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The Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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Liskeard Old Cornwall Society




President: Duncan Paul Matthews, Trelowia, 27 Trecarne View, St Cleer, Liskeard, PL14 5BS. Tel: 01579-208912.


Secretary:  Duncan Paul Matthews, Trelowia, 27 Trecarne View, St Cleer, Liskeard, PL14 5BS. Tel: 01579-208912.


Asst Secretary: Zachary Leon


Treasurer: FROM OCT 2015: Mrs Brenda Furse, 130 Woodgate Road, Liskeard, PL14 6DY. Tel: 340375


Recorder: Mrs Paula Arthur, 20 Pavlova Court, Liskeard, PL14 4NY. Tel: 01579-344808.


Archivist: Jackie Jenkins   01579-347529    


Dialect Recorder:


Two Federation Delegates: President + vacancy



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11.30am        St Cleer Holdy Well.

260 Children in song and dance

Readings in Cornish.

Free to all


Fri 12 May 17*        Annual Social


Sat 13 May 17         Midland Cornish Association Annual Lunch


Sun 16 May 17300th Anniversary of the Quakers Friends at Looe


Sun 21 May 17Wesley Day - Digory Isbel's Cottage, Trewint,

4.00pmNr Alternun.


Sun 28 May 17 Beating The Bounds  (13 miles) between Parish

10.30am                  Boundry Markers


Mon 29 May 2017   St Neot Oak Apple Day

6.00pm           St Neot Village

Parade to Church and hoist oak branch up the tower.

Free to all


Thu  8 Jun 17          Coffee Morning - Public Hall, Longroom



Mon 12  Jun 17         St Keyne Well Cleaning



Fri 23 Jun 2017    Mid Summer's Eve Bonfire

6.30pm       Bolitho Farm, Maudlin, Liskeard

Reenacting ageless tradition of prolonging summer

to guarantee a bountiful harvest. Cornish/English

Free to all


Fri 30 Jun 2017     Trelawny Day - Pelynt

5.00pm          Village Hall Talk & Tea    

7.30pm Worship and Concert in St Nun's Parish Church Pelynt Male Voice Choir

Open to all


Fri/Sat 9/10 Jul      Liskeard Agricultural Show, Merrymeet.


Sat 10 Jul 17FOCS Summer Festival - Padstow


Thu 4 Aug 17          1549 Prayer Book Rebellion Commemorations

6.30pmSt Petroc's Parish Church, Bodmin.

                                   Levow Kesson. (To be confirmed)


Aug/Sept     'Crying the Neck Ceremony'

Date and Time to be announced once harvested

Ancient ceremony to capture the Spirit of the Harvest

in Cornish and English

Bolitho Farm, Maudlin, Liskeard, PL14 3RG

Open to all


Sat 2 Sep 17Gorsedh Kernow  -  Launceston



Fri  8 Sep 17*Sir Richard Carew - 16th Century Gentleman

2.30pm Carole Vivien


Mon  11  Sep 17     St Keyne Well Cleaning



Thu 12 Oct 17        Coffee Morning - Public Hall, Longroom



Fri 13 Oct 17 *        Cornwall's Lighthouses

2.30pm Alan & Anne Cox  


Fri 10 Nov 17*        The Lighter Side of the First World War

2.30pm                      Di Lawer                


Fri 8 Dec 17             In Search of Smugglers

2.30pmCarole Vivien


Fri 12 Jan 18*Cornish Personalities - Rev Stephen Hawker

2.30pm                      Alan & Anne Cox    


Fri  9 Feb 18*


Fri  9 Mar 18*


Fri  13 Apr 18*


Fri 11 May 18 *       Annual Social


*  Meetings held in the Public Hall, Longroom at 2.30pm each second Friday in the month.







On Fri 12 May 2017, the Liskeard Old Cornwall Society held their annual social

with Her Worship the Mayor of Liskeard, Cllr Jane Pascoe, as their principal quest.

Also attending were four members each from the Old Cornwall Societies  of Bodmin,

Launceston, Looe, Saltash and Torpoint.  All were entertained by Mr Eddie Harve,

(Pensilva) with his electronic guitar to music and song from the 1950/60, having

everyone both foot tapping and singing along that no one wanted to go home!  

An ample buffet was provided by the members along with a selection of raffle prizes.




















Founded: 1928


Colours: Blue, Gold & Red








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