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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.


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

We are hiring! Vacancy for a Fundraising Officer

We are delighted to announce that we are looking for a new member of staff!  Our new role is for a part time Fundraising Officer who would be based at our office at Krowji in Redruth. The Fundraising Officer will contribute to the Trust’s income generation by making applications for funds from grant-giving charities, trusts, corporates and foundations and work on growing the membership of CHT locally, nationally and globally.  They will join the Trust’s small team of staff and trustees and will need to be able to work flexibly to gain the best possible outcomes for the role. If you are interested in applying for this role please refer to the Job Description and People Specification for more details.  An application form can also be downloaded here.  If you have any questions relating to the role or the Trust please do not hesitate to contact Cathy Woolcock on 01209 707008. Applications must be submitted by midday on Monday 15th October 2018.  If shortlisted you will be invited to interview and will be advised if there is a task or activity that will need to be completed.  Applications should be submitted by email to info@cornwallheritagetrust.org however if you require any assistance with the application process please do not hesitate to call Cathy on 01209 707008.   Fundraising Officer Job Description & Person Spec Jul 18 Job Application... read more