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"
Members welcomed local author and historian Clive Benney, his subject being: Sammy Solway – the miner with a camera.
Present-day family descendants joined us for our January meeting. Of the 200 images shown - of 500 owned by Clive, many included older generations of the Solway family. A mystery remains says Clive, “Where are his underground images?”
It seems ironic that after a mere six year period with his camera, diy developing under the stairs, with some professional postcard series thrown in, that his later wealth came from WW 2 and the fact that the RAF mess building was next to his field of pigs at Trevellas.
He never moved very far from the Trevellas area, mine working coincided with the building in 1907 of the present day Wheal Kitty mine, images showed that construction building by building, alongside tea treats and choir outings, of Perranzabuloe parish as well as St Agnes and Mithian.
St Agnes museum are very proud to have his camera donated to them
On Fri 22nd Feb David Humphrey of Rose will present: Local views around and about
Visitors will be made very welcome at a charge of £1.00 admission.
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 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