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Could Cornwall get a pasty museum?

The businessman who wants to build the country's first pasty museum in Cornwall says he hopes it'll be open by next summer.

Cornish born Malcolm Ball says the museum will reflect the unique history of the pasty and its close ties with the county.

There is only one other museum of its kind in the world, and that's in Mexico which the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visited last year.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall make pasties during a visit to the Pasty Museum in Real del Monte, Mexico Credit: PA: Anthony Devlin

Malcolm Ball runs food markets throughout the country and is based in Oxfordshire.

But Mr Ball retains a great affection for the county-and its food heritage which he wants to reflect in the museum.

There's no pasty museum in this Cornwall and I think that's a crying shame and I thought I would do something about it.

It's important to have one in the county because, for one thing people in Devon think they're the originators of the so-called Cornish pasty and I think it's such an iconic symbol of this county that we should celebrate it.

– Malcolm Ball