News and Items of interest to CALH Members and all Cornish local historians.



CALH Chairman Heritage Champ..

 Our Chairman, Carole Vivian, has been awarded the Sir Richard Trant Memorial Award for Heritage Champion 2017. 

The award was presented to Carole by the Cornwall Heritage Trust at its recent AGM.

Carole was honoured for her work establishing and organising the Cornwall Association of Local Historians (CALH) as well as for her "extensive work giving talks to groups on the history of their locality."

The Trust noted that Carole "also supports the work of the Cornwall Historic Churches Trust by designing and running a tour of a different area of Cornwall and then producing a compaion booklet for sale with the proceeds going to the CHCT."

The Trust noted Carole's "untiring efforts in promoting Cornwall's history made her a very deserving recipient of the Heritage Champion 2017 Award."

CALH joins in congratulating our Chairman on this well deserved award.


Kresen Kernow Newsletter..

 The September Newsletter from the archives of Cornwall.

Tintagel Bridge Proposal ..

The situation at Tintagel is again before Cornwall planning authorities – this time English heritage wants to build a modern bridge between the mainland and island wards of Tintagel Castle and associated footpath improvements. Comments and objections may be submitted directly to Cornwall Council at:…/…

or by emailing Cornwall Council direct on: quoting Application No. PA17/05087

In Search of Tywardreath..

 A group has been formed to find and trace the history of the Tywardreath Priory. Calling itself “In Search of Tywardreath” the community group aims to support archaeological and historical investigation into the Tywardreath Priory which existed from about 1088 to 1540. In addition, the group wants to support similar historic research on St Andrew’s Parish Church and identify and collate existing research on the Civil War Battlefield.

Also on the agenda for this very active group is to organise walking routes and a program of regular walks to explore the interesting area in and around Tywardreath. They also plan to investigate the natural and man-made landscape of the area, including palaeoenvironmental evidence.

Anyone interested in joining the group can contact Helen Barden at
More on the priory and local efforts to build its history at


CALH Protest over Tintagel..

 We have sent the attached letter of protest which was presented to English Heritage officials at a meeting with Cornish people and groups on Tuesday, 22 March 2016.  We would urge our members who also belong to English Heritage to send individual letters of protest as well.

Cornwall Associations of Local Historians