Friday, December 16, 2011
This is the charming village and port of Charlestown, situated on the south coast of Cornwall, about 2 miles from the town of St Austell. Originally a little fishing village called West Polmear (with the grand population total of 9!), it was reconstructed and erected as a new town in the Georgian era specifically for the export of the local china clay, and renamed after local landowner Charles Rashleigh, who significantly contributed to its design. Nowadays Charlestown is a popular tourist spot, with its own small fleet of old tall ships which are often open for tours during the summer. The village is also regularly used as a location for both television and film, and if you care to wander into the local Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, you’ll be able to have a gander at the famous Heart of the Ocean necklace from James Cameron’s Titanic. 

This is the charming village and port of Charlestown, situated on the south coast of Cornwall, about 2 miles from the town of St Austell. Originally a little fishing village called West Polmear (with the grand population total of 9!), it was reconstructed and erected as a new town in the Georgian era specifically for the export of the local china clay, and renamed after local landowner Charles Rashleigh, who significantly contributed to its design. Nowadays Charlestown is a popular tourist spot, with its own small fleet of old tall ships which are often open for tours during the summer. The village is also regularly used as a location for both television and film, and if you care to wander into the local Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, you’ll be able to have a gander at the famous Heart of the Ocean necklace from James Cameron’s Titanic

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