Wednesday, 5 March 2014

St Piran’s Oratory on St Piran’s Day

Last week, I agreed to join the Board of the St Piran Trust which is masterminding the present re-excavation of St Piran’s Oratory near Perranporth.

I could not think of a better place to be this St Piran’s Day and, following the launch of “Towards a National Assembly of Cornwall” in Truro, I joined the volunteers on the site of the dig.

It is great to see this great building being uncovered once again, and the members of the St Piran Trust should be congratulated for their tenacity over the last fifteen years, in negotiating with a range of statutory bodies, to ensure that the excavation could take place.

Let us hope that this excavation is the first step towards the full re-emergence of this most iconic structure, a vital element of Cornwall’s historic past and also a significant symbol of Cornishness today and into the future.

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