Newlyn Artists

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. 

Last Fowey Guided Walk 2016

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

IMG_0095aGuided walks of Fowey and Polruan will begin again next Easter

Troy Story talk

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’

Winter events

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

Annual General Meeting 2016

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

New Website

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.  

2015 Society Journal now out

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.