From: The Cornishman
A HERITAGE centre is opening in Lelant to celebrate the history of the village.
The centre will be launched and run by a small group of parishioners in the Methodist chapel at St Uny Church, which has not been in use since the early Nineties.
Historic artefacts, old photographs, local crafts and an illustrated map will all be housed in the exhibition.
Tim Doyle, Lelant resident who came up with the idea, said he was able to realise the plans with the help of funding from the Parochial Church Council.
He said: "I thought I could do something with the space. It has been a lot of hard work getting it open. We hope the centre will become a well-used resource for villagers and visitors alike for years to come."
Mr Doyle said the centre would also sell second-hand books and he is hopeful that visitors will be able to access an online catalogue library service in the future.
The centre will be run by volunteers with all the proceeds going back into the parish church.
It will open for a few weeks from July 28 at 10am until 4pm daily and then close until March next year.
This is to enable the team to complete what Mr Doyle said will be "quite a diverse display of the village and its history".
There will also be a refreshment area and displays by both Cornwall Wildlife Trust and West Cornwall Golf Club.
The centre would like to hear from anyone who may have photographs or other artefacts, which could go on display at the exhibition.
For further information on how to get involved call Tim on 07716 740302.
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