TRENANCE ANNOUNCED WINNER AT CORNWALL HERITAGE AWARDS!
Trenance Heritage Cottages are celebrating success at the first Cornwall Heritage Awards which took place at Scorrier House in Redruth on Tuesday 20 March, having won the category Best Project on a Budget.
The heritage organisation won the award for short play depicting the Wartime relationship between Vine Cottage resident Mary Pearce and a child evacuee from London, Mavis Fernee.
Not only did the Cottages receive the accolade of winning the award, they were also presented with a cash prize of £500 to help support any work or projects they wish to develop. This money has been kindly granted by Heritage Lottery Fund.
Trenance Cottages trustee, Chris Blount, exclaims: To win such a prestigious award on our first attempt at a ‘Living Museum’ production is truly staggering. We aim is to do more of this, and we’ll be looking for more volunteers who enjoy the idea of role play within our heritage rooms”..
In their first year, the Cornwall Heritage Awards have been developed to commend museums and heritage organisations’ achievements, celebrate what makes them so special and to give those unsung heroes their greatly deserved moment in the spotlight. The Awards have been organised by South West Museum Development in collaboration with Cornwall Museums Partnership, and were made possible by investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Cornwall Museum Development Officer, Bryony Robins, comments: “There are more than 70 museums in Cornwall, each offering something unique and special and providing fantastic services for their communities and achieving high standards.
“Recognising the excellence within these diverse heritage organisations, we believe there is a lot we can learn from each other and have organised the Cornwall Heritage Awards to reward the wonderful work they do, and to share their achievements. We have been utterly delighted with the quality of the applications and nominations we received for this year’s awards and are already looking forward to discovering more examples of brilliant work next year!”