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  NEXT EVENTS IN THE GILDHOUSE 

 
  Saturday 18th May

10:00 - 12:30 
Image result for plants Plant Sales - Local nurseries and Plantsmen  
 
 
 
Wednesday 12th June
7:30pm
Image result for lundy island Lundy Island
by
Simon Dell
 
 
       
  2019 PROGRAMME
 
 
 
  Saturday 4th May
2:00 pm
Poundstock Revel
 
  Sunday 5th May
2:30 pm
Well Blessing 2012 St Neots Well blessing and tea in the Gildhouse    
 
  Wednesday 8th May

7:30pm
Image result for rev robert hawker A talk about Rev Robert Hawker
by
Christine Williams

 
Saturday 18th May

10:00 - 12:30 
Image result for plants Plant Sales - Local nurseries and Plantsmen

 

Wednesday 12th June
7:30pm

Image result for lundy island Lundy Island
by
Simon Dell
 
  Sat 22 and Sunday 23 June   Living History Group
Historical re-enactment in and around the Gildhouse

  Sunday 30th June Image result for Tintagel orpheus A concert by Tintagel Orpheus Male Voice Choir
7:00pm
 
 
  Sunday 7th July
2:30 - 5:00pm
Image result for poundstock church Cream Tea, Tombola and Tour of St Winwalloe's Bell Tower

  Wednesday 10th July
7:30pm
Image result for bude a war Wartime Bude
By
Claire Roberts
 
  Saturday 27th July
7:30pm
  Image result for summer music Music for a summer's evening
with
Youthful Spirit
 
 
  Sunday 4th August
2:30 -5:00pm
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Cornish cream tea in the Tudor Gildhouse
and tour of the church tower
In aid of Church funds

2:30 - 5:00

 
Wednesday 14th August
7:30pm
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Old Local Photographs
By
Adrian Abbot

 

  Wednesday 11th September
7:30pm
Image result for poundstock gildhouse Evening for the Friends of the Gildhouse
 
 
  Wednesday 9th October
7:30pm
Related image The Real Inheritance of Poldark
By
Terry Faull

  Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th October  Pumpkin Festival and Craft and Food Fair
 

  Saturday 9th November
7:30pm
   Quiz evening
Details  - Alan Green 01566 781559
 
       
 
   
 
  europa nostra internationaalThe exciting news announced in 2012 was that the Gildhouse had been awarded a prestigious award for conservation by Europa Nostra which is the voice of Cultural heritage in Europe.
See
www.europanostra.org/awards for the full story and details of what Europa Nostra does.





The award states                                                                                                            :

"Among the many sophisticated and palatial projects they were invited to consider, the Jury were excited to discover this modest but meticulously restored example of the vernacular. Church houses were truly communal buildings, combining functional spaces such as kitchens and meeting rooms with an open hall above for village feasting and dancing. Few have survived. Poundstock Gildhouse, after periods as a school and a poor house, has since reverted to its original purpose. The Jury expressed unqualified admiration for the traditional techniques adopted in giving the cob walls, windows and timber-cruck roof a renewed lease of life."

 

  Sandy Dingle and Dee O'Connell from the Poundstock Gildhouse Management Committee will be travelling to Lisbon in Portugal  where Sandy will give a presentation at the awards ceremony about the restoration work and the ongoing part that the Gildhouse plays in the community  today. The awards are to be presented by Placido Domingo and we are one of 16 conservation prizes and one of only two awarded in the United Kingdom.
 
  2009
The Gildhouse was recently shortlisted for the Conservation award in the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) South West Town and Country Design Awards and the committee were delighted when we were announced as the winner! The Chair of the judges said "The sense of community pride in this subtle and sensitive renovation of the medieval Gildhouse was palpable. The architects philosophy of 'just enough' shone through with imperceptible and crafted repair merging seamlessly with appropriate and measured new work to accommodate disabled access and facilities". The architect, Jonathan Rhind worked with the local authorities on this project to revitalise an historic site ensuring a sensitive bringing back to life enabling the medieval building to continue the tradition of its central role at the heart of the village into the 21st century.
2009 has been an exciting year in the new life of the Gildhouse, we have had visits from nine schools with over 350 children dressing up and  experiencing life in Tudor times, we have also held two family education days which were a great success. There have been five Wedding receptions and parties as well as Community events such as concerts, talks, courses and meetings. We have also had visits from associations and clubs and have been open on Wednesdays throughout the summer for refreshments and tours of the building. 
 
  2008
Official opening of The Gildhouse

Sunday May 25th
The newly restored Poundstock Gildhouse was officially opened by Lady Mary Holborrow, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall.
News3
 
 
  2006
December

Gildhouse Launch Night!
 
On Friday 1st December an evening was held to celebrate the successful lottery funding bid and to launch the project ahead of work starting in Spring 2007.
 
News7 
 
  2006
October

HLF bid successful! After four years hard work by the working group, we have been successful in getting a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Gildhouse was also the venue for the annual Pumpkin Festival and Craft Fayre, Harvest lunch and an exhibition of Christening Gowns.
 
 
 
 
           

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