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...
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...
Liskeard Unlocked

Liskeard Unlocked

Cornwall Heritage Trust is delighted to support the “Liskeard Unlocked” Project which is taking place from the 7th to 10th of September. Part of the National Heritage Open Days Scheme, visitors to Liskeard will have the chance to view buildings which are normally closed to the public and discover the hidden stories of Liskeard.  The Masonic Hall, St Martin’s Church tower and the Cornish Times Archive, as well as a selection of private houses, will all be open.  There are also a series of art workshops available, all linked to the Liskeard Unlocked project. The project applied for funding through the Cornwall Heritage Trust’s new small grants scheme, where grants of up to £500 can be applied for at any time throughout the year to make it easier for smaller projects to get started.  CHT also offers larger grants to heritage organisations in Cornwall, for more information on our grants schemes please click here . For more information about Liskeard Unlocked please refer to the booklet below. Liskeard Unlocked leaflet  ...
Treffry Viaduct closed to public on 11th and 12th May

Treffry Viaduct closed to public on 11th and 12th May

Please note that Treffry Viaduct will not be accessible to the public on the dates of the 11th and 12th May 2017. Essential investigation works will be undertaken during this period that will inform the design for the HLF funded restoration scheme. Please be assured that the viaduct will re-open following the conclusion of these vital exploratory works and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience...

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