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Truro Old Cornwall Society



President: Bert Biscoe


Secretary: Mrs Christine Parnell  01872 242464


Treasurer: Michael Sterry


Recorder: Andy Pentecost




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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 – [email protected]


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 £2 per meeting.

One and All welcome




































Founded: 1922


Colours: Beige, Silver & Pale Blue


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