconic Cornish delicacy has a history deeply rooted in the mining communities that once thrived here. Traveling further back to the late 1800s, we find ourselves at an unidentified mine in Cornwall. Two young miners take a well-deserved break during croust time, indulging in hearty pasties packed with sustenance for their demanding work underground. The year is now 1892 at East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. A group of exhausted Cornish miners finds solace at rest on the 310 level. Their trusty pasties provide them with nourishment and comfort amidst their grueling labor deep within the earth. Margaret Thatcher herself visits Marazion Community Centre, savoring a traditional Cornish pasty during her visit. Even political leaders appreciate this humble yet delicious treat that has become synonymous with Cornwall's culinary identity. Returning to East Pool Mine in 1893, we witness another snapshot of history as miners enjoy their much-needed respite from toil. These men understand firsthand how a piping hot they are rejuvenate both body and spirit after hours spent underground. South Condurrow Mine around 1900 offers us another glimpse into the lives of hardworking miners who relied on these savory parcels for sustenance throughout their arduous shifts below ground. Fast forward to February 20th, 1923 - Giew Mine at St Ives Consols welcomes a group of miners taking a pause from their laborious tasks. The camaraderie shared over shared bites of warm pasties strengthens bonds forged through years spent together within these treacherous mineshafts. Venturing beyond mining sites brings us to Padstow, Cornwall.