Diary 2018/2019

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May
14
Sat
2016
Invitation to the Jack Clemo Centenary Day – 14th May 2016 @ LICC, St Peter's Church,
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Invitation to the Lunch and Afternoon Session of Awards for the Arts Centre Group, held at the Society of Authors. This year is the centenary of the birth of Cornish poet, Jack Clemo, and to mark this occasion there will be a full day of events.
The afternoon will commence with lunch and will be followed by a keynote speech by Dr Luke Thompson, author of the new Jack Clemo biography, “Clay Phoenix”. There will then be a panel discussion with special guests. The day will culminate in the presentation of the 2016 Jack Clemo Poetry Competition awards by the Bishop of Truro, Rt Rev Reverend Tim Thornton.
Also a welcome is given to attend the morning session which commences at 11.00 am with coffee and features the screening of the 1980 BBC film about Jack Clemo – “A Different Drummer”. Please contact artscentregroup.org.uk if you would like to attend.

Oct
15
Sat
2016
Family History Day @ Covent Garden Dragon Hall Trust
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Family History Day  – Saturday 15th October 2016

We are delighted to have:

Miss Jolanta Jagiello who will speak on “The Work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission” .

also

Mr Sam Drake, who is Cornish and currently studying for a PhD at the University of London. His research focuses on 14th and early 15th Century Cornwall, exploring subjects such as lordship and lawlessness, King Arthur and the Black Prince, piracy and the Hundred Years’ War. Also studying the social and economic interactions between Cornwall and London in this period.

Also we have Ms Gill Rifaat attending who will bring photos, books etc. relating to the Cornwall Community in Mexico. Gill will not give a Talk but is willing to answer any questions on the photos and books and give advice where necessary.

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

Venue:
Covent Garden Dragon Hall Trust
17 Stukeley Street
London WC2B 5LT

Getting there: The nearest tube station is Holborn.

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

This fee includes a Cornish pasty lunch with saffron cake and a cream tea. Regrettably due to the change of venue there is no provision for heating pasties. Pasties can still be ordered to take away. Therefore you may wish to bring your own lunch.

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

Family History Day @ Covent Garden Dragon Hall Trust
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Family History Day  – Saturday 15th October 2016

We are delighted to have:

Miss Jolanta Jagiello who will speak on “The Work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission” .

also

Mr Sam Drake, who is Cornish and currently studying for a PhD at the University of London. His research focuses on 14th and early 15th Century Cornwall, exploring subjects such as lordship and lawlessness, King Arthur and the Black Prince, piracy and the Hundred Years’ War. Also studying the social and economic interactions between Cornwall and London in this period.

Also we have Ms Gill Rifaat attending who will bring photos, books etc. relating to the Cornwall Community in Mexico. Gill will not give a Talk but is willing to answer any questions on the photos and books and give advice where necessary.

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

Venue:
Covent Garden Dragon Hall Trust
17 Stukeley Street
London WC2B 5LT

Getting there: The nearest tube station is Holborn.

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

This fee includes a Cornish pasty lunch with saffron cake and a cream tea. Regrettably due to the change of venue there is no provision for heating pasties. Pasties can still be ordered to take away. Therefore you may wish to bring your own lunch.

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

Jan
27
Fri
2017
Cornish Singing with the Cadgwith Singers – 27/28th January 2017 @ The Cabbage Patch Pub
Jan 27 @ 7:15 pm – Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm

Members of the Wreckers Wednesday and the London Cornish Pilot Gig Club have decided to start a singing/shanty group and the wonderful Cadgwith Singers are coming (25 strong) to help them get started.  There will be a “practice” on the Friday night, 27th January at the Cabbage Patch Pub in London Road, Twickenham followed by singing in the pub and pasties fresh from Cornwall. There will be another “practice” on Saturday morning, the 28th January, before heading to see the Cornish Pirates take on the London Welsh at 2pm in Richmond. That will also be followed by more singing!

If you are free and able to come along to all or part of it, you would be most welcome. Anyone wanting to stay involved in the singing would be great too.

Exact programme details will be given nearer the time.

Mar
4
Sat
2017
Kernow in the City ! @ Rich Mix London
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Kernow in the City !!

Hosted by Kernow in the City come along to Rich Mix, Shoreditch, London, E1 to see Rosie Crow and Neil Halstead amongst others…..indeed to celebrate St Piran’s Day !!

Tickets available:  www.richmix.org.uk

Jul
15
Sat
2017
LCA Lunch at Penderel’s Oak, Holborn followed by Rosyer Lecture at City Lit. @ Penderel's Oak Pub
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The LCA will meet for lunch at the Penderel’s Oak Pub, High Holborn, at 12.00pm on Saturday 15th July 2017.
After lunch we will attend the Rosyer Lecture, 2.30 pm for 3.00pm. held at the City Lit in 1-10 Keeley Street (020 7831 7831) – which is an 8 minute walk (just under 700 yards) from Penderel’s Oak. Admission is free of charge.

The Lecturer : Kate Neald
(For more details watch this website)

Subject: “Music”, – Title “A Cousin Jack’s Christmas” “Cornish Carols in Australia and South Carolina”.

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.

No need to book for either but 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 the Rosyer Lecture.

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

Jul
24
Mon
2017
Funeral Arrangements for Dr Francis Dunstan at High Wycombe @ Wesley Methodist Church
Jul 24 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

 Funeral for Dr Francis Dunstan.

Timing: 12.30 pm

Where: At Wesley Methodist Church, 6 Priory Road, High Wycombe, HP13 6SG

The church is in the town centre and there are several pay-and-display car parks reasonably near, including the multi-storey next to The Wycombe Swan Theatre as well as some pay-and-display street spaces.

Kath is keen to have “lots of Cornish voices” when Trelawny is sung at the end of the service.

There will be refreshments in the hall downstairs from the church afterwards.

Kath will go with Francis to The Chilterns Crematorium, Whielden Lane, Amersham HP7 0ND for the committal (not a service) at 2.00pm and then return to the refreshments venue. Anyone who would like to go to the committal would be welcome to attend.

Jul
28
Fri
2017
Funeral Arrangements for Dr Francis Dunstan at Edgcumbe. Cornwall @ Edgcumbe Methodist Chapel
Jul 28 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

 Funeral for Dr Francis Dunstan.

Timing: 2.30 pm

Where: At Edgcumbe Methodist Chapel, Chapel Terrace, Edgcumbe, Penryn TR10 9ES (on the A394 Falmouth to Helston road)

The Service will be similar to the High Wycombe one.

Refreshments will be available after the Service at The Halfway House, Rame Cross, Penryn TR10 9ED (also on the A394).

Francis’ ashes will be interred in his mother’s grave at the Cemetery behind the Church.

Aug
6
Sun
2017
Twickenham Dragon Boat Races 2017 – Para Kernowyon Loundres/Team London Cornish @ Twickenham Alive Dragon Boat Races
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

The racing takes place, one boat against the other, on a short course in front of Eel Pie Island in the heart of Twickenham, as part of a festival day with bands,stalls etc. The boats, paddles, life jackets etc are all supplied by the event company.

The racing is fast and furious but thankfully short. The more co-ordinated the paddling the better. We won’t know how many races there will be until the day.
Hopefully there will be a St Piran’s flag or bunting so you can easily find the team on the quayside. Feel free to bring family, friends or spectators.

Further information : http://twickenhamalive.com/TwickFest17Dragon.html

 

Sep
1
Fri
2017
Funeral Arrangements for Lady Carol Trelawny. @ St Peter and St Paul Church
Sep 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 Funeral for Lady Carol Trelawny

Timing: 2.00 pm

Where: St Peter and St Paul Church, Saltwood, Kent.

Lady Carol (nee Watson).   Beloved wife of the late Sir John.  Died peacefully on 4th August. Much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Family flowers only.  Donations welcome to Alzheimer’s Society c/o Hambrook & Johns, 1 Dymchurch Road, Hythe, Kent CT21 5AX.

Oct
14
Sat
2017
Family History Day – 14th October 2017 @ Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

We are delighted to welcome to our Family History Day:

Mrs Elaine Henderson whose Talk will be “Harassment from Heaven: Wills and Probate in two Cornish parishes c1750-1850”.

Based on the recent work by volunteer researchers for the Victoria County History Trust of Cornwall, the talk looks in detail at the wills of residents of two very different parishes: the rural St Stephen-in-Brannel and the prosperous town of Launceston.

and Mr John Jolliff our afternoon Speaker whose Talk will be “Cornwall’s Secret Army”.  During the dark days of 1940 Britain made preparations for invasion by the enemy. Local units in the West Country were established whose men were to go into hiding and carry out acts of sabotage and guerrilla warfare when the invading army arrived.

During the lunchbreak, Mr Bruce Johns introduces his book “The Dancer and the Drum” and speaks about his project tracing his ancestors’ journey from Redruth to varying degrees of prosperity (or its reverse) in the capital.

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

Venue:
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].

Family History Day – 14th October 2017 @ Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

We are delighted to welcome to our Family History Day:

Mrs Elaine Henderson whose Talk will be “Harassment from Heaven: Wills and Probate in two Cornish parishes c1750-1850”.

Based on the recent work by volunteer researchers for the Victoria County History Trust of Cornwall, the talk looks in detail at the wills of residents of two very different parishes: the rural St Stephen-in-Brannel and the prosperous town of Launceston.

and Mr John Jolliff our afternoon Speaker whose Talk will be “Cornwall’s Secret Army”.  During the dark days of 1940 Britain made preparations for invasion by the enemy. Local units in the West Country were established whose men were to go into hiding and carry out acts of sabotage and guerrilla warfare when the invading army arrived.

During the lunchbreak, Mr Bruce Johns introduces his book “The Dancer and the Drum” and speaks about his project tracing his ancestors’ journey from Redruth to varying degrees of prosperity (or its reverse) in the capital.

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

Venue:
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].

Family History Day – 14th October 2017 @ Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

We are delighted to welcome to our Family History Day:

Mrs Elaine Henderson whose Talk will be “Harassment from Heaven: Wills and Probate in two Cornish parishes c1750-1850”.

Based on the recent work by volunteer researchers for the Victoria County History Trust of Cornwall, the talk looks in detail at the wills of residents of two very different parishes: the rural St Stephen-in-Brannel and the prosperous town of Launceston.

and Mr John Jolliff our afternoon Speaker whose Talk will be “Cornwall’s Secret Army”.  During the dark days of 1940 Britain made preparations for invasion by the enemy. Local units in the West Country were established whose men were to go into hiding and carry out acts of sabotage and guerrilla warfare when the invading army arrived.

During the lunchbreak, Mr Bruce Johns introduces his book “The Dancer and the Drum” and speaks about his project tracing his ancestors’ journey from Redruth to varying degrees of prosperity (or its reverse) in the capital.

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

Venue:
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].

Jun
15
Fri
2018
Funeral Arrangements for Alderman George Dunk, Life Member of the LCA @ St George's Church Weald
Jun 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

 Funeral for Alderman George Dunk, Life Member, LCA.

Timing: 11.30 am

Where: At St George’s Church Weald, Church Road, Sevenoaks Weald, Kent TN14 6LT

Alderman George Dunk has been a Life Member of the London Cornish Association for many years and our condolences go to his family and friends.

Jul
7
Sat
2018
LCA Lunch at Penderel’s Oak, Holborn followed by Rosyer Lecture at City Lit. @ Penderel's Oak Pub
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The LCA will meet for lunch at the Penderel’s Oak Pub, High Holborn, at 12.00pm on Saturday 7th July 2018.
After lunch, the Rosyer Lecture, will be held at the City Lit in 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 : Bernard Deacon

Subject: “Cornwall’s First Golden Age: From Arthur to the Normans”.

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

Jul
14
Sat
2018
Midsummer Lunch – Saturday 14th July 2018 @ The Waterman's Arms
Jul 14 @ 12:15 pm

Midsummer Lunch – Saturday July 14th

We are pleased to announce that our Midsummer Lunch will be held at The Waterman’s Arms, Richmond, Surrey.
Time: 12.15 pm

Getting there: The nearest tube station is Richmond on the District Line.  From Richmond to the riverside area takes about 13 minutes to walk.  If you are coming from further afield, there are other options via Waterloo, Vauxhall and the Overground.

There are benches and lots of grass if you want to just relax afterwards.

As this is a Saturday in summer, Richmond is likely to be busy – so we will need to book.  If you are thinking of coming, please contact Carol Goodwin below:

Contact: Carol Goodwin on 0208 303 9054 by 7th July 2018.

Later in the afternoon, there is to be a get-together at the Richmond Rowing Club/London Cornish Pilot Gig Club boathouse to which we are invited.

Looking forward to a very enjoyable day in Richmond….Fingers crossed for a good sunny day!

 

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Rugby Union Match – Ealing Trailfinders vs Cornish Pirates – Saturday 29th September 2018
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm

Anyone interested in Ealing Trailfinders vs Cornish Pirates Rugby Match ?

Then go to Vallis Way, Ealing, London, W13 0DD on Saturday 29th September 2018 at 3.00pm

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

Oct
13
Sat
2018
Family History Day – 13th October 2018 @ Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

We are delighted to welcome to the second of this year’s Family History Days the following Speakers:

At the morning session, Mr Mark Penrose, Chair of Morrab Library, Penzance, will give an insight into the ” Morrab Library” celebrating 200 years this year, and,

At the afternoon session, unfortunately Dr Alan M Kent,cannot now attend. We are very pleased indeed that our Mr Dick Richards, has kindly agreed to Talk on “Commonwealth War Graves Commission – its history and legacy”.

Come along to hear two most interesting Talks in an informal and welcoming Cornish atmosphere !

Venue:
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].

Nov
2
Fri
2018
Fishermen’s Friends at The Union Chapel, London @ Union Chapel
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

We have received details as follows:

“The original sole men, Cornwall’s tightest band of brothers and its best-known musical export, the Fisherman’s Friends will be heading back on the road for a run of UK tour dates in November 2018. In a show that’s guaranteed to warm the cockles, the Port Isaac group’s eight good men brew up a heady mix of hearty song, salty banter and tall tales from the high seas that involves the audience at every turn”. Tickets are available from the Union Chapel website.

Should be a good night!

Dec
8
Sat
2018
Pre-Christmas Lunch at Old Bank of England Pub, 194 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2LT on Saturday 8th December 2018 @ Old Bank of England Pub
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The LCA will meet for a pre-Christmas lunch at the Old Bank of England Pub, 194 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2LT at 12.00pm on Saturday 8th December 2018.

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