A big, warm welcome to you Drygoods, it's so lovely to have another new member join our happy band.
Reading your introduction really struck a chord with me as I was a similar age to you when Poldark was first aired and my boyfriend at the time was none too enamoured of Ross Poldark either and if it came to the crunch, my weekly dose of Poldark won over him every time too .... absolutely no contest!!!
You sound as if you've had a fabulously interesting working life and it would be really interesting to hear about your opinions in respect of the costumes used in the TV series.
Look forward to seeing lots more posts from you.
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.
My, my, this forum expands by the day! Welcome Drygoods, always good to see a new member
I am now 15, so I understand where you're coming from. There is something very captivating about Poldark - something very enchanting about WG's words - something very unforgettable. We're all very friendly here, I'm sure you'll fit right in.
A sudden warmth flooded the cove ...and he knew he was home.
Love the sound of your vintage fabrics and ribbons stores - sewing in the Uk is a diminshing interest I fear and as someone who sews tapestries I have to travel some distance to get basic supplies!
Enjoy the Forum!
Welcome aboard Drygoods
Always 'appy to meet and greet new members :)
Welcome Drygoods what a long and fascinating introduction, very interesting indeed thank you ! Sounds like Mistress Trelaske might have had an influence too ? Really hope you enjoy it all on here and make lots of new friends, and as new members are always more than welcome it might well be worth going to your next high school reunion and everyone carrying on from where they left off !
"Perfection is a full stop .... Ever the climbing but never the attaining Of the mountain top." W.G.
Welcome Drygoods.....you will love it here. I'm very new here myself and it's just great being in touch with other Poldark people throughout the world.
I understand what you are staying about the boys hating the name of Ross Poldark back in the day - a boy dumped me because I chose to stay home and watch the last episode of Poldark rather than go out with him! Good riddance I say....
A passionate child rolling in the dust with her ugly dog; a girl driving oxen; a woman....Did anything else matter?
Welcome Drygoods, always good to see a new member. Great introduction and your writing and research sound fascinating. I think WG was such a great writer and was so methodical in his own research that Poldark is a historians dream. I have always had an interest in history, my own personal favourite is Richard 111 and then his enemies the tudors but i enjoy all aspects.
Look forward to seeing you post on the forum, we have some varied topics, your input on the costumes would be most interesting!
Good Day All,
I'm new here, but thought that I might write a few lines to introduce myself. I was 15 years old when I first fell for Poldark, in 1975 when the TV show was aired. I missed the first episode, but caught the second one, and was hooked on the program never missing any of the first and second season. Indeed, it can be said that many young men, aged 15-17 years, must have hated the name of Ross Poldark. The reason was simple, my parents would only let me date once or twice a month on Saturday evening, and because of the program airing at that time, I and many of my girl friends, soon were captivated by Poldark, thus giving up our courting and dating to stay in and watch television together -- Ross Poldark television. All week long through high school we talked about who was doing what, and how we thought the program would finish as none of us could buy the books locally, so our constant chatter was about the show, not at all the boys sitting next to us, and who tried so hard to catch our attention. No doubt if I went to a high school reunion and said the name Ross Poldark, some men would sniff their noses in the air, and not appreciate him as much as we women, who would sigh and smile and remember those times fondly.
Well, here I am at 50, have a husband and family, and finally had the opportunity, thanks to n-----x, am watching the show again! I love it just as much and am looking forward to watching the third season, or next installment of the story. Although my husband is a confirmed Jack Aubrey (Patrick O'Brien) man, I am as true as ever to Ross Poldark (WG), indeed find him the better man. And although I once looked as lovely as Demelza with long red hair and sparkling blue eyes, today resemble Prudie and am quite happy. Perhaps another thing that attracted me to the program was the fact that my g-grandmother was born in Cornwall, consequently, I could relate to the story, countryside, and hard life of the workers. I am a first generation American, so took to the dialect and language quite easily.
My only other bits that I might add is that I also enjoy history, although much later than this forum's era. I research and write history articles from 1845-1865, and spend most of my time collecting stuff of that time, but I never forgot Poldark and was quite delighted to see that other's made this forum. Who knows if Poldark might have given me a start into the visual beauties of history research, as I did spend many years photographing clothing in museum collections.
Last, if you're wondering what Drygoods means, well, I used to own two fabric shops and dealt with vintage fabrics and ribbons. I'm retired now, but still enjoy reading antique books and sewing historic clothing for fun. Many kind thanks to all who are taking the time to write. A happy Summer to you all.