We are thrilled to announce that we’ve smashed our target for Treffry Viaduct Crib Hut Life Membership Appeal. 15 new Cornwall Heritage Trust Life Members have helped us raise £6,500 to conserve the 19th-century Crib Hut adjacent to the historic viaduct.
We’re delighted to report that thanks to their support the building is now structurally sound and the finishing works are planned to be completed in the near future.
Cornwall Heritage Trust CEO, Cathy Woolcock said: “The Crib Hut offers a tantalising glimpse of what daily life was like for the workforce at Treffry Viaduct. We’re hugely grateful to our new members for helping us conserve this fascinating slice of Cornish social history – their generosity has helped ensure its legacy for future generations.”
Those who have supported the Crib Hut appeal by becoming life members will have their names on signage at the site in recognition of their commitment to this cause.
One of 13 historic sites protected by Cornwall Heritage Trust, Treffry Viaduct is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, as designated by UNESCO. The Crib Hut is thought to have been used by viaduct workers throughout the 19th century, providing welcome shelter for them to rest in during breaks.