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Dates for 2023 – 2024 Season

20th May
Trade on the Tamar Clive Charlton

22nd June
What's new at Maker Heights? Andrew Martin (1.5 miles walk approx)
(25 persons max ) - names to John Sawle our Secretary please by email

Rame Peninsula History Group: Programme 2024 - 2025

16th September 2024 'Letters from Australia' Martin Eddy

21st October 2024 'The Eddystone Lighthouses' Ron Smith

18th November 2024 'Robert Lenkiewicz 1941 - 2002' Louise Courtnell

9th December 2024 (2nd Monday of the month) Group evening

20th January 2025 ‘Devonport Dockyard, Historical and Social Impact'. Dr Harry Bennett

17th February 2025 vacant

17th March 2025 'The Evolution of the Historic Landscape of the Rame Peninsula' Pete Herring

14th April 2025 'Lady Astor and the Maker Camp' Anne Marie Sutcliffe

19th May 2025 'Water, Wind and Tide Mills' Duncan Paul Matthews

June Walkabout

Our Meetings: are usually held on the third Monday of the month, excepting July and August.

We Meet: at Cawsand Congregational Church Garrett Street Cawsand.

We Begin:
at 7.30pm

Nearest Parking: Kingsand Car Park, (next to 'Half Way Inn') or in Cawsand Public Car Park, or
on-road parking.

Information on next meetings: is sent by email to all subscribers to our mailing list. Please sign up here

We look forward to seeing you - remember no prior membership required.

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Amoung our most recent meetings were:

16th January 2017 Vanessa and Steve Killops ' Rame Rocks - Local Geology'

20th February 2017 Domonic and Barbara Bridgman 'Lynher - the Restoratrion of a Tamar Sailing Barge'.

20th March 2017 Roy Roseveare "The Raising of the Holland 2 Submarine from the Eddystone Rock"

17th April 2017 Tony Carne 'Local Transport in S.E Cornwall and West Devon'

22nd May 2017 Louise Courtnell 'Turner, his work and times around Rame'

19th June 2017 Geoff and Sue Rhodes ' Mount Edgcumbe - Recent excavations and features - walkabout'

24th June 2017 Venessa Killops A Geological Walkabout in Kingsand.

16th October 2017 Colin Retallick
" St Piran ".

20th November 2017 Bob Keys " St Johns, Antony and Crafthole ".

18th December 2017 Christmas get together and Historical Quiz with a difference.

15th January 2018 Graham Naylor " Brothers of the Breakwater ".

9th February 2018 Carole Vivian "Living with the Smell".

19th March 2018 Geoff Pringle
"HMS Polruan, HMS Express and a U Boat" a vignette of un-published Naval Stories with a twist

16th April 2018 Richard Kingsley
"Richard Trevithick - his place in the History of Steam."

21st May 2018 Barbie Thompson "Life in the Prison Ships of the River Tamar/Hamoaze" .

18th June 2018 Tony Carne
" a Stroll around Rame " 6.30pm start at Cross Park and including Rame Church, the Coast Path and Rame Head

Sept 17 Nigel Overton The Early days of Photography in Plymouth and Area

Oct 15 Kevin Dickens
Immigration and Newcomers to Cornwall

5th November Jerome Satterthwaite - Armistice Writing the Great War

19th November Ron Smith Turkish Pirates Enslave Maker Fishermen

Dec 17 'Show and Tell' a members evening - bring your item of possible local interest.

Jan 21 Roman Trade and Commerce in the SW Derek Gore

Feb 18 The History of the Cornish Pilot Gig Anne Care Cornish Pilot Gig Assn.

Mar 18 The Tudor Wreck Cattewater
Martin Read.

Apr 15 ‘Dr Vallack of Kingsand: Some Aspects of an Extraordinary Life'
Malcolm Cross

May 20 Images of the Great War 1914 - 1918 Tony Carne'

June 17 Walk led by Tony Carne 'Local Developments' Starting at Rame and walking through the villages of Cawsand then Kingsand

September 16th 'An evening with three local village girls' Anne Helliwell, Sally Mayhew and Pat Channon.

21.10 '
The First Convict Ship to Australia' Jo Widdicombe
18.11 'Violence Thuggery & State Savagery in Cornwall' Kevin Dickens
16.12 '
Rame Peninsula Picture Show Roger Collins and other members
'Then and Now' Rame Peninsula Tony Carne

27.9 Mayflower ll Ron Smith
22.11 Cornish Crosses Andrew Langdon
6.12 The Second Invasion Armada 1779 Malcom Cross (Postponed)
17.1 ‘A
Network of 18 Century Fortifications in the Rame Peninsula’ Caroline Villuamy (Postponed)
21.2 Smuggling in the West Country’ Robert Hesketh
21.3 ‘Witchcraft’ Steve Patterson
18.4 ‘The Mount Edgcumbe Panorama' 1778-1779
Malcolm Cross
16.5 "A Tragedy on the Cornish Coast, filmed at Portwrinkle in 1912!” Bob Keys
19.9 RAME CHURCH David Parker
17.10 NELSON'S AVENGER - JOHN POLLARD (midshipman at Trafalgar who shot the Frenchman, who killed Nelson and a one-time resident of Cawsand) Jack Spence
21st Nov TURNER AND THE TAMAR Sam Smiles
12th Dec (social evening - quiz ) evening cancelled
20th Mar
PLYMOUTH TO 1619 Martin Read
17th April
15th May
19th June
A Geology Investigation of Sandways Beach, Kingsand, Rame Meriel Fitzpatrick
18th September The Second Armada Malcolm Cross
16th October Graint Ine Magdr - Rame Peninsula and the Politics of Early Medieval
Cornwall John Fletcher
20th November Mt Edgcumbe Ernie Hoblin
11th December Quiz evening
15th January Devon's Bridges Robert Hesketh
19th February Two Wrecks Around Rame - the A7 and HMS Coronation
Mallory Rachal Haas
18th March Stories from the Plymouth Custom House, Brian Rayden
15th April The Lynher Barge Barbara Bridgeman

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