The Tall Ships Have Arrived

posted on August 28th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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The Tall Ships have arrived and we can’t wait to get out of the office and enjoy the fun.

We’ve put together a little guide for what’s going on around Falmouth so you can make the most of Tall Ships 2014!

Today (28th August) is the first day of the regatta. The tall ships are open to the public until 7:30pm, so you can climb aboard and have a look around the ships. There’s also live music and entertainment around the town, as well as exhibitions and displays at the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth Art Gallery and the Princess Pavilion. There’s also lots of children’s activities throughout the town, including art and storytelling at the Maritime Museum.

Friday 29th August - the ships are open to the public again, and as well as children’s activities, exhibitions and displays around the town, Friday is also the day of the inter-ship crew sports competitions that will take place on Gyllyngvase Beach. These are followed by the crew parading through the town in imaginative fancy dress, ending at Events Square for the prize giving ceremony.

The festivities continue through Saturday 30th August with the day ending in a spectacular firework display.

The ships are closed to the public on Sunday 31th August as the crews prepare to sail. The Parade of Sail starts at 11am and will see the ships leaving the harbour and making their way along past the beaches to the starting line off Rosemullion Head. There’s live music and entertainment in the town while everyone gets ready for the start of the race at about 4pm.

The boats will race from Falmouth to Greenwich, London, where they are expected to arrive on the 5th September.

We wish them all the best of luck, and are looking forward to joining in the celebrations.

If you’re in Falmouth to watch the races, don’t forget to pop in to our Falmouth store and say hello!


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Introducing Patrick Semmens: Cornish Hedge Builder

posted on August 27th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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In the first of an occasional series about Cornish crafts and heritage we take a look at traditional Cornish Hedge Building.

Penwith has a distinctive and uniquely Cornish landscape with small fields and winding lanes edged with Cornish hedges. These hedges are so characteristic of Cornwall, it made us curious to find out more about this Cornish tradition. We met up with Patrick Semmens, a local hedge builder who’s built many miles of Cornish hedges over the past four decades and is a founder member of the Guild of Cornish Hedgers.

Patrick explained that a true Cornish hedge is made up of local stone, packed with earth or subsoil, there’s no other material required, other than practical skill. “The shape is distinctive with the hedge being as wide at its base as its eventual height. It should taper in from the base with an inward curve and the top is domed with consolidated soil and thick turf – this acts like a roof to the hedge, shedding rainfall and protecting it from water damage.”

There are over thirty thousand miles of hedges in Cornwall and some date back to the Bronze and Iron Ages. A well-built hedge can last for well over a century and usually reflects its environment using local stone. In Penwith this is granite and a hedge here has a completely different look to one in north Cornwall where the local stone is killas (Cornish for slate) which, unlike granite, has flattish sides.

Hedges that border fields are often gradually covered by grass and wild flowers, sometimes so much so that the stone is completely hidden and they become a real haven for wildlife. Around houses and villages hedges are usually maintained so that the characteristic stone pattern can be seen.

The Guild of Cornish Hedgers was set up to promote the building of quality Cornish hedges and thanks to Heritage Lottery funding they run an apprentice scheme to keep this ancient craft alive.

Job Vacancy – Part-Time Sales Advisor (Penzance)

posted on August 26th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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Our lovely Penzance team are looking for someone who is  bright and bubbly to join them in the original Seasalt shop on Adelaide Street. Applicants must be hard working, well presented, flexible and able to work school holidays, please see the job description below for more information.

Sales Advisor Job Description
Seasalt Application Form

Please send all application forms to
The closing date for this role is Saturday 30th August

Job Vacancy – Junior CAD Technician

posted on August 26th, 2014 by Laura Ellis


We have a 6 month temporary position for a Junior CAD technician to support in our busy Property & Logistics Department. You will be responsible for drawing, documenting and assisting in the completion of all Seasalt interiors in line with our Interior Technical Specification Guidelines and helping to create technical drawing packages to support the retail interior design. We are looking for someone with strong design interpretation and an appreciation for the Seasalt brand style. Please download the Job Description for more information on the role and the type of person we are looking for.

Junior CAD Technician Job Description
Seasalt Application Form

Please send all applications to
The closing date for this role is 19th September 2014

Have fun this August bank holiday in Cornwall!

posted on August 22nd, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski


Would you believe that it’s nearly the end of August already? We can’t either. If you’re lucky enough to have some time off this Bank Holiday weekend, but aren’t sure what to do, here are our recommendations for getting out and about to make the most of the last of the summer sunshine. There’s plenty to do in Cornwall!

Mullion Scarecrow Spectacular – Friday 22nd until Tuesday 26th August

Every year, the Cornish village of Mullion hosts its annual ‘Scarecrow Spectacular’ weekend. For 2014 the theme is ‘proper job’ and each scarecrow will represent a different trade or profession. You can enter a competition to see if you can guess all 68 of the scarecrow jobs correctly!

Jubilee Pool Food Festival, Penzance – Saturday 23rd August from 10am – 5pm

If you’re a fantastic foodie, pop along to the Jubilee Pool Food Festival in Penzance on Saturday.  Your entry ticket includes a draw to win a lovely Cornish hamper stuffed with goodies, and you can sample some amazing food from local producers as well as a barbeque and live music. All proceeds go to ‘Save our Lido’ fund, in order to restore the much loved pool which was destroyed by the floods earlier in the year.

Cornwall Folk Festival, Wadebridge – Friday 22nd – Monday 25th August

It’s a packed programme this year at the festival, with lots of different artists playing in many venues across Wadebridge. Get your dancing shoes on!

Newlyn Fish Festival – Monday 25th August

Newlyn’s annual celebration of fishing and seafood is back: there’s a fish kitchen with live demonstrations, harbour demonstrations as well as music and activities for the kids.

If you’d like a slightly more relaxed weekend:

Go for a walk on the South West coastal path

There are many miles to choose from – stroll leisurely around the Lizard, or take in the dramatic scenery of Cornwall’s north coast.

Go fruit picking

Blackberry picking season has just started, and once you’ve finished your foraging, why not give our apple and blackberry crumble recipe a go?

Job Vacancy – Wholesale Customer Services Assistant

posted on August 22nd, 2014 by Laura Ellis


We have a full time vacancy for an outstanding Wholesale Customer Services Assistant to join our busy team at Falmouth Business Park. You will be providing great service to our lovely wholesale customers around the country. For more information please see the job description below

Wholesale Customer Service Assistant Job Description
Seasalt Application Form

Please send all applications to

The closing date for applications is Friday 5th September

Job Vacancy – Customer Services Assistant

posted on August 21st, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski


We’re looking for an outstanding Customer Services Assistant  to join our team in Falmouth Business Park.  This is an 18 hour contract, and you must have confident knowledge of MS office programs. 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 Monday 1st September

Please send all applications to

Job Vacancies at our New Woodbridge Store

posted on August 20th, 2014 by Laura Ellis


We have some exciting new roles available at our new Woodbridge Store, due to open soon.

We are looking for a highly motivated and customer focused Supervisor to join our team in our new Woodbridge store.  Experience of delivering excellent customer service is essential, as is  enthusiasm, commitment and flexibility. For more information, please see the job description.
Supervisor Job Description

Part Time Sales Advisor
We are looking for highly motivated, customer focused team players to join our team in our new Woodbridge store Retail experience is desirable, enthusiasm, commitment and flexibility is essential. For more information please see the job description
Sales Advisor Job Description

Seasalt Application Form

Please send completed application forms to:
The closing date for both roles is Tuesday 2nd September

Part-time Sales Advisor Vacancy – Isles of Scilly  

posted on August 20th, 2014 by Laura Ellis


We are looking for a highly motivated, customer focused team player to join our team in the Isles of Scilly. Retail experience is desirable; enthusiasm, commitment and flexibility is essential. You will need to be able to work weekdays, weekends and school holidays and have customer service based experience.

For more information please see the Sales Advisor Job Description
 Seasalt Application Form

Please send all applications to

Closing date: 2nd September 2014

A trip into the past!

posted on August 18th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski


We recently received this lovely message from Seasalt fan Norma who,  after reading our features on Cornish writer Denys Val Baker (the inspiration behind our latest collections), was taken back to when she first read the author’s autobiography The Sea’s in the Kitchen with her young family.

Oh, how the feature on Denys val Baker took me back!

In the sixties I was at home with my young family and discovered

The Sea ‘s in the Kitchen.  I absolutely loved it and followed all his

adventures with his family and on the good ship Sanu.


I was very keen to move to Cornwall and do the things they all did.

We only got to Cornwall once a year!

I also quite fancied myself being called Demelza.


It was not to be and when my youngest was 5 I went back to college

and qualified as a teacher.  Not quite so romantic as the val Bakers 

but the salary enabled us to continue our trips to Cornwall which

we do to this day.


I always meant to write to Denys val Baker and thank him for letting

me share in his family life.  It was such a lovely surprise to see his

name in your brochure.  It took me back all those years.