Ferguson's Gang loved to do things not expected of young women in the 1930s. Our Seven Nations Rugby Tournament on Marazion Beach is open to all aged 9 years and over. Entry fees support the Trust's work
parkruns are free, 5K jog, walk, runs, every Saturday at 9am, with several being hosted by National Trust places. Join in for a fun, informal, sociable run and keep a look out for celebratory 'anniversary' events where fancy dress is encouraged
The National Trust relies on volunteers to make things happen. Volunteering with our Ranger teams can be sweaty, mucky, and lots of fun, and you'll make a huge difference to the special places we look after
Sociable, friendly, untimed 10K running. Bring a group of friends and maybe wear your Ferguson's Gang masks? Take part for free, or how about getting some colleagues to sponsor you? The number of Trust10 events is growing, so keep an eye out for one popping up near you
'Porthleven, Mouseshole, Malpas... These places possessed of harbours and rivers' used 'as receptacles for refuse, broken crockery, tin cans and utensils of all kinds' A lament from a CPRE book in 1930, but beach cleans are still as important today
Challenge yourself to walk, run or cycle one of Cornwall's Mineral Trails. The Portreath Branchline Trail is ideal for dropping in at East Pool Mine along the way (number 6 on the map) and First Buses run between Portreath and Redruth for help with the return leg
The Gang's 1937 World Conference (aka holiday) was held in Portmeirion in Wales and involved playing croquet and fighting flying ants. National Trust holiday accommodation includes quaint cottages, majestic water towers, sociable bunk houses, trendy camping pods and places to pitch a tent
Ferguson's Gang purchased Mayon and Trevescan Cliffs in Cornwall and gave them the National Trust in 1935. The donation was widerly reported in the press, with one newspaper to exclaiming, '"Ferguson's Gang" to the Rescue Again'.
Read more in Polly Bagnall and Sally Beck's book, 'Ferguson's Gang: The Remarkable Story of the National Trust Gangsters', available from our online shop. With the help of relatives, colleagues and family, Polly and Sally reveal the identities of these unlikely national heroes and tell the stories of their fascinating and often unconventional lives.