Founded: 5th October 1928
Meetings in Callington Town Hall
7.00 p.m. in the Lounge, 2.00 p.m. Council Chamber
Business first 30 minutes
Membership: £6.00 – Visitors: £1.00
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Monday 17th September, 2018 – 7.00 p.m.
90th Annual General Meeting
Thursday 18th October, 2018 – 2.00 p.m.
Member David Naylor
“My Cornish Pioneer Family”
Sunday 11th November, 2018
Remembrance Day Service: St. Mary’s, Callington
Thursday 15th November, 2018 – 2.00 p.m.
Grand Bard – Elizabeth Carne (Melennek)
“My Vision as Grand Bard”
Saturday 24th November, 2018
F.O.C.S. Winter Festival: Bodmin
Monday 17th December, 2018 – 7.00 p.m.
Christmas Social: A ‘Faith Supper’
Thursday 17th January, 2019 – 11.00 a.m.
Members New Year Gathering at Clitters
Refreshments and Pasty Lunch.
Thursday 21st February, 2019 – 2.00 p.m.
“Jamaica Inn, Fact and Fiction”
Monday 18th March, 2019 – 7.00 p.m.
Vice President Les Pierce
“Vivian and Pellow, Bolitho and Poldark”
Gorsedh Proclamation: St. Just
Monday 15th April, 2019 – 7.00 p.m.
Federation O.C.S. President Karin Easton
“F.O.C.S. 100 years 2020 Update” followed by “Influences on Winston
Graham in creating Poldark”
Jamaica Inn – date and time to follow
Saturday 22nd June, 2019
Midsummer Eve Bonfire – Tansys Golowan
Summit of Kit Hill
Saturday 6th July, 2019
F.O.C.S. Summer Festival:
Saturday 7th September, 2019
Gorsedh Kernow – St. Just
Annual Gathering of the Bards of Cornwall
Monday16th September, 2019 – 7.00 p.m.
A.G.M. and Speaker
CALLINGTON OLD CORNWALL SOCIETY
SUMMIT OF KIT HILL 2019
Unfortunately, The President Barbara Shaw – Mentenor a’n Ertach (Upholder of the Heritage) and The Secretary Keith Shaw – Kaswydh (Small wood or Copse) were unable to attend the Midsummer Bonfire this year for the first time in many years.
Merv and Allison Davy played music to entertain the gathering crowds prior to the Town Cryer – Tony Stentiford summonsing all to gather for the procession to the bonfire.
The Vice President Les Pierce led the dignities through the ceremony in Cornish and English. The Guest of Honour was the newly installed Deputy Portreeve and Deputy Mayor Mike Tagg, the Prayer for the Benediction of the Midsummer Bonfire was given by the Reverend Heather West - Gwas Duw (Servant of God) of South Petherwin Parish, whilst the Lady of the Flowers was Pam Cox, whose bunch of flowers to be cast into the fire included “wicked weeds, fast withering, let this fire kill!” – together with beneficial which would prevail “thousand fold to let good seed spring”.
It was a wonderful evening – with songs, and the stirring Cornish Anthem “Bro Goth Agan Taves”, followed by the familiar Federation Anthem “Trelawny”.
New Members will be most welcome – contact the secretary for further details.
Keith Shaw – Kaswydh (Small wood or Copse),
Skrifenyades – Kelliwik Kowethas Kernow Goth
Secretary to Callington Old Cornwall Society.
Tel: 01579370344e-mail: [email protected]
Photographs by member Gill Naylor