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‘Gwytha ha Crefhe’ – Preserve and Strengthen our Unique Cornish Heritage

Cornwall Heritage Trust

Cornwall Heritage Trust protects some of the most iconic sites in Cornwall, such as Treffry Viaduct, Castle an Dinas and Sancreed Beacon. We regularly provide grants to other heritage organisations and our education programme helps to promote a greater appreciation of Cornwall’s unique heritage.

Donald Rawe

Donald Ryley Rawe, 1930 to 2018   It is with great sadness that we report the death of Donald Rawe, aged 87 years.  Donald was a founder member of Cornwall Heritage Trust and a Trustee since 1985.  His commitment to the Trust was recognised in 2004 when he was made an Honorary Life Member and in 2011 when he was awarded Member Emeritus.  Donald served on the Education Committee and Council of Management.  Carl Roberts, fellow Founder Member of the Trust, comments: “Donald worked hard for the Trust… He had a particular interest in Cornish History,  for which his enthusiasm meant he would often leave a meeting with a determination to discover much more about the subject…”   Donald became a Bard of the Gorsedh in 1970: his Bardic name being “Scryfer Lanwednoc” which means “Writer of Padstow”.  An author, poet and playwright, Donald expressed his love of Cornwall through his writing and publishing and was rewarded with a lifetime achievement award for literature from the Gorsedh in 2006.   Trustees of Cornwall Heritage Trust were delighted last year when Donald offered to allow his book, “Traditional Cornish Stories and Rhymes”, to be published on the Trust’s website so that it can be freely accessed by all.  Lt Col Philip Hills, Chair of CHT said “Donald’s contribution to the Trust has been immense, his extensive knowledge and wisdom always informing our work. He will be greatly missed, not only by everyone in the Trust but by everyone in Cornwall.    Donald was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle; all at Cornwall Heritage Trust send their most sincere condolences... read more

Works taking place at Carn Euny

Cornwall Heritage Trust has been working alongside English Heritage over the last few weeks to address issues that have arisen following the collapse of some walling from the creep leading into the fogou on the site. Viewed from within the fogou itself, about a dozen stones have fallen from the left-hand-side of the creep and a large stone has fallen out from underneath some other stones, which remain in situ but appear to lack support. While the site is still open to visitors it should be noted that the creep is presently blocked off and visitors to the site cannot gain access to the fogou. English Heritage have been on site and are working to resolve the situation as soon as possible.   To learn more about Carn Euny please click... read more

Royal Cornwall Show 2018

This time last week we were preparing for Royal Cornwall Show; thank you to everyone who visited us or volunteered to help run the stand over the 3 days!  Special thanks to the dancers and musicians from Tan ha Dowr who came and entertained everyone on Saturday afternoon.    ... read more

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