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



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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"


Alan Murton read some of his own writings followed by his intriguing Cornish Quiz, at the conclusion of our AGM on fri last.   Carol Andrew led the winning team of 4.


All existing committee members were re-elected.  Chairman John Jackett asked for a short reflection of members who had recently passed away, he thanked all for their continued support, our annual luncheon will be in January and take place at The Baytree restaurant. Secretary Jean White confirmed all speakers were booked for next winter.

Treasurer Carolyn Wilkinson presented a healthy balance sheet.

Recorder Derek Brooks brought along 10 samples of a Village Calendar for 2018 – and sold out.  Further copies plus envelope are available from Derek at £3.00 or from the village shop at £4.00.   This success follows on from the DVD sales of the school celebrations.


The raffle and sale of books raised £18 and the ladies committee of Mary Eley, Muriel Nicholls, Pat Tonkin and Marjorie Jackett served members Cornish supper.

Annual subs. will remain at £5.00 when members meet again on Sept 29th, Roger Radcliffe will give a presentation of: The Coastline of St Agnes

Visitors will be very welcome at £1.00, the village hall has a large car park with disabled access.      


John Jackett – Chairman,

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










2017-18 Syllabus - DRAFT for Tony (1)