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Bodmin Moor 100 years on…

April 22, 2014

You might have read before some of my paternal family history in Porthleven, well this weekend we also ventured up to North Cornwall to my maternal family’s stomping ground (and stomping is the word!). Mum’s family came from near Camelford.

Those of you watching Jamaica Inn and eagerly awaiting Poldark might be familiar with the scene. Here’s Great Grandfather to my mum Anne Richards nee Short: Richard Webber of Poldhu Farm, returning home from cutting peat on Roughtor Bodmin Moor Cornwall 1861-1943

Richard Webber of Poldhu Farm, Roughtor. Bodmin Moor, Cornwall 1861-1943

Richard Webber of Poldhu Farm, Roughtor. Bodmin Moor, Cornwall 1861-1943

And here’s us lot (Richards and Short) in the sameish spot, 100ish years on.

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We climbed Roughtor, almost the highest hill in Cornwall, quite a view:

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