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 Gould
November 9th – “A Trelawny Christmas Past” by Carole Vivian
December 8th – 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 item to be arranged
April 11th – “The Vicar of Warleggan”by John Keast
May 9th – “Looe’s Fishing Industry after Brexit” by Angela Pengelly
Our annual “Crying the Neck” ceremony to celebrate the end of harvest will take place some time in September, followed, as usual, by cider and saffron cake. See above for details of our winter programme of talks.
10th August – Picnic on Looe Island. Meet at East Looe pontoon at 1.00 pm. Price £11 including landing fee. Bring own food and drink and something to sit on,
1st July – Kingfisher Trip – boat trip up the West Looe River, leaves West Looe Quay at 4.30 pm, price £9 to include wine and nibbles
6th June – Cream Tea at Trelawne Barton
14th June – Walk round Polperro guided by Carole Day, followed by cream tea if wished
23rd June – Midsummer bonfire with Liskeard OCS. Bolitho Farm, Liskeard, 6.00 pm
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.
15th May – Spring Lunch at Bin Down Golf Club.
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.
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.
10th – Battle beneath the trenches – Ken Johns
8th – Christmas party. A lunchtime party for a change – 12:00 for 12:30 at St Martin’s Hall
12th – Shapcotts Looe Revisited – Merv Davey
9th – Twentieth Century Tourism – Mark Camp
9th – AGM +talk TBA
13th – Arthur Quiller Couch – Iris Ward
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.