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Date: Aug 11 2:53 PM, 2009
Winston Graham memorial seat, Perranporth.

General advice and directions for visitors to Winston Graham's memorial seat, 
commemorating the site of the original rented bungalow "Flat Rocks"/ "Lech Carrygy" where he wrote "Ross Poldark" and "Demelza" in the Forties.

                                        "Flat Rocks" / "Lech Carrygy"


Only visit the seat during low tide via the beach and in good calm weather conditions. Allow plenty of time for everyone to return safely. Taking fully charged mobile phones for the visit is essential.

Do not visit the seat at all in poor visibility, or if there's the slightest chance of bad weather conditions such as high winds or mist and fog as it is very easy to get disoriented and lost in the many sand dunes above the beach. For example a heavy sea fog can roll in off the Atlantic without warning in minutes. Finally always make sure that someone knows where you are going well beforehand.


       Perranporth town map.jpg

       Perran sands re Lech Carrygy.jpg

       The approximate position of Winston Graham's memorial granite seat marking the original bungalow "Flat Rocks/ Lech Carrygy" above Perran Sands beach, Perranporth, Cornwall.  


                      Perran Sands - original pic. Loch Carrygy 1.jpg

              Winston Graham in foreground and "Flat Rocks/ Lech Carrygy" the rented bungalow where he wrote "Ross Poldark" and "Demelza" in the Forties.

                     Lech Carrygy.JPG

                     Lech Carrygy 1.JPG

With grateful acknowledgements

-- Edited by Ross Poldark on Tuesday 11th of August 2009 05:34:04 PM


"Perfection is a full stop .... Ever the climbing but never the attaining Of the mountain top." W.G.




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Date: Aug 11 11:52 AM, 2009

I visited perranporth last week and found, after a bit of difficulty, the memorial seat. Its on the coastal path heading towards Newquay from Perranporth.  It has a glorious view but could be easily missed as its a marble bench and amongst the grass and flowers. I have attached some photographs.

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