Poldark (2015 TV show), Capitan Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner), and Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) are trend now. But Poldark’s legend is much older. It started in 1945, when English author Winston Graham (30 June 1908 – 10 July 2003) published his novel Ross Poldark. It was a great success and it was succeeded by a series of eleven further titles, the last of which, Bella Poldark, was published in 2002.
Of course, the original version of the BBC television series adaptation of the novels in 1975 contributed to Poldark’s popularity too. It starred Robin Ellis as Ross and Angharad Rees as Demelza. The TV show first broadcast in the UK between 1975 and 1977, which gained audiences of about 14 million viewers!
The series was set in Cornwall, especially in and near Perranporth, where Graham lived for more than three decades. Now, you can visit Poldark Mine near the town of Helston in Cornwall. If you are a fan of Poldark, you should go there. You will meet Ross’ spirit and Demelza’s bravery.
The museum and grounds interpret the fascinating story of the Cornish miners, giving a unique insight into working conditions in 18th and early 19th century tin mines and into Cornwall geology. Also, it’s situated in the picturesque Cober River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The founder of the museum was Peter Young, who discovered and opened Wheal Roots Mine to the public thus giving many millions of visitors the opportunity to go down Cornwall only Tin Mine and its historic location that has a tinning history of an incredible 4000 years.
Beautiful place, interesting history, brave people, and Ross and Demelza whispering through the underground tunnels. If you have the chance, visit this incredible mine!
Address: Poldark Mine, Trenear, Wendron, Helston, Cornwall TR13 0ES. Telephone: 01326 573173.
Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you!
Video: Poldark Mine. Underground Tour.