Historical Assets Have Been Audited

Historical asset – a clock mechanism

The Council of the Isles of Scilly has £106,000 worth of historical assets according to a report presented to members at last Thursday’s Full Council meeting.

Councillors heard that the insured valuables include two globes, a George I coat of arms and a collection of regalia, including rifles, pistols and swords.

There are some other historic items that may need insuring.

Cllr Amanda Martin wants the ownership of the bell on the old Carn Thomas school, which was rescued from the wreck of the Eric Rickman in 1899, to be investigated. She’s not sure whether the Council owns it, as it is on a Duchy building.

And the ownership of the former Parish Church clock mechanism, which is likely to be placed inside the new Porthcressa shelter, also needs to be checked. It’s unclear whether it is Council property at this stage but investigations continue.

Photographs from the Gibson-Kyne archive from the 1860s show it on the church. That was around 30 years before the Council was incorporated.