Here I am again, steeped in the romance of tall ships, bleak moors, rugged cliffs and picturesque fishing villages. CORNWALL!
This post is in celebration of one of the BBC’s best loved romantic sagas – Poldark!
The picture above features members of the Poldark Appreciation Society in Cornwall with the late, great Winston Graham, who wrote the Poldark Novels.
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I’m just dropping by to tell you that fans of the drama will soon be dressing up 18th century costume to celebrate, not just the books and the TV series, but in memory of actress, Angharad Rees, who passed away last summer following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Angharad played Demelza, to Robin Ellis’s Ross Poldark, in the popular costume drama, which ran for three years between 1975 and 1977.
A memorial plaque in her memory will be unveiled during a special day of celebrations, at the Poldark Mine, in Wendron, Cornwall, on Sunday, September 15.
Val Adams, author of The Passion Of Poldark and member of the Poldark Appreciation Society, said the actress had an affinity with the area.
“Angharad loved Cornwall. The last time she was here it was at Poldark mine. I said to her, ‘What do you think of this place now?’ She said, ‘It’s absolutely lovely. I wouldn’t mind sitting here contemplating my life’.”
Val added, “The fact that she died of pancreatic cancer is doubly sad for us because fellow Poldark actor, Ralph Bates, also died from the disease in the early nineties.”
at Poldark Mine in 2010 talking to a couple of fans. (Both of above photos are by courtesy of Val Adams)
The event will include stalls, local crafts, produce and Poldark memorabilia. Visitors are encouraged to dress as their favourite character from the drama. Money raised will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Appeal.
Val is urging visitors to come in costume to give the day a real 18th century flavour. “This isn’t obligatory,” she stresses, “but some might enjoy dressing for the occasion.”
It’s Coming Back!
For those who loved the series, the good news is that it’s coming back. A new six-part series will be filmed in Cornwall later this year and bosses are currently still looking for a handsome actor to play the lead.
The society members are rooting for Richard Armitage to play the new Ross. What do you think?
Take care, all.