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...
Nominations for Heritage Champion 2018 now open!

Nominations for Heritage Champion 2018 now open!

We are pleased to announce that nominations for the annual Sir Richard Trant Memorial Award for Heritage Champion 2018 are now open. Last year’s winner was Carole Vivian who was a very worthy recipient of the prize.  Carole was nominated for her tireless work establishing and organising the Cornwall Association of Local Historians (CALH) as well as presenting talks and tours all over the County. For more information on the award or if you would like to nominate an unsung hero or heroine who has made a difference to promoting, preserving or strengthening  Cornwall’s unique heritage in a voluntary capacity please click...
Cornish Song Project

Cornish Song Project

Last year the Trust organised the Cornish Song Project with children from Wadebridge, Perranporth, Newlyn East and Newquay to introduce children to traditional Cornish songs.  The children took part in workshops to learn the songs with the aim of performing them at the Lowender Peran Festival.  The songs and music were recorded live at Lowender Peran and the audience was encouraged to join in by projecting the words onto a screen.  The songs, backing tracks and scores can be found on the CHT website and are available for schools to use.  There is also some background and history to each song and links to more information and resources that may be useful.  Huge thanks to everyone that helped to make this project so successful, it is very much hoped that Cornish schools will find this a valuable resource! To access the song resources and to find out more about this project please follow the link: Cornish Songs in Schools...