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Bournemouth Cornish Association



President: Mr Mike Mansfield, 23 Thwaite Road, Poole BH12 1HY


Vice President: Mr Bob Cooper, 282 Wimborne Road, Oakdale, Poole BH15 3EF


Past President: Mr William Sweet, 7 Ashmore Avenue BH15 4DF


Hon Secretary: Mrs Anne Parsons, 2 Ivor Road, Hamworthy, Poole,BH15 4 BL


Hon Treasurer: Mrs Nina Philp: 30 Lodge Road, Holt, Wimborne, BH21 7DN


Membership: Mr William ( Bill ) Sweet


Committee: Mrs Alison Mannsfield, Mr Aubrey Lane,  Mrs Jenny Maddock, Mr Peter Hambly, Mr Mike Rowe





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Meeting Reports


The BCA  in January 2018 held its AGM which resulted in newly elected President Mike Mansfield taking the latter part of the meeting. Immediate Past President William Sweet stated his apologies for not carrying out as he  intended his duties as President due to being admitted to Poole Hospital and health problems, this was unexpected and thank those who continued to undertake various task to keep the BCA programme running smoothly.

The start of a full programme for the incoming President began with the annual church service at St. Georges, Boscombe followed by lunch at the Mayfair Hotel, members attending was a little depleted this year because of the passing of stalwart members in the past year.

The raising of the St. Piran flag at the Bournemouth International Centre on February 14th the birthday of the founder of Bournemouth Capt. Lewis Tregonwell was carried out in pouring rain by the Mayor of Bournemouth accompanied by his wife and the BCA President Mike Mansfield along with his wife Alison, Vice President Bob Cooper and his wife Stella and members. The event continued at the Parish church St. Peters when flowers and a short service took place at the Tregonwell Tomb. A hot cup of coffee was most welcome when we returned inside St. Peters.

Burns Nights at the Caledonian Hall was supported by six BCA members, a great evening and the welcome was as always first class.


If anyone of you are visiting or moving to the area we would welcome seeing you at any of our functions all you have to do is give 10 days notice because we need to know numbers for catering purposes. Our next function will be the St. Piran Lunch at the Bear Cross Hotel on March 21st 2018. OR if you are visiting or moving to this area and would like to meet up with my husband Aubrey and me just give us a call. Tel:- 01202 632297.








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Michael Mansfield

Bournemouth Cornish Association President

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