12th – Hester Parnall, dragon Lady. A look at the early years of St Austell brewery- Chris Knight

29th – Oak apple Day, St Neots. Procession and BBQ


Thursday 7th June , 2.30 pm:  Cream Tea at Trelawne Barton, £5 payable on the day

Carole Vivian has again kindly invited us to a cream tea at Trelawne Barton on Thursday 7th June, and we hope this year we will be able to enjoy a stroll round her beautiful garden.

Sunday 17th June, 2.30 pmMoth Day at Lethytep Wildlife Lakes.  Donation on the day.                                                                                                             There is another chance of a cream tea on Sunday 17th June, when Philip Hambly will open his gardens at Lethytep for a Moth Day and scything exhibition.  The moth house is close to the main building, so not much walking is needed to see them.  For further information see

23rd – Mid summer Bonfire. Kitt Hill, 8.30 (Organised by Callington OCS)

For Midsummer Day this year, we thought we might join Callington OCS for their bonfire on Kit Hill.  They normally attract a crowd of about 100 people, and entertainment will be provided by the Grand Bard, Merv Davey, amongst others.

Louis’ Tea Rooms, half way up Kit Hill, is putting on an early bird menu from 5.30 pm – if anyone is interested, we could try to book for it.  See menu

30th – Federation Summer Festival Callington

– Trelawney Day talk and tea at Pelynt Village Hall 5.00pm


Thursday 5th July, 1.00 pm, Cornwall at War Museum, Davidstow, £3 +£3.50 lunch

Ken has organised a trip to Davidstow Airfield and Cornwall at War Museum, near Camelford, for Thursday 5th July.  We will arrange car shares, so please don’t be put off by the prospect of a long drive.  They are offering us a pasty lunch for £3.50, plus a visit to the air museum for £3, including tea and cake.  See website

12th – Kingfisher trip up the West Looe River

Saturday 30th June, 5.00 pm, Pelynt Village Hall:  Trelawny Day, £5 on the day

Also, it is Trelawny Day at Pelynt, and Carole Vivian will be organising a talk at the Village Hall at 5.00 pm, followed by a high tea, and usually there is a concert by Pelynt Male Voice Choir in the church, close to the village hall.



Friday 10th August, Fowey River Boat Trip to Lostwithiel, leaves Fowey Town Quay 3.30 pm, returns 6.30 pm, with an hour in Lostwithiel, £12 + £1 guided tour of Lostwithiel (optional).  Boat trip payable in advance.

Afternoon trip from the Town Quay in Fowey up the river to Lostwithiel.  Buses are available from Fowey Town Car Park to the Town Quay, or for the fit there is the alternative of parking at Polruan and taking the passenger ferry to Fowey.  Blue badge guide Nancy Jolliff will give us an on-board commentary, and we will be met in Lostwithiel by Mary Jones from Lostwithiel Museum, who will show us around this important medieval port and former county town.  We will have an hour in Lostwithiel, so those who prefer could have a look around independently or get a cup of tea.  There are several antique shops for window shopping.  We have been offered a discounted price of £12, plus £1 for the town tour.  May be postponed or cancelled subject to weather.  Full refund available if so


Tuesday 21st August, Camel Valley Vineyard, 2.30 pm, £8.50 incl. glass of wine, payable in advance

Tour of Camel Valley Vineyard with a glass of wine on their terrace if the weather is suitable.  The vineyard is increasingly famous among foodies nationwide and beyond, and their wines have won several awards.


Crying the Neck. Date to be arranged

8th – The development of Telegraphy – Gareth Parry


13th – The Brontes of Penzance – Yvonne Toms

Fish and chip autumn lunch. Date to be arranged.


10th – Battle beneath the trenches. – Ken Johns


8th – Christmas party



12th – Shapcotts Looe Revisited – Merv Davey



9th – Twentieth Century Tourism – Marc Camp


9th – AGM +talk TBA


13th – Arthur Quiller Couch – Iris Ward


11th May TBA

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

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