Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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Goonhavern & District O C S


Goonhavern Old Cornwall Society has its own website which can be accessed from this link




Chairman: Mr John Jackett, 4 Rose Meadows, Goonhavern, Truro, TR4 9LB. Tel: 01872-572449


Secretary: Miss Jean White, Treworthal, Perranwell Road, Goonhavern, Truro, TR4 9JN. Tel. 01872-572337


Membership Secretary:


Treasurer: Mrs Carolyn Wilkinson  “Avalon” Perranwell Road Goonhavern TRURO TR4 9JN0    1872 572791


Recorder: Mr Derek Brooks, 1 Rose Meadows, Goonhavern, Truro, TR4 9LB. Tel: 01872 573417



Committee members: Mary Eley, Muriel Nicholls, Marjorie Jackett and Pat Tonkin






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 recently appointed Society 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 derek_brooks@tiscali.co.uk



Founded: 1996


Colours: Dark Grey & Orange


(Representing the Mine Waste

and Iron Water from the Mines)





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.



We at Goonhavern, have a meeting Aug 22nd




































For those of you that enjoy looking at my Goonhavern & District Web site.

My latest project is a 2018 Calendar "Bygones Days" of Goonhavern & surrounding villages.

All old B&W photos

I have supplies at Goonhavern Shop/Post Office for those locally.

I can supply by post if req'd.

I am selling them on behalf of The Goonhavern & District Old Cornwall Society.

Price £4.00

I still have some DVD's of Goonhavern School photos 1890-2013 of the presentation movie I did for the Schools 140th Anniversary in Oct 2016.

Price £10.00

I can supply by post if req'd.


Regards    Derek



"Down your Way"



Cornwalls coastline of almost 300 miles, is protected 24/7 by volunteers of the RNLI.


At our January meeting Martin Brockman of Penlee lifeboat station, illustrated for members and visitors, the development from 1803 of the rescue cover within the Penzance, Newlyn and Penlee area.  Bases moved around as different size vessels caused varying launch problems.  

The very first vessel cost 150 guineas, the latest over 2 million pounds, with the latest inshore RIB costing £215,000, many vessels are donated by families and each named in their honour.

Particularly poignant for Martin, was the loss of his father amongst the crew of The Solomon Browne.


Chairman John Jackett introduced Martin and later thanked him, also Jean and Carolyn for their organisation of our annual luncheon at The Bay Tree Restaurant.


Tea and biscuits were served by the ladies committee of Mary Eley, Muriel Nicholls, Pat Tonkin and Marjorie Jackett.


Our next speaker on Feb 23rd will be Alan Cox, whose subject will be Part 2 of Churches and Churchyards across Cornwall.

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)










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