Flag Cornwall (2)

The Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

Bird Chough Facebook circle blue large

What's On / Events

Welcome to our Website


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


Copyright © 2013 The Federation of Old Cornwall Societies


All Rights Reserved

Sit Back & Listen

News & Reports


Useful Pages

Cornish Electronic Jigsaws Spotlight on Newquay A Few Pomes and a Smidgen of Prose The Changing Room Music


Can We Help?

Paul Phillips Directories


We are always looking for more Cornish features

Carwynnen Quoit AONB News St Piran Trust



The Mount (KG) Speakers

Notice Board

Cornish Snippets

CYBB Summer 2015

Associate Members

Tam Kernewek The Fall 2015

Audio Visual Recordings

A maritime slice of St Ives by Tony Mason Southern Sons of Cwll Sept 2015 Map Truro - Bert Biscoe Trura - Bert Biscoe Taves an Tir No. 15 ICS Dec 2015 Cornish News NZ Summer 2016 St Buryan Churchyard Cross March 2016 Lanhadron Inscribed Cross Base N Z Soc of Geneologists June 2016 NZ Cornish Assoc May-Jun2016 Golowan Mazey Day Penzance Cornish Association of NSW Oct-Nov May Cannan (Bert Biscoe) Truro Railway Station - David Teagle New book - The Cornish in Latin America Keep Kernow Whole

OCS Federation Events



Saturday 24th June 2017: FOCS Summer Festival, Padstow


Saturday 7th October 2017: AGM & Autumn Meeting, Lys Kernow, Truro


Saturday 4th November 2017: FOCS Winter Festival, Redruth,


All members of OCS are entitled to attend these festivals and meetings

Gorsedh Kernow Events


Saturday 22nd April 2017: Gorsedh Proclamation, Launceston


Saturday 2nd September 2017: Open Gorsedh, Launceston

OCS and Cornwall-wide Events

2016 Winter Festival St Paul's Church Petition MAGA Dec 16 - Jan 17 Downing Family Redruth Revival Murder by Michael Tangye

Christmas Buns


I have recently been told of a Christmas Saffron Tradition and would love to hear from any reader in any area whether they have knowledge of same and perhaps can expand it a little.

It seems that in certain areas at Christmastime the lady of the house would make special saffron buns.  They would start off as a normal bun the a smaller piece of the uncooked mixture was rolled into a ball and pressed onto the top of the original bun; and I believe it was called a Christmas Bun (most original).

Any acknowledgements either through our Webmaster Tony Mansell or directly to myself at: paul.downside@gmail.com or Downside, Casterills Road, Helston. TR13 8BJ  Thank you.

Paul Phillips

Newquay OCS Tour Offer

Mawgan Porth Early Medieval Village 7th April 2017 - Cornish Buildings Group conference Cornish in Ireland Find a Speaker

2nd - 5th November 2017: Lowender Peran at the Hotel Bristol, Newquay

Ballarat February 2017 26th February - Community Conversation – The Future for Cornish 3rd June 2017 Grand Family History Day New Book - Here and There Perranporth, Cornwall & Beyond Nicknames

Saturday 20th May: Cornwall AONB Annual Conference

9.30am until 4.30pm

At Goonhilly Earth Station, Goonhilly Downs, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6LQ

Theme: Working in Partnership for Nature

Gold, Blood, Sweat and Fear, Bendigo's Diamond Hill and its Gullies Kevren Feb 2017 Cornwall’s Regimental Museum

OCS Centenary

The Old Cornwall Society is approaching its 100th birthday. The organisation belongs to all its members and you are invited to submit your ideas about how this should be celebrated.

Your suggestions should be sent to me, Tony Mansell at webmaster@oldcornwall net.

They will be displayed on the website and passed to the Executive for consideration.  

We are delighted to report that Karen Easton has agreed to be our Vice-President

Recorders'Day 11th March 2017

If you have changed your mind and would like to attend then please contact President Priscilla on 01326 240887

London Cornish Spring