Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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St Austell Old Cornwall Society

Officers

 

President: Mrs Valerie Jacob, 5 Cannis Road, St Austell, PL26 4EB.      01726 73110

 

Chairman: Mr Eric Sandrey    2 Windy Ridge, Roseveare Park, Gothers, St Austell  PL26 8GZ     01726 822744 eric.sandrey@btinternet.com

 

Secretary: Mrs Kath Jones    24 Tremodrett Road, Roche, St Austell  PL26 8JA   01726 891119     rockjones@tiscali.co.uk    

 

Membership Secretary:

 

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

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

SUMMER PILGRIMAGES

 

Monday, 12th June, 2017

2.0 p.m.  -  5.0 p.m

Visit to Lethytep Garden, Penadlake, Lanreath, PL13 2PG

Refreshments

Own Car – No Dogs

 

 

Monday, 10th July, 2017

6.0 p.m.

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

 

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PROGRAMME 2017-2018

 

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

Christmas Dinner

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

 

 

 

Founded: 1925

 

Colours: Green & Red

 

image004 St Austell

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

 

(Photos copyright Mr Eric Sandrey)

St Austell OCS Museum (1) St Austell OCS Museum (2) St Austell Fore Street  Market House X