President: Bill Glanville
Minutes Secretary: Barbara Wyper
Events Secretary: Phil Ellery 07971 240037
Recorder: John & Bernie Mankelow
Winter Lectures normally held on the 3rd Monday in the Month
Except December (Second Monday)
Meet at Bowling Club unless posters state otherwise. Meeting address is - St Columb Bowling Club, West St, St Columb, TR9 6RX.
(No post to this address, please)
Winter Meetings start at 7.30 p.m. Subscription = £3
(Paid up members are insured while attending OCS talks and events)
Photo: Terry Knight
Midsummer Bonfire 2019
St Columb Major Old Cornwall Society held their Annual Midsummer Bonfire on Saturday 22nd June at Castle an Dinas.Hot pasties were on sale from 8pm. Lyn May, Chair, welcomed everyone. Reverand Helen Baber read the prayer. Master of Ceremonies was Peter Wyper who spoke in both Cornish and English. The lady of the flowers was Lyn May and Phil Ellery lit the fire. More than 70 people stood around the blazing fire and joined in the singing led by John Bennallick and music was provided by Rescorla Accordions
St Columb Old Cornwall Society Summer Outing
What a wonderful time we all had on Friday 2nd August. St Columb Old Cornwall Society members and friends thoroughly enjoyed an evening cruise from Plymouth Barbican to Calstock and return. Organised by our Chairperson, Lyn May, the evening started with a coach taking us to Plymouth. There we boarded the boat with several other visitors. The trip took us past the Naval Dockyard at Devonport, beneath Brunel's bridge onto Cargreeen and Cotehele passing many beautiful sights along the Tamar Valley where houses seem to cling to the steep slopes of the valley. At Calstock, our final destination, we passed beneath an enormous viaduct which carries trains from Plymouth to Gunnislake. The foreshore at Calstock had a dense crowd of people as Calstock was hosting the Bike Show. We were able to stroll around this picturesque village and admire the pretty cottages lining the narrow streets before boarding our boat for the homeward journey.