Events in 2011

This is a narrative of past projects and events organised by Darite Heritage and other local organisations in 2011. The purpose of this document is as a place to link to event write-ups and as a reference when considering events for the future.

Treasure hunt

This took place on 2011-09-03. We sent family groups on a route around the village with an illustrated list of flora and fauna to find and the opportunity to add more discoveries to the list to win a small prize.

This was very successful and enjoyable. We've retained the materials so we can do it again in years to come.

Hedge week

This was a series of activities organised by the CHAHP taking place from Saturday 2011-10-22 through to Saturday 2011-10-29. These were:
Hedge Laying Course.
Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd of October 09:00 - 16:00.
Venue — Upton Cross playing field.

There are still spaces left to join this course which teaches how to lay hedges and would be valuable to builders, landscape gardeners and others interested in the practicalities of hedge laying. The course is free but would normally carry a significant cost.

Dormouse Workshop.
Monday 24th of October 10:00 - 16:00
Venue — Upton Cross Hall

Learn how to study Dormice and account for them in surveys and when considering building work. Dormice are protected and attending this course would count as the first stage in obtaining a licence to work with them. Again, this would normally be costly to attend but is free.

Willow Weaving.
Tuesday 25th of October 10:00 - 16:00
Venue — St Martins Church Hall, Liskeard

The course is open to families with children over 7 years old; all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Static Display — Morrisons Liskeard, Wednesday 26th October
This actually didn't happen.
The field systems and boundaries of the Cornish landscape.
Thursday 27th October 14:00
Venue — Millennium Hall, Pensilva
Birds Of garden & hedgerow.
Thursday 27th October 19:00
Venue — Millennium Hall, Pensilva
Bird Box Workshop.
Friday 28th October 10:00 - 16:00
Venue — St.Cleer Sports pavilion

We Need your Help: The Pied Flycatcher used to nest in Golitha Falls NNR until its bird boxes fell apart.

The aim of the day will be to construct boxes for this interesting little bird under the guidance of Peter Kent, an expert birder from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

All attendees will have the opportunity to make a box or two for Golitha Falls and one to take home to their garden.

Please help us make things happen!

Hedge Walk & Exhibition.
Saturday 29th October 10:00 - 13:00
Venue — Darite & Tremarcoombe

This was a walk led by Jane Uglow from Darite to the Pipe Well, paying particular attention to the hedges.

There may still be details at the CHAHP blog site.


A public meeting of the CHAHP planning group took place in our village hall on 2011-11-01 from 19:30 to 22:00. It was chaired by Derris Watson and the agenda was:

Federation of Old Cornwall Societies Winter Festival

2011-11-12 from 10:00 to 17:00:

This will be in the Liskeard Public Rooms. Details of the day are here (but beware irritating music).

Animal tracks and signs

2011-11-17 at 14:00:

Walk to discover woodland animal tracks and signs at Golitha NNR led by Barney Hill.

Meet at Golitha car park with suitable clothing to start at 2pm.

Railway Terrace history day

2011-11-19 from 14:00 to 19:00:

Organised by us at the Village Hall. To begin there will be an exhibition of local interest and we'd like you to come along and bring any old artefacts, documents or photographs you have that will help us to construct a historical narrative of our village. We can offer to digitise items for you to help preserve the information.

We are especially interested in anything that sheds light on the railway activity here as well as the mining.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day for a nominal charge.

John Manley will be with us and at 15:00, weather permitting, John will lead a short walk up the road to give an outdoor talk about South Caradon mine.

At 17:00 back in the hall, John will give a further presentation about our mining heritage.

"Moor than words"

Starting 2011-11-03:

A 6-week creative writing course Aiming to ignite and develop your writing skills, especially your personal reflections of the local moorland.

Meeting at the Cross Link Centre, Upton Cross each Thursday from 3rd November to 8th December

**Please contact Gayle Hollington Wyatt to book your place**
Telephone Gayle by telephone on 01579 362685 or mail

More details at the CHAHP blog.

Monument watch meeting

2011-11-24 at 18:00:

Monument Watch Meeting in the back room at the Cheesewring Hotel, Minions. Some light food will be provided.

This is a meeting for people interested in helping to monitor local monuments. If your rambles take you near a particular monument, say more than 3 times a year, you can volunteer to check its condition so that action can be taken quickly if any problems are observed.

The meeting is to talk about any training or equipment you feel you would require and for everyone to meet each other and discuss which areas to cover.

If you'd like to attend, please contact Iain Rowe (Contact details are at the CHAHP blog).

Cornish woodland

2011-11-29 at 19:30:

An Illustrated Talk on the 'Past, Present and Future of Cornish Woodland' by local woodland owner, ecologist and expert Simon Humphreys.

Venue: Millennium Hall, Pensilva at 7:30pm

Restoration projects on Bodmin Moor

2011-11-30 at 19:30:

An Illustrated Talk presented by the Pensilva & St Ive Local History Group on 'Restoration projects on Bodmin Moor' by local industrial archaeologist Colin Buck.

Venue: Millennium Hall, Pensilva at 7:30pm


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