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






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"


Our November speaker was Alan Burton, long term member of the Helston railway renovation society, his introduction covered the history of the 77 years of the pre-Beeching era.   Covering three and a half miles from the mainline at Gwinear Road, the original company invested a great deal of money into bridges and a viaduct, still serviceable 130 years later.


After a 44 year gap, an idea for Renovation blossomed, was expanded on, thought about until in April of 2005 finally acted upon.  With planning delays and tenancy problems of infill to the original track-bed adjacent to the Trevarno Estate, into a present day membership of 700 with around 70 day to day volunteers.


In the first 11 months from April 2005, three quarters of a mile of track-bed was cleared, currently the award winning Heritage line offers a 2 mile turn around rail journey, full details of their Christmas Santa specials can be obtained from www.helstonrailway.co.uk or their summer services run from March to October, when they hope to have their very own Steam train in use.


There are only about 17 of our 2018 Village calendars left after a second print run, so hurry to the village shop or contact Derek or Jean for those last few, also if you intend to join members at the Baytree restaurant on Fri 5th Jan, please contact Jean or John before the 2nd of Jan.


Members and several guests then enjoyed tea and biscuits served by the ladies committee of Mary Eley, Muriel Nicholls, Pat Tonkin and Marjorie Jackett.   Our next speaker on 26th January will be Martin Brockman on the maritime issues surrounding those lifeboats based at Penzance, Newlyn and Penlee.


Visitors will be made very welcome at a charge of £1.00 admission.   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