Saturday, 14 June 2014

Poldark Filming at Wheal Owles

Wheal Owles by Cornwall in Focus
It looks like Poldark filming is taking place at Wheal Owles at St Just in Cornwall.

Last week @RobertDawes tweeted 'Off to Cornwall to get bewigged and strut my semi-funky stuff again in Poldark. Charlestown Harbour on Monday. Next week St. Just.'

And now the Mine Exploration Forum of aditnow say that a replica horse whim seems to have been erected and the engine house appears to be having some temporary wooden bits added to it.

Wheal Owles has quite a history as it was the scene of a mining disaster in 1893 where 20 people died. According to West Penwith Resources this  was how it was reported by the Cornishman of Thursday, 12 Jan, 1893, “19 men and a boy died in the watery darkness of Wheal Owles, at St Just in Penwith. A terrible roar was heard by the 40 men and boys working deep underground at Wheal Owles mine”

You can read more about Wheal Owles (pronounced 'Oals) at Cornwall in Focus 









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