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Bournemouth Cornish Association



President: Mr Mike Mansfield


Vice President: Mr Bob Cooper


Hon Secretary: Mrs Anne Parsons


Hon Treasurer: Mrs Nina Philp


Membership: Mr William ( Bill ) Sweet





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Meeting Reports


Our President and his wife Alison continue representing the Bournemouth Cornish Association by attending the London Cornish Association 132nd Anniversary Lunch at the Imperial Hotel Russell Square with BCA members Colin Brock Aubrey Lane ( MC ) and Elizabeth Lane who is also a member of London. Priscilla Oates said Grace and conveyed greetings from Cornwall likewise guest speaker Mary May Chairman of Cornwall Council. Chairman of London Cornish Association Carol Goodwin thanked everyone for attending and those who worked to make the occasion such a success following the loss of Frances Dunstan previous chairman of LCA and long standing officer in many capacities. Kath Slatter read the tribute in memory of Francis and Mike Mansfield responded on behalf of the guest.        

The flowers which graced the tables came up from Cornish Gardens and were afterwards taken by the ladies to take home as a reminder of an excellent occasion. It was gratifying to see a number of younger members joining with the more senior ( in age ) members long may it continue.

BCA held a St.Piran Lunch at the Bear Cross Hotel ( see photos of two of the tables) when the St. Piran flags where placed on each table and around the room. The food was served by plenty of staff on hot plates and as always excellent. The President gave a warm welcome to everyone and included in his delivery details of the change of date of the Midlands Cornish Association to the 19th of May which will be held at the Harborne  Golf Club and our own Cornish Pasty Evening on April 18th ( Pasties up from Cornwall) so you need to book. A card was signed for Bill Sweet immediate past president who is undergoing surgery.

West Somerset Cornish Association  is holding their St. Piran Lunch in Taunton on the 15th April.


You are most welcome to join us at our functions or if you or your family are coming to live in the area just give me a telephone call - 01202 632297 may I suggest you look at our new website ( http:www.bournemouthcornish.me.uk.

Liz Lane








Michael Mansfield Bournemouth Pres

Michael Mansfield

Bournemouth Cornish Association President

BCA (2) BCA (1)