‘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?
‘Polkerris, Pilchards and Palaces. The pilchard fishery at Polkerris from the 16th century to the 19th century’ by Nigel Hall.
It is unusual to have an account of a pilchard fishery from as early as Tudor times, or from so far east in the county. Nigel has made a detailed study of the local fishery for his recent book, ‘Polkerris: a history of the village and its pilchard fishery’‘ and will give us an insight into the industry which was once so vital to the local economy of both Fowey and Polkerris.
Signed copies of his book will be available to purchase.
AGM and Talk ‘A Stroll through Mevagissey’
by Gordon Kane followed by a cream tea.
Free to members