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"


Society chairman John Jackett welcomed and later thanked Martin Brockman who returned with a second maritime disaster, The Torrey Canyon shipwreck of 42 years ago this very month.  Today that still ranks in the top 5 worldwide shipping disasters.


Navigation errors compounded by an inexperienced Italian crew, malfunctioning steerage equipment and a strong westerly wind caused this shipwreck on the Seven Stones reef on 18 March 1967.  

Society members Wilson Delbridge (tractor driver) and Harold Philp (fireman) were both involved in the Perranporth beach clean.  Others present spoke of being at Lands end and seeing the planes bombing the wreck to try to set fire to the spillage.

Black and white photos together with news footage shown by Martin, revealed the stark areas affected from Sennen to Bude, however our Cornish coastline largely escaped with an estimated 15 % of the spillage affecting UK, the main drift being towards France and even as far as Holland.


On Fri 26th April OCS Federation webmaster Tony Mansell will describe “A very Cornish Village”

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 26th April, 2019

Speaker: Tony Mansell




Friday 31st May, 2019