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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.

2019 Calendar from Cornwall Heritage Trust

You probably noticed that our Annual Review contained some beautiful images of our sites. Taken by Steve Dee Photography, they really have captured the natural beauty of some of our properties.  We thought that they were so spectacular that we decided to compile them into a calendar for 2019 for everyone to enjoy throughout the year. They are £5.00 plus P & P (£6.50 in total).  If you would like to purchase one you can either catch up with us at Lowender Peran, Krowji Open Studios or buy them online by clicking on the link below:     2019 Calendar from Cornwall Heritage... read more

Members’ competition to win tickets for Hireth

Hireth! A new production sponsored by Cornwall Heritage Trust Cornwall Heritage Trust are very proud to be sponsoring Hireth! a new Play by Ed Rowe.  We have an exclusive competition for members to win a family ticket to the play which is being staged at St Just’s Miner’s Chapel in November 2018. Win Family Tickets to see Hireth – Our Members’ Competition To be eligible for the competition you just have to be a current member or Life Member of the Trust on 31st October, everyone who signs up to become a member in October 2018 will be entered into the draw. Not a Member? Don’t worry, there is still time to get involved Membership of CHT enables the Trust to carry out its important work to preserve and strengthen Cornwall’s unique heritage.  Members receive regular newsletters and an Annual Review as well as FREE entry to the English Heritage sites in Cornwall and 50% off the cost of entry to King Edward Mine and Wheal Martyn.  To become a member please click here Members’ Competition Terms and Conditions For full terms and conditions of the competition please click... read more

33rd Annual General Meeting

The 33rd Annual General Meeting of Cornwall Heritage Trust took place on Thursday 20th September at Chacewater Village Hall.  The AGM was preceded by the Dr John Rowe Memorial Lecture when Trustees, members and friends enjoyed an informative and well-researched talk by Carole Vivian, last year’s Heritage Champion.  Everyone enjoyed Miss Vivian’s stories of Trelawne and admired her determination to reveal the background to so many of the colourful characters she discussed.  She pointed out that to be interested in local history you don’t need to be an academic, you don’t need lots of money and you don’t need to understand Latin, but you will meet some fascinating people and it will take you in interesting directions you never thought of going.   Mrs Clare Jacques thanked Miss Vivian for the very interesting talk, particularly the part about Emily Hobhouse, a heroine of hers.   The Sir Richard Trant Memorial Award is presented every year to an unsung hero or heroine volunteering within Cornwall’s heritage sector.  Lt Col Richard Trant announced the winner of the 2018 award as Ms Cheryl Straffon.  Ms Straffon chaired CASPN (Cornwall Ancient Sites Protection Network) for 15 years, having retired from a career in teaching, bookselling, training and librarianship.  Currently the Vice Chair of CASPN she was also the founder and editor of the Cornish ancient sites magazine Meyn Mamvro for over 30 years, and is the author of a number of books on the prehistoric sites and folklore of Cornwall.   Ms Straffon was nominated for the award by Mr John Moss for her work with CASPN, FOCAS and, more recently, the Penwith Landscape... read more