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 Post subject: Little Cornwall
PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:31 pm 
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Can anyone give me any information on \'Little Cornwall\'
My husband\'s great grandfather was Robert Barnes, originally from Cornwall, he was a rope and twine manufacturer in both Burnley and Edenfield.We have a newspaper clipping (no idea from what year or indeed newspaper) re: Robert Barnes claiming that Little Cornwall was called so because of the Barnes family bringing so many workers with them from Cornwall. I wondered if you could either deny or confirm this information.
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http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Pho ... rnwall.htm
http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Pho ... 0Lane1.htm
http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Pho ... 0Lane2.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Little Cornwall
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:03 pm 
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As far as I kmow, most of the miners who came to the Burnley area from Cornwall came in the mid 1870s. (Many came to break the strike in 1873, tho' probably didn't know that's why they were being recruited). These included my OH's 2x g'grandfather, Richard Phillips.

According to OH, little Cornwall was off Rossendale Road, to the left as you go towards Halifax. He says it consisted of only about 4 rows of houses, none of which remain. Roughly around where Harold avenue is now.

He too was always told that it took it's name from the number of Cornish people who lived there.

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 Post subject: Re: Little Cornwall
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Valley Street, Back Lane, Burnley http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Pho ... Street.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Little Cornwall
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:01 pm 
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I'm hoping that one of the others who went to the meeting will remember what Roger said. :shock:

Basically, one of the Burnley employers offered work to some of the Cornwall miners as they were short of (or out of) work in Cornwall. He didn't pay them the full rate but they came anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Little Cornwall
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:37 pm 
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Sorry but I don't remember anything mentioned about Cornwall. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Little Cornwall
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:13 pm 
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Were we at the same meeting Mel??? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Little Cornwall
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:43 pm 
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I asked right at the very start. I have to phone Roger so will ask him then....and make sure I can write it down when he tells me!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:26 pm 
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It's her age Maureen :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Little Cornwall
PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:02 pm 
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I cabn't possibly commnent Gloria - she's (alittle bit) younger than me so too much glass in my house. :cry:

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If I'm this bad now - heaven help me when i'm as old as you two :twisted: :roll:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:32 am 
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:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: Well, the young upstart :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Little Cornwall
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Hahahaha. Thought that would get you :twisted: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Little Cornwall
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:55 pm 
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Mel's right, Roger did mention Little Cornwall. The employer gave either 1/2 or 2/3 the workers' usual wages, which was still enough for them to travel up to Briercliffe.


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 Post subject: Re: Little Cornwall
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:33 pm 
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Thank you Stephen

See, I'm not going mad after all!!

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 Post subject: Re: Little Cornwall
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'A number of tin miners were drafted in from Cornwall to help break a strike by the Burnley coal miners in 1873, although the tin miners were not told that until they arrived at Burnley. They became known as 'Knobstickers' on account of the stick that they (the tin miners) had to carry around with them for their own protection.' (Jack Nadin)


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