Rose Village, Surrounding Hamlets & its Residents

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This page shows the history of Rose Village, Surrounding Hamlets and its Residents over the years.

Unfortunately the quality of the scanned images are not as I would like as they were not taken from the original photographs. If anyone has a copy of the photographs on this page and could email mail me a copy I will credit you, and replace my copy.

Rose is a small village with a very small population. It is in between Goonhavern and Perranporth. The people of the village get together and write a newsletter. There is a committee to arrange various activities for the local folk. They have an A.G.M. once a year. The Men’s Institute hold a Fun Nite each year. This year they had a genuine home-made pasty section on their “Home Produce” stall. There was a baking day for the ladies. There is also a Sunday School for the children with a different theme each week. In the chapel they have concerts in the evenings as well as regular services. They write all sorts of news in the newsletter which is monthly. For instance if someone leaves the village they mention it (eg. joining the Army). Even a cuckcoo in a nest can get a mention!

Rose Post Office is owned by Mrs Partridge.She does family allowances,  bills, pensions, stamps and kodak prints. The P.O.is small. She runs it on her own. If anyone came to steal anything they would find it difficult because she has got a very vicious dog. Just the locals use this P.O. Originally it was joined to the shop down the road. Her father had it before her. It has had three moves. At one time it was in her mother’s kitchen and now it is in the old coal house. A bell rings in the kitchen when someone comes. She likes working in the P.O. because its not very busy. She has been working there about 14 years. £35.80 is the basic pension but not many people have that now. A married person gets £21.50. There is a much larger P.O. in Perranporth. Sadly, a lot of small village P.O.’s have had to close.

Article Courtesy of the BBC Domesday Reloaded Project written in 1986.

9 thoughts on “Rose Village, Surrounding Hamlets & its Residents”

  1. l was born at Little Lantegue just outside Goonhavern and my fondest memories of growing up are at Gear Farm Rose and going to school at Goonhavern C P and then catching the train into Newquay G S we moved from the county when I was 13 and I now reside in Okehampton Devon I have been doing the Ancestry of the Penna’s and am back to 17th century so if I can help anyone would be glad to

    1. Hello Peter. I am an Australian Penna descendant and will be visiting the Goonhaven area in April to see and’feel’ where my Penna ancestors came from. Do you have connections in the area? Can I email you to find out who I can meet whilst there? You may know Rex Penna and Raelene from South Australia who have compiled the family history here in Australia. Rex and Raelene visited Goonhaven and Rose village some years ago. Look forward to making contact. (Family history: My grandfather Stanley William Higgs married Neva Penna (born 10.10.1897). Neva’s parents were John Penna and Elvina Gasmier.(b. 03.08.1865 in Riverton, South Australia.) Hope that helps work out the connection.

    2. My Mum Pauline Greet grew up in Abbaville house in Rose of anyone remembers her? Her Dad was called John/Jack her mum was Nancy and her sister Angela

  2. I am delighted to discover this link to the Rose and Hendravossen area. I understand there are around 3,800 Pennas in the area!! I am a descendant of the Penna family and live in South Australia. I am coming to England and specifically Cornwall for a few days to see if I can meet up with some of my distant relatives! And to stand where they stood! I would love to hear from anyone who may be interested to meet up when I am there. My mother’s cousin, Rex Penna and his wife Raelene visited the area some years ago. I hope to get an email from at least someone so I can discover more about our roots. Rex and Raelene Penna stayed at Hendravossen farm but I can’t find that it is still a B&B. My name is Jeanette Rich (nee Argent married to Melva Jean Higgs) Melva’s parents were Stanley William Higgs married to Neva Penna ) Kind regards. Maybe this is the link I have been hoping for!!!

  3. Dear Sir. My paternal great grandfather was John Currah and his wife was Harriet Currah nee Harvey.
    Harriet died in the village of Rose in October 1876 and James Penna was present at her death.
    I would love to have any info on the Currah family or pictures.
    John Currah was a farm labourer.
    His Father , William Currah and mother Jane Currah nee Hawken
    I have been doing the family tree now for some 5 years and have just completed the extended familyside
    Thank you
    Brian Woodcock

    1. Brian, if you have not already done so you might like my Facebook Group – Memories of Goonhavern – Past & Present, this covers Rose too and I am sure someone is related to the Currah family.

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