This is the place to keep up to date with all the latest goings on in the Caradon Hill Area. There's a huge range of events taking place every month, from guided themed walks and school trips with local experts, to wildlife and monument conservation and community celebrations. There are also lots of opportunities to learn new skills and sign up as a volunteer.

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Caradon Trail 4th Anniversary Walk

Brian Oldham 10:30 AM Saturday 04 March

It is 4 years since the opening of the popular walking, horse riding and cycling trail stretching from Lamellion to the South West to Starabridge to the North East across our delightful corner of Cornwall.

To mark the occasion, Brian Oldham of Liskeard’s Walkers are Welcome is inviting walkers to join him on a circular route starting from St Cleer Car Park (behind the church) at 10.30am on Saturday 4th March, St.Piran’s weekend. We will follow the Trail for 3 miles along the lanes to Minions where there will be a lunch stop for 30 minutes, then back to St Cleer via the old railway track and Trethevy Quoit, another 3 miles making 6 miles in total.

If 6 miles is too much, you can join us for the first half and arrange your transport back from Minions, or join us at Minions for the second half.

Please ensure you wear shoes and clothing to suit the conditions, dogs must be on leads at all times and be prepared for a few short history stops along the way.

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Reading the Hurlers – the story so far

Friday 10 March: Emma Stockley 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm,  St Martins LOWER Church Hall.

An update on the continuing project Reading the Hurler, following the lecture given on 11 March 2016, and the excavation which took place in September 2016.  As well as a report on the excavation, the lecture will include an overview of the project findings to date and an update on the community engagement elements of the project.

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Caradon Archaeology NEEDS YOU!

Caradon Archaeology was set up by the Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project to monitor the condition of scheduled monuments (over 700) in the Caradon Area. Over the last 12 months over 250 reports have been completed and sent into the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Historic Environment Service. These in turn are used by Historic England to monitor the condition of the archaeology in the area and inform how to improve it. Can you help us?

The 2017 AGM is on 23rd February 2017. 7:30pm Darite Village Hall

Please come along, membership is free and we are a friendly bunch!

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A Tudor Tin Mill, Lanyon, Madron Parish

A Tudor Tin Mill, Lanyon, Madron Parish

Cornwall Archaeological Society (open to all)

St Martins Church Hall (lower)

Church Street - Liskeard


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Stuart Emmet and others

Categorised as a tye house where alluvial tin from the streams was washed and sorted by the tinners but not necessarily smelted, as no smelting evidence has yet been found. Interestingly we did find pottery evidence that now suggests they were using cream separation dishes to pan the finer tin. Recently we had one of these dishes made, using one of the pottery sherds to give us dimensions etc and we shall bring it along on the evening, along with some hand grinding stones which were found beneath the floor areas. We have definite documentary evidence for 1632, with another more general reference to the area in the late 1500s, though again it is interesting that at this time we have no stamping or crushing house remains, suggesting this was purely a streaming operation for alluvial tin. This area as a whole is still under excavation by us and is proving more revealing every day as to the process of the early tin washing process – it must be remembered that the only book with positive information and drawings anywhere is Agricolas De Re Metallica, one illustration in particular being of a perfect match to what we have uncovered, this assessment being supported by top archaeologists specialising in his field.

St Cleer General Cemetery Scrub Bash

29th October

St Cleer General Cemetery, run by voluntary trustees and making no profit - Volunteers needed for clean up.
If you have a log burner and a saw let us know and you will be allocated an area of hazel at the right size for burning to cut down and take away. Come and help take out the self seeded saplings and ivy growing in the wrong places and destroying headstones. Help to clean the grass back from the path, there are jobs for all abilities and there will be a free BBQ at the end of the day as a thank you for your work.
Please let us know if you are coming so that we will have enough food for all:

Caradon Heritage Partnership AGM & Daniel Gumb talk

Thursday 17th November 2016, 7:30pm The Long Room, Public Hall, Liskeard - All Welcome

Opening Talk by Brian Oldham - "The Remarkable Daniel Gumb". 

The many visitors to Daniel Gumb's Cave below The Cheesewring could be excused for thinking he was a myth to attract tourists, but Brian Oldham will bring to light in an illustrated talk, examples of his work as a stonemason and cartographer, as well as other interesting facts about his life and family"

Festival of Archaeology & Cornwall Archaeological Society Cain & Barrow Workshop - Saturday 23rd July

Meet at 10am in Minions car park next to the Hurlers.

The Monument Watch programme works to monitor and record the state of Scheduled Monuments and other sites of historic interest in Cornwall. The procedure for assessing and recording monuments has been agreed with professional archaeologists from Cornwall Council and Historic England. At least one practical training session is provided each year for those members taking part.

The morning session this year breaks from the usual practice of an indoor workshop and instead takes us out onto the moors with Dr Andy Jones to look at the range of barrow types in the vicinity of Minions village, Stowe’s Hill and Craddock Moor.

After a break for lunch we will stay in the Minions area and practice condition surveys across a range of sites but focussing on some of the barrows we visited in the morning.

Stout footwear and waterproofs are recommended for this event; please bear in mind there is likely to be boggy and uneven ground underfoot.

Please bring a packed lunch.

This event is aimed primarily at those CAS members who are involved with, or are interested in participating in, the Monument Watch programme.

Finds & Document Roadshow, Launceston Priory 30th July

The Launceston Priory Festival of Archaeology day is always a good day out for the whole family, but this year it's got better! Bring along your historical documents, postcards, photos and any finds you may have and our experts will tell you all about them! Oh and its FREE!

Tinners and Tors': the annual excursion to Dartmoor

Sunday 12 June: Meet at High Down moorland car park SX526854 (up gated lane beside Dartmoor Inn nr. Lydford) at 10:00. A chance to visit one of the more remote Dartmoor mines and some of the impressive tin-streaming works of Doe Tor Brook. Although a small concern, Rattlebrook Mine has the usual remains and features associated with tin-mining on Dartmoor. There will be moorland terrain to negotiate, some of it possibly wet, although much of it consists of tracks; some height gain involved! The walk will be approximately 6-7 miles. Please dress appropriately for moor-walking and the weather conditions; bring a packed lunch and drink. Finish about 4:30. Open to all, but no dogs, sorry!

Picturing the Mines

1st June - Liskerret Centre - 11am  - 7pm , Varley Lane, Liskeard, PL14 4AP

Celebrating TENTH - the10th anniversary of the listing of Cornish Mining landscapes as a World Heritage Site.

Artists Bernard Irwin & Jesse Leroy Smith continue their tour, imaginatively mapping the mining heritage of Cornwall and Devon, with this high energy and inventive one day event.

The dynamic team of artists including Matthew Benington, book conservators PZ Conservation, mining historian Iain Rowe, volunteers, enthusiasts of all things mining and you the public will create a collaborative artwork depicting the mining landscapes of Liskeard and beyond . With Caradon Hill once producing vast reserves of copper the story of boom and bust will be explored on large scale floor map resembling a volcanic explosion of wealth.  Come and help the artists and discover new ways to picture the mines anew.

A time lapse film will document it exploding and turning to ash. 

Bring along any photos, maps or stories if you can.

Films, Soundscapes, Art: A social hub to share stories and visions. Past, Present, Future.

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Free, all ages welcome; Drop in anytime, Cafe open till 4pm


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