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Audience Initiative Award Winners 2018 - Perranzabuloe Museum

Time and Tide: Heritage on the beach

Time and Tide: Heritage on the Beach is a collaboration between Archaeology at Streatham, and the Camborne School of Mines and Humanities on the Penryn campus, with Perranzabuloe Museum at Perranporth in Cornwall. The project investigates the mining heritage of the iconic cliffscape at Perranporth, North Cornwall.

Funded by the University of Exeter’s Annual Fund we ran three Heritage on the Beach (HOTB) events between 2017 and 2019, which included student events at the Penryn campus and on the beach at Perranporth. One key objective was to crowd-source the first baseline data on public perceptions of the mining heritage of the beach. The aim was to bring together Exeter and Penryn students to work in small groups on the beach to invite the public to complete a short questionnaire. This was combined with pop-up informal talks by local volunteers on the geology, mining and history of the cliffs and beach. The second key objective, informing the ongoing development of the project, was to establish common ground and working relationship with community partners, Perranzabuloe Museum, and Perranzabuloe Parish Council.

Project team: Gill Juleff (Archaeology), Kate Moore (CSM), Nicola Whyte (History).

Funded by: The Annual Fund

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