Last night our Vice Chair, Mrs Clare Jacques, visited St Just Old Cornwall Society to deliver a talk on the Trust. It was very well received and those present were amazed at the breadth of projects and activities undertaken by the Trust, as well as the spread of sites that we look after!
The Old Cornwall Society itself is pretty busy too, with a number of recent events and activities which included a Midsummer Bonfire, Crying the neck ceremony, Lafrowda Day, the Old Cornwall Societies Festival (which took place in St Just) and they provided assistance to the annual Gorsedh Kernow Ceremony which was also held in St Just; all that since June!! We really enjoyed the dialect report which included “leery” (relating to hunger) and “kitty bags” (leggings made of coarse fabric for working in).
Huge thanks to the Old Cornwall Society for inviting us to their meeting.
We have (limited) availability for similar talks throughout the year. If your group or organisation would like to hear about Cornwall Heritage Trust and our work please get in touch!