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Date: Sep 29 9:52 AM, 2017
RE: Winston Graham memorial seat, Perranporth.
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Glad to hear you found the seat without much difficulty and enjoyed it with the weather fine. Certainly easy though to realise when there's a real gale force Sou'westerly blowing so many sailing ships, their sails in tatters, being wrecked all along the rocks and beaches of the west coast at the same time picturing WG in his small bungalow with the windows rattling and doors banging writing away furiously....!



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Date: Sep 28 10:37 PM, 2017
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I found the memorial bench quite easily and enjoyed the walk very much.  What a beautiful view WG had from his cottage.  The bench was in an open area and looked cared for.  It was a beautiful day that day but we did encounter the most changeable weather I've ever experienced. When I re-read the books all the wonderful weather descriptions will have new meaning for me.



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Date: Sep 2 11:17 AM, 2017
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Worth giving "The Watering Hole" a call first if the weather is a bit uncertain....

http://www.thewateringhole.co.uk/



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Date: Sep 1 7:56 PM, 2017
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Wow, I'm glad I found this topic.  I'll be in Cornwall next week and I hope to find the memorial bench.  It sounds dangerous! Won't have a phone and may go on my own.  I guess I'll just hope for good weather.  Thanks for the advice.



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Date: Aug 11 2:53 PM, 2009
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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"
   

NOTE !

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.

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       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.  

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                      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.

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                     Lech Carrygy 1.JPG


With grateful acknowledgements



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

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Date: Aug 11 11:52 AM, 2009
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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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