Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Hello from Verity


Undergraduate

Status: Offline
Posts: 468
Date: Jul 26 12:40 PM, 2009
RE: Hello from Verity
Permalink  
 


The NT had some very nice volunteer staff operating a kind of tea room both in the reception building and in the corner of the courtyard - if you need refreshments -which we did as it was a gloriously warm day - lucky us!

We got there as it opened first thing in the morning and the gardens were a joy -  with delightful roses, wild strawberries and informality.

I read in Robin Ellis's book Making Poldark that different parts of Godolphin were used for different parts of the book - a wall at the back was where he was lined up to be shot in 'France' and other buildings there used as a backdrop for the Redruth Fair where he met Demelza!



__________________

Verity



Graduate

Status: Offline
Posts: 997
Date: Jul 25 9:35 PM, 2009
Permalink  
 

Please do keep us informed , I would be very interested to hear about Godolphin house and any other sites of interest. What is your role within the NT? Sounds a really interesting job.
I am going to cornwall next saturday, woohoo!! Hope to arrange a visit to some of the fabulous locations used for the tv series.

__________________


Newbie

Status: Offline
Posts: 16
Date: Jul 25 6:00 PM, 2009
Permalink  
 

Hi Verity,

Great pics of Godolphin.  Indeed it has suffered in past years since my brother the Duke of Leeds (!!!) was resident.  Major building works will begin in the autumn, hurrah!

The NT on acquiring Godolphin in 2007 made the decision to bring Godolphin back to it's former glory slowly, using traditional building skills and training local people in these skills in the process.  It will not become a typical NT property so no tea room, shop or round the clock access to the house, it's too old and fragile to cope and we want to retain its very special and unique atmosphere.

The best thing is that the North Range and East Wing are to become holiday apartments so you can stay there and actually pretend to be Verity/Francis/Elizabeth!

You may have guessed, I work for the NT.  Best job in the world!  Will try to keep you all informed of progress if it is of interest.

LH
x

 



__________________


Initiate

Status: Offline
Posts: 84
Date: Jul 3 8:07 AM, 2009
Permalink  
 

Welcome Verity.  It was lovely to see your photos.  Wish I was going to Cornwall this year - my brother has a timeshare apt there and goes for 2 weeks every September.  I have been with them on occasions but can't go this year - just when I have re-discovered everything Poldarkian thanks to the re-runs and this site.  Will hopefully be able  to go next year God willing.

-- Edited by namparagirl on Friday 3rd of July 2009 09:28:29 PM

__________________
poe grubb


Honorary life member

Status: Offline
Posts: 1218
Date: Jul 2 9:54 PM, 2009
Permalink  
 

Hello and welcome Verity.  Thanks for posting the photos of your trip to Cornwall, looks like 'Trenwith' is being given the attention it deserves, good old Geoffrey-Charles wink biggrin 

Look forward to seeing lots of you here where you will find we are all happy to talk Poldark and all things related to our heart's content.

See you soon.



__________________

Tide was nearly full. Mist lay in a grey scarf along the line of the cliffs.
.. and they walked home hand in hand through the slanting shadows of the new darkness.



Graduate

Status: Offline
Posts: 997
Date: Jul 2 9:06 PM, 2009
Permalink  
 

Greeting Verity ( my fave name from the books and series so great choice!). Welcome to the forum and thankyou for posting your photos, they are great.
I am going on holiday to cornwall in a few weeks time and cant wait to see all these poldark places again.
Please join us in our many discussions, we can talk poldark all day if anyone is willing! 

__________________


Undergraduate

Status: Offline
Posts: 468
Date: Jul 2 6:26 PM, 2009
Permalink  
 

Hello everyone
I'm new to the Forum - having discovered it after renewing my acquaintance with the Poldarks thanks to the TV re-runs on Yesterday - and then Googling all things Poldark!  Just back from Cornwall so hopefully I have attached a few pictures of places from the TV series.
Towednack Church says it was the church used for the marriage of Caroline and Dwight and, of course, St Mawes was prison in France and Botallack Manor was one of the Nampara's.
Trenwith (Godolphin House NT) has clearly suffered from lack of attention by George, but repairs are underway - by Geoffrey Charles perhaps?

Attachments
__________________

Verity

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.