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A beachcombers home . Polperro

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Comments (20)

Timofey Tararin on May 6, 2008

Wow!!! I'm deeply impressed. It's so sismple and so cute. I just wonder why the name of the town seems to have Spanish rather than Anglo-Saxon origin?

laughingmackerel on May 6, 2008

Hello TT

The name Polperro is truly an old Cornish name. Pol, pronounced Pole, has the meaning "Pool", "Pit", and "Cove". Therefore according to the Cornish language Polperro literally means Pera's Cove. Polperro has a river running through the centre and it is called the River Pol.


Timofey Tararin on May 7, 2008

Thank you again fot the information. Is Cornish of Celtic or Gaelic group?

laughingmackerel on May 7, 2008

Hello Timofey

The Cornish language (in Cornish: Kernowek, Kernewek, Curnoack) is one of the Brythonic group of Celtic languages (Brythonic also includes Welsh and Breton).


Ivan Tsyrkunovich on May 9, 2008

wow! super foto collection

laughingmackerel on May 9, 2008

Thank you V :)

filiz kulan on May 12, 2008

You have different and rich photo gallery ,like this photo! Greetings,Filiz...

laughingmackerel on May 13, 2008

thank you Filiz

all the best from England

Janina_Bieleńko on May 19, 2008

I admire the fantasy of the owner :)

laughingmackerel on May 20, 2008

me too Janina ;)

Malko - VIEWS, NO TH… on June 15, 2008

I like this house. In Pamplona we have our own "casa de las conchas", not as beautiful as yours, anyway. Regards.

laughingmackerel on June 16, 2008

Thank you M i will visit your link right away :)

逃离城市 on July 11, 2008

Attractive shell house!

Regards from Beijing.

laughingmackerel on July 12, 2008

Great to see a message all the way from Bejing

greetings from England


Amelia Royan on December 16, 2008

Great laughingmackerel. I must spend more time in this gallery. There seems to be a lot here to interest me.

Greetings, Amelia

laughingmackerel on December 17, 2008

you're welcome anytime

Hilsen Laughingmackerel

derekparker on December 22, 2009

My mother, Ivy Vashti Blatchford,was born in this house c.1898. It wasn't then defaced by all the awful shells.

becky jessica and th… on May 17, 2010

My parents own the shellhouse and as a child my brother and used to get really fed up at evening time with flashing cameras all the time so we used to stand in the upstairs windows and stick out our tongues (we don't do it anymore). There are probably many photos of us out there doing this if you have one i'd love to see them. We didnt put the shells on it this was done roughly 80 years ago by a sailor whose wife got fed up with his collection of shells from around the world. He put them up in one week and they are stuck on with concrete. We have a problem trying to restore the shells as they are broken and worn, we are allowed the replace them but we need to find shells that fit as it is listed. The shellhouse was a book shop at one point. My family have had it 25 years and my dad is doing it up again (constant job with the sea air). He lets it out but we spend as much time down there as we can especially in the winter. i'd love to be permanently down there but there are few regular jobs.

laughingmackerel on May 18, 2010

To derekparker sorry for the late reply ! ..A Mrs Blatchford was the Headmistress of my junior school inPlymouth..don't know if she was any relation but she was a very kind lady :)


laughingmackerel on May 18, 2010

becky jessica and the Cats...i loved your great stories..i must return one day to do a shot with you all in the window sticking your tongues out ...!

all the best :)



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