New Film about Newlyn’s Former Ice Works

11th July 2024 in Grants, Local News, Newlyn
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A new film about Newlyn’s imposing Former Ice Works has been made for Newlyn FISH Trust by Barbara Santi of Awen Productions. This fascinating short film highlights the historical importance of the ice works and the results of recent professional studies of the building and its machinery, alongside interviews with local people, including two of its former employees.

The film is part of an initial phase of Project Development aimed at moving the Trust closer to acquiring and converting the Former Ice Works into a fishing heritage centre, with uses for the rest of the building designed to generate sufficient funds for its long-term maintenance.

Project Development (Phase 1)

Between April 2023 and March 2024, grants from the Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) and Penzance Council enabled Newlyn FISH Trust to purchase expertise in order to: grow the Trust’s capacity as an organisation and the ‘strategic fit’ and ‘stakeholder engagement’ of its ambitious project; review the options for acquiring the building and refine the project proposal; further understand the significance and condition of the ice works; and to start assessing the collection of historic fishing-related artefacts & images for telling Newlyn’s story.

Watch & share the film

The aim of the film is to raise the profile of the Former Ice Works and the Trust’s ambitions for it (with funders, decision-makers and other strategic partners) and to encourage on-going community support and engagement. Please share it with anyone else who might be interest.

Grant Funding

Grant funded by Penzance Council (logo)

Newlyn FISH Trust received £2,990 in grant funding from Penzance Council in April 2023 towards the costs of their project development phase for the site.

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