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Our Series of Talks

From September to March each year the Society arranges a series of talks  held in Fowey, Bodinnick and Polruan. These are open to all and Members have half price entry.

If  meetings are  not possible due to restrictions,  talks will be held online free to paid-up members of the Society. 

To join, or to renew your Membership for 2020/21 and to receive your Zoom details please contact Andrew Gardner 07769 977116 or email andrew@gardner.be.


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Fascinating People and their Association with Fowey

Date/Time: Saturday 30th January 2021 at 2.30pm

Venue: Talk by Lynn Goold Online Via ZOOM

Throughout the centuries Fowey has always attracted a wide range of visitors, some have stayed, some just passed through but all have left their mark in some way. From artists to writers and poets something about Fowey has mostly charmed and delighted them but there are some that have been less than complimentary. Join Lynn in this exploration of Fowey through the eyes of some famous people and be introduced to some you may not know. 

Well known as a popular speaker, Lynn is a trained Blue Badge guide, tourism expert and co-chair of the Fowey Festival.

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What the Tudors did for Fowey

Date/Time: Saturday 27th February 2021 at 2.30pm

Venue: Talk by Alex Lewis Online Via ZOOM

If you thought St Catherines Castle to be the main example of what the Tudors did for Fowey then this talk may surprise you. Step into a world where men wore tights, jousting was the national sport, and executioners worked overtime. A light-hearted look at the personalities and politics of this iconic dynasty and the legacy it left in Fowey.

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Mevagissey - A Virtual Tour

Date/Time: Saturday 20th March 2021 at 2.30pm

Venue: Talk by Sue Reardon, Chris Bradish and Suzanne Goddard Online Via ZOOM

Come on a virtual tour of Mevagissey. Today a pretty seaside town – visited by hundreds every summer - but over 200 years ago it was a very different story. Learn about its rich shipbuilding history, which went hand in hand with the pilchard trade and smuggling. Its craggy coastline made Mevagissey perfect territory to evade the authorities; with its concealed cellars and doors and labyrinth of paths and secret alleyways snaking up the hillside, evasion was easy.

Sue, Chris and Suzanne are accredited town guides and members of the Cornish Riviera Guides.

2021 Annual General Meeting

Date/Time: Date and venue to be advised