Calendar

Nov
25
Sat
‘The Pinwell sisters – woodcarvers from Ermington and Plymouth’ @ Whitecross Village Hall
Nov 25 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

by Dr Helen Wilson

Mary, Ethel and Violet Pinwill worked as woodcarvers from at least 1889, through their own company, Rashleigh, Pinwill & Co. By the time Violet died in 1957, Pinwill woodcarvings featured in over 185 churches in Devon and Cornwall, including St Winnow.

Dec
8
Fri
‘South Coast Barges’’ @ Fowey Parish Rooms Browns Hill
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 by Stuart Hunkin

A talk compiled from extensive family archives and a diary dating back to 1918 which looks at the Hunkin involvement in trading along the south coast of Devon and Cornwall in sailing barges during the first part of the 20th century.

Jan
26
Fri
Sailing Forward by Looking Back’ @ Fowey Parish Rooms Browns Hill
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

by Thom Axon

This talk gives an insight into the modern day goings on of life aboard tall ships and explores the notion that they are tangible links to our past and that we have much to learn from the seamanship, art and politics of these incredible vessels.

Feb
23
Fri
‘Fowey Consols’ Copper Mine @ Fowey Parish Rooms Browns Hill
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

by Jim Lewis

In the 1830s Fowey Consols copper mine in Tywardreath was one of the biggest mines in Cornwall employing about 1,700 people. Jim  has written a history of the mine and will give an illustrated talk and discuss the mine’s growth and decline and its economic and social impact on the local area.

Mar
17
Sat
‘Boconnoc – it is the paradise of Cornwall’ @ Whitecross Village Hall
Mar 17 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

by Dr Catherine Lorigan

This talk will show how the estate and house at Boconnoc have developed over time. The Cornish families who have owned it have played important roles in the immediate vicinity (including at Fowey, Bodinnick and Polruan) and in national events.

Apr
28
Sat
Fowey Harbour Heritage Society AGM and Talk @ Fowey Parish Hall
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The 2018 AGM of the Fowey Harbour Heritage Society will be at Fowey Parish Hall, Browns Hill, Fowey on Saturday 28th April  at 2pm

2pm   There will be a short AGM followed by a Talk by Dr Alan Kent

2.30 pm   Cornish Victorian Writers

Following the talk a Cream Tea will be served.

This event is free for society members, £6 for non members (£10 to join for the whole year)