This afternoon saw the 35th Annual General Meeting of Cornwall Heritage Trust take place in a slightly different format than usual. Due to the Coronavirus lockdown restrictions the meeting took place online using Zoom and sadly it was not possible to invite members and friends as we usually would. Despitethis, almost a full complement of Trustees and staff joined Colonel Edward Bolitho, CHT President, to review the past year and undertake the statutory business.
We are delighted to announce that Lt Col Richard Trant was elected Chairman of the Trust; taking over from Mrs Clare Jacques who has served as interim Chair since May. Colonel Bolitho thanked Mrs Jacques on behalf of Trustees and awarded her Honorary Life Membership as a thank you for her steady leadership in such uncertain times.
Lt Col Trant has been a Trustee of Cornwall Heritage Trust since his retirement from the Army in 2014 and subsequent return to Cornwall to embark on a new career in business, however his links to the Trust stretch back far further as his Father, General Sir Richard Trant, was Chairman of the Trust for many years.
At the end of the meeting a slideshow of photographs reminded all present how successful the past year had been for the Trust and everyone agreed that we hope to get back to business as usual as soon as possible!