Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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Goonhavern & District O C S

 

Goonhavern Old Cornwall Society has its own

website which can be accessed from this link

 

 

 

Chairman: Mr John Jackett 01872-572449

 

Secretary: Miss Jean White 01872-572337

 

Treasurer: Mrs Carolyn Wilkinson 1872 572791

 

Recorder: Mr Derek Brooks Tel: 01872 573417

 

 

Photographs

 

Villagers may not be aware that many local views, past and present, are being added to our website - courtesy of John Thornton Design, by our Recorder Derek Brooks.

http://goonhavern.com/wp/goonhavern-district-history/

 

If you would wish to have any old views of Goonhavern Village or of our immediate local area, displayed in this manner, please feel to get in touch with Derek  01872 573417 or John Jackett 01872 572449 (Chairman), any original photographs, with the owners consent, will be scanned and handed back as soon as possible, before they are added to the above website.   If it is more convenient, they may be forwarded by email derek_brooks@tiscali.co.uk

 

 

Founded: 1996

 

Colours: Dark Grey & Orange

 

(Representing the Mine Waste and Iron Water from the Mines)

Goonhavern

Reports

 

"Down your Way"

 

Goonhavern & District Old Cornwall Society

Our neighbouring coastline at St Agnes was shown in great detail at our October meeting, local historian Roger Radcliffe presented part 2 of the history of the bays and mining legacy  This time from Waterfall bay westwards to Trevaunance Cove.

Perranporth Airfield, straddling Trevellas downs, is immediately above this stretch of coastline, images of WW 2 Spitfires and Hurricanes were set against the backdrop of mining residue and of St Agnes village.

There have been many attempts to create a harbour at Trevaunance, St Agnes remained a busy port until the collapse of the harbour wall in a storm in 1915-16. The remains of the old harbour is recognisable from huge stones, strewn across the bay at low tide.

 

The Chairman asked members to take a moment to reflect on their memories of Joan Philp, whose passing was noted from this weeks West Briton, he also welcomed and thanked Roger.

 

Members Cornish Supper was enjoyed at the conclusion, the ladies committee of Mary Eley, Muriel Nichols and Pat Tonkin served the drinks.

The Menu for our Annual Luncheon is on the notice board, would members please complete their choice of meal by the November meeting, at which our speaker on Fri 30th November will be Dean Evans, his subject will be The Passmore Edwards legacy.

Visitors will be made very welcome at a charge of £1.00 admission.   The village hall has a large car park and disabled access.  

 

John Jackett – Chairman,

(4, Rose Meadows, Goonhavern TRURO TR4 9LB – 01872 572449)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shops - Goonhavern Forge

 

Programme

 

Tea and Biscuits served at the close of meetings at a cost of 20p per person,

unless supper has been arranged when there will be no charge.

Non-members welcome at a cost of £1.00 per person.

A members raffle will be held for Society funds.

 

 

Friday 26th October, 2018

Speaker: Roger Radcliffe

THE COASTLINE OF ST AGNES -  Part II

Perran Feast Supper at conclusion

 

 

Friday 30th November, 2018

Speaker: Dean Evans

The PASSMORE EDWARDS LEGACY

 

 

Friday 4th January, 2019

NEW YEAR LUNCH AT, THE BAY TREE GOONHAVERN

~  12.30 PM FOR 1.00 PM.

 

 

Friday 25th January, 2019

Speaker: Clive Benney

SAMMY SOLWAY, THE MINER

WITH A CAMERA

 

 

Friday 22nd February, 2019

Speaker: David Humphrey

LOCAL VIEWS, AROUND AND ABOUT

 

 

Friday 29th March, 2019

Speaker: Martin Brockman

THE TORREY CANYON

 

 

Friday 26th April, 2019

Speaker: Tony Mansell

A VERY CORNISH VILLAGE

 

 

Friday 31st May, 2019

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEMBERS CORNISH SUPPER