Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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St Agnes Old Cornwall Society

Officers

 

President: Barrie Bennetts

 

Secretary: Beryl Thomas

 

Treasurer: Pat Nankivell

 

 

email contact

 

 

 

 

Programme

 

All indoor meetings are held on the First Tuesday of the Month

 

in the Methodist Church Hall St Agnes at 7.30 pm

 

The annual subscription is £5; visitors £2 each meeting

 

All are welcome so why not come and join us

 

 

2018

 

Tuesday January 2nd

My St Agnes Parish recordings,

Photographs of the last 40 years.

Clive Benney

 

Tuesday February 6th

“Wheal Kitty - An exploration of  Goonlaze Downs”

Roger Radcliffe

 

Coffee Morning

Saturday March 3rd

Church Hall

 

Tuesday March 6th

“Argall Photographers”

1865 - 1913”

Frank Argall

 

Tuesday April 3rd

“Goonhilly, A Tale of Two Half – Centuries”

Des Prouse

 

Tuesday May 1st

“Grampound, a Small Village, Big History”

Peter Wootton

 

Tuesday June 12th

Walk and Talk at Wheal Charlotte

With Roger Radcliffe 7.00pm

 

Saturday June 30th

Summer Festival, Callington

 

Saturday September 1st

Gorsedh Kernow

Newquay

 

Tuesday September 4th

“World War 2 Auxiliary Units in Cornwall”

John Jollliffe

 

Tuesday October 2nd

“Holman’s of Camborne”

Hugh Trevarthen

 

Tuesday November 6th

“The Bassets of Tehidy”

David Thomas

 

November 24th

Winter Festival Bodmin

 

Tuesday December 4th

“Proper Job”

 

Tuesday January 8th 2019

Local Slides and Talk

Clive Benney

 

 

 

 

The St Agnes Cuckoo

 

The men of St Agnes noticed that when the cuckoo was uttering its curious call, summer was nigh high. “If,” said the men of St Agnes,“we can build a hedge about the cuckoo and keep him, then shall we have summer time all the year round”. Although they built their hedge as fast as possible the bird took wing and flew away. “There now!” exclaimed the disappointed hedgebuilders, “If us had put on one daub more, us would have kep’ en in!”

 

This is one of many variations of the story, in all of which the poor St Agnes men are held to ridicule.

 

 

 

 

 

Members of St Agnes OCS visit St Ives Museum

28th October 2017

 

What an excellent museum and what an excellent reception by Brian and Margaret Stevens.

 

 

 

 

 

Founded

 

1926 - listed in journal

 

1932 - local recorder only

 

1933 - re-formed / ???? - ceased

 

1951 - re-formed as Mount Hawke

 

1964 - ceased

 

1964 - re-formed as St Agnes

 

Colours: Blue & Green

 

St Agnes Banner May 2014 Trevaunance circa 1910 IMG_7022 IMG_7023 IMG_7025

Waiting for the return trip - twas a tad cold but at least Penny has a new friend to keep her warm

Back at Beck's with orders placed

Alan's off to a flying start

 

The one at this end's mine (Tony Mansell)

 

some meal mind!