SOUTH WHEAL FRANCES: near Redruth, Cornwall. 'This "miner's dry" was where the miners changed at the end of a shift, changing out of their work clothes and drying them on large steam pipes in the building'.
CORNISH PASTIES Pasties vary a lot. Everyone has their own version, so you can adjust this recipe to suit your own taste. Some people would use commercial Puff Pastry, or make their own version of normal Shortcrust pastry. In relation to the filling the same applies. Purists would probably not use carrots, for instance. A good pasty is moist inside, not dry.