President: Stephanie Thomas
Hon Vice President: John Chapman MBE
Secretary: Stephanie Thomas 01208 872644 / 07833222161
Treasurer: Sue Buscombe
Aims & Objects
To explore the antiquities, architecture, heritage and natural history of Cornwall.
To take an active part in preserving historical buildings, stone monuments, wayside crosses and other ancient artefacts.
"Gather up the fragments that remain that nothing be lost"
Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month,
Meetings are held at St Mary's Parish Hall in St Mary's Road, Bodmin PL31 1NF.
It is on the ground floor, so no more stairs, and there is parking outside the building. We are in the Newman room which can be accessed directly from the car park and will be clearly marked. The room is open from 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start. New members and visitors are very welcome. Refreshments are available at the end of the meeting.
Members free but we do ask visitors for a £2 donation. Refreshments available at the end of each meeting
Whilst every effort will be made to keep to the planned programme, circumstances may make
it necessary to change certain events.
Bodmin Old Cornwall Society are meeting on Wednesday 8th August when our speaker will be Priscilla Oates, President of the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies. Priscilla will be talking about Henry Trengrouse, the engineer and inventor who was born in Helston. Henry devoted his life to inventing life saving equipment.
The meeting will be held in our new venue at St Mary's Parish Hall in St Mary's Road, Bodmin PL31 1NF. Our meeting room is on the ground floor and there is parking outside the building. The meeting room can be accessed directly from the car park and will be clearly marked. The room is open from 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start.
All are welcome, members free, visitors £2. Refreshments available at the end of the meeting.
Wednesday 12th September - Carole Vivian will be taking us on "A Ramble around Cornwall" in the comfort of our meeting hall.
Wednesday 10th October - AGM and film on "The Gardens of Cornwall"
Wednesday 14th November - Anne & Alan Cox with "Cornwall's Personalities"
At Bodmin Social Evening we were superbly entertained by DEW VARDH, namely Bert Biscoe and Pol Hodge. A very lively time was had by all and we all indulged on pasties and saffron buns. Our new banner was presented to the Society by member Veronica Hill who had made it to celebrate our 90th Anniversary.
Bert Biscoe & Pol Hodge with President Stephanie Thomas and Veronica Hill showing new banner.
Colours: Wine Red & Cream
Anniversary cake with Marjery Hill (100 years old), Stephanie Thomas (President Bodmin OCS), Sue Buscombe (Treasurer Bodmin OCS) and standing behind Sue is her daughter Jackie Buscombe who made the cake.
Bill Hill (BOCS member), Tony Keast (BOCS member) , Alison Davey, Merv Davey, Grand Bardh, & Priscilla Oates (President FOCS)
Priscilla Oates (President FOCS) & Duncan Paul Matthews (Liskeard OCS)
Entertainers Mike Jones & Maureen Lloyd
Bodmin Old Cornwall members & guests