Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting

This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday September 20th 2018 at Chacewater Village Hall. The AGM will start at 3pm and will be preceded by the presentation of the Sir Richard Trant Memorial Award – Heritage Champion 2018 and the Dr John Rowe Memorial Lecture, delivered by Miss Carole Vivian who was the winner of the Heritage Champion Award in 2017. The lecture will start at 2pm and is entitled ‘Local History Research – A Never Ending Jigsaw Puzzle’. The agenda for the AGM may be downloaded here: AGM Notice and Agenda 2018 Click here to view the annual accounts: Cornwall Heritage Trust Limited 2018 Annual...
Junior Gig Championships at Newquay

Junior Gig Championships at Newquay

The sun shone for the Newquay Junior Gig Championships a couple of weeks ago, with “Fowey A” being victorious.  Cornwall Heritage Trust were represented by Lt Col Philip Hills (Chairman of the Trust) and Lt Col Richard Trant (Trustee) who made the presentations to the teams.  The Trust is delighted to sponsor the prizes for the event each year....
Dogs to be kept on leads at Castle an Dinas

Dogs to be kept on leads at Castle an Dinas

A dog attack resulted in 3 lambs being killed at Castle an Dinas on Monday. Sheep graze on the site, owned by Cornwall Heritage Trust, from April to October and are owned by a local grazier.  Dog walkers are warned that the sheep are on the site through the use of clear signage and are asked to keep their dogs under control.  Following this attack, which was likely to have been committed by more than one dog, Trustees direct that anyone walking their dog on the site MUST keep them on a lead at all times. When the sheep leave the site (usually in October) the rules may be relaxed however it is imperative that dog owners keep control of their pet at all times and dispose of its mess responsibly....
Geevor Gala, 3rd August 2018

Geevor Gala, 3rd August 2018

Cornwall Heritage Trust is delighted to support Geevor Gala, being held on Friday 3rd August at Geevor Tin Mine.  Members of Cornwall Heritage Trust are entitled to a 20% discount* off the normal entry price on the day of the Gala, a great excuse to head to West Cornwall for a day trip. There will be activities and demonstrations taking place throughout the day as well as the opportunity to speak to former employees of the Mine and hear their reminiscences. *Please note – Members must show their membership cards to claim the discount This event was funded by a grant from the Trust, for more information on our grants schemes please follow this...
Donald Rawe

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...