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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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].

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!

 

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].

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

Jan
12
Sat
2019
New Year’s Lunch – 12th January 2019 @ Penderel's Oak
Jan 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

New Year’s Lunch – Saturday 12th January 2019

This event will be held at one of our favourite (and easy to get to) London watering holes, Penderel’s Oak in Holborn.
Time: 12 noon

Venue:
Penderel’s Oak
283-288 High Holborn
London
WC1V 7HP

Getting there: The nearest tube stations are Holborn or Chancery Lane on the Central Line.

Contact:  Carol Goodwin – 0208 303 9054

Feb
9
Sat
2019
Rugby Union Match – Richmond vs Cornish Pirates on Saturday 9th February 2019 @ The Athletic Ground
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm

If you want to cheer on the Cornish Pirates, then go to The Athletic Ground, Twickenham Road, Richmond,  TW9 2SF on Saturday 9th February 2019 at 15.00 hrs.

Enjoy the Match!   Come on the Cornish Pirates !!

Feb
22
Fri
2019
Funeral Arrangements for Mr Tony Wakeham in St Austell on Friday 22nd February 2019.See Diary for details. @ St Stephen-in-Brannel Parish Church
Feb 22 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

 Funeral for Mr Tony Wakeham

Where: At Stephen-in-Brannel Parish Church, Fore Street, St Stephen, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 7NN

Lunch will be provided by way of a Cornish theme and will be in the local Community Hall, close by the Church.

Anyone wishing to attend, please contact Rob Wakeham (Tony’s nephew) on robwakeham@icloud.com

Feb
24
Sun
2019
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 !!!

Mar
16
Sat
2019
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.

MENU:
Starter:           
 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

You can download Adobe Reader for free here if you can’t open these PDF files.

Dinner invitation Form PDF (354KB)

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE !

 

May
18
Sat
2019
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

Jun
2
Sun
2019
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 !!!

Jul
13
Sat
2019
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….

Jul
20
Sat
2019
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

Aug
3
Sat
2019
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 !

Aug
13
Tue
2019
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:

http//northsouththeatre.weebly.com/?
fbclid=lwAR3sd0ipg04BIXoZdMRGWVthidG7eEPgUbsI7dCMqYLbryoT7F-8f01fCzw#

Aug
30
Fri
2019
“Bait” – Film about a Cornish Fishing Village – Curzon Cinema, Bloomsbury on 30th August 2019 @ Curzon Cinema
Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Another showing of the film “BAIT” about a Cornish fishing village at the Curzon Cinema, Bloomsbury on Friday 30th August 2019.

There will be a Q & A with the Director.

To find out more, click on the link below:

https://www.curzoncinemas.com/bloomsbury/film-info/bait?fbclid=lwAR1Q–
s1Sj9XzFKsnl3aGMrMh5xP6LERjlB8N9PsDQSVKbybhnHp-2z4ePU

Sep
21
Sat
2019
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 !!

Oct
5
Sat
2019
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.

Oct
11
Fri
2019
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 !

thefishermansfriends.com

 

Oct
24
Thu
2019
Funeral Arrangements for Miss Mary Watters @ Weston Mill Crematorium
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The London Cornish Association are very sad to hear the news of Mary’s passing. She was a stalwart member and attended most events around the country.   A true Cornish maid.

At present we have no other information.