News from Cornwall Heritage Trust

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:     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

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