Monday, 27 June 2011

The Area's Third Annual Mining Celebration Opens

It’s a Hard Rock Life is a free exhibition exploring the grizzlier side of Victorian mining in the area. Opening to the public tomorrow it promises an unusual and revealing insight about life in the area’s mines with the opportunity to visit a Victorian Mine Doctor’s unsavoury surgery.

Open from 28 June to 8 July at Stuart House and the Liskeard and District Museum in Liskeard.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Urgent Police Appeal

We are appealing for information from accommodation in the Caradon and West Devon areas.

We would appreciate it if you could check your records to see if you had males staying using a silver BMW around Wednesday 8 June 2011.

If you have any information please contact the Police on 08452 777 444.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice sunrise over Stowes Hill

Today marks the first day of summer. It is the longest day and shortest night of the year, when the sun is at the highest in the sky.

As I mentioned last week our Project Officer, Iain Rowe, formed a party to watch the sunrise over Stowes Hill from Craddock Moor Stone Circle. As the clouds were not in their favour they moved to a different spot were they joined the Roseland Observatory group led by Brain Sheen. As you can see from Iain’s photo they were not disappointed and enjoyed a fantastic start to this very special day.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Invasive Plants Day

On Saturday 2 July our Project Officer, Jane Uglow, has organised an informative invasive plants day in Liskeard. Working with James MacFarlane, Cornwall Council’s expert on invasive species, they will be offering free advice at the Goldenbank Nursery in Liskeard between 10am and noon.

In the afternoon there will be a guided walk and talk on St Cleer Downs identifying invasive plants in the field and the damage that can be done. Email Jane at for further details.

For more information about invasive plants in Cornwall take a look at the Council's website.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Sunrise on the Summer Solstice

During the Bronze Age Moor walk last month, it was suggested by me (foolishly) that we ought to come back to
Craddock Moor Stone Circle
and observe the sunrise over Stowes Hill on the Summer Solstice.

Anyone who would like to take up the offer should meet us in The Hurlers Car Park, Minions at 4am on Tuesday, 21 June, morning. We should hopefully joined by astronomers and archaeologists who will be able to explain the significance of this site on this seminal day in the calendar. If the forecast is for rain or heavy cloud the trip will be cancelled, please contact me on Monday if you are unsure.

Also do not forget the Liskeard Old Cornwall Society Midsummer Bonfire at Siblyback Lake on Thursday 23 June, 9:30pm.

Project Officer, 07791 136704 or 01579 362350

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

St Cleer Projects Group launch website

The St Cleer Parish Projects Group is now online. Their website details all their current and past projects, including the very successful St Cleer Skate Park and the Pipewell Project. There is also a gallery showcasing all their hard work.

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