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President : Mr. Ernie Reynolds
Immediate Past President : Mrs Vera. Maddever
Hon Auditor: Mr. Colin. Squires
Contact: Mr Martin Lister,
Address : 82 Hillside Road, Saltash, PL12 6EY
Tel: 01752 842404
Mrs. Sylia McKenzie
Deputy Mrs Liz Brown
Mr. M. Lister
Mr. Ray Williams
Mrs. Diane Shann
Mr. D. Coles
Other Committee Members
Mr. Wella Brown - Mr. Peter Gwynn, Mrs.Margaret Gwynn - Mr John Parsons - Mrs. Jeanette. Reynolds -Mr.Tony & Mrs.Valery. Otter
Mr. & Mrs T. Otter
Annual Subscription £7.00 per member due on the 1st of April.
Visitors are welcome £1 per meeting.
LIST OF SPEAKERS FOR THE MEETINGS
Our Meetings will be normally held at 19.15hrs in the St Nicholas Church Room, Saltash except where stated in the programme.
|Monday 23rd January 2012||Kit Hill - History and Current Management||Chrissie Le. Marchant|
|Monday 5th March 2012
|Du Maurier's||Lynn Goold|
|Monday 26th March 2012||67th Annual General Meeting & Talks|
|Monday 23rd April 2012||Old Murders in Cornwall||Simon Dell|
Saturday March 2012
|Federation Spring Meeting||County Hall, Truro|
Saturday 14th July
Saturday October 2012
|Annual General Meeting||County Hall, Truro 2.pm|
Federation Journal published twice a year buy on line
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Eisteddfod of Cornwall.
|5th March||St Piran's Day|
Trematon Pound – before work started
POUNDS FOR THE POUND
is now complete on the regeneration and restoration of Trematon
Pound near Saltash, for Saltash Old Cornwall Society. The work was carried out over the autumn and winter
months of 2004, with the aid of a
grant of £6,776 under the Local Heritage Initiative.
origins of Trematon Pound are obscure, but along with mythical oyster
beds in the river Tamar, the pound has been owned by Saltash Town
Council for centuries. It was originally used for impounding animals,
either because they had strayed, or because their owners were
indebted. In living memory, the local village postman had a small hut
within the enclosure, where he used to sort the post.
Pound was in a sad state of neglect, with broken walls and gate,
choked with rank undergrowth. With the aid of many volunteers, under
the supervision of stonemason Anthony Elliot and main contractors Brad
and Greg Hine, the Pound now looks truly magnificent. Existing stone
and mortar (using cow dung water !) was used in the rerenovation, the
original gate was reconstructed and re-welded, and even the original
bolt fittings were found in the subsoil and refitted.
Pound will be the focus for a country walk along adjacent public
footpaths, signposted on an information board, which will also tell of
the history of this ancient medieval structure. The
interior has been grassed, and Saltash Town Council have provided an
amenity seat for the public to enjoy this peaceful country setting.
Friday the 23rd June 2007
Venue be arranged so watch this space.
The Midsummer Bonfire
Madron 2006 photo Sandra Pritchard
Crying the Neck Ceremony
Last week in August watch this space for details.
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