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The Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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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


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News & Reports


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

except where state otherwise

Tales & Sayings - Wm Robert Hicks A Few Pomes and a Smidgen of Prose The Changing Room Music 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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September 2015: World Bellyboard Championships   https://www.facebook.com/bellyboard

1st to 6th September: Gorsedh Kernow Esedhvos Festival   www.gorsedhkernow.org.uk

5th September: Gorsedh Kernow at St Austell   www.gorsedhkernow.org.uk

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 24th September: St Ives September Festival  www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk

13th September: Truro Day at Boscawen Park   www.truroday.co.uk




18th to 20th September: Looe Music Festival   www.looemusic.co.uk

18th to 20th September: Bude for Food Festival   www.budeforfood.co.uk

19th September to 6th October: Newquay Gig Men's Championship   www.newquayrowingclub.com




3rd & 4th October: Secret Stones of West Penwith (see Notice Board)

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




7th November: FOCS Winter Festival

23rd to 28th November Camborne Band: “Brassed Off”













Bards at Carwynnen in 1948 The Newlyn Fishing Riots of 1896 by Lamorna Spry Herbie Lean by David Oates 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 Wreck of the S S Belem Cornish News NZ Autumn 2015 Gallipoli By Staff Sergeant Sydney Bolitho

Cornish Snippets

Sir Richard Grenville - Bert Biscoe Books which may be of interest Oak Apple Day 2015 Glasney Project Cornish Pennies Southern Sons of Cornwall June 2015 Bandsman's Award in 1974 Tom Teagle - a Cornish Inventor London Cornish Assoc Summer 2015 Kresen Kernow Summer 2015 Find a Speaker Lowender Peran tickets 2015 Summer Festival CBG Awards Ballarat August 2015 Carwynnen Quoit project shortlisted for national award 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

Out-of-Cornwall Societies

FOCS Calendar 2014-2016 Banner bearers Gorsedh Kernow July 2015 Gorsedh Kernow - new bards MAGA - June to August 2015 An appreciation of Maureen - the interview

Your event not here?

Perhaps you haven't told us about it!

St Hilary Church - Terry K

St Hilary Church

7th November

FOCS Winter Festival at St Ives

Cornish Assoc of NSW August-Sept Cornish Asso of Victoria August GK Competition winners 2015 Known by Nunn Secret Stones of West Penwith Wife for sale (3) NZ Cornish Assoc Jul-Aug 2015

Back Issues

NZ Cornish Assoc Mar-Apr 2015 NZ Cornish Assoc Jan-Feb 2015 NZ Cornish Assoc May-Jun 2015 NZ Cornish Assoc Nov-Dec 2014 Crying the Neck 2015 Gorsedh of Cornwall 1965 Tam Kernewek The Fall 2015 Gorsedh Kernow Award winners 2015 WEA Courses Free Bewnans Kernow Courses Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture Truro Day Inst of Cornish Studies August 2015 Brassed off