President: Mr Phil Ellery, Bazeley Farm, Talskiddy, St Columb, TR9 6EB. Tel: 01637-880324.
Chairman: Mrs K M (“Bill”) Glanville, 21 Fair Street, St Columb Major, TR 9 6RL. Tel: 01637-880486.
Secretary: Sheila Neale Tel: 07840 239048
Treasurer: Ms Rosemary Coley, 68 The Hurlings, St Columb Major, TR9 6FE. Tel: 01637-889457.
Events Secretary - Phil Ellery Tel: 07971 240037
Press Officer: Barbara Wyper tel: 01637 499406
Two Federation Delegates: vacant
St Columb Major OCS Website
Winter Lectures normally held at 7.30pm, on the 3rd Monday in the Month Except December (Second Monday)
Meet at Bowling Club unless posters state otherwise
Subscription - £3
Guests £1 per visit
Thurs 23rd June
Midsummer Bonfire at Castle an Dinas.
Sat 9th July
Summer Festival at Mullion- Entertainment and excursions.
Names to Secretary soonest, please
Summer Coach trip
Date and destination to be confirmed
Sat 3rd Sep
Gorsedh Kernow at St Keverne
September, (date tbc)
‘Crying the Neck’ at St Ervan. Date TBC
Mon, 17th October
Cider making – Talk by Lorraine Turnbull. Followed by cider tasting
Sat 26th November
Winter Festival at Saltash
Names to Secretary soonest, please
Mon 21st November
Cornish Shipwrecks – Talk by Derek Lindsey
Monday, 12th December
‘The Wrecking Season’ – Film by Jane Darke
Monday 16th January
Monday 20th February
Monday, 20th March
Annual General Meeting
Monday, 10th April
'Wheal Martyn and the World of Clay' - Talk and film by Malcolm Gould
St Columb OCS 18/1/16
More than 30 members of St Columb Old Cornwall Society gathered at The Quintrell Inn for their
Annual January Get Together. Prior to eating, members were given several quizzes to solve.
Among the puzzles was an anagram of Cornish place names, cryptic questions to decipher and
questions about St Columb. At times members were heavily engrossed in consulting each other
regarding the answers. When we had exhausted our grey cells, we sat down to a delicious carvery
and yummy puddings. There was also a raffle and as everyone had donated something, many prizes
were won. We finished by singing from our newly printed book of Cornish Songs. John led the
singing and we all followed. It was truly a very special evening for everyone. Our thanks must go
not just to the Quintrell Inn but also to those committee members who did all the organising. The
next meeting of St Columb Old Cornwall Society will be on February15th 2016.There will be an
illustrated talk by Alex Langstone on The Folklore of Cornish Holywells. The meetings are held in
the Bowling Club, West Street, St Columb Major, starting at 7.30pm. All are welcome to come.
St Columb Old Cornwall 15/02/16
What an interesting evening we all had at St Columb Major Old Cornwall Society's February
meeting. Mrs Bill Glanville welcomed everyone and introduced our speaker Mr Chris Blount She
thanked him for stepping in at short notice. If one closed their eyes and listened it was just like as if
we were listening to him on the radio. His voice has not changed!
Chris related how he had become interested in the wireless through his grandfather who had every
new 'gadget' that was available. Having been put off being a pilot through an experience of a
turbulent flight, he chose broadcasting as a career. He joined the BBC at Bush House in London in
1961 as a Technical Operator. In 1965 he transferred to Plymouth under Mr Tom Salmon. He
became a presenter with Radio Cornwall in the 1980's.
His talk took us back to Radio programmes long forgotten such as The Luscombes and Dick Barton.
But by far the most fascinating elements were his archive recordings of people from Cornwall,
Australia and America. It was wonderful to hear the Cornish Dialect spoken. Such a shame that so
many of the words we heard tonight and the way in which they were said are rapidly disappearing
from our language. At some point or other everyone found themselves laughing. It was a truly
enjoyable evening. Phil Ellery thanked Chris on behalf of the Society. Our next meeting will be on
Monday March 21st starting at 7.30pm. It will be the Annual General Meeting followed by a slide
presentation of St Michael's Mount and Mont Saint-Michel. Why not come? You will be made very
welcome. We meet in the Bowling Club, West Street, St Columb Major. The room is wheelchair
friendly. Further details from Sheila Neal on 07840239048.
Many thanks Barbara Wyper