Forthcoming Events

PROGRAMME OF TALKS, JANUARY 2021 TO MAY 2021

Because of the current lockdown, talks will take place via “Zoom”. Please use our Facebook page or e-mail looeoldcornwall@hotmail.com to ask for details.

January 9th – “Trades of 19th Century Liskeard” – Brian Oldham

February 13th – “Twentieth Century Tourism – Part 2, the Postwar Years” – Mark Camp

March 13th – AGM + “Looe Museum – an Update” by Petra Stephenson

April 10th -” History and New Developments at Bodmin Jail” – Chris Wilkes

May 8th – “Shark Fishing in Looe”-Dave Bond

PROGRAMME OF TALKS, SEPTEMBER 2019 TO MAY 2020

All talks take place at St Martin’s Church Hall, Looe, at 2.30 pm on the second Saturday of the month.  Ample car parking at the hall.

September 14th – “Oh for a Fisherman’s Life” by Jon Friend

October 12th – “Pilgrims to Compostela” by Lyn Goold

November 9th – “A Trelawny Christmas Past” by Carole Vivian

December 14th –  Christmas Party

January 11th – “Memories of a 20th Century Caradon Miner” by Brian Oldham

February 8th – Sardine Factory Refurbishment” by Colin Crabb

March 14th – AGM, plus talk by Daniel Agee on Lamanna

April 11th – “The Vicar of Warleggan”by John Keast-BECAUSE OF COVID

May 9th – “Mining in the Luxulyan Valley” by Hazel Harradence – CANCELLED

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SEPTEMBER.  

Crying the Neck with ceremony conducted by Roger Bennett, music by Roger and Viv Bennett and Graham Barber, saffron cake and cider or apple juice

AUGUST 10th

(In the event postponed until September because of a storm).  Picnic on Looe Island

JULY 1st

Kingfisher trip – boat trip up the West Looe River, with wine and nibbles

JUNE 30th 

Trelawny Day at Pelynt:  talk by Carole Vivian entitled “Harriet’s War” plus tea at Pelynt Village Hall

JUNE 14th

Guided walk round Polperro with Carole Day

JUNE 6th

Cream Tea at Trelawne Barton by kind permission of Carole Vivian

24th June – Talk by Deirdre Croker on St Martin’s Church, the Walter Langdon memorial and Violet Pinwell’s carvings.  2.00 pm at St Martin’s church, followed by tea in the church hall.

30th June -Trelawny Day  Carole Vivian will give a talk about Harriet Trelawny entitled a “Harriet’s War” at Pelynt Village Hall at 5.00 pm, Price £5, to include high tea.

MAY

15th May – Spring Lunch at Bin Down Golf Club.

MARCH

5th March – St Piran’s Day.  We are sorry we have no event planned for St Piran’s Day this year.  We would like to thank Roger Bennett, who has now moved away “down West” for all his hard work organising the processions in past years.

OCTOBER

13th – The Brontes of Penzance – Yvonne Toms

19th – Fish and chip supper at Kelly’s – 6:30 for 7:00 price £11 incl tip – tickets from Queenie.

NOVEMBER

10th – Battle beneath the trenches – Ken Johns

DECEMBER

8th – Christmas party.  A lunchtime party for a change – 12:00 for 12:30 at St Martin’s Hall

2019

JANUARY

12th – Shapcotts Looe Revisited – Merv Davey

FEBRUARY

9th – Twentieth Century Tourism – Mark Camp

MARCH

9th – AGM +talk TBA

APRIL

13th – Arthur Quiller Couch – Iris Ward

MAY

11th – Kilminorth Woods – Christine Spooner

** Photo above shows members taking to the water in search of Kingfishers and other local wildlife on the Looe River.