News from Cornwall Heritage Trust

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 Friday 28th September 2018; it is anticipated that interviews will take place on Monday 8th 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 info@cornwallheritagetrust.org 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 form... 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

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... read more

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... read more

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.    ... read more

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... read more

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... read more