Cornwall is a place of life, of work, of culture and of history and this is evident through the places that we value. Exploring this historic landscape was the focus of our latest Cornish Story Cafe hosted by Pete Herring, a Cornish landscape archaeologist who formerly worked for Cornwall Archaeological Unit and Historic England.
Nearly 80 people joined us for this fascinating talk, which guided them on a journey through Cornwall’s ancient and modern landscape and explored many themes of Cornwall’s heritage featured in the 12 winning photos in our 2023 ‘My Cornwall, My Heritage’ community photography competition.
The talk marked the start of our ‘Sense of Place’ pop-up exhibition, which is being hosted at Kresen Kernow until mid-January.
The exhibition features the 12 winning photos from the photography competition and explores why the historic places they feature remain cornerstones of Cornish cultural identity. Cornwall’s unique landscape has shaped our industry, culture and history and the exhibition also includes archival images which explore these themes in more depth.
We hope this talk and exhibition will offer people the opportunity to reflect on the impact a sense of place has on their cultural identity, explore how Cornwall’s heritage continues to speak across generations and understand why the care of Cornish historic places is so important to Cornwall Heritage Trust
Thank you to everyone who joined us, to Kresen Kernow for so generously offering its space for the exhibition and the talk, and to Rodda’s for providing the clotted cream for the mince pies.
If you couldn’t make it to the talk or would like to watch it again, see the full recording here…