Category Archives: Conversations

The Village Green Society Lectures

Goonhilly Village Green was delighted to present a mixed programme of talks about Goonhilly Downs and the surrounding area. The lecture series was presented with the kind support of local renewable energy company Wattstor, whose solar powered batteries illuminated the

The Village Green Society Lectures

Goonhilly Village Green was delighted to present a mixed programme of talks about Goonhilly Downs and the surrounding area. The lecture series was presented with the kind support of local renewable energy company Wattstor, whose solar powered batteries illuminated the

Andy and Darren’s Solar Furnace

The solar furnace created for the event by artists Andy Webster and Darren Ray was a focal point for discussions around renewable energy, tribute d.i.y. acts, and the ad-hoc as a dissenting practice. The furnace performed incredibly well under the

Andy and Darren’s Solar Furnace

The solar furnace created for the event by artists Andy Webster and Darren Ray was a focal point for discussions around renewable energy, tribute d.i.y. acts, and the ad-hoc as a dissenting practice. The furnace performed incredibly well under the

The Goonhilly Nag and rush weaving with Miraclewood Outdoors

The Goonhilly or Gunhilly Nag was a native wild pony which is now extinct. Legend has it that the Cornish giant Anthony Payne rode his Goonhilly colt Samson into battle during the Civil War. The wonderful Sarah Henn from Miraclewood

The Goonhilly Nag and rush weaving with Miraclewood Outdoors

The Goonhilly or Gunhilly Nag was a native wild pony which is now extinct. Legend has it that the Cornish giant Anthony Payne rode his Goonhilly colt Samson into battle during the Civil War. The wonderful Sarah Henn from Miraclewood

Amazing Archaeology with Charlie Johns

Thanks to Charlie, the guru of Goonhilly past, for leading two highly popular walks exploring Goonhilly’s incredible archaeological heritage. Here’s one of the groups contemplating the Drytree Menhir, or standing stone with commentary from Charlie. To download Charlie’s route, with

Amazing Archaeology with Charlie Johns

Thanks to Charlie, the guru of Goonhilly past, for leading two highly popular walks exploring Goonhilly’s incredible archaeological heritage. Here’s one of the groups contemplating the Drytree Menhir, or standing stone with commentary from Charlie. To download Charlie’s route, with

The Village Green Society Lectures: Sir Ferrers Vyvyan

Estates and their owners come and go, but Trelowarren, on the edge of Goonhilly Downs, can point to 1,000 years of recorded history, the last 600 years in the hands of the Vyvyan family. For Sir Ferrers Vyvyan, it remains

The Village Green Society Lectures: Sir Ferrers Vyvyan

Estates and their owners come and go, but Trelowarren, on the edge of Goonhilly Downs, can point to 1,000 years of recorded history, the last 600 years in the hands of the Vyvyan family. For Sir Ferrers Vyvyan, it remains

Chris Rowe talks about Goonhilly’s telecommunications heritage

Chris Rowe is a former employee of BT, who started work at Goonhilly at an Apprentice with the Post Office in 1975, enjoying a long and engaging career until his early retirement in 2007. Chris will be making an exciting

Chris Rowe talks about Goonhilly’s telecommunications heritage

Chris Rowe is a former employee of BT, who started work at Goonhilly at an Apprentice with the Post Office in 1975, enjoying a long and engaging career until his early retirement in 2007. Chris will be making an exciting

Darren Ray & Andy Webster: A Replication of Arlene’s Solar Furnace Project from 2008

In 2008, Arlene built an amazing Solar Furnace to help heat her home in Pennsylvania, USA. This replication project by artists Darren Ray and Andy Webster aims to test the build concept and heat the ‘Happidrome’ building which will host

Darren Ray & Andy Webster: A Replication of Arlene’s Solar Furnace Project from 2008

In 2008, Arlene built an amazing Solar Furnace to help heat her home in Pennsylvania, USA. This replication project by artists Darren Ray and Andy Webster aims to test the build concept and heat the ‘Happidrome’ building which will host

W.G Hoskin on Goonhilly

W.G Hoskin (1908-1992) was a renowned historian of English local history “noted for his abhorrence of almost everything dating from the twentieth century” (‘An Introduction to Landscape’ Peter Howard, Ashgate 2011). Yet he said of Goonhilly: “Goonhilly is one of

W.G Hoskin on Goonhilly

W.G Hoskin (1908-1992) was a renowned historian of English local history “noted for his abhorrence of almost everything dating from the twentieth century” (‘An Introduction to Landscape’ Peter Howard, Ashgate 2011). Yet he said of Goonhilly: “Goonhilly is one of