Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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Bude Stratton & District Old Cornwall Society



President: Owen May 01288 345972


Chairman:  Alan McIntosh  01288 359511


Vice Chairman: Malcolm Wright 01288 361639


Secretary: Helen Hocking 01288 381842


Acting Treasurer: Alan McIntosh


Membership Secretary: Madalene Warren Tel 01288 354619


Recorder: Michael Heard 01288 321440


Archivist: Audrey Aylmer 01288 354001


Librarian: Alan McIntosh  (as above)  


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2017-2018 Programme.

Lectures at The Parkhouse Centre, Bude.




Monday 30th October 7.30pm

Vaughan’s Litle Stroll, John O’Groats to Lands End

By Vaughan Williams


Monday 27th November 7.30pm

Local Films from our Archives


BUDE STRATTON & DISTRICT OLD CORNWALL SOCIETY Invite you to Come and Sing the Traditional


At St Andrew’s Church. Monday 4th December 2017, 7.30pm

Welcome from St Andrew’s

Introduction by Mr Owen May, President Bude/Stratton and District OCS.


Carol No 9. Arise Behold the Heavenly Choir     Bert Tape Collection, Morwenstow

              33. Welcome That Star                                                       Hawker/Ash                        


A Reading from Elizabeth Howlett’s Memories


Carol No 10. Behold the Grace Appears                Bert Tape Collection, Morwenstow            

                34. Whence those Sounds Symphonious                          Kilkhampton


A Reading from Bill Young’s ‘Stratton Treasures’


Carol No 40.  While Shepherds (6)                                                Old St. Genny’s

6.Sweet Chiming Christmas Bells         Salvation Army words. Tintagel              


Bert Biscoe, Vyajor gans Geryow,  reading poems by Rev Stephen Hawker


Carol No 31. This is the Day                                                 Ethel Jewell Collection      

               32. To us a Child of Hope is Born                                    “


A Reading from Lydia Saunders’  ‘Cornish Days’


Carol No 29. Shepherds Rejoice (1)                                                         Bridport, Dorset

                20. High Let us Swell Our Tuneful Voice          Ethel Jewell Collection

         During this carol a collection will be taken in aid of Church funds.


Poems read by Bert Biscoe


Carol  No 14. Flaming Seraphs ,            The Stratton Carol.


Epilogue Carol No 26.  ‘O Fair O Fair Jerusalem’     Bert Tape Collection  Morwenstow


Music played by Dafydd Thomas, researched by Mike Richardson

Refreshments and Raffle


We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Nadelik Lowen Ha Blydhen Nowydh Da




Monday 29th January. Annual Lunch, see Events

Lundy Island by Simon Dell 2.30pm


Monday 26th February 7.30pm


Bude Sea Pool by Paul Tilzey


Monday 26th March 7.30pm

The Grenville Estate in Bude & District by Michael Heard


Monday 30th April 7.30pm

The Romans in Mid Cornwall by Mark Borlase



Saturday 14th October FOCS AGM 2017

New County Hall, Truro 2pm


Saturday 4th November 2017

FOCS Winter Festival, Community School, Redruth


Monday 29th January 2018

Annual Lunch, Falcon Hotel, Bude. 12noon for 12.30pm


5th March St Piran’s Day Celebration TBA


Monday 21st May

A wander through historic Poughill

Meet at Car Park 7pm


Saturday 7th July

FOCS Summer Festival at Callington

Bookings required.


Monday 30th July Evening visit to Warbstow

Meet at 7pm, location TBA.


For more information contact the Chairman

Alan McIntosh 01288 359511











Founded: 1961


Colours: Red and Yellow

(Chosen for the Lifeguard flags on the beaches)


Bude Bude Stratton OCS Records Bude & Stratton OCS Boundaries Listener (1)