President: Mrs Valerie Jacob, 5 Cannis Road, St Austell, PL26 4EB. Tel: 01726-73110.
Chairman: Mr Eric Sandrey 2 Windy Ridge, Roseveare Park, Gothers, St Austell PL26 8GZ 01726 822 744
Secretary: Mrs Kath Jones 24 Tremodrett Road, Roche, St Austell PL26 8JA 01726 891119
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.
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.
Monday, 12th June, 2017
2.0 p.m. - 5.0 p.m
Visit to Lethytep Garden, Penadlake, Lanreath, PL13 2PG
Own Car – No Dogs
Monday, 10th July, 2017
Conducted Tour of Lostwithiel including Debtors Prison, Assay Office
and Museum - 1½ Hours
Meet at Community Centre, Liddicoat Road, Lostwithiel, PL22 0HE
Own Car – No Dogs
Refreshments at Homefront Cafe, 2 Quay Street, Lostwithiel
Monday, 11th September 2017
Godolphin Through the Ages - Ann Clegg
Monday, 9th October 2017
The History of Cornish Sports - Dr. Joanna Mattingly
Monday, 13th November 2017
Cornish Mausoleums - John Hooper
Monday, 11th December 2017
Britannia Inn, St. Austell
6.30 pm for 7.0 pm
Monday, 8th January 2018
Wade-Bridge: The History of the Fifteenth Century Bridge - Andrew Langdon
Monday, 12th February 2018
The Romans in Cornwall - Carl Thorpe
Monday, 12th March 2018
The Torrey Canyon Disaster - Martin Brockman
Monday, 9th April 2018
Cornwall: A Land Apart - Tony Mansell
Monday, 14th May 2018
Annual General Meeting
Quiz: Mr. Alf Fooks
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)