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"

 

Members welcomed local author and historian Clive Benney, his subject being: Sammy Solway – the miner with a camera.

Present-day family descendants joined us for our January meeting.  Of the 200 images shown - of 500 owned by Clive, many included older generations of the Solway family.  A mystery remains says Clive, “Where are his underground images?”  

 

It seems ironic that after a mere six year period with his camera, diy developing under the stairs, with some professional postcard series thrown in, that his later wealth came from WW 2 and the fact that the RAF mess building was next to his field of pigs at Trevellas.

 

He never moved very far from the Trevellas area, mine working coincided with the building in 1907 of the present day Wheal Kitty mine, images showed that construction building by building, alongside tea treats and choir outings, of Perranzabuloe parish as well as St Agnes and Mithian.

St Agnes museum are very proud to have his camera donated to them

 

On Fri 22nd Feb David Humphrey of Rose will present: Local views around and about

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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