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Fowey Harbour Heritage Society

Welcome to the Fowey Harbour Heritage Society Website

Fowey harbour, which includes the communities of Fowey, Bodinnick and Polruan, has been a significant international trading port since the medieval period and is still a working port today, exporting china clay. Our aim is to encourage you to explore the area and find out more about the places and people that have contributed to its heritage.

Fowey Harbour Heritage Society

Promoting the heritage of the Fowey harbour area

The Society introduces you to the rich and varied history of Fowey harbour and what you can see today by:

  • Organising talks
  • Publishing an annual journal
  • Presenting our annual heritage awards
  • Providing heritage grants to local organisations
  • Promoting guided walks
  • Working with other societies on heritage projects

Postponement of talk 3 September

Because of the ongoing concerns with regards to Covid we regret that we have decided to cancel the talk on Cornish Gigs which was due to take place on 3 September.
A new date will be arranged and all those who had booked tickets for this event will have their tickets transferred to the new date. Alternatively a refund will be provided if requested.
We are sorry to take this action but the safety of all those involved is our prime concern.

3/9/2021

Facebook.

The Fowey Harbour Heritage Society now has its own Facebook page where you can keep up to date with news and events

Fowey Harbour Heritage Society

1/5/2021

Breaking the Mould:The Southwest Suffragettes. A talk by Pamela Vass

Breaking the Mould:The Southwest Suffragettes. A talk by Pamela Vass

Whitecross Village Hall, Bodinnick.

Saturday 16 October 2021. Starts at 2.30, doors open from 2.00.

Cost: £5 for FHHS members, £8 for non members.

Contact: via TicketTailor https://buytickets.at/foweyharbourheritagesociety/575726 or via Hon Sec, Kath Pearce on 07977572268

A fascinating story of the fight for the vote in the southwest - the tale of West Country women prepared to protest publicly, join mass rallies and go on hunger strike.
Pamela is a writer of fiction and non fiction and lives in Looe.

In view of possible restrictions admittance will be ticketed at the door.


Do you have memories, information or pictures to share?

We would like to encourage you to contribute any material you may have about the history of Fowey Harbour. We would love to hear from you - to get in touch please click here .

We are pleased to be members of The Cornwall Association of Local Historians (CALH).

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