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We meet in the Church Hall in Tregony. The aim is to make the local history really local by concentrating on topics from within the Roseland and District catchment area. We also like to consult facsimiles or transcripts of original documents. So far we have covered the Gerrans Parish Registers, the  Domesday survey for our district, electoral corruption in eighteenth-century Tregony and Grampound, rivalry in Tudor Cornwall for the hand of a local heiress and in June the history of Tregony. Occasionally, we ask along expert speakers such as Frank Grigg on Tregony and David Thomas from the Cornwall Record Office on Methodism. In future months we have outside speakers arranged for the history of Pentewan and Smuggling.  Other topics we would like to cover in 2013 include the mediaeval origins of Grampound, the Civil War in our area and the conflict of loyalties affecting Cornish Catholics under Elizabeth.

Dr Lawrence Rule gave a talk on Cornish surnames in August and then spent half an hour answering questions in a very interesting and relaxed session. In September return to the Tudors with two talks on a couple of Cornishmen who were on the losing side in the religious struggles of the sixteenth century. We are finishing the year with a study of the ancient roads in the district from the seventeenth century to the Creed/Tregony/St Just Turnpike Trust in the nineteenth century.

If you are interested please contact Terry Neill on 01872 530196 or by e-mail on terencemneill@btinternet.com. Alternatively, just come along to the meetings, where you will be very welcome.

Group leader:  Terry Neill

Contact details: 01872 530196  or terencemneill@btinternet.com

When: second Tuesday in the month 10.00am to noon

Where: Tregony Church Hall

A well wisher in Veryan has donated a number of local history books collected by her late husband. These now constitute the James Local History Library and are available for members to borrow on payment of a returnable deposit of £10. Members who belong to the Tudor library are automatically members of the Local History Library.

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