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Truro Old Cornwall Society



President: Bert Biscoe


Secretary: Mrs Christine Parnell  Bosperro, Crescent Gardens,

Truro TR1 3ET  01872 242464



Treasurer: Michael Sterry, Flat 1 Woodville, Agar Road, Truro TR1 1JU  




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Truro has existed for thousands of years. New archaeology revealed by the Tregurra park and ride, the new  Richard Lander School and other new developments shows this confluence of rivers, of farming and mining with trade and shipping, to have been inhabited since the Neolithic Period. In later times the town has evolved and much of that story is documented. Truro Old Cornwall Society continues to play a part in learning and celebrating our story.


Formed in 1922, Truro Old Cornwall Society is celebrating its 93rd anniversary during 2015-16. It is a friendly and informative gathering.


Each year for the past 93 years the Society entertains speakers, encourages sharing and discussion, and celebrates both the town and the many elements of Cornish culture – each year we mount a Cornish wrasslin’ tournament and recently, with the support of Truro City Council, we reprinted the ‘timeline’ which was first produced during the Society’s inaugural year in 193?? (It is available from the Tourism Information Centre in Boscawen Street).


In the Summer the Society makes visits to places of interest. It is a member of the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies, and attends to Summer and Winter Fairs, which bring Societies together to celebrate, to ‘gather the fragments, to forge new friendships and renew old ones.


If you would like to know more please contact either:

Mrs Christine Parnell 01872  242464, the Secretary and Recorder, or Bert Biscoe 01872 242293 – bertbiscoe@btinternet.com


Do come along. It would be great to see you.







We meet at the Quaker Meeting House, Paul’s Terrace, Truro TR1 1HD. All meetings begin at 7.30pm

Parking in Moresk CP (back of Carrick offices)

Annual subscription is £8, or £1 per meeting.



January 9th 2018‘Every Picture Tells a Story’.

Frank Argall’s family were printers in Truro. He will talk about the postcards produced by their company and show us these

lovely old views.‘


February 13th ‘The Murder of Nevil Norway in 1840’

A true tale told by Cornish raconteur, Chris Batters.


March 13th ‘Life on the Isles of Scilly’

Alan and Anne Cox will share an illustrated celebration of the Isles of Scilly.


April 10th    ‘Life on St Michael’s Mount’

Gill Joyce will speak about her childhood on the Mount where her father was employed





























Founded: 1922


Colours: Beige, Silver & Pale Blue


Truro 1890 circa