Taking 100 as the benchmark for wealth, Cornwall scored 77.4 – far below most of the EU.The average wage in the county is 17 per cent below the rest of the country, but because of its attraction for second-home owners and the retired, property prices are much higher than the UK norm.The day is celebrated in numerous Cornish communities, with some Cornish councils even giving employees the day off.Celebrations have been growing in popularity since the 1950s, but it dates back much further than that. Before there was The Social Group, we tried everything, and to be honest, were pretty appalled at the choice… We recognised a need for something completely different to the tired old stigma of traditional singles clubs with their tacky ‘singles discos’ and boring back room of a pub ‘meetings’. So, we came to the conclusion, that to get what we wanted, we would have to set it up and run it ourselves. The Social Group was set up in the first place because of our own experience of being single and finding it really difficult to meet people and make new friends. And if you live in Devon or Cornwall, it makes business or leisure trips to central London or even Paris easy. It's the most time-effective way from London to Cornwall, making short breaks possible in the sunny southwest without the need for a 6-hour drive or a domestic flight.
Today, March 5th, is St Piran’s Day, the national day of Cornwall, which is named after one of their patron saints.
A world away from the catamarans of its Kensington holidaymakers, the area is on the front line of the global credit crunch.
Cornwall was at the bottom of the table of wealth in a recent EU survey, level with former eastern bloc countries such as Slovakia and Slovenia.
The Social Group is the favourite social organisation for singles.
And to run it properly, that would require a proper office and full time staff, so we would need to charge for the service.