12th – Kingfisher trip up the West Looe River.
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. http://www.foweycruise.co.uk/our-services/. 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. https://www.camelvalley.com/
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.