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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


Tam Kernewek Summer 2014

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Perhaps you haven't told us about it!

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 NZ Cornish Assoc Sept-Oct 2014 Pilchard Fishing


Can We Help?

Paul Phillips Directories Bendigo cemetery photos and burial list Sir Goldsworthy Gurney FOCS Calendar 2014-2016 Richard Trevithick Emigration Information from John Jackett


We are always looking for more Cornish features

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

4th to 11th July: Newquay Carnival www.newquaycarnival.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

18th July: Camborne Show www.camborne-show.org.uk

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

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



August 2014: St Agnes Carnival http://www.stagnescarnival.co.uk/



Crying the Neck information will appear here



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














** 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 The Cornish are on the Up says the Grand Bard of Cornwall



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

Taves an Tir March 2015

Dove Family Memorial Billy Bray by Duncan Paul Matthews MAGA March-April 2015

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



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

Danced the Flora After All


Helston people experienced an unexpected thrill when they were awakened in the early hours of May Day by the strains of the famous Furry Dance. Practically the whole of the Town Band are on active service , but a few members home on leave, with others, too young for active service, assembled at the Town Hall, and, following the age-old May Day custom, paraded the town playing the FloraThere were many expressions of gratitude to the bandsmen. Padstow also held its ancient May Day celebrations yesterday, when large crowds witnessed the dancing of the grotesque Hobby Horse through the streets.

(West Briton 2nd May 1940)





Truro Declared a City


The Queen has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom, bearing date the 28th day of August 1877, to ordain and declare that the borough of Truro, in the county of Cornwall, shall be a city, and shall be called and styled “the city of Truro, in the county of Cornwall”.

(West Briton 20th September 1877)


Cornish Snippets

Sir Richard Grenville - Bert Biscoe Books which may be of interest Oak Apple Day 2015 Kesson Ballarat June 2015 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 Holyer an Gof 2015

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 Alan Pearson - Gwas Devar Funeral Speak Cornish Week