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Restoration of the Grylls Monument
Helston Town Council
The Grylls Monument in Helston was built in 1834 as a memorial to Humphrey Millet Grylls, a local Banker and Solicitor who kept the mine at Wheal Vor open during a recession and therefore saving the jobs of 1,200 local people. Now a Grade 2 listed structure it has become the most iconic landmark in the town. The project aims to restore, revive interest in and raise awareness of the history of the Monument and the proud mining heritage of the town.
Having secured £36,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £7,000 from Cory Environmental Trust the application to Cornwall Heritage Trust was for a grant to support the education and engagement programme in the form of funding interpretation boards, a talking post and transport costs for school visits.
Cornwall Heritage Trust is delighted to be involved with this project and looks forward to hearing all about the next phase.
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