It has been a busy start to the year for the Charlestown History Group.
Of particular note is the approval of our planning application for improvements at the Gun Battery. In 2021 the CHG started clearing the vegetation on the site so that further damage to the historic structures could be minimised.
We are now progressing on the next phase to improve access, public amenity and historical interpretation and to reinstate a flagpole and replica cannon at this important historical asset.
It is hoped that in 2023, the new flagpole will form part of planned events to mark the bicentennial of the death of Charles Rashleigh. Rashleigh died in March 1823 under the cloud of his business affairs and had a minimal funeral. It is the belief of the CHG that this 200 year anniversary offers us an opportunity to pay our respects and give thanks to Charlestown’s founder. With this in mind, we are working on a programme of events to mark the occasion and will release more information about them, including how you can get involved, later this year.
In early March the group held it’s first “proper” event since the lifting of Covid restrictions with a St Piran’s Pasty Supper. Over 60 people attended and all thoroughly enjoyed a full evening of videos, talks and Cornishness all topped up with a Trelawny shout.
Our events are crucial in helping us raise funds for our work and do please look to get involved and support us where you can. More information can be found on our website.