Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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St Austell Old Cornwall Society



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




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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.


Meeting venue:

The Cornerstone Room

Baptist Church

Trinity Street

St Austell.














Founded: 1925


Colours: Green & Red


St Austell

St Austell OCS's first museum in the Market Hall, launched in 2011

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