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The 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



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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)




Federation Meetings and Festivals  









Friday 28th April, 2017

Speaker: Robert Evans



Friday 26th May, 2017






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.






"Down your Way"


Members were hugely entertained at our March meeting, by Dew Vardh  / Two Cornish Bards – aka Bert Biscoe and Pol Hodge,  comprising song and verse, very politically up-to-date in wording and inuendo.

With Pol being very hands-on in his day job, it was a treat to hear so much Cornish language and dialect.


Society treasurer Carolyn Wilkinson will be offering an interim balance sheet when our committee meets this evening, membership has reached 45 and we have a healthy bank balance.   Secretary Jean White will be confirming that all speakers are booked for next winter.


The raffle and sale of books raised £21 and the Ladies Committee served tea and biscuits.

April 28th Robert Evans will give a presentation of: Pentewan, In the past.

Visitors are very welcome - £1.00, the village hall has a large car park / disabled access.      




John Jackett – Chairman,

(4, Rose Meadows, Goonhavern TRURO TR4 9LB – 01872 572449)