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 email@example.com
Colours: Dark Grey & Orange
(Representing the Mine Waste and Iron Water from the Mines)
"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)
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