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  



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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 14th March 2018 at 7pm for 7.30 pm. Our guest speaker will be Mrs Kitty Chanter Menendez who will be telling us about "My 50 Years in Pharmacy".


The meeting will be held in the function room above the 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. All are welcome, members free, visitors £2. Refreshments are available at the end of the evening.


Many thanks



Stephanie Thomas

President/Hon Secretary





Wednesday 11th April - Social Evening - Entertainment by Bert Biscoe & Pol Hodge. Pasties to follow


Wednesday 9th May - Mark Camp speaking about "The Copper Trail"


Wednesday 11th June - Film of Port Elliott & The Exeter Canal


Wednesday 11th July - Oscar Morse (ex Cornish Guardian reporter) talking about "Cornish Journalism"


Wednesday 8th August - Priscilla Oates, Federation President will be telling us all about Henry Trengrouse


Wednesday 12th September - Carole Vivian will be taking us on "A Ramble around Cornwall" in the comfort of our meeting hall.


Wednesday 10th October - AGM and film on "The Gardens of Cornwall"


Wednesday 14th November - Anne & Alan Cox with "Cornwall's Personalities"





Bodmin Old Cornwall celebrated their 90th Anniversary together with their Christmas Dinner at The Westberry Hotel in Bodmin on Saturday 2nd December.


Our guests of honour were Grand Bardh Merv Davey and his wife Alison and Priscilla Oates President of Federation of Old Cornwall Societies. We were also pleased to welcome Duncan Paul Matthews from Liskeard Old Cornwall Society.


The cake was made by Jackie Buscombe daughter of our Treasurer Sue Buscombe.


Also one of our recently retired members was due to celebrate her 100th birthday the following week and was presented with a card and flowers by Stephanie Thomas, President and Sue Buscombe, Treasurer. Our members are a hardy lot!!


Entertainment was provided by Mike Jones on keyboard whilst Maureen Lloyd sang a variety of Christmas Carols throughout the meal."


Stephanie Thomas

President / Hon Secretary


Founded: 1927


Colours: Wine Red & Cream

Bodmin bodmin_church from internet BOCS Dinner Bodmin 90th (4)

Anniversary cake with Marjery Hill (100 years old), Stephanie Thomas (President Bodmin OCS), Sue Buscombe (Treasurer Bodmin OCS) and standing behind Sue is her daughter Jackie Buscombe who made the cake.

Bill Hill (BOCS member), Tony Keast (BOCS member) , Alison Davey,  Merv Davey, Grand Bardh,  & Priscilla Oates (President FOCS)

Priscilla Oates (President FOCS) & Duncan Paul Matthews (Liskeard OCS)

Entertainers Mike Jones & Maureen Lloyd

Bodmin Old Cornwall members & guests