Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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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)


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

Spotlight on Newquay

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OCS Societies


Associate Members

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Affiliate Members

St Keverne History Society.


St Just & St Mawes

Heritage Group


Cornwall Heritage Trust


OCS Federation Events


Saturday 5th September 2020: Last day for receipt of AGM Nominations

Saturday 3rd October 2020: AGM / Autumn General Meeting at Lys Kernow  

Friday 30th October 2020: Winter Festival at Lowender Peran at Hotel Bristol, Newquay (Banner Bearers)

Thursday 17th December: Cornish Carol Service at Truro Cathedral (Banner Bearers)



 2021: Recorders’ Meeting  

 2021: Summer Festival (Banner Bearers)

2021: Gorsedh Kernow (Banner Bearers)

2021: Last day for receipt of AGM Nominations

 2021: AGM / Autumn General Meeting  

 2021: Winter Festival (Banner Bearers)



We wish you a warm welcome to the

Kernow Goth website

Kernow bys vyken

Find a Speaker Cornish Song Survey (Inst. Cornish Studies) Dialect Update, July 2019

Kernow Goth Interest Groups

Here are the links to the new Kernow Goth Interest Groups


Kernow Goth Interest Group - Brass Bands


Kernow Goth Interest Group - Soccer


If you are interested in coordinating further Cornish topics as a “Kernow Goth Interest Group” or wishes to discuss the project further please contact publicity@oldcornwall.net



A novel by Tony Mansell about the so-called English Civil War covering events in Cornwall and involving the Cornish Army.

Please click here to read it for free! Thank you Tony

St Ives Old Cornwall Society Celebrates first 100 Years!

To read the report of a wonderful evening, please click here

Also St Ives are offering Free Entry to their Museum to Old Cornwall Socities,

click here for information or email stivesoldcornwall@gmail.com




Regrettably we have deemed it sensible to cancel the event.

Diary Dates

For details of your local Society, their programme and contacts, please click the link to their individual page, see below

The Celtic Spirit of Cornwall

“Be proud to be Cornish”, says the Grand Bard of Cornwall.

Click here to read the press release from Gorsedh Kernow for Pirantide

Click here to read the Grand Bard's speech

CORNISH STORY is an initiative created with the vision to promote a greater knowledge of Cornwall and the Cornish Diaspora overseas.Unique, exclusive stories and films are combined with articles relating to all aspects of Cornish culture in the past and present.

To read about some of Cornwall's Smaller Villages, please click here

DIGIKOOSTICA! - The open mic sessions are suspended but you can enjoy a  video version. Please click for Episode 6

A Treat for everyone missing their Cornish shouts - click here to listen to the St Piran's Day Shout recorded at The Countryman at Piece on 6 March 2016.

Has your Old Cornwall Society been impacted financially by Covid-19? Certainly those with museums will be unable to open for some time. If so please see https://businesscornwall.co.uk/news-by-industry/public-sector-news-categories/2020/04/early-support-for-creative-sector/ where you may be able to obtain some help

Miracle Mondays: Miracle Theatre are making one of their wonderful plays available each month online. This month is "The Case of the Frightened Lady" - go to youtube.com and search for Miracle Theatre


Poster courtesy of Devon & Cornwall Record Society

April Update from our President, Karin Easton, please click here

Gorsedh Kernow Press Release, 19 May 2020, please click here

Tyskennow Kernow is a new platform for films and programmes made in and about Cornwall and the Cornish language. Please click here for 105 videos for your enjoyment, enlightenment and inspiration.

Peter Pool was a Solicitor; Cornish Historian and Scholar; author of several books on the history of Cornwall and its language; MA (Oxon); Bard of the Cornish Gorsedd 1955; Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries 1967; President of the Royal Institution of Cornwall 1974-6.

Andrew Pool has set up a website in his memory where  you can dowload a .pdf version of much of his work https://peterpool.co.uk/

To read Bert Biscoe's Review of the website, please clck here