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Date: Aug 20 4:28 PM, 2018
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I noticed my post seemed to be cut off.  I meant to say I especially liked the pictures of WG at his "Bella Poldark" book signing event at the age of 93.

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Ross



-- Edited by Ross Poldark on Monday 20th of August 2018 05:46:38 PM

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Date: Aug 20 10:18 AM, 2018
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Dave wrote:

Is there a link to the Poldark Mine site?


 Dave - try this : www.poldarkmine.org.uk/   

And this for pictures of the mine - Enter into Google Search : Poldark Mine Helston

 Edited by Stella Poldark on Monday 20th of August 2018 10:21:12 AM


-- Edited by Ross Poldark on Monday 20th of August 2018 05:45:05 PM

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Is there a link to the Poldark Mine site?



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It sure sounds like the Warleggan story.  Enjoyed browsing the Poldark Mine site - there is certainly more there than I imagined.  Especially liked the pictures of WG at his book signing event of "Bella Poldark" in 2002 and also the pictures of Angharad Rees on one of her "regular visits".



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I came across this today and thought it might be of interest. Apparently The Poldark Mine Facebook page is releasing more photographs of things Poldark related.

 

Thought to be the inspiration for the Warleggan family.

 
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Trengwainton House, Penzance

Trengwaington is the ancestral home of the Bolitho family and although the extensive gardens are now owned by the National Trust, the house itself is still lived in by the Bolitho family.
The Bolitho family started out as tanners and dabbled in lime-burning, shipping, mining and tin-smelting.

The Bolithos started to make loans and to take care of their customers financial deposits, and soon they opened a new business as a bank. Bolitho Sons & Co.opened its first bank at Chyandour before moving to Penzance, at which time the name was changed to The Mount's Bay Bank. More branches were soon opened in Ives, St Just, Hayle and Helston.

As the business grew it took over several other small local independent banks and eventually became the Consolidated Bank of Cornwall. In the 1905 the bank amalgamated with Barclays Bank, but there was a member of the Bolitho family on the board of directors until the late 1980s.

Their banking activities proved very lucrative for the family and various members of the family owned and lived in some of the larger estate properties in West Cornwall, including Trewidden and Trengwainton.

It is well known that Winston Graham often borrowed and embellished local figures as characters in his Poldark novels and its widely believed that the Bolithos provided the template for the Warleggans.

 



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