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Fowey Harbour Heritage Society

Welcome to the Fowey Harbour Heritage Society Website

Fowey harbour, which includes the communities of Fowey, Bodinnick and Polruan, has been a significant international trading port since the medieval period and is still a working port today, exporting china clay. Our aim is to encourage you to explore the area and find out more about the places and people that have contributed to its heritage.

Fowey Harbour Heritage Society

Promoting the heritage of the Fowey harbour area

The Society introduces you to the rich and varied history of Fowey harbour and what you can see today by:

  • Organising talks
  • Publishing an annual journal
  • Presenting our annual heritage awards
  • Providing heritage grants to local organisations
  • Promoting guided walks
  • Working with other societies on heritage projects


We are sorry to announce that the talk scheduled for 13 November, "14th Century Cornwall wit a Focus on Fowey" has had to be cancelled because of the illness of the speaker.
A ticket refund or transfer can be obtained by contacting Andrew Gardner

The previously cancelled talk on the History of Gigs is now scheduled for Friday 4 March. More details to follow.



The Fowey Harbour Heritage Society now has its own Facebook page where you can keep up to date with news and events

Fowey Harbour Heritage Society


The Vikings in the Southwest - Zoom talk by Derek Gore

The Vikings in the Southwest - Zoom talk by Derek Gore


Saturday 11 December. Talk starts 7pm

Cost: £5 per screen for FHHS members, £8 for non members.

Contact: or via treasurer Andrew Gardner 07769977116 or

The Vikings in the South West
Zoom talk by Derek Gore

Did Scandinavians settle in Cornwall? What was their activity on land and sea in the area? Derek, a retired lecturer from University of Exeter, will look at the evidence for the South West and will focus on Cornwall from the ninth to the eleventh centuries.

›› Download details of the talk on The Vikings in the Southwest - Zoom talk by Derek Gore (pdf)

Do you have memories, information or pictures to share?

We would like to encourage you to contribute any material you may have about the history of Fowey Harbour. We would love to hear from you - to get in touch please click here .

We are pleased to be members of The Cornwall Association of Local Historians (CALH).

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