Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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Porthleven Old Cornwall Society



     President; Beatrice Kerno   01209 860410        

Vice President; Rosemary Oates    01872 863759.            

Recorder; Lionel Curnow   01326 563601        

Treasurer; Neil Plummer   01209 860410    





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Founded: 1970s


Colours: Yellow & Blue


2018/19 Programme


 Tues Sept 25th    72 years on ,Remembering  our  Porthleven    

Dam Buster',Wing Commander Guy Gibson,VC DFC DS0

.... remembering also 'Derry' Dr A.P.Derrington DFC,PhD, who left us 31 Oct 2016 just     ...  one month after speaking of his Bomber Command experiences at last years  Guy Gibson memorial....    

    Video by  Vic & Monica Strike (Porthleven)


 Tues  Oct 23rd  ‘The Cornish in Mexico' Mrs Jean Charman


Tues  Nov 27th    Mr Dean Evans  The life & Times of Passmore Edwards


Tues  Dec 11th    The 4/5ths '60s Redruth Jug Band

  CornishCarol Singing for Christmas Party.(don't forget a plateful) !


Tues  Jan 22nd    Mr Trevor Smitheram

‘The Hayle Heritage'


Tues  Feb 26th    Mr Mike Sagar Fenton

'The Coast is Clear '   the truth about smuggling




Tues Mar 5th St Piran's DayFlag Raising Porthleven Harbourhead

    By kind permission of Mr Trevor Osborne


Tues  March 26th   Mr Stephen Lay

   'Made in Cornwall '  a modern day Cousin Jack


Tues  Apr  23rd AGM &  Viewing  of Society Archives  

                        presented by Lionel Curnow our Society Recorder


Tues  May 28th Farmer John  Benallack

 presents Life in the mid Cornwall farming community

See poster below




Sat 24th  Nov  2018     Fed' Winter Festival..........BODMIN


 Sat 23rd June  2019    Midsummer Bonfires.(Sites across Cornwall )


 Wed 27th June  2019    An Gof Memorial & Concert St Keverne


 Sat  6th July  2019    Fed' Summer Festival.....  St JUST


  Aug/Sept   2019    Crying The Neck(Sites across Cornwall)            


   Sat  7th  Sept  2019     Gorsedh Kernow ........ .St JUST


   Sat 23rd Nov  2019     Fed' Winter Festival....... .TORPOINT



All Are Welcome

So do come along and join us for a 'cuppa' and a bit of traditional Cornish Crowse(Crib), as we

“Gather up the fragments lest they be lost”

“Cuntelleugh an brewyon us gesys na wo kellys travyth”

True to the motto of The Federation of Old Cornwall Societies  



The truth about smugling The Coast is Clear Porthleven - Farmer John Poster