Talk: ‘Cornish country houses’
by Paul Holden
This talk will take us through the history and development of the Cornish house from the medieval period to the modern day as well as the architects and patrons who designed and built them
Talk: ‘The spider in the web – Elizabeth Andrew Warren 1786-1864’
by Guy English
Guy will share his research on Elizabeth Warren of Flushing, a noted botanist and algologist, and the significance of Falmouth in the import of plants now in Cornish great gardens.
Talk: ‘Fruit Schooners’
by Roger Barrett
Entrusted with cargoes of perishable fruit the clipper fruit schooners of the nineteenth century were the ocean racing yachts of the day. This talk shows how, in the later days of the trade, Fowey established a reputation for producing fast fruit schooners such as the Jane Slade and Silver Spray.
Talk: ‘John Opie, the Cornish Wonder’
by Viv Hendra
The story of the rise to fame of this nineteenth century Cornish historical and portrait painter.