Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

Bird Chough Facebook circle blue large

Bodmin Old Cornwall Society






President: Stephanie Thomas


Hon Vice President: John Chapman MBE


Secretary: Stephanie Thomas  01208 872644 / 07833222161


Treasurer: Sue Buscombe  










Aims & Objects


To explore the antiquities, architecture, heritage and natural history of Cornwall.


To take an active part in preserving historical buildings, stone monuments, wayside crosses and other ancient artefacts.


"Gather up the fragments that remain that nothing be lost"

Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month,



 All meetings take place at 7pm for 7.30 pm in a room above Bodmin Methodist Church, 74 Fore Street, Bodmin PL31 2HR (chair lift available) We can be found opposite the Job Centre. Some parking available in the street or at Dennison Road car park.


Subscriptions £7


 Members free but we do ask visitors for a £2 donation. Refreshments available at the end of each meeting


Whilst every effort will be made to keep to the planned programme, circumstances may make

it necessary to change certain events.




Wednesday 14th June - Film of the Ruthern Branch Line


Wednesday 12th July - Talk by Tony Mansell "A Very Cornish Village"


Wednesday 9th August - Mark Camp on "The Copper Trail"


Wednesday 13th September - Paul Holden of Lanhydrock with "Country Houses of Cornwall"


Wednesday 11th October - AGM followed by An Gof March film 1997 "The Cornish are Coming"


Wednesday 8th November - Simon Dell talk about "History of Cornwall Constabulary"  




BODMIN OLD CORNWALL SOCIETY next meeting is on Wednesday 12th April when John Keast will be telling us about The Rev. Frederick William Densham BA who was the Rector of Warleggan from 1931-1935.  Rev Densham was renowned for preaching to an empty church and who reportedly at one time had cardboard cut-out for his congregations.


As this is also our annual Social evening there will be pasties and saffron buns available after the talk, cost £3.


Bodmin Old Cornwall Society meet in a room above the new Methodist Church at 74 Fore street, Bodmin (opposite the Job Centre). Access is by the stairs at the side of the building through the gate. The room is open from 7pm for a 7.30 pm start. We welcome new members and visitors.
















































Founded: 1927


Colours: Wine Red & Cream





Bodmin Click here for a selection of books about our Society’s area which are available from the Federation’s online bookshops