Perran-ar-worthal local history group
FORTHCOMING EVENTS 2019 :
Tues March 7.30 at the Perranwell Centre
A short business meeting will be followed by a social event with free drinks and nibbles. Whilst this is a memebrs only event, anyone wishing to become a member on the night will be most welcome. Do come along and find out about past and future projects and tell us what you would like to see in our programme.
CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS IN WW1 AND THEIR CORNISH CONNECTIONS
Tues 25th Feb 7.30 at the Perranwell Centre
Carrie Langford will provide some insight and background into the WW1 conscientious Objection movement and the local men and women who took part.
SMUGGLING:FACT OR FICTION
Thurs 23rd Jan 7.30 at the Perranwell Centre
Mark Camp, local Blue Badge Guide and history enthusiast will look at how the idea of smuggling has been shaped by novels and films and how this differs from the actual history.
UNTIL THE DAY BREAK...STORIES FROM A CORNISH CHURCHYARD
Tues 26th Nov 7.30 at the Perranwell Centre.
Sally Smith and Sue Hill will talk about there work on the St Euny Churchyard Project where the gravestones told the story of the people of the parish.
WHAT'S IN A CRACK?
Tuesday 8th Oct 7.30pm at the Perranwell Centre.
Sarah Cove ACR FIIC FBAPCR, will talk about her research into the materials and techniques used by Stanhope Forbes and the Newlyn School Painters as revealed by the drying cracks and paint layers found when conserving paintings hence the title of her lecture is ‘What’s in a Crack’. Sarah is an Accredited Conservator –Restorer of Easel Paintings, and has appeared on BBC’s ‘Fake or Fortune?’
EARLY MINERAL RAILWAYS IN WEST CORNWALL
Tues 17th Sept 7.30 at the Perranwell Centre.
David Ager will give a presentation about the Early Mineral Railways of West Cornwall There were several mineral tramways in this area including the Redruth and Chacewater Railway, and he will explain how they encouraged the growth of ports such as Devoran.
THE MEDIEVAL ROOTS OF THE MODERN LANDSCAPE OF PERRANARWORTHAL
Tuesday 13th August 7.30pm at the Perranwell Centre.
Steve Hartgroves will be discussing the information from the Historic Environment Section for the Perranarworthal Neighbourhood Plan which has led to some unexpected insights into the ways in which our local environment has evolved.
The talk will be followed up by an opportunity to join a small group to walk around the
parish the following Sunday(18th) to check out some of these new ideas on the ground.
LOCAL HISTORY ROADSHOW
Friday 5th July 10am -12noon
Drop into the Royal Oak to hear tales about Perranwell village in the past or perhaps you have stories and memories of your own to share? Please bring along any artefacts photos or other relevant stuff to tell us about.
This is a free event open to both members and non members.
TIME WALK AROUND PERRANWELL
Thurs 6th June 6.30pm
Time walk around Perranwell.
Join us for a guided walk through Perranwell’s history.
Meet at the Perranwell Centre car park at 6.30pm. It should take about 1hr 30 mins.
This event is open to all and FREE .
If you do not wish to do the whole walk, which is just over 2 miles, you are welcome to join us for part of the walk through the centre of the village, and there are several opportunities to cut the walk short. You are advised that footwear suitable for muddy paths and fields will be needed. Participation is at your own risk and please, no unaccompanied children.
THE ENYS FAMILY OF PENRYN
Tuesday 30th April at 7:30pm at the Perranwell Centre
Discover the story of a local influential family who were involved with international trade and mining in the 18th & 19th century as told by well known local historian, Terry Chapman.
All meetings: members £1; non members £2.50
If you would like to be more involved with the group and would be willing to join our committee please let us know.