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: TBA


Recorder: Mr Derek Brooks Tel: 01872 573417







Annual Subscription: £5.00



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 derek_brooks@tiscali.co.uk



Founded: 1996


Colours: Dark Grey & Orange


(Representing the Mine Waste and Iron Water from the Mines)




"Down your Way"


Our AGM closed the winter season, the Committee had to hastily put out extra seating when double last years attendance enjoyed the topical readings and quiz, once again presented by Alan.  The winning quiz team being Pat and siblings Joyce, Cynthia and Ray.


Alan read of family memories of wartime Truro, largely based on the comings and goings of his elder brother, during those turbulent years.


Our chairman opened proceedings with a request for a replacement, there being no volunteers, John will return as long as his health permits.

Jean reported that all speakers are booked for next winter.  Derek has placed print orders for a third village and local area calendar, proceeds from last year have combined to put us in a good financial position Carolyn stated, adding that membership stood at 47 this past year.

Our annual luncheon will be on Fri 10th Jan, once again at the Baytree restaurant.


Members Cornish supper was enjoyed at the close, special thanks to Mary, Pat, Muriel and Joyce.


Our winter speakers will begin on Fri 27th Sep, Philip Hosken will speak on the HTP conglomerate from 1852 to 1936.  Members annual subs will be due at £5.00.   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)












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