Not sure how many real Cornish locals are left in the village but it is certainly a lot less than back in the 1960s. I would imagine if you could have a rough guess the figure would be around 50%.
Anyway if you come & live in Tintagel and make a contribution to village life you can soon become a local, but maybe not a Cornish one!!
How do you define Real Local?
Does it count if a family lived there (and Trevalga, Boscastle etc) for about 500 years, then a gap of about 40 years, then comes back??
This is real so would be interested in replies!
Looking forward to the move
That's just like me, although I've been here since 2000, and my relatives are all buried locally, yet I still don't feel local despite that fact that I feel passionately about this area. I guess it is all about nature versus nurture in some cases, being Cornish is a very cultural thing it is something that cannot be acquired it is inbred and sadly I don't think I will ever be considered local despite wanting that distinction very badly.
I hope you have a different experience and from me, welcome back!