Saturday, March 24
Where To See Daphne Du Maurier In Cornwall
I've had a good response from my posts about the author Daphne Du Maurier. Menabilly Daphne Du Maurier's Manderley In Cornwall, for example, attracted far more visitors than normal. I thought, therefore, I would show you this mural found on the side of a building in St.Austell, Cornwall.
Amongst the diners at the fictional 'China Cafe' are Nigel Martyn (Former England Goalkeeper), Jemma Simpson (Olympic Athlete), Richard Sharp (England Rugby Player), Beatrice Rogers (First Female Deaconess in the Methodist Church), AL Rowse (Historian and Poet), Walter Hicks (Founder of St Austell Brewery), Silvanus Trevail (Architect), William Cookworthy (Discoverer of China Clay in Cornwall), John Nettles (Actor), Bishop Colenso (First Anglican Bishop of Natal), Captain Percy Phillips (Founder of the Cornwall Aviation Compant) and Jack Clemo (Writer and Poet).
The mural is a reproduction, four times the size of the original painting. This was photographed and then scaled up and printed on aluminium sheets which were then affixed to the building.
So if you are visiting Cornwall and want to see Daphne Du Maurier go to Trinity Street, St Austell.
Other Daphne Du Maurier Posts:
Menabilly Daphne Du Maurier's Manderley In Cornwall
The Magic Of Fowey Cornwall - Photos of her house.