Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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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)


Copyright © 2013 The Federation of Old Cornwall Societies


All Rights Reserved


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


Spotlight on Newquay Paul Phillips Directories St Piran Trust

OCS Societies


The Mount (KG) Speakers

Associate Members

Taves an Tir No. 15 May Cannan (Bert Biscoe)

OCS Federation Events


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


Saturday 6th October 2018: FOCS AGM - venue TBC


24th November 2018: Winter Festival at Bodmin


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

Nicknames Listen to each Cornish name The Cornish Pixey adapted by Paul Phillips Richard Trant Memorial Award Haunted by Paul Phillips Trevor Smitheram Rewarded London Cornish Summer Voices of Cornwall

Welcome to our Website

OCS Museums

Photo: Kate Neal


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.

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 Researching Cornish Games 13532869_10154921424173356_8615435385125470588_n Find a Speaker Kevren October 2017 9th December - Rowan Williams on Charles Causley 23rd November - Waterstones The Almost Island 2017 Winter Festival Goodacre_Pipes

Cornish Dance


Cornish Dialect



Paul P

Cornish Place Names

Cornish History

Cornish Literature


Cornish Sport

Cornish Wrestling - Gerry and Ashley Cawley

Cornish Archaeology

Duloe Stone Circle - Terry K

Cornish Language

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St Austell OCS

1st December - A Lecture at Looe Library Malpas - A Favourite Place by Alan Murton Ballarat Dec 2017

OCS Recorders

Arguably the most important job in Old Cornwall.

Folk Songs & Music

Merv Davey  music@oldcornwall.net

(01208 831642)


Paul Phillips dialect@oldcornwall.net

(01326 573317)

Local History

Andrew Langdon  recorder@oldcornwall.net (01872 271382).

Photo awaited

Place Names:

Position vacant


Triangle 9th December Carols from Cornwall Albert Reuss in Mousehole by Susan Soyinka - a rev Crimp Dialect Post Cards from Perranzabuloe OCS