Camelford and District Old Cornwall Society

Speakers and events since formation of the society in 1986

There are generally 11 meetings each year, with the AGM in September.
* denotes visits to sites of interest.

1986Dec-04Oliver PadelCornish Place Names
1987Jan-07Ken DuxburyBodmin Moor & the Cornish Coastline
Feb-04Members Evening
Mar-04Alyson CooperCornish House Survey
Apr-01Mrs Veronica ChesherThe Cornishman's House
May-06visiting Archaeological sites near Camelford*
Jun-10St Breward browse around*
Jul-01Visit to Wesley's Cottage at Trewint and Altarnun*
Sep-02Douglas CrebaCornish Minerals
Oct-07Second Birthday Dinner
Dec-02H L Crouch BACornish Tin
1988Jan-06Cornish Evening
Feb-03Andrew LangdonCornish Crosses
Mar-02J R HickishThe Duchy of Cornwall
Apr-06D J CastleThe Lifeboat Service
May-04Visit to some Cornish Crosses referred to by Andrew Langdon*
Jun-01Delabole Stroll AroundJack Richards and John Lobb*
Jul-06The Holy Well and Church at St Clether Laneast*
Sep-07A talk on the Cornish Gorsedd
Oct-053rd Birthday Dinner
Dec-07PC HawkinsWheal Martyn Museum
1989Jan-04George CowlingSecluded Churches
Feb-01Mary PeterJohn Opie
Mar-01Adrian LangdonEye on Nature
Apr-05Chris DayThe National Trust in Cornwall
May-03Michael WebberBoscastle Ramble*
Jun-07visit to Warbstow*
Jul-05to be arranged*
Sep-06Joy StevensonCornish Dialect
Nov-014th Birthday Dinner
Dec-06Peter AscottAspects of the King Arthur Legend
1990Jan-03Bodmin Parish Church Handbell ringers
Feb-07Prof. Charles ThomasAround Tintagel Castle
Mar-07Charles DavidNorth Cornwall Heritage Coast
Apr-04Mary WrightCornish Guernsey's and Knitfrocks
May-02Michael WebberBoscastle Harbour*
Jun-06A look at Tintagel*
Jul-04Frank SmeethRamble around Roughtor*
Sep-18AGM and slides of Cornwall from the collection by C B Elsmore
Oct-17Annual Dinner at the Bridge House Restaurant
Nov-21Mrs M Calver-CulverThe History of Mount Edgcombe House and Gardens
Dec-19Rev Barry KinsmanOld Padstow - An Illustrated Talk
1991Jan-16Peter Rose CAUArchaeological Survey of Bodmin Moor
Feb-20Peter AscottHardy's Cornwall
Mar-20Tim DingleWild Flowers of North Cornwall
Apr-17Frederick LeeseCamelford in the 1930's
May-15Visit to Lesnewth and St Juliot*
Jun-19Visit to Blisland and the Jubilee Rock*
Jul-17Davidstow Moors and Bowithick*
Oct-16Annual Dinner at Setters Restaurant Delabole
Nov-20Robert TremaineThe Office of Town Crier (Launceston)
Dec-18Member's Evening
1992Jan-15Steve Scoffin (Ranger at Kit Hill)Kit Hill
Feb-19Ms J NowaskiExcavations at Tintagel Churchyard
Mar-18Rev B ClarkeOld Bodmin
Apr-15Peter AscottThe Mystery of Charlotte Dymond
May-20Visit to the Studio of Miss Carole Vincent Boscastle*
Jun-17Francis BartlettWalking the River Camel*
Jul-15Crackington Haven & the Crackington Fault*
Aug-19Alex Tor St Breward*
Sep-16AGM and Slides from the C D Elsmore Collection
Nov-18Rev J WestOld Wadebridge
Dec-16Mrs Grace WalmesleyMemories of the Area
1993Jan-20Peter AscottFrom Trevithick to Beeching
Feb-17R Evans and G PrettymanPentewan Harbour Railway and Village
Mar-17Member's EveningThanks for the Memory
Apr-21John JenkinCornish Castles
May-19Trevalga and Lesnewth Churches*
Jun-16A visit to St Neot and Warleggan*
Jul-21Otterham Treneglos and Tremaine*
Aug-18Castle Goff Newberry and Lanteglos*
Sep-15AGM followed by slides from the CD Elsmore Collection
Oct-11Hilda HamblyOld North Cornwall Slides and Talk
Nov-08Member's Evening
Dec-13Annual Dinner at the Crossbow Restaurant Tintagel
1994Jan-10Trevor EnglandPadstow Lifeboat
Feb-14Peter AscottGoldsworthy Gurney
Mar-14Quiz Night
Apr-11David attwellThe Rebuilding of Bowithick Bridge
May-09Visit to Bowithick Bridge and the Boundary Stones at Davidstow*
Jun-13Port Isaac*
Jul-11Valency Valley - to walk to Minster Church*
Aug-08inspection of local monuments*
Oct-10Ben JonesThe Forestry Commission
Nov-14Joy StevensonCornish Dialect Nostalgia and Tales
Dec-12Annual Dinner at the Crossbow Restaurant Tintagel
1995Jan-09Member's Evening
Feb-13Robert HarrisThe Bude Canal
Mar-13Andrew LangdonCornish Crosses
Apr-10Bude Canal*
May-15St Teath*
Jul-10Bodmin Moor*
Oct-09Capt GA HoggA Cornish Sea Captain
Nov-13Michael AllabyEnvironmental Crisis - Fact or Fantasy
Dec-11Annual Dinner at the Crossbow Restaurant Tintagel
1996Jan-08Member's Evening
Feb-12Peter AscottCornish Notables
Mar-11Ron HicksGrampound and District
May-13Visit to St Clether*
June l0Visit to Ladock*
Jul-08St Kew Church*
Aug-12To be Arranged*
Sep-09AGM with Slides from The Elsmore Collection
Oct-14Peter Ascott1497 - The two Rebellions
Nov-11Eric HoweCornwall through the lens of a cine camera
Dec-09Annual Dinner at The Crossbow Restaurant Tintagel
1997Jan-13Member's evening
Feb-10David StaceyAn evening with David Stacey
Mar-10Ian MarshallSongs of Cornwall - a chance to join in
Apr-14Daffodil Walk*
May-12Restoration Review -Local restoration by the North Cornwall Heritage Trust*
Jun-09Nature at Wadebridge - A visit to Hawke's Wood Nature Reserve*
Jul-14The sights and sounds of Bodmin Town*
AugTo be arranged - something in Camelford*
Sep-08AGM with Slides from The Elsmore Collection
Oct-13Peter and Ethel BroadA Cornishman in New Zealand
Nov-10Barry KinsmanMy Grandmother's House
Dec-08Annual Dinner at the Crossbow Restaurant Tintagel
1998Jan-12Hazel HarradenceThe Saints' Way
Feb-09Member's Evening
Mar-09Eric HoweCornwall on Film
Apr-13Major Vyvyan RobinsonVisit to DCLI Museum*
May-11Crackington Haven*
Jun-08Michaelstow and District*
Jul 13St Mabyn*
Sep 14 1998AGM followed by "The Grocer's Shop in 1930"
Oct 12 1998 Mrs N GlanvilleThe Vale of Lanherne
Nov-09Tim DingleThe Flora of North Cornwall
Dec 14Christmas Dinner at the Crossbow Restaurant Tintagel
1999Jan-11Tony BlackmanBodmin Moor Peat
Feb-08Member's Evening
Mar-08Stan MayRailways of Cornwall
Apr 12A visit to St Breward*
May-10A visit to the Vale of Lanherne*
Jun-14Bodmin Moor*
Jul 12Michaelstow*
Sep 13AGM followed by slides of Tintagel and District
Oct-11Mr Eric HoweSpinning the yarn and other films
Nov-08Mrs Hazel HarradenceLanhydrock and the Robartes
Dec-13Christmas Dinner at the Crossbow Restaurant Tintagel
2000Jan-10Geoff SeccombeMemories of Camelford
Feb-14Member's evening - Items of Nostalgia and Interest
Mar-13Frank GriggTregony
Apr-10Mrs Christine NorthThe County Records Office
MayRoger PethickA visit to Trevalga*
JunA visit to Stan May's Museum*
JulThe Devon & Cornwall Newspaper*
AugThe County Records Office*
Oct-09 David AttwellCamelford Project
Nov-13Alan GreenGunpowder `Plots' in Cornwall
Dec-11Christmas Dinner at the Crossbow Restaurant Tintagel
2001Jan-08To be arranged
Feb 12Tim DingleWildlife in North Cornwall
Mar 12Roger ClemensStone Hedging in Cornwall
Apr-09To be arranged*
May 14Field visit to Warbstow Bury and Church*
Jun-11Field visit to Tremaine Tresmeer and Egloskerry*
Jul-09Barry KinsmanA walk around Padstow*
Sep-10Peter AscottAGM and St Necten's Glen
Oct-08Stan MayCornwall's Railway & Memorabilia
Nov 12Andrew LangdonCornish Crosses
Dec-10Christmas Dinner at the Crossbow Restaurant Tintagel
2002Jan-14Member's Evening
Feb-11Tony BlackmanArchaeology at the source of the river Fowey
Mar-11Stan MayCornish Railways before Closure
Apr-08R McBrydeMining in Cornwall
May-13Field visit to Warbstow Bury and Warbstow Church*
Jun-10Field visit to Tremaine Tresmeer and Egloskerry*
Jul-08Visit to The Arthurian Centre Camlann Slaughterbridge*
Dec ?Christmas Dinner at the Crossbow Restaurant Tintagel
2003Jan-13Member's Evening
Feb-10Rev Barry KinsmanPadstow Characters
Mar-10Christine NorthThe Village of Veryan
Apr-14Geoff MettersChimney Sweeps
May-12Blisland and the Moor*
Jun-09St Kew*
Jul-14Bude Canal*
Sep-08Joy StevensonCornish Dialect Stories
Oct-13Clayton IronsWadebridge
Nov-10Henry CavenderThe Lost Gardens of Heligan
Dec-08Christmas Dinner at the Crossbow Restaurant Tintagel
2004Jan-12Member's Evening
Feb-09Hugh BerrymanFarming in Cornwall - from the 1930's
Mar-08Peter DaviesBodmin
Apr-12Peter AscottThe Civil War
May-10A visit to Delabole*
Jun-14St Breward & District*
Jul-12Peter DaviesA visit to Bodmin*
Sep-13David EvansAGM followed by "The rivers' Camel and Allan"
Oct-11Clayton IronsWadebridge part 2
Nov-08Val JacobsThe Cornish Years of A L Rowse
Dec-13Christmas Dinner at the Crossbow Restaurant Tintagel
2005Jan-10Member's Evening
Feb-14Anne KnightBoscastle
Mar-14Peter DaviesBodmin Moor
Apr-11David StarkPentewan Valley
May-09St Juliot Church and Area*
Jun-13Egloshayle & the River Camel - follow up on David Evans (Sept 04)*
Jul-11Bodmin Moor - follow up on Peter Davies talk (March 05)*
Sep-12Arthur LudgateBlisland in photos
Oct-10Val JacobsThe Carlyons of Tregrehan
Nov-14Andrew LangdonSubject to be announced
Dec-12Christmas Dinner at the Crossbow Restaurant Tintagel
2006Jan-09Mark KaczmarekA Night of Cornish Humour based on his life as a miner
Feb-13Martyn DaveyGoss Moor - The road ahead
Mar-13Mrs Eileen CastleMy Life as a scullery maid at Pencarrow
Apr-16Christine NorthThe Gregors of Trewarthenick - Life in the 1800's
May-08A visit to Tintagel with some surprises in store!*
Jun-12To be announced*
Jul-10Sally HoldenAn evening at Camelford Museum*
Sep-11Ken RogersAGM followed by "EV Thompson - His life and works"
Oct-09Clayton IronsWadebridge - to be confirmed
Nov-13Richard CullingtonMy Cornwall
Dec-11Christmas Dinner at The Wootons Tintagel
2007Jan-08Member's Evening and a film from the Elsmore Collection
Feb-12Courtenay SmaleSouth Terrace Uranium & Radium mine
Mar-12Michael GroseSailing Barges of the River Fal
Apr-09Alf FooksCornish Places Quiz
May-14David KeastThe RAF Davidstow Moor Memorial Museum visit*
Jun-11Visit to Launceston - details to be announced*
Jul-09To be arranged*
Sep-10Mrs Nancy JolliffCornish Legends
Oct-08Colin BristowThe Building Stones of Cornwall
Nov-12Canon Michael FisherCornish Lighthouses and Lightships
Dec-10Christmas Dinner at The Wootons Tintagel
2008Jan-14Michael GroseSailing Barges on the River Fal
Feb-11Anne PerisicThe Village of St Teath
Mar-10Peter HicksOld Newquay
Apr-14Michael SwiftStained Glass Windows in Cornwall
May-12Lanteglos and St Kew - Stained glass windows a follow up to May's talk*
Jun-09Visit - Altarnun and Bowithick*
Jul-14Anne PerisicA Walk around St Teath*
Sep-08Peter AscottAGM and talk
Oct-13John HeardOld Cornish Clocks and Musical Instruments
Nov-10Margaret ThompsonSlides of Old Wadebridge
Dec-08Christmas Dinner at The Riverside Camelford
2009Jan-12Peter AscottCharlotte Dymond
Feb-09Mac Waterscancelled
Mar-09Ann HicksWritten in Words of Stone - Cornish Family History Society
Apr-13Peter HicksOld Newquay
May-11A visit to Ladock*
Jun-08Peter AscottRetracing Charlotte Diamond*
Jul-13Margaret ThompsonA visit to St Breocke and Coronation Park*
Sep-14Roger RadcliffThe Search of the Lady Agnes
Oct-12Kingsley RickardHis collection of "Pharmacy of Yesterday"
Nov-09Denis LusbyOld St Breward in Pictures
Dec-14Christmas Dinner at The Riverside Camelford
2010Jan-11Catherine Lorigancancelled because of weather
Feb-08Rod KeatThe North Cornwall Railway
Mar-08Mac WatersJourneys through Cornwall
Apr-12Dean RichardsThe Passmore Edwards Legacy
May-10Peter AscottA visit to Boscastle*
Jun-1425th Anniversary Celebration at St Teath*
Jul-12Denis LusbyVisit to Wenford Dries and St Breward*
Sep-13Margaret ThompsonAGM + Photographs of Old Cornwall
Oct-11Paul HoldenLanhydrock House
Nov-08Farmer John BennallickHumour is a Funny Thing
Dec-13Christmas DinnerJetwells Lanteglos
2011Jan-10Peter AscottMy Life as a Bevin Boy
Feb-14Ron HicksThe Grampound Tannery
Mar-14Catherine LoriganHistory of a Cornish Village - Delabole
Apr-11Paul HoldenCornish Country Houses
May-09Peter WootonVisit to Grampound Village Museum*
Jun-13Arthur LudgateVisit to Blisland Church and the Jubilee Stone*
Jul-11John HogarthWesley's Cottage at Trewint*
Sep-12Dr Joanna MattinglyAGM + Holy Wells in Cornwall
Oct-10Kingsley RickardRichard Trevithick - his place in the history of steam
Nov-14Duncan MatthewsWrecks on the Eddystone Reef
Dec-13Annual Dinner at Bowood Park
2012Jan-09Robert EvansThe Pentewan Railway
Feb-13Geoff ProvisThe Fishermen of Port Isaac
Mar-12Carole VivianA North Cornwall Parish - Jacobstow
Apr-09Easter Monday - no meeting
May-14Tim DinglePoundstock Gildhouse*
Jun-11Rev Barry KinsmenPadstow*
Jul-09Visit to JacobstowJacobstow*
Sep-10Philip RoddaA Family Business
Oct-08Frank GriggOld Cornish Photographs
Nov-12Rob TremainThe Office of Town Crier
Dec-10Annual Dinner at Bowood Park
2013Jan-13Cameron ValentineExtracts from Mr Leese's Diary
Feb-11Rod KeatCornwall at War Video and discussion
Mar-11Andrew LangdonWade-Bridge
Apr-08Chris Jewell and Mike MooreThe Bude Canal and Environment
May-13Steve ParryCornwall at War Museum Davidstow*
Jun-10Paul RundleCornwall's Regimental Museum Bodmin*
Jul-06-Godolphin House Helston*
Sep-09Bert Biscoe and Pol HodgeAGM then Dew Vardh - Two Bards
Oct-14Ivor CorkellOld Photos of Cornwall
Nov-11Colin RoscorlaSt Columb Hurling
Dec-09Annual Dinner at Bowood Park
2014Jan-14Member's Evening
Feb-10Sandy and Tim DingleThe Gildhouse at Poundstock
Mar-10Valerie JacobsAlfred Leslie Rowse
Apr-14Robert EvansThe Pentewan Railway and the Tea Treat Train
May-12Keith Lanyon JonesSt Clear Church and dissenter's Chapel
Jun-9Jane AndersonVisit to Crackington Haven
Jul-14Brian and Val JacobsVisit to St Austell
Sep-8Mac WatersCornwall in Postcard Photos
Oct-13Ivor BowditchChina Clay in Cornwall
Nov-10Dr Alan KentCousin Jack's Mouth Organ - The Cornish in North America
Dec-8Annual DinnerSt Juliot's Well
2015Jan-15Mary PhilipsMary Phillip's incredible Tractor Drive
Feb-15David FlowerMy Days at the Regal Cinema Delabole
Mar-15Robert EvansThe Past in Pentewan
Apr-13Ryan MettersSweeping Changes
May-11Wadebridge Museum
Jun-8Chris JewellThe Bude Canal above Hele bridge
Jul-13Joanna Raymond-BarkerThe Camelford Town Trail
Sep-14-no meeting
Oct-12Chris GregoryThe Duchy of Cornwall
Nov-9Phillip LesselsBygone Camelford
Dec-14Annual dinner