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OUR MEETINGS:

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

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.

To all website visitors:

Our programme for 2017 continues as follows:


GREETINGs TO ALL OUR MEMBERS AND WEBSITE GUESTS!


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' (1 hour/2 miles limited numbers)

TBC
June 2017? Venessa Killops A Geological Walkabout in Kingsand - details to be announced
(1 hour/2 miles limited numbers)

TBC We are trying to arrange
visit to the de-commissioned nuclear submarine HMS Courageous in the Devonport Dockyard Heritage Centre in June 2017. (You will need to be fit enough to descend/ascend a 3 - 4 metre vertical ladder in the conning tower!) If interested, please use the link below to contact us. Details will also be in our monthly email and more details will be available at the April and May 2017 Monday talks.

PROGRAMME OF TALKS FOR 2017 - 2018

16th October 2017 Colin Retallick
" St Piran ".

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

18th December 2017
Christmas get together and Quiz.

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

19th February 2018 Carole Vivian
"Living with the Smell".

19th March 2018
"History of the Cornish Pilot Gigs " ( We have let to know the speaker! ).

16th April 2018 Kingsley Rickard
" Richard Trevithick" (Cornish Steam Engine Inventor)

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

Would you like an email a couple of weeks before each of our meetings?

If so, sign up at this link


Amoung our most recent meetings were:

17th September 2012 – Cynthia Gaskell-Brown – Recent Excavations at Insworke Mill, Millbrook

15th October 2012 - Ron Smith – Plymouth Breakwater

19th November
- Member’s Night A free-admission evening with wine, snacks and short presentations including:
Paul Buet - Local buildings and Judy Woods - Silver Terrace, Southdown

January 21st 2013 History of Devonport Chris Robinson


February 18th The Plymouth Blitz Tony Carne

March 18th The Royal Albert Bridge Keith Bousfield

April 15th Beneath the Seas (local underwater wrecks) Ian Berry

May 20th David Parker - Rame Church Venue now Congregational Hall 7.30 (our normal venue)

17th June 'Thanckes Park Torpoint - a Gentlemans Garden' a guided walk-around

24th June - Project Meeting 'Creating a photographic/written record of the Rame Churchyard'

October 21st 2013 – Brian Rayden - 'The Americans in Rame 1944'

November 18th – John Risdon “Visitors from France - Napoleon in Cawsand Bay

January 20th – Brian Jones - "An Undertaker's Account Book' a unique insight into Rame Peninsula burials.

February 17th -
Gillian Kempster “ Lest We Forget - local war memorials and their stories

March 17th – Sir Richard Carew Pole “The Carews at Antony”

April 21st –
Julie Elworthy “ The Millbrook Poorhouse”

May 19th –
Bridget Gillard “The Kingsand/Cawsand Conservation Area Appraisal”

20th October - Ian Berry/Sue Rhodes " Mount Edgcumbe - preserving the past - looking to the future"

17th November - Bruce Hunt - "The River Tamar and Hamoaze in the 19th Century"

19th January 2015
- Cynthia Gaskell-Brown -"Sir Francis Drake's Treasure Ships at Saltash"

16th February - Gillian Kempster - "We Will Remember Them" - Local War Memorials - Second World War

16th March - Alison Cameron - " Balcony Cottage Deeds"

20th April
- Gordon Partridge - "Eddystone Lighthouse"

18th Ma
y Dr Todd Gray - " Ancient Church Bench Ends in Rame and Cornwall"

15th June
- "Whitsand Battery" Rob Wintle, the owner, and Paul Diamond of Founder of 'Hidden Heritage' invite you to a tour of the battery including the underground magazine and a talk about the history.

19th October 2015 ' Local Postcards' Di Lawer (Ply Postcard Assn) Bring your own postcards/collection, a chance to compare collections, swop or buy cards - followed by the talk

16th November ' The Civil War in SE Cornwall' Philip Photiou

18th January 2016 ' Folklore and Local Legends in SE Cornwall' Bob Keys

15th February 'Castles of Devon and Cornwall'/ "The Franco-Spanish Armada 1779" Tony Carne

21st March 'Prehistory in SE Cornwall' Win Scutt

18th April 'The Tregantle Railway' Roy Roseveare

16th May 'The Plymouth Blitz' Tony Carne

20th June Tony Carne 'Maker Camp and Fortifications' - a one hour walkabout.

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7th October 2016 Dr Todd Gray 'Black and White Slavery'

20th November 2016 Dr Peter Marsden 'Cess Pits Cemetaries and Sewers'

19th December 2016 'Festive quiz and member's evening'

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"
















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