President: Mrs Valerie Jacob, 5 Cannis Road, St Austell, PL26 4EB. Tel: 01726-73110.
Chairman: Mr David Stark, Orchard Lodge, London Apprentice, St Austell, PL26 7AR. Tel: 01726-75423.
Secretary: Mrs Carole Stark, Orchard Lodge, London Apprentice, St Austell. PL26 7AR. Tel: 01726-75423.
Treasurer: Miss Christine M E Ruse, 17 Minton Close, St Austell, PL25 3JF. Tel: 01726-64372.
Recorder: Mr David Stark, Orchard Lodge, London Apprentice, St Austell, PL26 7AR. Tel: 01726-75423.
Dialect recorder: Mrs Carole Stark, Orchard Lodge, London Apprentice, St Austell, PL26 7AR. Tel: 01726-75423.
2016 / 2017
12th September, 2016 My Island Home - Mrs. Gill Joyce
10th October, 2016 Falmouth Packets - Mr. Pete Maynard
14th November 2016 Roy's Rambles - Cornwall from the Air - Mr. Roy McBryde
12th December, 2016 Christmas Dinner at Bosun's Diner, Charlestown - 6.30 for 7.00 p.m.
9th January, 2017 BBC Career/Sounds of Yesterday - Mr. Chris Blount
13th February, 2017 China Clay - Selection of Films - Mr. Malcolm Gould
13th March, 2017 Photographing our Heritage Part 2 - Mr. Ivor Corkell
10th April, 2017 History of Communications in Cornwall - Prof. Gareth Parry
8th May, 2017 Annual General Meeting followed by Quiz
Pilgrimages this summer:
13th June, 2016 Assemble at Enterprise Boats Town Quay Office, Truro (next to Penrose Outdoors) for Boat
Trip from Truro to Falmouth leaving Truro at 10.15 a.m. Because of tides, passengers will be
taken from the Town Quay Booking Office to Malpas for the 10.15 departure.
Boat returning from Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth at 4.00 p.m.
11th July, 2016 6.30 p.m. Conducted tour of Ruan Lanihorne with Mr. David Hughes
8th August, 2016 Coach Trip to Cornwall At War Museum, Davidstow, leaving St. Austell Priory Car Park
at 12.30 p.m. Museum visit will be followed by Tea at Boscastle Farm Shop.
Affiliated to the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies, some 46 local societies exist throughout the county of Cornwall.
The Old Cornwall movement began in the early 20th century when it was realised that, as time went on, there was a danger that much of the distinctive heritage and culture of Cornwall could be lost forever.
The motto, “Gather ye the fragments that are left, that nothing be lost” could not be more appropriate, and members are urged to record, for posterity, information, however small, relating to archaeology, dialect, place names, folk songs and music in particular,
and the Cornish way of life in general.
Each Society has a Recorder who notes, amongst other things, changes taking place in its neighbourhood and, wherever possible, takes photographs before scenes are altered.
Much work is carried out to preserve and protect Cornish antiquities and relics, and to provide informative plaques to ensure recognition of Cornwall’s famous sons and daughters.
Colours: Green & Red
Federation Meetings and Festivals
St Austell OCS's first museum in the Market Hall, launched in 2011
(Photos copyright Mr Eric Sandrey)