Calendar

Sep
26
Tue
Guided Walk of Fowey
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Adults £5 Child £2   

Meet at Town Quay at 11am 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.

Sep
28
Thu
Guided Walk of Polruan
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meet at the Coal Wharf , Polruan

Cost: £5 adult £2 Child

Find out about our shipbuilding heritage. The yards, the trades, the voyages, the mariners, the Pilots, the Coastguard.

Discover the truth about smugglers, privateers and wreckers                      

Imagine our 14th century blockhouse castle defending the town against foreign fleets

Uncover what happened here in WW2

Visit the remnants of our 8th century chapel.

Learn about how our churches were built and how one came to have stained glass by William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones

Hear about how Daphne du Maurier got the inspiration for her first book in Polruan and the fascinating story of the real family it was based on.

And much more…

The terrain includes several short flights of steps and steep hills and may not be suitable for those with certain mobility impairments

 

Oct
3
Tue
Guided Walk of Fowey
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meet at Town Quay at 11am.

Do a two hour guided walk with one of our accredited guides.

Find out about Fowey’s past. Its connections with Henry VIII, Drake and Raleigh, the Black Prince and Charles 1

Discover the truth about pirates, privateers, smugglers, murderers, wreckers, saints and pilgrims of days gone by.

Visit ancient hostelries, gun batteries, 12th century churches, Tudor Castles, Medieval houses.

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.

Tickets: Adults £5. Children£2

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

Oct
10
Tue
Guided Walk of Fowey
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Adults £5 Child £2   

Meet at Town Quay at 11am 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
17
Tue
Guided Walk of Fowey
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Adults £5 Child £2   

Meet at Town Quay at 11am 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
21
Sat
‘A Brisk Stroll through 300 years in Polperro’ @ Polruan WI Hall
Oct 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

by Jeremy Rowett Johns

Jeremy talks us through 300 years of Polperro’s history, beginning with a shipwreck, meeting a smuggler, a squire, a surgeon, and a pioneering photographer along the way… and ending with a fingerprint experiment.

Oct
24
Tue
Guided Walk of Fowey
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Adults £5 Child £2   

Meet at Town Quay at 11am 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
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.