Cornwall’s coastline attracts millions of visitors each year. Whilst tourism is now a mainstay in the county’s economy, for generations of Cornish people it was mining, fishing and agriculture that provided a living. Recently, there’s been a new dimension to Cornwall’s economy, with fine restaurants serving locally sourced food and drink for the discerning diner.
From the towering cliffs and surf of the north coast, to the pretty coves and harbours in the south, this talk makes an epicurean journey through England’s most westerly county. There’s the award winning vineyard in the Camel Valley and the Tregothnan estate, the only place in England to grow tea commercially. Take delight in the magical Lost Gardens of Heligan, where the productive gardens are still worked in a time-honoured way; see how pasties are made on the Lizard and finally, visit the fishing village of Portloe for a cream tea. There’s lots of history along the way.
Keith Holmes is a speaker and photographer based in Derbyshire, who presents a series of talks on England and Italy to societies throughout England.
Wednesday 22 February 7.30pm
Tickets £3 on the door (enquiries to Elmbrdige Borough Council)