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The Organisation for those who love Cornwall

'Kuntellewgh an brewyon eus gesys na vo kellys travyth'

(Gather up the fragments that are left that nothing be lost)


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The Federation of Old Cornwall Societies is a  Registered Charity  No. 247283



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OCS Societies


The Mount (KG) Speakers

Associate Members

Taves an Tir No. 15 May Cannan (Bert Biscoe) Truro Railway Station - David Teagle

OCS Federation Events


Saturday 4th November 2017: FOCS Winter Festival, Redruth


Saturday 6th October 2018: FOCS AGM - venue TBC

30th June 2018: Summer Festival at Callington with a limit of 200 people

24th November 2018: Winter Festival at Bodmin


All members of OCS are entitled to attend these festivals and meetings

2nd - 5th November 2017: Lowender Peran at the Hotel Bristol, Newquay

Nicknames Dickie Dunstan and The Cure Cornwall by Paul Phillips Lyonesse by Michael Gardner Listen to each Cornish name The Cornish Pixey adapted by Paul Phillips Richard Trant Memorial Award Haunted by Paul Phillips Gallipoli Poem from Australia 112 Working at St Piran Oratory Trevor Smitheram Rewarded Hayle OCS on the up London Cornish Summer Mid-Summer Bonfires Voices of Cornwall Membership - Newquay's Answer


Cornish Buildings Group

Cornwall Archaeological Society

Cornwall Assoc of Local Hist

Cornish Culture Association

Cornwall Heritage Trust

Cornish Language Partnership

Cornwall Records Office

Cornish Studies Library

Gorsedh Kernow

Heritage Kernow

Institute of Cornish Studies

Maga Kalendar

Trevithick Society

World Heritage Society

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NOCS - Who we are & What we do

Welcome to our Website

OCS Museums


Stories / Poems / Songs

Tintagel - OUR Heritage

Photo: Kate Neal

Three members of Penzance OCS in their Pirate's "best" - Linda Collins, 69, Jenny Dixon, 79 and Ruth Johns, 89 - in the attempt to beat the world record for the most pirates in one place.


Please note that the cost of the Winter Festival is £5.00 plus £3.00 for a pasty making a total of £8.00 and not £11.00 as stated in the correspondence

Kevren Sept 2017

Monday 5th March 2018: For the last nine years St Buryan OCS has been holding in the Village Hall at 3.00 p.m.a St Piran's Day Proper Tea consisting of splits with jam and cream, saffron cake, heavy cake(light) and small pasties. Raffle with all Cornish items.

St Agnes OCS regret to advise the death, on the 15th September 2017, of Vice-President, Dialect Recorder and Banner Bearer, Chris Chynoweth

300th anniversary at Looe FullSizeRender (1) Find a Speaker 20th - 22nd October Dialect weekend (1) Balarat October 2017 Akoostica Open Mic Nights Dialect Weekend Competition Paul Phillips' winning dialect story

Message  for all Banner Bearers and Deputy Banner Bearers

Following discussions with The Gorsedh Committee, there are proposals to give Our Banners a more formal and recognised place at The Gorsedh as from next year. These proposals will be up for discussion at our AGM on the 14th October.

I look forward to seeing you there. All the best, Priscilla

Cornish Assoc NSW August 2017 27th October - St Ives Family Fun Day