Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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St Austell Old Cornwall Society

Officers

 

President: Mrs Valerie Jacob   01726 73110

 

Chairman: Mr Eric Sandrey    01726 822744

 

Secretary: Mrs Kath Jones   01726 891119  

 

Treasurer: Miss Christine M E Ruse   01726 64372

 

Recorder: Mr David Stark    01726 75423

 

Dialect recorder: Mrs Carole Stark   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

 

2018

 

10th September

"Life on the Isles of Scilly"

Alan and Anne Cox

 

8th October

"St Austell Motor Rail & Cornish Railways"

Phil Simpson

 

12th November

"Clay Days Re-visited"

Malcolm Gould

 

24th November

Fed. O.C.S. Winter Festival

Bodmin

 

10th December

Christmas Dinner

St Austell Golf Club 6.30 for 7.00pm

 

 

2019

 

14th January

"The History of Cornwall Constabulary"

Simon Dell

 

11th February

"Cornwall Records Office"

David Thomas

 

11th March

"Through the Keyhole

Houses in Devon and Cornwall"

Carole Vivian

 

8th April

"The Cornish Wives Left Behind"

Lesley Trotter

 

13th May

A.G.M

Quiz by Alf Fooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founded: 1925

 

Colours: Green & Red

 

St Austell

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

St Austell Fore Street  Market House X