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The Organisation for those who love Cornwall

'Kuntellewgh an brewyon eus gesys na vo kellys travyth'

(Gather up the fragments that are left that nothing be lost.


The Federation of Old Cornwall Societies is a  Registered Charity  No. 247283


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News & Reports


Tam Kernewek Summer 2014

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Useful Pages

Proper Job Kevren September 2014

Can You Help?

Brass Bands and the Diaspora Past FOCS Presidents Cornish Electronic Jigsaws Reflections of Trethurgy Spotlight on Newquay

Responses to

Tony Mansell please

except where state otherwise

Tales & Sayings - Wm Robert Hicks A Few Pomes and a Smidgen of Prose The Changing Room Music NZ Cornish Assoc Sept-Oct 2014 Pilchard Fishing


Can We Help?

Paul Phillips Directories Sir Goldsworthy Gurney Richard Trevithick


We are always looking for more Cornish features

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5th September 2014: Open Gorsedh at St Austell

September 2015: World Bellyboard Championships https://www.facebook.com/bellyboard

11th to 13th September: Redruth Mining and Pasty Festival https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Redruth+Mining+and+Pasty+Festival

12th to 26th September: St Ives September Festival www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk

13th September: Truro Day **

September: Looe Music Festival www.looemusic.co.uk



14th to 18th October: Lowender Peran www.lowenderperan.co.uk

















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Bards at Carwynnen in 1948 The Newlyn Fishing Riots of 1896 by Lamorna Spry Herbie Lean by David Oates George Lloyd by Phillip Hunt Carwynnen Quoit David Stark Mystery AONB News St Piran Trust



The Mount (KG) Speakers St Piran's Celebrations 2015 Dove Family Memorial

Notice Board





Crying the Neck St Columb by Phil Ellery St Columb Helford Village (TK) Wreck of the S S Belem Bonfire on Beacon (4) Cornish News NZ Autumn 2015 Gallipoli By Staff Sergeant Sydney Bolitho Sustrust May 2015

The Bible Christians, of which 'Billy Bray' was to be part, were first established on 19 Oct 1815 at  the home of John Thorne, Shebbear, Devon by   'William O'Bryan', who was born at  Gunwen,  on 6 Feb 1778, between Luxulyan and Lanlivery, Mid Cornwall. The Bible Christians were a breakaway faction of the early Methodists and commonly known at the: 'Bryanites'. They much encouraged the active participation in worship by Women.  


This was the most popular breakaway group of the Methodist that was taken to Australia, by our nineteenth, twentieth century emigrating Cornish.


Some nineteenth century reports are of youths in Lower Lux (Luke) Street, Liskeard, having been caught blowing

pepper, from straws through the windows to the Bryanite Worship, to disrupt the singing! They were caught

and punished by having to hand out books to worshippers at the Parish  Church each Sunday, for some weeks to follow.


Bible Christian Chapels in the area were  Common Moor,  Hockin's House, St Cleer,  Trewint,  Pensilva and in  Castle Street, Liskeard.


Revd  Colin Short, (St Austell) is coordinating the 200th Year Celebrations during the course of the Summer.

Duncan Paul

Cornish Snippets

Sir Richard Grenville - Bert Biscoe Books which may be of interest Oak Apple Day 2015 Kesson Glasney Project Cornish Pennies Southern Sons of Cornwall June 2015 Bandsman's Award in 1974 Tom Teagle - a Cornish Inventor Joy Stevenson's Eulogy Cornish Assoc of NSW June- July

A date for your diaries:

Mullion Old Cornwall Society look forward to  welcoming one and all to Mullion  for the 2016 Summer Festival on  Saturday 9th July  2016

Mullion Old Cornwall Society look forward to  welcoming one and all to Mullion  for the 2016 Summer Festival on  Saturday 9th July  2016

London Cornish Assoc Summer 2015 Kresen Kernow Summer 2015 Find a Speaker Lowender Peran tickets 2015 Summer Festival Truro Day 13th September CBG Awards Ballarat August 2015 Carwynnen Quoit project shortlisted for national award Taves an Tir Quiz Abraham Roberts and Sons of Bendigo CYBB Summer 2015 Tansys Golowan St John’s Eve Bonfire at Kit Hill[1] A fiery slice of St Ives - Midsummer Bonfire 2015 Crying the Neck 2015 Death of Marjorie Trevanion

Associated Societies

FOCS Calendar 2014-2016 Banner bearers Gorsedh Kernow July 2015 Gorsedh Kernow - new bards MAGA - June to August 2015