Pirates team with Heritage Site

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Covering ten areas across Cornwall and west Devon, the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site has provided the stunning backdrops for the Cornish Pirates rugby team to create a joint 2014 calendar.

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From Kit Hill in the Tamar Valley and the underground of Poldark mine to the iconic engine houses at Heartlands and the cliff tops of St Agnes, the Cornish Pirates team has been professionally captured within the landscapes by local photographer, Toby Lowe, in a series of powerful action and group shots.

Charlie Gray, marketing and visitor information officer of the Discover the Extraordinary project for the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, said: “It has been a pleasure to collaborate with the Cornish Pirates to produce this one-of-a kind calendar.

“The Cornish Mining World Heritage Site is a living landscape and we hope that by enjoying this beautiful calendar people will feel inspired to get out and explore the amazing Cornwall and west Devon landscape and discover more about how mining shaped the world we live in today.”

Cornish Pirates’ fitness coach, Simon Raynes, added: “For many of our fans, Cornwall and mining is part of their heritage so it was great for the boys to learn more about this and feel really connected with the different areas of the Site. They gained a real appreciation of the landscape and support the work of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site with what they do to preserve it.”

The new calendar is priced at £9.99 and will be available to buy from Waterstones in Truro as well as Cornish Pirates’ outlets including Whirlwind Sports and at the home games in Penzance.

And Pirates fans will have the opportunity to meet some of the players at the calendar launch which will include signings at Waterstones in Truro this Saturday (November 9) from 11am – 1pm.