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Autumn 2022 Events Programme

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CHG Spring 2022 Update

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.

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Next Event – “Battery Recharge”

Sunday 7th November 10am – 1pm

Come and help with vegetation clearance and a general tidy up at this important historical site. The Gun Battery overlooking Charlestown.

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Duporth Cup Discovered

Details of this exciting find can be found in issue 4 of Digest, the Charlestown History Group’s quarterly historical journal, which is now available.

In Issue 4 :

  • Duporth Cup Discovered
  • 5oth Anniversary of Dock Improvement – Opening Day
  • Regatta Memories
  • Duporth Manoer 1781 – 1933
  • News from The Charlestown History Group
  • Winter Events Programme
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Brickmaking Workshop

Brickmaking Workshop

Sunday 1st August 2021 at 1pm

Join us for an informative and practical afternoon exploring one of the village’s oldest industries.

Learn how bricks were made, have a go yourself and learn all about our work to uncover the history of brick making in Charlestown

 at The Brickfield Project Site, Blackpool China Clay Works, Trewoon.

£3 per person. Spaces limited and booking essential.

Ticket for Brickmaking Workshop

Secures a place for one adult or one child on the Charlestown History Group Brickmaking Workshop at The Brickfield Project site, Blackpool China Clay Works, Trewoon at 1pm on Sunday 1st August 2021.

£3.00

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Digest Issue 2

The 2nd Spring issue of Digest, the Charlestown History Group’s quarterly historical journal, is now available.

In Issue 2 :

  • Welcome
  • Charlestown Gun Battery and Cliff Volunteers
  • The Charlestown Leat
  • The Search for The Duporth Cup (part 2)
  • News from The Charlestown History Group
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CHG Spring 2021 Update

As the season changes and in time for Easter, we thought an update from the The Charlestown History Group would be useful.

We’ve been busy over the winter continuing to set up The Charlestown History Group and preparing for its, more public, emergence after lockdown. If Covid 19 restrictions allow, we hope to host our first public event and get stuck into some on the ground projects later this summer. You can keep up to date here on our web page or by joining us on Facebook or Instagram.

Look out also very soon for some exciting news on progress with the Community Archive Project and thanks to everyone who helped us get this off to a great start by making a crowdfunding donation. We still have more we’d like to do so please consider helping us if you can. Any donations will be put to great use protecting Charlestown’s history. Thankyou.

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Charlestown History Group – Coming Soon

Charlestown History Group continues to work behind the scenes, setting up the structures and working practices that will allow it to emerge as a vibrant, community engaged, historical society in early 2021.

Please look out for further news shortly and we look forward to sharing a love of Charlestown’s history with you all.