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'Kuntellewgh an brewyon eus gesys na vo kellys travyth'
(Gather up the fragments that are left that nothing be lost)
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Another viewpoint - from the Bendigo Advertiser via Tom Luke
It was December 1935 at Crosscoombe Chapel and the soprano singer was in full flow when an explosion stopped her in mid cadenza. The chapel superintendents rushed out to catch the perpetrators but they were nowhere to be seen. Little did they know that the guilty parties were sat amongst them, stifling a smile. With a plan that was clearly modelled on the Gunpowder Plot, Doug Mitchell and Jim Boundy had brought the concert to an explosive and premature finish.
Doug takes up the story. “We had a couple of bangers left over from Guy Fawkes Day and I made up a long fuse out of binder twine, candle wax and iron filings. We put the device in the tool shed under the organ loft and took our places in the audience. We waited and waited but nothing happened, so we assumed that the fuse had gone out. We’d obviously miscalculated on our fuse design because suddenly there was a huge double explosion; it was much louder than we expected and seemed to rock the place. Despite the fact that Jim and I were always up to mischief we were never suspected of carrying it out. Well, it was only a bit of youthful exuberance”. (From Jericho to Cligga)
OCS Federation Events
Saturday 25th February 2017: Spring General Meeting at Lys Kernow, Truro,
Saturday 24th June 2017: FOCS Summer Festival, Padstow
Saturday 7th October 2017: FOCS AGM & Autumn Meeting, Lys Kernow, Truro
Saturday 4th November 2017: FOCS Winter Festival, Redruth,
All members of OCS are entitled to attend these festivals and meetings
Gorsedh Kernow Events
Saturday 22nd April 2017: Gorsedh Proclamation, Launceston
Saturday 2nd September 2017: Open Gorsedh, Launceston
OCS and Cornwall-wide Events
March 2017: St Piran's Celebrations: please advise the website manager of your activity so that it can be included here