My’ansum – let’s talk Cornish about locals

Wasson shag? Roughly translates as Hello, how are you?

Here’s a question that’s been puzzling me.  It concerns my very own ansum, my husband Martin Pemberton.  Who is he?  What is he?  Here he is pictured above, doing his thing as an extra , (oh no I forget, not an extra.  Extras are now referred to as supporting artists) in Poldark.  I think of him as a St Ives local and like many ‘locals’ he has several jobs.  He lectures in sustainable design at Falmouth Uni, runs a transport design consultancy TDI and messes around on set with the lovely Aidan Turner.  And after work Martin might be found downing a Proper Job in one of his locals, The Castle, The Pilchard Press, The Sloop or The Union. But  I guess real locals would say he’s not local at all, that’s he’s an Emmet, a tourist, someone who walks slowly down the middle of the pavement, looking up at the sky or out at the scenery. Getting in the way of even the most laid back local.  Others would say he’s just an Incomer.  Someone who is from up-country parts of the U.K. that are not Cornwall.

But to me he’s a local, and he’s definitely the most knowledgeable  person I know to ask about walking in and around St Ives and the SW coastal path, and where to find the best pint.  And if you’re looking for insider info on the Poldark cast and/or a tour to the Poldark filming locations my ‘ansom is your man.

links to Martin’s locals if you’d like more info

Welcome to the Sloop Inn



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