Par Old Cornwall Society


Founded 1950, the Society Colours are Purple and Gold

A Mrs Willis and a Mr C Knight were instrumental in starting the Par OCS. Mrs Willis was secretary for over 10 years and Mr Knight chairman for at least 3 years.

The Par branch is part of the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies, and meets on the last Saturday of the month from September to April at 7pm in The Gott Hall, Par Green, Par. (The Gott Hall has disabled access)

At the meetings there is opportunity to borrow books from a large Cornish Library. The society has a wide collection of photographs of local buildings, people, Par Harbour etc.

Banner of Par Old Cornwall Society

Banner of Par Old Cornwall Society

New Publications 2016

If you visited our World War 1 exhibition in 2014 then in response to many requests, we are publishing a book "St Blazey, Par, Tywardreath Remembered 1914 - 1928 will become available from the 17th/18th June at the exhibition "The 120th Anniversary of The Good Shepherd Church and Parish Life" at the Gott Hall.

The cost £ 7.50. From July 2016 it can be purchased online through Federation of Old Cornwall Societies/shops. Or locally through contacting the Par Old Cornwall Society Secretary or committee member.


Of interest to all who knew Sybil Harris or played in the Tywardreath Orchestra(s). My story of the Tywardreath Orchestra She tells of how her career started in teaching and went on to help Boss Paynter set up an orchestra, the exchange visits with the Wolfsberg Youth Orchestra and participation in Music Festivals.

The book is £4, and can be purchased online through Federation of Old Cornwall Societies/shops. Or locally through contacting the Par Old Cornwall Society Secretary or committee member.



We also hope to print a booklet on the history of the St John Ambulance Brigade in this area; we have a lot of information but would like to include some more photographs, so if you have any that you could share with us, we would love to see them.



Who's Who
Par Old Cornwall Society Officers & Committee
President Position vacant
Chairman Mrs Diana Osborne -
Vice Chairman Mr Bob Lewis -
Secretary Ms Barbara Seed parocs@hotmail.co.uk
Recorder - -
Committee Mrs J Hore, Mrs A Bailey, Mrs J Gray, Ms E Larking, Ms S Russell, Mr C Hore, Mr J Tregunna, Mr M Blake -


The Tywardreath Old Cornwall Society

The first society in this area was at Par, many Tywardreath people were members and later these members formed a group at Tywardreath. Unfortunately this society closed as a committee could no longer be formed.

The Banner of the Tywardreath Society depicts the coat of arms of the Priory, summounted by a Cornish chough, with iris flowers on each side (these used to grow in the marsh - now pond at St.Andrews Road). It was painted by a then member Mr Deverill. The banner is stored in Tywardreath Parish Church.

Banner of Tywardreath Old Cornwall Society

Banner of Tywardreath Old Cornwall Society