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Inside your Summer issue… Where to get the best Ice Creams, Fish & Chips, Cornish Pasties & Cream Teas Reviews of Penlee House Gallery & Museum and local Farmers’ Markets Simon Allison asks the questions in the Interview Chain. Competitions to win and a sunny recipe from Healthy Boxes Readers’ discount offers and much, much more…

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Welcome to the Best of West Cornwall Penzance Edition

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Summer 2014

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Dear Reader Summer seems to have taken a long time coming this year. Let’s hope that the next few weeks bring some hot, dry weather so we can all enjoy the beautiful beaches, the countryside and the festivals without umbrellas. There is so much to do in the area, but if you are looking for inspiration then read on. To start with there is Trevaskis Farm; an ideal place to spend a few hours with or without children; in a lovely tranquil setting, it has so much to offer not to mention the “pick your own” strawberries! Check out the Penlee House, Gallery & Museum review; it offers a great day out for all ages. If you are looking for something different this Summer; Tremenheere Riding Stables; close to Penzance offers beach riding and pony parties. For local hand-crafted items and fresh local produce read our guide to the Farmer’s Markets in the area. Keep busy with the What’s On? and Community Events, Clubs & Classes pages for festivals and much more. The Summer edition brings with it some advertisers offering discounts and competitions. Best of West readers have voted for their favourite Cornish Pasties, Ice-creams, Cream Teas and Fish & Chips, so you will never be short of somewhere to get something fantastic to eat. What are you waiting for… Whether you are a resident or a holiday maker, try and take advantage of all Penwith has to offer. We intend to have a great Summer and hope you do to, best regards, Amanda and Stuart.

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6 A review of Penlee House, Gallery & Museum. 8 Our guide to Local Farmers’ Markets. 10 What’s On this Summer. 12 Community Events, Clubs & Classes in your area 13 Results of the Summer Survey. 16 Gardening Jobs for the next 3 months. 17 A sunny recipe from Healthy Boxes 18 Useful Telephone Numbers 19 Interview Chain: Simon Allison chats with local comedian Johnny Cowling


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Penlee House Gallery & Museum


We spent a very pleasant few hours at Penlee House Gallery & Museum shortly after the Penzance 400 exhibition started. There is a pay and display car park along side the grounds at a very fair £1.90 for 24 hrs and as Penzance town centre, Morrab Gardens and the promenade are all a short walk away you can certainly spend a day in the area. Set in attractive parkland there is a very good play ground area that was excellent for our two boys to burn off a bit of steam before and after the museum. The grounds are also home to an open air theatre with shows throughout the summer, you can also sit and watch members playing at the tennis club. As you walk from the car park to the Gallery you pass a pretty and quiet walled memorial garden. Just outside the main entrance to the house is a sensory garden and a terrace for enjoying refreshments from the Orangery Cafe which has further seating inside. There is a good choice of appetising, reasonably priced food & drink and a nice little well stocked shop selling books, cards, art reproductions and other gifts. Penlee house was built in 1865 as a home for Penzance miller and merchant, John Richards Branwell. The gallery and museum is over two floors and entry is £4.50 (£3.00 for concessions) and free for children. Entry is free on Saturdays and also around Christmas time. Best of West Cornwall readers voted it “The best place in Penwith to visit for a free day out in 2013”. The ground floor houses the changing exhibitions and we found the Penzance 400 exhibition fascinating; with it’s mixture of paintings, photographs and other artefacts from the area. Many scenes are reassuringly recognisable today. Upstairs houses an exhibition of some marvellous Newlyn school paintings; that are not just beautiful but of historic social importance to the area. The museum side of the first floor displays articles about the areas history and industries; mining, fishing and tourism and it’s famous figures including, of course, Humphry Davy. There is also an exhibition of archeological finds and information on local ancient sites that should make all visitors wish to rush out into our ancient landscape and visit these sites first hand. Both floors of the Museum and Gallery have areas to help keep children occupied with activities; which was very helpful as our 4 year old and one and a half year old needed distracting at times while we became engrossed in the myriad of interesting facts that you wish to take in. Penlee is very child friendly and each Saturday afternoon a free family activity is held in the galleries. School and community activities take place during the week in the Coach House. The Penzance 400 exhibition finishes on June 7 and is replaced by Model Citizens: Myths and Realities (14 June to 6 September) an exhibition that examines the Newlyn School artists attitude towards the locals they painted as examples of model citizens for the rest of the nation. We will also be going to this exhibition and many others after that. Penlee House Gallery and Museum is a model for the rest of the nations local galleries and museums; it doesn’t just show what makes this area so special it is part of it. Whether you are a life long local or a summer visitor you are sure to find your visit worthwhile. Please visit Penlee’s website for more information on exhibitions, family activities, the shop and cafe and also about joining the registered charity Friends of Penlee House.

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Local Farmers’ Markets

Wherever you are in Penwith you are not going to be very far from a farmers’ market; they are an excellent way to meet locals and get a feel for the community spirit at the same time as getting to buy locally farmed and produced products at sensible prices. You can sit in the cafe area and have a hot drink and a chat, with proceeds going towards a local cause. Each market has a different feel; some stalls travel from market to market; some are unique to just one. Stall owners are of all ages and tend to be very helpful, friendly and many offer tasters. They are supportive of each other, minding stalls for one another and create a lovely shopping environment. The markets all cover most of these basics; local meat, fish/crabs, eggs, cheese, preserves, vegetables, garden plants, bread, pasties, pastries and cakes. In day and time order the markets are: Sennen-Tuesday 9-12 behind the primary school with plenty of parking on the flat field behind. This is a highly organised and welcoming market with a vast choice including wool, logs & kindling, pottery, second hand books, cards, packet teas & coffees, glassware, wooden ornaments & bowls, olives, curries, knitted & felt garments & toys, pet food, handbags & cushions, dog collars, aprons, cards, jewellery, honey and wooden belly boards. Marazion-fortnightly; Wednesday 9-12:30 this is the newest market in the area based in the community centre, with plenty of parking directly outside. This seems set to be a very successful event with many stalls; including olives, chillis, soaps, cards, knitted garments & toys, wool, dog collars, pet food, salad bar, plant pots & bird feeders and jewellery. Paul - Wednesday 10-12 in the community hall opposite the church with ample parking to the front; one of the smaller Markets. There is a friendly atmosphere, in a very pretty location; they also sells organic milk. Penzance - Country Market at The Acorn Theatre, Thursday 8:30-12:30. A few minutes walk from the main shopping streets, no immediate parking but plenty in the town. This is the oldest market in the area and has been trading for 64 Years. It has a very welcoming chatty feel to it and extras include cards and knitted items. St Ives - Thursday 9:30-2 in the Guildhall. A large market with a good buzz, there was live music playing while we were there. Close to shops and beaches but no immediate parking. Stalls include plant pots & bird feeders, teas, Cornish sea salt, sushi, sweets, salad bar, curries and chillis. Penzance - Farmer’s market in the car-park next to St John’s Hall Friday 9-2 (weather permitting), with parking in the car-park. Other stalls include curries, olives, pizza, packet teas, herbs & coffees. St Buryan- 2nd & 4th Saturdays 9:30-12:30 at the Village Hall with plenty of parking outside; extras include wool, 2nd hand books, the beef travels from St Buryan Beef (see advert and review on our website) literally down the road. St Just - 2nd & 4th Saturdays at the British Legion with large free village centre car-park just along the road. A busy market with extras including Cornish sea salt, sweets, jewellery, gifts & pottery. St Erth Saturday 10-12 at the Methodist Hall (see advert on our website) with parking opposite. This has a rural feel with the car park being next to a beautiful ancient bridge with a tree lined child’s play area on the opposite side. Other stalls include cards and aprons and knitted ware. Pendeen - 1st & 3rd Saturdays 10- 1 at the Centre Pendeen. Plenty of parking outside with extra stalls including sweets, chocolate, knitted products and second-hand books. This article is based on the market stalls set up on the day of our visit and stalls can vary slightly from week-toweek. Try visiting some for these markets yourself this summer, enjoy some of the best local produce available and support the local communities. 01736 811027

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What’s on?

Voted The Best Festival in the Reader’s Survey 2013

20 -29 June Golowan Festival Penzance. Culminates over the weekend of 28/29th June for Mazey Day and Quay Fair Day. A celebration of the Feast of St. John. A full programme of artists in celebration of music, performing arts and theatre. Events include a fireworks display on the prom, Mazey Day, spectacular parades through the streets with a host of street entertainment. visit for a full programme of events Friday•27 June – Sunday 29 June Golowan Maritime Festival A traditional boat festival in Penzance running in tandem with the Golowan Festival. With music, dancing, cabarets, a variety of entertainments and lots of opportunities to sample local cuisines and beverages. Visit•for an events guide. Voted 3rd Best Festival in the Reader’s Survey 2013

Friday 4 July to Saturday 19 July Lafrowda Festival A fortnight of fun-filled activities in St Just; quiz, dance, willow image-making, mummers, pop-up tattoo parlours, knitting for victory and more! On Lafrowda Day 19th there shall be processions of willow giants, 2 stages of bands, street theatre, stalls and loads of children’s activities.


A full list of events for the forth coming months is available on our website Friday 11 July to Sunday 13 July Sea, Salts & Sail Maritime Festival Mousehole; 500 year old fishing village, hosts their bi-annual festival now in its twentieth year. Historic vessels fill the harbour, re-creating the sights, smells and flavour of what was once an vibrant fishing port. Traditional wooden vessels are rigged with spars and tan sails; which then set out for an impressive ‘parade of sail’ over the three days. Stalls on the quay sell gifts and local produce,traditional•willow lobster pots demonstrations, food stalls, children's activities and bands playing everything from shanties to rock, long into the night. Fun for all. Sunday 3 August St Ives Harbour Day Family fun with various activities around the harbour, stalls, BBQs, live music and more. Thursday 7 August St Ives Life Boat Day The Lifeboat station is hosting a fun packed day with lots of lstalls and a BBQ, plus a chance to see the RNLI Lifeboats on display and in action on the water in a joint demonstration with one of the Search & Rescue helicopter crews from RNAS Culdrose!

Friday 8th to Monday 11th August Mousehole Carnival Family fun on the beaches throughout the carnival. Food & music on the quay on Friday and Monday evenings. Bar Open. A mixture of local and holiday maker events. Marquee with stalls. Punch and Judy. Inflatable play areas. Friday 8 August St Ives Raft Race The Race will be organised by St. Ives Pilot Gig Club for the 19th year.•An entry charge fee of £20 per raft. The race will follow a course around the Harbour, and will be adjusted according to the sea and weather conditions. View the scenes from the harbour of St Ives during the Raft Race. This is a great event to witness from all along The Wharf . Extremely competitive for the entrants , flour and water bombing lead to the expected capsizes. 01736 810293

Wednesday 17th September Gardening Club WI Hall, Turnpike Road, Connor Downs, Hayle, TR27 5DT, 7.30 pm. Speaker: Ron Scamp: Daffodils, Old and New. Admission: Members £1.50, visitors £2.00 (includes refreshments) Contact: Secretary 01736 754995

Friday 8 August (Auction) Sports and Fun Week Held at St Levan Sports Club, Tuesday 12th August - Sports Day Friday 15th August - Road Race Saturday 16th August - Barn Dance and BBQ, see FB page for more info Saturday 23 August Fun Dog Show 1pm Turnpike Inn garden, Connor Downs. Entry only £1 per class, sign up at the gate Rosettes and prizes, Charity stalls, raffle, children's soft toy tombola. Contact: Val, 01736 756250 Voted The 2nd Best Festival in the Reader’s Survey 2013

Friday 12 - Sunday 14 September Cornish Pasty Festival Redruth The Mining and Pasty Festival is a three day event celebrating the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Redruth; through pasties, mining and music! Pasty Day on Saturday 7 September will tbe opened at 10am by TV chef James Strawbridge, and Marion Symonds (as seen on Britain's Best Bakery - ITV1) there will be live recording for the Cornwall TV Channel. We will also see performances by Los Pacaminos, featuring 80s pop sensation Paul Young. The free event is in the town centre

Bank Holiday Monday 25 August 25th Newlyn Fish Festival Celebrate all things fishy and satisfy your appetite with the best seafood you can get whilst enjoying great cooking demos, live entertainment and bidding at the seafood auction.£5.00 (free If you are organising a charity or not for profit entrance for children under 16) tickets at the event, let us know and we will publicise it for gate. Parking at Newlyn Green, Sports Ground you for free up the Coombe.

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Regular Community Events, Clubs & Classes  WHAT?  Slimming World (pg 13)   Embroiderers  Parent & Toddler Group

WHERE?  Monday 3.30, 5.30 & 7.30   Tuesday 9.30am  Tuesday 10-12

 WHEN?  The Lugger Hotel, Penzance  St Thomas Church, Heamoor Shekinah Church, Penzance

Positive Posture Pilates (pg 7) 

 Tuesday 10 11am. 

YMCA, Alverton Penzance

 Parent & Toddler Group   Incredible Changes (ad below)   Welcome Club   Whist Drive   Healing & Development   Womens Institute   Slimming World (pg 13)  Positive Posture Pilates (pg 7)  Quilting Group 

 Wednesday 10  11.30   4th Wednesday 10.30am 12   Wednesday 2.30pm   Wednesday 3rd monthly 7pm   Weds (2nd & 4th) 7.15  9.15   Weds (1st) 7.30   Thursday 10am  Thurs 11.15-12.15am & 6-7pm  Thursday 2pm 

 Penzance Baptist Church  Clarence House, Penzance  Gulval Village Hall  Gulval Village Hall  Gulval Village Hall  Gulval Village Hall  Community Centre, Marazion YMCA Alverton Penzance  St Thomas Church, Heamoor

 Penwith 50+ Forum

 3rd Thurs every 2nd month 2 - 4pm  Thursday (2nd & 4th) 2  4pm   Thursday 5.30 & 7.30   Thursday 8.30  12.30  Thursday 7.30-9pm  Friday 9  11am   Friday 9  2pm (in car park next to.) 

Committe Rm 1, St Clare, Pnz

 Penz Memory Cafe  Slimming World (pg 13)   Country Market  T’ai Chi (pg 2)  Toddlers Group   Farmer's Market 

 Committe Rm 1, St Clare, Pnz  St Piran's Hall, Goldsithney  Acorn Theatre, Penzance Methodist Hall, St Just  Gulval Village Hall  St John's Hall, Penzance

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 Friday 7.30pm   Friday (1st & 3rd) 8pm 

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Cornish Pasties, Ice Creams, Cream Teas and Fish & Chips

Whether you are here on holiday or a local, the likelihood is over the next few weeks you will be indulging in one or all of these goodies; but with the massive choice out there where should you go? In the last edition we asked our readers to Summer recommend their favourites to help steer you in the right direction. We had a very good response and one thing that became clear is it’s the small independents that Survey the readers see as offering both quality and value for money; leaving the larger chains not really registering in the voting system. Here is a quick summing up of the area winners in no particular order with some quotes from the voters: Cornish Pasties- the voters here often referred to the quality of the meat used and the size of the pieces. Hampsons of Hayle and Lavender’s Delicatessen in Penzance both scored very highly. Hampsons in Chapel Terrace, Hayle ( see advert page 14); is a traditional butchers and if the wonderful smell of the pies and pasties as you approach them is anything to go by; it is small wonder they are so appreciated “would eat one every day”, Lavender’s in Alverton Street, Penzance (see advert page 15) is a deli and cafe with a distractingly large choice of cheeses as well as their much loved “big and tasty pasties”. The competition in St Ives tighter with The Yellow Canary Cafe in Fore Street coming top, the overall pasty winner was McFaddens, Market Square, St Just (see advert page 16). Butchers for five generations; they have obviously had time to master the art of pasty making, making them “perfect every time.” Ice Creams- Jessie’s Dairy, Fore Street, Mousehole, won for the Land’s End-Newlyn area, with it’s “large portions of rich organic Roskilly’s Ice Cream.” A mention should also be made to Jelbert’s Ice Cream in Newlyn; although they only sell their homemade vanilla ice cream they have a large and loyal customer base in the area; “tastes great, been going there since I was a child.” Mr B’s two stores in Hayle, won for their area with several reader’s commenting on how lovely the staff are; the “thick and delicious” Moomaid of Zennor Ice Cream parlour on the Wharf won for St Ives area. And the overall winner was Willy Wallers on the Wharf in Penzance (see advert page 14); with it’s choice of “unusual and delicious flavours” being just one reason why they are seen as “a wonderful part of the summer experience.”

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Best of West Readers Voted Willy Wallers of Penzance The Best Ice Cream across Penwith

Best of West Readers Voted Hampsons’ Cornish Pasties The Best in the Hayle Area

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Cream Teas- Jessie’s Dairy in Mousehole once again won for the Land’s End-Newlyn area also serving traditional “lovely Cornish Split buns with clotted cream & golden syrup”, Josie’s Tea Room in Market Jew Street, Penzance won for their area with “tasty, good portions and price.” Delicious Deli Fore Street, Marazion won for the Hayle area “lovely environment”, “like the name-really delicious” and although just a few yards up the road from most of the shops; “it doesn’t have that tourist trap attitude,” Trevaskis Farm (see back page) near Hayle has many fans as their restaurant survey proved “they are the biggest and the best.” The overall winner was The Tea Room on the wharf, St Ives (see advert on our website); “great cream teas and great location”, “big and tasty scones and lots of cream” and “if you are coming to St Ives, don’t

Fish & Chips- portion size, as well as taste was important here, as this can vary greatly by the coast, Sharky’s Penbeagle Industrial Estate, won for the St Ives area; “better price, taste and portions than you get down by the sea front” which also makes them easier to drive to and park. John Dorys, Treweath Road, Penzance won for their area “great portions,great taste”, KC’s Fish & Chip Shop (see advert on our website) in Rosudgeon won for the Hayle area; running this shop for 14 years the owners really care about the quality and the service they supply “good traditional fish and chips”, “great value” and it shows from the large amount of local voting they received making them a very close second. The overall winner was Jeremy’s Fish and Chip Takeaway and Restaurant in St Just (see advert page 15) and although closed at the start of voting the new owners have wowed their customers and received a last minute rush of votes; “really tasty, lovely golden chips and the best fish”, “Jeremy’s is better than ever”, “just yummy”. When we delivered the award certificates for the survey, those people that we met and chatted with had one thing in common and it seems to explain their success; it was a strong want to give a high quality product and service. It’s this attitude that reaps rewards. Some may think that living in a high tourist area is enough, but it’s those that supply the best products and service that get the satisfied & returning customers, the recommendations and true success. We at Best of West would like to make a suggestion to our readers (residents or summer visitors), whether you fancy a savoury pastry, an ice cream, hot drink and cake or a takeaway don’t go for mass produced, low quality products that leave you dissatisfied. Choose a locally produced high quality, tasty, alternative; we believe that you’ll find it money well spent.

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Lavender’s Delicatessen

Best of West Readers Voted The Cornish Pasties at Lavender’s Deli The Best in the Penzance area

Delicatessen, Bakery and Cafe 6A Alverton Street, Penzance TR18 2QW 01736 362800 We have over 200 different cheeses, home cooked meats, pastries and cakes all made on the premises. Coffee grinding and blending service and much more.

Lunches, cream teas and other treats to eat in our restaurant. Open 9 am - 5 pm Monday to Saturday

Best of West Readers Voted Jeremy’s Fish & Chips-St Just The Best across Penwith

2 Market Square St Just, Penzance TR19 7HF 01736 787057 Simon and Jamie took over Jeremy’s Fish & Chips in February 2014. Established over 50 years ago; we have an upstairs restaurant with seating for 40 overlooking the picturesque and busy square in the centre of St Just. Our great staff, here at Jeremy’s, offer a warm and friendly service, one of our team has been serving our quality food for 35 years. All our food is cooked to order so you may have to wait a few moments, but we believe all are customers are getting the best. We source as much local produce as we can, use only bio-degradable boxes and fry in palm oil from sustainable sources so we know no rainforest or animals are ever harmed. After use our oil is recycled back into bio fuel. We are happy to cater for large parties and you are more than welcome to bring your own wine which we will cork and give you wine glasses for. We sell homemade products including fish cakes, onion rings , corned beef and spam fritters, and homemade scones. We sell Cornish produced ground coffee and tea. We are open Monday to Saturday. Breakfasts 8am - 11 am all year. Lunch 12pm - 2pm. Evenings 4.30pm - 8pm. During Summer Holidays 12pm till 9pm.

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Some gardening jobs for this quarter July Make sure new plants, plants in containers and leafy vegetables get enough water, and ponds are topped up as well in hot dry spells. Weed, dead head and harvest seeds. Pick fruit and vegetables while in best condition and if freezing any do it immediately. Plant autumn flowering bulbs and sow biennials. Trim and shape hedges. August Continue as above. Feed any plants you think require feeding. Plant strawberries for next year. Harvest, freeze or dry herbs for use in winter. Summer prune espalier and cordon grown apple and pear trees. September Plant spring flowering bulbs and plant bulbs in containers for indoor flowering around Christmas.. Harvest and store apples and pears. Plant spring flowering annuals and biennials, such as wallflowers, into position to give them time to establish before winter. September is a good time to buy new climbers.

Best of West Readers Voted McFaddens’ Cornish Pasties The Overall Best across Penwith

McFaddens is a Healthy Boxes collection point. Pick up a box local fresh vegetables at the same time as choosing some delicious meat, cheese, pies or pasties.

Take advantage of our joint offer with Healthy Boxes and purchase a healthy box and 4 selected meat packs from us for just £20 11 Market Square, St Just, Penzance TR19 7HD Traditional 5th generation butchers. We are a local family business bringing high quality local Cornish meats since the 1800’s. Currently run by Kevin and Denise McFadden with their two sons, Thomas and Edward. Farming our own 42 acres of land located behind our shop enables us to rear our own pigs & sheep to supply our shop and bakery. This ensures high quality and complete trace-ability of our pork and lamb from birth to the butchers block and we are able to keep a constant supply all year long. Kevin chooses our beef each week at Truro livestock market selecting by quality and a high standard of breeding. We bake only 50 yards from our shop producing our famous pasties made in the traditional way as mother did! Everything is still done by hand each pasty is made individually. The steak is all diced by hand ensuring the quality of our pasties. We also make a range of pies, quiches, pizzas,sausage rolls and our popular and deliciously huge scotch eggs. Made from local free range eggs and our own farmed pork sausage meat. We have a 5 star food and hygiene rating with our local authority. Our deli section has of our own cooked meats, salads, olives and a fine selection of local and other cheeses.

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Generously stocked boxes of eight varieties of seasonal vegetables for £6.50 collected from “Healthy Hubs” throughout the area. Each box comes with newsletter and recipe and there is no weekly commitment. We choose our varieties based on disease resistance and flavour and use natural farming methods to keep away the bugs and weeds. Please call/ visit our website for more information or to place an order. Courgette Ribbon Salad This salad barely needs a recipe it is so simple! It is just a delicious combination of summer flavours. Courgette are always abundant and great value in the summer months. To make this really special take advantage of the many colours of courgette that are available, try using two yellow ones and two green ones.

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You will need 4 courgettes, about 8 radishes, a large carrot, 6 spring onions and some basil leaves to start with. First take the courgettes and using a vegetable peeler make long, thin ribbons and place them a large salad bowl. Next peel the carrot and then, as with courgette, make thin ribbons and add these to the bowl along with the radishes, cut into thin slices, and the sliced salad onions. Finally throw in a few torn basil leaves. Then make a simple dressing by putting a teaspoon of Dijon mustard, 5 tablespoons of good olive oil, a squeeze of lemon and some salt and pepper into a clean jam jar with a lid. Once the lid is on tightly give the contents a good shake to combine and pour over the vegetables. Mix well and serve.

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Regents Court Vets Word Search P. Rudd of Goldsithney, M.Quinn Erith of Penzance, T. Robson of Sennen. Trevelyan Arms Goldsithney answer Adam Sparks winner of meal for two A. Haines of Nancledra Winner of Summer Survey Ice Cream Machine P. Fellowes of Carbis Bay, Cornwall Entertainments 1st Place- L. Russell of St Buryan,2nd R. Jenkin of Hayle, 3rd V Holmes of St Levan. Congratulations to all winners and thanks again to the generous advertisers who offer prizes.

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Simon Allison interviews Cornish Comedian Johnny Cowling Do you get nervous before performances? Yes every time, I am already thinking about tomorrow’s performance. I care about my performance and you are only as good as your last show. A lot of entertainers have self doubt but I’m more comfortable as I get older. I do what I do and I make sure I really enjoy it. Where was your first ever gig? I was bought up in the village of St Merryn. When I was 8 I was asked to sing at the St Merryn church harvest festival. My first proper gig was at a snooker club in Mansfield Yorkshire. Someone dropped out and I had to fill in at the last minute .I remember having to rush out and buy a new suit for the show. Who are your comedy heroes? Tommy Cooper, Freddie Starr and Michael Barrymore are some of my favourites. Do you feel any pressure to be funny all the time? Sometimes I do functions such as prize giving. People often ask me to say something funny even though the spotlight is not always on me. What’s the strangest request you have had from a fan? I was once asked to ride in a side car at a track meeting. I couldn’t believe how fast it went and was hanging on for dear life. Audience participation, do you know who will be good entertainment? At the start of a performance I have a good look round and can judge who is up for a laugh, often from eye contact. I wouldn’t force anyone up on stage who doesn’t want to. How do you relax in your spare time? I enjoy golf and fishing. I try to get out on my bike and ride about 10 miles a day. If I can I like to squeeze in an afternoon nap especially if I have a performance that night Which do you prefer comedy or singing? I love the singing side of it because that’s where I started. I love entertaining people and its great seeing people going out of a place happier than when they came in. Cornwall- why is it such a great place? Cornwall is what it is and you can’t beat it. I am away a lot with my work and people who don’t live here don’t know what they are missing. It’s also a great place to bring up a family. What does the future hold for Johnny Cowling? I will see where fate takes me. I have recently performed at Truro Cathedral which was amazing. I am also busy doing warm up shows for ITV such as ‘take me out’. I’m lucky to do what I do and I love my work immensely. We would like to send a big thank you to Simon for the interview, to find out more about the great work Simon does with G.O.T. visit We look forward to finding out who Johnny will interview for the next edition in the Autumn. For more information about Johnny Cowling and his summer venues visit Previous interviews in the chain can be found on

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