Friends` Newsletter



Friends` Newsletter
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Friends’ Newsletter
Our apologies that it has been
a while since the last newsletter
but there has been a great deal
of activity at Pengersick Castle:
from our first Open Day in
many years, lots of
improvements to the garden
and building and planning for
more opening opportunities
over the next few months.
Indeed the coming year is set
to be a very busy period
The Pengersick Historic and
Education Trust continues to
strive forward in their
attempts to preserve the
historic significance of this
unique Tudor structure.
We value your continued
support and look forward to
hopefully seeing you soon,
whether at an event, as a
volunteer or just passing
through to say hello!
Friends Day’
On Sunday July 20th, 2014 from 1pm - 4pm
We hope to welcome you, as a friend, to an exclusive visit to
the castle, see all the changes, chat to trustees about future
plans and enjoy a cuppa and a scone with us.
Places are free for friends of Pengersick but your place(s)
must be booked in advance please, so we can gauge numbers.
Please e-mail [email protected]
or phone Steve on 01872 260699 or Jay on 01736 763973
Pengersick Historic & Education Trust
Charity No: 1143625
Company Limited by Guarantee No: 7610812
JULY 2014
2013 Events
Last year saw lots of activity at the castle:
Garden Open Day
On the 26th of August we had our first open day for several
years. Visitors had the opportunity to stroll around the gardens,
have a guided tour of the Tudor tower and enjoy a cream tea
and chat to trustees about the future. Andrew George MP
popped along and it proved to be a very successful day, with
several hundred people passing through the gates.
French Film Crew
At the end of June 2013 we welcomed a film crew from France to
record a documentary style programme for Canal+. It was a huge
success and the programme entitled: RIP – RECHERCHES
INVESTIGATIONS PARANORMAL, focusing on paranormal
investigations was aired in April 2014.
Halloween Kids Trails
Over a period of 3 days at the end of October, the successful
Halloween Kids Trail was resurrected. Children attending followed
clues around the grounds for a prize, wore fancy dress and got the
opportunity to take part in a range of craft and art activities
Medieval Garden Award
After the completion in 2012 of the Medieval Garden
Structure, we were delighted and proud to learn that
Dan McLaughlin won The Cornish Distinctiveness
Design Award in April for his restoration. His award
and designs were featured in Cornwall Today
Ghost Nights
Pengersick is claimed to be the Most Haunted Location in the UK and we have been running ghost
nights since 2001. These continued this year and attendees claimed to have had lots of strange
experiences. These included strange noises, sightings feelings and peculiar images caught on camera.
We will be running nights throughout 2014, for details visit:
JULY 2014
Visiting opportunities this year
Sunday August 10th, 2014 - from 11am - 5pm
Price £3.50 per person / £1.50 for castle tour (limited
Refreshments and craft stalls and a chance to see how
the gardens and the castle have progressed since last year
and the return of the restored furniture and Tudor bed.
Throughout July we will be open every Tuesday and Thursday
Price £3.50 per person / £1.50 for castle tour (limited spaces)
11am - last entrance 3pm
There will be a number of chances to attend this year
on a ghost night, if you dare! Full details can be found
by visiting
This year will see the beginning of our collaboration with the Cornwall School of Mysteries. They
will be offering courses and events. Former owner Angela Evans always talked about the “Magic
and mystery” of Pengersick.
Stephen Tucker, trustee and historic building consultant will be organising a number of courses
relating to building restoration and surveying.
JULY 2014
The Pengersick Historic
& Education Trust
Pengersick Castle
Pengersick Lane, Praa Sands,
Penzance, Cornwall
TR20 9 SJ
E-mail: [email protected]
01872 260699
01736 763973
Jay Hodgetts (Chair)
Ian Addicoat
Margaret Hunt
Stephen Tucker
To Join as a Friend
please visit our website
and download the form.
Membership Rates per
year are:
ADULT £10.00
JUNIOR £5.00
FAMILY £15.00
Newsletters will be published four times a year in:
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

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