Some Insights into Golant’s History
Saturday 16 November 2019
The talk was presented to a packed Fowey Parish Rooms by Sue Reardon and Ian Laughton, members of Golant’s Heritage Group. Golant is a small waterside village of around 220 people on the west bank of the river Fowey and at one time a well-used ford crossed the river nearby. Many of Golant’s residents attended the talk.
The Group had been set up seven years ago and has discovered many new and fascinating facts about Golant’s past. Sue talked a little about its exhibitions and booklets, then presented her recent project, illustrated with slides, ‘Golant Through Time’, which was a brief history from Domesday to the mid-19th century. Information was given about the medieval ownership of the lands of Lantyan and Golant, the villagers and their occupations over time, the church, civil war skirmishes and battles, and so much more. Ian then talked about their brand new online archive and demonstrated how to navigate the website. It was all very interesting.