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Saturday 25th February 2017: Spring General Meeting at Lys Kernow, Truro,  


Saturday 24th June 2017: FOCS Summer Festival, Padstow


Saturday 7th October 2017: FOCS 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

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Saturday 22nd April 2017: Gorsedh Proclamation, Launceston


Saturday 2nd September 2017: Open Gorsedh, Launceston

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London Cornish Winter 2016 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).

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3rd February 2017 TIN COAST-voices from past CAROLS OF THE STRATTON HUNDRED

Newquay OCS Tour Offer

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

Saturday 18th February 2017 - Bewnans Kernow AGM 10.30am to 1.00pm in the Grenville Room, Lys Kernow / New County Hall, Truro

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

Death of Peter Mitchell, the Recorder of the former Chacewater OCS  after a battle with cancer.

His funeral will be at thatChacewater Parish Church on Saturday 28th January at midday.