who we are and what we do:
The Corfe Castle Town Trust was formally established by the Charity Commission on 9th July 1889. It’s role was to ‘own and preserve for the benefit of the village the properties and assets of the Borough’.
the present trustees of the Corfe Castle Town Trust:
Louise Haywood Chairman
Paul Jobling Treasurer – non trustee member
Emma Grinsted Secretary
Rev. Ian Jackson
Rupert Spicer Short
Town Trust Groups
the Town Trust is host for a number of specialist history and entertainment groups as detailed below:
The Local History Group:
This Group meets regularly throughout the year and is involved in the investigation and research of local history, which as one might imagine, the Corfe Castle area has no shortage of. Surveys are carried out and visits to local buildings of interest are undertaken. Also local experts give talks and displays of local historical interest.
The Oral History Group:
This group was set up to record for posterity the voices and experiences of our areas senior residents. New digital equipment has been purchased and members have undertaken specialist training to help them in this important and sometimes sensitive task. The recordings will be held in the Museums archives.
The Entertainment Group:
This add hoc group meets as necessary to arrange events sponsored by the Trust. In the past it has organised Village Fun Days, Firework Parties and Coffee Mornings.
keeping Corfe Castle Town Trust alive:
Ongoing maintenance of our historic Town Hall building is an expensive business, and any donations are gratefully received. If you would like to help us, please send your donations to:
c/o Corfe Castle Town Trust
No 1 West Street
If you are a Tax Payer we can claim back the tax on your donation.