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St. Day Newsletter In this issue  Diamond Jubilee              

Celebrations New Photo Competition W.I. 90th Birthday Churches Local History Feast Week Programme St. Day AFC Snooker Club Parish Council News Our County Councillor Sunny Days Lantern Parade Carharrack & St. Day Pensioners Club Mobile Library Feast Celebration Mugs

Co p nex y da te f t i s 1st s u or Au e is gu st Issue no. 38 May 2012 Published by St. Day Parish Council


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Sunny Days Nursery, St Day May Newsletter At Sunny Days we have had a lovely start to the year as we have been able to play, and discover, outside a lot. With access to a dedicated play area, fields and trees, as well as the park nearby, children have been able to explore in a range of different ways. This has meant that children have experienced spring at first hand. Particular favourites are looking for worms and bugs and running on the field. Children’s interests have been extended inside. The pre-schoolers have been looking through a microscope, linked to the laptop, at some of their finds. Our under 3’s have draw and painted what they have seen. They have made play dough worms and slugs. Our role play in pre-school has changed from the gym to a shoe shop where children are exploring size, shape and number. In nursery we have a home corner where the children enjoy caring for their ‘babies’, making sure they and their key people have plenty of pretend food to eat. Our snack menus now offer protein and carbohydrates as well as fruit and vegetables. We have had a really positive response to this from the children and parents. For instance: Charlie said ‘I like having fruit for breakfast’ Mum 1 said ‘Fred told me he’d tried pepper for snack. Today he’s brought a kiwi to try.’ Pre-school children have learnt how to make their own bread, soup and fruit salad. The menu has now been changed for the summer term. Children will be able to explore a further range of tastes and textures as well as how to make their own cheese scones and tuna and rice salad. Our youngest children are exploring ‘toddler talk’. This is a range of fun activities developed to explore all aspects of communication and language from listening skills, how to make sounds and talking. These are available to buy from the ‘I can’ web site. (Continued on page 13) 5


Following a public meeting called by the Parish Council in February a small group of residents agreed to take on the responsibility of organising a community event in St Day on 4th June to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Much work has gone on since then—fund raising letters sent out, insurance & road closure arranged, food organised, entertainment organised, and much, much more. We have now reached the point where we can confidently say that, weather permitting, there will be a day of celebration in St Day, mainly based around Fore Street, with the centre point being a community meal in mid-afternoon. For this we have to thank, not just the organising committee, but also the very generous donations from businesses and clubs in St Day and our local performers and artists who have willingly come forward to entertain us during the day. Whether you are a royalist or a republican we do hope you’ll take this opportunity to come along to Fore Street on 4th June and enjoy a community event. 6


11.00 – 14.00 Community Centre, Back Room Children’s face painting – under 11s only, please. Under 5s must be accompanied by adults 12.00 – 13.00 Community Centre, Main Hall Children’s Entertainer – under 11s only, please. Under 5s must be accompanied by adults 15.00 – 15.30 Fore Street Community Service led by Father Simon Bone and Reverend Danny Reed 15.30 – 17.00 Fore Street Community Meal During the meal there will be music from Mabel Thomas followed by Graham Homer and Marilyn Richards 17.00 – 18.00 Fore Street Community Singing led by Greg Woods - songbooks provided so no excuses!!! 19.30 – late Disco at Enterprise Centre, Vogue All of the above events are free thanks to the generosity of our locals clubs, businesses and performers It is possible that some of the entertainment may change between now and 04 June as we finalise the arrangements. We will keep you updated with posters in the Post Office window and on the Parish Council notice board in Market Square. We would be grateful if you would avoid parking on the street in Fore Street on 04 June. There should be space at the end of Church Street in front of the Wheal Jewell play area – thank you! Even at this stage we are still very grateful for all offers of help, particularly on the day itself to help move tables and chairs etc. If you are willing to help please call 821829 and put your name forward.

Come along and enjoy a great community event!! One last thing—we aim to provide seating for as many people as possible but, if you want to be sure of a seat and have some fold-up chairs/stools, please bring them along. 7


Meet your Parish Councillors Steve Penny I was born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, but moved to the Isle of Wight when I was eleven, my secondary education ended when at age fifteen I joined the Royal Air Force as an apprentice instrument fitter, training for three years at RAF Halton. When my mother (Min Brand) and siblings moved to Cornwall in 1963, I became a frequent visitor to St. Day, usually arriving in the early hours on my motorcycle. After a tour of duty in Zambia, I was posted to RAF St. Mawgan, and with my two children bought a cottage in Chapel St. After leaving the air force in 1973, I joined a local firm in Penryn, Exco Fire and Safety, specialising in fire and security protection electronics, and worked for them traveling all over the county until retirement in 2008. I married my second wife, Anita, here in St.Day, and for the next few years we concentrated on bringing up our children (five of them) Debra, Teresa, Mark, Sara and Andrew. Anita and I have been involved in the community over the years, from scouting to judo, the Billy Graham mission and to the local Methodist church. In 2004 I went to Zambia again, this time to check on the progress of a school and training scheme for widows and orphans we were involved with in Ndola. When I retired I wanted to use some of my time bringing the sense of community that we had enjoyed, as younger people, to the next generation.

Carharrack & St. Day Pensioners Club Outings Programme May 28th June 20th July 18th August 8th September 19th

Torquay and Paignton Bideford & Atlantic Village Mystery trip & Fish ‘n’ Chips To be announced Trago & Cream tea at Trelawney Garden Centre

Contact Margaret 821150 or Janet 822070 8


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• Leaks Found and Repaired • Taps serviced/washers replaced • Hot water cylinders changed • Immersion Heaters changed

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Camborne and Redruth Live at Home Scheme have a weekly group for people over 60 years, Tuesdays 10am until midday. Refreshments, raffle, entertainment, crafts. Mills Hall Carharrack. Please phone Diane Bruford

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Some dates for your diary at St. Day Methodist Church Monday 14th May - Pop In Sunday 27th May 3pm Pentecost Service at Gwennap Pit Preacher Rev. Leo Osborn, President of Methodist Conference Thursday 14th June Flower Festival Opening by Donna Birrell 10.30am Songs of Praise7.30pm 10


Second Monday of every month ‑ Pop In ‑ 11:00 am ‑ 1:00 pm ‑ A chance for a soup and sweet lunch, chat and fellowship. Tuesdays 2:30 pm ‑ 4:00 pm Bright Hour—a fellowship meeting for ladies and men. Wednesdays 4th Wednesday of the month 12 noon for 12.15 Luncheon Club 1st and 3rd Wednesday—(not in Dec.) Ray’s Bargain Bin 10.00-3.30pm Thursdays 10.15 am Coffee, Prayer and Bible Study Fridays 7:30 pm Fellowship & Bible Study at 5 Carew Road, St. Day Other special events are organized, details can be found on the Church door or notice board. Contacts Church services and activities Ralph Gilbert 821100 Junior Church – Steven Pomfret 07791950980 Hirings – Janet Homer 820881 11

The Methodist Church in St. Day warmly welcomes you to share with them in their events and activities. Methodism has been present in St. Day for many years. The Methodist Church and family seek to serve and follow Christ's teaching as a group of believers and individuals. We extend the love of God to all. Friendly fellowship, transport no problem, Comfortable surroundings, genuine love and support offered to all.


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(Continued from page 5) We have had two fun activities for family and friends this term with our communication treasure hunt and our Easter Event. It was great to see so many families sharing with these events and developing their children’s interests and skills. On Wednesday mornings the MADE (music and dance) team are coming in to share their skills with the pre-schoolers. We will get the chance to explore different instruments and add stories and movement to professionals playing. We were lucky enough to be one of only seven nurseries in West Cornwall to be selected for this experience. We have a busy term coming up with St Day Feast, Our 30th Anniversary and Sports Day, Trip to Gyllingvase Beach and Queens Jubilee Celebrations. We will also be having an outing to Carharrack Park on the morning of Tuesday 26th June 2012 where we would love to spend time with other families. We will put posters up nearer the time. To find out more about us please contact Bobby on 01209 821868 or call in. OFSTED reg. 102860, charity reg. 1028488

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St Day Methodist Church Invite you to join them in their Flower Festival

“A Feast of Faith & Flowers” Thursday 14th June Monday 18th June Festival Open 10am - 7pm Refreshments Thursday - Saturday Coffee, Cakes, Ploughmans lunches & Cream Teas available Entrance Free – Programmes £2:00 Thursday 14th June Grand Opening at 10:30 am by Donna Birrell 7:30pm Songs of Praise led by Rev Danny Reed

Friday 15th June Festival Open 10am - 7 pm

Saturday 16th June 7:30 pm Grand Home Grown Concert

Sunday 17th June 9:30am Joining for St Day Feast Service at Parish Church Festival Open 4pm - 7pm

Monday 18th June Festival open from 10 am – 7 pm

All Welcome The proceeds will benefit local charities: St Day Methodist Chapel, St Day Parish Church, St Day Feast Committee & St Day & Carharrack Primary School 14


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St.Day 5 Mid - Winter Lantern Celebration. The lantern celebration just seems to go from strength to strength, which is due in full to the amazing commitment and support received from St. Day’s wonderful community. The Day-Light Group has grown over the years and now has about 30 active members. It has become an effective working team, enabling this magical event to evolve, change and develop year on year. There is an immense amount of work that goes into making an event such as this happen and I would like to congratulate all those who got involved. This year’s event with the theme of Spring was blessed by the weather. Conditions were almost perfect for the incredible fire performers, the beautiful array of lanterns (made by the schoolchildren and members of the community with the help of the Day-Light Group) the superb Haylestorm Samba, Carharrack & St. Day Silver Band and Carn Brea Morris Side. As if that wasn’t enough we continued to be wowed by a staggering array of homemade cakes, which could be enjoyed whilst listening to the music of Mike and Barry, followed by Aggypella Choir, comedy from Cascade Theatre Co, and a Salsa Dancing finale by Gavin and Rosella. We really have a lot of talent within the community and hope that next year’s event will continue to showcase what we can do as a village. (Continued on page 16) 15


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We would like to thank the Parish Council, Cornwall Council, as well as The Methodist Church for their support. We could not do it without your help. I would also like to thank Father Simon and his Church for embracing the project so wholeheartedly and the Star Inn, St. Day and Carharrack School and The General Store for all their behind the scenes help and support. We are now planning next year’s event and welcome anyone who would like to be part of Day-Light. Your ideas and talents should not go unnoticed so if you are happy to muck in, enjoy tea and cakes. contact: claresummerson@btinternet.com or call 821684

UNITED PENTECOST SERVICE at Gwennap Pit Sunday 27th May 2012 starting at 3pm. Community Hymn singing from 2.30pm Preacher will be The President of the Methodist Conference

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Your task is to take a Calling all photograph that Photographers depicts “St. Day� A chance to have There are just 4 rules: 1. No people to be in the your photograph picture. 2. The picture should fit into published on the 1/2 page of the Newsletter, either vertically or front cover of horizontally. 3. The prize is publication on the the St. Day front cover of the Newsletter. Newsletter 4. The judges decision is final! Entries can be digital or printed on paper Send your entries to stdaynews@gmail.com or leave them at the Post Office by 1st August

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W.I.

The first quarter of this year has certainly started at a

gallop, I hope we can stay the course if this pace keeps up. February . The General meeting saw the re election of all officers and a warm welcome back to Pat Trevithick who had taken a sabbatical last year. The March speaker Amanda Barlow ,of the Budock Vean hotel, filled us with admiration for her energy and enthusiasm. Her stories of the trials and tribulations dealing with both staff and clients were quite an eye opener. We have no idea what is happening behind the scenes as we enjoy a meal out . Jackie Grenfell Richards and her two helpers tried to get us in shape for the Summer at the April meeting with an evening of Keep Fit. After a few warm up exercises she moved on to dance movements, this did cause a great deal of laughter , mainly from the onlookers as the brave ones attempted the Jazz Box and Grapevine with varying degrees of success. I don't think we will be on Britain's Got Talent in the near future! The good work was completely undone two weeks later. The Edith Martin group comprising of St Day, Chacewater and Mt Hawke held their 50th birthday celebration in the Church hall. We were welcomed with a glass of wine and then settled to the formal business of the evening, president's reports, minutes etc . Having dealt with the serious stuff it was time to have fun, which we did with a very noisy game of Beetle followed by a delicious supper. I really don't think pasties, pies, eclairs and meringues followed by a very rich fruit Birthday cake will do anything for our figures. Oh well "matter do it" ? Thank you to all who came and supported the Bacon Butty morning on March 24th we raised ÂŁ286.95, which was shared by the Phoenix Stroke Appeal and Live at Home. Looking ahead . May 9th

Cornish Evening with entertainment provided by the St Paul Singers.

June 11th. No meeting. We will be manning a plant stall at the Feast Street Fair and on Feast Monday we will have our ever-popular cake stall in the playing field. July 14th

The speaker is Dorothy Lamb accompanied by her guide dog Holly. (Continued on page 22)

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(Continued from page 21) July 14th Annual Patio Party, behind the church, with various stalls including cakes, books white elephant and games for the children. Refreshments will be available. August 8th.

No meeting. Summer outing to Healey Cyder Farm.

St Day W. I. 90th Birthday August 31st We will be celebrating with an Afternoon Tea party. We would love to welcome any past members to join us, if you know someone who has belonged to the St Day institute please let them know. We will need to know names for catering so please ring Jenny Davies on 821358. We plan to have a display of photos of past and present members and events, if you or anyone you know has any could we please borrow them. They will be returned if you put your name and address on the back. Ring Frances Whitham on 822118 or drop them off at Lynmouth, Telegraph St. We were delighted to have some new members join us this year. Ladies come and give us try you will be made very welcome. Meetings second Wednesday of each month in the church hall at 7.00 pm.

The Mobile Library visits the area on Tuesdays, the dates and times are: 22nd May 19th June 31st July 14th August 28th August

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09.15 - 9.25 09.30 -10.00 10.05 - 10.50 11.00 -11.10


Do you have memories of St. Day in the past? We’d love to print your memories here in the Newsletter. If you’d like some help get them down on paper then get in touch. Call Nigel on 820441 or leave a message in the Post Office.

This space or a bigger one could have advertised your group or clubs events— but nobody told us! Read on to find out how to get your group advertised for FREE! 23


We love to be indoors or explore outside Our friendly nursery welcomes children from birth to 4 years. Contact Bobby or Rachel on 01209821868 fpr details and look

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St.Day Feast 2012 DANCE PRACTICES We would like MORE ADULTS to join the Feast dance. Please come along to the practises and support YOUR Feast. Dates Monday 28th May & Tuesday 5th June Time Children 7pm to 7.30pm Adults 7.45 to 8.30pm Venue St.Day Parish Church Hall

GUIDED WALK AROUND ST. DAY led by Local Historian Paul Annear Tuesday 12th June meeting at the Parish Church at 7:00pm.

BINGO with Brian & Yvonne - In aid of the Community Centre & Christmas Lights Date Tuesday 12th June Time 7.30pm Venue Community Centre, St.Day

STREET FAIR & ENTERTAINMENT Date Wednesday 13th June Time 7.00pm Venue Market Square, St.Day Organised by, and in aid of, St.Day & Carharrack Pre School Playgroup

CHILDREN'S SCHOOL DISCO Date Thursday 14th June Time 6.30 to 7.30pm Infants & Juniors Venue St.Day & Carharrack Community School In aid of School FSOD for School Pupils Only

ST.DAY METHODIST CHURCH "A FEAST OF FAITH & FLOWERS" Thursday 14th"to Monday 18th June See page 14 for more information (Continued on page 27) 26


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ST.DAY METHODIST CHURCH SONGS OF PRAISE Date Thursday 14th June Time 7.30pm Rev. Danny Reed

STAR INN Date Saturday 16th June Family Fun Day -10am - 4pm Ale & Music Festival 2pm-11.30 Proceeds to StJulia's Hospice & Precious Lives Appeal

FEAST SUNDAY 17th JUNE ST.DAY PARISH CHURCH 9.30am The Feast Sunday Parish Mass 7.30pm Concert with NANKERSY Male Voice Choir Chairman -RoyTrelease Programmes ÂŁ4.00 Retiring Collection

FEAST MONDAY 18th JUNE Procession & Tea Treat - leaves the school at 2.00pm and proceeds to the Playing Field, where there will be a presentation of Jubilee commemorative mugs to all school age children. Procession led by Carharrack & St.Day Silver Band Adults who wish to join the procession are asked to follow the children at the back of the procession.

FEAST DANCE Assemble outside the Parish Church Children's Dance 6.30pm Adults Dance 7.15pm

Dress code for Feast Dance LADIES - Long dress, gloves & flowers in hair. GENTLEMEN - Shirt with bow tie to match partner's dress, trousers or kilt. GIRLS - Long or short dress, flowers in hair, gloves optional. BOYS - As gentlemen above 27


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The ‘Oil Club’ helps more people save on their fuel bills Residents are saving money on heating oil by having deliveries on the same day each month. By using an independent local supplier . To join in and save on your oil costs you need to order through Nigel Knight on 820441. You can also order online by emailing your details and order to stdayoilclub@gmail.com. In order to receive a discount you must place your order with Nigel, please do not phone our supplier direct, this could result in you getting a double delivery! Deliveries are made on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

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Do you know anyone who would like to read the Newsletter in larger print? Please get in touch with Nigel on 820441

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ST DAY AFC “ CLUB FOR THE FUTURE & FOR THE FAMILY� As always at St Day AFC it has been extremely busy especially in the last month with us nearing the end of the season. On Saturday 28th saw the club host Sponsors, Ladies & Family Day. This was a very successful day with sponsors enjoying free drinks & a buffet, the ladies enjoying being pampered and having free wine and cakes and the children playing outside with a free bouncy castle, face painting and some football coaching. The club hosted this day to say a massive thank you to all sponsors and ladies identifying how important they both are to the club all year around. The teams are nearing the end of the season and with a handful of fixtures it looks like all teams will finish in a mid-table position. For the 1st team it is exactly where we wanted them to be and have really stabilised the club which we owe our great thanks to Matt Harris (Manager) & Mark Conniff (Assistant Manager), as well as the players. They are also in the Semi Final of the Supple(Continued on page 44) 33


Parish Council News The Parish Council normally meets on the second Monday of each month, (except in August), at 7:00pm in the Community Room in Mills St. The meetings are open to the public (unless an item has to be taken in private) and agenda item 3 is always for public participation (limited to 15 minutes). It is sometimes necessary to arrange extra meetings, often concerning planning applications. Notices of all the meetings are displayed on the notice board at least 3 days before a meeting. Minutes of meetings are displayed on the notice board and also on our web site www.stday.org Parish Councillors Pippa Bray 820446

Bobby Dyer 820021

Jim Moores 820160

Geoff Nankivell 820201

John Newcombe 820841

Steve Penny 820774

Lesley Trotter 820733 Council Vacancy There was no request for an election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George Ross and, as the only name put forward was Jim Moores, he was duly co-opted Clerk to Parish Council

Steve Edwards 821829

Cornwall Councillor

Mark Kaczmarek

211366

Please note the Parish Council now meets in the Community Room at the bottom of Mills Street. There is car parking available in Barracks Lane. Cornwall Bursary Cornwall Council is offering bursaries to young people who wish to stay on in education. Details are available from Secondary Schools and Further Education Colleges. Lantern Parade Our thanks to Kim Pilgrim and Claire Summerson and all their many helpers for another very successful Lantern Parade Cornwall Fire and Rescue has issued leaflets drawing drivers’ attention when parking to the need to maintain easy access for emergency services. Delays in reaching a fire or a medical emergency could have serious consequences. Fire Station Location The Parish Council and the Mining Villages Group have expressed their concerns over the proposed closing of Redruth Fire Station and transferring cover to a new full time manned station at Tolvaddon. It is doubtful if (Continued on page 35)

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(Continued from page 34) the full time crew will be able to respond as quickly as the retained crew at Redruth to fires in the villages, certainly when there is heavy traffic. Also if the full time crew is out it will take longer for the retained men from Camborne and Redruth to man a second or third appliance. Cornwall Enquiry and Information Service Information is available through this service from a wide variety of reference sources. It is available online by typing ‘libraries’ into the search box at the top of the front page of the Cornwall Council website. Then look for the clickable heading “Reference Online” in the list which appears under the heading ‘Your Library Online’. Alternately Telephone: (free) 0800 032 2345 (or 01872 272702) Available Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm Or e-mail: enquirycentre@cornwall.gov.uk Note - You do need a current Cornwall Library card to use these services. Publicity We would like to remind local organisations of the opportunity which this newsletter offers to publicise your activities. Why not write a short article or submit an advertisement, which is free to local clubs. Victor Chapman We were sorry to hear of the death of Victor a few days before his 90th birthday. Victor was our street cleaner for several years and was so very conscientious in his work. Our condolences go to his family. Refuse and Recycling Collections There have been problems since Cory Environmental took over the contract. Anybody still experiencing missed collections should contact Cornwall Council on 0300 1234 141 or via their web site. Empty Properties Cornwall Council is in negotiations with the owners of several vacant properties with a view to bringing them into use. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee At the public meeting called by the Parish Council a committee was formed to organise events and money has been obtained from various sources towards the cost. Our thanks go to all those who are helping with the project. Churchyards Details of burials in Gwennap, Lanner, Stithians and St.Day are on the Mining Villages Historic Churchyards website www.churchyardproject.net, Mineral Tramways Trails The project by the Mining Villages Regeneration Group to encourage people off the main Mineral Tramways Trails and into the villages is progressing well and the web site will be coming on line and way markers erected shortly. Bus Services Cornwall Council has awarded the contract for the subsidised bus services through St. Day to First Bus. Potential passengers should check (Continued on page 40) 35


Tracing an Ancestor

I have received the

following note from Sue Roberts, who lives in South Wales. Can anyone help please? "I am seeking information regarding an ancestor, named Harriet Dower (aka Hetty) born in 1880 in Crowan. Harriet was one of five daughters of Samuel Dower, a tin miner and his wife Rosina (nee Kitchen). Her sisters were named: Emma Jane, born in 1872; (who married Henry Faulkner) Edith, born in 1874; (who married William Gluyas of Medlyn Moor) Priscilla Beatrice; born in 1879 (who on the death of her sister Edith married William Gluyas of Medlyn Moor) and Elizabeth, born in 1886. According to the 1901 UK census Harriet Dower was working as a servant to Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Apps, a draper of 8 Fore Street, St. Day. They had three daughters Cecilia, Caroline and Lillian and I was wondering if there are any descendant of the Apps family still in St.Day? Is it possible that there is a photograph of the drapers shop and the household in the St Day archive? This type of photograph was very popular at that time." If you can help, I will pass on any information to Sue. Contact details on page 3 36


Scorrier Christian Fellowship

SCORRIER CHAPEL (Opposite the Crossroads Lodge) ARRANGES THE FOLLOWING MEETINGS EACH SUNDAY Morning Meeting 10.00am Prayer Meeting 6.30pm Evening Meeting 7.00pm For further information please contact Tim Jenkin 01209 899009 and visit our website www.scorrierchristianfellowship.org.uk

Open to All A free barbeque, days out for the over 50s and an entertaining play are some of the events to be put on over the summer by Scorrier Christian Fellowship, based at Scorrier Chapel. The freshly-renovated interior gives scope to do more things, in a relaxed and open atmosphere. The flattened floor allows us to move chairs around to make space for games for the young people, and it is of course much more wheelchair-friendly. The events coming up include Young@Heart, a holiday club for seniors; this involves trips and activities every other day for a week, starting on 14th May. For more information contact Mike and Jean on 01209 890450. Shortly after will be the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations, with a barbeque in the chapel grounds on Sunday 3rd June, starting at 12:00. A selection of activities will be available during the afternoon, including crafts, games and a Shetland Pony ride. That is planned for the Sunday, so you are still free to join in the St Day celebrations on the Monday! (Continued on page 38)

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Later in the year we have booked The Searchlight Theatre Company (many of you will remember their Christmas play at the start of this year) to perform Chariot ~ Wings Like Eagles, the story of Olympic athlete Eric Liddell (made famous in the film Chariots of Fire). Regular events include Lunchbreak on the third Thursday of each month. This is a selection of delicious home-made soups and puddings. There is no charge, but donations are welcome and proceeds go to support local Cornish charities. Alternate months, for those who wish to stay, this is followed by Lunchbreak Plus. This will vary, but in the past has included such things as Any Questions? or an opportunity to hear someone’s story about what God has done for them. Friday evenings we have Wipeout, a club for young people of secondary school age, providing a range of activities and a time of dis-

cussion. Our regular Sunday meetings are at 10 am and 7 pm. Normally the first Sunday morning of each month is particularly suitable for all ages, but all our gatherings aim to be family-friendly. A crèche is also available, with CRB-checked leaders. For more information take a look on our website, www.scorrierchristianfellowship.org.uk or phone Tim on 01209 899 009 38


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(Continued from page 35) the timings as they have been amended. However time keeping to date has been poor. Passengers are asked to keep a record of poor time keeping and report it to the bus company and to Cornwall Council Transportation Unit The Town Clock The Parish Council is in talks with 2 firms of building surveyors with a view to one of them taking on the supervision of the necessary work and in helping to obtain grants. Affordable Housing To date no planning application has been received for Affordable Housing at the Wheal Gorland/Chapel Street site. Cornwall Council is looking at the suitability of various other sites which have been suggested. United Downs Waste Disposal and Recycling Facility is now closing at 4pm each day throughout the year. Dog Fouling We continue to get complaints about dogs fouling the streets. It is an offence not to pick up after your dog fouls in a public place. Anybody who sees that somebody does not pick it up should report the person to Cornwall Council 0300 1234 212 or email www.cornwall.gov.uk/dogbins. Litter There will be a Litter Pick around St. Day on Saturday 9th June meeting at the Community centre at 10am Please come along and help to get the area around the centre of St. Day tidy for St. Day Feast Police The police continue to report low numbers of calls from the public and a very low incidence of crime in the parish. Residents should report all incidents as this determines the level of policing in the parish. To contact the police for emergencies call 999 for non-emergencies call 101 (the new number ) to contact the local team leave a message on 202324 Chairman John Newcombe 820841 Clerk Steve Edwards 821829 40

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(Continued from page 33) mentary Cup against Troon which is to be played on Sunday 13th May at Penzance FC. The club are running a bus on the day leaving at 1pm and returning at approx 7:30pm for a small cost of £7, please contact Tony Evans to book your seat 01209 820888. The other semi final includes Newquay V Perranwell. This game was due to be hosted by ourselves on Sunday 29th April. This was massive thing for the club to do for the Jolly’s Combination League and shows just how far the club has come over the last couple of years. Unfortunately due to really bad weather the game had to be postponed and now cannot be held at Vogue Park due to the start of the cricket season. It was great to be asked to host this and hopefully we will be asked again next season. The reserves have had a tough season in the new Trelawny Division 1 and we are pleased that they remain in the league next season. The reserves have had a very good run in beating many of the top teams and we now expect them to build of the success next year, they will finish the season around 7/8th in the league. The 3rds again remain in Trelawny division 4 and have had two great cup runs ending up playing in both Finals. One on Tuesday May 8th in the Arthur Pearce and the Jubilee Cup is yet to be arranged, both Finals are against champions of div 4, Wendron III. We did host one semi final this season, that being the Premier division Dunn Cup. Goonhavern Athletic V Mawnan played part in this and eventually Goonhavern ran out 1-0 winners. The club once again was remarked on its professionalism and the smooth running of staging a cup. An email was received by the Mawnan secretary, Leon Prynn expressing his thanks to the club and he too remarked on how well the whole event was organised. This email can be read on the clubs website www.stdayafc.co.uk under the news section. Another exciting event that happened, back in February we had a visit from the CCFA after the club nominated Head Groundsman Mark Leah for an award. The team of Groundsman took a visit, obviously looking at the condition of the pitch but at the same time consider the money and tools available to the Grounds staff. We at St Day are very lucky not only having Mark but also have 5 other Groundsman helping him out; Dave Searle, Adrian Walters, John Swan, Peter Grenfell & Dave Tedd. We as a club thank them all for their hard work, week in week out and are very proud at what they all produce on the field. The other clubs that were nominated and inspected for the Groundsman of the year award included; Porthleven, Helston, Hayle, Newquay, Sticker, St Columb Major, Wadbridge & St Teath. The winner, going on to the Finals, competing against the rest of the country was Newquay FC, congratulations to them. Please don’t forget about the clubs monthly newsletter, copies available from the clubhouse or downloadable from the website. Our AGM will be one evening in the near future please keep an eye out on the website or in local business for more details it would be great to see you there, remember we are club not only for the future but also for the family. It’s your club please come and let us hear your views to make the club even better. Next season will start on (Continued on page 52) 44


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Meet your Parish Councillors Pippa Bray I hope that many of you will recognise me from my shop in Church Street, Make Do And Mend, or from my work with the Action St Day Group, or perhaps from seeing me out walking with my 4 Dalmatians! St Day has been my home for 11 years and has made me feel that I really belong here. I moved to Church Street with my husband and three of my five children in 2001 and immediately felt welcomed by everyone. After renovating our house, we opened our business the following year and received great support from the village. This has enabled us to expand our business to include another shop in Penryn and to create employment for several local people. During our renovations, I became very interested in the history of the village and this lead me to become involved with the Action Group, when I helped to institute Litter Picks, enter the Village of the Year Award and write the Parish Plan, and later to be asked to join the Parish Council. I feel that being a Parish Councillor is an important job, helping to lead the village into a future that sees it continue as a vibrant and active society with shops, school, PO, pubs and community groups. Three of my children still live and work in the area and two of my grandsons attend St Day School so I have a strong investment in the future of the village! 46


HOLY TRINITY CHURCH Parish Mass with Junior Church : Sundays 9.30 a.m. Coming soon “Messy Church” for children Contacts: For weddings, funerals and baptisms Fr. Simon Bone, Vicar : 01872 822862 The Rectory, Church St, St. Day

Churchwardens: Annette Hillman 821030 Sue Manley 820187 Hall Bookings Sheila Braddon 820285

We have many varied fund raising events during the year. Please do come along and join us.

The Woodland Trust’s Community Woodland Network is an interactive website network for community woodland groups to share information and resources. It’s packed full of useful online information that can help in setting up and running a group, and a discussion area to allow groups and individuals to interact and share common interests. To access the Network, go to http: www.yourwoods.info/. The Woodland Trust is also currently running the Jubilee Woods Project to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee by helping millions of people come together to plant 6 million trees – go to http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/jubileewoods/Pages/home.aspx Jubilee Woods is a celebration for everyone, whether they are creating a Diamond Wood (60 acres), a Jubilee Wood (one acre upwards) or a community wood, or simply want to plant a single tree in the back garden. To help community projects, the Woodland Trust is inviting applications for free Jubilee community tree packs (105 or 420 trees) and free Jubilee school community packs (60 trees) – call: 0845293 5680 or email: jubileewoods@woodlandtrust.org.uk 47


Go and Tell In my last article I reflected upon Lent and what that might mean for us. As I write today we are half way through the Easter Season which ends at Pentecost where the church celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Holy Trinity. Hopefully Lent for many of us was a time where we were able to look at our own relationship with our Lord, through prayer, maybe fasting and giving something up or even better taking something on. Maybe time spent studying the Holy Scriptures or reflecting on issues which we may face as Christians. Whatever Lent was like for you, that journey brought us again to that glorious Easter Festival where we come to celebrate the resurrection of our Blessed Lord. It is good that we celebrate Easter in the spring. Just as we see the new green shoots coming up out of the ground and new leaves budding on the branches, bringing beautiful flowers and the promise of good fruit, so our spirits see Jesus rising to begin all life anew. For Charlotte, Bethany and me, we also begin new life in this parish. Although we have been here a few months now, we are still in the stage of our first. ….whether it be Christmas, Easter etc., living here in St Day. Not to forget our first of the many community events, such as the wonderful Lantern Procession, traveller wedding, the forthcoming Jubilee celebrations and of course our first Feast Day. It is also great to see the old church open again for the season and to see the visitors coming to look around and soak up the history and atmosphere of that beautiful building. For me, however, one of the most important parts of Easter and for all of us as Christians is what our Lord commands in that Easter Story. Whether we read Mark or John’s account of the empty tomb, we read Jesus saying “go and tell”. Jesus tells Mary not to hold onto him, he must be shared. Like all Good News it must be shared, the Good News of Jesus is not something that we hold onto, or that we keep within the bounds of a book or the walls of a church. It is something that must be shared with others who are looking for him. After all, we are Easter people, we are resurrection people and we share together the friendship we have found in Christ. We share our joys and sorrows together. We are called to let others know that Christ is indeed with us, he is risen and he is present. We need only look and Jesus will find us and when he does, he will call us by name and then we will know that he has claimed us as his own and welcomed us into his holy kingdom. So let us all ‘go and tell’ and share the good news. With every Blessing Fr. Simon

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is by regular fund raising activities and we rely on your support to help us achieve this and would very much like to see you. Many people have said what’s this to do with me, I don’t go to church? But the Parish church is not there just for Sunday worship but for baptisms, weddings, funerals and concerts etc

Spring and Summer events at Holy Trinity.

May 12th May Fayre 10am-12noon

The events below are for everyone in St Day not just the church members.

June 17th St Day Feast Mass 9.30am

We have been recently asked why we have so many fund raising events in the church so we thought an explanation was needed. Every year each church in England has to pay what is known as the Mission and Ministry Fund (previously known as Common Fund). This is paid to the Diocese and goes to provide money for the Church of England expenses for the cost of the Church and its Clergy. Non-payment could see the closure of your Parish Church. St Day & Carharrack’s Mission and Ministry Fund payment at the moment is around £10,000 per annum. There are only 30 regular church members, many of whom are retired, so we cannot expect the weekly collection on Sunday, to raise this amount. The only way that we can raise the sum required

Male Voice Choir Concert 7.30pm July 7th Summer Fete in the Vicarage Garden 10am -12 noon July 20th Family Beetle Drive 7pm July 25th Coffee Morning in the Church Hall 10am -12 noon Aug 3rd Barbeque in the Vicarage Garden 6-30pm Aug 15th Cream Teas at Carew Cottage 2-30pm Sept 19th A talk by Paul Annear in the Church Hall 7-30pm

The Enterprise All Stars Bowls Club The Enterprise All Stars Bowls Club meets at the Enterprise Centre, Vogue and has approximately 28 members, the majority of whom are St Day residents with one or two from neighbouring villages. The club meets weekly during the summer on a Tuesday and twice a week in the winter on Tuesday and Friday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. It is a very friendly club where age and ability is immaterial, one member for instance is registered severally sight impaired/blind Bowls are played from 2 till 3, then a break for a cup of tea and a biscuit before recommencing play again until 4 pm 49


From our Cornwall Councillor There is a great deal of concern over the proposed changes within the Fire and Rescue Service. People in the Mining Villages know from personal experiences just how vital the response times are so, on 23 March 2012, I took part in a number of scheduled blue light runs from the site at Tolvaddon which is being proposed for the new super Fire Control Station. The objective of the day was to get as close as possible to the villages and towns within the 6½ minutes response targets and, secondly, to see if the full time crews could get to Redruth Fire Station before the retained crew could respond. Leaving Tolvaddon with the blue lights flashing and heading towards Redruth along the A30, the traffic condition was heavy as expected. Turning off at the Avers slip road/roundabout we experienced our first, and unfortunately not the last, ignorant driver who failed to give way to an emergency vehicle causing the driver of the fire engine to brake hard. This slowed us down and we arrived at Redruth Station in 4 minutes and 19 seconds. Retained crew response times from what we have been told average 5 minutes and 15 seconds. The second run was from Tolvaddon to Lanner and again the traffic was very heavy. The driver chose to take the route via East Hill Junction where traffic was four lanes wide and at a standstill, therefore the fire engine could only wait until the lights changed. We headed towards Pool and on to Redruth – the 6½ minutes got us as far as West End, Redruth. We also did a run from Tolvaddon to Cardrew Industrial Estate which came within the 6½ minutes. The afternoon blue light runs used alternative routes to Lanner. The first was via East Hill Junction where the traffic was light and then on to Carnkie – the 6½ minutes got us as far as Seleggan near the Helston/Redruth Road. The other route used was the A30 East to Avers, then through Mount Ambrose and on to Sandy Lane – the 6½ minutes got us to the St Day Road roundabout. For St Day it was Tolvaddon then the A30 East as far as the Scorrier slip road

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The Snooker Club in St.Day has just finished the 2011-12 season in the various local and County Competitions. In the Mining Division Snooker League the Division 1 side finished in 6th place, and also went on to win the Team Knockout beating the favourites Illogan Highway ‘A ‘3-1 in the final at St. Rumons. Two sides were entered in Division 2, the ‘A’ side narrowly missed promotion finishing in 3rd place and the ‘B’ side were 8th. The Youth Individual, after a day long tournament, ended with 15 year old Aiden Johns finishing runner-up. The Falmouth League saw four entries from St. Day, one snooker side which finished runners- up and three billiards teams. The ‘A’ side finished runners- up to local rivals Carharrack in the team knockout . Individually Joe Graham won the Handicap singles and was runner- up to Charlie Gay in the Open singles. Terry Kempe won the Individual Snooker singles and with his partner Mike Foley also claimed the doubles title. The County Individual Billiards saw 80 year old Charlie Gay lose to Dave White from Bude . It was Charlie’s 17th County Final of which he has won 13. Terry Kempe and partner Chris Isaacs failed in their attempt to retain the Snooker Doubles losing in the final to Andrew Best & Gary Spencer from Bugle. With the Summer Billiards League now starting at St. Day on Monday nights and having just had the A.G.M., it will soon be time to prepare for the 2012-13 season. (Continued from page 44) Saturday 18th August watch out for fixture cards displayed in local business.

ST DAY YOUTH AFC The youth section of the club is really growing into a very successful part of the club. With 70 youngsters been signed on since starting in August, it really is becoming a asset to the club. We are very grateful to John Orchard Scrap Yard for sponsoring the youth section with a new kit. This is being used for the friendly matches as well as the kit for the teams entering the league next season. Once again Redruth Charity trust is willing to help out the club. Last year the trust was the initial spark to getting the youth section going at the club providing us with goals, balls and lots of other equipment. This year the club has asked for other small things to booster the youth. We find out on Sunday 20th May at a presentation evening at the Twilight Zone Redruth. All are welcome to attend and support St Day Youth (Continued on page 53) 52


AFC. Entrance is free and the evening starts at 7pm The club recently applied for a grant from the football foundation. This grant know as grow the game allows clubs such as ourselves to “grow”. The money allows the club to do numerous thing such as by equipment, kit pay for coaches, referees and hire training venues if needed. The main thing that the club need to do and really want to push is the training of more level 1 & 2 coaches at the club. If your someone that would love to get involved, but couldn’t afford the £100 to be trained as a coach then we can do it for you for FREE. If your interested or want anymore information please contact Mark Leah on 07875596798 or email him on mleah@redruth.conwall.sch.uk and he will happily speak to you about this great opportunity to get involved with some thing very rewarding. Thanks for reading Best Wishes all St Day Football Club

St Day Historical & Conservation Society Deputy Head at Pool Community College, Paul Annear, and local historian, Lesley Trotter, gave St Day Historical & Conservation Society a scoop when they presented an illustrated talk on their exciting new discoveries relating to the Early Settlement and Mediaeval Chapel of St Day, at Teyluva Children's Centre in St Day recently. Introducing their subject matter, Lesley noted how in the mediaeval period St Day was famous for its wayside chapel, first mentioned in the historical record in 1269, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, a stopping-off place for pilgrims en route to St Michael's Mount. Apparently closed at the Reformation in 1545, when it would have fallen foul of Henry VIII's Chantry Act, it was probably later restored to use by Queen Mary, since Cornishmen were still making bequests to it during Mary's reign, before it was finally sold in 1568 by Queen Elizabeth, to a government contractor. A large crocketed pinnacle from the tower, dating to the fifteenth century, survives to this day in the grounds of Scorrier House. The sixteenth century antiquary, John Norden, wrote of “St Daye, a hamlet: There was sometime a chappell, now decayed, called Trinitye to which men and women came in times paste from far in pilgrimage. The resorte was so greate, as it made the people of the Countrye to bringe all kinde of provision to that place; and so long it contynued with increase, that it grew to a kinde of market; and by that meanes it grew and contynueth a kind of market to this daye without further charter.” Where precisely the chapel once stood has long been forgotten in St Day, save for the approximate location of its former tower, which survived until 1798, when labourers were paid 9s. 6d. “for... taking down the Old Tower at Saint Dye.” (Continued on page 54) 53


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It had apparently by then become unsafe – indeed so unsafe that part of it had already fallen on a house, now called Trinity Cottage – the home of speaker Lesley Trotter. Working on evidence of the rebuilt western end of her house, and extrapolating on the research of others into where the chapel may have once stood, Lesley began with Paul Annear a dig in her front garden, last August, spurred on by the discoveries of various stones found built into her cottage which may have been reused from a mediaeval building on the same site, or one close by. Their trial excavations quickly revealed the possible evidence for foundations, at which point archaeologists Bryn Tapper and Carl Thorpe were called in, from Cornwall's Historic Environment Service. They continued the excavations and made some important discoveries; principal amongst these were a Lostwithiel roof tile and fragments of Iron Age pottery. Their report was published earlier this month and, excitingly, gave credibility to the suspicions of the speakers as to the possible whereabouts of the former mediaeval chapel, opening up a whole new historical dimension to the area, which falls within both the Conservation Area and the World Heritage Site. Paul Annear also speculated on the origins of the town's dedication, to a probable sixth century Breton saint, and also the apparently anomalous dedication of its former chapel, as well as its modern parish church, to the Holy Trinity. The speakers had also carried out much local fieldwork research, principally at Gwennap Church, once the mother church to the chapel at St Day, in comparative styles of architecture to help date stones found built into Lesley's house as well as various other buildings around the town. This evidence helped them tentatively to reconstruct the kind of ecclesiastical building which may once have occupied the site, which as well as boasting a tower, possibly detached, may also have included at least one side aisle. The extent of its former churchyard and burial ground, probably enclosed in the form of a Celtic 'lan,' an example of 'God's holy acre,' comprising the consecrated ground surrounding the chapel, was also speculated upon; earlier discoveries of human bones found in both Telegraph Street, when the sewers were put in during the 1960s, and in Wheal Gorland, before it was developed for housing, as well as grave slabs found in an adjoining field to the site, all gave supporting evidence to the location revealed by their diggings and subsequent finds. Now grassed over again to preserve the evidence and Lesley's garden, the site awaits the possibility of further discoveries if funding and permissions allow; an exciting new possibility for the future and an added physical dimension to the history of the old town of St Day.

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(From our Cornwall Councillor Continued from page 50) – the 6½ minutes were up by the time we reached the Scorrier crossroads. A second blue light run to Redruth Fire Station took under 4 minutes (around 3 minutes 50 seconds). The fire service has promised to provide me with the response times for the mining villages over the last three years. I have always said that the villages could not be reached within the 6½ minutes response time quoted by the Fire and Rescue Service and the villages on the fringes of the major towns will always take longer to reach. This day was about fact finding and spending the day with the Fire and Rescue Service was a real eye opener. Following my blue light run I emailed Paul Walker, Deputy Chief Fire Officer. He has agreed for one of his team to access their data for incidents within the mining villages of St Day, Lanner, Carharrack and Gwennap over the last 3 years. He will then provide details of the attendance times with averages for daytime and night time attendances. I will ensure that this information is shared between all of the parishes in the Mining Villages who are currently being served by the Redruth retained crews. Community Chest Grant So far this financial year in St Day I have supported the funding requests for St Day Lantern Event (£300) and Sunny Days Nursery (£695). In 2010/11 I supported the funding requests from St Day and Carharrack Community School (£497) and St Day Women’s Institute (£500). In 2009/10,£500 was spent on St Day Methodist Church (hire of hall for Dropin) and £600 on Sunny Days Nursery (planting of trees). I still have a small amount remaining for 2012/13 so if any community group or organisation would like to contact me, then your request can be considered. Mark Kaczmarek CC 01872 322579 or 07528 983 386 mkaczmarek@cornwall.gov.uk

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