A Room With A View

posted on October 17th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

Tucked away behind the nineteenth century chimney at the summit of Cape Cornwall is a little white building with spectacular views across the ocean. It’s the National Coastwatch Lookout Station for Cape Cornwall and it’s a fascinating place.

The station’s open 365 days a year, whatever the weather and manned entirely by volunteers. There are 24 active watch keepers at Cape Cornwall looking out for anyone in danger around the local coast, for flares and sailors in distress. We met Jonathan Rothwell, the Station Master for the Lookout Station to find out a little more…

Around midday there’s a handover to the second watch keeper to share any points of interest and the watch continues. Visitors are welcome and there’s often wildlife to spot – a pair of seals are frequently sighted at high tide enjoying the waves, with the warmer months bringing basking sharks and huge sunfish closer to the shore. Gulls, puffins, choughs and kestrels soar through the skies. At the end of the day, the logs and reports are filed and the coastguard notified that the station has closed. And as for the most unusual sighting? ‘A difficult choice between the Dawn Treader ship from the Narnia films or the JS el Carno a distinctive four masted Spanish schooner!’

The station’s day starts just before 8am when the first watch comes on duty to open up and declare facility status to Falmouth coastguard station. After phoning through a weather report to BBC Cornwall, all the marine vessels that pass by are logged. The station’s equipped with radar, online GPS tracking equipment, radio and a pair of custom made binoculars with an impressive  25 times magnification power. The watch keeper keeps an eye on all the local marine traffic, from huge container vessels right down to small lobster fishing boats and kayakers. They communicate any significant sightings or concerns by phone with other lookout stations and Falmouth coastguard station should any rescues be needed.

 

Seasalt signature print… Sennen Cove

posted on October 17th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

AW14_G11H_SENNEN_COVE_COAL_artwork_v1Sennen Cove is tucked around the corner from Land’s End (the most westerly point in mainland Britain). Sennen boasts one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in Cornwall and gave inspiration to Sophie Chadwick’s latest print!

Sophie’s beautiful print has a ‘Pointillist’ feel, a technique of painting in which small dots of colour are applied in patterns to form an image.

The scene features the famous ‘Round House’ at Sennen Cove, an old capstan house that’s now been converted into an art gallery.

Author Denys Val Baker spent many happy years writing at his Cornish home, The Mill House near Sennen Cove and this also features in the print.

Our lovely Seasalt designers have turned Sophie’s pretty print into a woven easy fit skirt and a casual and feminine long-sleeved shirt, perfect for the autumnal weather creeping in!

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We’re Recruiting For Our NEW Hereford Store

posted on October 16th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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We are looking for passionate, hardworking individuals to work in our new Seasalt shop in Hereford. Candidates must have previous retail experience and pride themselves on delivering exceptional customer service.

For more information on the positions available see the job descriptions below:

Branch Manager - Job description
Assistant Manager - Job description
Senior Sales Advisors - Job description
Sales Advisors - Job description

Application form for all jobs

Please send all applications to: Ryan.Andrews@seasaltcornwall.co.uk
The closing date for applications is 29th October 2014

Job Vacancy – Assistant Manager (Lyme Regis)

posted on October 13th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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We are looking for a highly motivated, passionate and hard working Assistant Manager to work in our Lyme Regis Store. Candidates must have previous experience in a similar role and pride themselves on delivering excellent customer service and KPI results.

For more information about the role see the job description below.
Assistant Manager Job Description
Application Form

Please send all applications to Kate.Warren@seasaltcornwall.co.uk
The closing date for this role is Friday 31st October

An adventure around West Penwith

posted on October 10th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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Kitty and Laura from the online team headed on a little adventure to explore the wild West Penwith!

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Can you see why The Brisons sometimes get called ‘General de Gaulle in his Bath‘?

 

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Falmouth Oyster Festival

posted on October 10th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th October 2014 | Events Square, Falmouth

Here in Cornwall we love to celebrate the fantastic local produce available on our doorstep. The food in the region is nearly as famous as our beautiful coast and countryside, and we’re very lucky to have so many brilliant food festivals to help us show this off.  One of our favourites has to be the Falmouth Oyster Festival.

The festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season and in particular, one of the last remaining traditional oyster fisheries, dredging by sail and hand punt.

For over a century, many Cornish families have derived their livelihood from oyster dredging in the stretch of water around Falmouth known as the Carrick Roads and its surrounding rivers. Lots of the oyster boats, known as Falmouth Working Boats were built at boatyards around the Fal, with some of the oldest boats in the Oyster Fishery dating back as far as 1860! Out of the oyster season these days, many of the working boats are used for racing on the water and make a truly impressive sight! Known as gaff-rigged cutters, they are traditionally made with wood and have distinctively large sails with brightly coloured topsails all with distinct patterns.

We’ll be heading down to Events Square in Falmouth to enjoy a delicious Fal oyster or two, watch the cookery demonstrations from some of our region’s top chefs, trying our hand at shell painting, and listening to our local sea shanty singers perform. If you’d like to visit as well, there are more details of the full line-up at the Falmouth Oyster Festival website.

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Did you know?

Governed by ancient laws that were put in place to protect the natural ecology of the riverbeds and oyster stocks, oystermen fishing in the Port of Truro Oyster Fishery are prohibited from using engines. Instead, sail power and hand-pulled dredges must be used. This is the only oyster fishery in Europe, if not the world, where such traditional methods must be used.

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Job Vacancy – Online Marketing Assistant (Head Office – Falmouth)

posted on October 9th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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We are currently looking for an Online Marketing Assistant who has a passion for digital marketing to join the online team. The role is based in our Falmouth offices and is a great opportunity for someone willing to learn as training will be provided.

For more information please download the Job Description
Seasalt Application Form 

Please send C.Vs and application forms to emma.hill@seasaltcornwall.co.uk
Closing date: 31st October 2014

A Great Gray and Osbourn Coincidence

posted on October 6th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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Sophie and I were on holiday in Mallorca, and had a very weird feeling when we saw our clothes being photographed on the cliffs near Deia! We only shoot in Cornwall, so we were more than slightly puzzled.

It turned out to be our friends from Gray & Osbourn, our brilliant London stockist. What a coincidence! The shoot was amazing- the model, stylist, photographer and all involved were doing an incredible job, and they were all extremely nice.

We loved meeting you, Fiona and team, thanks for stocking Seasalt and doing such a brilliant job.

Best wishes,
Neil and Sophie x

Job Vacancies – Sales Advisors (Penzance)

posted on October 6th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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We are looking for two highly motivated and customer focused part time sales advisors to join our team in the Penzance store. We have 2 permanent positions avaliable: One 20 hour contract and one 8 hour contract. You will need to be flexible and able to work Weekdays/Weekends and school holidays. For more details please see job descirption.

Sales Advisors Job Description
Seasalt Job Application Form

The closing date for applications is Thursday 16th October
Please send all applications to Amy.Norfolk@Seasaltcornwall.co.uk

Job vacancies – Online Customer Service Assistants (Head Office, Falmouth)

posted on October 6th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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We are looking for three outstanding Customer Services Assistants to join our team at Falmouth Business Park.
We have 1 x full time, permanent 40 hour contract, and 2 x temporary 16 hour seasonal contracts to start November through to mid January.

You must have a confident working knowledge of MS office programs and experience in a similar environment is desirable. Varied working hours with some evening and weekend work required on a rotational basis. For full details please see the job description.

Customer Services Assistant Job Description

Seasalt Job Application Form

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th October

Please send all applications to Sophie.Cotton@seasaltcornwall.co.uk