Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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St Agnes Old Cornwall Society



President: Barrie Bennetts


Secretary: Beryl Thomas


Treasurer: Pat Nankivell









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All indoor meetings are held on the First Tuesday of the Month


in the Methodist Church Hall St Agnes at 7.30 pm


The annual subscription is £5; visitors £2 each meeting


All are welcome so why not come and join us





Coffee Morning cancelled due to weather

Saturday March 3rd

Church Hall


Tuesday March 6th

“Argall Photographers”

1865 - 1913”

Frank Argall


Tuesday April 3rd

“Goonhilly, A Tale of Two Half – Centuries”

Des Prouse


Tuesday May 1st

“Grampound, a Small Village, Big History”

Peter Wootton


Tuesday June 12th

Walk and Talk at Wheal Charlotte

With Roger Radcliffe 7.00pm


Saturday June 30th

Summer Festival, Callington


Saturday September 1st

Gorsedh Kernow



Tuesday September 4th

“World War 2 Auxiliary Units in Cornwall”

John Jollliffe


Tuesday October 2nd

“Holman’s of Camborne”

Hugh Trevarthen


Tuesday November 6th

“The Bassets of Tehidy”

David Thomas


November 24th

Winter Festival Bodmin


Tuesday December 4th

“Proper Job”


Tuesday January 8th 2019

Local Slides and Talk

Clive Benney



The St Agnes Cuckoo


The men of St Agnes noticed that when the cuckoo was uttering its curious call, summer was nigh high. “If,” said the men of St Agnes,“we can build a hedge about the cuckoo and keep him, then shall we have summer time all the year round”. Although they built their hedge as fast as possible the bird took wing and flew away. “There now!” exclaimed the disappointed hedgebuilders, “If us had put on one daub more, us would have kep’ en in!”


This is one of many variations of the story, in all of which the poor St Agnes men are held to ridicule.




Members of St Agnes OCS visit St Ives Museum

28th October 2017


What an excellent museum and what an excellent reception by Brian and Margaret Stevens.








1926 - listed in journal


1932 - local recorder only


1933 - re-formed / ???? - ceased


1951 - re-formed as Mount Hawke


1964 - ceased


1964 - re-formed as St Agnes


Colours: Blue & Green


St Agnes Banner May 2014 Trevaunance circa 1910 IMG_7022 IMG_7023 IMG_7025

Waiting for the return trip - twas a tad cold but at least Penny has a new friend to keep her warm

Back at Beck's with orders placed

Alan's off to a flying start


The one at this end's mine (Tony Mansell)


some meal mind!