Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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Par Old Cornwall Society


Founded: 1950


Purple & Gold

Par Old Cornwall Society has its own website which can

be accessed from this link



President: vacant


Chairman: Mrs Diana Osborne, 9 Polmear Road,

Par, PL24 2AN. Tel: 01726-814017.


Secretary: Ms Barbara Seed, 17 Trenant Road, Tywardreath,

Par, PL24 2QJ. Tel: 01726-814286.


Membership Secretary:


Treasurer:  Ms Sandra Russell, 5 Polgaver Way,

St Blazey PL24 2DL  01726 813860




Dialect Recorder:


Two Federation Delegates: Secretary + vacancy




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The web pages for Par OCS have been updated


Par OCS Web page update - reports for the meetings held over the last season should anyone be interested in those speakers.    They will be available for probably two months when the next programme will be available.




St Mary the Virgin at St Blazey Gate

As a large number of POCS members also attend the Church of St Mary the Virgin at St Blazey Gate, I wondered whether details of the CrowdFunder page on behalf of the Save Our Spire Appeal could be circulated to FOCS members? The page is live for the next 26 days. The church urgently needs to repair the crumbling Spire or risk closure, it is already on the At Risk Register. It is of considerable architectural importance as it was the first commission for George Edmund Street. He also designed & renovated many other churches in Cornwall, as well as the rest of the country, The Royal Courts of Law being his most famous achievement.

HLF have offered £250,000 provided the church can fund the remaining £100,000 which is needed to carry out the necessary works, of which nearly half has been raised by church members, grant funding & community events. Full details of the appeal & a video on the CrowdFunder page tell the whole story. To access this go to




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Photo: Terry Knight