Maritime life plays a huge part in who we are. We take our inspiration from the sea, from seaside towns and people who spend their lives on the coast. We can even see the sea from our Design Studio.
|Being based in Falmouth means we are heavily influenced by the boats in around the Fal. For hundreds of years Cornish families have made their living dredging oysters in the Fal, with many of the traditional boats being made here in Falmouth.|
Throughout the summer months many of the working boats can be seen racing through the waters, taking part in regattas around Cornwall and the rest of the country. It really is a spectacular sight to see the boats racing in full sail. Read the rest of this entry »
“Remember, remember, the 5th of November; gunpowder, treason and plot; I see no reason why gunpowder, treason; should ever be forgot.”
Bonfire Night was originally celebrated as a commemoration for foiling the grizzly plot to blow up King James I of England and other Parliament Members. Guy Fawkes, along with several others, had devised a plot to blow up the King and the Members of Parliament by setting light to gunpowder hidden beneath the Parliament. Read the rest of this entry »
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.
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.
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.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th October
Please send all applications to Sophie.Cotton@seasaltcornwall.co.uk
The Marine Conservation Society has put together a campaign to help keep British beaches clean. Last Friday Seasalt headed to Swanpool Beach in Falmouth to take part in the ‘Great British Beach Clean’.
We met with several members of the public who came to help, including possibly the youngest member of any beach clean yet!
Armed with gloves, bags and grabbers we scoured the beach picking up rubbish.
We want to say a heartfelt thank you to those who turned out to help, and a huge thanks to Swanpool Beach Café for supporting us and for the yummy hot chocolates!
We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be donning our best stripes and fluorescent jackets and hitting Swanpool Beach to join in with the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean on Friday 19th September.
The initiative aims to get the seaside back to its litter free glory days and we can’t wait to get litter picking!
As well as the staff from our design studio and Falmouth & Penryn shops we’re throwing the invitation open to the public. Here are a few great reasons why you should you get involved:
- Clean beaches could save the lives of some of our best-loved marine wildlife.
- Clean beaches will protect our little ones when they are building sand castles.
- Clean beaches will show the world what’s really great about the British seaside.
If you’d like to offer a helping hand, please email email@example.com and we’ll get you signed up.
We hope to see you on the beach!
Great British Beach Clean
Friday 19th September, 4pm
Seasalt at Swanpool Beach, Falmouth
The Seasalt team were out in force enjoying the festivities of Falmouth Tall Ships 2014 this weekend. Some of us took to high land to get a view across the bay, others climbed aboard their boats to join in the Parade of Sail and others donned their best sailor stripes to work in our Falmouth shop. Wherever we were, we had a camera close to hand and here’s a gallery of some of our favourite moments from the regatta weekend.
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!
The Tall Ships will be returning to Falmouth at the end of this month and excitement levels at Seasalt HQ are already running high!
From 28th-30th August, vessels from around the world including 12 of the magnificent square sail Tall Ships will arrive in Falmouth with a flurry of celebrations and entertainment by the harbourside and indeed throughout the whole town.
At 11am on Sunday 31st August the ships will leave Falmouth in a spectacular parade crossing Falmouth Bay, before heading east and sailing up the River Thames to the port of Royal Greenwich for more fun and festivities.
We’ve put together a few images courtesy of Tall Ships Falmouth to get you in the mood.