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 01872-572449

 

Secretary: Miss Jean White 01872-572337

 

Treasurer: Mrs Carolyn Wilkinson 1872 572791

 

Recorder: Mr Derek Brooks Tel: 01872 573417

 

 

Photographs

 

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.

http://goonhavern.com/wp/goonhavern-district-history/

 

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)

Goonhavern

Reports

 

"Down your Way"

 

It soon became apparent that people and children in particular, sold lots of postcards in those early days of photography in Cornwall, as presented to members at our September meeting by Frank Argall, great grandson of Frederick Argall.  He also showed early images of Landscapes, Churches, Stately Homes and Shipping, as the family business continued to increase under his grand father Ernest Argall.  

 

Frederick having learned the basic rudiments under John Palmer of Plymouth and experimented with early glass slides, developing magnesium flares to replace unstable gunpowder as a lighting medium.  Aged just 18 years, he acquired 9 High Cross Truro in 1866 on an annual lease firstly, as a Cornish branch for John Palmer, then to spearhead his own family business.

 

Frank also mentioned that mint “Argall Series” images are worth quite a bit these days to collectors.  He was introduced and thanked by Chairman John Jackett, renewing a Truro school and Truro rowing club friendship of over 60 years ago.  

 

Village calendars for 2019 are once again on sale from Derek Brooks.

 

On Fri 26th October, Roger Radcliffe of St Agnes will continue with Part 2 of St Agnes Coastline, 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shops - Goonhavern Forge

 

Programme

 

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 26th October, 2018

Speaker: Roger Radcliffe

THE COASTLINE OF ST AGNES -  Part II

Perran Feast Supper at conclusion

 

 

Friday 30th November, 2018

Speaker: Dean Evans

The PASSMORE EDWARDS LEGACY

 

 

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