A new history group made up of old friends has been formed in Madron.

The Madron History Group held its inaugural meeting and has a full programme of talks arranged throughout the year. The group developed from local people who met through the two-year Penwith Points of View project. This had been organised by Bewnans Kernow: The Partnership of Cornish Cultural Organisations, and brought together many aspects of heritage and culture.

More than 50 guest speakers gave talks on the rich and varied history of Madron parish. In addition 14 Cornish culture courses were held, drawing specialists from across Cornwall to the village.

A series of films recording members of the community were made for the project by local film-maker Orson Cornick and form a rare collection of high quality footage as residents and former residents were filmed recounting the story of the parish through the 20th century. As the project ended, the members were determined to continue the regular "get togethers."

Madron resident Roger White said: “Madron is a special village – it needs evenings like these to foster community spirit.”

Another local resident Mollie Scrase added: “It is important to bring people together for the shared experience of the value of their common history – shared memories before they are lost.”

The first meeting of the new group covered many of these shared memories as the chairman of the Madron Well Wishers, Phil Westren gave a presentation on his comprehensive archival material. The group will meet at 7pm on the first Wednesday of the month in the Forget Me Not Room at Landithy Hall and extends an invitation to people with a connection to Madron parish to join them.