Calendar

Oct
23
Tue
Guided Walk of Fowey
Oct 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Adults £6 Child (under 15) £3 

Meet at Town Quay at 10.30am for a two hour guided walk with one of our accredited guides.

Find out about Foweys pirates, smugglers, shipbuilders and townsfolk over the centuries 

and explore the historic buildings  of the Town.              

Learn about the ships that were built here. Where they went and what they brought back.

Imagine the different sieges of the town, by the French, Dutch and Spanish fleets.

Uncover the Fowey area’s literary connections to Daphne Du Maurier; where she lived, how she was inspired and on what she based her novels. See where Kenneth Grahame was inspired to write ‘Wind in the willows’. Hear about Arthur Quiller Couch, and the many other writers who made the area their home.

The walk includes several flights of steps and may not be suitable for those with certain mobility impairments.

Oct
27
Sat
‘Trade and tragedy in a west-country seaport’ @ Fowey Parish Rooms
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Trade and tragedy in a west-country seaport’

by Alex Lewis

Inspired by a study of late 19th century port records this talk looks at Fowey’s shipping industry in the twilight years of sail.

Oct
30
Tue
Guided Walk of Fowey
Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Adults £6 Child (under 15) £3 

Meet at Town Quay at 10.30am for a two hour guided walk with one of our accredited guides.

Find out about Foweys pirates, smugglers, shipbuilders and townsfolk over the centuries 

and explore the historic buildings  of the Town.              

Learn about the ships that were built here. Where they went and what they brought back.

Imagine the different sieges of the town, by the French, Dutch and Spanish fleets.

Uncover the Fowey area’s literary connections to Daphne Du Maurier; where she lived, how she was inspired and on what she based her novels. See where Kenneth Grahame was inspired to write ‘Wind in the willows’. Hear about Arthur Quiller Couch, and the many other writers who made the area their home.

The walk includes several flights of steps and may not be suitable for those with certain mobility impairments.

Nov
17
Sat
HMS Polruan, HMS Express and a U Boat – A vignette of unpublished naval stories with a twist’ @ Polruan WI Hall
Nov 17 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

‘HMS Polruan, HMS Express and a U Boat –

A vignette of unpublished naval stories with a twist’

by Geoff Pringle

Three naval histories lavishly illustrated by pictures and artefacts from the speaker’s own collection.

Dec
8
Sat
‘A star to steer her by: the uncommon tale of two 19th century mariners’ manuscripts’ @ Fowey Parish Rooms
Dec 8 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

A star to steer her by: the uncommon tale of two 19th century mariners’ manuscripts by Steph Haxton

This talk explores two ‘navigation exercises’, more than mere trials in trigonometry or exercises in plane sailing, but evidence of some inspirational teaching and the art of navigation at the height of Napoleonic War.

Jan
19
Sat
‘Tywardreath Priory : The House on the Strand’ @ Fowey Parish Rooms
Jan 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

 ‘Tywardreath Priory : The House on the Strand’

by Roger Smith

Once dominant in the affairs of Fowey and much of Mid-Cornwall, Tywardreath Priory was closed in 1536 and disappeared from sight and memory. Daphne du Maurier was so intrigued that she based her successful novel, The House on the Strand on this intriguing medieval foundation.

Feb
22
Fri
‘Graham & Graham: Fowey brothers in law’ @ Fowey Parish Rooms
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Graham & Graham: Fowey brothers in law’

by Eileen Scholes

For the last quarter of Victoria’s reign and most of the 20th century, the town’s principal solicitors, three generations of one family, were party to most of the important decisions taken in Fowey. But why, back in 1885, did the firm’s founder give up his successful London practice to move to Cornwall? And how did he manage so quickly to lay the foundations of a legal dynasty that would reach into almost every corner of Fowey’s business for close on 100 years?

Mar
16
Sat
‘D Day’ by Roddy de Normann @ Fowey Town Hall
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 D Day’ by Roddy de Normann

Details yet to be supplied by the speaker

Apr
27
Sat
AGM and Talk ‘A Stroll through Mevagissey’ @ Whitecross Village Hall
Apr 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

AGM and Talk     A Stroll through Mevagissey’

by Gordon Kane followed by a cream tea.

Free to members