There was a full house for John Halkes’ talk at Whitecross recently, an engaging and informative journey through the paintings and painters of the ‘Newlyn School’ reflecting on the social history and styles that influenced the artists and their art.
Lynn Gould took the last guided tour of Fowey on Tues 25th October, taking 7 people around the town, including one group of six who turned up complete with knitted pirate hats. Sadly the ladies had left theirs at home! They gave full permission to publish their picture. They were great fun and caused quite a stir walking around the town, and had an enjoyable and informative trip around Fowey
Over 40 people attended the Troy Story talk by Marcus Lewis at the Fowey Parish Hall on Saturday, and were entertained with around 80 slides detailing the History of the Troy Class Yachts that race around Fowey Harbour from the Launch of Jocelyn, Troy no 1, in 1929 to the present day.
The next FHHS event is Fri 18th November at Whitecross Village Hall, ‘In search of the Smugglers’
Saturday 30th September Talk: ‘The History of Marine Operations in Fowey’ by Mike Sutherland
Saturday 22nd October Talk: ‘Troy Story’ by Marcus Lewis
Saturday 21st November Talk: ‘In Search of the Smugglers’ by Carole Vivian
Saturday 10th December Film: ‘The World of Clay’’ with introduction by Malcolm Gould
Saturday 28th January 2017 Talk: ‘A Breath of Sea Air: Artists of the Newlyn School 1880 –1920’ by John Halkes
Saturday 18th February 2017 Talk: ‘Merchants and Pirates, Shipmen and Smugglers: Fowey during the Hundred Years’ War’ by Sam Drake
Friday 24th March 2107 Talk: ‘The History of St. Austell Brewery’ by Chris Knight
Check out the Events list for more info
The AGM of the Fowey Harbour Heritage Society will be at the Parish Hall, Browns Hill Fowey, on Saturday 21st May at 3pm
The short AGM will be followed by a Talk by Lynn Goold, entitled
Unknown, Unfamiliar and Forgotten Fowey
followed by a Cream Tea, Members free, non-members £6
More info under events diary
If you are reading this our new Website is Live !! Have a look around, if any links do not work please let us know, there may be a few tweaks to do over the next few weeks, but hopefully most of the site wil be worth exploring.
The new Journal is now out. Packed full of local history articles it includes :
The woes of a Tudor shipowner
The establishment of Lerryn School
The schooner Katie and her last master, Will Cort
The J Class yachts at Fowey
An article by Quiller Couch on laying up the boat
and some delightful memories of Fowey and Polruan
Free to members and just £4 to buy.