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

 

 

Photographs

 

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.

http://goonhavern.com/wp/goonhavern-district-history/

 

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)

Goonhavern

Reports

 

"Down your Way"

 

Dean Evans was welcomed and thanked by the Chairman at our November meeting.

Of the 71 public buildings sponsored over a period of 14 years, 20 of which are in Cornwall, in the centre of Blackwater is the recently refurbished reading room, opened originally in 1890 by John Passmore Edwards (1823-1911), the first of many donations to public life by this renowned Cornishman, where else but in his home village.  

Dean estimated that in todays money, his contributions - recognised in Court papers as well as by English Prime Ministers of the day - totalled around £200 million.

Only a dozen or so 2019 Village Calendars remain from Derek, Pat and Muriel served refreshments at the close, members were thanked for completing their menu selection for our January luncheon.

Our speaker on Fri 25th January will be Clive Benney of St Agnes, his subject will be: Sammy Solway, the miner with a camera.

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shops - Goonhavern Forge

 

Programme

 

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 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