Reading the Hurlers

Reading the Hurlers

On Tuesday last week 20 children from Darite Primary School visited The Hurlers, as part of the project “Reading the Hurlers”.  The children had a guided walk around the area and stopped for discussion and activities at Rillaton Barrow, Daniel Gumb’s cave, Stowes Pound and The Cheesewring before heading to the stone circles themselves.  The pupils took part in archaeology workshops in the morning led by Archaeological Project Coordinator Emma Stockley including putting together a skeleton and an archaeological interpretation activity.  To warm up the children were challenged to count the individual stones of the circles – we didn’t receive the same answer twice proving that they are indeed, as the legend suggests, impossible to count!  After lunch at the Heritage Centre, geology was the theme of the afternoon and Calum Beeson, Geological Project Coordinator explained the last 450 million years of geological events very animatedly in twenty minutes!  It was a great start to our programme of school visits and we’re looking forward to a very busy and exciting year. “Reading the Hurlers” is a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with Cornwall Heritage Trust providing financial support to enable the project to include a comprehensive programme of school visits and activities.  For more information and for schools who would like to take part, please contact the Archaeological Project Co-ordinator, Emma Stockley mailto:geologyatthehurlers@gmail.com If you would like to find out more about The Hurlers please click here ...
Cornwall Heritage Trust celebrates 30th Anniversary

Cornwall Heritage Trust celebrates 30th Anniversary

The sun shone over the deer park at Boconnoc on Saturday as Trustees, past Presidents, members and friends attended a lunch to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Cornwall Heritage Trust.   Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, President of the Trust, welcomed everyone to the event.  Unfortunately The Trust’s Royal Patron, HRH Duke of Cornwall, had not been able to attend the celebration, but Colonel Bolitho commented that the Trust’s work, which he described as “the conservation of some of the finest bits of our Cornish heritage and the encouragement of greater understanding of our Cornish history and heritage”, were matters that His Royal Highness both approved of and supported.   Chairman of the Trust, Lt Col Philip Hills, spoke about the history of Cornwall Heritage Trust and paid special tribute to the founder members and winners of the Sir Richard Trant Award for Heritage Champions that were present. Going on to speak about the work the Trust is currently undertaking, Lt Col Hills took the opportunity to launch the appeal to raise £500,000 for the Treffry Viaduct Restoration Project. Having successfully bid for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of a £3.473m project in conjunction with Cornwall Council the Trust now has to produce matched funding of £500,000 to complete the work within the Luxulyan Valley and restore the viaduct to full working order.   Those present enjoyed the music provided by the Kenwyn String Quartet and a delicious lunch, provided by The Hayloft, in the beautiful Garden Room at Boconnoc. Founder Member and Honorary Vice Chairman, Mr Carl Roberts, provided further entertainment as he cut the cake with...

Administrative Assistant Job Vacancy

We are looking for a part-time Admin Assistant to join our office team. We welcome applications for the post of Admin Assistant for our Charity, whose work is recognised throughout Cornwall. The successful candidate will work in a small friendly office environment and be part of a team of committed professionals, which includes the volunteer Trustees who give freely of their time and expertise for the good of the Trust and its work. The well-equipped office is on Threemilestone Industrial Estate, easily reached by car and bus, with free parking. The trustees have a flexible approach to the working hours and will adapt to accommodate the personal needs of the successful candidate. We are looking for a person who will take the expanding and varied work of the Trust forward, especially by capitalising on the use of the website and social media. The role is for 12 hours per week (days negotiable) with a salary of £17,300 (FTE) A job description and person specification can be found here: Job Description Administrative Assistant    Person Specification Administrative Assistant In your application please include: Your CV A letter of application addressing the elements of the person specification The names and contact details of two referees (Please note that we plan to contact referees for shortlisted candidates in advance of the interview unless you ask us not to.)    Send these to the Administrator, Cathy Woolcock at: info@cornwallheritagetrust.org To find out more about the Trust please see our website and Facebook page or call 01872 224014 Closing date for applications is Friday 15 April...
Sir Richard Trant Memorial Award – Heritage Champion 2016 – Nominations now open!

Sir Richard Trant Memorial Award – Heritage Champion 2016 – Nominations now open!

Applications are invited from all organisations in the heritage field to nominate an ‘unsung hero or heroine’ – someone who gives their time and energy in a voluntary capacity and has made a significant contribution to Cornwall’s heritage as the 2016 Heritage Champion.  For more information please refer to the Sir Richard Trant Memorial Award page. Applications may be downloaded from the website and sent to: Mrs C Woolcock Administrator Cornwall Heritage Trust 5 Kerns House Threemilestone Industrial Estate Truro, TR4 9LD Tel: 01872 224014 Email:cornwallheritagetrust@gmail.com   Sir Richard Trant Award Application form...

Cornish Story Cafe – Celebrate Picrous

For this event the ICS, Cornwall Heritage Trust and Storylines are combining forces with the Kings Arms at Luxulyan to mark the annual Picrous celebrations by holding a Cornish Story Café. Bob Keys, the President of the Cornish Audio Visual Archive, will be speaking about the Picrous story and how it can be understood in relation to local heritage and folklore. There will also be music and storytelling (if you would like to join in the music and storytelling you are very welcome). It is open to all and there is no charge but we would be grateful you could inform us if you are interested in coming since there will be refreshments.  For more details or to book your place please...