Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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Helston Old Cornwall Society


Founded: 1924


Colours: Green




President: Martin Matthews  01326 572340


Vice-Presidents: Mrs J. Spargo, Mr J. Penaluna, Mr P. Phillips


Life Members: Mr N. Armfelt, Mrs J.A. Green, Mr J. Mitchell, Mrs E. Roberts, Mrs A. Trevenen Jenkin


Secretary: Mrs Elaine Foreman  01326 574643


Treasurer: Mike Atkins  01326 561464


Membership Secretary: Mrs E Wood


Hon. Recorder: Mrs J. Chambers 01326 619688


Press Secretary: Mrs H. Gilbert  01326 562553


Banner Bearer: Mr P. Roberts  01326 572249




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The meetings take place at Hens Horn Court on the first Wednesday of each  

month from October to April at 7 p.m., except for January when the meeting will

be on the second Wednesday.


The annual subscription, payable on the first evening of attendance, remains at £5 for 2017-18. The charge for Visitors is £2 per evening, which is refundable if the annual subscription is taken out.






Wednesday October 4th.

 The thirteenth Trevenen/Jenkin Lecture

 'The W.J. Bennett Lantern Slide Collection'

   by County Archivist, David Thomas  


Wednesday November 1st.

 'The Helston Railway'  

  the History and Update by Chris Heaps


Wednesday December 6th.

 Christmas Social Evening with the  

Cadgwith Singers




Wednesday January 10th.

 'The Pharmacy of Yesteryear'

  as detailed by Kingsley Rickard


Wednesday February 7th.

 'The History of RNAS Culdrose'

  presented by Lawson Tickell, Business and Visits Manager  


Wednesday March 7th

 'The Gardens of Cornwall and who created them'

  an illustrated talk by Alan Cox


Wednesday April 4th.

 A.G.M. followed by a short coverage of  'The Helston WW1 Project'

  presented by Martine Knight











On 22 June a group of our members travelled to Altarnun, where initially they enjoyed an excellent lunch in the Church Hall before splitting into two groups to undertake arranged visits. One group received a very informative guided tour of Altarnun Church under the direction of Tony Naylor, Churchwarden, and the other visited Wesley Cottage, where John Hogarth and his colleagues not only undertook a fascinating guided tour, incorporating a resume of its history, but all kindly provided welcomed tea and cakes. The day, in fine weather, was enjoyed by all in a most splendid Cornish setting.


Kind regards  Mike Atkins

Helston Helston Life in Cwll mid 19th C (2)