Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the Cornwall Heritage Trust which will take place on Thursday 26th September at 2pm at Krowji.
Copies of the agenda and the minutes of the 2018 AGM can be downloaded from this website. Annual accounts for the year 2018-19 are to follow. All are welcome to attend.
We were thrilled to receive nearly 60 entries into our photographic competition to find images for our 2020 calendar. The theme was “Celebrating Cornwall’s Heritage” and the Judges were spoilt for choice, making their job extremely difficult to whittle the entries down to the final 13.
Our thanks to Col Edward Bolitho (CHT President), Emma Griffin (Griffin Photography) and our Trustees for taking the time to study each entry and choose the winners, to ensure a fair decision the entries were judged anonymously. Thanks must also go to everyone who took the time to submit an image or images, all of the photographs were of a very high standard and we are grateful for the time and effort they undoubtedly put in to their entries.
Overall winner – Tim Pearson, “Wheal Prosper under the stars”
This image will be on the front cover of the calendar, it was unanimously agreed to be a very special photograph – the lighting effects in the Engine House being created with a torch. Tim will receive his image professionally printed and framed by Banana Shed Framing and will be invited to take part in a photography masterclass with Emma Griffin of Griffin Photography.
Runners up (in no particular order):
- Tim Knight – “Lanyon Quoit”
- Mike Fortune – “Truro from Boscawen”
- Hil De Gast – “Men an Tol”
- Myles Pinkeney – “Godrevy”
- Nicky McGuire – “The enticing sea at Trebarwith Strand”
- John Peters – “Rame Head Ponies – Rame Head and St Michael’s Chapel”
- Norman Hartnell – “When the crowds have gone – Port Issac”
- Norman Hartnell – “Wild flowers gracing Cornwall’s wild coast”
- Norman Hartnell – “Passion of the Gig Rowers”
- Laura Moody – “Hidden Escapes in Polperro”
Each runner up will be invited to take part in a photography masterclass with Emma Griffin of Griffin Photography.
16-25 Age group
Winner – Myles Pinkney, “Calstock”
The Judges felt that this image took technical skill to achieve and were impressed by its professional quality. Myles will be invited to take part in a photography masterclass with Emma Griffin of Griffin Photography.
Under 16s Age group
Winner – Sophie Bonnell, “Levant”
Sophie’s photo was well composed and considered, the Judges were very impressed when they discovered that she is only 11 years old! Sophie will receive a £25 gift voucher and, along with all of the prize winners, will receive a copy of the calendar containing her photograph.
The calendar will be available at the start of September and can be ordered via our website or by emailing the office on email@example.com
We are looking to clear the old crib hut at Treffry Viaduct to preserve it for the future and are holding a volunteers day to carry out this work and clear and reveal some of the old tramway sleepers.
If you would like to be involved, this will be a one day event on Thursday 19th September 2019 from 10am to 4pm. Please register your interest by clicking here to fill out the form.
An archaeological excavation at Trethevy Quoit near Darite has made an exciting discovery which means that our understanding of the prehistoric site will have to be reassessed.
Between 9th and 13th July, more than thirty volunteers took part in the dig, which was supervised by Andy Jones and Ryan Smith of the Cornwall Archaeological Unit.
A geophysical survey had been undertaken in the field around the monument earlier this year and recorded a number of below-ground anomalies, which were targeted through excavation.
The largest below-ground feature was positioned close to the Quoit itself and, on investigation, this was found to be a significant platform of greenstone. The material had been quarried locally and brought to the site. It was clearly an integral part of the monument.
During the week school children from Darite and St Cleer Primary Schools made educational visits and were shown around the site.
In addition, there was an open day at the dig on Saturday, which was attended by a steady stream of people including many of the children who had visited the site during the week and had returned to show their parents what they had been studying.
Chief Operating Officer at the Cornwall Heritage Trust Cathy Woolcock said: “The excavation at Trethevy Quoit was a great success and I would like to thank our partners for their support, along with everyone who volunteered and took part in the dig. It was fantastic to welcome so many people to join us on the open day, to find out more about the Quoit and the work of our charity.”
The findings from the project will soon be reviewed and published in an archaeological report which will be made available to all interested parties.
Cornwall Heritage Trust would like to thank Cornwall Archaeological Unit, Cornwall Archaeological Society, Historic England and English Heritage for making the project possible and to Malletts Home Hardware, Mole Valley Farmers and The Cornish Bakery for their kind support.
To find out more about Trethevy Quoit, which is managed by CHT on behalf of English Heritage, please click here
If you would like to register your interest as a volunteer for future projects please click here
We are delighted to have received so many offers of help for the archaeological dig at Trethevy Quoit in July. We have tried to ensure that as many people as possible are able to get involved however inevitably we were not able to accept everybody. Places were allocated on a first come first served basis and those that were not successful on this occasion will be contacted for the next opportunity. Successful applicants will be notified by email by the end of this week.
The dig will culminate with a Community Day on Saturday 13th July from 10am to 4pm when members of the public and the community will be able to come along and view the work that has been undertaken during the week and find out more about the site.
Our thanks to Cornwall Archaeological Society, Cornwall Archaeological Unit, English Heritage and Historic England for their support with this project.
Cornwall Heritage Trust would like to invite web development agencies to tender for a new website.
Cornwall Heritage Trust is a charity which was set up in 1985 with the purpose of preserving and strengthening Cornwall’s rich heritage. The Trust owns and manages iconic sites around Cornwall. We support Cornish language, cultural and educational events through our grant scheme, and annual bursaries to post-graduate students engaged in studies that further our understanding of Cornwall’s history and heritage. We also support Cornish primary schools by helping to fund school trips to historic sites within Cornwall.
The aim of our new website is to improve the usability for our target audience, and the editing capacity for our staff. In addition, we have invested in our new brand and high quality photography of our properties and projects, and we would like our online presence to reflect this.
Tender Issue: June 2019
Tender Returns: 31st July 2019
Analysis of Responses: August 2019
Contract Award: 2nd September 2019
Launch: February 2020
To receive the Website Tender document, and for further information, please contact:
Alison Bick, Digital and Design Officer, Cornwall Heritage Trust
on 01209 707 008 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornwall Heritage Trust owns some of the most iconic sites in Cornwall, including Castle an Dinas near St Columb Major, Sancreed Beacon in West Penwith, Trevanion Culverhouse near Wadebridge and Treffry Viaduct in Luxulyan Valley.
The Trust also manages a selection of sites owned by English Heritage which are free to visit at any time, including Carn Euny, St Breock Downs Monolith, The Hurlers, King Doniert’s Stone, Tregiffian Burial Chambe, Trethevy Quoit, and Dupath Well.
If you are planning a trip to any of the sites, you can find their location and OS reference by visiting our Sites page: http://www.cornwallheritagetrust.org/our-sites/
We are very excited to introduce “The Tale of St Piran”, a film commissioned by Cornwall Heritage Trust which tells the story of St Piran from his early years to how he arrived in Cornwall from Ireland and introduced the people of Cornwall to Christianity, mining (through the discovery of tin) and inspired the iconic St Piran flag.
The Trust was very lucky that Pol Hodge, well known Cornish writer and poet, agreed to write the script and also play the part of St Piran. Volunteers were recruited through the Trust’s social media channels to act as “extras” with an overwhelming response being received. St Piran meets Badger, Fox and Boar when washed up at Perranporth, roles ably played by Merv and Alison Davey and Dick Cole.
The filming took place on a very cold weekend in January on Perranporth beach. While it poured with rain when everyone arrived the clouds eventually cleared, showing the rugged coastline off to its best effect! The volunteers were all enthusiastic and willing to be involved, helped by frequent dashes to the Watering Hole for hot drinks and pasties to warm up.
The Trust would like to thank Pol Hodge for the script, Alison Davey for designing, sourcing and making the costumes, Clare Jacques for the narration and Reverend Ann Brown for being such a good sport and accepting the gift of Christianity from St Piran during a very busy weekend! But most of all thank you to the volunteers, without whom the film could not have been made.
Designed for use by school in their assemblies the film is available to view on the website however if a school would prefer a downloadable version this can also be arranged.
The film was Produced by Bookshelf Productions and Directed by Joe Inman with thanks to Merv Davey and Harry Glasson for the music.
The Trust is pleased to be able to announce that we have received a grant from Historic England to rebuild a section of hedge adjacent to Trethevy Quoit. We will also be putting up a new gate into the field. It is planned that works will start on Monday 11th February and measures will be put in place to allow people to use the field during the period of works.
Later this year, there will also be a geophysical survey and a community excavation. More details to follow.
To find out more about Trethevy Quoit click here
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 email@example.com
Update! Thank you so much – we now have all the volunteers that we need and unfortunately will not be able to accept any more!
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 summer.
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 here