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Date: Jun 27 10:03 PM, 2021
An international memorial appeal fund in Winston Grahamís memory
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Ross, even if there were a physical memorial, a digital version would be essential, since not all interested parties would be able to travel to a physical location. I think a digital archive, similar to the one in your link below, but updated,†would be fitting. The virtual site should be museum-like, rather than a Wikipedia or FB-like entry, which many authors receive. I find these unappealing. So, specifically, a colorful, textured, well-designed, digital exhibit that draws viewers in and entices them to remain and explore, with links to his books, synopses, interviews, photos, drafts (if his family cooperates) articles, movies, newspaper clips, reviews, photos, etc.

Since you and the WG society have already done an admirable job of compiling much of this information, it could serve as the foundation of the exhibit. If an international fund materializes it could be used to hire a curator for the site and memorial.†With enough interest, as there was during the height of the tv series, a convention/conference would not be unrealistic, and it could raise money to support the site. Not to let my imagination run too wild, I could see people dressing as their favorite characters (to copy the Star Trek universe fans) and converging on the location.





-- Edited by Hollyhock on Tuesday 29th of June 2021 03:34:35 PM

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Fijane wrote:

Ross, can you explain this a bit more (for us non-UK people)? What would be the purpose of the fund?


All I know is that it's an international appeal fund in WG's memory nothing more, but at a guess it might be something like other famous British authors have had such as Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy.

https://www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk/our-heritage/famous-people/jane-austen-a-great-english-novelist/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardy_Monument

The same I guess as famous American authors....

https://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/literature/20-best-american-authors/

So I think it would be interesting to hear from other members as to what sort of memorial they would like to see and whereabouts in Cornwall to contribute to in a new thread below....

My own wish is I think that because the only memorial to WG which is described in the old website below is hard to find and now forgotten, to have something along the lines of the above links and not just a granite seat that's very hard to find. Little Henry from Canada has been to see it the same as myself so it would be interesting to hear from other members what they would like to see, the only condition being that it must be somewhere suitable and taken from the books in Cornwall.

http://web.archive.org/web/20071015004541/http://www.poldark.org.uk/memoriam.html



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Ross, can you explain this a bit more (for us non-UK people)? What would be the purpose of the fund?



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It is also intended that an international memorial appeal fund in Winston Graham's memory will eventually be set up in Cornwall in due course as well.



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