Bucklers Yard, Holmbush in 1947. Here is Henry Orchard, founder of Henry Orchard and Sons scrap metal business, pictured in Buckler's Yard, Holmbush, St Austell with his first lorry in 1947.

Henry Orchard, celebrating 75 years in business

St Austell Fire Crew

Ready for rescue

Here at Henry Orchard and Sons we’re able to help local fire crews including those at Fowey, Lostwithiel and St Austell to train as first responders to road traffic accidents. 
Hawker Siddeley Harrier 'jump jet' at Predannack Airfield on Cornwall's Lizard peninsula

What happened to the old ‘Top Gun’ style fighter planes at Predannack Airfield?

For many years several aircraft were kept on the airfield for use in fire and rescue training, and the area became known as a ‘plane graveyard’. However, recently it was decided that it was time to recycle these old aircraft respectfully and responsibly.
Cheque presentation featuring L-R: Finlay’s Mum, Donna McGrath (First Aid Instructor at Penrice), Nathan Cooper (Teacher at Luxulyan), Ewan (Year 5 at Luxulyan), Mr Henry Orchard, Geoff Brown (Chair of Trust Board at Cornwall Education Learning Trust), Oliver (Year 6 at Luxulyan), Emma Williams (Headteacher at Luxulyan), Flora (Year 5 at Luxulyan), Finlay’s Dad, Finlay, Finlay’s Sister, Lucy Gambier (Head of School at Penrice).

Supporting our Cornish schools to keep students safe and well

Few things in our lives are as important as keeping children safe and well.


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