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9.7.09

The Celtic League (Kernow) AGM

Details below of the Celtic Leagues AGM in Cornwall.

Venue : The City Inn, Pydar St, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3SP (01872 272623) (separate conference room and can provide food and meals at lunchtime and in the evening for the delegates. It is central to road and rail links, and with easy access to parking at a multi story car park 20 yards away)

PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS.

Friday 17th July, 2009 - 4pm :

Tour of Skinner’s Brewery, Truro http://www.skinnersbrewery.com/

Skinner’s is a Cornish success story that is known worldwide for their naturally produced real ales. The tour consists of a trip around the brewery, a free pasty, and a free bar for the tour's duration!

Saturday 18th July, 2009 – 8.45am for 9am start :

Meet at the Conference room at the City Inn.

1pm - break for lunch in the pub (menu to follow), we need to know in advance for any special dietary requirements.

2pm - Resume meeting

5.30-6pm - End of (AGM) meeting

7pm - a taste of Cornish history, culture, language, and music at the City Inn. This is going to be provided by guest speakers, artists & musicians. Guest speakers

9pm - the delegates might like to sample the local night life in the Cornish capital

Sunday 19th July, 2009

1000 fifteen seater minibus to collect delegates from City Inn (Tavern An Dre) Truro

1010 same minibus to collect delegates from Royal, Truro City centre (If any delegates require transport from elsewhere, please advise us)

1040 arrive at East Pool Agar Mine, Pool, Redruth and met by mining expert, tour of EPAL mine houses, pumping and winding, film show and museum followed by brief talk on Carn Brea, the huge hill fort dominating the area and which has been occupied by humans for over 3,500 years

1315 Crowst at the Plume of Feathers Public House, Pool; a mining pub once used as a mortuary and Courthouse following the frequent mining deaths in the area, very haunted, full of Cornish mining artefacts home of the BBC series, ‘Cornish Miners’ and very busy on Sundays! Excellent roast dinner only available with vegetarian alternative @ £5 a head - please advise during Saturday if you want the meal (recommended) as it will need to be booked ahead by our contact with the pub. Real ales which are brewed locally sold and consumed here (!)

1430 Onto Gwennap Pit, Re'Druth, home of non conformist Methodism and an open air preaching - Cornish preaching pit in use, as such, constantly since 1762. The modern day proprietor of this Heritage Area and museum is a Welshman who came to Kernow and who never went home ! Lanner Silver Band will be playing and a cream tea is available.

Return to Truro

The only cost to those attending will be for the dinner (£5/person), beer, etc... All transport and entrance fees will be paid for by Kernow Branch and local sponsorship.

Each delegate will receive a pack containing a ‘Dynargh tha Resrudh’ (Welcome to Redruth) DVD, fact sheets, post card souvenirs and a book of money-off-vouchers, which can be used for other local attractions donated by Re'Druth Council and Gwennap Pit.

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