Birds, Animals, Flora, Fauna and Fungi around St Austell Bay.
Black Head to Gribbin Head.
Sunday, 9 March 2014
Met up with Andrew Carey late this afternoon at Par beach and got talking about how there is not much around at the moment and with the car park fees not many people are going there. I have been going to Spit beach trying to take some nice photos of the male black redstart but very camra shy.Went out on the rocks and took this photo of a ringed plover Andy Cross
A Market Town since 1189 and has now undergone a major regeneration program .
The new shopping and leisure centre (White River Place) opened October 2009 and employs 500 - 700 people.
Imery's modernized China Clay industry employs 2000 which is a huge drop from the early 20th Century when tin, copper and china clay found in the hills made St Austell a major Cornish industrial centre.
Another industry still alive and kicking is the St Austell Brewery which celebrated 150 years of trading in 2001.
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