Are you riveted to your TV screens ready to watch Poldark every week? I know I am! I read the Winston Graham books as a teenager on holiday so many years ago ah hum. But I can lay claim to sitting on my pony on the cliffs above Prussia Cove watching extras row in and out of the cove in the ‘70’s (Ponies fit along narrow paths if no one is looking)
The new version is smart and sharp though I thought – pacey with a hint of nostalgia and show of the fabulous Cornish countryside to its best.
I must say I love Poldark’s old farmhouse of solid Cornish stone and the bedroom with the fabulous four poster bed that reminds me of the hand carved four -poster in our Pink room.
I shall be fascinated to see the old Mine buildings of Botallack and Levant brought back to life by the mysteries of film making even if it is only for a season. The Cornwall we now would have had a very different face in the age of industry. Those days when the beam engines belched smoke and the ring of the Bell maidens breaking up the ore in the stamps; those ay when the miners walked with a steady tread across the fields to work n the darkness and worked in the deep dark depths of the earth all day before walking home again – in darkness. These days the mines lay long abandoned and nature has healed the tumult of industry clothing it prettily in heather and gorse.
The Pretty fishing cove of Porthgwarra has never looked better and then there was the “Mr Darcy” moment! I hope you are enjoying renewing your love of Cornwall !
Take a look at this little video clip of the Cornwall I love and follow the footsteps of Poldark. I know my plans for the next seven Sundays!!