Sea Fishing. A talk by Robert Wing.

Our next meeting promises to be both interesting and informative.

Sea fishing had developed into a recognisable industry in Cornwall by Tudor times and has remained an important part of the local economy ever since. It therefore plays an important part in our maritime heritage. Despite setbacks, the industry remains very important to our economy today even though there has been a decline in fish consumption in Cornwall over the last 100 years or so. The industry now faces new challenges in the form of future markets for the whitefish for which it is famous.

Rob Wing will explore these and other issues in the historic context of the Cornish fishing industry. He was brought up in St Mawes and can speak with authority of many aspects of the fishing industry in Cornwall. Be prepared to go home with an enhanced appetite for fish!

Please note that the meeting will be held at the MEMORIAL HALL. Please come at about 7.15pm for a glass of something ready for the talk at 7.30pm. The audience was very prompt last time and we kept you waiting a little too long.

We look forward to seeing you on 16 August.

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Program of meetings 2019

Programme of Meetings 2019 

All meetings start at 7.00pm in the Millennium Room, St Mawes unless otherwise noted
Friday 14 June Tim Light History of the King Harry Ferry 
Friday 12 July James Thomas A Lifetime in Farming the Roseland Friday 16 August Rob Wing Fishing in Cornwall (to be held in the Memorial Hall) 
Friday 13 September Carole Vivian Bishop Trelawny and The Song of the Western Men 
Friday 11 October Heritage Group Storylines film - memories of St Just and St Mawes (to be held in the Memorial Hall) 
Friday 18 November St Mawes' Day celebration The Cornish Language and songs by Tir-la-Tevas
            Please come for a free glass of wine at 7.00pm. 
                     The talks will start at 7.30 pm 
                    Members free Guests £2.50
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St Piran Statue

The 4metre  high St Piran statue, being carved at Mabe, will soon be complete and we are hoping it will make a visit to St Mawes in May on its way to the St Mawes Parishes in Brittany where it will travel on to the Valley of the Saints where it will join  the 99 other statues of Breton saints.

Our friends from the St Mawes parishes in Brittany are coming to Cornwall on the traditional Tuna Boat, ‘La Nebuleuse’ from the 5th May to collect the statue of St Piran, which will be on display in Falmouth prior to loading. After a brief visit to St Mawes around the 7th or 8th May, ‘St Piran’ will depart to Lezardrieux for unloading.

If you would like to find out more about this amazing project come along to the Millennium Rooms on Thursday 19th April at 7.30 when the sculptors Stephane Rouget and David Paton along with Ken Boullier will give an illustrated talk about the carving of the statue and its onward journey to the Field of the Saints in Brittany.

There will be light refreshments and singing by Du Hag Owr.

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St Mawes Day 2018

       Friday November16th is St Mawes Day

St Just and St Mawes Heritage Group will again be holding a special event to mark this occasion. It will be held in The Millennium Rooms St. Mawes beginning with refreshments from 7.30pm. Entertainment will be provided by Rhos Keur singing some Cornish songs. Jenny Johnson will give a talk accompanied by photographs about some of the people who have influenced the development of St Mawes over the years.

You are all invited to come along and bring with you any old photos of St Mawes or St Just. Please make sure your name is on the back of your photographs. We are particularly interested in old pictures of the buildings surrounding the Square in St Just and the buildings in St Mawes between The Watch House and The Ship and Castle Hotel. We are applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant in order to carry out a project, recording and filming peoples’ memories of these buildings. Free entry. All welcome.

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Telephone Box Exhibition 2018. Remembering 100 years since the end of The First World War

St Just and St Mawes Heritage Group

Telephone Box Exhibition 2018

Remembering 100 years since the end of

The First World War

Each Year on November 11th many people gather at war memorials throughout the country to remember those who died as a result of their service in the Great War. As a Heritage Group we decided to find out as much as we could about the men listed on the Parish War Memorials. These are situated outside the Memorial Hall in St. Mawes and inside the church at St Just- in- Roseland.

In St Just in Roseland Parish 170 people served in various capacities in WW1. Of those 143 returned and on doing so signed the Roll of Honour which is displayed at the back of each telephone box. 27 men died in battle or of disease. Most of these men were born in the parish but some were here because they married someone from the parish.

The exhibition is split between the 2 telephone boxes, one outside The Arcade at the bottom of the carpark in St Mawes and the other along Polvarth Road. We hope that we have been able to tell the story of some of the horrors of WW1 through the lives of these men so that they are no longer just a name on a board. We hope that you will visit our exhibition whist it is on throughout 2018.

Thank you to all those people who have helped us with stories, pictures and information, to our researchers and computer experts and to Hotel Tresanton for the printing.


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