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Bournemouth Cornish Association



President: Mr Mike Mansfield, 23 Thwaite Road, Poole BH12 1HY


Vice President: Mr Bob Cooper, 282 Wimborne Road, Oakdale, Poole BH15 3EF


Past President: Mr William Sweet, 7 Ashmore Avenue BH15 4DF


Hon Secretary: Mrs Anne Parsons, 2 Ivor Road, Hamworthy, Poole,BH15 4 BL


Hon Treasurer: Mrs Nina Philp: 30 Lodge Road, Holt, Wimborne, BH21 7DN


Membership: Mr William ( Bill ) Sweet


Committee: Mrs Alison Mannsfield, Mr Aubrey Lane,  Mrs Jenny Maddock, Mr Peter Hambly, Mr Mike Rowe





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Death of Fred Hancock


Fred Hancock passed away in early January and the service will take place on Thursday 8th February 1pm at Poole Crematorium.

Past President, Past Treasurer, supportive member of BCA and also St Piran's Day at Bodmin and the Annual Gorsedh.


Onetime Officer within  the Dorset Police.


Fred has left a son, Andrew, both his wife Barbara and daughter Carol passed away within the past couple of years, a very harrowing time for the family.





Meeting Reports

Cornish Pasties up from Cornwall on the day and supervised by Liz Poole always attract  the Bournemouth Cornish Association Members, a reminder of home and the autumn meeting was no exception, followed by great home made  desserts with Cornish Clotted Cream, tea or coffee.


Entertainment was under the expert eye of our member Trevor Lugg who was in charge of the Bingo and prizes presented by our President Peter Hambly. The raffle was under the watchful eye of our Vice President  Bill Sweet and his wife Doreen with great prizes given by members.


The evening was overshadowed  by the sudden death of our active member Barbara Hancock, but Barbara would have appreciated the 'Cornish Family' supporting her husband John/Fred, Carol and Andrew following their loss.



National Macmillan Coffee Morning. Our secretary Anne Parsons ran a coffee morning at her home for our members in aid of Macmillan and raised £150.00 for which a Thank You card was received.



With the start of the University and College Year, if any of your children, grandchildren or members of your family come to Bournemouth and District a warm welcome awaits you at the Bournemouth Cornish Association, likewise any visitors from overseas who maybe visiting the area. In the first instance contact may be made through Liz lane on 01202 632297 or through our Association website www.bournemouthcornish.me.uk  






Michael Mansfield Bournemouth Pres

Michael Mansfield

Bournemouth Cornish Association President