Portreath Daymark

Portreath Daymark

Sitting high on the cliff top overlooking Portreath harbour and beach is this tower. The almost Mediterranean looking structure is a daymark to alert passing ships to their location. It is also known as the beehive monument.

The plaque on the daymark is a dedication to Laurence Binyon who wrote 'For the Fallen', the verse used in Rembrance Day commemorations. It is inscribed:

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

I'm slightly confused as I have read this is where the poem was composed, yet I have also seen a similar plaque and claim near the Rumps at Polzeath.

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