Subsequently, china clay extraction became more important and metal mining had virtually ended by the 1990s.
Traditionally, fishing (particularly of pilchards) and agriculture (notably dairy products and vegetables) were the other important sectors of the economy.
Whilst other dating sites began charging extortionate prices for dating services, we decided to keep dating free.
We're proud to have been offering our successful service free of charge ever since.
We were nominated as Steve Wright's Web Site of the Day (BBC Radio 2) and a year later we got the accolade again!
As far as we know we're the only web site ever to have won the award twice.
Our site has all the features you need to find goths in your area and will enable you to find local members matching your interests.
Cornwall forms the westernmost part of the south-west peninsula of the island of Great Britain, and a large part of the Cornubian batholith is within Cornwall.
This area was first inhabited in the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods.
To keep the bank manager happy we have also introduced some optional paid-for services which we call Essentials.
Midsummer's Eve is the UK's first and oldest free dating site.