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Programme

West Cornwall Branch

7.30pm start at King Edward Mine, Troon, Camborne TR14 9DP

Friday 14th February

The Cornish in Mexico

Jean Charman

Friday 13th March

Witchcraft and folk magic in Cornwall

Jason Semmends

Friday 17th April

Battle beneath the trenches

Robert Johns

May

AGM Weekend, Plymouth area

Friday 12th June

The date and significance of the antler pick found on the Carnon

Valley tin ground near Truro

Simon Timberlake

East Cornwall

7.30pm start at The Long Rooms, Liskeard Public Hall PL14 6BW 

Monday 10th February

In the footsteps of Ian Flemings diamond smugglers

Derek Stonley

Monday 9th March

The china clay industry, its history and probable future.

Ivor Bowditch

We also have a Society events page on FaceBook

Mining history walks It is proposed to run a series of mining history walks in 2020 around West Cornwall for the Trevithick Society, mainly on Thursdays, but other dates can be accommodated if enough members of the Society wish it. Two walks will trial at Easter 2020 and then if enough interest is shown will run again for June, July and August 2020. Costs to members of the Society will be a nominal £5 on production of a membership card. Non-members will be welcome at a charge of £8. Proposed Dates and Venues are as follows: Easter 2020 Thursday 9th April. Wheal Owles and Botallack. 3 hours approx. Monday 13th April. Cot Valley, Cape Cornwall and Kenidjack Valley. 3 hours approx. June 2020 Thursday 4th June. Wheal Owles and Botallack. 3 hours approx. Thursday 11th June. Breage and Wheal Vor, with Wheal Metal. 3 hours approx. Thursday 18th June. Godolphin and Tregonning Hills. 4 hours approx. Thursday 25th June. Godolphin Mine and lower woods. 3 hours approx. July 2020 Thursday 2nd July. Wheal Peevor and the Mineral tramway. 3 hours approx. Thursday 9th July. Wheal Busy and Killifreth. 3 hours approx. Thursday 16th July. North Levant and Levant Mine. 3 hours approx. Thursday 23rd July. Rinsey, Wheals Prosper and Trewarvas. 4 hours approx. Thursday 30th July. St Erth and the Red River Valley. 3 hours approx. August 2020 Thursday 6th August. North Boscaswell Mine, Trease and North Levant. 3 hours approx. Thursday 13th August. Wheal Maid and the Poldice Valley. 3 hours approx. Thursday 20th August. Porthtowan, Wheal Charlotte and Wheal Coates. Thursday 27th August. All day walk of the Tin Coast from Pendeen to Cape Cornwall. Any members or persons wishing to participate in the walks should book places by contacting the Society Secretary using the following details: Home Phone 01326 573649 (A message may be left) Email leonard-phillips1@sky.com Kingsley Rickard is also orgnising Trevithick Society field trips for Summer 2020 A look at the mining industry remains of the Great Flat Lode between Redruth and Camborne. Dates. All Wednesdays. May 13th., June., 10th, July., 8th, August 5th., September 9th. Meet at Marriotts Shaft car park at 10-30am. Time approx. three hours. Directions:  From A30, Camborne exit A3047 take road signed Four Lanes. Continue for approximately two miles and after passing the “Countryman” take next turning on the right and the car park will be on your left. Please note there are no facilities on this walk. The “Countryman” is the nearest and also has a good lunch menu. Wear stout footwear and suitable clothing for exposed countryside. Unfortunately this walk is not suitable for wheelchairs. No booking required. Just turn up and pay the guide. Members £5 and non members £8 Any queries contact Kingsley on k.rickard@talktalk.net or on the Society’s Chatline 01209 716811 To support our friends of the Harvey’s Foundry Trust at Hayle Kingsley will be doing walks around the Foundry area of Hayle on the following dates:- May 12th, June 9th, July 7th, August 4th and September 8th. These are to be booked through Harvey’s Museum at Hayle or see their website.
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Programme

West Cornwall

Branch

7.30pm start at King Edward Mine, Troon, Camborne TR14 9DP

Friday 14th February

The Cornish in Mexico

Jean Charman

Friday 13th March

Witchcraft and folk magic in Cornwall

Jason Semmends

Friday 17th April

Battle beneath the trenches

Robert Johns

May

AGM Weekend, Plymouth area

Friday 12th June

The date and significance of the

antler pick found on the Carnon Valley

tin ground near Truro

Simon Timberlake

East Cornwall

7.30pm start at The

Long Rooms, Liskeard

Public Hall PL14 6BW 

Monday 10th February

In the footsteps of Ian

Flemings diamond

smugglers

Derek Stonley

Monday 9th March

The china clay industry,

its history and probable

future.

Ivor Bowditch