Monday, March 31, 2014

A day in Cornwall

 We had a very busy day in Cornwall today, first, we visited some graves of my Cornish tin mining ancestors.  This is at the church cemetery in Sithney, where my great, great, great, great grandparents are buried, Henry and Sarah Champion, along with their 6 year old daughter.

 There are a lot of wind turbines around Cornwall, we also saw a number of solar farms.
 We went all the way down to the Lizard, the most southern point of the UK
 And then on the Port Isaac, where the TV series Doc Martin is filmed.  The white building at the bottom of this photo is Bert Large's restaurant, with the smaller stone house above it to the right is the Doc's house and surgery.
 Doc Martin's house, also known as Fern Cottage
And a sweet shop which is used as Mrs Tischell's pharmacy
Today we leave Axminster for the Lakes District.


Sharon said...

Wow how exciting visiting where your ancestors were buried, do you know where they lived. Family history is so addictive when researching. You are certainly going to have some beautiful photos. Those old buildings are beautiful x

Anonymous said...

My family too are Cornish, hailing from St Dennis. It is a lovely place to stay. We spent time around St Austell and travelled down to Mevagissey one day too. It's beautiful around there although Bodmin Moor is a little foreboding.
Enjoy the rest of your trip.