St Minver Link Issue 221. Summer 2019

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Polzeath-Rock-St Minver-Trebetherick-Wadebridge

Issue 221 Summer


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Contact us for a free quotation

 We are a family business who have operated in the area since 1970.  Our Worcester Bosch approved engineers are qualified in the installation, service and repair of oil and gas boilers.  As a MCS registered company we also specialise in ground or air source heat pumps installation, service and repair.  We offer a design installation service for new builds and existing properties. JM Brewer Ltd, Trenant Vale, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 6AJ

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Our team provides 24 hour emergency cover.

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Tel: 07534 311 366  Bathroom installations including tiling  Boiler servicing, maintenance and repairs  General plumbing and breakdowns  Work done correctly and explained  No call out charge (diagnostic charge may apply)  Local, friendly, knowledgeable engineer  Your house treated with respect  All work carries 6 month warranty

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First published in 1981, St Minver Link is an independent community magazine produced by volunteers with all profits donated to local good causes. Chairman. . . . . . . . Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . Editorial . . . . . . . . . Distribution. . . . . . Junior Link. . . . . . . Photography. . . . . Treasurer . . . . . . . . Website. . . . . . . . . . Art Editor. . . . . . . . Secretary . . . . . . . . Advisers . . . . . . . . .

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The front photograph was taken Barbara Le Main Wecover welcome your stories andby photographs

Issue 221 - Summer 2019

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



Managing Anger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wadebridge Primary Academy . . . . . . . . . Message from the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 News From Wadebridge School . . . . . . . . . All change at Rock TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Defibrillators in our area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday Mornings at The Mowhay . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 First Event for St Minver Community Hub18 We Will Remember Them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Cornwall Talking Newspaper . . . . . . . . 19 Country Diary from Cobb Cottage . . . . . . Thank You to our Retail Outlets . . . . . . . . . 19 Junior Link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Revd Dr Elizabeth Wild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 News from St Minver School . . . . . . . . . . . . A Fete Not To Be Missed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Featured Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Help Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 St Minver Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A St Minver Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 St Breock School Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Does anyone Recognise This Car? . . . . . . . . 23 Interior Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St Minver Short Mat Bowls Club . . . . . . . . 24 Our Farms, Your Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St Minver Silver Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Aren’t We Lucky! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shall We Sing? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Gardening made easy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trees For The Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Parliamentary Update - Scott Mann . . . . . Lola Donates Her Hair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 It’s a Vet’s Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RNLI Lifeguards Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Fitness with Julia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Success For Bodmin Netball Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Quiz Quest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thank You To Brian & Pat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 St Minver Probus Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soup & Pudding & Easter Parade! . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Early Days of clocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St Minver Memory Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Book Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Messy Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Healthy Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Val Meagor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Local Telephone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Church Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regular Items Events at St Endellion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Quiz Quest- answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Around and about

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Hospital Transport Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Visit our website -


Message from the Editor Welcome to the 221 Issue of Link. I’d like to introduce myself as the new editor, following the retirement of Brian Crank after 19 years. I have lived on a farm at Port Quin for the past 41 years and come from Padstow originally so I think I’m reasonably knowledgeable about the local area. I remember the first edition of Link back in 1981 and have enjoyed reading it ever since and that is why I volunteered to take over as editor; this is a valuable community asset and we welcome contributions from readers. st

The Link committee have made a few changes and have more ideas for the future. I’m sure you will have noticed the first one with the new front cover. Changing the cover was not a decision made lightly, with all the history that went with the previous version, but we felt it was time for a change and we really hope you like it - please let us know, we always welcome feedback from readers. I look forward to hearing from you and hope you enjoy this edition. Morwenna

All change at Rock TV and Electrical Services Wadebridge and then working for Port Isaac Relays for two years. During the past 38 years,the shop has remained at the heart of the community for both locals and visitors, supplying everything from batteries and light bulbs to televisions and sound systems, as well as offering home visits for deliveries, repairs and installation. Ian's partner Heather, ran the shop for many years and was always very popular with customers, along with their faithful collie, Megan.

The shop when it was occupied by Westerly Boats St Minver said a very sad farewell to Ian Blake at Rock TV and Electrical Services as he closed the shop at the end of May. The shop originally opened as Lowe’s Stores; a tin and wooden building, complete with a bar along the front, on which customers could tether their horses! It was rebuilt when the Co-Op took over and operated the premises and was then taken over by Westerly Boats who built on a pent roofed extension purely to store and sell secondhand boats. The shop was used as a showroom and sold fishing tackle, wetsuits, surf boards, buoyancy aids, life jackets, clothing and chandlery. It was run by Wally Hughes, for many years a stalwart supporter and chairman of St Minver Football Club. Ian opened ‘Rock TV and Electrical’ on April 11th 1981, after serving his apprenticeship in


Ian admits that he will miss the customers, many of whom are more like friends after so many years. The one thing he won't miss, however, is the paperwork - the common problem for all small businesses! The shop is being taken over by another local firm, SmartTech Solutions who will be specialising in technologies for homes and businesses - anything from a professional WiFi installation and CCTV to remote energy control, access control to buildings, environmental sensors and other Smart technologies. Ian is starting a new career now, working as part of the maintenance team for John Bray Holidays so he will still be seen in the area; we'll all have to go further afield for our electrical services though..... Thanks to Stuart Robertson for the photo and backgound info.

We welcome your stories and photographs

Tuesday Mornings at The Mowhay

From left to right: Elaine, Julie, Marian, Philippa, Joan, Sandra, Ida

This group meets every Tuesday morning at the Mowhay, have a cup of coffee and discusses a wide range of topics as can be seen by Philippa Bartlett’s poem below Thought for the day Living in Cornwall was not bad

We would buy a tasty joint

when we recall the life we had.

or would it mean a drug to flaunt

We come to discuss and to agree

Books we would read with delight

It was not like it used to be!

kindle would mean a fire to light.

No computers smart phones or TV.

Our dogs we took accross the beach

No high rise buildings with many floors

without the fear of wardens reach.

No supermarkets or multi stores

Conversation now gets lost

to tempt us to go overboard

perhaps diversions count the cost.

for something we could not afford.

Names we forget most of the time

We had shops to buy our food

soon they will come to us, it will be fine!

and we knew it would be good.

The lives we led without the stress

We had radios to hear the news

of Politics now in a mess

and listen to the peoples views.

Should we go or should we stay

We had a telephone to have a chat

It is not for us to say.

to tell and talk of this or that.

It is for our grand kids to decide next time

sending a letter would be good

which way we should vote online!

to sit and write while in the mood,

But we will stay in a place we love

but now an email does the trick

to enjoy our life from heaven above!

it is faster and so quick.

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First Event for St Minver Community Hub As part of the St Minver Community Hub project a series of events and activities will be offered during the year. The first event is the Digital Workshop on Wednesday June 12th 2019. Please come and join us if you can. To find out more about the project please see our website: http://www.stminvercommunityhub.

Digital Workshop Get Confident Online Wednesday June 12th 2019 at the Scout Hut, Trewint Lane, Rock Are you are over 60, live locally and would like to learn more on how to benefit from using a computer? Here is an ideal, low risk, low cost and enjoyable opportunity to do just that. This friendly, informal training will help you get confident online. The FREE introductory taster session is for beginners and current internet users. Topics will include: Staying safe online; where to get online information & advice; using comparison websites; online banking & PayPal; making online transactions. If there is sufficient interest, there will be follow-on sessions spread over 6 weeks, available in the autumn which will cover the subjects in more detail. Computers will be provided for the sessions, but if you have your own laptop or notepad please bring this with you. This event, using external professional trainers, is being organised by the St Minver Community Hub (CIC) and is free to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. 18

Find out more: http://www. book: contact cbmaytwo@ btopenworld,com

We Need Your Help- Come and Join Us If you are passionate about your local community and want to see it thrive and grow come and help us make it happen. We need your help, skills and ideas and you can give as little or as much time as you would like. We need help to: - Raise awareness of the project by word of mouth and encourage people to sign up to our mailing list. - Create relevant content, news stories, blogs, posts on Facebook and form a small communication group - Create and organise local events/workshops and generally help at events. - Find appropriate opportunities to speak about the project to small groups or events. - Raise funds, via grants, trusts and local activities such as events and raffles. It is a great way of meeting new people, getting involved with a local project, gaining experience and learning new skills. If you would like to find out more please don’t hesitate to contact us via:

If you would like to be kept up to date with our news and activities, please sign up to the mailing list here: http://www.

We welcome your stories and photographs

Summer Singing Summer is a happy season and a good time to enjoy some singing. If you’ve enjoyed Wadebridge Choral Society’s concerts in the past, here’s your chance to hear them again in more relaxed mood. On Saturday 20 July at 6.30pm in Egloshayle Church you can hear the choir present their annual summer concert, which will include a choral suite from Lionel Bart's hit musical ‘Oliver’ ! As well as this, there will be beautiful folk songs, sea songs and classic songs, as well as some instrumental music. The programme will last approximately one hour and will be

followed by summer refreshments. The early start to the event means you will have the remainder of the evening to go for a walk, go for a meal, enjoy the season and that lovely early evening light. What a way to end the day! For further information about the Choir,and if you are interested in joining, contact the Hon Secretary Annabell Woolcott on 01208 815322 or email The Choir can also be found on the website and on Facebook www.facebook/wadebridgechoral.

Did you know that you can buy Link at 10 different retail outlets in the area? The Link Committee would like to thank the businesses who sell copies of the magazine. It is acknowledged that without the advertisers, the Link would not exist, but the same is true of the shops who make sure the magazine is available to our readers. Please support these local shops, save petrol and make new friends in your community! Thank You to:

Nursery Stores, Rock Newslines, Rock Chapel Amble Post Office St Minver Post Office Spar Polzeath Trebetherick Stores Trevathan Farm Shop Porteath Bee Centre Bricknells, Wadebridge Wadebridge Book Shop

Thank You to our Retail Outlets

Co-op Wadebridge

The North Cornwall Talking Newspaper The NCTN was founded some thirty years ago when it was realised that there was a need for an audio version of a local newspaper for the blind and partially sighted. It is co-opted with the national Talking Newspaper Federation and is a registered charity. The news is produced weekly by a team of thirty plus volunteers, who working on a rota basis, edit, read, record, copy and send out a USB memory stick to their listeners, to whom a player has been supplied, if required, free of charge. Up to three years or so ago the recording was made on tape cassette. The news, usually about ninety minutes long, is taken mainly from the Cornish Guardian and Western Morning News - with their permission.

All postage charges are free courtesy of Royal Mail. The recording studio is situated at Bodmin College and has always been supplied free of any charge. If you know of anyone who has problems reading, blind or otherwise, and would like to receive the NCTN, please ask them to contact the number below. There is no charge of any kind – it is completely free. Likewise, if you feel like volunteering to help don't hesitate to get in touch. Contact : Ken Catlin Co-ordinator NCTN 01208 269686 / ken.sandra01@ or Penny Robertson::

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Reverend Dr Elizabeth Wild Rector of the North Cornwall Cluster of Churches As I write this we are all still waiting! We seem to have been waiting a long time. As you read this we might still be waiting. That B word, Brexit! Our frustrations at waiting begin at an early age, when my children were young and more recently my grandchildren, when told to wait their faces showed an expression verging on panic. I am sure I was the same at that age. Our 21st century world does not help; all around we encounter the encouragement not to wait, to have what we want now. Our credit- driven society urges us to have things we want now, no need to wait. Our 24/7 culture says do not wait for tomorrow have it today. We have become accustomed to immediacy and swift action. All of which

means that when we are made to wait, we feel uncomfortable, not in control, irritated, frustrated. We used to be so good at queuing as a nation! One of the many problems of feeling like this is that we become so obsessed with the future that we forget to live in the present. We lose the joy of the now as we worry about what is to come. We need to re-learn waiting and how to do it in a positive, active way, not just be passive. To re-learn how to live deeply and truly in the present moment so that we can linger in our lives and not be forever looking forwards, striving onwards to the next goal. My faith tells me that I am living in the now but not yet world that Christ promised, the work started at that first

Easter but will not be fulfilled until he returns again. I am waiting and in that time I have to find fulfilment and not be frustrated or irritated, but wait in hope in active anticipation, just like the first disciples waited in those 50 days between Easter and Pentecost. The Welsh Christian mystic and poet R.S Thomas closes his poem “Kneeling� with the words:Prompt me God; But not yet. When I speak, Though it be you who speak Through me, something is lost. The meaning is in the waiting. May we all find meaning in our waiting, no matter what we are waiting for, be active, live in the present whilst looking to the future.

We Will Remember Them Kevin William BRENTON, Wadebridge Charlotte CAMPBELL, Wadebridge Frances June CHAPMAN, St Minver Richard Michael CLEMO, Wadebridge Judith Anne Caroline DE COURTENAY RICKETTS, St Minver Anthony Victor John DUNKERLEY, Rock Iain Lindsay GORDON, New Polzeath Moira Patricia HART, St Minver Joan Josephine HENRY, St Minver Jean HODGE, St Minver Pamela Margaret JACOB, St Minver 20

Dulcie Jean KELLY, Rock Thelma May KIDD, Wadebridge John Le Febure KILLINGLEY, St Minver Philip John MUSCAT, Wadebridge Ruth Mary PALMER, St Minver Janet Harland PARKES, Wadebridge Clement James PHILLIPS, Wadebridge Allan David RATHBONE, St Minver Cavan Hugh SINDEN, Wadebridge Hilda Marjorie WEBBER, Wadebridge Pauline WILCE, St Minver John Michael WILLIAMS, St Minver

We welcome your stories and photographs

A fete not to be missed Plans for this year’s Bodmin Hospital Fete are progresssing apace. The date is set for Saturday, June 29th and we are delighted to say that author and illustrator, Jill Murphy, has consented to open the fete at 2pm. Jill is most well known for her Worst Witch series of children’s books. The Worst Witch has recently been showing at Theatre Royal, Plymouth and will be showing at the Vaudeville Theatre in London during the summer holidays. The fete will be held at the same site as last year, that is, the old Rose Garden of St Lawrences Hospital, adjacent to the new Sowenna building – the new mental health hospital for adolescents , due to open shortly. We have the Bodmin Town Crier officiating:Tina Roberts, with her amazing miniature stallion, this year masquerading as a unicorn; Adie Dove and KBSK; Future Youth Dance; some excerpts from Jesus Christ Superstar by the Bodmin Musical Theatre Company; Bodmin Town Youth Band; Kernow Party Karts with Karts; Wipeout; Toddler Playzone and bouncy castle; Malcolm Welch giving rides pulled by his magnificent miniature steam engine; face painting; candy floss,

Royal National Lifeboat Association



Rock Institute Jill Murphy, Author and Illustrator and her bearded collie, Elsie family dog show and all the usual stalls manned by Hospital staff and Bodmin Hospital League of Friends,members and friends. The fete is organised by the League of Friends who work to raise funds to purchase services and equipment for the staff and patients at the hospital which is not available from the NHS – their aim is to make the patients’ stay in hospital a little more comfortable. We do hope you will come and join in the fun. Secretary Bodmin Hospital League of Friends 01208 841552

Help Wanted If you have graphic design experience and have a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Link would love to hear from you as we need a volunteer to help with the technical production of the magazine. Between 10 and 20 hours every three months would be enough to provide the additional help we need. Please contact Morwenna

Exhibition and sale of oil and mixed media paintings and ceramics by

Sarah Poppleton and

Jaye Guest Evening Reception on Wednesday June 19th 5.30-8pm- all welcome Exhibition Open Times Tues June 18th Sat June 22nd 10am to 5.30pm daily www.sarahpoppleton.

Back Copies of Link Wanted Do you have a set of old copies of Link which you no longer want to keep? Carol Tatum is looking for a set, so give her a ring on 01208 862175

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A St Minver Kitchen Ian Hughes of Kenhendra, St Minver, sent this to the Link. ‘My great grandmother came from Devon to the village to work in St Minver House, the manor house which is now the club house for the holiday park. Her aunt, Mrs Andrews, was the housekeeper. She was not a Mrs, she was a Miss but it was more appropriate at the time for a Mrs to run the household, hence Mrs Andrews. She had a cookbook which is dated 1840 but note that it is the 64th edition so the original was printed in approx 1776.’ The cookbook has so many wonderful recipes and we hope to print further recipes in future issues: Mrs/Miss Andrews, housekeeper at St Minver House


Miroton of Lobster

The book also offers advice on general housekeeping under Take the meat of a good sized lobster, and put it into a mortar, the heading of Directions to Servants: such as: with the crumb of a French roll soaked in cream; pound To Clean Floor them well together; then add Sweep, then wipe them with the yolks of three eggs, and some fat of ham also pounded; a flannel; and, when all dust season it with pepper, salt and spots are removed, rub and a little mace. Add the with a waxed flannel, and whole of an egg beaten up to then with a dry plain one; but a strong froth, and take care use little wax, and rub only that the spawn of the lobster enough with the latter to give should have been pounded a little smoothness, or it may with the rest: line a mould with endanger falling. slices of fat bacon, put in the Washing now and then with ingredients, and boil it for an milk, after the above sweeping hour and a quarter. Serve up in a dish with lobster-sauce and dry-rubbing them, gives as round it. beautiful a look, and they are less slippery.

We welcome your stories and photographs

Polzeath Marine Conservation Group

Does anyone recognise this car?

sandcastle competitions

These will be held weekly during the Summer Holidays. Dates and times will be displayed on a noticeboard on the raised grass area by the trampolines across the road from Polzeath Beach. Meet on Polzeath Beach by Wavehunters Surf Hire. Create a stunning sandcastle or sculpture. Various age and other categories. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions. Bring any equipment necessary; no JCBs! FREE but donations welcome

For more information contact 07779 896650 or

Back in the spring, Link was contacted by Stephen Archer who is researching a 1932 Aston Martin that was first registered to Mrs Cicely Ethel Wilkinson of Windmill House, St Minver in 1932 or perhaps 1933. The car left the UK in 1948 but Mrs Wilkinson did not pass away until 1967. ‘I wondered if there was a connection with Lance PrideauxBrune whose family seat is still in Padstow. In 1932 he owned Aston Martin, the company. Perhaps he knew Mrs Wilkinson and that is how she came to own an Aston Martin. They only made 27 cars that year, so it would seem to be quite a co-incidence that she would buy one when the company owner was so nearby.’ If anyone has any information that could help Stephen with his research, he can be contacted on: 07786805807

Polzeath Marine Conservation Group

EASY ACCESS ROCK POOL RAMBLE Tuesday, June 18th 11.30am – 2.30 pm

ART EXHIBITION at Rock Institute

For those who may find our usual Rockpool Rambles too challenging. You can be taken to the rock pools by National Trust 4 x 4 or beach wheelchair (if available) and we will bring the rockpool creatures to you

Professional & Amateur Artists

Easily accessible for all ages and abilities

Open 10am to 6pm daily

Meet at Polzeath Beach car park £2 pp or free to Polzeath Marine Group members

Booking essential and as early as possible 07779 896650 or

August 5th - 10th

Closes 4pm on Saturday

In Aid of the RNLI

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St Minver Short Mat Bowls Club

Polzeath Marine Conservation Group


It has been a good year at St Minver Short Mat Bowls Club and members are enjoying their twice weekly meetings. If you are interested, Short Mat Bowls is an indoor game suitable for all ages and practically all physical conditions. Some members take it seriously and participate in league games against other Cornish clubs while others come along because it is sociable, fun and a healthier alternative to sitting in front of the telly. If you are interested turn up at the School Hall in Rock around 6.45 and give it a go*. The club will supply all the equipment you need and your first two visits are free of charge. If you want to join the club, it is an inexpensive sport. * Please give Pat a ring first on 01208 869120 because the club does not meet on some evenings in the Summer because the hall is not available because of the school annual play.

Wednesday July 31st 11am – 1pm

Triples - John Bray Cup

Runner up: Brian Crank. Winners: Brian Crank, Ian Tatam, End of Season Cup Harry Allen. Winner: Geoffrey Bone. Runners up: George Morris, Pat Crank, Rosemary Mitchell. Runner up: Ross Roskilly.

Pairs - The Lingham Shield Winners:

Brian Crank, Jill Gadman

Player of the year - Vi White Cup Winner: Brian Crank.

Runners up: Roy Birchwood,

Runners up: George Morris.

Ladies Singles - Bill & Molly Bruty Claret Jug

Jean Tatam.

Singles - Theo Strout Shield Winner:

Noreen Honey.


Julia McAsey.

Runner up: Jean Tatam.

Runner up: Noreen Honey.

Singles- Pat Bishop Memorial Trophy

Mens Singles - H L White Cup


George Morris.


as part of Seaquest National Whale and Dolphin Watch

Meet at The Rumps, Pentire Head

Bring warm and waterproof clothing and a pair of binoculars if you have them. Note: there are no facilities at The Rumps. FREE but donations welcome

George Morris.

Runner up: Brian Crank

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*New* nighttime rockpool ramble Saturday, August 10th 8pm-10pm

Over 8 years old only. Bring warm clothing and a torch if possible. Wear footwear that can get wet (but not crocs or flip-flops). Meet at Polzeath Marine Centre ÂŁ2 pp or free to Polzeath Marine Group members Booking essential 07779 896650 or Places must be paid for by the day before the Ramble to secure booking


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Busy Summer Programme for St Minver Silver Band

The band will be commencing our summer round of engagements with a concert at the Padstow bandstand at 6:30 pm on June 2nd. Our programme of Tuesday concerts on Polzeath beach will start on Tuesday 11th of June at 7:30 pm, then every Tuesday (weather permitting) until early September (start time 7:00 pm from midAug). Our provisional programme for the summer, as of end May, is: JUNE From June 11th - Every Tuesday at 7:30 pm -Polzeath Beach Concert Padstow Bandstand Concert Sun 2nd at 6.30 pm th Royal Cornwall Show pre-show service Wed 5 at 6 pm RNLI Sea Sunday Service Sun 9th at TBA Bugle Brass Band Festival (Training Sat 15th from 10 am Band) JULY All month - Every Tuesday at 7:30 pm Polzeath Beach Concert Sun 14th at 11 am Wheels Rally Royal Cornwall Showground St James Church Fete St Kew Sat 20th at 2 pm th St Menefreda Church Open Air Service, Sun 28 at 11 am Porthilly AUGUST All Month - Every Tuesday at 7:30 pm (7 pm later in month) Polzeath Beach Concert RNLI Larks Day at Port Isaac Sun 18th at 11 am St Minver Church Fete Wed 21st at 2 pm Mother Iveys Bay Caravan Site (Trevose Sun 25th at 6 pm Head) – Songs of Praise Service Visiting players with experience are always welcome to sit in at our Polzeath concerts. Our Training Band rehearsals will continue throughout the summer on Thursday evenings commencing at 6 pm in the band room, Pityme. Senior Band rehearsals will resume in mid- September, on Tuesdays at 7 pm. New players are welcomed. Please contact Kevin Ackford (07866 510297) or Garry Gauss (01208 814170) for further information.

Keep Britain Tidy

Beachcare Polzeath Beach Clean Just turn up to join in. All equipment is provided Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult Wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions

Saturday, June 8th Friday, july 12th Wednesday, August 14th 9.30 at the car park

Save The Date!

St Minver Christmas Fayre will be on Saturday November 30th 10am to 12noon

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world oceans day marine treasure hunt Saturday, June 8th 11am – 4pm at Tubestation, Polzeath As part of World Oceans Day, join Dr Mike Kent for this FREE event.

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Events at St Endellion

Endelienta-Fostering the Arts and Spirituality in North Cornwall

Wednesday June 12th 7.30pm Jim Carey & the Saboteurs – Riots & Lobsters An evening of songs written by Nick Darke & Jim Carey, originally performed by Kneehigh, here re-imagined and arranged in a fresh new context . £10 Friday June 21 th 7.30pm Bristol University Madrigal Ensemble The highly popular Ensemble returns to St Endellion as part of their annual tour to Cornwall with a mixed programme of madrigals and part songs. £5 Wednesday July10th 7.30pm Dante Quartet – Bach, Baroque and Beyond A Dante Festival concert. Bach’s Brandenburg No. 3, Vivaldi concerto for 2 cellos, Brahms string sextet in B Flat, and the world premiere of Sea Sketches by Joy Lisney. Tickets (various prices) from Wednesday July 10th, 9.45pm Late Shostakovich by Candlelight A Dante Festival concert. The Dantes perform Shostakovich’s extraordinary 15th quartet, his penultimate work: an unforgettable experience. Tickets (various prices) from Book tickets online at; by e mail tickets@endelienta.; by phone 07787 944935; accompanied under 16s free to most concerts – please check the website.

St Endellion Summer Music Festival July 30th to August 9th

Festival principal conductor Ryan Wigglesworth returns to conduct our opera this year - Britten’s most mature and deeply-felt opera Death in Venice, starring Mark Padmore, Roderick Williams and Robin Blaze. The opening concert sees Ryan directing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 1 from the piano. Adam Hickox returns to conduct Part 1 of Mendelssohn’s dramatic oratorio St Paul. Our Truro Cathedral concert is Elgar’s The Apostles with Sophie Bevan, Kitty Whately, Robert Murray, Ben Bevan, Neal Davies and Tim Dickinson – also performed in St Endellion. Other works 26

include Sibelius’Symphony No 2 and Suk’s Serenade for Strings. The chamber concert programme comprises Songs of the Sea performed by Mark Padmore, Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside, with readings by Victoria Newlyn. The string trio version of Bach’s Goldberg Variations and a concert showcasing the extraordinary array of percussion instruments gathered for Death in Venice – all of these are not to be missed. See further details on Catherine Sandbrook

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Welcoming all adults who enjoy singing to come along and be part of this 2 day workshop on July 18th and 19th at St. Minver Perceval Institute with Gareth Stubberfield . Gareth, who lives just outside Camelford, has established himself as a great ambassador for music in our local area. He teaches vocal lessons privately, is musical director for the Wadebridge Male Voice Choir, directs local bands and choirs, accompanies in many church services and local shows and is passionate about his work. The workshop is suitable for all levels and just a joy for singing is required !

Trees for the Future We are a small group of proactive ladies who want to change our future and do something for climate change. We have been inspired by Greta Thunberg and our own Cornish school children. Rightly or wrongly, they went on strike and demonstrated how passionate they feel about climate change. The young tell us that we are not doing enough. We would like to make a difference by planting just 2 or 3 trees and then another 2 or 3, and then more. If anyone has a small area of land where we could plant hedging bushes, fruit trees or Ash, Rowan, etc., we would love to have a chat with you. Please

get in touch and help to green our land. Email

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get crafty

Every Wednesday between 10.30am – 12.30pm during the summer holidays from Wednesday July 24th until Wednesday August 28th Drop in to Polzeath Marine Centre Marine themed arts and crafts sessions, from strandline creations to rock pool wonders. Children under 18 will need an adult to supervise Free for PMCG members or £2 per child

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Managing Anger by Amy Grand BSc. Psych; HPD; DSfH Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist Bridge Hypnotherapy Have you ever been stuck in traffic? What’s your reaction? Do you happily sit there waiting for the cars to move, thinking how lucky you are to have a little break in your day, or do you start to feel your blood boiling and your heart racing? Do you feel anger brewing? It is likely that the latter is true. Many of us feel intense anger and often anxiety when we get stuck in traffic. This might be because we are supposed to be somewhere at a specific time, or perhaps we just don’t want to waste time. Whichever is true, it is likely that the anger we feel does not help. Cursing the traffic, whether under your breath or out loud is not going to make it move any faster. Our intellectual, logical mind knows this and if this part of our brain was in control, it is unlikely that the anger would develop. However, for many people

getting stuck in traffic triggers the primitive emotional part of our brain. The part that throws out logic and engages the ‘fight or flight’ response. This response floods our brain with adrenaline and cortisol (frequently referred to as the stress hormone). These chemicals are useful when we are under attack but not helpful when we are stuck in traffic. So why does this happen? It is likely that this negative response to being stuck in traffic has developed from a negative experience of being late. This may have happened only once, but it is enough for the brain to develop a template which tells us that we never want to be late again. Every time something happens that triggers this template, we have the same response, and over time this response becomes worse as every time it

is repeated it strengthens that negative template; eventually we are stuck in a vicious cycle. This is called ‘pattern matching’ – our brains will recognise similar things and match them to previous experience triggering the same response. Fortunately, we can break the cycle. By recognising that the anger is there and is not helpful to us, our intellectual, logical brain is able to take back the control. This takes time and practice, but it is possible. By recognising what we have control over and what we don’t, we can change our response. We do not have control over the traffic, but we do have control over how we think about the traffic! You can apply this technique to any situation that makes you feel angry or anxious to bring about a positive change in the way you react.

Polzeath Area Residents’ Association Hospital Car Transport Service If you need transport to hospital or your doctor’s surgery, please ring one of our volunteer drivers: David Pullen 01208 881148 Bridget Pullen 01208 881148 Elizabeth Dorich 01840 770225 Ricardo Dorich 01840 770225 Andrew Holmes 01208 840028 Peter Watson 01208 862452 Jacqui Watson 01208 862452


Susan Andrews 01208 880816 Graham Andrews 01208 880816 Julien Wenger 01208 863569 Anne Wenger 01208 863569 Charges are 45p per mile measured from the drivers’ home and back. Charges exclude bridge toll and hospital parking charges.

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Lola Donates Her Hair in Memory of Cousin James

L - R Lola before, during and after her haircut!

Lola Merriman from St Minver Primary School has been raising money in memory of her cousin James who died from an aggressive form of leukaemia just eight days after being diagnosed. Lola had the great idea of cutting off her hair and donating it to The Little Princess Trust, but at the same time raising money for James’s Charities; Bloodwise, Birmingham Children’s’ Hospital and Children’s Liver Disease Foundation. She wanted to raise as much awareness as possible so insisted that she did this in front of the school assembly!

So far Lola has raised £1500.00 and donations are still coming in. Tragically her cousin James went to A&E in June 2017, after a few days of sickness. For one week, whilst under sedation, he tried to battle against the odds with the help of the most amazing doctors and nurses, medication and 89 units of blood products. Unfortunately, after one week, on June 8th 2017, James’ body couldn’t fight any more. If you would like to help Lola raise further funds please visit:

RNLI lifeguards return to the region’s beaches for the 2019 summer season Rob Stuteley, RNLI Lead Lifeguard Supervisor for south east Cornwall, says: ‘It’s that time again when the RNLI lifeguards make a welcome return to beaches around the south west coastline. . ‘Whether you are local or visiting on holiday, we’d urge beachgoers to head to an RNLI lifeguarded beach and to swim in the supervised area between the red and yellow flags. ‘If you are planning on getting in the water, it’s worth remembering that the sea temperature is still cold so it’s important people wear a suitable wetsuit. Try and stay within your depth and follow the lifeguard’s advice. If you get into trouble, stick

your hand in the air and shout for help. If you see someone else in trouble, tell a lifeguard, or if you can’t see a lifeguard, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard. ‘It is also very important to check the tide times before setting out and always carry a means of calling for help in case you should get caught out.’ Lifeguards will be on duty from 10am to 6pm daily. Patrols across the region will start on individual beaches at different dates between now and July. For more information and to find your nearest lifeguarded beach visit

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News from Wadebridge Primary Academy Early Years Foundation telling the story together as a group. Stage (EYFS) Our children in Early Years had a brilliant Spring term which was filled with a range of exciting and memorable learning opportunities. Nursery classes enjoyed exploring a range of Traditional Tales for their ‘Once upon a time topic’. The children enjoyed reading Jack and the Beanstalk and took part in a sunflower growing competition. Their favourite activity was making Gingerbread Men and re-


Reception classes focused on their topic of ‘Let it grow’ and took part in lots of growing themed activities. With the help of Trewlaney Garden centre we all planted cress and loved observing the changes that happened as it grew. We had a fantastic interactive visit from ‘Mark’s Ark’ and got to learn lots of new facts about how a range of animals grow. We also got to meet and hold lots of >Continued on next page

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Success for Bodmin Netball Club

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mexican wave beach clean Saturday, July 6th

We will be joining forces with Beach Guardians, Just Add Water, Surfers Against Sewage, and One Bag Beach Clean to carry out a synchronized clean on beaches from Dorset to Cornwall. Keep an eye on social media for times and meeting point

The ‘Swifts” From L-R, Beth Trevail, Emily Clemens, Sarah Medlin, Sarah Faragher, Abbie Humphrey, Deannah Hart, Chloe Mewton, Sonia Allen, Sarah Allen. What a year for Bodmin Netball Club! 17 years ago the club was a small group of friends who got together once a week to play some netball and keep fit…today it is an ever-expanding, award – winning club with over 100 members (junior and senior). This season has to be the most successful yet for Bodmin, with numbers increasing year on year, Bodmin were able to enter 5 senior teams into the Cornwall league, which began in September. Having travelled the length of the county, giving blood sweat and tears

throughout the season resulted in 3 of the club’s 5 senior teams winning their divisions, leading to promotion next year, and Bodmin 1st and 2nd teams competing and remaining in Division 1. This was also a debut season for the club’s first Regional side. After qualifying for entry into South West Regional 3, the squad travelled throughout the southwest to compete against some amazing teams and ended up finishing mid table which is a great achievement. A fantastic end to the season saw

different animals including an bank of learning resources owl, a skunk and a very large with a planned ‘sponsored walk’ on the school field. snake! Many thanks to the parents We have been working and community who have so hard to develop our outside learning gardens in EYFS. This far kindly donated their time is an ongoing project and we and resources. are continuing to grow our

For more information contact 07779 896650/ Bodmin Netball Club win the 2019 South West Golden Globes Outstanding Netball Club of the Year award, and coach Alyssa Hadley win Grass Roots Coach of the Year! We pride ourselves on being a friendly netball club, welcoming all ages and abilities to come and join, whether it is for fun, fitness or to play competitively. Many of the players come from St Minver and Wadebridge. For more information on the club please see our Facebook page, or website www.bodminnetball. Sarah Faragher

a Nursery place for September for your child, please come along to one of our Stay and Play sessions planned for May 22nd or June 12th.

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Thank you to Brian and Pat On Saturday, 23rd March, the Link committee laid on a surprise retirement party for Brian and Pat Crank to mark the end of their association with the magazine. They had contributed to 102 editions over 19 years in many different ways, starting as committee members, until Brian took responsibility for advertising. Eventually all the editing and production was added to his role, as well as chairing the committee. Brian and Pat hosted all committee meetings at their home with their typical generous hospitality. The committee were so delighted that there were representatives of Link’s past and present at the event. John Baxter and Joan Cockett were there, Link contributors for many, many years who are still contributing articles. The original editorial team were represented, with Jennifer Gordon, Helen Richards, and Ann Jeal (who is still a committee member!) and Pam Hall, who was on the team in the early days of Link. Brian Gisbourne kindly attended, representing the parish councils, and Andrew and Chris Millington were there, representingthe Perceval institute. Current contributors, Liz Williams, Katrina and Nick Bacon, also attended, although a lifeboat shout meant that several others were unable to make it at the last minute . However, some of Brian and Pat’s family, inlcuding two of their

grandchildren, Jess and Jack were at the event. A delicious tea was provided by the committee and the St Minver Silver Band entertained guests with a fantastic varied repertoire including ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’ and ‘Is This The Way to Amarillo?’. Making his speech, Brian thanked everyone for coming and spoke about his long association

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with the magazine which had become his life over the last 19 years. He also said he was now looking for something to fill the gap and is offering his IT expertise to any organisation in

the Wadebridge area, so please contact him via Link. Morwenna Vernon, the new Editor and Chairman, made a short speech, explaining how taking over Link was like ‘standing on the shoulders of giants’ and it was both a responsibility and an honour. She also thanked both Brian and Pat for their friendship, help and support over the past few years while she has been gradually assuming more responsibility for the production of the magazine. While there will be a few changes, the essential qualities of an interesting and informative community magazine will continue to be the abiding principles of Link.

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Soup & Pudding Lunch and an Easter Parade! Photos: Martin Broadfoot A very successful Soup and Pudding Lunch was held at the Perceval Institute on April 13th. This was preceded by an Easter Parade which was organised by Lucy Hutley and judged by Jo Drayson.

St Minver Memory Cafe

The Memory Cafe at the Perceval Institute,continues to go from strength to strength, with a wide variety of activites and opportunities. The next session is 15th June and then every third Saturday each month. We look forward to seeing you if you have an interest or would just like to join us for an enjoyable and relaxed afternoon. The Memory Cafe Team 34

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News from Wadebridge School On Wednesday March 27th 2019, Wadebridge School Music department welcomed Clare Teal, Jason Rebello, Mike Lovatt and Alex Garnett to work with the school choir and senior jazz band. This involved workshops during the day culminating in an evening concert. Clare and her jazz musicians arrived with a piece of music, Van Morrison – The Bright Side of the Road, that the students had not been told about and then spent the sectional workshops learning these pieces so it would be performed as the finale in the concert. The bar had been raised and our students

responded accordingly, aspiring to the dizzy heights of jazz musicians and professional singers. Clare Teal offered to MC for the evening concert and remained on stage throughout. Her humour and banter with the audience, Mr Williams (Head of Music) and the students on stage was second to none, ensuring a very enjoyable few hours for the audience. We cannot thank Clare, Jason, Mike and Alex enough for their time and effort throughout the day – they really were truly inspirational. Karen Roft Assistant Head Teacher

Defibrillators in our area Gunvenna Holiday Park PL27 6QN The Pityme Inn, Rock PL27 6PQ Camel Ski School, Rock PL27 6LD St Enodoc Hotel, Rock PL27 6LA The Waterfront Cafe Bar, Polzeath PL27 6SP Daften Diecasting, Wadebridge PL27 6HF Bridge Bike Hire, Wadebridge PL27 7AL

Betjeman Centre, Wadebridge PL27 7BX Wadebridge Bowling Club PL27 6AE Wadebridge Town Football Club PL27 6DJ Trelawney Garden Centre, Wadebridge PL27 6JA Royal Cornwall Showground PL27 7JE Old ‘Phone Box, Trelights PL29 3TQ Old Forge Garage, St Minver PL27 6QT

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Country Diary from Cobb Cottage Written and Illustrated by Joan Cockett

It was in a Bodmin carpark that I found myself looking at the terraces of old cottages on the edge of the town, telling the story of an earlier era; one can see this in many Cornish towns. Today, many of these cottages are valued once again, have avoided demolition, and been brought into the 21st Century. It is interesting to see the ways in which individual owners have expressed themselves in the renovation, by replacing sash windows and panelled doors, or taking a modern approach, with a red front door and simple double-glazed windows. In so many ways these homes show they are loved; a glimpse of a wood burning stove, window boxes-and often a cat on the window sill! In 2015 the controversial Turner Prize was awarded to a group of architects and designers known as ASSEMBLY, who turned around the fortunes of an area of Liverpool, where they saved a terrace of cottages from demolition, and renovated several, to a very high standard. They also greened areas, making a wild flower meadow on a derelict site, and painted murals and doors. Local residents were enthused by the whole project. I felt this was the most


deserved Turner Prize ever. So many of these terraces were thoughtlessly demolished, but fortunately such properties are now being valued again; these town cottages are not to be confused with the prettified cottages of the coastal villages – they are made of sterner stuff! For some it will be the owners’ first home, and as a family grows they will move on, others will live happily there for life, with the advantages that a town can bring. I am reminded of the history of close friends, fellow art students at Goldsmiths College where we all met, and married. At the time, Len and I were living in Whitechapel, in a tiny top floor flat of a Georgian house behind the London Hospital ( no bathroom and a shared loo on the ground floor!). Our friends, with a tiny inheritance, were able to buy a terrace cottage, (c 1840) in New Cross, not far from Goldsmiths in Pomeroy Street. Much of that area had been flattened by bombing, but a line of cottages had miraculously survived. Our friends loved this little place, painting and wallpapering to make it home, with its open fire. At the back, a long narrow garden backed

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In a parallel story, two friends of our student group, who married about the same time, bought a cottage in Hayle for £50! ( it had no roof!). After many years of restoration, they sold and moved nearer to St Ives, where they bought a plot and seven acres, building a modern house. Never, they said, would they take on an old property again but 14 years later, they moved to Newlyn, where they bought…..a very old cottage, full of character, where they created a beautiful terraced garden. They had 30 years of happy life there. What is it about old cottages, or modern ones, for that matter? Well, it’s a cliché, of course, but small is beautiful, and in the case of old cottages, the sense of history and continuity. As six close friends we had all agreed that our happiest and most productive years as artists have been spent in these places, and here at on to a school. They planted the garden with Cobb Cottage I am fortunate indeed; I always a mix of flowers and vegetables, and grew knew this was the place I wanted to be since ornamental gourds over a roughly constructed October 1972 when I first placed my hand on pergola. Spinach flourished abundantly, I the warm cob wall in autumn sunlight, and remember. I would often get on the rackety with the scent of apples in the little orchard. tube from Whitechapel to New Cross Gate to spend time with my friend, as we sat outside while their two boys and our year old girl played in a paddling pool together- there was a lot of mud. Our husbands were both art teachers, as we would later become. We all kept painting and our walls were kept filled – and of course our friends had a cat, Clockeye. It was a glimpse of a forgotten country life, there in Pomeroy Street. In 1977 we bought Cobb cottage, a tiny place in a wild orchard garden, moving permanently in 1979. Our friends meanwhile moved to a cottage in the New forest, and then to a Dorset cottage in a village where the Manor House owns all the cottages and where they spent the last twenty five happiest years of their lives. They had a long garden, backing on to open country, where their only problem was the deer who sometimes broke through the fence, and ate the spinach! And this love of cottages all started in Pomeroy Street….

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Junior Link Compiled by Nici Couch

In each edition, the Junior Link is delighted that the children of the local schools, comprising St Breock, Wadebridge Primary and St Minver, will be contributing pieces of work for our younger readers to enjoy. In this edition, Sylvie Carter from St Breock School has written a piece on the 'Eco Committee'; created by herself and school friend Iona. This article shows fantastic initiative and passion from these pupils, tackling an issue that is topical. Pollution comes in many forms, and reading the article will no doubt inspire you to think and act on it. Our second piece is from Wadebridge Primary, written by two year four pupils, Eva and Olivia. This is a very thought provoking piece written about 'violence', and questions if violence is ever acceptable? Thank you to the children who have contributed these pieces of work. If you would like to contribute an article for future publications, please email to

The Eco Committee Recently, Iona and I decided that with the air and plastic pollution crisis our school needed an Eco Committee. Therefore, we took the idea to a School Council meeting to see what they thought about it. At the meeting, we decided that Iona and I should find a teacher who would be happy to run the meetings. Eventually we decided that Mrs Wall would be perfect for the job. We then had to decide on some members for the committee, so we asked the school if anyone who was interested in being a member of the committee would tell us why they thought they would be a good member of the Eco Committee. After much careful consideration, two children from each class were selected. They now meet every Monday break time in the year two classroom where they discuss what they think the school could do to make us more environmentally friendly. So far, the Eco Committee is doing a great job: they have set up bins so that we no longer put glue sticks in the bin. They have set up a rota so that the compost bin never overflows -it is emptied every day. There are litter picks every Friday to keep our school litter free. They have even organised a plastic free day in May. The committee are currently thinking up more great ideas to help the environment and I am sure that they will continue to do a great job protecting the environment.


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Is Violence Ever OK? We have been learning about the Vikings who were vicious and used violence to get what they wanted. This made us pose the question: Is violence ever ok? Some people believe that violence is never acceptable because it upsets others. Parents and Teachers try to keep children out of trouble by telling them violence is never ok, even when somebody upsets them. In our Year 4 Class at WPA, we spoke about Is Violence Ever OK? The majority of our class said no because they didn’t think about the uses of violence. They thought more about bullying, hurting other people’s feelings and being rough. One classmate stepped up and said violence can be acceptable at times and not acceptable at other times. If somebody tries to attack you, wouldn’t you fight back? This made us think about the other side of the argument. Others think that violence is acceptable because they believe you need to use violence as protection for you from others. What if somebody threatened to harm you? What would you do? Wouldn’t you defend yourself? Here are some examples for when you could use violence. Imagine if you were being held hostage. You would try anything to escape, even if it meant being violent. Here’s another example. If somebody was trying to attack you! Wouldn’t you use violence in a situation like that? To conclude, we think it is acceptable to use violence sometimes. Violence doesn’t need to be used in a neutral situation. We hope you enjoyed reading this article and it has made you think carefully about this question.

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SUMMER ROCK POOL RAMBLES Sunday, July 7th 2.45pm-4.45pm Meet at Polzeath Marine Centre Wednesday, July 17th 11.30am – 1.30pm Join marine experts and PMCG volunteers on one of our expeditions down to the Tuesday, July 23rd 3.15pm - 5.15pm rockpools. Tuesday, July 30th 10am-12pm £2 pp or free to Polzeath Marine Group Friday, Aug 2nd 12pm - 2pm members Tuesday, Aug 6th 3.30pm-5.30pm Wear suitable clothing and footwear Tuesday, Aug13th 10.15am-12.15pm that can get wet (but not crocs or flip1pm - 3pm flops). Booking essential 07779 896650 Sunday, Aug 18th nd or 3.15pm-5.15pm Thursday, Aug 22 th Thursday, Aug 29 10.30am-12.30pm Places must be paid for by the day before the Ramble to secure booking

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St Minver School News Songfest

traditional Spring Concert at school, celebrating a wealth of We were very proud to musical talent across the whole take part in Cornwall Music school community, including Education Hub’s ‘Songfest’ from those children who festival again this year, with receive peripatetic lessons. a choir of fourteen children Each class performed a song learning ten numbers along to the school and the show the theme of ‘Music from the was opened with a flourish by Shows.’ This was a fantastic Mr Baines’ School band and chance to sing in a large their renditions of songs by choir, as we joined children The Lumineers, George Ezra from other local schools for Wadebridge Festival of and One Republic. The finale the final performance at The Music & Speech was provided by the staff and View Resort in Newquay. The At the Wadebridge Festival of children were a little daunted community band, who had Music and Speech, in excess everyone on their feet. by the scale of the concert, of thirty children took part in performing alongside Cornwall What a talented bunch and individual instrumental, vocal Girls’ Choir and Secondary what a fantastic term for music and poetry speaking classes. and the arts at St Minver! pupils from Newquay too. Meanwhile, both the Year Two However, despite some nerves, Residential Trips and the Key Stage Two choral they were just fantastic and Now we are busy planning speaking groups won and were also greatly inspired by for Years 4, 5 and 6 residential brought home the cup for their the other performers in the trips. We remain committed respective classes. We were concert. to providing our pupils with a delighted to hear a reprise of wealth of different residential both these performances in Spring concert experiences across an eco, city our school assemblies, too! Closer to home we had our and adventurous activity focus and look forward to hearing all about their adventures at Camp Kernow, Bristol and Barton Hall respectively! Finally, as we embark on Summer term learning projects, plan day trips, attend numerous different sporting events and strive to keep ourselves active, we also look forward to the Royal Cornwall Show. Please look out for St Minver entries in the children’s craft classes. Never a dull moment for Team St Minver! Mrs Jo Rodwell Head of School We are happily into our third term here at St Minver School and one which promises to be at least as action-packed as the Spring Term. The last few months have been particularly musical, with a wealth of different performance opportunities involving many different children.


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Our Featured Artist Caroline Cleave by Ann Jones, Art Editor Caroline can’t ever remember a time when she wasn’t drawing, painting or being creative. She grew up in a culturally rich household in the West Midlands, where her parents gave her every encouragement to be expressive, curious and independent. Her father,

who was a draughtsman, was a talented artist and sculptor in his own right and Caroline vividly remembers watching life sized sculptures being created in the family kitchen, accompanied by strains of classical music -an inspiring and slightly amusing experience for her, she recalls,

as a young child. Her father had a huge influence on her creative development, but it was her mother, in particular, who encouraged her to go into higher education, in order to pursue a ‘profession’. Caroline went to college in Bristol, where she trained to be an art teacher. She spent eight years in inner city comprehensives; the work was challenging but frequently rewarding, but life in the city was taking its toll on Caroline, her husband Jon (of the famed Fisherman’s Friends) and their young baby. It was at this point that

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they decided to move to Port Isaac, where Jon already had a cottage. She re-trained as a primary teacher and quickly became involved in Cornwall’s highly creative art community, in particular with Creative Partnerships (a national programme run by the Arts Council, which emphasises the importance of creativity in young people’s learning). People were quick to recognise Caroline’s extraordinary creative talent and vision and, whilst still working as a full time primary teacher, she was asked to coordinate all the large artistic projects in the county. It gave her the freedom to work on large scale community projects with a team of very creative people with whom she still remains friends. Like her father, Caroline relished working on ‘larger than life’ art projects and, for many years, she was a very significant part of Truro’s famous ‘City of Lights’ midwinter festival, where she created enormous lantern sculptures made of willow and tissue. Even now, at Christmas, she still finds the time to create one huge lantern in her studio in Port Isaac, involving the local community and the primary school and it forms part of the Post Isaac Christmas ‘lighting up’ ceremony. Discovering that she had breast cancer a few years’ ago was a real turning point 42

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our reluctance to look at the ordinary and see the beauty within it.’ Her main body of work can be seen in the recently extended Whitewater Gallery in Polzeath (www. and her bespoke designs in the Boathouse, Port Isaac. She opens her own garden studio for a week, once a year, as part of Cornwall Open Studios (25th - 31st May in Caroline’s life, giving her 2019). Two of her paintings the opportunity for time and space to re-evaluate her of which she is most proud work. After going through the hang in Restaurant Nathan gruelling treatment, a number Outlaw in Port Isaac. She feels that Nathan Outlaw of opportunities presented has a deep understanding themselves, including being invited to become one of a small team of artists working under the Emma Ball label ( Many of her recent designs are linked closely to her paintings and her vibrant drawings of fish, crabs, lobsters, stonewalls, wild foliage and hedgerows can be seen on ceramics, stationery and fabrics. In her garden studio, in the heart of Port Isaac, Caroline creates extraordinary paintings from acrylic and ink which highlight the themes of sustainable fishing and the fragility of the countryside. These are constant themes in her work and, while the subject matter is at once familiar, it is frequently presented as ‘off centre’ and Caroline feels that this is important as it highlights, ‘the speed of our lives and

of sustainability, which is a constant theme in her own work. Just as she was as a little girl, Caroline is constantly jotting ideas and drawing in her sketch book and carries it wherever she goes. She used to be slightly embarrassed to be seen sketching in public but as she says, ‘I’ve learnt from a lobster that if you back yourself into a corner, no one can look over your shoulder!’ Good advice for us all! instagram carolinecleave facebook :carolinecleavedesign

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Good News from St Minver Guides St Minver Guides meets on Thursdays at 6.308pm for 10-14 year old girls. We re-opened the unit in April 2018, following a decade of closure. We have now been running for a year and in that time have attended two county days at Nine Ashes, with activities such as abseiling, quad biking, shelter building, campfire cooking, whittling and craft making.

Activities We have run joint activities with St Minver Scouts such as Paddleboarding, Sailing, Backwards Cooking, Orienteering, , games and BBQs! We have dressed in pink for Wadebridge Carnival for women with cancer, and run our own fundraiser at Rock fete, our very own ‘Big Breakfast’ and a Beach Sizzle! We are collecting ‘preloved’ teddies for the teddy trust. We are an active unit and have enjoyed night walks, geocaching and archery, but also find time for movie nights, quiet time and crafts. The girls recently entered the North Cornwall Craft Show where we won first place in the group entry, and some individual certificates and trophies for several of our talented guides.

Girlguiding has rolled out a new programme of awards and badges and we have been working on unit meeting activities, skills builders and badges. Some of these activities have been to make a keep fit video, plan a journey abroad, discuss or act out scenarios, lots of group work, discussions and debates, making up plays and sketches, and lots of laughter! We have had a busy first year at St Minver Guides, with lots of plans for the year ahead. In August we will be attending our first camp ‘Wellies and Wristbands’ in the New Forest. This is an organized camp for Guides and Rangers all over the UK, and will be packed with activities and live music in the evenings.

Link Award We were absolutely delighted to receive £1000 from St Minver Link and with this generous gift we have purchased 3 tents! Here is a photo of the girls pitching them for the first time…(a few more practices needed!) Anyone who would like to be part of a fun and active group, either girls 10-14, young leaders or if you’re an adult looking to help occasionally or join us. Please contact Helen Morton 07796173960 or Alice Watts 07971588969 44

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News from St Breock School

KS2 Choir This year is just flying past and here we are beginning our summer term with drive and enthusiasm! Learning, Love and Laughter is our school motto and alongside the Olympic Values of; Determination, Respect, Inspiration, Equality, Courage, Excellence and Friendship, we are creating KS1 Choir


a Toolkit for Learning, which underpins everything we do in school. Through a series of assemblies, which will be complemented by further work in the classroom, we plan to give the children a language for learning and grow healthy, resilient and independent young people.

Wadebridge Music Festival

At the end of February, 90 of our children took part in the Wadebridge Festival of Music and Speech. They performed poetry, played musical instruments, performed as choirs and gave speeches in an abundance of styles. Whilst we are excited for those who were awarded places, we are proud of each and every one of them for taking part as it takes a huge amount of courage and confidence to perform in this way. It is so important for the children to have this opportunity in order to develop these very important life skills outside of school. We were able to celebrate all the children’s contributions with our annual Spring Concert. All

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country and our cycling team were awarded Gold for the 6th year in a row. The following week our Mountain Bike Team were also awarded Gold in the Cotton Cup. This is the second year of the competition and the second year we have won gold. No pressure for the bikers next year!!

Busy Summer Term

This term is perhaps our busiest term, with so many the children were given an comings and goings. Y6 opportunity to perform in are the first to go off on front of parents and friends. residential next week. They Sporting Success are travelling to Bude for an As the Spring Term drew to activity week. Y3, 4 and 5 all a close, children attended go on their individual camps several sporting competitions. shortly afterwards. At the Spring Games in Our Eco-Committee are Newquay we were awarded organising events to mark Plastic Free Day in school on silvers and bronzes in cross Spring Games Team

8th May. We are asking all the children to come to school that day without any single use plastic and hopefully instil some plastic free habits into their daily practice. Our Friends of St Breock are busy organising fundraising events for this term culminating in our Rainbow Run on 5th July. They are also looking forward to September when the school will be marking its opening 20 years ago. We are excited to have an opportunity to celebrate all the school and its children have achieved in the past twenty years with our local community. Mrs Sian Hall Head of School

Messy Church at the Perceval Institute, St Minver Messy church is an informal, fresh expression of church. All ages are welcome as it aims to be a place where people can come and have fun and be included. It happens every second Saturday of the month from 10 until 11.30 am. We start with a free breakfast, have a biblical theme and do arts and crafts around the theme. We finish with a celebration which can include drama, song, etc. Messy church is particularly appropriate for families and tries to be all age, creative, hospitable and celebratory while being Christ centred. Do come and try us out! Our

next sessions are June 8th and July 13th. Our themes will be ‘Pray, pray,pray’ and ‘Everything worships God’ Ishmael, the charismatic singer/songwriter is coming to the Perceval on June 20th to do an all age Praise Party. This is at 6pm and is a free concert to which all are welcome Do follow our other children/family activities on facebook childrenandfamilyNCC, or www.northcornwallclusterofchurches More info from Ann 01208862550 or

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Interior Design Decorating tips to Refresh Your Home Nicola O’Mara -

Whether your home is in need of a refresh or a complete style overhaul, there’s no time like the present to start doing so. But where does one start when seeking to give their home a fresh new look?

Choose A New Theme

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Don’t be afraid to pair Whether it is simply a core When it comes to interiors, different patterns and textures colour palette, or an actual walls are often neglected. Find together! The trick is to ensure style, try to pick your theme a piece of artwork you love your prints and patterns early on and stick to it. This and then you can build upon complement each other. The will give you a basis to build easiest way to achieve this is it from there. Whether it is a upon. When choosing a colour to alternate your core colour print, photograph or even a palette palette try to select no more framed tapestry you can pull than 2-3 core colours. You Go Green can then utilise varying tones your colours and textures Never underestimate the from there. 48

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or two when it comes to enlivening a space. Especially if your colour palette is quite neutral, a pop of green can add just the right complement to just about any room.

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Lambing Finished For Another Year! infection in the fields as compared with the

giant maternity ward of the lambing sheds. Catching any ewes that do need assistance at lambing is a bit of a fine art out in the fields. My nephew Philip, together with Sam and Edward go out on the quad bikes checking the flocks five times a day. If a ewe needs catching they ride the quad up as close as possible beside her and, if all goes well, jump off the quad and catch her. A young man’s (or women’s) job and not for the faint-hearted! 250 of the lambers were first time mothers who really can test your patience. Most are natural mothers, but some take one look at the lamb they have just had, decide it has nothing to do with them and take off across the field. A night together in a pen in the sheds usually convinces them that it does belong to them and they love it really. Others are so busy licking the lamb and following it around that they won’t stand still to let it suck the all important first milk or colostrum and a Over the years we have changed our lambing bit of help is required. quite a bit. We used to bring all the ewes into One of our big problems this year has been a rogue fox which has killed several new born the sheds a few weeks before lambing, then lambs. Personally I don’t have a problem if a put them out in the fields when the lambs vixen needs to feed her cubs, but this fox was were a couple of days old. The change has been for both economic and welfare reasons. taking a lamb nearly every night, and often Outdoor lambing is more natural and means just killing or biting it and not even taking it the ewes can go off and find a corner of field away. Some birds are also a risk to new born to lamb in on their own instead of being all together in the shed. Also their diet remains the same throughout their pregnancy - no sudden changes from grass to silage at housing and back again when they are turned out. Although lambing outside when the weather is bad can cause problems, most ewes are good at finding a sheltered spot to give birth and there is far less chance of Our lambing starts at the very end of March and we really look forward to it, but after 5 weeks of very early mornings and late nights it is always a bit of a relief when it is over. We have lambed just over 1100 ewes outdoors in the fields in mostly good weather. What a difference from last year when it was so wet and muddy.


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lambs and even to lambs as they are being born. Nature can be very cruel and we have had birds peck out the tongues of lambs as they are being born. For some reason this year the problem has been far worse than usual. So it is disappointing that Natural England abruptly revoked permission to shoot pest birds recently after a legal challenge from Chris Packham’s animal rights group. It is unfortunate that Chris Packham has received personal verbal attacks for this but the point remains that a balance needs to be struck between protecting our wildlife and protecting crops and livestock.

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Aren’t we lucky! Local walks

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past Mellingey Mill which should really just be Coming from Padstow, my sister and I thought called Mellingey as that is the word for ‘mill’ in we knew all about the local area, but this walk Cornish ( just like Brae Hill). Records exist of a mill being here in 1302. Continue past the Mill showed us just how wrong we were. until you see a sign on the left for the Saints As for some of my previous walks, I used the Way as the path joins this iconic route for a iWalks Cornwall website and app to get the >continued on page 67 information and route for this walk. We parked in the St Issey Church carpark and crossed the churchyard, passing the church door with a beautiful sun dial above it. We went down the steps and went right on to the lane and then left through a farmyard. We then went through a gate and descended the valley, passing through a couple of fields. At the bottom of the valley, we went over a little footbridge and then used some round stepping stones to get to the other side. The route then crossed the field and there was a tricky stile to negotiate which brought Little Petherick Creek - at low tide! you into the hamlet of Mellingey. You walk 52

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Gardening Made Easy by Nick Bacon

Fruit For the Small Garden Apples Root stocks. Apples in general do not perform very well on their own root systems. For hundreds of years this has been a well-known fact ; grafting desirable varieties on to root stocks has been practised for a long time. But since the end of the Second World War dwarfing root stocks have been widely introduced and this has made growing fruit trees possible in small gardens. Suitable root stocks M27 extremely dwarfing 5-6ft M9 very dwarfing 8-10ft M26 dwarfing 10-12 ft Root stocks used these days were developed at East Malling research station (the M series) Advantages Trees come into fruit more quickly. Apples can be more brightly coloured picking is a simpler task and pruning is much less complex. An orchard on the patio If space is short for growing fruit trees, grow them in pots on the patio. A few varieties are naturally dwarfing and are ideally suited to growing in large pots. Any apple or plum tree that has been grafted on to a dwarfing root stock can be grown in a pot. A pot grown apple tree on the semi

dwarfing root stock M26 will thrive and fruit very young. A plum tree grafted onto pixy root stock will also stay small or why not use the naturally dwarfing cherry compact stella, the peach bonanza and the nectarine. Nectarella each reach a maximum height of about 1.2m (4ft) and will thrive on a sunny sheltered site in your garden. Recommended pot size 46cm or 18� diameter. Crocks in the bottom for drainage and use John Innes No 3 compost. Please note, a good tip when planting in pots, check how long the goodness lasts in the compost, usually 4-6 weeks. Supplement this by adding slow release fertiliser when potting up; this gives extra feed for 6 months. Planting a tree in the ground If you have planted a tree in the ground, then a general fertiliser like Growmore applied at the end of the winter at a rate 70-140g per m2 or 2-4oz per sq yard. of ground beneath the tree. If your soil is cultivated, spread fertiliser evenly leaving it for the rain to wash down. Fruit trees will also benefit from a further mulch of well rotted compost manure or spent mushroom compost in April

or May. Fruit drop Falling fruit at the end of June is a natural phenomenon that enables your tree to get rid of poorly pollinated or badly positioned fruit. Well-fed trees and regular watering from the beginning of April will reduce the amount the tree will shed. If you are intent on growing an apple tree, popular types for pot culture include: - Blenheim Orange; Discovery; Egremont Russet; Fiesta; Greensleeves; James Grieve; Katy; Spartan and Sunset The use of a stake may be necessary for the above varieties. Pruning Pruning of fruit trees is an art form and will be covered in further issues. But as a rule I prune for the 3Ds: dead, diseased and dying and also for shape. Poor Yields One common question I get asked is the causes of poor yields. Impatience is the main one, your newly planted tree cannot be expected to produce fruit for a couple of years after planting. I won’t go into details of other reasons as it can be complex

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It’s a Vet’s Life! Dr Nicky Hallows BVMS MRCVS, Clinical Director at Nute Veterinary Surgery in Wadebridge. We have a saying at the vets that things have a habit of coming in threes. The latest bunch of three seems to be choke in horses. This happens when a horse bolts down food and it gets stuck in the oesophagus or gullet. It can be quite distressing for the horse, they will usually have liquid pouring from their nostrils and they may be gulping. Often the blockage will shift itself and it’s not uncommon for the horse to be ok by the time we get there. If not, we will usually give a sedative to relax the horse and stop the muscles spasming around the food. We can also pass a stomach tube which goes up the nostril. We don’t force the blockage as this can damage the oesophagus but we lubricate the oesophagus with oil or

water. In the most satisfying cases the horse will cough the blockage out with a good bit of force but more commonly it will slowly slide down into the stomach. Our vet Harriet is seen here passing a stomach tube to help remove the blockage in this horse.

Macy Recovers Last week we saw a lovely elderly Viszla called Macy who had just been a little out of sorts. Our vet Joline thought that her abdomen seemed a little bloated. We used our ultrasound scanner to see what was going on. There was fluid in the abdomen and a very abnormal looking spleen. Everything else inside looked normal. We put a needle into her tummy using the scanner to guide us to find out what the fluid was and it was blood. We suspected a tumour on the spleen that had had a haemorrhage. Although the spleen does various useful things in the body it is an organ than animals and humans alike can live quite happily without. The scan hadn’t shown any spread to any other organs so we proceeded to surgery. The spleen had a tumour on it almost the size of a football. It hadn’t been apparent from the scan just how big the mass was so we quickly extended our incision to get the unwanted mass out. After an hour or so of carefully tying off all the blood vessels that supply the spleen we were able to safely remove it. The lovely dog stayed with us overnight to recover and is now doing really well.

Lambing Season Down on the farm, lambing season is nearly coming to an end. Farmers mostly deal with lambings themselves but we still get called to a few awkward cases. One large single lamb can be too big to come out the back end of a 56

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FRESH FROM THE SEA Fresh Crabs and Lobsters landed daily in Port Isaac from our own boat ‘Mary D’ . 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 to see today’s catch or enjoy a crab sandwich or lobster salad and a glass of wine? ewe so we need to do a caesarian. Sometimes, if there are twins, triplets or occasionally even quads then legs and heads can get tangled up inside and the vet will be called out to work out what is what and hopefully get them all safely out. Sometimes a head will come out with the legs back. In these instances we need to push the head back in, find the front legs and then bring them all out together. Sometimes it can be the other way round and we can have two front legs with a head twisted back that needs to be manipulated forward. We try and send the vet with the smallest hands for lambings! I’m writing this article on Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Its been an early start to the day. I’ve just been out to deliver a big bull calf out of a young heifer. Mother and son are doing well and now I’m enjoying a bit of breakfast wondering what the rest of the day has in store. It’s a vet’s life!

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Parliamentary Update from Scott Mann MP I was pleased to be back in the constituency after a difficult few weeks in Parliament following the recent votes on how Britain should leave the European Union. There are several matters that I am taking care of in North Cornwall in addition to meeting many of you to discuss your issues and plans.

World Parkinson’s Day

I was proud to support World Parkinson’s Day in April. Parkinson’s is a serious neurological condition in which two people every hour will be diagnosed in the UK. According to recent research from Parkinson’s UK, eight in ten people with Parkinson’s believe that awareness and understanding is low because people Good News for the Railway don’t consider it to be a serious condition - and There is some fantastic news regarding our only associate it with one symptom - a tremor. accessibility with the rest of the country, with Raising awareness can help people to see Great Western Railways proposing to build a symptoms in themselves or those they love to new platform at Bodmin General. Reconnecting ensure that they get the fantastic treatment Bodmin General with the mainline is something that our NHS delivers to their patients. UK my constituents have called for since I was Parkinson’s campaign, which launched on first elected in 2015, so I am delighted to have World Parkinson’s Day, aims to shatter public misconceptions about the condition by been a part of delivering this new feasibility highlighting the reality of everyday life for study from GWR. This will be the latest part those living with it and their families. of a scheme to upgrade North Cornwall’s rail infrastructure and will be the first time since the Review of Parish and Town Councils Beeching cuts that North Cornwall will have a I’m also pleased to see that the first review direct link to the main line, going hand in hand of parish and town councils since the 1970s with the new Intercity Express Trains running are now taking place. With the review being from Cornwall to London. prompted following an assessment of Cornwall Councils electoral arrangements by the North Cornwall Play Areas Boundary Commission who have, in turn,made In addition to the new platform being changes affecting twenty-nine parishes. implemented at Bodmin General £35,057 of Cornwall Council has already written to all funding has been allocated to North Cornwall parish, town and city councils across the Duchy Railway play areas. The funding is hoping to set out the process the review will take. to breathe new life into the play area while Now the authority is asking for submissions promoting the heritage of Camelford Station. from councils and residents from across the As the play area in Enfield Park is in dire need of refurbishment, the Town Council thought it Duchy to hear what changes they would like would be a wonderful opportunity to breathe to see made and why. To learn more about the new life into the play area while promoting the changes and to recommend a submission for heritage of Camelford Station, which was once your community, check out their website. part of the historic North Cornwall Railway line. If you would like to hear more about what This will be achieved by installing a wonderful I have been doing both in Parliament and train play structure and incorporating all around North Cornwall then please follow my thirteen station signs (from Halwill Junction to Facebook and also feel free to check out my website at Padstow) into a new adventure trail.


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Fitness With Julia Weight Training This is not to be confused with the sport of weight lifting. Weight training or strength training is a less extreme way of increasing our strength. It can be done in a fitness gym or exercise class but it also happens in the kitchen; every time we lift a kettle or a pan of potatoes we are weight training! Many women miss out on the health giving benefits of such training believing it will give them big unsightly muscles, which is a myth. However, it is an essential area of general fitness because of the effects of the menopause on bone density.The tone and shape of the body will look and feel firmer and the bones become thicker and less prone to any fractures. Weight training can also help with weight control. Regular activity will not just increase stronger, leaner muscles but muscle is metabolically active tissue and even at rest burns more calories. In later life it is of special value as the working muscles strengthen over time with the exercises and may help with better posture, ease incontinence, reduce fatigue and the chance of injuries as well as giving confidence to perform those everyday functional exercises around

the house, garden, shops or in a sporting activity. Weight training sessions can be taught at a gym or exercise class or with a personal trainer. It is important to learn the exercise technique without a weight first and then progress to a lighter weight and then heavier weights/ resistance to challenge the muscles. There are many very effective exercises for working the major muscle groups including squats and lunges and sit to stand or seated leg extensions for the lower body and press ups, bicep curls and lateral arm raises for the upper body. A good session will include working all the major muscle groups in in our bodies and working opposing muscle groups as well. Many pieces of equipment can be used such as resistance bands, dumbbells and kettlebells which add variety and more challenges, but sometimes just our own body weight is enough. Even a can of baked beans in each hand can substitute for some dumbbells if you’re working out at home. It is important to rest in between and then work a different muscle group, stretch or walk around. Alternating upper and lower body exercises helps to provide some recovery time. At the

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Place your palms on the wall just wider than shoulder width apart and walk your feet back several inches. Feet hip width apart, arms straight out, elbows and knees slightly bent and tummy muscles pulled in. Bend your elbows, lowering your body towards the wall. Press firmly against the wall to return to the start position. Repeat until the arms tire. Try and build up to a maximum of 12 and repeat.. Once you are stronger try the box press up - on your knees, position your palms down on the floor, shoulder width apart and slowly lower your upper body to the floor, keeping your tummy muscles pulled in and your tail bone tucked under. Raise yourself back up using your arms. To progress further you can try walking your hands forward and slightly wider apart and crossing your feet so your body is in a longer lever or try taking your knees off the floor and


attempting a full press up. Remember to build these exercises up gradually and be aware of keeping those tummy muscles pulled in, not letting your back sag and having good form. Always consult your doctor if you are new to exercise and remember listen to your body and if you have problems in certain areas there are always adaptations and exercises which are safer for you. I include strength training exercises in my weekly Chair Fitness classes and my Dance and Tone classes and have one class called Total Tone which is specifically focused entirely on strength training exercises for all levels. If you are interested in more information on this subject, how to begin and where to find suitable sessions locally to suit you, please contact me on 07815987172 / juliatreglown@

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St Minver Probus Club Our first meeting under the new chairman, Sandy Hancock was held at a lunch at the Pityme Inn on 17th April, followed by a most interesting talk. Organist , Choirmaster (or Musical Director, to be correct) and part-time teacher doesn’t sound like a terribly exciting life, but Nicholas Danks, who is all of those, proves that wrong. Nick teaches at Cambridge University, and was Musical Director at St Martin in the Fields. (the little church with big ideas). Nick’s part-time job as Director of Music at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge meant he would sit for dinner at the High Table in the famous gothic dark-panelled and gold dining room (very nearly chosen for Hogwarts) which brought him into contact with many interesting characters from all over the world, who tend to gravitate to Cambridge. One night he found himself sitting next to the former Head of the GRU (Russian spies, to you and me), supplying his own whisky.(the Hall had none) and becoming concerned lest the bloke pegged out in the night. This was the time of the Litnivenko poisoning, and our man imagined being extradited to Russia! His spell as Director as Music at St Martin in the Fields, as well as being a most

prestigious appointment, was obviously massively eventful. This small London church is a favourite for memorial services for the great and good ( a sort of Celebrity Send-off ) and Nick would meet the organisers, to discuss the music. This he had to arrange, and sometimes write, to reflect the person’s life. Many well-known faces appeared regularly at these services ‘Steven Fry always read the lesson’ and Nick’s job meant he rubbed shoulders with folk as diverse as Lord Attenborough, the film director, and the cast of Morse. This last for the writer John Thaw’s memorial, for which his challenge was to replicate the theme music on the organ( it worked). Nick was recounting these anecdotes to convince us (and he did) that music can lead to a career that is exciting, full of rewards and, at times, extremely moving. (for example, choosing the music and choir for the service to commemorate 9/11). He cautioned against being a free-lance musician (probably Probus members were not considering that) and in his case had tied himself to the Church of England. This had given him huge opportunities and many special moments. He has had to teach many people to sing, in choirs and elsewhere (I’m thinking of

Jude Law to prepare for a feature film) and his choice of career had opened endless opportunities. I’m sure that his latest appointment as Musical Director of the Wadebridge Choral Society, does not stretch his resources unduly, but I’m also sure he puts his heart and soul into it. Why Wadebridge? Well, if you work in Cambridge, Cornwall is the obvious place to live, isn’t it? This was a speaker who pulled out all the stops – a real swell guy,(sorry) but I can’t end without relating Nick’s heartfelt and serious plea to anyone with children. Make sure you give them the opportunity to hear, make or be a part of music, because you never know what will spark an interest that will last a lifetime. In Nick’s case it was singing in a small school choir to a tinny old electric organ. In his unvarnished mind he imagined being in St Paul’s Cathedral, and, even now, he remembers that incident for setting off his career in music. So schools – take note. An expert has spoken. If you are interested in enjoying good company and talks like this, consider joining us, by first ringing our Secretary, Roy Birchwood on 880549. Tony Priest

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Early days of clocks Stuart Robertson is the proprietor of Robertson’s Jewellers Ltd. with a shop in Wadebridge, and two shops in Launceston. Stuart has studied, and qualified in all aspects of his trade with The National Association of Goldsmiths and particularly enjoyed his studies in gemmology. Stuart grew up in Rock and has always been a keen supporter of St. Minver Link. Man has been interested in accurate timekeeping for at least the last thousand years. The invention of the mechanical clock, probably in the late 13th century was the first step towards that. By the year 1393, many major cities in Europe possessed an incredible piece of equipment – a mechanical clock. At that time, just one clock – possessing just an hour hand, often with accompanying bells to mark the appropriate hour, suddenly divided each day up. For people living outside of major cities, there was still no need for such accurate divisions of the day. It was sufficient to indicate the time of the day by associating it with the various events.

Sundials and Candles

Before the advent of a clock, crude sundials were often placed in public places and slow-burning candles with colour-coded wicks were used in monasteries and Royal courts such as that of King Alfred of England. Water clocks were used only by the wealthy and powerful, although they were cumbersome and very inaccurate.


In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, bells took on a very important role in signalling different episodes in a day, such as when to start and stop work.

to indicate time, by means of hands attached to them. Mechanical clocks are traditionally powered using gravitational energy stored in a hung weight, carefully regulated and released. Later Verge and Foliot the invention of the coiled spring around the year 1500 Escapement enabled spring-driven clocks There is much debate as to be produced. to who invented the clock, particularly whoever invented Early clocks would have had its key component – the verge no dials or hands, but simply struck the hours. The earliest and foliot escapement. This mechanical clocks still in works on the principle of a existence in England today are vertical arbor (axle) on which those found in Exeter, Salisbury a horizontally oscillating bar is and Wells cathedrals. The mounted. Metal flags attached clocks in Salisbury and Wells to the arbor alternatively were built at the end of the stop and release the teeth of 14th century. a wheel (the escape wheel) with which other wheels and Public clocks pinions engage. These are used The first city with a public

Church Street, Launceston, shop with St Mary’s Church clock in the background

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clock was Orvieto, Italy in 1307. Other Italian cities followed, and eventually by mid-century, mechanical clocks began to appear outside Italy. Windsor Castle had a clock in 1353. By the start of the fifteenth century, public clocks were widespread in most towns in this country. This mechanical regulation of time dispensed with the need for various bells signalling timings, other than the appropriate hour. Photos: Face and workings of The earliest record of a clock Wadebridge Town Hall Clock in Cornwall is that of St. Mary’s Church in Launceston – just a few yards from one of our two shops in the town. The Borough Accounts in 1432 mention expenses relating to ‘le clokke’. So we can safely say that only half a century separates the existence of clocks in Salisbury and Wells Cathedrals, with the very first Cornish clock in Launceston.

Egloshayle andWadebridge of the week. I am lucky to have

Domestic Clocks Domestic clocks did not come into use in this country until around 1600, although they were in use far earlier elsewhere in Europe, particularly in southern Germany. Interestingly, in England, an Act of Parliament was introduced in 1797 which imposed a duty of five shillings on every clock, ten shillings on every gold watch and two shillings and sixpence on those made of silver or other metals!

The church clock at Egloshayle and the Town Hall clock in Wadebridge are both still traditional wound clocks and are weight driven. Many such public clocks have been mechanised using accurate electric workings, often radio or satellite controlled. Those of the Church and Town Hall are both ‘eight day’ clocks and are wound every week using a cranking handle which draws the weights up and allows them to drop over the course

seen both clocks in close detail. The Town Hall clock has four faces, one of which shows the time from the clock workings, and from that, a series of gears and rods transfers the time to the other three faces. Apart from their obvious functionality in our busy lives, clocks have continued to give pleasure in our homes. As I write, the gentle comforting tick of my own long case clock here in my study has been giving some friendly inspiration to write!

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Val Meagor At the funeral of Val Meagor, a poem was read out by Michelle, one of her granddaughters, which summed up the family’s memories. Link was asked by several people who attended the funeral, to print the poem so that those who couldn’t attend, would be able to enjoy it too.

Nanny’s Poem Nan, precious lamb, fondest memories Charming remedies Boxing Day fame, the ring game Nissan hut, full of stuff, grand church fete What a state! All is well, ring the bell Ready, Steady – sell the teddy! Poldark and Pip, rosettes win. Jolly good fun Kitchen sketches, fit for a BAFTA, so much laughter Dining and singing, church bells ringing Gin and tonic, super sonic Favourite recipe- nan’s fruit cake for tea Pink frothy mousse, light as air, strawberry fair. Secret dressing, salad’s blessing Steak and kidney pie, full bellies – sigh Separate the milk, ivory silk. Scalded on the aga – give Jack a lager Carlyon cream – set in high esteem Goodnight my precious lambs, soft words Were nan’s unconditional love. Our nan, an angel from above, we love you so Now time to go Dearest nan, precious lamb We miss you so much By Sarah, Michelle and Louise 64

Message from Val’s family In February this year there was a wonderful service held at St Minver Church to celebrate the life of Valerie, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, a friend to all who knew her. We would all like to take this opportunity to express our thanks for the support and encouragement we received during that difficult time from so many. Grateful thanks to Mount Edgecumbe Hospice for their tireless care for Val. David Bray and his team organised everything with faultless attention to detail and such kindness. Elaine from Bruallen Flowers saw to it that the church was fragrant with the beautiful spring blooms that Val so loved and Mrs Curtis made sure that vast quantities of home cooking was on hand for our guests. We thought that you may like to know that a total of £3,000 has been raised through generous donations from so many. This money will be divided between Mount Edgecumbe Hospice and The Perceval Institute, St Minver, the refurbishment of which was a project close to Val’s heart.

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A Book Review by John Baxter

Take Nothing With You by Patrick Gale Published by Tinder Press Paperback £7.99 from Wadebridge Bookshop It is difficult to disagree with the scores of tributes the publisher has scattered on the front and back cover, and on further pages, of the paperback edition of Take Nothing With You. Jean Curwen, the teacher at the Summer School for talented musicians, pinpoints much of the essence of the story when addressing Eustace, the central character, and his fellow students. “I happen to think the single most important thing in life. Music knits. It heals. It is balm to the soul but it is also the refiner’s fire.” The musical soul of Patrick Gale breathes enchanting life throughout the book. Playing his modern and baroque cello, and directing Endellienta at St. Endellion, is almost as important to him as his writing. The portrait of Eustace’s cello teachers brings to your reviewer’s mind two legends in this field: the late Amaryllis Fleming (with revelatory association with Augustus John), and the late Margaret Moncrieff (who guided the hugely talented Jamie Walton from a very young age to become an International star). There is more than a hint of

autobiography in this book and both the author’s Note, and his piece entitled, ‘My Childhood Bully’, at the end of this edition confirm this. The reader, however, should be discouraged from consulting the notes at the end before enjoying this stunning book. Fans of Patrick Gale will recognise the hallmarks of his quality: warmth, subtlety, unexpected tension, superb prose; it is the power of music that is particularly mesmeric. The book opens with Eustace having turned 50, becoming re-acquainted with Naomi, one of the summer-school students who enjoyed a ‘stratospheric career as a performer’ and discovering Theo on a dating App after being dumped by his former partner, Gwyn. The chapter ends with Eustace receiving treatment for cancer before the narrative turns to the journey of his comingof-age. This forms the bulk of the story, and is written with sublime fluency, understated sensitivity, and thoroughly absorbing musical technicality. The title of the book, Take Nothing with You, overtly refers to the instructions Eustace was given on leaving the lead-lined radio-active suite

after iodine treatment for his cancer. Clothes were disposed of, as was Naomi’s MP3 player. “Oops”, said the nurse, “what a waste”. “It served its purpose” responded Eustace. Left behind in the cell were also memories, beautifully conveyed to the reader, of Eustace’s negotiations of many tough challenges, not only of cello techniques: the discovery of his sexuality, the coping with dysfunctional parents, the disappointment of being unable to take up a music scholarship, and the endurance of a long courtship with Theo by Skype, all woven with consummate skill by Patrick Gale. It is the prospect of new happiness with Theo, having taken nothing with him, that brings this superb book to an end.

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Healthy Kids Faith Toogood an extra portion (or 3!) through the day. Grating vegetables and fruit into bolognese, pasta, flapjacks, pies etc is a simple way of getting extra goodness in without anyone realising! Also remember that for young kids, pudding should always be offered regardless of how well they have eaten their main meal. By pudding, I don’t mean sticky toffee pudding or ice cream, I mean plain yogurt with dried or fresh fruit, or a little granola sprinkled over, or mash some berries and stir these into natural yoghurt to create a ‘raspberry ripple’ effect. Try to avoid the ‘you can’t have any pudding unless Variety. We all need about 40 different you finish your main course’ trap. This reinforces the wrong nutrients to be healthy and the best way to get everything message and can forge an necessary is to aim for as much unhealthy relationship with eating and food. Healthy variety as possible. This is especially true when it comes puddings should be seen to fruit and vegetables. Many as an important part of the meal, simply because this of the vitamins and minerals are responsible for the colours contributes to daily nutritional intake; protein, calcium, so aiming to ‘eat a rainbow’ every day is a great way to get vitamins, fibre and minerals. in good range of vitamins. Before thinking about writing this article, I decided to ask some friends and see what they would like to read about. It is always good to know that you are writing something that will (hopefully) be helpful and suffice to say, I have the next 3 year’s worth of article suggestions now listed! This time we are going to look at kids and the basics of good nutrition for them. Most of the individual topics could be an article in their own right, however, this will hopefully answer some questions and provide the building blocks of a good diet.

5 a day of fruit and vegetables!


Pasta, rice, potatoes, bread, couscous, noodles and so on This is an absolute minimum. should appear at every meal. Remember this can be frozen, For children over 5 years of fresh, dried, tinned and juice so age, wholegrain versions can be offered as these are more take a few minutes and think about how you could work in nutritious and filling.



Fish, meat, beans and pulses, vegetarian proteins such as quorn, tofu are also important. In addition to providing protein, they are an important source of iron which plays a vital role in brain function.

Omega 3 fats

These are important for brain function and development. We know that eating fish in pregnancy and early childhood is good for kids’ development. This might also be to do with the other nutrients found in fish (selenium and Iodine) that are also known to play an important role in healthy brains but regardless, omega 3 fats are essential and the easiest way to consume these is from oily fish. Sardines, mackerel, salmon, fresh tuna, herring are all examples of oily fish. There are also plant based options of omega 3; walnuts, flaxseed oil, rapeseed oil, dark green leafy veg and many fortified foods for those who avoid meat and fish. We know that low blood levels of omega3 are more likely to be seen in children with conditions such as ADHD, autism, dyspraxia, dyslexia and psychiatric disorders. Studies have shown that > Continued on next page

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>Continued from page 52 short distance The route then joins the road very briefly as you walk down the hill into Little Petherick. At this point it separates from the Saint’s Way as it takes the right hand path along the creek, which is a tributary of the River Camel, whereas for the Saint’s Way is the path on the opposite side of the creek. Follow the path, passing the entrance to the water works on your right and then descend towards a footbridge and a delightful little ‘stepped’ watercourse. Crossing the edge of the creek, the path then continues into a really picturesque path along the bottom of the valley, with lovely overhanging trees and glimpses of the edge of the creek. Because this walk can only be done at low tide, the creek is obviously just mud flats, but we did see several egrets. It’s interesting that we tend to be so used to seeing these little birds on the estuary mudflats, in fact, they are a relative newcomer to the area. They first appeared in the UK in significant numbers in 1989 ; they had previously lived in western and northern France. When a stile appears on the left, take the path down on to the creek and follow along until you reach Sea Mills. Sea Mills was the site of the tidal mill which is recorded in 1602 as a place where corn was ground using an

undershot water wheel, powered by the trapped water as the tide went out. The mill closed in 1899, partly due to the construction of the iron bridge for the railway. At Sea Mills, the route continues along the road for about a mile, with some lovely views across to St Issey. After passing the Pickwick Inn there is a stile and a footpath on the left across some fields and over yet another footbridge until you enter St Issey once again, right opposite the church gate. The walk took us 1 ¾ hours and was not difficult terrain although some of the stiles were tricky. It is not a suitable walk for pushchairs, wheelchairs or anyone with limited mobility. When I do it again, I’ll go as far as Sea Mills and then just walk back as I’m not keen on road walking and the first part was so gorgeous, I’d like to enjoy it again and see the views from the different perspective. One word of warning though, this walk can only be done at low tide so check before setting out. This is walk I would definitely recommend, we enjoyed it thoroughly and we saw so many views that we’d never seen before, even though we were ( allegedly) very familiar with the area. For more information about this walk visit: uk

minimal. Additionally, we are great at now using suncream which, although absolutely essential, does block vitamin D production hence why supplements for many are the best way to ensure that you safely obtain sufficient vitamin D. Not just children however, most of us adults could also benefit from taking a vitamin D Vitamin D supplement, possibly year round, but certainly The sunshine vitamin! during the winter months, again, one that Over the age of 1, all children need to have 10micrograms of vitamin D each day, especially provides 10micrograms of vitamin D daily. In summary, aim for variety above all else, during late autumn to early spring. This is a little oily fish each week and search out a when our opportunities to obtain sufficient vitamin D supplement! vitamin D from the sun on a daily basis are

<continued from previous page although taking omega 3 supplements did not reduce hyperactive behaviour in children with ADHD, it did improve attention. There is also increasing evidence that omega 3 supplements improve mood and reduce anxiety however these studies are largely conducted with adult groups not specifically kids.

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Local Church Services for June, J June








St Kew

9.30am HC

9.30am AAW

9.30am HC

9.30am AAW


9.30am HC

St Peter

9.30am MW

9.30am HC

9.30am MW

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9.30 HC

9.30am MW

St Endellion

11am SE

11am SE

11am SE 6pm T

11am SE

11am SE

11am SE

St Minver

11am HC

11am AAW

11am HC

11am AAW

11am US

11am HC

St Enodoc

3pm E

3pm E

3pm E

3pm HC

3pm E

3pm E

St Michael

6pm E

9.15am HC 6pm E

6pm E

6pm E

6pm E

St Breoke

8.30am HC


10.30am FC

8.30am HC

8.30am HC

10.30 am WT 10.30amHC

10.30am WT 10.30am FC

St Conan’s

8.30am HC

8.30am HC

St Mary’s

10.30am HC

10.30am MF

10.30am HC

10.30am HC

Key to abbreviations for above

Anglican Weekly Services:


Family Communion



All Age Worship

Egloshayle Church, 8.30am Morning Prayer

SP Songs of Praise E Evensong HC Holy Communion MF Memory Friendly MW Morning Worship

St Endellion Church. 8am Holy Communion



Sung Eucharist

Egloshayle Church,10.30am Holy Communion, St Minver Church, 10am Holy Communion


United Service at Methodist Church


St Breoke Longstone - Service of the Light

St Michael’s Church, 5.30pm Evening Prayer

E & B Evensong and Baptism PE

Parish Eucharist


Taize Worship Together


Thursdays St Breoke Church, 8.30am Morning Prayer


St Conan’s Church, 6pm Evening Prayer

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July, August

Please check Notice Boards, News letters and Websites for latest information

July 14th

August 21st




9.30am AAW

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11am SE 6pm T

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11am HC

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11am SE

9.30 AAW 9.30am HC

11am AAW

11am HC

3pm E

3pm E & B

3pm HC

3pm E

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3pm E

3pm HC

9.15 am HC 6pm E

6pm E

11am SP 6pm E

6pm E

9.15am HC 6pm E

6pm E

6pm E

8.30am HC

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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 Saturday 5.30pm. (Confessions 5.30 6pm). Tintagel St Paul The Apostle Church Mass: Sundays 5.30pm. more at

10.30am MF

10.30am HC

Methodist Church Services Rock Methodist Church 11 am every Sunday Wadebridge Methodist Church Cornerstone, Trevanion Street.Sundays 10.30. All Age Worship 1st Sunday each month. Rocks for Primary School children 10.15-11.30. Creche available Trelights Methodist Chapel: Sundays 6pm Tubestation (Polzeath) Multi-denominational. 10 am Every Sunday.

Quaker Meetings Sunday 10.30 am John Betjeman Centre, (next to library). All are welcome.

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Local Telephone Numbers Churches Catholic (Bodmin & Wadebridge) -----------01208 72833 (Tintagel)------------------------- 01840 770663 Methodist (Rock, Steward Mr F L Cope)------ 01208 863481 (Wadebridge)--------------------- 01208 812887 Multi-denominational (Tubestation Polzeath)------------ 01208 869200 St Minver (Warden Mrs Ruth Varcoe)-------01208 862954 (Warden Mick Sumra)------------- 01208 862550 Doctor / Medical Bridge Medical Centre Wadebridge-01208 812342 Bodmin Hospital------------------ 01208 251300 Frank About Drugs------------------0800 776600 Drinkline-------------------------- 0800 9178282 Port Isaac Surgery----------------- 01208 880222 Rock Surgery---------------------- 01208 862545 Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske)------------------------ 01872 250000 Wadebridge Health Centre-------- 01208 812222 Libraries Cornwall Library Renewals-------- 0845 6076119 All Libraries----------------------- 0300 1234111 Reference Library------------------ 0800 0322345 Police Devon & Cornwall Police (non-urgent)---------101 Crimestoppers-----------------------0800 555111 Emergency / Helplines Age UK---------------------------- 0800 1696565 Concern (Wadebridge)------------ 01208 812392 Electricity (Western Power Distribution)------ 08006783105 EDF Energy 105 National Domestic Violence Helpline--------------------------0808 800 5000 National Gas Emergency Service----0800 111999 NHS Direct HelpLine 111 Parentline Plus (24 hour)--------- 0808 8002222 Police, Fire, Ambulance Services, Coastguard-------------------------------------999 Samaritans------------------------ 08457 909090


Women’s rape/abuse centre Rock Institute (Allan Caswell)----- 01208 869420 ------------------- 01208 77099/0808 8029999 Rock Lifeboat Station ------------- 01208 863033 Water Helpline-------------------- 0800 1691144 Rock Sailing & Water Ski Club (John Wade)---------------------- 01208 862709 Veterinary and RSPCA Wadebridge: (G & P J Nute)------- 01208 813258 Rock Water Taxi Bodmin: (Harleigh Vets)------------01208 76403 (Boat -during operating hours)--- 07778 105297 RSPCA Animal Centre ------------- 01637 881455 (offices)-------------------------- 01208 862815 RSPCA Animal Centre 24 hour----- 0300 1234999 St Minver Beavers Strandings Hotline------------------------------ Debbie Davison 07802825234 0345 201 2626 St Minver Brownies General Numbers (Kathy Hore)---------------------- 01208 862340 Bridge Club (Robert Mabley)------ 01208 814564 St Minver Cemetery Committee British Legion-St Minver (Gillian Thompson)--------------- 01726 884024 (Fred Prior)----------------------- 01208 862543 St Minver Cricket Club------------ 07950 862506 . Cancer Research St Minver Cubs (Nigel)------------ 01208 815102 (Gina Snelling)------------------- 01208 862820 St Minver Football Club Citizens Advice Bureau (Roy Birchwood)------------------ 01208 880459 (Advice Line) ---------------------08444 99 4188 St Minver Post Office-------------- 01208 869426 Cornwall Council------------------- 0300 1234100 St Minver Pre-School-------------- 01208 869511 CRUSE Bereavement Care Cornwall----------------------------01726 76100 St Minver School------------------ 01208 862496 St Minver Scouts Animal Welfare & Veterinary Laboratory------------------------ 01872 265500 (Robert Watson)------------------01637 889 190 EDF Energy--------------------------0800 365000 St Minver Senior Circle John Betjeman Centre------------- 01208 812392 (Alec Chambers)------------------ 01208 592956 St Minver Short Mat Bowls North Cornwall Cluster of Churches (Rev’d Dr Elizabeth Wild)--------------------- 07758407661 (Pat Crank)----------------------- 01208 869120 Old Cornwall Society St Minver Silver Band (Margaret Bartlett) -------------- 01208 816307 (Gary Gauss)---------------------- 01208 814170 Padstow Harbour Master---------- 01841 532239 Tubestation Polzeath-------------- 01208 869200 Parish Council: Highlands Clerk University of Third Age-------(Joan Proctor) 01208 (Lee Dunkley)--------------------- 07773194876 814416 Parish Council Lowlands Clerk Wadebridge & District Angling Association (Gillian Thompson)--------------- 01726 884024 (Dave Churcher)------------------ 01208 812748 Perceval Institute Wadebridge & District Camera Club (Maureen Rickard)---------------- 01208 869426 (Stewart Privett)------------------ 01208 869435 Polzeath Area Residents Association Wadebridge Choral Society (David Short)--------------------- 01208 862568 (Annabelle Woolcott)------------01208 815322 Polzeath Marine conservation Group-07779896650 Wadebridge Male Voice Choir Polzeath Post office---------------- 01208 863430 (Mick Stone)---------------------- 01208 812912 Polzeath Surf Life-Saving Club Wadebridge Country Market 07971447584 Hazel---------------------------- 01208 832398 Relate Relationship Counselling (St Austell)-------------------------01726 74128 Wadebridge Post Office ----------- 01208 812813

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Rainbows, Brownies and Guide uniforms.


Viviennes Fashion Fabrics, 32 Molesworth Street, Wadebridge PL27 7DP We welcome your stories and photographs



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Boots & Spade Complete garden maintenance service including hedges, lawns, pruning and weed treatment. • Over 30 years gardening knowledge and experience. • NVQ and Royal Forestry Society Trained. • Britain in Bloom and RHS gold medalist. • RHS Member. For one-off jobs or regular garden maintenance call Adrian on

07982 625 920 74

The best veg you’ve ever tasted 100% organic, from our farm, free delivery

Call your local veg team Steve & Lynn on 01208 220341


ROBERTSON’S JEWELLERS LTD. Visit your local qualified jeweller for jewellery, giftware and the widest selection of watches around We offer a full workshop repair service for Jewellery & Watches Commissions & Insurance Valuations

Come and enjoy shopping at a real jewellers! Offering excellent prices for your Gold and Silver in any condition

Where friendly helpful service is our pleasure Wadebridge

01208 812291

Two new shops now open at

The Company of Master Jewellers



01566 773135 & 01566 773043


Seeing the bigger picture

Disputes | Family

01208 72328

Property | Wills

Offices at Bodmin, Camelford and Wadebridge 77

Chic Cornwall - the holiday hot spot The great thing about Cornwall is that there’s something for everyone. Vibrant towns and quaint villages, beaches like Kynance Cove and Polzeath drawing crowds and wildlife alike, fabulous attractions and even more fabulous food! All this makes it a year-round mecca for both visitors and locals. As well as harnessing its natural beauty and culture, Cornwall is nurturing its newfound reputation as the chic champagne coast. You’ll find restaurants with Michelin stars, stylish gastropubs and fashionable bars. Enjoying a glass of wine, soaking up the spectacular views from Lewinnick Lodge, makes you realise why visitors are coming to love Newquay for the classy and sophisticated coastal hotspot it truly is. Our Marketing Manager, Harriet Wills, says: “Our holiday cottage guests want to stay at a property with décor that’s more stylish and unique than in their own home. So, it’s important our holiday home owners invest when it comes to furnishing their holiday lets. Our guests are also expecting more from their trip to Cornwall. Not only do they want cream teas and beautiful beaches, these days they want to be able to experience that beach view in comfort, surrounded by plush, stylish furnishings whilst enjoying award-winning locally and ethically sourced food and drink. Cornwall has become very chic to holidaymakers!” Last year, Cornwall was voted the best location in the UK (and third in the world) by Schofields Insurers for providing an impressive 12% return on investment, compared to other UK locations such as the Lake District at just 3%. For those looking for a chic and clever investment, a holiday home in Cornwall is just the ticket and our team are just the people to chat to:

01841 533331


The Dining Room

A family run, fine dining restaurant in the beautiful coastal village of Rock, Cornwall

Opening Times: Opening Times: Currently open Wednesday to Saturday 7-9pm for all reservations Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Between 1st and 23rd December we will be serving Mondays, three courses for 7-9pm, just ÂŁ36.50 We will be open the new year period for all over reservations Call to reserve: 01208 862622 79


Brooks & Jeal Eddystone Road Wadebridge Cornwall PL27 7AL Email: Tel: (01208) 812129



Free Initial Consultation Business Start Up Property Letting Advice General Business Advice Accountancy Personal & Business Tax Advice Bookkeeping, VAT and Payroll Business Forecasts and Plans Company Formation Company Secretarial Services

Your feet are your connection with the earth. Be kind to them. Foot Health Check Nail Care & Cutting Corns & Calluses Cracked Heels Ingrown Toenails Fungal Infections Verrucas Diabetic Foot Check Toenail Reconstruction Toenail Paint Warm Wax Therapy

Alison Mattinson Dip .FH MCFHP MAFHP Foot Health Practitioner

07736 679 310

www .atlanticfootcare .co .uk

THE ST ENODOC HOTEL Privately owned boutique hotel and spa in exquisite hideaway overlooking the Camel estuary in Rock. The beach is a stone’s throw from the hotel and a passenger ferry to Padstow. The spa offers a relaxing and enjoyable day spa experience, with a friendly team who go above and beyond to ensure you leave feeling invigorated and pampered. For reservations and the latest offers 01208 863 394


Farm Shop & Restaurant Open Daily from 9 am

ic our wn r ea ice ome rown Strawberries aspberries ooseberries lac currants an e currants ome prouce beef lamb an free-range eggs an Seasonal egetables. omemae ams picles an marmalaes. ocal prouce cheeses countr crafts gifts countr wines an ciers. reafast unches elicious omemae aes an ream eas hilrens la rea  ets orner. in us at St nellion ear ort saac on the 1

Book for a traditional Sunday roast!

Tel 01208 880164



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A Splash of Colour Quality Painting and Decorating Services Russell Combellack

07800 855 605 01208 815 872 Local Wadebridge Firm

Housekeeping and Cleaning services throughout North Cornwall. Changeover cleaning, Housekeeping, End of build and Tenancy cleans, Domestic cleans and Deep cleans. Tailor made packages to suit all requirements. Tel:07817 236602



Carpet Trader

Over 25 years experience built around great value & service


Karndean LooseLay is: faster and easier to fit, suitable for raised access floors, easy and economical to repair, possible to install over most existing hard floors, requires little or no adhesives in most installation and is 100% recyclable.

Opening Times: Mon - Fri 9.30am-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm Trevanson St, Wadebridge opposite Lidl’s

Tel: 01208 368643

Email: l 84

Wanted - Holiday Homes in Rock, Daymer Bay and Polzeath areas.


R Mears & Sons Chimney Sweeps & Stove Instalations Established over 30 years Vac Brush. Full CCTV investigations. Pots, Cowlings & Bird Protection fitted. Chimneys Lined. Solid Fuel Appliances, Rayburns, Woodburners, Stoves, etc serviced. Fully Insured. Tel: 01840 261221 Tavistock: 01822 664554

Mob: 07737 533 392 85

Nursery Stores Rock Ltd 01208863328

Nursery Stores the local convenience shop. We have a wide variety of everyday essentials, treats and luxuries. An excellent off licence and a great range of groceries supporting may local producers and growers. Seasonal products are sourced throughout the year so come and take look. Check us out for fresh local, UK and international fruit and vegetables. A wide range of local and continental cheeses, local sausages and bacon, local cream and yogurts. A good selection of Williams & Son Butchers meats, joints and Creedy Carver free range chickens. Stocking a range of Fee's Foods frozen fish pies, lasagne, curries and more also locally made fresh quiches and treacle tarts. A great range of treats including Kernow chocolate, Buttermilk fudge and Furniss biscuits. A fine selection of International and Cornish Trevibban Mill & Camel Valley Sparkling and still wines. Many local and international beers and ciders including Sharp’s Brewery and Padstow Brewery Ales, Cornish Orchards and Haywood ciders plus many more. Come and take a look. 86

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