President: Mrs Valerie Jacob 01726 73110
Chairman: Mr Eric Sandrey 01726 822744
Secretary: Mrs Kath Jones 01726 891119
Treasurer: Miss Christine M E Ruse 01726 64372
Recorder: Mr David Stark 01726 75423
Dialect recorder: Mrs Carole Stark 01726 75423
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.
The Cornerstone Room
Colours: Green & Red
St Austell OCS's first museum in the Market Hall, launched in 2011