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





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.



































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"


Volunteers were sought in 1995 to photograph on film, 368,000 images of various listed buildings throughout UK, our guest speaker last week was Cornish volunteer Ivor Corkell.  Starting on the project in 1999 and taking about 6 years, 330,000 images were eventually taken and can be seen on-line at: www.imagesofengland.org.uk


Cornwalls contribution amounts to 12,323 images, ranging from Castles and Churches down to humble pig-sties.  Mileage allowance covered one single journey per image, causing problems when owners bandied permission, were not available on the day, the light was wrong, the tide was in, resulting in failure to achieve the target figure.


Chairman John Jackett whilst thanking Ivor, spoke about the new Privacy laws, Ivor as our Federation Secretary, expanded on the implications regarding any breach of personal data.


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


Our April meeting will be on Fri 27th, when David Tovey will speak on “The life of Cornish author Crosbie Garston”


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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