The Memory Day in Wadebridge on 21st September positively buzzed. There was much interest in the photographic exhibits, which included the history of Wadebridge and its bridge, Trevanion Culverhouse, the railway, and local people – all of which triggered reminiscences and lots of animated chat over tea and cakes. The event, hosted by Storylines and Wadebridge and District Museum, was held at The Exchange and the museum as part of ‘Landmark Travels – Our past in a suitcase’ which is working with schools and communities across Cornwall to unearth local history. This 2-year project is led by Storylines, the Institute of Cornish Studies and the Cornwall Heritage Trust, and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Cornwall Heritage Trust. Over the winter months, the Storylines team will be following up with the people who came forward at the Memory Day to record their memories and make a series of digital stories. These digital stories will combine extracts of the oral history interviews, with people’s personal images, creating wonderful resources which can be shared online, at events and within the school work that will take place over the next year. Thanks to everyone for your participation and offers of help. We look forward to follow up...
Successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid to support Luxulyan Valley Heritage Restoration Project A joint bid from Cornwall Council and Cornwall Heritage Trust for the Luxulyan Valley Heritage Restoration project has received earmarked funding of ￡3,473,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Earmarked funding means the outline proposals for the project meets HLF criteria for funding and HLF believes the project has potential to deliver high-quality benefits and value for Lottery money. The project now has 2 years to submit fully developed proposals to secure a firm award. Development funding of £246,800 has been awarded to help Cornwall Council and Cornwall Heritage Trust progress plans to apply for the full earmarked funding. The Luxulyan Valley Heritage Restoration project aims to carry out extensive conservation and interpretation of the valley’s industrial and natural heritage and will be underpinned by an activity programme that will engage new audiences, improve accessibility and provide inspiring training and volunteering opportunities for the local community. Cornwall Council cabinet member for housing and environment Joyce Duffin said: “This is fantastic news. Luxulyan Valley is a hugely important part of Cornwall’s industrial and natural heritage and is of national and international significance. To be given the funding green light by the Heritage Lottery Fund is a major boost. It will allow the Luxulyan Valley Heritage Restoration project to work on plans to not only conserve our heritage, but to also share the story so that more people can appreciate the amazing historical significance of the valley.” Nerys Watts, Head of HLF South West, said: “The Luxulyan Valley is a little-known but stunning part of the Cornish landscape. ...
The Year 2 children from King Charles Primary School came face to face with King Henry VIII last week when they visited Pendennis Castle with the help of a Grant for Schools Transport from Cornwall Heritage Trust. Class teacher Michelle Clayton reports: “The children enjoyed their visit. First we explored the Tudor artefacts and the children dressed up in rich and poor clothes . We made our way to the castle where the children were surprised by Henry VIII ( our head of school!) who sent them on a quest with a reward that allowed them to travel back in time! After that we explored the half moon battery and the rest of the grounds and we drew the castle. Our topic is about the history of Falmouth.” While the children were able to learn more about their history topic the visit also enabled them to enjoy cross curricular links to art, science, literacy and geography as well! Cornwall Heritage Trust is delighted to have been able to help the children to visit the Castle and while they cannot promise visits from historic Monarchs at every trip they can help more schools to enjoy similar trips to heritage sites in Cornwall. For more information on Grants for School Transport and for an application form please click here....
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