Memorial to popular Poldark star at mine
A PLAQUE will be dedicated to the memory of one of the stars of a long-running Seventies' BBC drama based in Cornwall at a special event next month.
The memorial plaque will be unveiled at Poldark Mine, Wendron, to remember Angharad Rees, 68, who passed away last summer following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
One of the actress's best- known roles was as Demelza in the popular costume drama Poldark, which ran for three years between 1975 and 1977.
A plaque will be placed at the mine on September 15 and then kept in its museum.
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Val Adams, author of The Passion Of Poldark and member of the Poldark Appreciation Society, said the actress had an affinity with the area.
"The fact that she died of pancreatic cancer is doubly sad for us because [fellow Poldark actor] Ralph Bates also died from the disease in the early Nineties," she said.
"We felt she loved Cornwall so much. The last time she was in Cornwall it was at Poldark mine. I said to her, 'What do you think of this place now?' She said, 'It's absolutely lovely. I wouldn't mind sitting here contemplating my life'."
The unveiling of the plaque will take place as part of Poldark Day, held to celebrate the drama series. The event, held at the mine, includes stalls, local crafts, produce and Poldark memorabilia. Visitors are encouraged to dress as their favourite character from the drama, which was set in the 18th century. Money raised will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Appeal.