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,


Meetings are held at St Mary's Parish Hall in St Mary's Road, Bodmin PL31 1NF.

It is on the ground floor, so no more stairs, and there is parking outside the building. We are in the Newman room which can be accessed directly from the car park and will be clearly marked. The room is open from 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start. New members and visitors are very welcome. Refreshments are available at the end of the meeting.


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.





Bodmin Old Cornwall Society will be meeting on Wednesday 12th  September when Carole Vivian will be taking us for "A Ramble Around Cornwall" in the company of Wilkie Collins using extracts from his book published in 1885.


We will be meeting at St Mary's Parish Hall, St Mary's Road, Bodmin. The room is open from 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start. We welcome new members and ask for a £2 donation from visitors. Refreshments are available at the end of the meeting.


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


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























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