Inspired by the two extraordinary communications heritage anniversaries on the Lizard Peninsula, in 2019, (Lizard Lighthouse 400 years and Goonhilly lunar transmissions 50), we bring together schools, community groups, artists and local heritage partners to investigate and share this story; from astroarchaeology, lighthouses and semaphore, to satellites and contemporary communications via the Internet of Things
Between December 2018 and December 2019, this project provided: 62 heritage research/creative engagement sessions for 720 people with heritage talks to 400
Schools engagement includes: site visits and creative engagement sessions for four junior classes; online writing project with local heritage sites for two Secondary schools; an oral history project with community radio outcomes; a Scillies project, inspired by the story of semaphore and wireless telegraphy, with accompanying KidsInventStuff.com invention challenge!
With the National Trust, we provided guided tours and leaflets of communication heritage sites and prehistoric pathways across The Lizard. Lizard choirs study and share communications heritage and Poldhu Care Home offer sharing with residents.
Also four days of heritage investigation at Lizard lighthouse YHA for 20 and an artist immersion day at Goonhilly. Community semaphore flagmaking workshops help to celebrate communications heritage, shared with our other outcomes at two Lizard festivals and Helston Museum.