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Mine memorial plaque to Poldark TV star to be unveiled
10:00am Friday 6th September 2013 in Cornwall
A CELEBRATION of all things relating to Poldark will include the unveiling of a memorial plaque to one of the stars of the hit 1970s costume drama about the life and loves of a Cornish tin mine owner.
Angharad Rees, best known for her role as spirited servant Demelza in the TV programme based on the novels of Winston Graham, died in 2012 of cancer, but will be remembered as part of Poldark Day at Poldark Mine.
This will take place at the World Heritage Site – and the only underground mine open to the public – on Sunday, September 15.
The event will give people the chance to raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer Appeal by volunteering to be pelted with wet sponges. There will also be the chance to tour the tin mine, browse Cornish crafts, produce and Poldark goodies, and meet Val Adams, author of The Passion of Poldark.
The evening will be filled with the sound of traditional Cornish music and dancing from ceilidh band HEVVA. A hog roast and refreshments in the restaurant will provide sustenance for the festivities.
Tickets are £4 for adults and £1 for children, with no need to pre-book, but this does not include the cost of the mine tours, hog roast and/or restaurant food and drink.
Doors will open at 11am, with the memorial plaque unveiling taking place at around 3.30pm and the event ending at 10.30pm.
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