Perran-ar-worthal local history group 

RECENT MEETINGS:

SEPT 2019: EARLY MINERAL RAILWAYS IN WEST CORNWALL

David Ager gave an illustrated talk about theh mineral tramways of this area of Cornwall includin the Poldice Tramway . The Redruth and Chacewater Railway and the Hayle Railway and how they changed due to technical advances. Read more...

 

AUG 2019:  MEDIEVALS ROOTS OF THE MODERN LANDSCAPE

 Steve Hartgroves spoke about the origins of the landscape of this area in his talk on Tuesday 13th Aug. Read more...

JULY 2019 : HISTORY ROADSHOW

The drop in session at the pub on Friday 5th July was well attended and people had an opportunity to share pictures and artefacts, talk about past events in the village and to interrogate the Historic Cornwall website ( historic-cornwall.org.uk ) . Chris Burton also spoke about the history of one of the older houses in the village, Tullimaar, which was the home of William Golding author of Lord of the Flies. Thanks to Tim and  Lizzie at the Royal Oak for hosting this event.

JUNE 2019 : TIME WALK THROUGH PERRANWELL

On a pleasant summer evening,  54 villagers and others  from the surrounding area enjoyed a leisurely stroll around Perranwell looking at points of interest. The walk was researched and lead by Ruth Ward and Carrie Langford of the local history group

APRIL 2019 : THE ENYS FAMILY

Terry Chapman, a local historian spoke to a packed house of the Perran-ar-worthal Local History Group on 30th April 2019 about the Enys family of Penryn.  He has spent some time working on the Enys family archives which are now accessible via the website:  enysfamilyarchive.com and will also reside at the Cornwall Records Office.Read more...

 

MARCH 2019: 100 FACES, 100 STORIES

Joanna Mattingly gave an interesting talk entitled 100 Faces 100 Stories. Local historian Joanna was the manager of this project with aimed to highlight local Cornish stories of WW1. The idea was to find unusual “quirky” aspects of war stories. Read more...

 

FEB 2019: PEOPLE AND PLACES THAT MAKE LOCAL HISTORY

Carole Vivian, Chair of the Cornwall Association of Local Historians, has extensively researched her local area, focusing in particular on Trelawne House & the surrounding area.  Built circa 1450 it became the home of the Trelawney family. 
Carole explained how she used different research archives to find her information.Read more...

JAN 2019: HISTORY OF THE CORNISH LANGUAGE

Dr Linnea Glynne – Rule gave a talk on the History of the Cornish Language  She explained that Cornish is descended from  the Celtic languages of continental Europe and has several forms and dialects, but that a lack of early records make it difficult to date. The major writings are the Passion Plays, “PasconAgan Arluth” written at Glasney as part of the Cornish Ordinalia around 1390.  Read more...

NOV 2018: THE FALMOUTH PACKET SHIPS

David Pollard gave a interesting and informative talk on the Falmouth Packet Ships to a packed house. Packet ships were the fast sailing ships that carried mail, passengers and bullion to and from the far flung corners of the British Empire, to destinations around Europe such as Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Egypt, and worldwide to North, Central and South America and the Caribbean Islands. Read more...
 

SEPTEMBER 2018: THE CORNWALL & WEST DEVON MINING LANDSCAPE WORLD HERITAGE SITE 

Ainsley Cocks talked to a packed room on Tuesday 25th September about the mining past of this area and its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read more...

JULY 2018: THE CIVIL WAR IN CORNWALL 1642-1646 

It seemed, at the start of the evening, to be a widely held view that Cornwall’s role in the ‘English’ civil war was marginal, and fairly minimal, that ‘not much happened here’ between 1642 and 1646 apart perhaps from the siege of Pendennis Castle, and the surrender on Tresillian Bridge. Tony Mansel’s talk to the PLHG showed that this assessment was, in fact, far from an accurate assessment of the events in the Duchy during those four momentous years. Read more...

JUNE 2018: PERRANWHARF: PLHG WALK WITH CHRIS BURTON 

About 28 people gathered in the car park of the Norway Inn on a fine June evening for an introduction to the many important historic sites which developed around Perranwharf from the mid 18th century onwards. Read more...

MARCH 2018: METHODS OF RESEARCHING LOCAL HISTORY

Dr Garry Tregidga gave a talk on Methods of Researching Local History on 29th March. Dr Tregidga’s talk was both entertaining and inspiring. Read more...

JANUARY 2018: TELL-A-TALE Evening

Members of the Perran-ar-worthal local history group held a well-attended open meeting to report back on the research they are carrying out and the stories they have uncovered about this area. Read more...

NOVEMBER 2017: FEOCK HISTORY

On Friday 10th November Phil Allen gave an interesting talk on Feock’s historical heritage and explained how they disseminated information about the  interesting historical locations within the parish through a series of walks called the Feock Trails. Read more...

SEPTEMBER 2017: STEVE HARTGROVES

On the 26th of September Steve Hartgroves presented a highly entertaining and profusely illustrated talk at the Village Hall entitled  HISTORIC CORNWALL FROM THE AIR. This was the first of a series of enjoyable and informative evening talks organised by the PLHG on the history (and archaeology) of the parish and its surroundings areas. Read more...

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