News from Cornwall Heritage Trust

Casting call for St Piran short film

We are excited to announce that we have commissioned a short film of the story of St Piran for use by Cornish schools and are now looking for volunteers to act as “extras” to help us with crowd scenes on the filming days. Filming will take place (weather permitting) on Perranporth Beach on Saturday 19th January and Sunday 20th January 2019. We are looking for people of all ages to help out so if you would like to take part we would love to hear from you! To register your interest please download and complete the registration form and email it back to us on Update!  Thank you so much – we now have all the volunteers that we need and unfortunately will not be able to accept any... read more

Students receive Cornwall Heritage Trust Award for language projects

Year 9 students at Liskeard School and Community College have been awarded their Bronze Art Award certificates by our new Chair, Dr Lamorna Spry. Lamorna spent time chatting with the students in both Cornish and English about their experiences and project work involving the Cornish language. The Trust funded the students’ qualifications. The students’ main project was to work with children from Liskeard School Nursery, using drama techniques to teach Cornish words. The current Year 8 Bronze Arts Award students watched the award ceremony and then wrote reviews about the experience – it could be them accepting their awards next... read more

2019 Calendar from Cornwall Heritage Trust

You probably noticed that our Annual Review contained some beautiful images of our sites. Taken by Steve Dee Photography, they really have captured the natural beauty of some of our properties.  We thought that they were so spectacular that we decided to compile them into a calendar for 2019 for everyone to enjoy throughout the year. They are £5.00 plus P & P (£6.50 in total).  If you would like to purchase one you can either catch up with us at Lowender Peran, Krowji Open Studios or buy them online by clicking on the link below. Please note:  We use Paypal as our Payment Gateway, but you don’t have to have a Paypal account, you can pay by Debit or Credit Card.  Alternatively you can ring our office and make a payment over the telephone by ringing : 01209 707 008     2019 Calendar from Cornwall Heritage... read more

Members’ competition to win tickets for Hireth

Hireth! A new production sponsored by Cornwall Heritage Trust Cornwall Heritage Trust are very proud to be sponsoring Hireth! a new Play by Ed Rowe.  We have an exclusive competition for members to win a family ticket to the play which is being staged at St Just’s Miner’s Chapel in November 2018. Win Family Tickets to see Hireth – Our Members’ Competition To be eligible for the competition you just have to be a current member or Life Member of the Trust on 31st October, everyone who signs up to become a member in October 2018 will be entered into the draw. Not a Member? Don’t worry, there is still time to get involved Membership of CHT enables the Trust to carry out its important work to preserve and strengthen Cornwall’s unique heritage.  Members receive regular newsletters and an Annual Review as well as FREE entry to the English Heritage sites in Cornwall and 50% off the cost of entry to King Edward Mine and Wheal Martyn.  To become a member please click here Members’ Competition Terms and Conditions For full terms and conditions of the competition please click... read more

33rd Annual General Meeting

The 33rd Annual General Meeting of Cornwall Heritage Trust took place on Thursday 20th September at Chacewater Village Hall.  The AGM was preceded by the Dr John Rowe Memorial Lecture when Trustees, members and friends enjoyed an informative and well-researched talk by Carole Vivian, last year’s Heritage Champion.  Everyone enjoyed Miss Vivian’s stories of Trelawne and admired her determination to reveal the background to so many of the colourful characters she discussed.  She pointed out that to be interested in local history you don’t need to be an academic, you don’t need lots of money and you don’t need to understand Latin, but you will meet some fascinating people and it will take you in interesting directions you never thought of going.   Mrs Clare Jacques thanked Miss Vivian for the very interesting talk, particularly the part about Emily Hobhouse, a heroine of hers.   The Sir Richard Trant Memorial Award is presented every year to an unsung hero or heroine volunteering within Cornwall’s heritage sector.  Lt Col Richard Trant announced the winner of the 2018 award as Ms Cheryl Straffon.  Ms Straffon chaired CASPN (Cornwall Ancient Sites Protection Network) for 15 years, having retired from a career in teaching, bookselling, training and librarianship.  Currently the Vice Chair of CASPN she was also the founder and editor of the Cornish ancient sites magazine Meyn Mamvro for over 30 years, and is the author of a number of books on the prehistoric sites and folklore of Cornwall.   Ms Straffon was nominated for the award by Mr John Moss for her work with CASPN, FOCAS and, more recently, the Penwith Landscape... read more

We are hiring! Vacancy for a Fundraising Officer

We are delighted to announce that we are looking for a new member of staff!  Our new role is for a part time Fundraising Officer who would be based at our office at Krowji in Redruth. The Fundraising Officer will contribute to the Trust’s income generation by making applications for funds from grant-giving charities, trusts, corporates and foundations and work on growing the membership of CHT locally, nationally and globally.  They will join the Trust’s small team of staff and trustees and will need to be able to work flexibly to gain the best possible outcomes for the role. If you are interested in applying for this role please refer to the Job Description and People Specification for more details.  An application form can also be downloaded here.  If you have any questions relating to the role or the Trust please do not hesitate to contact Cathy Woolcock on 01209 707008. Applications must be submitted by midday on Monday 15th October 2018.  If shortlisted you will be invited to interview and will be advised if there is a task or activity that will need to be completed.  Applications should be submitted by email to however if you require any assistance with the application process please do not hesitate to call Cathy on 01209 707008.   Fundraising Officer Job Description & Person Spec Jul 18 Job Application... read more

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... read more

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.... read more

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.... read more

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... read more