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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
(In the event postponed until September because of a storm). Picnic on Looe Island
Kingfisher trip – boat trip up the West Looe River, with wine and nibbles
Trelawny Day at Pelynt: talk by Carole Vivian entitled “Harriet’s War” plus tea at Pelynt Village Hall
Guided walk round Polperro with Carole Day
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.
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.