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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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Tam Kernewek Summer 2014

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CFHS - Cornwall's War History Online

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

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Tales & Sayings - Wm Robert Hicks The Trurra Parade - Bert Biscoe 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 Bendigo cemetery photos and burial list Sir Goldsworthy Gurney 2014 Winter Festival FOCS Calendar 2014-2016 Richard Trevithick Emigration Information from John Jackett DEW VARDH Richard J Noall - 1930s Summer Festival 2015 booking form


We are always looking for more Cornish features

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19th to 22nd May: Creation of the World

22nd to 24th May: Tunes in the Dunes Perranporth www.tunesinthedunes.co.uk

22nd May: Bude and Stratton Folk Festival www.budefolkfest.com

22nd May: Penryn Arts Festival www.facebook.com/penrynartsfestival

25th May: St Agnes Victorian Fayre www.st-agnes,com

29th May – Oak Apple day at St Neot – re-reinstatement of monarchy in 1660 **

29th to 31st May: Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival www.bodminmoorpoetryfestival.co.uk

30th May: MAGA Conference www.magakernow.org.uk


4th to 6th June: Royal Cornwall Show www.royalcornwall.co.uk

12th to 14th June: Charles Causley Festival, Launceston http://charlescausleyfestival.co.uk/

12th to 14th June: Bude Arts and Music Festival www.budeartsandmusic.org

12th to 14th June: International Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk

13th to 14th June: Murdoch, Redruth www.visitredruth.co.uk

19th to 28th June: Galowan Festival, Penzance www.golowan.org

20th June: West of England Bandsmen’s Festival http://www.buglebandcontest.co.uk/

21st June: Awen Ceremony at Carwynnen Quoit  http://www.gorsethkernow.org.uk/

St John’s Eve Bonfires (see separate item on home page)

22nd to 28th June: St Austell Feast Week www.staustellfeast.btck.co.uk

26th to 28th June: Golowan Maritime Festival, Penzance www.golowanmaritimefestival.co.uk

27thJune: An Gof Commemoration St Keverne

28th June to 4th July: Mevagissey Feast Week www.mevagisseyfeastweek.org.uk

Date tbc: An Gof Commemoration, St Keverne

30th June: Trelawny Day





3rd to 18th July: Lafrowda at St Just in Penwith http://www.lafrowda-festival.co.uk/

8th to 10th July: Sea, Salt and Sail Festival, Mousehole www.seasalts.co.uk

8th to 1th July: Penzance Litfest, Penzance www.penzance-literary-festival.org.uk

12th July: St Stythians Feast

18th July: Lafrowda Day

24th to 26th July: Boconnoc Steam Fair, Boconnoc Estate, Lostwithiel www.lsvc.org

30th July to 2nd August: Port Eliot Festival www.porteliotfestival.com



** More Information

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 Gorsedh Kernow Do Something for Cornwall The Cornish are on the Up says the Grand Bard of Cornwall



The Mount (KG) Speakers St Piran's Celebrations 2015 Southern Sons of Cornwall March 2015 Cornwall Int MVC Festival

Taves an Tir March 2015

22nd May Jenner Evening Ballarat March-April 2015 Books which may be of interest 1st May Book Launch at St Austell Dove Family Memorial Kresen Kernow Spring 2015 Reuben Chappell Billy Bray by Duncan Paul Matthews Get involved at Geevor

Notice Board


The costs for the Summer Festival at Liskeard on the 27th June are as follows:


Cost of entry (including tour)  £6

Pasties   £2.50


Bookings to Hon. Sec. asap please

MAGA March-April 2015

This URL takes you directly to the Proclamation 2015 playlist on the Gorsedh Kernow YouTube account.



Lizzie ann's shop - David Oates 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 Find a Speaker Cornish Assoc. of NSW Apr-May 2015 Mid-Summer Bonfires ANZAC Day Gallipoli By Staff Sergeant Sydney Bolitho mayday_poster_2015_2 19th to 22th May Creation of the World 29th May - Oak Apple Day at St Neot Sustrust May 2015

Cornish Eisteddfod

May grow out of Festival at Threeborrows


“This is one of the few things which is keeping Cornwall alive,” remarked Mr R Morton Nance (president and Grand Bard of Cornwall) at the spring meeting of the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies, at Camborne, on Saturdayto the various societies to maintain the ancient custom of lighting bonfires and arranging festivals on Midsummer Eve Mr R J Noall of St Ives said he thought it would be very regrettable if the old custom were allowed to lapse anywhere in the county.


(West Briton 2nd March 1939)

Cornish Snippets

Lowender Peran 2015