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"
It soon became apparent that people and children in particular, sold lots of postcards in those early days of photography in Cornwall, as presented to members at our September meeting by Frank Argall, great grandson of Frederick Argall. He also showed early images of Landscapes, Churches, Stately Homes and Shipping, as the family business continued to increase under his grand father Ernest Argall.
Frederick having learned the basic rudiments under John Palmer of Plymouth and experimented with early glass slides, developing magnesium flares to replace unstable gunpowder as a lighting medium. Aged just 18 years, he acquired 9 High Cross Truro in 1866 on an annual lease firstly, as a Cornish branch for John Palmer, then to spearhead his own family business.
Frank also mentioned that mint “Argall Series” images are worth quite a bit these days to collectors. He was introduced and thanked by Chairman John Jackett, renewing a Truro school and Truro rowing club friendship of over 60 years ago.
Village calendars for 2019 are once again on sale from Derek Brooks.
On Fri 26th October, Roger Radcliffe of St Agnes will continue with Part 2 of St Agnes Coastline, 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