Market House St Austell

Welcome to the St Austell Old Cornwall Society webpages. We also have a Facebook page with our latest news and posts. We also have a number of Archives pages. 

We have an average attendance of over eighty members and guests to our evening meetings. Our speakers provide a visual presentation on a variety of Cornish subjects, which have included topics such as The Falmouth Packets, BBC Sounds of Yesterday, Cornish Sports, Godolphin through the Ages, China Clay Films. The Romans in Cornwall, S.S.Torrey Canyon Disaster, Cornish Railways, The Pentewan Railway and Historic Houses in Cornwall, to name just some we have enjoyed over recent years. Always capped with a cup of tea!

Our outings and tours have included a range of places and venues throughout Cornwall, including Pengersick Castle, St Mawes Street Tour, St Just-in Roseland, St Agnes Museum, River Trip from Penryn, Davidstow War Museum, Lostwithiel Town Walk, Lethytep Gardens, Penlee House, and Pencarrow House and Gardens.

Our meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 7:30pm at the White River Community Church (Baptist Church) on West Hill Road, St Austell.

Our subscriptions are £5 a year, and we have a Christmas social and run visits to places of interest in June, July and August. 


President: Val Jacob   [01726] 73110

Chairman: Ian Kestle

Vice Chairman: Sandra Hayward   

Secretary: Mrs Kath Jones  [01726] 891119

Treasurer: Philip Gibbs

Recorder: Marion Ferris

Speaker Secretary: Diane Pomroy [01726] 65631

Outings Secretary: Roger Larham [01726] 72620

I.T. Officer: Tracey Pithie 07761 443733

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Founded: 1925

Colours: Green & Red

Programme 2023-2024

11th September: Cornish Migration, Lesley Trotter.
9th October: Clay Country Films, Malcolm Gould.
13th November: Sets and Spells Part II, Roger Radcliff.
11th December: to Be arranged.
8th January: Fowey and its Heritage, Lynn Goold.
12th February: The Cornish Rebellions and Who Was Trelawney? Simon Dell.
11th March: Rick Rescorla, Trevor Smitheram.
8th April: Landmarks in St Austell relating to Walter Hicks and his Brewing Business, Paul Holden.
13th May: AGM and slide show, Brian and Valerie Jacob.