Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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Liskeard Old Cornwall Society

 

Officers

 

President: Brian Oldham

 

Secretary:  Zac Leon

 

Treasurer: Mrs Brenda Furse

 

Recorder: Mrs Paula Arthur

 

Archivist: Jackie Jenkins

 

 

 

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Programme

Meetings held in the Public Hall, Longroom at 2.30pm each second Friday in the month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founded: 1928

 

Colours: Black, Red & Gold

Liskeard new Liskeard OCS Records img467 Liskeard 2018-19 Oak Apple Day Beating the Bounds

"Two centuries-old traditions were supported in May

Above: Beating the Bounds in Liskeard

Below: Oak Apple Day in St Neot" (Photos: Michael Holman)

"The shape and appearance of the town of Liskeard as we know it today is very much due to the ability and sustained output of one local man-the Victorian architect, Henry Rice" (quote from The Life and Works of Henry Rice).

In 2004 Rice's grave in Lanchard Cemetery, Liskeard was restored by Stuart House Heritage Trust, supported by Liskeard OCS. This morning the Archivist, Recorder and President of LOCS rolled up their sleeves and had a good clean up of the great man's last resting place"

Reports

Huge congratulations to Liskeard OCS member Wendy Dowse, who has achieved a Pass with Distinction in the 1st Grade from KESVA, the Cornish Language Board. Wendy has agreed to put her skills to the test by reading one of the prayers in Cornish at the Crying the Neck event at Bolitho Farm on 1st Sept at 6.30pm, everyone is welcome, after the traditional bit we'll have a little Harvest singsong to remind us of schooldays gone by (and saffron buns). Wendy is on the far left of the photo on St Piran's Day in Truro, another OCS event everyone is welcome to attend, we're advised that it will NOT rain on March 5th 2019! 

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Well worth popping down to the Pipe Well to view the wonderful new information board with major input from the Liskeard OCS archive.

Liskeard Pipe 2018 Crying the Neck