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Torbay Cornish Association

Sadly, Torbay Cornish Association is now faced with the same problems that are confronting so many Cornish Associations and affecting their viability. This means that there are now some difficult decisions to make. We have received the following report from Hon Sec of the TBC, Mary Watters: ‘At a Special General Meeting in January, members of Torbay Cornish Association voted to initiate proceedings towards its dissolution. After 42 years of comradeship we have regrettably decided that, because of diminishing membership, the regular monthly meetings are no longer viable A lunch for members is being planned for the spring by our founder member, Ena Hocking to whom we owe such gratitude. She held the Chairmanship for nine years, and, as Special Events Secretary, organised the annual dinner each year until 2015 – that is 41 years! She supervised the biennial Cuntelles Kernewek gatherings at the Livermead Cliff Hotel – the venue for our final lunch – back where we started! Remaining funds will be shared between Cornish and local charities


Posted 3rd January 2019