Newquay Old Cornwall Society
The Newquay Old Cornwall Society was founded in 1928. The Society has a banner, one of the finest in the County, which was recently renovated by the School of Needlework at Hampton Court. In its centre is a pilchard on a shield. The main industries of the area have historically been fishing, knitting and mining.
The Society is very active and encourages new membership. It currently has various ongoing local history projects, for example a shops survey and the Gannel Estuary project.
For over forty years the Society has been actively recording and collecting artifacts, memorabilia and ephemera for Newquay and the surrounding area. This work continues today. The Society has one of the finest private local history collections in the County. Since 2013 the Society has run a archive and museum in central Newquay and are proactive in sharing Newquay and Cornwall’s heritage
Use of the Collection:
Please also refer to the entry for Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum.
Public access : Free Entry
Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum
4-6 Crantock Street
Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1JS
Opening hours: Wednesday to Friday 10.30am to 3.00pm Saturday 10.00am to 12.00 noon
Enquiries: By E-mail or in person these can also be dealt with by post or telephone Newquay (01637) 870611. Holdings have now mostly been catalogued, but this work, and interpretation of material is always ongoing. NOCS needs volunteers for this fascinating work.