Kowethas Kernow Goth Tewynblustri

Kowethas Kernow Goth Tewynblustri

Kowethas Kernow Goth Towan Blystra (Newquay Old Cornwall Society) is a member of the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies and is one of over 40 towns and villages in Cornwall have such an organisation. It was established on Wednesday 21st December 1928.

The society runs museum facilities on two sites at Dairyland Farm World and the main museum and archive at Newquay Museum in central Newquay. The museum has been a winner of the Cornwall Heritage Awards on multiple occasions.  A lot of external work is carried out by volunteers including the award-winning Newquay Old Cornwall Archaeology Group who carry out extensive monitoring and clearance work. The society through its sub-groups carries out extensive outreach work by way of exhibitions and visual presentations. Volunteers have worked extensively with a number of project partners in the Cornish heritage, art and environmental sectors.

The Newquay society covers a number of other surrounding parishes including: Newquay, Crantock, St. Columb Minor, Cubert, Colan, St. Newlyn East and St. Mawgan.

A number of Newquay Old Cornwall Society members have been honoured with a Bardship of the Gorsedh Kernow, the Gorsedh of Cornwall. The Society has a banner, one of the finest of all ‘Old Cornwall’ societies, in its centre is a pilchard on a shield. This is paraded at a number of events relating to Cornwall’s history and heritage throughout the year.

Membership helping support lectures and activities for members as well as the work the society does in supporting Newquay and Cornish heritage has a membership fee of £10.00, due annually on 1st September. This may be paid at any meeting, bank payment or directly to the Membership Secretary.

Secretary/Membership Secretary
Mrs Jane Tutte
Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum
1A & 1B, Central House
4-6 Crantock Street, Newquay TR7 1JS
Tel: 07775 607271

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To advance the education of the public in Cornish prehistory, history, topography, place names, folklore, traditions, dialect, music, industries and other subjects (with special reference to the Newquay area) and in the Cornish Language. In furtherance of that object the Society shall have the power -

  1. To acquire, preserve, repair and restore exhibits, objects and collections of Cornish antiquities and other items of educational value and to exhibit them in a museum or otherwise.
  2. To arrange exhibitions, lectures, visits and seminars.
  3. To publish, print and disseminate (gratuitously or otherwise) literary, visual and aural educational material including reports, periodicals, books, pamphlets and other literature.
  4. To raise funds and invite and receive contributions from any person(s) whatsoever by way of subscription, donation and otherwise.
  5. To do all such other lawful things as shall further the attainment of the Objects of the Society.

Newquay Old Cornwall Society is a registered charity. No.285004

Officers & Committee:

Elizabeth Carne (Grand Bard: Melennek)

Museum Coordinator

Len Sheppard (Bard: Kevrennek a Skians)
Tel: (01637) 850055

Membership Secretary

Jane Tutte
Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum
1B, Central House
4-6 Crantock Street, Newquay TR7 1JS
Tel: 07775 607271

Programme Secretary
Marilyn Thompson
4 Penmere Drive, Newquay, TR7 1QQ
Tel: (01637) 872813

Warden of Ancient Monuments
Archaeology Recorder

Sheila Harper
14 Bay View Terrace, Newquay, TR7 2LR
Tel: (01637) 874216


Mark Bunney

Will Emmett