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!
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.LHx
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 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.