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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
Mevagissey - A Virtual Tour

Mevagissey - A Virtual Tour

Talk by Sue Reardon, Chris Bradish and Suzanne Goddard Online Via ZOOM

Saturday 20th March 2021 at 2.30pm

Come on a virtual tour of Mevagissey. Today a pretty seaside town – visited by hundreds every summer - but over 200 years ago it was a very different story. Learn about its rich shipbuilding history, which went hand in hand with the pilchard trade and smuggling. Its craggy coastline made Mevagissey perfect territory to evade the authorities; with its concealed cellars and doors and labyrinth of paths and secret alleyways snaking up the hillside, evasion was easy.

Sue, Chris and Suzanne are accredited town guides and members of the Cornish Riviera Guides.

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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