Diary 2019/2020

Find out about our past events in our newsletters and keep up with our news on our news page.

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Rugby Union Match – Ealing Trailfinders vs Cornish Pirates – Saturday 24th February 2019
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm

Anyone interested in Ealing Trailfinders vs Cornish Pirates Rugby Match – it’s the Championship Cup Semi-Final?

Then go to Vallis Way, Ealing, London, W13 0DD on Saturday 24th February 2019 at 3.00pm

Enjoy the Match….come on Cornish Pirates !!!

St Piran’s Day Celebration to be held on Saturday 2nd March 2019 @ The Imperial Hotel
Mar 2 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

St Piran’s Day Celebration

In celebration of St Piran’s Day, it has been decided that a good venue would be to go to The Imperial Hotel, 61-66 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BB, in very comfortable surroundings.

The nearest Tube is Russell Square(Piccadilly Line) is a 2 minute walk away.  Train Stations a short walk away are King’s Cross, Euston and St Pancras.

.The Cost is £6.70 for CreamTea with Clotted Cream !

Please let us know if you would like to join us by contacting Carol Goodwin on chynoweth@hotmail.co.uk or by phone 0208 303 9054.

Look forward to seeing you then.


133rd Anniversary Dining Event – Luncheon at The Imperial Hotel, 61-66 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5BB @ The Imperial Hotel
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

133rd Anniversary Dining Event -Luncheon at The Imperial Hotel, 61-66 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BB in the Tudor Room.   12pm for 1pm

Over the past two years the Event has been such a success, we are continuing the Luncheon in 2019.  This Event replaces our traditional Annual Dinner, in response to requests from several members who find it challenging to be out late at night and would prefer a lunchtime gathering.

The Hotel is situated overlooking Russell Square. From Russell Square Tube Station, turn left onto Russell Square and Hotel approx. 150 yards on the left. The main reception is through an archway to a courtyard. Also there is a car park in this area.
Russell Square Underground Station is a 2 minute walk away.

 Honeydew Melon with Mango Coulis

Main Course:   
Beef Bourguignon

The Vegetarian Option is : Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese Bundle 

Dessert:           Almondy Daim Tart

Dinner Invitation Form

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Family History Day(incorporating the AGM and Trelawny Lecture) 13th April 2019 @ Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

We are delighted to have for our Trelawny Lecture:

Paula Martin, who is CEO Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust who will speak about The Trust and the work of the Air Ambulance.

During the lunch break, the Annual General Meeting for members will take place.

We have pleasure in welcoming for the Afternoon Session Speaker Dr Alan Kent, the well known author.   His Talk is entitled ” The Topsy Turvy World of Cornish Festivals” – talking about Obby Oss, Colperra on the Lizard, Flora Day, the Black Prince Flower Boat Procession, Tunes in the Dunes, Saints Days, tea treats, etc.

Please come along to enjoy a truly interesting and informative day in friendly company!

Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
235 Shaftesbury Avenue
London WC2H 8EP

020 7240 0544 (only for urgent messages on the Day)

Getting there: The nearest tube stations are Holborn and Tottenham Court Road.

Fee: £15 for members (including LCA-affiliated societies and Cornwall Family History Society) and £20 for non members.

This fee includes a pasty and saffron cake lunch and a cream tea. Vegetarian pasties can be provided if ordered in advance.

Contact: Gill Penny [g.n.penny@btinternet.com] OR Carol Goodwin [chynoweth@hotmail.co.uk].

Mid-Summer Lunch at Old Bank of England Pub, 194 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2LT on Saturday 6th July 2019 @ Old Bank of England Pub
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The LCA will meet for a Mid-Summer lunch at the Old Bank of England Pub, 194 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2LT at 12.00pm on Saturday 6th July 2019.

Do come and enjoy us for an informal lunch in pleasant and welcoming surroundings.

Contact Carol Goodwin to book your place on Tel.No.  020 8303 9054 or email: chynoweth@hotmail.co.uk

County Championship Rugby Final – CORNWALL v Cheshire – Sunday 2nd June 2019 @ Twickenham Stadium
Jun 2 @ 5:15 pm

CORNWALL in the County Final – Well Done !

Good luck for the Final —–Oggy  Oggy  Oggy

COME ON CORNWALL – You can do it !!!

LCA Lunch at Richmond followed by Afternoon with LC Pilot Gig on Saturday,13th July 2019 @ Slug & Lettuce Restaurant
Jul 13 @ 12:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Come and join us for a lovely afternoon in Richmond !

Lunch at 12.15 pm at the Slug & Lettuce Restaurant, followed from 2.30 pm at the LC Pilot Gig Assn. Clubhouse a few yards away.

More food, Cornish of course, and drinks at the Clubhouse amongst St Piran’s flags and Gigs.

We will need to know numbers of attendees, so please let Carol Goodwin know on either 0208 303 9054 or 07889 178891 – e-mail : chynoweth@hotmail.co.uk.

Look forward to seeing you on (hopefully!) a lovely sunny and warm 13th July….

LCA Lunch at Penderel’s Oak, Holborn followed by Rosyer Lecture on Saturday 20th July 2019 at City Lit. @ Penderel's Oak Pub
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The LCA will meet for lunch at the Penderel’s Oak Pub, High Holborn, at 12.00pm on Saturday 20th July 2019.
After lunch, the Rosyer Lecture, will be held at the City Lit in Room 106,1-10 Keeley Street, WC2B 4BA (020 7831 7831) – 2.30pm for 3.00pm – which is an 8 minute walk (just under 700 yards) from Penderel’s Oak. Admission is free of charge.

The Lecturer : Dr John Pring

Subject: ” Humphry Davy and the Blue Gas”

Rosyer is the bardic name of one of the former members of the City Lit., Cornish Society and a lecture is given every year in his memory.

It would help to know numbers attending so that we can book tables at Penderel’s Oak, and to advise our member at City Lit. Hilary Paddon.

Do come and enjoy Lunch and, if possible, the Rosyer Lecture.

Contact Carol Goodwin to book your place on Tel.No.  0208 303 9054 or email: chynoweth@hotmail.co.uk

London Cornish Pilot Gig Club vs London Cornish Rugby Football Club – Saturday 3rd August 2019 @ London Cornish Pilot Gig Clubhouse
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This is the first time the two London Cornish clubs have come together for a social occasion.  During Saturday afternoon, members of the LCRFC will be taking to the river for their first experience of gig rowing.  After some careful coaching, crew members will then be chosen to race against a crack team from LCPGC.    Following the racing there will be a social get-together with drinks, pasties and music.

It will be a great “fun” afternoon so come along !

Canvas & Rum – NorthSouth Theatre – From Tuesday 13th August to Friday 16th August 2019 @ Lady Daphne
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm

NorthSouth Theatre

Canvas & Rum

On the “Daphne” , moored at St Katherine Docks, London from Tuesday 13th August through to Friday 16th August 2019

This is a Cornwall based Theatre Company producing entertaining, thought -provoking and high quality theatre – now touring the country.

More information from their website:


London Scottish RFC versus Cornish Pirates RFC – Saturday 21st September 2019 @ The Athletic Ground
Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Rugby Championship Cup Match

London Scottish RFC versus Cornish Pirates RFC

Saturday 21st September 2019 at 15.00 hrs

Venue: The Athletic Ground, Twickenham Road, Richmond, TW9 2SF

Come along to cheer on the Cornish Pirates RFC !

The more the merrier !!

Wreckers In The City gathering on Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 from 6.30 pm @ The Sun Tavern
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

 Wreckers in the City meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 6.30 pm in the Sun Tavern, 66 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9JD.

Join them for a great evening with like-minded Cornish Folk !

Family History Day – Saturday 5th October 2019 @ Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

We are delighted to welcome Ms Kathy Chater to the second of our Family History Days of the year.

Kathy’s Talk will be “Turning your Tree into a Tale – Writing up Family History” and will commence at 10.45 am.

After the lunch break of Cornish Pasties, Saffron Cake (sent up from Cornwall!) and Tea/Coffee, the Afternoon Session will commence at 2.00 pm.   

For the Afternoon Session, we are also delighted to welcome back Dr Colin Chapman.
His Talk is entitled “Was your Ancestor a Criminal ?”

Please come along to what will be a most interesting and informative (and friendly) Day.

Fisherman’s Friends Concert in London – Friday 11th October 2019 @ Barbican Centre
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The Fisherman’s Friends are coming to London !    Away from The Platt in Port Isaac…

On Friday 11th October 2019 they will be performing at the Barbican Centre.

Sea Shanties galore !



London Scottish RFC vs Cornish Pirates RFC on Friday 15th November 2019 @ The Athletic Ground
Nov 15 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Rugby Championship League Match

If you want to cheer on the Cornish Pirates, then go to The Athletic Ground, Twickenham Road, Richmond,  TW9 2SF on Friday 15th November 2019 at 19.45 hrs.

Enjoy the Match!   Come on the Cornish Pirates !!