Friday, 22 May 2009

Charlestown, Cornwall

While we were staying with Rosie and Mike, we went to Charlestown in Cornwall. Built between 1791 and 1801 by a local landowner, Charles Rashleigh, and typically named after himself, it was intended as a port for exporting copper and coal. Later it was used for exporting china clay.

It is still unspoilt, though it gets busy in the summer. We went to the Shipwreck and Heritage Centre and were amazed to see an old Scarborough lifeboat.
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