Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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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,



  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.


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.




Our next meeting is on Wednesday 9th August at 7pm for 7.30 pm. Our speaker for the evening is Mark Camp who

will be talking to us about 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 were sorry to hear of the recent passing of Rev Brian Coombes on 4th June 2017. Rev Coombes was a former Grand Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh and a scholar of the Cornish language and history.  He was also a long standing member of Bodmin OCS, serving as President/Chairman from 1995 until 1999, then as Vice-President until his retirement to Falmouth in May 2007.


We also said goodbye to Iris Podmore who died on 12th June aged 84.  Iris was a long serving member of Bodmin OCS with a wealth of local knowledge.  She was a retired school teacher, a lifelong Methodist and a citizen of Bodmin. We will miss being able to access her memory of  local people and places.





































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 bodmin_church from internet