Inaugerated 26 October 1928
Liskeard Old Cornwall Society (O.C.S.) is one of some 46 independent societies in the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies.
The Old Cornwall Society movement was founded to help ensure the survival of the distinctive culture and heritage of Cornwall.
The motto of the movement is “Gather up the fragments that are left that nothing be lost” referring to the past culture, history, arts, customs and language of Cornwall.
Membership is open to anyone, the only pre requisite being an interest in Cornwall and a willingness to help “gather the fragments”.
Meetings are held between November and the following April in the Long Room at Liskeard Public Hall on the second Friday in the month starting at 7.00 p.m. During the Summer months there are “pilgrimages” and events, often in the company of other Old Cornwall Society Federation members . – see our programme for details.
If you are interested in becoming a member why not come along to one of our meetings or call committee member Dave Howard on 01579 347958.
Liskeard O.C.S. has an extensive collection of archives which are held in the Trecarrel Room on the top floor at the Stuart House Arts and Heritage Centre in Barras Street, Liskeard. This facility is open to the public once a month on Wednesday mornings, or by appointment with the Recorder, Paula Arthur, (Tel 01579 344808).
The archives include burial records, many photographs, press cuttings, family histories, some census records and the Secretary’s minute books from the start of the Society, which are all listed and easily found. There are also original files showing when the Society purchased various archaeological sites including The Hurlers, Trethevy Quoit and King Doniert’s Stone, all of which were passed on to the proper authorities.
Our information files can be of use to researchers as over 25 files on farming, churches, wells and crosses, railways and many others are available for viewing.
The Liskeard O.C.S. works closely with the Liskeard and District Museum.