A story cafe about the cutting, saving and use of turf as the principal household fuel on Bodmin Moor until a generation or two ago. Pete Herring will talk about his research into this practice, which he carried out in partnership with Tony Blackman, former Chair of Cornwall Heritage Trust.
Pete is one of our new Trustees, and brings to the Trust his extensive knowledge and expertise as a landscape archaeologist, historian and characteriser. Pete worked with Historic England on championing historic characterisation approaches to place and landscape and managing expert teams undertaking research on historic places. Pete’s work with Cornwall Council included leading the historic environment policy and partnerships team, including the Historic Environment Record.
If you would like to join us on our Zoom meeting to learn more about this fascinating subject, please register via Eventbrite by following the link below:
Pictured is a local farmer cutting turf on Pridacoombe Downs, Altarnun in the 1940s.
With grateful thanks to Cornwall Community Foundation for helping to fund this free event.
The Story Cafe will also be simultaneously live streamed onto our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheCornwallHeritageTrust