Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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St Austell Old Cornwall Society



President: Mrs Valerie Jacob, 5 Cannis Road, St Austell, PL26 4EB.      01726 73110


Chairman: Mr Eric Sandrey    2 Windy Ridge, Roseveare Park, Gothers, St Austell  PL26 8GZ     01726 822744 eric.sandrey@btinternet.com


Secretary: Mrs Kath Jones    24 Tremodrett Road, Roche, St Austell  PL26 8JA   01726 891119     rockjones@tiscali.co.uk    


Membership Secretary:


Treasurer: Miss Christine M E Ruse, 17 Minton Close, St Austell, PL25 3JF. Tel: 01726-64372


Recorder: Mr David Stark, Orchard Lodge, London Apprentice, St Austell, PL26 7AR. Tel: 01726-75423


Dialect recorder: Mrs Carole Stark, Orchard Lodge, London Apprentice, St Austell, PL26 7AR. Tel: 01726-75423




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Affiliated to the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies, some 46 local societies exist throughout the county of Cornwall.


The Old Cornwall movement began in the early 20th century when it was realised that, as time went on, there was a danger that much of the distinctive heritage and culture of Cornwall could be lost forever.  


The motto, “Gather ye the fragments that are left, that nothing be lost” could not be more appropriate, and members are urged to record, for posterity, information, however small, relating to archaeology, dialect, place names, folk songs and music in particular,

and the Cornish way of life in general.


Each Society has a Recorder who notes, amongst other things, changes taking place in its neighbourhood and, wherever possible, takes photographs before scenes are altered.


Much work is carried out to preserve and protect Cornish antiquities and relics, and to provide informative plaques to ensure recognition of Cornwall’s famous sons and daughters.





PROGRAMME 2017-2018



Monday, 8th January 2018

Wade-Bridge: The History of the Fifteenth Century Bridge  -  Andrew Langdon


Monday, 12th February 2018

The Romans in Cornwall  -  Carl Thorpe


Monday, 12th March 2018

The Torrey Canyon Disaster  -  Martin Brockman


Monday, 9th April 2018

Cornwall:  A Land Apart  -  Tony Mansell


Monday, 14th May 2018

Annual General Meeting

Quiz:  Mr. Alf Fooks




Founded: 1925


Colours: Green & Red


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St Austell OCS's first museum in the Market Hall, launched in 2011


(Photos copyright Mr Eric Sandrey)

St Austell OCS Museum (1) St Austell OCS Museum (2) St Austell Fore Street  Market House X