President: Sir Richard Carew Pole
Chairman: Leadville Parsons 10 Trelawney Way, Torpoint PL11 2QG 01752 813044
Chairman: Mr L Parsons
Secretary: Ms Jacki Downing 10 Trelawney Way, Torpoint PL11 2QG 01752 813044
Treasurer: Mrs Carina Davis Borough Farm, Torpoint
Meet third Wednesday of the month, 7.30pm, September - April at The Torpoint Council Chambers
Meetings include lectures, raffles, tea and biscuits
Colours: Blue, White & Black
On Wed 20 Jan 16, the Liskeard Old Cornwall Society, presented the Torpoint OCS with a Photographic Collection of
100 full plate photographs and map, of the building of Devonport Dockyard, (1901-1910), this at St Budeaux, part
of the Duchy of Cornwall. From this collection pictures the first building on site is that of the Governor's Residence,
followed by the Gate Lodge and Guard Room, complete with Cells. Pictured in the river are a number of pre WW1
Iron Clad Gunboats and Wooden Hulks, including HMS Defiance, from which the first Ship to Ship and Ship to Shore
Radio Transmissions were made in 1896, in the waters between the River Lynher, and the Hamoaze, here in Cornwall.
The Defiance was Commanded by Captain Henry Jackson, RN. (Guglielmo Marconi, was later to receive his first long
range radio transmission across the Atlantic in 1901. Transmitted by a Thomas Hunken from Poldu, Cornwall, and
received by Marconi, in Newfoundland).
The photocopying of the collection of photographs are courtesy of Mr Alan Bates, (Tremar), and the albums compiled
by Mrs Paula Arthur, Liskeard OCS, Recorder. One copy is to be retained by the Liskeard OCS and a third album
presented to the Saltash OCS on Mon 25 Jan 2016.
Duncan Paul Matthews