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Issue 189 March/April 2013

St Minver

Like links in a fence we will unite To create a fine community With willing hearts, with hands held tight. Neither keeping in nor shutting out But holding fast a fellowship A refuge from adversity. Anna Alexander

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Contents Around and About

New Management Committee at Perceval Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Friends of the Camel Trail Photographic Competition . . . . . . . . 14 Cycling Helmets and Guardian Angels 15 St Minver Short Mat Bowls Club Receive ÂŁ5,000 Sports Council Grant . . . . . . 16 St Kew Group Offer Weekly Organic Veg deliveries . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Wadebridge U3A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Wadebridge Choral Society . . . . . . . . . 19 St Minver Probus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Concerts at St Endellion Church . . . . . 21 St Minver Football Club . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 St Minver Cricket Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 North Cornwall National Trust . . . . . . 24 St Minver CRUK UK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Trelights Xmas Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Rock Beach Christmas Tree . . . . . . . . . 36 Fishermens Friends Tragedy . . . . . . . . 36

Business Spotlight

Fresh from the Sea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Natalie Ashbee Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Recipes New Potatoes with a Difference . . . . . . 27 Easter Tea Bread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Features

Rett Syndrome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 A Year in the Life of a 1st St Minver Brownie! . . . . . . . . . . . 42 The Art of Window Dressing . . . . . . . . 47 Neighbourhood Development Plan . . 49 Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club Celebrates 75 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Regular Items

We Will Remember Them . . . . . . . . . . 24 Book Review - Notes on a Fifteenth Century Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Rock Lifeboat Diary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Brain Gym . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Country Diary from Cobb Cottage . . . 40 Trebetherick & Polzeath WI . . . . . . . . 48 St Kew WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 St Minver Highlands Parish Council . . 50 St Minver Lowlands Parish Council . . . 51 Church Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

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New management Committee at Perceval Institute Plans to increase hall usage and upgrade facilities

If you are planning an event i.e. birthday party, exhibition, sale, coffee morning or a meeting then please contact Maureen Rickard at St Minver Post Office on 01208 863366. The Perceval Institute has recently undergone a change to the Management Maureen will be pleased to show you Committee and they are keen to promote around and answer any questions relating to the hire of the hall. and increase the use of the building. The new management committee: They emphasise that the hall is available for hire seven days a week at a rate of only Martin Broadfoot (Chairman). £7 per hour or £40 per day. Liz Williams (Secretary). Maureen Rickard (Treasurer). The hall has adequate heating and kitchen Fred Bickham. facilities but the plan is to upgrade these Elizabeth Elliott. and a fund has been launched to achieve Robert Lawrence. this. Val Meagor. It is pointed out that there are plenty of Andrew Millington. tables and comfy chairs as well as portable Ted Rowe staging and lots of car parking at the rear of the building. John Smith.

Friends of the Camel Trail Photographic Competition

Due to a generous donation the Friends of the Camel Trail is pleased to announce its first young people’s photographic competition. So get your cameras out and catch the Trail at its best – you don’t need to be a member of ‘The Friends’ to enter. There will be two age categories – 10 years and under and 11-16 years old and the closing date for entries is Sunday June 30th 2013. There will be three prizes in each age group – 1st £30, 2nd £15 and 3rd £5. All entries must be taken from or on the Camel Trail and must be uploaded using 14

the online form which you can find on the Friends website: www.cameltrailfriends.co.uk.

A full display of all the entries will take place in August and the winning six photos will be on a roving display in various locations around the Trail over the summer so the winners can show off to their friends and family. Full rules are available on the website and any questions should be sent to: sueannlee@gmail.com or (01208) 832678

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Cycling Helmets and Guardian Angels Written by a local mum who wishes to remain anonymous. Yesterday, my lovely, active, sometimes but not always sensible son was knocked off his bike by a moving car – I didn’t see the accident, but can guess that both he and the car driver were doing 20 -25 miles per hour. They collided on a blind cross roads – neither more to blame than the other. My son, an avid mountain biker, was wearing a full-face mountain biking helmet and this saved him at the very least from very serious head injuries. He has been diagnosed (after a thorough examination including CT scans) with nothing more serious than bad concussion, which will likely give him bad headaches for a few weeks. He also has very bad bruising across his chin and under his eye socket. If his helmet had not been full face, I can only imagine how smashed up his face would have been All paramedics and medical staff that attended him, praised him for wearing a helmet and reckon that it saved if not his life, then certainly him from serious head injuries. You can guess what is coming next …. Please Never hit the roads on your bike without a helmet and Never let your children go without. I’ll admit to not always being vigilant about this (after all I got through my 70’s childhood without ever

wearing one) but never again … they are life savers. Another word of warning – the accident spot is notorious and similar accidents to this have happened there many times before … so take care on the unclassified lanes that lead from St Enodoc Golf Course to the Pavilion shops and that run parallel to Rock Road. And now proof of guardian angels … the helmet my son was wearing had arrived by mail order that morning – it was brand new and had never been worn, until 10 minutes before the collision. Thank you to whoever is looking over us. Gornwall Garden Society

Spring Flower show ‘

Boconnoc Estate Saturday/Sunday April 2 & 3 Opens 10am

Signposted from Middle and East Taphouse. On A390. Boconnoc estate is 6 miles east of Lostwithiel

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St Minver Short Mat Bowls Club Receive £5,000 Sports Council Grant Indoor bowls is becoming more and more popular. Often regarded as an old man’s sport by folks watching a relaxed summer’s game outdoors on the local bowling green. Indoor bowls is really a young person’s sport. Lots of people have been watching the television coverage in January from Potters in Norfolk, and got quite hooked on the game. The St Minver club meets twice a week at the school and has been doing quite well. It’s a club with a healthy membership of over twenty regular players. Sadly we are not as young as we were or fit as fleas any more but fit enough and with the enthusiasm to keep playing for many years. We realised that the only threat to our continued success was the strain on the men who put out our four heavy cumbersome bowls mats and then wind them up again for each session. If at least two of the fitter men were not available then bowling was not possible. We applied for lottery funding for a mechanical bowls mat winder. It was turned down! Not to be defeated, we applied to the Sports Council and they said yes. So in February we were proud to take delivery of an electric bowls mat winder 16

Pearl Bickham (left) and Pat Crank with the new bowls mat winder. enjoy ourselves. There will be lots going on in the hotel complex for the non-bowlers, dancing and cabaret in the evening, a swimming pool and spa in the daytime with all that Torquay has to offer on the doorstep. Of course As a team we have played well in the winter league, sent it’s serious bowls too; we will take on teams from all over teams to play in the county southern England and Wales. competitions, represented the northern area of Cornwall In the past St Minver teams have won, so fingers crossed. in inter area matches and If you are interested in played in the county pairs. trying bowls, St Minver play Individually our chairman is doing well in the singles both Tuesdays and Fridays 6.45pm at St Minver School. The at county and area level. Senior Circle also play indoor It’s not all serious stuff. In short mat bowls at The Rock April a group of us and a Institute September-May on handful of supporters are Monday 2-4pm. Come along off to Torquay for three for a taster session at either nights to take part in a bowls tournament. It’s also a social venue: you will always get a warm welcome. weekend away with lovely that will hold three of our mats which is enough for most of our sessions. With a little practice anyone will be able to get the mats out and put them away again. So there’s no stopping us now.

food and wine and time to

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Janet Carter


St Kew Group Offer Weekly Organic Veg Deliveries

Camel Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a not-for-profit community vegetable growing group that will deliver a box of organic vegetables to your doorstep either weekly or fortnightly. They have a lease on two acres of land

behind St Kew Harvest Farm Shop and have a combination of volunteers and paid growers. They grow much of the fresh seasonal contents themselves, using organic farming principles. Other local growers supply an extended range of vegetables to give the boxes all-year-round variety. A small box (feeds 1-2) costs £8.15. The standard

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box (feeds 3-4) is £11.50. For delivery you must live within 10 miles of the site and you get a £2 discount if you pick up the box yourself from the vegetable-growing plot. CSA invite you to contact them if you’re interested in a one-month trial or would like to sign up for a regular veg box. Call Cath Simmons on 01208 812685 or email her cath@camel-csa.org.uk Find out more at: www.camel-csa.org.uk Left: Typical veg boxes. Below: The growing team.

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The Merlin Centre

‘Bond Night’

‘An evening of Glitz and Glam!’

Hotel Victoria, Newquay Saturday March 2 6.30pm

3-course Dinner, bar, fun casino tables and live Jazz music. The night will also include a Millionaire’s auction which will allow you to bid on the fantastic auction lots using the chips won during the night!

Tickets £30

Rock Lifeboat AGM Rock Sailing & Water Ski Club Thur May 9 7.30pm

Wadebridge U3A

There’s always a lot going on at the Wadebridge U3A (University of the Third Age) at the Betjeman Centre. The monthly coffee morning* is the best place to drop in and find out what’s going on. Open to all there’s usually an interesting speaker, coffee or tea with your biscuit and a fun quiz sheet. Up on the board you will find the details of the groups and classes taking place weekly. Keep-fit, table tennis, crafts, choir, Tai Chi, walking groups and lunch clubs and a monthly coach trip, there’s a lot to keep you active or just dip in to those that suit. The list goes on. Annual membership entitles you to all of this for just £10. But coffee mornings are open to all to just pop in, no membership required. The year began with an interesting talk by Dr Roy Fisher lecturer at Truro hospital on the ins and outs of heart disease and cholesterol. Based on studies ongoing since the Framington report of 1948. We learnt that a Mediterranean diet is best, lots of fruit, olive oil, vegetables and that optional glass of red wine. Cutting out butter, cheese and eggs is now regarded as unnecessary, and can be eaten (moderation in all things) - it is the processed fats and sugars that do us the harm. Chocolate is OK, it’s the sugar in the bar that’s putting our ‘fruit and nut’ on the list of occasional treats. 75% of our cholesterol is produced in the body by our liver and so the subject of statins was well covered. Developed from penicillin mould in the 1980’s, though beneficial to those that already have a history of heart disease or strokes they inhibit the production of cholesterol and reduce inflammation of the veins, Statins he believes have little or no value as a preventative. Its possible side effects of muscle weakness, mood swings and memory loss are worth thinking about. A diet high in omega 3 would be of more benefit. It was nice to have a detailed adult in-depth look at a real issue important for us understand as we reach our ‘middle’ age.

. After the meeting David Chapman, an observer and photographer of the world of nature, will give an illustrated talk on ‘Where History meets Natural History in Cornwall.’ David lives near Hayle and has published several books.

So pop in to the Betjeman Centre some time for a cup of tea or coffee weekdays 10am-4pm They do toasted tea cakes too - all much more affordable than in town.

All Welcome

* Coffee mornings are held on the third Saturday of each month from 10am to 12noon (enter by the side entrance of the Betjeman Centre).

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Find out about the U3A forthcoming events. Look out for the choir’s Spring Concert in May, and consider going to the next monthly coffee morning and seeing what’s going on. Saturday 16th March is the next one with a talk on the fishermen of Port Isaac as well as the usual quiz & raffle

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Wadebridge Choral Society Sings in the Spring

With an exciting programme coming up in April, Wadebridge Choral Society is well into rehearsals for the Spring Concert. The programme will be a feast of Baroque works - by Handel and Purcell - and will take place at Wadebridge School on Saturday April 27th. The theme of the programme will be ‘celebration’ and will include works composed by Handel for the Coronation of King George the II wonderful to sing and to listen to. The Concert Orchestra, led by Philip Montgomery-Smith,

will provide the accompaniment plus some purely orchestral works to set the scene. More details about this event will be found in the March edition of the North Cornwall Advertiser. Tickets for the concert will be on sale at the Wadebridge Bookshop in Molesworth Street from members of the Choir and on the door. Meanwhile, for more information about the Choir and future programmes, look up the website: www.wadebridgechoral.org.uk.

St Minver Link

Advertising Manager This is a voluntary position. Previous experience of magazine advertising would be helpful but is not essential. This is an interesting and worthwhile position. The main effort occurs September to December when bookings for the following year are taken.

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St Minver Probus

October Meeting

The after lunch speaker was Tony Gregan, who told us of the work of ‘The Friends of Bodmin Hospital”, an organisation which over the years has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for patient care in Bodmin. Bodmin Community Hospital in Boundary Road is operated by Peninsula Community Health. It is known as Bodmin Hospital solely because it is located in Bodmin. In practice the hospital serves a large catchment area extending to the north coast and beyond Lostwithiel to the south. Bodmin Hospital was the first new hospital of its kind to be built in the County for 50 years. Many of our members have used the services offered and appreciate having such a facility nearby. An important part of the Hospital is the role played by ‘The Friends of Bodmin Hospital’. A registered charity which in the past ten years have been responsible for the opening of the Bodmin Dialysis Unit with 14 dialysis stations with a donation of £100,000; the creation and upkeep of the Sensory Therapeutic Garden for patients; a £1,000 donation to Trelil Court towards its minibus; Christmas presents and decorations and the purchase of many items of equipment which have enhanced the experience of 20

patients and the staff of the hospital. In the current economic climate, there is an increasing need for fund raising which comes from the Annual Hospital Fete, concerts, street collections, coffee mornings and donations. There were a variety of questions including the payment of VAT and appreciative comments from Andrew Lewis. those who have used the services at the Hospital. A vote the consecration service of of thanks was given by Robert Coventry Cathedral in 1962. Lawrence. He obtained a choral scholarship at St John’s January Meeting College, Cambridge which was The after lunch speaker was at the highest professional Professor Andrew Lewis, one level for 3 years. A highlight of the Clergy in the North Cornwall Cluster Team. Instead was the choir performing a tour to America and Canada in of talking on Religion or Law, he chose his love of music. 1971. His earliest acquaintance with An interesting note was that music was from his father’s he finds public singing easier wind-up gramophone. The than speaking so we were only record they had was the grateful for him talking to us comic opera, Trial by Jury by but tinged with some regret Gilbert & Sullivan. He listened that we were not treated to to the record so much, he hearing him sing. learnt the words. His other early experience was from the A vote of thanks was given family having a musical score by Bill Nimmo for a most interesting talk and wondered for The Mikado. whether his early experience At the age of eight, he with ‘Trial by Jury’ influenced went to choir school where his career in Law. he learnt the discipline of St Minver Probus Club singing. It must have been welcomes any enquiries from a great experience for him new and prospective members. when, as a member of the Telephone the secretary, Roy Christ Church, Oxford Boys Choir, he participated at Birchwood, on 01208 880549. We welcome local stories and photographs.


Concerts at St Endellion Church

When the Easter Music Festival is over, St Endellion Church is hosting several special concerts. This is all part of the Endelienta initiative to promote ‘Arts and Spirituality in North Cornwall’. The first of these events in 2013 is an exciting new venture arranged in conjunction with ‘Carn to Cove’, Cornwall’s performing arts scheme for rural communities. The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is embarking on a new residency in Cornwall. For one week musicians will play in sections in three concerts around the county. As part of this visit we are delighted to welcome their Wind Ensemble to play at St Endellion.

St Minver Brownies

Jumble Sale Guide HQ, Trewint Lane Saturday March 16 2pm In aid of St Minver Rainbows and Brownies HQ

Cancer Research

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: ‘Winds at UK St Endellion’ St Minver Branch Thursday April 25th, 7.30pm. Members of the BSO wind ensemble are joined by the local Triggshire wind ensemble to present a varied repertoire including works by Hummel, Mozart and Gounod.

Joyful Company of Singers: ‘The French Collection’ Saturday May 4th, 7.30pm. The renowned chamber choir returns to perform choral gems from the late 19th and 20th centuries by Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Debussy.

Grand Jumble Sale

Rock Institute Saturday March 2 2pm

K’antu Ensemble: ‘Sounds and Songs of Renaissance Europe’ Saturday 25th May, 7.30pm. This prize-winning early music ensemble of singing instrumentalists evoke the vibrant musical traditions of Europe. Thomas Bowes: ‘Bach Pilgrimage’ Tuesday June 4th, 7.30pm. A unique opportunity to hear this distinguished violinist play Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, interwoven with readings by local poets. Tickets are £10 (unreserved seating), free for a child under 16 accompanied by an adult. Available from: Wadebridge Bookshop or email to: tickets@endelienta.org.uk, remaining tickets on the door. Further details of these and other events at www.endelienta.org.uk. Visit our website - www.stminverlink.org

Coffee Morning Trebeth, St Minver Wednesday May 1 10am - 12noon Proceeds to St Minver Churches and Perceval Institute kitchen upgrade

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St Minver Football Club After another exciting two months of football, St Minver are still unbeaten in the league having reached the halfway point in the season in this week end’s home game against Stoke Climsland which we won 3-0. In the last Link I reported that we were due to play St Newlyn East, the second Premier division side opposition we had faced in the Cornwall Junior Cup (St Minver are in Division Three at present). I am pleased to report we came through that one with a 2-1 win, when in the last few minutes of the game our top scorer, Jason Northcott, showed great composure slotting the ball in to the far corner of the net after being put through on a one-to-one with the keeper. That put us in the last sixteen of the whole of junior sides in Cornwall and drawn away to the top of the Premier Division AFC St Austell. To our credit we held them 1-1 until the ninetieth minute. At that point disaster struck,and we

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gave them the game with an own goal! Obviously the lads were very disappointed but what a creditable performance to get so far. Well done everybody concerned!! However we are still in the Duchy Leagues own knock-out competition having got through two rounds so far. As Link goes to press, we have the most important league game of the season coming up. If the ground at Launceston College is fit (this game has been called off twice already) we play LC Phoenix in what could decide who ends up in pole position at the end of the season. Both clubs have games in hand on Holywell, who are also in the top three. St Minver have only dropped two points with a draw in one game and LC Phoenix lost one game, so they have dropped three points. Also both clubs have only had twelve goals against and have big plus goal differences - that’s how near it is. We need to win that one and then follow it

up with another win in the return fixture later in the season. The second team are going along nicely under the guidance of Sam Williams and it looks as though we might end up in the top four which gives us a chance of promotion. A couple of weeks ago we put in a rousing performance against Veryan (runaway leaders in Div. 5 and a goal difference of 58) on our ground and although we were beaten 6-3 they certainly didn’t have it all their own way. Both the first team and second team squads are supporting the Tuesday training at Camelford School’s all weather pitch and we have a regular turn out of most of the players. The club’s next fund raising night is on the evening of Sat. 6th April at Rock Social Club. It is a new venture for us and is already creating a lot of interest. Not a quiz! No raffle! Look out for the posters around Rock.

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St Minver Cricket Club January 2013 will go down in St Minver Cricket Club history as the month someone connected with the club has represented England. Tom Shrewsbury (18) played in an under 19 England warm up match in South Africa and took his first wicket - a very proud moment for all who have had any connection with Tom or his family (Richard, our chairman, Becca and Grace). We have started our indoor soft ball training for children under the age of 15 at St Minver school hall under the watchful eyes of our qualified coaches. Anyone interested in coming along, please contact me via the club (863402) Our senior players have been to the Cornwall Cricket Centre at Truro College to start their training, and these sessions have been well attended. Interest seems high which is good as the season starts on Saturday April 27th, with the 1st team away to Grampound Road and the 2nd team at home to Lanhydrock. At the start of April (Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th) the club is taking part in the NatWest Cricket Force weekend, the idea of which is for clubs to get their members and the community together to prepare for the new season. Activities will include painting, groundwork, putting nets up etc. Any help from anybody will be most welcome. Please contact the club. Alex Barton and Owen Arthur of our under 15 team are in the final stages of possible selection for their county age group team. We wish them both good luck. A club website is up and running and is in the process of being finalised. Please have a look at www.stminvercricketclub.co.uk The club has free Wi-Fi and a free Pool Table on Mondays for members, teams in the local pool league on Tuesdays and darts league on Friday. Events for March: Saturday 2nd – Bingo, Saturday 23rd – Quiz New members welcome.

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Friends of the Camel Trail Events

Friday March 15th: A talk by Peter Tuthill on the ‘History of the Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway’ in the Betjeman Centre, Wadebridge at 7:30 pm. Refreshment & raffle break. Free to members of TFOTCT. We suggest a donation of £2 from non-members. Monday March 18th: (date to be confirmed) For Clean Cornwall Week we intend to collect litter along the entire length of the Camel Trail. Please contact Dawn or Sue if you would like to join us. Free tea/ coffee and cake. Easter Monday April 1st: A children’s Easter Egg Hunt, in association with The Gaia Trust, starting from Guineaport, Wadebridge. 10 am – 4 pm. Walk the trail, solve the clues and win an egg! £1 per child. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Saturday April 13th: A moth trapping evening with local expert Paul Wakelin. Help trap moths & identify them. Meet Wenfordbridge car park at 8 pm. Warm drinks available. Free to members of TFOTCT. We suggest a donation of £2 from non-members. Friday April 19th: (date & time to be confirmed).The Camel Trail at Night – Star Spotting with Bill Sheen. Meet Old Town Cove. Cost to be confirmed. Booking essential. Warm drinks available. Check the website for the latest details: www.cameltrailfriends.co.uk

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North Cornwall National Trust Association Our first meeting of 2013 was a great success, when we welcomed as our speaker, Paul Jackson, the well-known local potter from Helland. Paul gave us a fascinating insight into his motivations and inspirations and also into the actual processes and problems in making and firing his creations. He then showed us how a visit to China three years ago had led him to explore new ideas and practices. He kindly brought with him a large selection of his work, some incorporating his interpretation of Bodmin Moor and the Camel Valley. A wonderful start to this year’s exciting programme

His talk was preceded by a short AGM, when the Association was pleased to present a cheque for £3,250 toward various National Trust projects within Cornwall, including Lanhydrock, Boscastle and Tintagel. We welcomed Rebecca Brookes-Sullivan and Ian Kemp, the two property managers in the area, to receive the cheque on behalf of the National Trust. Hannah Jones, the South West Regional Co-ordinator for Associations also attended and gave a short presentation on future plans within the Trust. Our talk for March is by Andrew Lilly who is the National Trust Regional

Manager responsible for the catering facilities in all the South West properties, which should be a fascinating insight. It will be held at the Rock Institute on Friday March 8th at 2 pm. So do come and join us. Tickets are £4 for members and £4.50 for guests. In April we are travelling along the coastal path with Sandra Goodswen. She has some wonderful photos showing the cliff scenery, places of interest and some of the diverse plants to be found along these paths. Do come and join us at Wadebridge Town Hall at 7.30 pm on Friday April 19th. Tickets are £5 for members and £6 for guests.

We Will Remember Them Helen Patricia BORRIE of Trewiston Lodge. Frank Ernest Douglas BURRELL of Trebethrick. Marion Joan CUNNINGHAM of Trewiston Lodge. Reginald Arthur HALL of Trelights. Christine Mary Elizabeth HAWKEY of St Minver. Joan Phyllis HUGGETT of Rock. Doreen Evelyn Mary MAY of Fore Dore. Edith Emmeline Annie WARNE of Trewiston Lodge. 24

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St Minver CRUK UK Raise £700 at the ‘The Point’ St Minver CRUK committee started their 2013 fund raising efforts with a successful evening at The Point. Alan Waterworth kindly gave an interesting insight into life as a frontline army surgeon during the time of the Iraq war. His experiences were brought to life with slides.

Some pictures showed really horrific scenes, causing many of the audience to duck behind the seat in front. His wife, Carol, concluded the talk with an insight into how the family ‘gets on with life’ while the husband is away serving. A really interesting evening

which was greatly appreciated by all. With refreshments of pasties and a good raffle, over £700 was made to further the research and treatment of cancer in the south west. Many thanks to all concerned.

Good Turnout for Trelights Xmas Lights

On Friday December 21st a good number of people turned up to see the switch on of Trelights Xmas lights despite the damp weather. After a short service conducted by The Reverend Peter Smith with music provided by St Minver band

two members of the youth continued to play Christmas section of the Band success- Carols on the stage. A raffle for the Xmas Lights fund fully turned on the lights. raised £80. Many thanks to Mulled wine, mince pies and sausage rolls were sup- those who assisted and supplied in the Chapel Rooms. ported to make the evening a great success. A cheque for £200 was

CRUK Christmas Conundrum

Photocopier Wanted by St Minver Brownies

There were five correct entries, which were put into a hat for the draw. First – Winning £15 Meg Humphries from Wadebridge Second – Winning £10 Sarah Pollard from Chapel Amble The answers to the quiz are available from Spar and Newslines in Rock or contact Jane Bendall 862113 Thank you to all who supported the competition.

The photocopier at the St Minver Guide and Brownies HQ has broken and is too old to repair as spare parts can no longer be obtained. This is very sad because it plays an important role in our day-to-day operations and fund raising activities. Do you have a second-hand one you no longer use that you could give to us? That would be amazing! If you can help please contact: Katrina Bacon 01208 814793, katrina.bacon@tiscali.co.uk, or Kathy Hore 01208 862340.

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A Book Review by John Baxter

Wade-Bridge

Notes on the history of a fifteenth century bridge. By Andrew G Langdon Published by the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies Paperback £16.95 Wadebridge Bookshop

Parking in the bay outside Julian Foye on your way to shop in Wadebridge has two advantages; it’s free (for an hour) and you are required to walk across the handsome fifteenth century bridge, stopping perhaps to check if the swans have returned to nest on the elevated site below. At both ends of the Bridge is a tablet commemorating its construction in 1468 and crediting the Reverend Thomas Lovibond with its foundation. Reference is also made to sacks of wool and subsequent widening of the bridge. This book clarifies the claims on the tablet and, in 13 loosely chronological chapters, not only tells the story of the bridge, but places it in its historical context. Andrew Langdon is not the first to publish work about the bridge, but he is supremely well qualified to do so having been both born in Wadebridge and a long-term resident, and author of the highly acclaimed ‘Cornish Crosses’. Councillor Collin Brewer, himself a keen student of Cornish history, contributes to this book, most noticeably in the Foreward, which proclaims the work to be ‘the definitive history of the bridge’, and repeats the author’s statement that ‘John Lovibond is to Wadebridge as Richard Trevithick is to Camborne’. Notice the fore-name, ‘John’. The reader is immediately confronted by a series of questions the author has set to clear up what he sees as discrepancies. 26

When was the bridge built? Was it John or Thomas Lovibond who instigated the work? What happened to the missing arches? How was the stone transported to the site? Who paid for the building and where did the money come from? In answering these and other questions a great deal of research has been conducted and the result is, indeed, a comprehensive history. As the sub-title suggests the book is more a collection of notes on specific topics rather than a continuous narrative. This approach is attractive as it enables the reader to focus on relatively small subjects

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without losing the thread or feeling the need to complete a chapter. The book is embellished with generous photographs and ‘figures’. Both are particularly helpful in understanding the development of the Bridge and the historical context in which it was built and became significantly important. Readers will almost certainly have been unaware of an armed assault that took place on the Bridge in 1542 and probably unaware of the gruesome display of parts of Cuthbert Mayne’s body in 1577 and of Cromwell’s troops holding of the bridge in 1644, three events reconstructed by contemporary artist Jane Stanley and reproduced colourfully. The chapters of the bridge in the second half of the twentieth century will be of particular interest to long-term residents of Wadebridge, as well as

the accompanying photographs. The book ends with the author’s answers to the questions he set himself at the beginning, leaving the reader in no doubt that Andrew Langdon has taken immense care to seek evidence to support his conclusion. This is born out in the following 21 pages of Appendices and Bibliography, the glossary of terms, the Chronology of Wade, the list of Bridge wardens and Trustees and other miscellaneous items, before a staggering catalogue of primary and secondary sources: the newspaper references alone amount to over 120. Andrew Langdon has produced a substantial work of scholarship, handsomely illustrated and reasonably priced. It deserves to be on the book shelves, not only of local residents but of all who have an interest in the rich history of this glorious Duchy.

New Potatoes with a Difference This is the easiest recipe you will ever read. I can’t remember where it came from - I think it is a common method in Indian style cooking. It is a tasty alternative to roast potatoes and should not really be used with Cornish new potatoes which are best simply boiled with a few sprigs of mint. Supermarket ‘baby’, Charlotte, or small salad potatoes are ideal. Put enough peeled new potatoes for four people into a saucepan, cover with water and add a teaspoon of salt and a generous teaspoon of turmeric. Bring to boil and simmer until the potatoes are just cooked but still firm. Drain.

Put a couple of tablespoons of sunflower or vegetable oil into wok or frying pan, add one and a half teaspoons of cumin seed to the oil and heat. Once the oil has reached a suitable temperature, add the potatoes and fry ‘till golden. Drain the potatoes on kitchen paper and serve immediately. Cooking the potatoes in the cumin flavoured oil produces an amazing taste. If you like to experiment, roughly ground coriander seed, green cardamon pods and/or dried chilli flakes (with or without the cumin) all work well. Brian Crank

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Rock Lifeboat Diary As might be expected, the months of December and January are fairly quiet for us with few holiday-makers to test our skills! Port Quin Rescue On January 31st a crew were on exercise down the estuary and as usual the Falmouth Coastguard was notified of our activity by radio. After a short while Falmouth radioed back to task us to go to assist a person in difficulties in the water near Port Quin. Normally this would be a shout for the Port Isaac station but the Coastguard knew we were afloat and close, saving valuable minutes. In this case these minutes were important because the casualty was an adult male Kayaker who had got into difficulties unable to get back into his Kayak. He had been in the water for over half an hour and was showing signs of hypothermia. After rescuing him it was decided the quickest way to get further help for his condition was to take him to Port Isaac, having asked for medical assistance to be The new ‘Lighthawk’ torches.

wait there for his arrival. Our crew was Jinx Hewitt, helm, with Dan Bosley and James Bolton. After the event Mike Hewitt, the Lifeboat Operations Manager at Rock, warned that the conditions can catch you out very quickly if you’re not prepared: “There was a north easterly wind of around force 2 to 3 today and it was calm close inshore, but at sea there was a 1 metre swell that was very choppy. I would suggest it’s unwise to go to sea alone - it is always better to go with someone else, but at the very least to carry a means of communication so you can raise the alarm if you do get into difficulties.” Body Recovered On New Year’s Eve we were tasked in the early evening to assist in a search for a 72 year old male who was reported missing and thought to be near Hawkers Cove. No one was found in this location and we were stood down, with the Padstow lifeboat continuing the search in their area. On January 16th we were tasked again, sadly this time to recover a body seen near Butter Hole on the seaward side of Stepper Point, in adverse tide and wind conditions. The crew located the body and went ashore to recover it to the lifeboat. It was then taken to Padstow Lifeboat Station to be handed over to the Police. The crew was Jinx Hewitt, helm, with James Batters, Leon Burt and Jake Bishop. Flood Rescue Team Two of our crew, Jinx Hewitt and James Batters, have been deployed on several occasions with the SW Area Flood Rescue Team during the months of torrential rain. This team are trained in the special

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techniques required in these conditions. One deployment rescued from flooded premises at Lostwithiel 12 people, two dogs and six cats! Torch Presentation The station had some very welcome visitors in January from the One and All Lodge 330 in Bodmin. Four members of this Masonic Lodge, Ken Catlin, Peter Adams, Phil Christie and Mr J Birkett, came to present the Station with two ‘Lighthawk’ hand held searchlights. These expensive torches are designed

for rescue work and, among other characteristics, they have a very bright, narrow beam, they float, are waterproof and last for three hours on one charge. We are very grateful for the gift. Rock Lifeboat AGM Looking forward, and for your diary, we have our Annual Meeting at the Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club on 9th May. This will be followed by an illustrated talk by the local nature photographer and author David Chapman. We hope to see you there. Gus Guest

Easter Tea Bread If you’re feeling in the mood for a spot of baking this Easter, there’s nothing easier or more satisfying than a slice of this fruity, moist tea bread slavered in thick, cold butter together with a nice cup of tea. Not particularly good on the waistline granted but if you go for a bracing walk on the beach beforehand, your guilt will be somewhat assuaged! 125g (4.5oz) butter, diced 250g plain flour 100g (3.5oz) muscovado sugar 250g (9oz) mixed fruit 1tsp baking powder 1tsp bicarbonate of soda 150ml (5 flluid oz) milk 150g (5oz) marzipan, diced 1tbsp apricot jam or marmalade Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius or Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a 1kg loaf tin with baking paper. Place the flour and butter in a large bowl and lightly rub them together with your

fingers to resemble bread crumbs. Stir in the sugar and dried fruit. In a separate bowl or jug, mix the baking powder and bicarbonate of soda with the milk. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients. Add the milk mixture and stir well so that the mixture drops from a spoon easily. Spread one third of the mixture into the base of the tin. Dot one half of the marzipan cubes on the top of this layer. Add the second layer of mixture, then dot the remaining marzipan on this, then add the final layer of mixture. Cook for approximately 1 hour in the preheated oven until the cake is just firm. Cool on a wire rack. In a saucepan, heat the jam/marmalade together with a little water. Brush the surface of the cake with this glaze and allow to cool. Serve sliced with or without butter. Claire Warr

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Brain Gym David Topliffe

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Business Spotlight

Fresh from the Sea I have been a skipper of a commercial fishing boat, fishing out of Port Isaac for the past 23 years. In that time I have always tried to fish with an eye on the future fish stocks and condition of the sea and my small part impacting the environment. The Lobster and Crab stocks off North Cornwall coast are holding their own. With all the conservation measures now in force most Fishermen fish sustainably, harvesting a crop of shellfish when they reach a certain size. I have been involved with the National

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Lobster Hatchery since its conception when local fishermen gave a donation to purchase the building and start the project. Since then I am one of a handful of boats around Cornwall given dispensation to retain berried hens (female lobsters with eggs on) to supply the hatchery. Landing berried hens is illegal in the Cornish inshore waters as a conservation measure. The eggs are collected and go through several moults until they are the size of your finger nail, which gives them around 40%-60% survival rate compared to 1% if

Calum Greenhalgh, proprietor of Fresh from the Sea, with his boat.

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Calum outside hi shop in Port Isaac

the eggs were released in the wild. I then take a member of the hatchery staff to sea and we release the small sub-terrain lobsters onto the sea floor. The financial return from fishing has remained unchanged for the past 25 years. There has been no increase in the wholesale price in spite of overheads increasing every year. In 2010, with my wife Tracey, we opened ‘Fresh from the Sea’ at the ‘top of’ Port Isaac to see if we could locally supply top quality shell fish and wet fish, rather than exporting it to mainland Europe. The shop sells direct to the public. The boat, in addition to supplying the shop, supplies live shellfish to Nathan Outlaw restaurants - a great supporter of local sustainable fisheries. In December we were invited to be a producer to show case our products at the launch party of 32

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Tom Parker Bowles flavour campaign, a very glamorous event compared to my usual days on-board, wearing oilskins and everything in my crib box tasting of salt! The shop has gone from strength to strength with great demand for crab sandwiches and lobster salads along with dressed crab and whole lobster. We are still improving and learning as we go. Our aim is to supply the freshest top quality shellfish and fish that Cornwall has to offer, in a sustainable,ethical and small-scale way. We plan to start the season in March 2013 as soon as the weather breaks and run through till the New year. Calum Greenhalgh, Fresh from the Sea, 18 New Road, Port Isaac, PL29 3RE 01208 880215

Right: Homeward bound after a day at sea.

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Rett Syndrome

Is it possible to reverse this devastating condition? St Minver Link is printed by the St Austell Printing Company and every year they send me a Christmas Card. On the back of this year’s card was a mention of something called Rett Syndrome. I had never heard of it and decided to investigate. Rett Syndrome is a debilitating disorder which most often strikes previously healthy little girls just after they have learned to walk and say a few words. It drags their development backwards. As time progresses girls lose acquired skills, normal movement and speech. They are left unable to communicate or use their hands to hold, carry or manipulate objects. Girls who have learned to walk often lose that ability as well. Loss of motor control sets in, essentially locking these girls into bodies that won’t work, leaving them without the ability to make purposeful movements. There are many other complications: disordered breathing, severe digestive problems, difficulty eating, chewing and swallowing, orthopaedic abnormalities such as scoliosis and fragile bones, disrupted sleep patterns, extreme anxiety, seizures, impaired cardiac and circulatory function, Parkinson-like tremors and sudden and unexplained death. Currently there is no cure. Parents who discover that their daughters have this condition have no real treatment options. They are impotent in the face of the disease, as their little girl begins to fall, as 34

her spine bends, as her body is racked with violent seizures. Most girls with Rett Syndrome survive into adulthood, becoming increasingly more disabled over time. Invariably, they need one to one, 24 hour a day care for the rest of their lives. For families living with Rett Syndrome, the prognosis has always been poor. Curing Rett Rett Syndrome is caused by mutations in a gene called MECP2. In 2007 Retts syndrome was reversed in a mouse by restoring levels of Mecp2 (protein). This was astonshing and research is underway on many fronts to determine if similar results can be achieved in humans. But such research costs money and the Rett Syndrome Research Trust UK are fund raising to finance the research that may beat the condition. Holly Holly, a little girl who lives in St Austell, suffers from Rett Syndrome. Her grandparents work at St Austell Print (which was the reason for the Christmas card). Holly’s mum, Emma Boyes, said “We had never heard of Rett Syndrome and when we were told this is what Holly had we were devastated. We had no idea what to do next and the future for us seemed so frightening, but Holly was still Holly, so we just had to carry on with what we were told and learn more about the condition to make Holly’s life the best that it can be.

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Holly.

“Holly can not walk, talk and has lost all of her hand function. She has breathing difficulties and has just recently had a gastrostomy. This is because she struggles to eat and gain weight. Holly does smile a lot and is the most happy when watching Mr Bloom Nursery. She also loves being read to and having people around paying her lots of attention!” Scientists believe that Rett Syndrome could be the first neurological disease that is reversible and are doing everything they can to do just that.

You can find out more about Rett Syndrome at www.reverserett.org.uk/ and you can make a donation at: www.reverserett.org.uk/donate Scanning the ‘QR’ bar code on the right with your smart phone will take you to the’Donate’ page of the Rett Syndrome Research Trust

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Fishermen’s Friends Tragedy

On February 11th there was horrified disbelief message of thanks for the public response at the news of the death of Trevor Grills a to the tragedy. This was read out by their member of the nationally famous singing group spokesman, Jon Cleave. Fisherman’s Friends from Port Isaac. Back in Port Isaac he Friends lined up on He was killed in a freak accident in Guildford the beach where TV cameras recorded their where they were due to perform. A heavy message of thanks for the public response metal door fell killing their Tour Manager, Paul McMullen, instantly and Trevor who died two to the tragedy. This was read out by their spokesman, Jon Cleave. days later. Back in Port Isaac the Friends lined up on the beach where TV cameras recorded their

The St Minver Link Committee sends its condolences to the Friends and their families.

Rock Beach Christmas Tree This is the third year that a Christmas tree has mysteriously appeared on Rock Beach. Last year’s tree, pictured below, carried a label ‘In memory of Peter’. We would be interested in learning the whole story.

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I count myself among the lucky few who have found a career they love. Having worked as a Primary School Teacher in Cornwall on and off for ten years, whilst also running a part time gardening business, I finally made the leap and haven’t looked back. I trained at Duchy College in Camborne and was fortunate to have the charismatic John Moreland as my design tutor - a leading Garden Designer and Author who has won RHS Chelsea medals and designed the planting for St Moritz Hotel. I live in Tredrizzick with my husband Mark, an interiors photographer, and our three children Henry and twins Poppy and Tabitha. I grew up on a farm near St Mabyn, lived in London for four years, Germany for one and the Cotswolds for another, but Cornwall is a special place to be, a wonderful playground for children and an inspiring landscape to work in. I started gardening with a friend in St Merryn and one of my first jobs was the tiny courtyard garden of Michelin star-winning Ripley’s restaurant. Ten years later I am responsible for two Cornish estates and work with a number of builders and landscapers, designing, creating and maintaining gardens on either side of the Estuary. The last three years have seen my business grow and change to more design work, which I love. Being able to envisage a garden from the outset is a skill I have developed so I can usually picture a completed garden from my first visit. Planting is essential to any garden and that is my favourite part of the design process. You can have great hard landscaping but if the planting is wrong then it becomes meaningless. I have extensive knowledge of coastal planting, mainly through experience of working by the coast but I also love creating formal, perennial and contemporary gardens. I believe exterior and interior design must work together to provide

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Natalie Ashbee. a harmonious place to live so I always spend time getting to know clients and looking at their interior style. I strive to create gardens which sit naturally in their surroundings, using the ‘right plant, right place’ ethos. Treverra Farm is my pride and joy. Built by Terry Harris & Sons, and owned by Liz and Charlie Berman (ckrock.com), I have planted every plant in the 2 acres of garden surrounding the house. As most gardeners will know, a garden is never finished, so I continue to ‘tweek’ whilst gardeners Lizzie, James and Jim all help to maintain the equilibrium! My dream would be to write for house and garden magazines, about Cornwall, Cornish gardens and Exterior Design, alongside developing the design side of my business. I currently write two blogs, one on my website and the other on Wordpress. You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter. I love new challenges and am looking forward to a busy year ahead. Visit our website - www.stminverlink.org 39


Country Diary from Cobb Cottage Written and Illustrated by Joan Cockett

Amongst many Christmas cards, with their warm messages and greetings, one particular one made me pause, and re-read several times. ‘Golden lads and lassies must like chimney sweepers, come to dust...’: this in reference to my husband Len’s death in 2012. The quotation had a faintly familiar feel - was it Shakespeare? Research confirmed it was indeed Shakespeare, from Cymbeline. The quotations had slight variations, but the one quoted above was the most common, and poetic. Further research proved very interesting. in Warwickshire in Shakespeare’s day, ‘Golden Lads and Lassies’ was the common name for the dandelion and ‘chimney sweepers’ refers to the spikey

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fluffy seed head that forms after the petals drop and its resemblance to a sweep’s brush. These names would have been in common usage at the time. There is, of course, the broader meaning that, regardless of our position in life, we all will die. I love this story; the friend who wrote the card could not have foreseen what pleasure we had from this discovery. Two entries in my diary for the December 11th and 14th relate two different happenings. The first tells of a golden sunrise at 7.30, with a fingernail moon, and a brilliant morning star magical. The second entry is a rather odd one - grasshopper in the shower. I was aware of something on my shoulder and removed a grasshopper, in December! He hopped away, but the next day I found him dead on the windowsill, so I was able to draw him. The poor thing looks dejected and his knees look a little arthritic (not just my drawing). What was he doing on December 14th? It was a mild day, so perhaps he came out of hibernation to stretch his legs. I’ve just been listening to Gardner’s Question Time where Pippa Greenwood asked us not to spring-clean yet as many tiny creatures, including butterflies, ladybirds and insects, are holed up in those nooks

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and crannies behind curtains and furniture, particularly in older houses. It reminds me of a remarkable occasion during the winter of 1957, when we lived in the ballroom of a Victorian house on the north side of Clapham Common in London - a room covered in gilt mirrors. One warm January day a large white butterfly emerged from behind one of the mirrors and flew gracefully down the 45ft length of the ballroom leaving two small children spellbound - part of the magic of that extraordinary place. Rabbits, as you know, have featured rather frequently on these pages, so what is this one doing here. He’s the wild rabbit who thinks he’s a permanent resident and he sits, usually under a chair, with an unblinking stare. On this occasion he is sitting amongst the still-green leaves of montbretia, the stems bearing seed heads. His apparent detachment may have something to do with the fact that he has just eaten a new curry plant . .

On Christmas Day my daughter and I walked across the golf-course to St Enodoc Church and found a strange landscape. A series of ‘lakes’ lay across the grass, reflecting the sky, and creating a surreal upside-down landscape. The rain had been so heavy the day before and the ground was already saturated. It was a transient transformation. Two more things that made Christmas memorable - flowers from the farm shop, alstromeria in subtle shades of white, purple, crimson and yellow, flowering perfectly by Christmas day, and a Christmas meal with chicken, sausages, bacon and gammon supplied by Watts Butchers. The gammon joint was the most tender, pale and

succulent I have ever cooked. It was a peaceful, local Christmas with the family. As I finish writing, we are in the grip of very cold weather, but spring can’t be far away. It is noticeably lighter morning and evening and there is birdsong. It will be March when you read this, and if the saying is true, ‘it çomes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb’.

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A Year in the Life of a 1st St Minver Brownie!

2012 was not only the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics but it was also a fun filled year for the girls who belong to St Minver Brownies. The year began with the girls working towards their Home-skills Badge. This involved the girls making their own beds every day for a week, tidyng, dusting and vacuuming their bedrooms. We also had a good Spring-clean in our Hut. The girls had to learn simple laundry care symbols and we devised a super game of bingo using the symbols. The final part of the badge involved the girls being able to lay a table for a main meal, washing up and clearing away afterwards. The girls decided this would be a good opportunity for them to do something special

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for their Mums, Grans or even their Aunties. Each Brownie made an invitation, inviting one of their female relatives to come along to Brownies on the Wednesday nearest to Mother’s Day. The girls then each greeted their guest, took them to their seat and then proceeded to served them a meal. This was their final test for the badge and, providing they had been an excellent waitress, their guest was then able to present them with their Home-skills Badge. To celebrate Thinking Day, and for those of you who don’t know what I mean by Thinking Day, this is the birthday of Lord Baden-Powell and his wife Olave Baden-Powell. Lord B P started the Scout & Guiding Movement and

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his wife was the chief Guider. We spent the evening, travelling the world in 60 minutes. Each Brownie had a passport to travel to the different countries around the guide hut and compete the activity from a particular country. Many of the girls entered our Annual Art & Craft Show which is held in the Wadebridge Town Hall each Spring. This year’s event is on Saturday 16th March from 9am. For our final meeting of the Spring term we trekked up Brea Hill and rolled our decorated Easter Eggs. Unbelievably, one egg rolled all the way down the hill and did not smash. We try to get outside during the Summer term as much as possible but due to the awful weather conditions this summer we seemed to spend a a lot more time in the hut. The girls all became newspaper reporters for the evening and wrote excellent articles about the sinking of theTitanic for part of their Writer’s Badge. We spent a few weeks working together in small groups, designing and then making a new board game. Once the games were complete we then had a most enjoyable evening trying them all out. Watch out Waddington’s I think you may have some competition! To celebrate the Jubilee the girls collected pictures of the Queen and we made a super collage in the shape of the Queen’s Head. We then had our own Jubilee party where the girls got the chance to leave their Brownie uniforms at home and come dressed as a Queen or Princess. We also participated in the parade from St Minver School to the playing fields. Our annual Donkey Derby & BBQ was held in August and due to the terrible weather our first attempt at the evening was postponed. Our second attempt at fund raising evening was a success and we managed to raise enough funds to keep our hut running for another year. Thank you to all those who came along and supported our event and to those of you who helped out at the event. The Autumn term began with an evening

celebrating the birthday of Mr Cadbury, so as you can imagine we ate an awful lot of Cadbury Chocolate, an evening ALL the Brownies enjoyed. We then continued over the next few weeks to work towards our Chocolate Badge, we carried out some experiments, played some chocolate games and of course learnt the history of chocolate. In late October we had a very successful craft fair which gave people the opportunity to start their Christmas Shopping. The event invited Local Craftsmen and women with items ranging from home-made cakes, jewellery, clocks, sock monkeys, stained glass items, pottery, soap and ceramics. Morning Coffee and light snacks were also available. This event was very well attended by lots of local villagers and if you were unable to make it, look out for our Craft Fair this Autumn. Our annual attendance at the Remembrance Sunday Church Parade was extremely well attended by our Brownies and they really did do the pack and the village credit. Well done girls! In the run up to Christmas the girls made an advent calendar. We were invited to the Wadebridge Town Hall for the annual Christmas Carol Service with the other Rainbow, Brownies and Guide units within our District. Each unit has to put on a little act. We did a poem ‘Ten Little Christmas Trees’ and we all made and decorated some lovely trees. Our year finished with our Christmas Party, where we always play the traditional party games and hand our Christmas Presents to the girls. So as you can see 2012 was a very busy year for us and 2013 is looking to be just as busy! Should your daughter wish to join Brownies, please contact Kathy Hore on 01208 862340 or Katrina Bacon 01208 814793 katrina.bacon@ tiscali.co.uk Katrina Bacon Visit our website - www.stminverlink.org 43


Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club Celebrates 75 Years In 1938 a group of dedicated sailing holidaymakers formed what then became Rock Sailing Club. The facilities were primitive: a small hut fitted with a mast for racing flags sited on the estuary shore known as Gentle Jane, with two posts on the beach providing the line. Races were run on a standard course with red and green flags denoting which way round racing was to take place. The start signal was a blast on a hunting horn blown by the Commodore’s wife! The boats sailed at that time were designed specifically for the estuary, the Rock One Design. This was virtually a National Twelve hull with a sliding gunter rig. And the cost? £21 ten shillings! While these formed the core of the fleet, there was also a menagerie fleet of assorted boats which enjoyed racing throughout the war years, albeit with much depleted numbers. At the end of the war, The Rock One Design. Photo: From Link 164 (Jan/Feb Club membership was 64. 2009) article ‘Jan Channell’s Estuary’ by Mike Arnott. In the late 1940s a starter’s hut was built at Club hut for the storage of boat gear became Gentle Jane to aid race management and this stands there to this day. Then in 1951 a available at Ferry Point, opposite Padstow Camel Week 2012.

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and this heralded the eventual move of the Club to Rock. In 1955 the current building, until then a coal and corn warehouse, was leased from the Duchy and was used as a club room during the season and the following year, starts were moved from Gentle Jane to the new premises. Then in 1962, a starter’s box was built on the south side of the building. In May 1969 it was found that the building was in danger of collapse but although there was a move to demolish the old building, local MP John Pardoe was persuaded to get the building listed. Major work was undertaken from 1976 to 1978 to restore and strengthen the building. After the war, fast planing dinghies came to Rock, changing the character of racing at the Club forever; membership grew steadily to the current level, over 900, and open events and national championships for many classes have been hosted by the Club over the years.

for these: Junior Camel Week started in 1987 for sailors from 8 to 17, Camel Week (for all classes of dinghy, catamarans and Shrimpers), Trophy Week, and other events raced for over Bank holidays. The Easter Chase, Peter Keeling Shrimper week and the two Camel Weeks are open events. Dinghy sailors at all levels of skill enjoy sailing at Rock. International and national champions, club sailors, and novices alike find the Club a great venue for racing. The big event of the year is Camel Week, an open regatta that attracts over 100 competitors with ultra-fast craft and catamarans competing on level terms with smaller, slower boats for ten major trophies and a host of lesser prizes. This event is for sailors at all levels of racing skill, sailed for pure enjoyment, a real family week. Periodically, when tides allow, the Club has a Trophy Week for members during which a variety of cups are raced for. Included in these is the Estuary Trophy, a race that Events and Training encompasses the length of the estuary from The Club has in the past hosted many close to Wadebridge down to the infamous open events and national championships Doom Bar at the mouth of the river. including: International Canoes, Hornets, Yachting World Dayboats, Larks, Laser 4000s, There are four patrol boats supporting races plus the Club’s committee boat, Andromeda Kestrels, Tasars, and Miracles. The Club and when larger events demand more welcomes members who holiday in Rock and there are events throughout the season support boats, members are known to come

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The Sailing Club when in use as a coal warehouse.

example, now employs a full time steward and chef. This year the Club will host Lasers, Larks, and Fireball dinghy meetings and there is a steady stream of applicants to visit this lovely venue to hold Class or National championships. The Clubhouse is in social use all year round with Friday fish suppers, Sunday lunches and themed evenings, then bridge, quilting and CEYS yoga off season, and wedding receptions and The Club has an affiliated group CEYS (Camel wakes as occasion demands. Estuary Youth Sailing) that aims to teach These all generate income for the Club and sailing to school children and has, since its many people enjoy the facilities. However, inception, purchased several boats. Young for many, access is difficult and a project is sailors, having achieved the appropriate currently in hand to improve this by installing RYA qualifications then move on to be a lift, a simple external platform to link the Junior members of the Club and are proving quay with the walkway at first floor level, formidable in competition! allowing easy access to the Clubroom. The Future This project will be completed this year and The Rock Sailing & Water Ski Club’s premises will be an exciting and appropriate way to is a listed building, much loved by the celebrate the Club’s 75th anniversary. If you members but requiring constant attention would like to make a contribution towards to ensure it is kept to a high standard. Over the lift, please get in touch with the Club for the years it has developed to encompass details either by ‘phone on 01208 862709 or the various needs of its members and, for email info@rswsc.co.uk 46 We welcome local stories and photographs. forward with their own power craft. The Club is unusual, possibly unique, in having a water ski section that works in harmony with the sailors. In fact, many sailors enjoy both activities, taking advantage to ski before or after sailing. Youngsters are encouraged to take part in both activities and there are special weekends devoted to ski training.


The Art of Window Dressing Claire Warr Spring is a time for refreshing the garden and home and nowhere is this more evident than in some of the shop windows in and around Rock which have been given a new look in recent weeks. With the January sales firmly behind us, our local stores and boutiques are showcasing their spring wares, giving us renewed enthusiasm for warmer, drier weather ahead. Seasalt, the fashion retailer which has its roots firmly in Cornwall, places particular importance on the way it fashions its windows. Each window in the Seasalt chain is unique and hand crafted. No two windows are the same and are designed from scratch using many different crafting techniques to inject some fun, creativity and individuality into our high streets. The window dressing team at Seasalt works from an attic space in Falmouth: with views of the harbour and seaside town serving as inspiration to their work. They develop and plan designs and make the materials and props that appear in the windows and in-store each season. The design process The window design starts off with a ‘Mood Board’ - a flat sheet bearing photos, magazine cuttings, sketches and colour and fabric swatches. From these mood boards, a sketch is made up incorporating all these components. Once the designs have been agreed, the team can then get down to the business of making and sourcing the components that make up the displays.

Props Many of the props are hand made, either sewn, glued, painted or embroidered. Others are hunted down in local charity shops and boatyards or simply found lying around in streets, reclamation yards and on beaches. Putting it all together Once all the materials have been either made or sourced, the window team then hits the road visiting all the Seasalt stores to assemble the displays. Tara, one of Seasalt’s window dressers, who lives in Polzeath, says that many hours are put in per store designing, making and assembling the windows. After finishing an Art & Design Degree at Plymouth University, she joined Seasalt, first working as an assistant on the shop floor, then moving into the merchandising department responsible for the window displays. “Window dressing at Seasalt is a lovely career,” she says. “You have to keep up to date with the latest trends and styles but can practice traditional arts and crafts as well as being really creative.” As a result Seasalt’s window in Rock looks good with vintage seed packets, watering cans, gardening tools , spring bulbs and twining arranged around some of its clothes and accessories. It puts a smile on the faces of customers and passers-by alike … but maybe also reminds them of outside chores which still have to be faced!

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Trebetherick & Polzeath WI We are certainly having some great speakers this year. In January we had a lovely evening with Ryan Metters the chimney sweep, followed in February by The Tintagel Story Teller Jill Lamede. February was also our annual meeting in which Pam Curtiss was elected as our new president. The craft group, who meet fortnightly on Tuesday mornings, are now onto patchwork and quilting along with their tea and chat. The ladies are trying every craft they can think of and then finding others too. We are so please that Julia Treglown has restarted the Wednesday morning keep fit classes weekly at the Rock Institute. It’s so important for us all to keep mobile; we are already so capable in the chatting and bright ideas department. In March we have a speaker difficult to resist. Apparently Mr Thomas says “a funny thing happened on the way to the zoo”. We are intrigued, and if you want to know too, then come along on Thursday March 7th at 7.30 and for 20p you can hear all about it. I know we are only just coming up to Easter,

Betty Bishop won both the annual cups for’Competition of the Month’ and ‘Flower of the Month’. but this summer (which could surprise us with sunshine, who knows) we will have coffee mornings and afternoon teas, The Royal Cornwall Show and outings to look forward to. Being a WI member, if you resist the urge to fling off your pinny to pose for a calendar (so old hat now), you can have a sociable and relaxing hobby. So do Join us. Janet Carter

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Our Speaker at our January meetlng was Andrew Langdon, member of the OId Cornwall Society, who gave us an extremely interesting and informative talk on Cornish Crosses, dating from the 10th century - usually built on a Christian burial ground like, the ones at Sancreed, Cardinham, Lanivet and Lanhydrock before the chuches were built. The crosses change. styles through the subsequent centuries, 12th,14th and the 15th century ones had lantern shaped tops.

farm gateposts, in waIls (even church walls) or damaged by vehicles or vandals. Some had been broken up and used in various places nearby as had been the one at St Teath, now restored. He said that in the last 25 years 61 crosses had been re-erected, repaired and restored with 32 still being done. His photographs were excellent, especially of the restoration of the cross at St Michael’s Mount - the scaffolding being over a very deep drop - quite amazing. There were lots of questions from members and he was thanked by Audrey Copus.

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Neighbourhood Development Plan Update Since the announcement, in September last year, that the St Minver Parishes had commenced the preparation of a Neighbourhood Development Plan, you may not have been aware of the progress that is being made. As the Plan can only be approved and adopted if it reflects the needs of the local residents and gains support through a referendum, it is very important that your interest and involvement is maintained throughout the process. The objective of the Neighbourhood Development Plan is to provide a clear statement of local requirements for the development of the Parishes. It is, therefore, important that it clearly defines the environment, facilities and amenities that exist today; what local people want to see in the future; and the plans and controls that are to be put in place to achieve it. You may have been to one of the ‘Open Days’ that were held in October and filled in the brief questionnaire that was distributed. The responses clearly indicated that the residents treasure the natural beauty, community spirit and local facilities of the area, and it is clear that a cornerstone of the Neighbourhood Development Plan must be to protect these. Car parking, traffic management and control on housing featured strongly as areas for improvement. Whilst these initial responses have helped the Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group to focus on some key areas, it is clear that much more information

is required to define the current situation and what improvements and new developments you want to see for the future. To assist in this task eight Working Groups have been established to cover environment, infrastructure, housing needs, planning, business, leisure, communications and the vision of the future. These Working Groups are tasked with gathering the data that will be required to support the Plan but also required to underpin a more detailed questionnaire around May this year that every resident will be encouraged to answer. The responses to this questionnaire will provide the basis for the Plan that will be produced later this year. This will come to you all for review and comment in the Autumn, and then be submitted for approval ending in a local referendum next year. Once approved this Plan provides a legal basis for local control of development throughout the Parishes. The timescale for getting to an approved Plan is longer than everyone had hoped, but it reflects the magnitude of the task. Please take a few moments to keep in touch with progress on the Plan and to make your views known through the questionnaire and open events that will be held over the coming months. Further information is available on the Parish Council Website at: www.stminvercouncils.org.uk/ndp.html Carol Mould, Chairman St Minver Lowlands Parish Council and the St Minver Parishes Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group

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St Minver Highlands Parish Council Helen Highland - 01208 812289 - hylandacc@hotmail.com at the Perceval Institute, crimes in previous year). Councillors St Minver and members July 2012: 2 crimes- 2 Both Rob Lane of the public are most thefts (8 crimes in and Anthony Wills welcome to attend. previous year). have resigned as councillors due to work Setting of Precept for August 2012: 4 crimes- 3 commitments. We would thefts, 1 criminal damage 2013/2014 like to thank them for (8 crimes in previous The Parish Council has their input and hard year). work. As there will be an been considering the September 2012: 5 Precept for the next election on May 2nd the crimes- 2 thefts, 1 Parish Council is unlikely financial year. All possible assault, 1 criminal to replace them by then. expenditure needs to be damage, 1 drink driver (3 included and Councillors Indeed, all councillors crimes in previous year) . will be required to stand are always mindful of the implication on the October 2012: No down in May. pockets of the residents. recorded crimes (4 crimes Have you thought Following detailed in previous year). about becoming a discussion it was agreed November 2012: No parish councillor in the to set the Precept level, recorded crimes (2 crimes upcoming election? If you for the financial year last year). feel you would like to put 2013/2014, at ÂŁ18,000, yourself forward this is an which remains the same December 2012: No recorded crimes (no opportunity to consider as the current year crimes last year). representing your area. Policing This is a voluntary post Across the whole of and there is a lot of work PC Malcolm Taylor Devon and Cornwall, for that goes on behind the continues as our excellent the six month period scenes but can be most local Police officer, with from April 1st to October rewarding. PCSO Claire Drennan 16th 2012 crime has completing this great dropped by 2.3%. These If you are considering figures are encouraging this I would suggest you team. They provide us as previous figures, attend a meeting, which with a regular report. produced by the Office will give you an insight End of season report: of National Statistics, st to council work. Do not June 1 to September showed that Devon and th hesitate to contact the 30 2012 there were Cornwall had a 6% rise in Clerk should you wish to 13 recorded crimes (25 know more about this crimes in corresponding crime for the 12 month period between June role. period last year). An acceptable reduction of 2011 and June 2012. Meetings There is still the 12 crimes. Meetings are held on possibility of reduction June 2012: 2 crimes- 1 the second Tuesday of in officers at Wadebridge theft, 1 drink driver (6 each month at 7.30 pm but no announcement 50

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has been made yet. Bicycles are being targeted by thieves so the advice is to make sure that sheds etc are secure. Boat crime is a major issue at the moment with engines etc being stolen. Highways Issues Pothole problems are continual with repair work being carried out. Unfortunately, they keep being washed out with the recent extreme weather conditions. The areas at Gutt Hill and near Trewornan Bridge have been in a particularly poor state. Major road closures are due to take place in the early part of the year to make good sections of the road surface. Road surface dressing

of various sections will be carried out including from Polzeath side of the Trenant junction to Shaulders (on Windmill Road, near the junction with the B3314), so the area from South Winds/Carruan to the New Polzeath turning (previously left unfinished due to equipment breakdown) will be completed now. The section from Carruan, past Roserrow, towards St Minver Churchtown will also be closed for repair work. We have requested improved signage along the bends near Porteath Bee Centre. Highways advise that, as there are signs advising to slow down, corner ahead and the chevron warning

marker are in place, they do not feel there is much more that can be done. Notwithstanding, they will replace the chevron sign with a larger one Annual Parish Meeting The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 19th 2013 at 7.30 pm at the Perceval Institute, St Minver. There will be various local groups and organisations attending and we look forward to seeing you. If I can be of any assistance on Parish matters, do not hesitate to contact me. I may not always be able to answer your query or resolve your problem but I can point you in the direction of someone who might.

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Trewint Playing Field Work is underway to clear the area at the bottom of the site. This will open up the area and make it possible to have two football pitches, instead of the existing one. Traffic Management: Trewint Lane Traffic approaching the

built up area from the north, has long concerned Members, as vehicles regularly exceed the 30mph speed limit there and, of course, it is close to the entrance to the playing field. Members have, therefore, been in discussion with County Highways, regarding possible

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built up area because of the noise and vibration caused, i.e. they won’t be able to be placed near the recreation ground, but on the approach to the built up area from the north. They should not be placed within 100m of a house because of the noise/ vibration. The total cost of this work will be approximately £2,000. Why not let us have your views? Our contact details are given below. You may wonder why we are not pursuing an option to install a ‘Speedvisor’ sign i.e. a flashing sign that warns traffic they are exceeding the speed limit. Whilst effective, there are rules governing their installation and Highways have to be selective about the sites on which they are placed, due to limited resources and an ever expanding programme of installation requests, so they tend to be limited to sites outside schools or on entry points on main roads into villages. The Parish Council itself is not permitted to fund a Speedvisor. Daymer Bay Public Conveniences 52

We have been informed of a programme of works, which Cornwall Council intends to provide to update and improve the WCs. Work was scheduled to be carried out during week commencing Monday, 1st October 2012. Grant Requests Members were pleased to pledge the following grants: • St Minver School - £500 towards the purchase of new musical instruments totalling £1,000. Highlands Parish Council pledged the same amount. • Polzeath Marine Conservation Group – £300. • Cornwall Air Ambulance – £250 South West Coast Path Members considered a request from CC to take over the maintenance of the coastal path in the Parish. This came with an offer of a grant of £562.43. However, it would have cost more than this to take on the work and thus it was resolved not to take this any further. Council Meetings A Full Council Meeting is

held on the first Monday of each month (except August) and a second meeting is held on the third Monday of the month (except December) to deal (mainly) with planning applications. All Meetings commence at 7.30pm and are held in the Council Chamber, Rock Methodist Church. Members of the public are warmly invited to attend and may address the Council during the Public Forum, which is held at the start of each meeting. Forthcoming dates: • Full Council Meetings – 4th March 2013 and 1st April 2013. • Planning Meetings – 18th March 2013 and 15th April 2013. If you are unable to attend Council Meetings, why not visit our website and read the Minutes online: www. stminvercouncils.org.uk? Your local Parish Councillors are always pleased to hear from residents and if you need to contact them, they can be reached on stminvercouncils.org.uk Phone: 01726-882145

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The Link Diary

Compiled by Claire Warr - claire@stminverlink.org Whilst we try hard to avoid mistakes they can, and sometimes do, happen. If we are made aware of any mistakes we will update the details on our website www.stminverlink.org/LinkEventsDiary.html

Recurring Events

Art Group Fridays, 1, 8, 15, 22 March; 5, 12,19, 26 April; 10am – 12 pm, Perceval Institute Marriage Preparation Saturday, 23 March, 9.30am – 3.00pm, Perceval Institute P C C Meeting Wednesday, 17 April; 7.30 pm; Perceval Institute PC Meeting Tuesdays, 12 March; 9 April; 7.30 pm; Perceval Institute Pilates Thursdays; 7, 14, 21, 28 March; 4, 11, 18, 25 April; 9.30 am -12.30 pm; Perceval Institute. Fridays; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March; 5, 12, 19, 26 April; 6 pm – 7 pm; Perceval Institute St Minver Computer Club Thursdays, 7, 21 March; 18 April; 10.30 am – 12pm; Tubestation, Polzeath. Contact: David 01208 862568. St Minver Lowlands Parish Council Full council meetings: Mondays; 4 March; 1 April; 7.30 pm; Council Chamber,

Saturday, 2 March, 2 pm, The Rock Institute Bond Night in aid of the Merlin MS Centre Saturday, 2 March, 6.30pm onwards, The Hotel Victoria, Newquay This will be evening of glitz and glamour with a 3-course dinner, bar, fun casino tables and live jazz music. The night will also include a Millionaire’s Auction which will allow you to bid on lots using the chips won during the night. Ticket price £30 pp. Contact: Ellie at ellie@ merlinmscentre.org.uk Feeding the National Trust Visitors Talk Friday, 8 March, 2 pm – 4 pm, The Rock Institute A talk followed by afternoon tea in aid of North Cornwall National Trust Association. Members £4; Guests £4.50. Contact: Bob Reason; Tel 01840 230173; email windeler.rock@btinternet. com Drama Group March Events Grand Jumble Sale in aid of Saturday, 9 March; 10 am – Cancer Research UK 11.30 am; Perceval Institute

Rock Methodist Church Planning meetings: Mondays; 18 March; 15 April; 7.30 pm; Council Chamber, Rock Methodist Church St Minver Senior Circle Keep Fit Class Wednesdays; 6, 13, 20, 27 March; 3, 10, 17, 24 April; 10 am – 12 pm; The Rock Institute St Minver Senior Circle Short Mat Bowls Mondays; 4, 11, 18 March; 8, 15, 22, 29 April; 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm; The Rock Institute Contact: David 01208 869636. Trebetherick and Polzeath WI Thursdays; 7 March; 4 April; 7.30pm; Rock Institute. Whist Drive Tuesdays; 26 March; 30 April; Perceval Institute. WI Craft Group Tuesdays; 12, 26 March; 9, 23 April; 10 am – 12 pm; Rock Methodist Chapel.

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Jumble Sale in aid of St Minver Rainbows & Brownies Saturday, 16 March; 2 pm; Guide HQ Trewint Lane, Rock St Minver Highlands Annual Parish Meeting Tuesday, 19 March; 7.30 pm; Perceval Institute Beachcare litter survey and beach clean Wednesday, 20 March; 9.30 am; beach car park. Call Nick Pickles 01208 869742 Craft Fair Monday, 25 March; Perceval Institute Polzeath Spring rock pool ramble Friday, 29 March; 12 pm – 2 pm; Polzeath Marine Centre (opposite pitch & putt) Discover the wildlife on the rocky shore of the Polzeath VMCA with local marine experts. Cost: Free for Polzeath Marine Conservation Group Friends, £2 for all others. Booking essential; contact 07779 896650. Bring suitable clothing and footwear that can get wet! Small buckets also useful.

April Events

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt Monday, 1 April (Easter Monday); 10 am – 2 pm; Guineaport, Wadebridge In association with The Gaia Trust, starting from Guineaport, Wadebridge. Walk the trail, solve the clues and win an egg! £1 per child. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Check our website for further details ( www.cameltrailfriends. co.uk ) St Minver Football Club Fundraiser Saturday, 6 April (evening); time to be confirmed; Rock Social Club Not a quiz! No raffle! Look out for the 54

posters around Rock for details. Boconnoc Spring Flower Show Saturday April 6; 10am-5pm; Sunday April 7; 10am-4pm; Off A390 6 miles east of Lostwithiel. Polzeath Photographic Exploration Tuesday, 9 April; 10 am – 12.30 pm; Polzeath Marine Centre (opposite Pitch & Putt) Walk around Polzeath, beach and surroundings to photograph marine scenery, natural history and possibly wildlife. Cost: free for Polzeath Marine Conservation Group Friends; £2 for all others. Booking essential: 12 places only, under 18s to be accompanied by an adult. Contact Jane Pickles (01208) 869742; mobile 07951 708 220, email janespickles@gmail.com. Bring: camera, stout footwear, warm clothing, snack. Polzeath Spring rock pool ramble Wednesday, 10 April, 12 pm – 2 pm, Polzeath Marine Centre (opposite Pitch & Putt) Discover the wildlife on the rocky shore of the Polzeath VMCA with local marine experts. Cost: free for Polzeath Marine Conservation Group Friends; £2 for all others. Booking essential: contact 07779 896650. Bring: suitable clothing and footwear that can get wet! Small buckets also useful. Crabbing at Crab Island Saturday, 13 April, 12 pm – 2 pm, Polzeath Marine Centre (opposite Pitch & Putt) Come and explore Polzeath’s very own crab island! Find crabs of all shapes and sizes. Cost: free for Polzeath Marine

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Conservation Group Friends; £2 for all others. Booking essential: contact Laura Workman on 07779 896650. Bring: suitable clothing and footwear that can get wet! Small buckets also useful. Moth Trapping & Identification Evening with Paul Wakelin Saturday, 13 April; 8 pm; meet at Wenfordbridge Car Park A moth trapping evening with local expert Paul Wakelin. Help trap moths & identify them. Warm drinks available. Free to members of TFOTCT. We suggest a donation of £2 from non-members. Check our website for further details (www. cameltrailfriends.co.uk). Beachcare litter survey and beach clean Friday, 19 April, 9.30 am, beach car park. Call Nick Pickles 01208 869742 Star Spotting on the Camel Trail Friday, 19 April; time to be confirmed; meet at Old Town Cove The Camel Trail at Night. Star Spotting with Bill Sheen. Cost to be confirmed. Bookings essential. Warm drinks available. Check our website for further details (www.cameltrailfriends.co.uk). Along the Coastal Path – Illustrated Talk Friday, 19 April; 7.30 pm to 10 pm; Wadebridge Town Hall Illustrated talk, followed by a buffet supper in aid of North Cornwall National Trust Association. Members £5; Guests £6. Contact: Bob Reason; Tel - 01840 230173; email - windeler.rock@btinternet.com Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra ‘Winds of St Endellion’ Thursday April 25th, 7.30pm. Members of the BSO wind ensemble are joined by the

local Triggshire wind ensemble to present a varied repertoire including works by Hummel, Mozart and Gounod. Wadebridge Choral Society sings in the Spring Saturday, 27 April, Wadebridge School The programme will include Baroque works - by Handel and Purcell - and will take place at Wadebridge School. The theme of the programme will be ‘celebration’ and will include works composed by Handel for the Coronation of King George the II - wonderful to sing and to listen to. The Concert Orchestra led by Philip Montgomery-Smith will provide the accompaniment plus some purely orchestral works to set the scene. Tickets for the concert will be on sale at the Wadebridge Bookshop in Molesworth Street from members of the Choir and on the door. For more information about the Choir and future programmes, look at the website: www.wadebridgechoral.org.uk

May Events

K’antu Ensemble: ‘Sounds and Songs of Renaissance Europe’ Saturday 25th May, 7.30pm. This prizewinning early music ensemble of singing instrumentalists evoke the vibrant musical traditions of Europe. RNLI Annual Meeting Thursday, 9 May, 7 pm for 7.30 pm, Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club After the meeting David Chapman, an observer and photographer of the world of nature, will give an illustrated talk on “Where History meets Natural History in Cornwall.” David lives near Hayle and has published several books.

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Anglican Church Services Weekday Services Wednesday St Minver Holy Communion 10am Wednesday St Michael Evening Prayer 5.30pm Sunday March 3rd 11am St Minver Holy Communion 3pm St Enodoc Evensong 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday March 10th (Mothering Sunday) 9.15am St Michael Holy Communion 11am St Minver Family Service 3pm St Enodoc Holy Communion 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday March 17th 11am St Minver Holy Communion 3pm St Enodoc Evensong 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday March 24th (Palm Sunday) 9.15am St Michael Holy Communion 11am St Minver Freestyle Service 3pm St Enodoc Holy Communion 6pm St Michael Evensong Monday 25th - Wed 27th 7pm St Michael Compline 7pm St Minver Passover Supper Friday 29th 2pm St Minver 1 Hour Before The Cross Sunday March 31st (Easter Sunday) 8am St Michael Holy Communion 8am St Enodoc Holy Communion 9.15am St Michael Holy Communion 9.15am St Enodoc Holy Communion 11am St Minver Holy Communion Sunday April 7th 11am St Minver Holy Communion 3pm St Enodoc Evensong 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday April 14th 9.15am St Michael Holy Communion 11am St Minver Holy Communion 3pm St Enodoc Holy Communion 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday April 21st 11am St Minver Holy Communion 3pm St Enodoc Evensong 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday April 28th 9.15am St Michael Holy Communion 11am St Minver Freestyle 3pm St Enodoc Holy Communion 6pm St Michael Evensong Please Check With The Parish Newsletter or Church Notice Boards Latest Information.

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Catholic Church Services WADEBRIDGE, St Michael’s Church. Mass: Sundays 8.30am. BODMIN, St Mary’s Abbey. Mass: Sundays 10.30am. PADSTOW, St Saviour & St Petroc Church, Mass: Vigil Mass Saturday 5.30pm. Confessions: Saturdays 5.30 - 6pm. TINTAGEL, St Paul The Apostle Church, Mass: Sundays 5.30pm. For current information about these and other Services www.stmarysbodmin@live.co.uk

Methodist Church Services Rock Methodist Church 11 am every Sunday Wadebridge Methodist Church (Worship takes place at Wadebridge Primary School) 10am Every Sunday Morning. Trelights Methodist Chapel Sundays 6pm Tubestation (Polzeath) Multi-denominational 10 am Every Sunday.

Quaker Meetings Sunday mornings at 10.30 in the John Betjeman Centre, Wadebridge (next to library). All are welcome. Polzeath Area Residents’ Association

Hospital/Surgery Car Service

If you need transport please ring one of our voluntary drivers: Mr Harry Hardcastle (01208 862343), Mr Harold Sillifant (01208 862989) or Mr Gary Cooper (01208 869165) Standard charges are based on 40p per mile and include reasonable waiting time: Wadebridge (£8). Bodmin (£14), Truro (£33), Port Isaac (£8), St Austell (£22), Falmouth (£35), Hayle (£37), Newquay (£20) and Plymouth (£37 - excluding bridge toll). Please Note: If you are receiving income support, you should take your book with you for reimbursement.

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Local Telephone Numbers Compiled by Olivia Warr, Wadebridge Comprehensive School. To suggest ammendments to this list email livvy@stminverlink.org

Coastguard----------------------------------999 Samaritans----------------------08457 909090 (Bodmin & Wadebridge) ------- 01208 72833 Women’s rape/abuse centre (Tintagel)----------------------01840 770663 -------------- 01208 77099/0808 8029999 Methodist Water Helpline------------------0800 1691144 (Rock, Steward Mr F L Cope)---01208 863481 Veterinary and RSPCA (Wadebridge)------------------01208 812887 Wadebridge: (G & P J Nute)---01208 813258 Multi-denominational Bodmin: (Harleigh Vets)--------- 01208 72323 (Tubestation Polzeath)---------01208 869200 St Columb: St Minver Vicarage (RSPCA Animal Centre) --------01637 881455 (Rev Jonathon Mosedale)------01208 862398 (RSPCA Animal Centre 24 hour)-0300 1234999 (Warden Mrs E Elliott)---------01208 863905 General Numbers (Warden Iain Gordon)---------01208 862388 Bridge Club (Robert Mabley)--01208 814564

Churches

Catholic

St Endellion Rectory

British Legion-St Minver (Rev Dr John May)-------------01208 881041 (Fred Prior)--------------------01208 862543 Doctor / Medical Cancer Research Bridge Medical Centre Wadebridge------- 01208 (Jane Bendall)-----------------01208 862113 812342 Citizens Advice Bureau Bodmin Hospital----------------01208 251300 (Advice Line) -----------------08444 99 4188 Frank About Drugs--------------- 0800 776600 Cornwall Council-----------------0300 1234100 Drinkline------------------------0800 9178282 CRUSE Bereavement Care Port Isaac Surgery---------------01208 880222 Cornwall------------------------ 01726 76100 Rock Surgery--------------------01208 862545 Animal Welfare & Veterinary Royal Cornwall Hospital Laboratory---------------------01872 265500 (Treliske)-----------------------01872 250000 EDF Energy----------------------- 0800 365000 Wadebridge Health Centre------01208 812222 John Betjeman Centre-----------01208 812392 Libraries Old Cornwall Society Cornwall Library Renewals Line-0845 6076119 (Margaret Bartlett) ------------01208 816307 All Libraries---------------------0300 1234111 Padstow Harbour Master--------01841 532239 Reference Library----------------0800 0322345 Parish Council: Highlands Clerk Police (Helen Hyland)----------------01208 812289 Devon & Cornwall Police (non-urgent)------101 Parish Council Lowlands Clerk Crimestoppers-------------------- 0800 555111 (Gillian Thompson)------------01726 882145 Perceval Institute Emergency / Helplines Age UK--------------------------0800 1696565 (Maureen Rickard)-------------01208 863366 Air Ambulance HQ---------------01840 213574 Polzeath Area Residents Association Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service--0300 1234232 (David Short)----------------- 01208 862568 Polzeath Surf Life-Saving Club Electricity (Western Power Distribution)--- 0800 365900 (Susan Rowlands)-------------01208 859161 Relate Relationship Counselling National Domestic Violence Helpline----------------------0808 800 5000 (St Austell)--------------------- 01726 74128 National Gas Emergency Service- 0800 111999 Rock Institute (Allan Caswell)-- 01208 869420 NHS Direct HelpLine----------------- 0845 4647 Rock Lifeboat Station -----------01208 863033 Parentline Plus (24 hour)-------0808 8002222 Rock Sailing & Water Ski Club Police, Fire, Ambulance Services, (Secretary Kim Oaks)----------01208 862709 Visit our website - www.stminverlink.org

Rock Water Taxi (Boat -during operating hours)-07778 105297 (offices)------------------------01208 862815 St Minver Beavers (Alison Cox)--------------------01208 862839 St Minver Brownies (Kathy Hore)-------------------01208 862340 St Minver Cemetery Committee (Mary Drummond-Dunn)------01208 863491 St Minver Cricket Club-----------01208 863402 St Minver Cubs (Nigel)---------01208 815102 St Minver Football Club (Roy Birchwood)---------------01208 880459 St Minver Flower Show (Joan Cock)--------------------01208 862144 St Minver Post Office------------01208 863366 St Minver Pre-School------------01208 869511 St Minver School----------------01208 862496 St Minver Scouts (Robert Watson)--------------01637 889 190 St Minver Senior Circle (Jo Holt)-----------------------01208 863993 St Minver Short Mat Bowls (Pat Crank)--------------------01208 869120 St Minver Silver Band (Gary Gauss)-------------------01208 814170 St Minver Sunday School (Marjorie Mabyn)--------------01028 862678 Trebetherick WI (Pam Curtiss)------------------01208 862067 Tre-Pol-Pen Hand Bell Ringers (Tony Priest)-------------------01208 863450 Wadebridge & District Angling Association (Jon Evans)--------------------01208 812447 Wadebridge & District Camera Club (Pam Hall)---------------------01208 862957 Wadebridge Choral Society (Annabelle Woolcott)----------01208 815322 (publicity, George Dale)--------01208 815981 Wadebridge Male Voice Choir (Taff Williams)-----------------01208 814717 Wadebridge Post Office ---------01208 812813

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Fernleigh Garden Services Helping you enjoy your garden Lawn cutting

Hedge trimming

Pruning & planting

Border & bed care

Leaf clearance

Fence maintenance

Decking and patio cleaning

Overgrown gardens cleared

Call John on 01208 815384 or 07936380547 Fully Insured

Fresh Crabs and Lobsters landed daily in Port Isaac from our own boat ‘Mary D’. Available cooked, dressed, in a sandwich, boxed to take home or even alive. We also have a small seasonal selection of sustainably caught Cornish fish, mussels, oysters and smoked fish, locally roasted coffee, homemade cakes and lots more. Why not call in for a crab sandwich or lobster salad and glass of wine?

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FORRESTER FRAMES

PICTURE FRAMER For all your framing needs including bespoke frames and frame restoration Wayside Cottage, Tregawne, Withiel Nr Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 5NR 01208 831303 ** 07802 705104 forresterframes@yahoo.co.uk


Muts Cuts

Qualified City & Guilds Dog Groomer Ring Kerri 01840 211786 07921 637055 www.mutscuts.co.uk Gable Cottage Newhall Green St Teath, PL33 9ES

A proper nursery growing plants with a passion Specialities of Perennials & Herbs Wide range of Shrubs, Climbers & Trees Coastal plants, Marginals, Bedding & Hanging Baskets Deliveries by arrangement. Open every day. Farmers’ Market 3rd Saturday in the month: 10am-2pm Quality plants, expert advice. Laveddon Mill, Bodmin PL30 5JU (A389 between Bodmin & Lanivet)

Tel: 01208 72837

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Emergency Security & Sanitation Services South West  Licenced Key-holding and Response Service to BS 7984:2008.  Detection Dog Services.  Static Guarding  Event Security.

M J Taxis

 On-site Customer Support with Opening Up Services.  Full Commercial and Residential Hygiene Services.  Spring Cleans & Changeovers.  Grounds Maintenance.

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Plumbing & Heating Contractors Specialists in the design installation and servicing o il as and renewale Heating Systems. Heat Pump Systems. nderfloor Heating Systems. Free estimates and consultations

J M BREWER LTD

Trenant Vale, Egloshayle, Wadebridge PL27 6AJ

01208 814838

End of season cleans include: Carpets, upholstery and general cleaning services Professional eco friendly carpet & upholstery cleaning Spring Cleans, One-off Cleans & Holiday Changeover Cleans “Environmentally friendly cleaning solutions without compromising on performance and safety” Tel: 01208 816729 • Mob: 07952 802850 Email: tristan@greengeckoclean.co.uk • www.greengeckoclean.co.uk

Rock Television and Electrical Services For all your electrical needs.

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Inspirational Home Furnishings Gorgeous Fabrics. Poles & Tracks. Full Making & Fitting. Free measuring. Painted Furniture. Cushions & Lighting. Gifts & Homeware. 17 Polmorla Walk, Wadebridge PL27 7NS Open Monday to Saturday 10-5. 01208 814023

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DISPUTES

DIVORCE

ACCIDENTS

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The Cornwall Advertisers

& The Cornwall Review

The only local newspaper that has a monthly feature on Rock, St Minver, Polzeath & Trebetherick Tel 01208 815096 Tindle House, Trevanson St, Wadebridge PL27 7AW • Fax: 01208 815935 E-mail: nca@internet-today.co.uk • www.cornwalladvertisers.co.uk

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We will plan your conservatory and all associated building work and construct it to the highest standard. New Pilkington Active Solar Control and self-cleaning glass as standard. Also Windows, Doors, Fascias and Soffits.

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Cleaning & Linen Hire

Change Over Cleaning • Spring Cleaning Linen Hire Laundry Service

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Farm Shop & Restaurant Open Daily from 9.30am Mid-March to end of October

New for 2013. We have extended our Farm Shop and Restaurant. Why not come and have a look? Pick our wn r eady Picked Home rown Strawerries asperries ooseerries Black currants and ed currants Home produced eef lam and freerange eggs and Seasonal egetales. Homemade ams pickles and marmalades. ocal produce cheeses country crafts gifts country wines and ciders. Breakfast unches elicious Homemade Cakes and Cream Teas rders taken for Celeration Cakes Childrens Play rea  Pets Corner. Find us at St Endellion r Port saac on the B331

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Tides Restaurant offers A la Carte and set menus using the best of Cornish produce complemented by an excellent selection of wines See our website for menus, opening times and special events. The Mariners Rock, Slipway, Rock, Cornwall, PL27 6LD 01208 863 679 tides@marinersrock.com www.marinersrock.com

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St Minver Link 189 - Feb/Mar 2013  
St Minver Link 189 - Feb/Mar 2013  

The community magazine for the area to the east of the Camel Estuary in North Cornwall.

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