Driving back across the Tamar Bridge…
The Tamar bridge marks the Cornish border with England. A toll operates on the English side.
‘The borders of Cornwall have been set for a 1,000 years, since a treaty in 936AD between King Athelstan of Wessex and King Hywel of Cornwall. Cornwall has its own language, culture and traditions.
In March 1998, after the closure of Europe’s last tin mine in Cornwall, South Crofty (which has since reopened), campaigners trying to raise the profile of Cornwall’s economic crisis paid the £1.00 toll in pennies.
A more recent campaign saw a rally against proposed parliamentary changes that would see Cornwall’s border merged with Devon.