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Mexico and Redruth share 12ft-long pasty to mark twin link

BBC Radio Cornwall

Mexico pasty
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A group of Cornish people seeking out family ties in Mexico have been treated to a 12ft-long pasty at a special event.

People from Redruth joined the celebrations of the International Pasty Festival in their twin town of Real de Monte.

Many Cornish miners went to the region in the early 19th Century after Cornwall's tin mining industry fell into decline, forcing thousands of miners abroad to search for work. They often worked in silver mines.

The links between Cornwall and Real del Monte date back to 1824.

The Mexican version of the pasty is called the "paste" and is made to a slightly modified recipe.

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