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Christmas celebrations 2009 (click for a larger photo) L to R. Mrs Gillian Hocking, Mr Ken Olds and Francis Angwin
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The officers of the St Just & Pendeen Society are:-
President - Mr John Harry, 36 Chapel Street, St Just
Mrs Gillian Hocking 788373
Mrs Helen Derrington 788424
Mrs Pam Winterbourne, 12 Pleasant Terrace, St Just. Tel. 786140
Mrs Jenny Trevains 787039
Mrs Rosemary Cargeeg 788942
Mrs Mollie Cox 786552
Mrs J Trevains 787039
Mrs M King 787590
Mr Brian Winterbourne
Dr A P Derrington 788424
Miss E Woolmington 788415
Mr S Trevains 787039
Mr P Leggo (sorry do not have his number yet)
All indoor meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the Month at the Age Concern Centre,
Fore Street, St Just at 7-30pm.
The annual subscription is £2.50; visitors 50p each meeting.
All are welcome so why not come and join us. All talks are followed by a chat over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits.
I would like to draw your attention to the Gladys Lovell Essay, which anyone living in the St. Just/Pendeen area can enter.
The subject is "Royal Celebrations" which can include memories of the Coronation, Jubilees, weddings, etc, whatever
local interest they aroused.
Indoor Meetings Programme.
Jan: Annual Christmas Lunch.
Feb.12th: John Potter – a film about Cornwall’s Wildlife.
Mar.12th: Brian Stevens – “the History of Pendeen Silver band.”
Apr.9th: Liz Woods – Morrab Library.
May 14th: Margaret Freeman – Bendigo.
June? Morrab Library Fete.
June, 23rd: Midsummer Bonfire.
July,20th: Lafrowda Exhibition.
Aug./Sept. (on a date to be arranged) Crying the Neck.
Sept.10th: Roy Blewett – “History of Heamoor.”
Oct.8th: Roger Bicknell – Richard Trevithick.
Nov.9th: Rosemary Beadle – Canon Taylor Lecture
Nov.12th: Geoff ? – Pendeen Gig Rowing.
December: Society Christmas Party, plus judging the Gladys Lovell Essays.
The Canon Taylor Memorial Lecture
Stuart Barrie, the vicar of St. Just from 1956 - 72 instigated the Canon Taylor Lecture in his memory, and it is held every year at the beginning of November.
Canon Taylor (b. 26 February 1858 - d. 5 July 1938) was the vicar of St. Just for about 20 years. He was a well respected antiquarian and author, and was known for his pastoral ministry in and around the community of St. Just and district. When he died in 1930 the people of St. Just had him buried in the churchyard at Carn Bosavern, but the wrong way round, so that on the day of resurrection he would be facing his congregation!
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You can read Canon Taylor's book ""The Celtic Christianity of Cornwall", by clicking on the title. The book is just one of over three hundred in our e-book library.
The Midsummer Bonfire
Venue at Chapel Carn Brea
Madron 2006 photo Sandra Pritchard
Crying the Neck Ceremony
Last week in August watch this space for details.
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