In 1927 Saltash County School opened its doors at Crosspark, Saltash. In 1957 it changed to Saltash Grammar and in the early 80s finally became St Stephens Primary. Since the opening of the school there has been a ship weathervane on its roof which has stood proud for the last 92 years. Unfortunately the historic weathervane needs restoring back to its formal glory and we would like to raise the funds to make this happen.
After some research we have traced the maker of the weathervane to The Copperworks. First established in the fishing village of Newlyn in 1890, producing copperware for the following 60 years with some of the most outstanding work created in the arts and crafts tradition. Production largely ceased for 40 years until the workshop was re-established by Michael Johnson in 2004. Michael has seen the weathervane and thinks its an original John Pearson's copper work and would love to restore back to its formal glory.
It needs a lot of work and repair and also made strong enough so this landmark can last another 100 years!
If enough people just donated £1 each then we could raise enough money to get the weathervane back up on the roof and any funds left over would be donated to the school for arts and craft activities and resources
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