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





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.



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)




"Down your Way"


Down Your Way


Goonhavern & District Old Cornwall Society

The Federation motto of “Gather the fragments” was covered in depth at our February meeting by David Humphrey of Rose, taking members and several guests on a photographic tour across the Perranzabuloe and Cubert Parishes, spanning villages and hamlets from Cubert to Callestick.


His own Menadue and Penna heritage shared with Trenerry family portraits encompassed many “cousins” in our audience.

Penhale farm making way for Penhale Military camp, the film and TV locations of Holywell Bay from Treasure Island to present day Poldark.

Transport through the ages from Donkey shays to converted military vehicles, local coach firms of a bygone era, several before and after views were all greatly enjoyed, hopefully he can return for those images that time did not allow us to see.


On Fri 29th March Martin Brockbank will speak of the Torrey Canyon disaster

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



John Jackett – Chairman,

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












Shops - Goonhavern Forge




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 29th March, 2019

Speaker: Martin Brockman




Friday 26th April, 2019

Speaker: Tony Mansell




Friday 31st May, 2019