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...
Works taking place at Carn Euny

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...
Royal Cornwall Show 2018

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.    ...
Patronage Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

Patronage Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

On Tuesday four Trustees and one member of staff were lucky enough to attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in honour of the 70th birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales. Cornwall Heritage Trust were invited to attend because His Royal Highness is Royal Patron of the Trust. A full report of the day will be reported in the next members newsletter however we hope you will enjoy a few photos from the...
Don’t miss the boat!

Don’t miss the boat!

All members and donors should now have received either a letter or email from CHT giving them the options for how to be contacted in future.  It has been a massive exercise and has taken the staff many hours to complete!! Why was it necessary? The Data Protection and Privacy regulations in the UK and EU are being updated (GDPR), as a result many charities and organisations are undertaking some housekeeping to ensure that they are ready for the new requirements.  In order to keep in touch with our members and donors everyone has to give consent to be contacted and choose which method of communication they would prefer is used e.g. email or post.   The newsletters, Annual Review and AGM notifications that members are entitled to receive are not affected because they are part of the membership package however any other communication about the Trust’s activities, events, campaigns and fundraising would need to have consent. What do you need to do? If you provided us with your email address you should have received an email in the last week asking you to complete and return a simple online form.  If we do not have your email address we will have posted you a leaflet, complete with an SAE to return the detachable reply form to us. What happens if you do not respond? You will still receive your newsletters, Annual Review and AGM notification however you have to “opt-in” to provide us with your consent to send you other news and updates.  If we do not receive your consent by May 25th 2018 we will have to assume that...