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, 4 Rose Meadows, Goonhavern, Truro, TR4 9LB. Tel: 01872-572449


Secretary: Miss Jean White, Treworthal, Perranwell Road, Goonhavern, Truro, TR4 9JN. Tel. 01872-572337


Membership Secretary:


Treasurer: Mrs Carolyn Wilkinson  “Avalon” Perranwell Road Goonhavern TRURO TR4 9JN0    1872 572791


Recorder: Mr Derek Brooks, 1 Rose Meadows, Goonhavern, Truro, TR4 9LB. Tel: 01872 573417



Committee members: Mary Eley, Muriel Nicholls, Marjorie Jackett and Pat Tonkin



email contact



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 recently appointed Society Recorder Derek Brooks.



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)





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.



We at Goonhavern, have a meeting Aug 22nd




































For those of you that enjoy looking at my Goonhavern & District Web site.

My latest project is a 2018 Calendar "Bygones Days" of Goonhavern & surrounding villages.

All old B&W photos

I have supplies at Goonhavern Shop/Post Office for those locally.

I can supply by post if req'd.

I am selling them on behalf of The Goonhavern & District Old Cornwall Society.

Price £4.00

I still have some DVD's of Goonhavern School photos 1890-2013 of the presentation movie I did for the Schools 140th Anniversary in Oct 2016.

Price £10.00

I can supply by post if req'd.


Regards    Derek



"Down your Way"


Jean White (Sec) and John Jackett (Chair) welcomed thirty society members on Friday last (23 last year), this figure will certainly increase next month.  Derek Brooks (Recorder) sold 2018 Village Calendars, ladies committee members Mary Eley and Marjorie Jackett sold books, raffle tickets and made the tea and offered biscuits at the conclusion, assisted by Norma Stephens due to several members having other commitments that evening.


John welcomed and later thanked our speaker Sheila Harper a member of Newquay OCS and very enthusiastic supporter of uncovering the past of the medieval settlement at Mawgan Porth.   Historically in the years 1949-52, 1954 and 1974, archaeological excavations revealed a settlement comprising three groups of buildings 'courtyard houses' and a burial ground dating from around 850-1050. Finds included pottery and stone artefacts.  In 2014 Sheila and her team cleared the site once more, being subject to severe constraints, they are allowed simply to keep the site clear.


Our October speaker on Fri 27th at 7.30 pm will be Roger Radcliffe on the subject of: The coastline of St Agnes.  Members subscriptions may be due at £5.00, visitors will be charged £1.00 admission.  Members Cornish supper will celebrate Perran Feast at the conclusion.


A reminder that the Village hall has a large car park and full disabled access


John Jackett – Chairman,

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










2017-18 Syllabus - DRAFT for Tony (1) Shops - Goonhavern Forge