Category Archives: Heritage

The Village Green Society Lectures: Dr Caitlin DeSilvey

Dr Caitlin DeSilvey is a member of the Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus and Senior Lecturer in Environmental Social Science at the University. She is a geographer whose research explores the cultural significance of

The Village Green Society Lectures: Dr Caitlin DeSilvey

Dr Caitlin DeSilvey is a member of the Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus and Senior Lecturer in Environmental Social Science at the University. She is a geographer whose research explores the cultural significance of

The Village Green Society Lectures: GES Ltd.

The iconic and enigmatic dishes of Goonhilly Earth Station help define Goonhilly’s unique character. But what are they used for and why are they on Goonhilly? Learn more about one of the most incredible places in Cornwall: where the first

The Village Green Society Lectures: GES Ltd.

The iconic and enigmatic dishes of Goonhilly Earth Station help define Goonhilly’s unique character. But what are they used for and why are they on Goonhilly? Learn more about one of the most incredible places in Cornwall: where the first

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

BT Retirees Day at GES Ltd, 17 July 2015

I was really pleased to be able to join former employees who had worked at the Satellite Earth Station when it was under BT. GES Ltd, who now own and manage the site, hosted the afternoon and we were given

BT Retirees Day at GES Ltd, 17 July 2015

I was really pleased to be able to join former employees who had worked at the Satellite Earth Station when it was under BT. GES Ltd, who now own and manage the site, hosted the afternoon and we were given

Charlie Johns

Amazing Archaeology with Charlie Johns

Want to learn more about the Goonhilly’s amazing archaeology? Charlie Johns, Senior Archaeologist at Cornwall Council’s Archaeological Unit, will be leading a guided walk for GVG visitors. The walk will take in the WW2 radar station site (RAF Dry Tree),

Charlie Johns

Amazing Archaeology with Charlie Johns

Want to learn more about the Goonhilly’s amazing archaeology? Charlie Johns, Senior Archaeologist at Cornwall Council’s Archaeological Unit, will be leading a guided walk for GVG visitors. The walk will take in the WW2 radar station site (RAF Dry Tree),

GPO Film Unit: ‘Spacetalk’ c. 1979

Fascinating and informative film about satellite communication from the GPO Film Unit via Ephemeral Film (thanks for sharing). Goonhilly Earth Station features prominently. Be amazed at both spectacular engineering innovation and gratuitous use of half dressed ladies using the telephone.

GPO Film Unit: ‘Spacetalk’ c. 1979

Fascinating and informative film about satellite communication from the GPO Film Unit via Ephemeral Film (thanks for sharing). Goonhilly Earth Station features prominently. Be amazed at both spectacular engineering innovation and gratuitous use of half dressed ladies using the telephone.

Goonhilly: A beginner’s guide

Goonhilly Downs is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for the diversity of life which its heathland habitat supports. It is part of a large (1600ha) National Nature Reserve, managed by Natural England. However Goonhilly is special

Goonhilly: A beginner’s guide

Goonhilly Downs is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for the diversity of life which its heathland habitat supports. It is part of a large (1600ha) National Nature Reserve, managed by Natural England. However Goonhilly is special