Join us at Chacewater Village Hall for a special talk on the excavation of Penpol Tide Mill (Restronguet) on Tuesday 23rd January 2024 at 3pm. Nicholas Johnson MBE will lead the talk.
Date: Tuesday 23rd January
Time: 3.00 – 4.30pm
Location: Chacewater Village Hall, Church Hill, Chacewater, Truro, TR4 8PZ
The talk will explore the excavation of this small tidal bone mill, which was undertaken in 2019 by local volunteers with support from Cornwall Heritage Trust and Cornwall Archaeological Society. The work has allowed us to glimpse: the extraordinary world of mining, and smelting; the export and import of huge quantities of copper, coal and timber through new mineral ports; the massive sedimentation and pollution of rivers; and clear evidence for accelerating sea-level rise.
The talk is pay as you feel, with a minimum donation of £1 and a suggested donation of £3 upwards.
The talk will be led by Nicholas Johnson MBE, who was the head of the archaeological service in Cornwall from 1975 to 2010. As well as directing the surveys of the archaeological landscapes on Bodmin Moor and West Penwith, he helped in the development of new methods of defining and explaining the history and the significance of our historic landscapes. Perhaps most notably, he led the team that achieved World Heritage Site status for Cornish Mining in 2006.
He has published and lectured extensively and sat on national committees and councils, English Heritage and the National Trust amongst them, as well as many local heritage organisations including the Cornwall Archaeological Society, the Royal Cornwall Museum and the Trevithick Society. He now enjoys exploring and sharing the history of his home patch in Devoran.
If you would like to book a place, we recommend doing so without delay to ensure you have a spot. Our members were given early access to book their places at this event and there are a very limited number remaining. Numbers are restricted and places are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
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