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)


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All Rights Reserved


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


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OCS Societies


Associate Members

OCS Federation Events


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


Saturday 6th October 2018: FOCS AGM at Lys Kernow


24th November 2018: Winter Festival at Bodmin


23rd November 2019: Winter Festival at Torpoint


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


Help Box

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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).

Andrew Langdon


What Societies and Society Members are doing to fulfil this fundamental principle

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General Data Protection Regulations


We  endeavour to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations but if your data appears anywhere on this website against your wishes please contact website@oldcornwall.net and it will be removed immediately 

Recorders' Day 2018 Feedback Kresen Kernow Spring 2018 Ballarat June 2018 Carnon Downs OCS vists Perranzabuloe Museum

Gorsedh AWEN Ceremony

There has been a bit of confusion about the date of the AWEN Ceremony this year.

To clear things up, the AWEN Ceremony is taking place at Indian Queens Pit on Sunday 24th June starting at 11am..

Trevor Smitheram at the Palace Cornish Buildings Group Submission invite

Topics of Interest and Links to Other Sites

Oak Apple Day at St Neot Cornish Assoc NSW May-June

Why not tell everyone what your Old Cornwall Society is doing in

collecting, preserving and sharing the Heritage and Culture of Cornwall?

Information to:

Len Sheppard (Publicity)

Tony Mansell (Website)

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Old Cornwall "Future" Sub-Committee

A reminder that your views and opinions on possible changes within Old Cornwall will be welcomed.


email link

Kevren June 2018 Blue Plaque Search




We regret to report the death of Donald Rawe



Donald was a major figure in Cornish culture, politics, heritage and publishing - a writer and driving force behind the Cornish Literary Guild. A campaigner, scholar, poet and novelist, a man of Padstow, chronicler of his town and without doubt a forceful thinker and excellently patriotic and creative businessman of the post-War era.


(Bert Biscoe)

Find a Speaker

Can anyone help with information about Clowance and the

St Aubyns please?


London Cornish Summer 2018

Cornish Dance


OCS Cornish Dance page

Cornish Dialect


OCS Cornish Dialect Page

Cornish Folklore and Legends


OCS Folklore & Legends page

Cornish Heritage and Culture Organisations


Link to Azook


Link to CAVA


Link to Cornish Buildings


Link to Cornish Culture Association


Link to Institute of Cornwall Studies


Link to Cornwall Association of Local Historians


Link to Cornish Museums


Link to Gorsedh Kernow


Link to Heritage Kernow


Link to Kresen Kernow


Link to Malc McCarthey Photo Collection


Link to Silvaus Trevail Society


Link to St Keverne History Society


Link to Trevithick Society


Cornish Literature & Language


OCS Cornish Literature & Language Page


Link to Cornwall Language Partnership


Link to John Harris Society


Link to Mazed Tales (Stories from North Cornwall)


Link to Story of Henry Jenner


Cornish Place Names


OCS Cornish Place Names page