Every year, the Cornwall Heritage Trust hosts an awards ceremony to celebrate the people who volunteer their time to promoting and conserving Cornwall’s history and culture. The Trust was founded in 1985 and their goal is to preserve and strengthen the distinctive heritage within the county. Currently, they protect 14 different heritage sites across Cornwall.
Founded in 1747, Coodes is one of the longest established law firms in Cornwall and feels strongly about supporting the region’s community and distinctive history. The team were honoured to sponsor this event for the second year in a row. Chairman and Partner, Peter Lamble, also sat on the judging panel among other distinguished local business people.
The nominations are submitted by the general public. This year, the Trust received so many nominations that they had to create two new awards. These were the Outstanding Contribution Award and the Long Service to Cornwall’s Heritage Awards.
The winner of the Sir Richard Trant Memorial for Heritage Champion Award 2023 went to Dean Evans. He has worked to share the story and vision of prominent Cornish figure, Passmore Edwards, to preserve and develop his legacy.
The Outstanding Contribution Award 2023 went to James Gossip for his dedication and willingness to continually go above and beyond for Cornish archaeology.
Finally, the Long Service Award 2023 was awarded to Chris Easton for his 50 years of service given to his community and Cornwall’s heritage.
Coodes Chairman and Partner, Peter Lamble, also presented an award at the ceremony. Describing the evening, Peter said: “Coodes are absolutely delighted to sponsor the Cornwall Heritage Trust Awards for the second year running.”
“It was a really inspiring evening and the Coodes team would like to extend their congratulations to everyone, including the Cornwall Heritage Trust for recognising these individuals and spotlighting the history of Cornwall.”
Over 100 guests attended the awards evening, which Coodes sponsored, at Scorrier House near Redruth to celebrate the winners. There was Cornish music from Joanna Tagley and refreshments from Trevethan Distillery and Navas Drinks.