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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

Kevren September 2014

Can You Help?

Past FOCS Presidents Cornish Electronic Jigsaws Reflections of Trethurgy Spotlight on Newquay 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




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






7th November: FOCS Winter Festival










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





December: Tom Bawcock’s Eve at Mousehole

(John) Knill Ceremony

21st December: Montol Festival Penzance www.montol.info










The Newlyn Fishing Riots of 1896 by Lamorna Spry Herbie Lean by David Oates Carwynnen Quoit AONB News St Piran Trust



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

Notice Board

Wreck of the S S Belem Cornish News NZ Autumn 2015 Gallipoli By Staff Sergeant Sydney Bolitho

Cornish Snippets

Books which may be of interest Oak Apple Day 2015 Glasney Project Bandsman's Award in 1974 Tom Teagle - a Cornish Inventor Find a Speaker Lowender Peran tickets 2015 Summer Festival 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 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

See under "What's On"

Cornish Assoc of NSW August-Sept GK Competition winners 2015 Known by Nunn 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 Gorsedh of Cornwall 1965 Tam Kernewek The Fall 2015 Gorsedh Kernow Award winners 2015 WEA Courses Free Bewnans Kernow Courses Inst of Cornish Studies August 2015 Brassed off Gorsedh Kernow Stands Up For Cornish Culture Yvonne Gilbert (1938-2015) Gorsedh 2015 at St Austell

Audio Visual Recordings

A maritime slice of St Ives by Tony Mason Secret Stones of West Penwith Southern Sons of Cwll Sept 2015 Map Truro - Bert Biscoe Trura - Bert Biscoe

To Meet on Moonlit Nights


The Committee of Penzance Old Cornwall Society decided, on Thursday, to hold monthly meetings as usual and that these meetings shall be held on moonlight nights. Recently the society repainted the lettering of the inscription on the Dolly Pentreath monument at Paul and cleaned the granite. There were no fewer than 490 letters in the inscription, which includes a verse from the Bible in English and in Cornish.


(West Briton 2nd November 1939)

God's Wonderful Railway N Z Soc of Genealogists Spring 2015 MAGA - September 2015 Ballarat October 2015 Keur heb Hanow Appeal London Cornish Assoc Autumn 2015 Cornish Burial Locations Cornish Burial Locations Cornish Pennies - Update

Would you like to tell other Societies what you are doing to "gather the fragments"?

For instance, at St Agnes they are recording past and present pubs, preaching houses, road names, coastguard activities and trying to find out a bit more about the famous Bolster Bank

Winter Festival 2015 booking form Winter Festival 2015 Programme (1) Winter Festival 2015, preliminary details 2015 Crying the Neck A ghostly slice of St Ives wrecks on Carbis Bay Beach by Tony Mason Taves an Tir No. 15