Past events


July 2020

31 Jul

Work Party - Balsam Pulling on World Ranger Day

Fri 31st Jul 2020 - Mon 20th Jul 2020, 10:00am to 1:00pm

This is also World Ranger Day highlighting the work and sacrifices of Rangers around the world.

Meet at Black Hills car park at 10am. Members only please. 

To keep us all Covid-safe we would request that all attendees:

  • Follow all government guidelines re social distancing and hygiene, no car sharing (unless from same household).

  • Please do not come if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or feel unwell.

  • If you are in a high risk group you should not attend at this time and those in medium risk group, including those over 70, should consider whether it is safe to volunteer. You should also take into account the risk to others in your household and those who are being shielded. 

  • There will be no sharing of tools and equipment.

  • Please bring your own, gloves, drinks and snacks.

if you would like to come and help, please let Jenny know by email at 


25 Jul

St Austell Brewery Visit - Cancelled until further notice

Sat 25th Jul 2020, 11:00am to 1:00pm

A guided tour to mark the 50th anniversary of "Black Tot Day".  31st July 1970 was the last day on which the Royal Navy issued sailors with a daily rum ration (the daily tot). 

Reduced price of £10pp for FoLV members, £15pp for non-members.  

Booking essential - contact Tracy 01208 831961, email:

Meet: St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre, 63 Trevarthian Road, St Austell PL25 4BY

June 2020

7 Jun

Beaver Project Visit - Cancelled until further notice

Sun 7th Jun 2020, 7:30pm to 9:00pm

FoLV Members Only

A 2-3 hour guided walk around a unique reserve to see what the beavers have been doing since their recent re-introduction to Cornwall. 

Reduced price of £5 per person.

Booking essential - contact Tracy 01208 831961, email:

Meet: Woodland Valley Farm, Ladock, Truro TR2 4PT

May 2020

16 May

Wild Flowers in the Valley - Cancelled until further notice

Sat 16th May 2020, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon walk in the valley with our local flora experts.

Meet Ponts Mill Car Park, map ref. SX 072 562

April 2020

24 Apr

Work Party - Cancelled until further notice

Fri 24th Apr 2020, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Step replacement, painting the railings of the wheel pit and repairing leats

Meet at Blackhill car park Map ref. SX 059 573, or at the wheel pit at 10.30

15 Apr

Archive Film Show - Cancelled until further notice

Wed 15th Apr 2020, 7:30pm to 9:00pm

A presentation by Malcolm Gould who will be showing us films from the English China Clays archive. 

Meet Luxulyan Village Hall, PL30 5QA

March 2020

4 Mar

Annual General Meeting and Talk

Wed 4th Mar 2020, 7:30pm

The Annual General Meeting is followed be a presentation on The China Clay History Society by Ivor Bowditch.

Meet at Luxulyan Village Hall, PL30 5QA

February 2020

21 Feb

Work Party

Fri 21st Feb 2020, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Vegetation Clearance along  Rock Mill Tramway.

Meet Ponts Mill Tramway SX 972 562

19 Feb

Mines, Pits and Quarries in Luxulyan

Wed 19th Feb 2020, 7:30pm

A presentation by Hazel Harradence, on the many holes dug in the parish.

Meet at Luxulyan Village Hall PL30 5QA

January 2020

15 Jan

The History of Fowey

Wed 15th Jan 2020, 7:30pm

A presentation by Al Trenary, a local guide for Fowey who appears regularly at the Fowey Festival. As an engineer, he has a particular interest in Joseph Thomas Austin

Meet at Luxulyan Village Hall, PL30 5QA

December 2019

18 Dec

Christmas Social and Bodmin Handbell Ringers

Wed 18th Dec 2019, 7:30pm

Come and enjoy an evening of festive music and Christmas Indulgences.

Meet at Luxulyan Village Hall PL30 5QA

6 Dec

Work Party

Fri 6th Dec 2019, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Clearing accessible areas of the Wheel Pit, and coppicing and trimming trees on the incline.

Meet at Ponts Mill car park SX 073561.


November 2019

20 Nov

Wildlife of the Falklands Islands

Wed 20th Nov 2019, 7:30pm

A presentation by Dave Thomas of the Wildlife Trust

Meet at Luxulyan Village Hall, PL30 5QA

October 2019

25 Oct

Extra Work Party

Fri 25th Oct 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Leat repair and relaying hedge.

Meet Black Hill Car Park SX 058 573


16 Oct

Climate Change, Extinction Rebellion and Sustainable Food Production

Wed 16th Oct 2019, 7:30pm

A presentation by Jim Candy and friends.

Meet at Luxulyan Village Hall. PL30 5QA

11 Oct

Work Party

Fri 11th Oct 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Cutting back along the Velvet Path, near the end of the lower tramway. Clearing Rhododendron and Laurel.  Meet at Black Hill Car Park SX 059573


September 2019

8 Sep

Wildlife Walk

Sun 8th Sep 2019, 10:00am

Join Dave Thomas from Cornwall Wildlife Trust for a leisurely walk in Luxulyan Valley.

Meet at Ponts Mill Car Park,  SX 072 562

August 2019

25 Aug

Truro History Walk

Sun 25th Aug 2019, 10:30am

Following on from her talk on Truro in March, Diana Smith will guide us round the historic sights of truro.

Meet at Truro Cathedral TR1 2FQ