St Minver Link. Issue No. 224, Spring 2020

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Issue 224 - Spring 2020


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

Contents Hospital Transport Service . . . . . . . . . 23

Around and about Events in the Area . Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . th 100 Anniversary of Rock Institute . . . Trees for the Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What is a ‘souper’lunch? . ‘souper’lunch? . . . . . . . . . . . New Website for Parish Council . . . . . Home Library Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camelford & District Bowling Club . . . Link Makes Financial Awards . . . . .

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It’s a Vet’s Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 SeaGirls WI . WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 St Minver Brownies . Brownies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 St Minver Community Hub . . . . . . . . . 32 Our Farms, Your Food . Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Country Diary from Cobb Cottage . Cottage . . . . 36 Junior Link . Link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Innovative Product Development . Development . . . . . . . 23

Featured Artist- Nicole Heidaripour . Heidaripour . . . 39 Aren’t We Lucky! . Lucky! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Fashion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Fashion

1st St Minver Beavers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Business Spotlight - Syrup and Salt . . . 46

St Kew Academy . Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

News from St Minver School . School . . . . . . . . 48

St Endellion Easter Festival . . . . . . . . 22

Link Supports Wadebridge Primary . Primary . . . . . . 24 Chris Treglown Foundation Award . Award . . . . . . . 25 Polzeath Marine Conservation Group . Group . 27 Dickson’s Home Hardware . . . . . . . . . 28 Wadebridge Tennis Club . Club . . . . . . . . . . . 29 CEYS on the Breeze . Breeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Regular Items St Minver Silver Band Spring Update . 18 Events at St Endellion . Endellion . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 We Will Remember Them . Them . . . . . . . . . . 21 Services in Holy Week . Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

St Minver Pre School . School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 St Breock School . School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Gardening made easy . easy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Try being Assertive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Fitness with Julia . Julia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Spring Restart . Restart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Book Review . Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Rhodium Plating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 St Minver Probus Club . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Parliamentary Update-Scott Mann MP 63 Church Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Local Telephone Numbers . Numbers . . . . . . . . . . 66

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Events in the Area There is always something happening in the area so have a look and make sure you don’t miss out.

Keep Britain Tidy

Beachcare Polzeath Beachclean dates: Saturday, March 14th 3.30pm

Mega Beach Clean

St Endellion Easter Festival April 4th - 12th

See website for more details

with Polzeath Marine Conservation Group

Polzeath Marine Conservation Group

meet at The Polzeath Marine Conservation Centre

Marine Discovery Day

Saturday April 15 9.30am & Friday, May 22nd 9.30am

Polzeath Beach


Beachclean meet at Beach Car Park 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


Thursday May 28th 10.00am – 4.00pm, PMCG, Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Your Shore Rangers, National Trust and many others are joining forces to bring you a Marine Day you’ll never forget! Join in a litter pick, sandcastle competition, demonstrations on the beach, games, arts, crafts, animations and lots more. Free, but donations welcome.

For more information contact 07779 896650 or email

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Seas and Seasons

St Minver Pre School

by Sheena Bevis-White and Anne Wenger

Saturday 4th April 11am -2pm

Art Exhibition

Rock Institute June 2nd to June 10th

Open daily from 10am to 5pm Proceeds to Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cancer Research Uk St. Minver Local Committee

Big Breakfast

Open Day

Come and see what we offer! For any enquiries, please call St Minver Pre-School on tel: 01208 869511 or e-mail

Polzeath Marine Conservation Group

Rock Pool Rambles

9.00am - 12 midday

Wednesday, April 8th 11.45am - 1.45pm Monday, May 25th 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club

Meet at Polzeath Marine Centre

£10 adults / £8 Children

Join marine experts and PMCG volunteers on one of our expeditions down to the rockpools. Free for PMCG members or £2 per person.

Saturday, May 9th

Everyone Welcome

Alpha Course Starting at 7pm Tuesday, 3rd March St Kew Community Hall contact Revd Geraldine Ashton for more details 07957-609085

Wear suitable clothing and footwear that can get wet (but not crocs or flip-flops). Booking essential on 07779 896650 or email

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100th Anniversary of The Rock Village Institute We are working hard on our plans to celebrate the anniversary of The Rock Institute which is 100 years old this year - a centenary. The hall committee are planning to have an open day on Saturday June 13th, so if you are a resident of St Minver Lowlands make a note to put it in your diary and save the date. We have booked the St Minver Silver Band and our local Hand Bell Ringers. The WI has agreed to run the refreshment stall. If you have any suggestions for other entertainment for the day please let us know. We are still very keen to hear from anybody with memorabilia of the opening of The Institute or any of the events that have taken place over the last 100 years. So if you have any photos or programmes from the past please contact:

Allan Caswell at the Rock Road Gallery 01208 869420 We look forward to seeing you all on June 13th 2020 Rock Institute Hall Committee

St Minver Silver Band Spring Update

Following a busy pre-Christmas season for both the Senior Band and the Training Band we had a short break before resuming rehearsals. We are now preparing for this year’s Wadebridge Festival of Music and Speech, to be held in the first week of March. We are bidding to retain our title as Ensemble Champions in the brass section. At Easter, the band expects to participate in the Padstow Combined Churches Midday Processional Good Friday Service on April 10th, an event we always associate with the start of spring. We will then be fully occupied preparing for our summer season of engagements. Our summer season of Polzeath Beach concerts usually commence in the second or third week of June, weather permitting. This year that will provisionally be on June 16th or June 23rd. Notices will 18

be put out around the parish nearer the time. It has been a difficult few months for the band with the sudden and very unexpected passing of our engagements secretary, Barbara Bosley, shortly before Christmas. Barbs was a true supporter of the band and is greatly missed. Some of the more advanced members of the training band have now moved up to the senior band and we are looking to rebuild with new learners of any age. If you would like to learn to play an instrument or you already play an instrument and would like to join us please contact Kevin Ackford on 07866510297 or Garry Gauss on 01208 814170. Our rehearsal nights are Tuesdays 7 till 9 pm and Thursday 7 till 8.30 pm for the Senior Band, and Thursdays 6 till 7 pm for the Training Band. Garry Gauss

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Trees for the future

What is a ‘souper’ lunch?

The ‘souper’ lunch is a community lunch held each month at the community hall at St Kew are more in our minds than our climate Highway. It is open to people of all ages and crisis and the need for conservation and a very warm welcome is extended to all. A carbon capture. Cornwall Council is planning choice of homemade soup & bread, followed to plant a new Cornwall Forest and our by a range of puddings and coffee or tea is own area is already ahead of many others available. The atmosphere is friendly, and we in tree planting. Even before we rang in all have a lovely time. There is no charge as the New Year, our local community had such, but donations are collected and each planted almost 3500 trees. Thanks to The month the group decide which charities to send to. In 2019 we collected almost £1000 Conservation Volunteers, TCV, these trees and contributed to the work of Dreadnought, were provided free, with free delivery, and Sowenna Appeal, Shelter Box, Carrick Mind, we were part of their 300,000 trees project. Mermaid Centre and Children in Need to The Point, Valley Caravan Park, Trelights name but a few. The ‘souper’ lunch will be village, St Endellion Church, St Breward held on Fridays: March 20th, April 17th, May village, Wadebridge School and the National 15th and June 19th. We invite you to come Trust have all participated. along and see for yourself that the ‘souper’ Anyone interested in joining in, please lunch is indeed super! We look forward to contact welcoming you. Rev’d Geraldine. in both St Minver Lowlands Parish and St Minver Highlands Parish Council. It also has information about local organisations and there is an interactive section for visitors to the site to upload their photos in our section ‘Around the Parish’. Other information St Minver Highlands Parish Council is includes councillor contact details and the all delighted to announce a new and improved important dates for Parish Council meetings website. It has been updated to include can be found in ‘Your Council’, ‘Minutes features such as planning so you can see and Agendas’. You can easily download what planning applications have been agendas and minutes from there. Agendas submitted in the parish council. It also has and minutes are also published on the new important information about the Community Facebook Page @stminverhighlandspc and our Twitter page @StMinverPC. For more Governance Review. The parish council is information contact clerk@stminverhighlandsproposing a new boundary for the parish to include all of Polzeath Beach to make management of it simpler as it is currently Parish Clerk At the start of the new decade, few concerns

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Events at St Endellion Friday March 13th, 7.30pm Balagan Café Band Ranging from Parisian and American Jazz and the Chalabi music of Algeria to Argentine Tango and Balkan folk melodies, the band fuses these threads into an energizing and evocative sound. £10

Sunday March 22nd, 3pm Cornwall County Youth Choir The 14-18 year olds who form Cornwall County Youth Choir, one of the family of choirs managed and funded by the Cornwall Music Education Hub, raise the roof in a gorgeous concert. £8

Saturday April 25th, 7.30pm The Magnificent AKs and Port Isaac Gulls The Magnificent AKs make a return trip to Cornwall to peddle their own brand of tomfoolery and to sing with their favourite Cornish songstresses. Raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance. £10

Saturday May 2nd, 7.30pm The Joyful Company of Singers – Symphony for Voices Known for its virtuosity and intensity of spirit, the Joyful Company makes a welcome return to St Endellion with choral works by James MacMillan, John Rutter, John Tavener, Malcolm Williamson, Cole Porter, Astor Piazzolla and others. £10

Friday May 15th, 7.30pm Medical Maelstrom Medical Maelstrom, 3 doctors who happen to be rather good at music, present a cabaret-style evening of songs, reflections on the human condition and a large dose of humour, in aid of the Cornwall Music Therapy Trust. See website for ticket prices.

Friday April 29th, 7.30pm Max Porter The author of the award-winning Grief is the Thing with Feathers talks about his most recent novel, the spellbinding Lanny, described by the Guardian as ‘a joyously stirred cauldron of words….a book full of love’. £7

Sunday May 24th, 7pm\ Reach For The Stars Concert 2020 A special concert featuring the young singers who have applied for the 2020 Chris Treglown Foundation Fund Award, performing their audition pieces to the public. Winners will be announced at the end of the night. £8 Tickets from or 07787 944935. Accompanied under 16s free to many events – check website for details. 20

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Home Library Service

The Royal Voluntary Service delivers books, and befriends and people who can no longer get to the library because of health, mobility or caring responsibilities. They provide a wide variety of books (including large print and audio) free of charge, to people who are unable to access the library whether permanently or temporarily. If you find it difficult to get to your local library they can help. The team of dedicated volunteers can choose and deliver books to your home. With so much choice there is bound to be something to fit your interests. Whether you

are an avid reader or just like to browse the occasional book they can help. As well as fiction titles they can also provide: *Audio books *Large Print *NonFiction *Free requests *Help to download e-books and e-audio books. For more information or to register for the service, please ask at your local library, call RVS on 01209 218179/07714898666 or email or visit

Camelford and District Bowling Club & Lanteglos Bowling Club

Outdoor season runs from April to September when the indoor season takes over. Everyone welcome to join this friendly club. For more information please contact: Neill Wright, Club Secretary 01840 213801 Geoff Risdon, Short Mat Organiser 01840 213243 or check our website Everyone Welcome



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Link Makes Financial Awards

Holy Week and Easter Sunday Services

In 2019, Link made many financial awards to St Kew a range of local good causes: Palm Sunday 9.30am All Age Worship Polzeath Surf Life Saving Club £400.00 Maundy Thursday 7am Service St Minver Silver Band £250.00 Good Friday 10.30am All Age Passion Play Easter Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion Wadebridge Music Festival Piano Hire £250.00 St Peter Emily Borton Sponsored Walk £150.00 Palm Sunday 9.30am Morning Worship Betty Oliver Wool £14.40 Easter Sunday 11am Holy Communion St Breock School Lighting £250.00 St Endellion Polzeath Residents Assn Xmas lights £200.00 Palm Sunday 11am Sung Eucharist St Minver Xmas lights £200.00 4.30pm Easter Festival Evensong W/Bridge Primary - School Production £250.00 Good Friday 12 - 3pm Service of Three Hours Easter Sunday 11am Sung Eucharist St Minver School. Educational magazines St Minver £235.97 Palm Sunday 11am All Age Worship Endelienta New Curtains £500.00 Tuesday 7th April 3pm Messy Church -Perceval St Minver Nostalgia Café Bingo Machine Wednesday, 8th 10am Holy Communion £81.73 Maundy Thursday 11am Bible Study So far this year we have supported 1st Good Friday 12am Reflections at the cross St Minver Scouts with their summer Easter Sunday 11am Holy Communion camp, Camel Estuary Youth Sailing Trust, supported Jess Cooke with fundraising for St Enodoc the London marathon and have pledged Palm Sunday. 3pm Evensong support to St Minver Pre School. Monday 6th 10am Walk of witness to St Michaels If you are a local organisation and would Easter Sunday 8 & 9.15 am Holy Communion like to apply for one of our financial awards, St Michael Palm Sunday 6pm Evensong please go to our website http://www. Tuesday 7th 10am Walk of Witness to St Minver Easter Sunday 8 & 9.15 am Holy Communion

Easter Festival The Easter Festival will start on April 4th with a Come and Sing three Parry anthems. Over the 9 days we will again be able to enjoy the usual rich mix of choral, orchestral and chamber music. Particular features will be James MacMillan conducting his own masterpiece Stabat Mater on Good Friday and Easter Saturday, Adam


April 4th–12th

Hickox conducting Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite, the Endellion String Quartet performing Haydn’s Seven Last Words, and David Watkin conducting Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Beethoven’s 7th Symphony. See further details on: Catherine Sandbrook

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Local Charity Developing Innovative Cornish Product.

Success at last for an engineering design competition held at Plymouth University for an innovative water bottle refill station. MSc Engineering student,

sponsored the competition and is now developing a prototype with Dynamic Edge Innovation, ready for manufacture in Cornwall. Hopefully the first one will be sited in Port Isaac, where David Raynor of St Endellion Parish Council has been working in partnership with the charity, local organisations and Polzeath Marine Conservation Group to reduce single use plastic in Port Isaac. We would like to thank SWMAS, Quinnian Trust, ATI, SeaChangers, Rotary Club of Wadebridge and Neptune Rum for their support in our project. We hope to see Ross Mackley, was awarded these units on as many of the 'Our Only World’s Prize our beautiful beaches as for Sustainable Design' for his possible, to reduce single winning entry. use plastic going into our Polzeath based charity, sea. Anyone interested in this Our Only World (www. project please email us at,

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

Graham Andrews 01208 880816

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1st St Minver Beaver Group Need You! Have you ever felt the warm glow of helping as a volunteer, seeing the joy on a young person’s face when they have achieved something special with friends; were you ever in a club when you were younger and now want to give something back? Well, 1st St Minver Scout Group needs you. We are recruiting and are in need of help to keep the Group going. Scouting in St Minver is thriving and is made up of 3 sections, Beavers (6-8), Cubs (8-10) and Scouts (10-14). We have recently had to close our Beaver section, due to lack of time for our current leader team. Can you help? Do you have prior Scouting experience that you would like to share with us? Would you like a new challenge?

St Kew Academy Praised by Ofsted At an Ofsted inspection at St Kew Academy on 9th January, inspectors recognised the small rural school as one where pupils thrive and where many pupils describe the school as a ‘family.’ Head, Rachel Murray, said: “We are immensely proud of what we have achieved at St Kew with this inspection. It has allowed us to demonstrate the true dedication that staff, parents and governors have to the children’s education, highlighting the good teaching and learning and the support given to each and every pupil educated at St Kew. We were delighted to hear that within the time spent at the school the inspectors could see the ‘transformative effect that you have on your pupils’. For the full Ofsted report and more information,please contact the school secretary, Jaime Pennington, on 01208 841306 or 24

Have you got a few hours free time that you fancy filling with fun and laughter? There is plenty of support from the other Leaders, online and one to one training available to grow your knowledge - so you can experience the same feeling we do when a young person achieves something that they wouldn't normally get to do. If this is something that you would like to have a chat about, or know someone that is up for a challenge, please make contact. 07773213866 The young people of the St Minver Parishes and beyond thank you.

Link Supports Wadebridge Primary

Like most schools, we at Wadebridge Primary Academy put on a year 6 play in the summer term. This gives pupils the chance to express themselves in a variety of ways and is especially important after what can be a demanding year. Previously we have put on productions of Titanic, School of Rock and Lion King which have been warmly received by pupils, parents and grandparents (who deservedly get their own showing). It is always difficult to find props, make up and lights and teachers have to beg, steal and borrow any resources they can get their hands on. This year we have been extremely lucky to have received some funding from the Link magazine to support us in putting on a performance .We are yet to decide on which show as we like the children to choose and we even hand over writing duties to these talented young creatives. Many thanks for the support we have received. Katie Callister Wadebridge Primary Academy

Link Financial Awards Link’s own photographer and committee member Martin Broadfoot was calling the numbers for the first bingo session at St Minver’s Nostalgia Cafe. The Link Committee were delighted to be able to support the cafe by funding the new bingo set The reason for the tam o’shanter? It was on Burns Night! On Thursday December 6th the annual switch on of St Minver Christmas Lights took place. This year it was held in The Fourways Inn, kindly supported by Jamie Mercer. Once again, the Link supported the St Minver Christmas lights with a financial award of £200.

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It’s a Vet’s Life! Dr Nicky Hallows BVMS MRCVS, Clinical Director at Nute Veterinary Surgery in Wadebridge.

A Vet at Christmas

Boxing Day

Andrew kicked the day off with a cat that had We must have been a wicked lot at Nute bladder stones and later needed surgery. He Vets as there wasn’t much rest for us over then had a steady day with a few dogs and Christmas and New Year. We take it in turns to cats who were under the weather with various cover over the festive period and we all do our ailments. The following day we were all back bit. Let me give you an idea of what Christmas at work for a busy day to see everyone that is like for a vet. had been hanging on until we were fully open to be seen. And so onto New Year’s Eve. Christmas Eve Things kicked off with a busy Christmas Eve. New Year’s Eve We planned to finish early that day but the I saw the old year out by bringing a new pair best laid plans! A naughty dog who couldn’t wait until Christmas Day, had decided to open of lambs into the world and nursing a lovely dog through a severe cluster of epileptic fits. his present early-and then proceeded to eat it. The problem being it wasn’t edible, it was a Andrew took over again on New Year’s Day toy and too big to pass through his intestines. and it was time for another caesarean section on a dog. Thankfully he had had nothing to Our vet Harriet had to open him up and fish drink the night before and was tucked up the toy out. Just when she thought she was going to get home to hang up her stocking, a in bed well before midnight! He saw several pregnant Labrador had gone into labour and more dogs and cats through the day and was having difficulties. Harriet had to perform then the next day it was all hands on deck for a busy day back at the coal face! All over the a caesarean section. Surely now she could head home and put some brandy and biscuits holiday period the on-call vets are supported out for Santa and Rudolph but no. The holiday by our dedicated nurses who, like Katie on makers had started to arrive and she had a run Christmas Day, have to leave their children of vomiting dogs and a wobbly dog who had opening presents as they rush to assist the overdone it on the beach. Finally at 9am on duty vet. We simply couldn’t get by without Christmas day she handed over to Joline. them. So, for all the youngsters out there who watch Christmas Day Joline managed to get her Christmas dinner, the TV programmes about vets and want to be one too, my message is, it’s a great job but but in between she had to stitch up a dog it’s a tough job. There will be sleepless nights who had cut himself on the beach and deal with another dog who had eaten mince pies and Christmases when you don’t see much of (raisins/sultanas are poisonous to dogs). She your family. But if you think you can hack that then fell prey herself to a tummy bug that had and you work hard doing your exams, then been going around the practice and held her there’s always something different to see; it never gets boring and who wouldn’t want to breath and hoped the phone wouldn’t ring. spend most of their time with our beloved 4 Thankfully it stayed quiet until Boxing Day when she was able to hand over to Andrew. legged friends! 26

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‘Nicky with Salty the adorable Sproodle pup (springer cross poodle) who came in for his vaccinations and a health check. Puppy cuddling is definitely one of the perks of the job!’

Polzeath Marine Conservation Group Polzeath Marine Conservation Group would like to thank the owners and staff of Polzeath Spar for their generous donation and, thanks to the Co-operative Community Fund, we were also able to make a significant donation to the Port Isaac Water Refill Station. The group can look forward to another year of beach events for locals and visitors. We would like to thank everyone who continues to support us and makes it possible for us to engage with thousands of people every year. Tina Robinson

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Dicksons Home Hardware Receives The John Fewings Award On Saturday November 16th, Dicksons Home Hardware (Wadebridge) were the first retailers to receive The John Fewings Award. John Fewings was involved in Home Hardware for fifty years and Chairman for thirtythree, Home Hardware presented an award in his honour. David Adams ,Chairman of Home Hardware, said, “Dicksons Home Hardware is an exceptional business and the store regularly achieves the highest ranked sales per square foot in our annual Corporate Members Survey. Phil Dickson said, “We are delighted to receive this award, especially in front of so many committed members, making us feel very humbled. Walking up to collect the award with my father was a very proud moment. In the coming weeks the trophy will be on show in a prominent part of the shop for all our loyal customers to see.’

The Dickson Family open the shop in Wadebridge in 1981 In 1980 Joe’s son, Phil joined the business. Unfortunately, in 1981 the shop in Manchester was burned down in riots. The decision was made to relocate to Cornwall, where a suitable store was found in Wadebridge. In the intervening years Phil replaced his Grandad, Charles, in the partnership. In 2012 Joe retired, being replaced by his daughter Pam.The business continues to be run by Phil Dickson, his wife Karen and Phil’s sister Pam.

History Of The Shop The business was founded by Charles Dickson in 1928 as a woodworker’s supply shop, supplying tools, timber, glass and general hardware to its customers in Moss Side, Manchester. His son, Joe, joined the business in 1952. At the time all the buying was done through wholesalers and by Cash and Carry wholesalers in the Manchester area. In 1957 Dicksons joined the newly founded dealer owned wholesalers British Hardware and Tools, located in Bolton. In 1959 Charles and Joe formed a partnership and by 1977 Dicksons was one of the first shops to incorporate the Home Hardware logo in their shop front signage, also taking on Home Hardware uniforms and stationery to further promote the brand. 28

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Wadebridge Tennis Club I’m sure many of you have driven past Wadebridge Tennis Club on Egloshayle Road, Wadebridge. We are very lucky to be located in such picturesque surroundings along with the cricket club and bowling club. A beautiful park and the stunning meandering River Camel are very easy on the eye from the club. Wadebridge Tennis Club is very welcoming, offering tennis for all ages and stages of play. Five floodlit courts allow an all year round programme to take place. James Brobin and Thomas Leach are the head coaches for Just Tennis that deliver the tennis coaching and competitions programme at

Cornwall LTA Chair Sue Eames, Presentation of the Regional Coach of the Year Award to James Brobin

Award Winning Junior Players from 2019 Wadebridge Tennis Club. The coaching offers tennis to both recreational and competitive players with mini tennis (under 10s) and junior tennis (under 18s) the focus age groups for our younger players. The mini and junior academy groups at the club are well respected throughout Cornwall. There is also adult coaching available, irrespective of your level of play. From beginner to advanced there are both group and individual sessions available. A couple of highlights from 2019 saw Wadebridge tennis club increase its membership and increase participation in club sessions and teams. More events took place along with James Brobin receiving the Coach of the Year Award in Cornwall and then gaining the Regional Award for the

South West. Thomas Leach is also an award winning coach having won County Coach of the Year on a number of occasions Wadebridge Tennis Club has also been nominated for Club of the Year in Cornwall and I would not be at all surprised to see a couple more awards arriving in the coming months. In a nut shell, it is a privilege to be part of a club that is both welcoming and developing on and off court. Whatever your age or stage it is never to late to get involved. First group session is free - please feel free to get in contact with Just Tennis head coaches James Brobin and Thomas Leach ( Hope to see you on court in 2020. James Brobin

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SeaGirls WI

A Great Start For A New Group Photographs by Martin Broadfoot

SeaGirls Women’s Institute head into 2020 on the back of an action-packed first four months as St Minver’s recently re-formed WI. Membership is now in excess of 40 and rising, and attracts ladies from Rock, Trebetherick, Polzeath, Chapel Amble and Wadebridge. The first full meeting of the SeaGirls in October was addressed by local resident, relationship counsellor and contributor to Channel 4’s Married at First Sight, Jo Coker. The final two months of 2019 saw a hectic schedule


of Christmas card making in November, followed by a number of crafting workshops, festive wreath making in December, and the reinstated St Minver Christmas Fayre, which showcased an extraordinary number of festive crafts our wonderful ladies created.

fundraising activities. Using our local connections and the interests of members, the SeaGirls have a great programme of monthly meetings ahead. We are aiming to hold a number of additional events to run alongside our programme, which will be published in March. Programme for 2020 We will be working with other The first meeting of 2020 saw community groups to assist in the Hall for Cornwall present a VE day celebration in May, their plans for the reopening of helping with the centenary the theatre later this year, and celebrations of the Rock the tumultuous journey to get Institute in June, along with to this point. We are fortunate volunteering at the WI tent at that the co-Chair of the Board the Royal Cornwall Show. In of Trustees, Chris Pomfret, September we are planning a lives just around the corner in trip to one of our local wineries Trelights! for a tour and tasting and will Members are looking forward be holding a soup and pudding to a calendar of events for the lunch in the Rock Institute in next 12 months encompassing October, finishing off the year’s a varied range of talks and events with our Christmas Fayre practical sessions including in November. fast fashion, gardening, With 2020 being the first full cider tasting, nutrition, and year for the SeaGirls, along

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with all our fundraising, we will be deciding as a group, who to donate funds to. We are fortunate to be able to support local charities, no matter how small, where funding can make a real difference. We look forward to supporting some

worthy causes. As the year gets underway, we are holding our annual meeting in March, and will be rounding off with a fun quiz. If you would like to join our vibrant WI group, please contact: seagirlswi@gmailcom

/07970 674 535. We would be delighted for any new members to join at any time during the year, however, if you are unable to commit to membership, you are welcome to attend as a non member for a £5 charge. Annie Vernon

1st St Minver Brownies Having Fun and Learning Together

‘2020’- it only seems a few years ago the Brownies were celebrating the millennium and here we are 20 years later, still enjoying Guiding and above all having fun and learning together. Towards the end of last year while working on our Penguin challenge badge we took the Brownies and Rainbows to Newquay Zoo. The girls were all so well behaved around the Zoo and all seemed to have great fun. Community Christmas Fayre Prior to Christmas, the new SeaGirls WI decided it was time to bring back some community spirit to our village and organised a wonderful village Christmas Fayre. And what a good job they did, it was an amazing event; lots of locals came to support us and purchase our gifts and homemade bakes. The Brownies had a stall full of bits n bobs that the girls had made. We had a very popular Guess how many sweets in the jar game and Guess the weight of the cake too on our our stall. Even Santa managed to escape from his busy workshop and headed down to the institute to see all the children and find

out what gifts they would like him to deliver. It was a very enjoyable day and we at St Minver Guiding would like to thank all the wonderful ladies involved in organising a truly wonderful community event. We hope we can do it all again later this year. We are now back in full swing following the Christmas break, with Rainbows meeting on aTuesday, Brownies on a Wednesday and Guides on a Thursday. If you have a daughter who would be interested in joining us, do come along to one of meetings. New Guiding Programme This term we are running the new guiding programme, which all the girls seem to be enjoying; it includes items such as: edible architecture, made to measure boats, moving and shaking, along with creating items for Guiding and Scouting annual Art and Craft show which is held in Wadebridge Town Hall. The girls are sewing a flag each from any country, growing plants from seed in a 2 litre bottle and learning some knots and presenting them on a board. We will also be doing the group entry which is ‘Treasure Island’ a junk model ! If you would like to see some of the exhibits, do come into the Town Hall on Saturday March 21st 9am till 12 noon. Of course we will finish the term with our popular egg roll at Brea Hill, a Brownie Tradition that never seems to tire and has been going since I was a brownie at St Minver and that’s a ‘long time ago’ ! Katrina Bacon

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St Minver Community Hub St Minver Community Hub Project Gains Charitable Status

We are really pleased to announce that the Hub (a Community Interest Company) has now became a Registered Charity. In January 2019, the project took a big step forward with the establishment of The St Minver Community Hub Community Interest Company (CIC). Whilst this provided a strong base for the project, it was always known that this should be a stepping stone to gaining charitable status. By September 2019, the framework documents were in place and the process of converting the CIC to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) commenced. The Charity Commission advised that due to heavy demand, the application could take 20 weeks to process. In December, a raft of questions and a request for more data confirmed that the application was being progressed. In mid-January, the Charity Commission advised that the application had been successful and was being passed to Companies House for the conversion of the CIC to a CIO to be formally ratified – typically a 10 day process. However, nothing is that simple, and further clarification of the documentation was required before the conversion was finally confirmed on the 28 January 2018 and the organisation obtained registration as charity number 1187638. Charitable status enhances the credibility of the project, adds weight to applications for grant funding and provides the opportunity to claim Gift Aid on donations. For further information or to join the team please contact: info@stminvercommunityhub.


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Fundraising in Kate Bailey`s memory for the St. Minver Community Hub

My reason for becoming involved is that, three years ago my daughter was killed in a road traffic collision in Trewiston Lane. The person responsible was tried and found guilty of causing her death. He later approached us via Restorative Justice to say how sorry and remorseful he was. We agreed to a meeting as we wanted him to know what his action had taken from us and the community as a whole. At the end of the meeting he said that if there was a charity Kate was supportive of he would like to donate something in her memory. We gave this some thought and as a family decided that a donation to the hub would benefit the community and maybe reduce some of the resentment that was felt towards the person responsible. We are a local and well known family and Kate was a popular and well-loved member of the community, which was shown as over 550 people attended her funeral. Two families’ lives

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St Minver Football Club 2020 have been devastated by Kate`s death- ours and that of the person responsible and none of our lives will ever be the same again. As a family we would like to know that there will be a lasting tribute to her and we ask if you will also donate to this worthy cause. Thank you in anticipation, Frances Kent (Mrs) Kate Bailey`s Mum email: 862704

St Minver Football Club The Football Club continue to go from strength to strength again this season as the 1st team are having another fine season and are currently joint 3rd in the East Cornwall Premier League. It is going to be a busy few months for them as they still have half of their games to be played. The 2nd team have focused on youth development this season under the management of Dan Haynes and are progressing nicely in the Duchy League. Off the field the land behind the top goal is going to be levelled and prepared to allow the pitch to be moved up the field to create more space for the development of the Community Hub. Exciting times on and off the field as the Club goes from strength to strength with a very rosy

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Cornwall’s Overlooked Asset

The hedges provide habitats which may have shrunk elsewhere such as flower meadows. In What are Cornwall’s best assets? Certainly its 1971 nearly two hundred flowering species coastline, beaches, countryside, heritage and were counted in just one mile of an ordinary people. But there is one feature above all that roadside hedge. An estimated ten thousand makes Cornwall’s countryside unique and species of insects can be supported by the that is its estimated 30,000 miles of Cornish floral and habitat diversity in Cornwall’s hedges which provide wildlife habitat, shelter, hedges. This brings mammals, birds and boundaries and history that we largely ignore. reptiles to forage and to hide their homes and The Cornish hedge is unique as a man-made nests in them. wildlife refuge, with everything needed for Cornish hedges are claimed to be amongst the full cycle of life it supports - earth, stone, the oldest human-built structures in the world crevices, damp & dry spaces, shelter, decaying still in use for their original purpose - namely matter and a huge variety of plant life. Add enclosing fields and keeping livestock within the mild, wet Cornish climate and you have them. a perfect ecosystem providing food for small Cornish hedges are stone-faced banks built to insects which in turn create a food source specific designs that vary across the county. for birds and other wildlife. The thick hedge Two rows of stones are placed by hand and provides a corridor for wild animals to move from place to place - much safer than crossing the centre is packed with earth which can be planted with trees or scrub on the top. The open fields. 34

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earliest Cornish hedges enclosed land for cereal crops during the Neolithic Age (6000 4000 years ago). Prehistoric farms were about 5 - 10 hectares, with fields about 0.1 ha for hand cultivation. Many hedges date from the Bronze and Iron Ages, 4000 - 2000 years ago, when Cornwall’s traditional pattern of landscape became widely established. Other hedges were built during Medieval times and others originated in the tin and copper industrial boom of the 18th & 19th centuries when many of the heaths and uplands were re-enclosed.

restored and rebuilt in the local style, they will comprise a Cornwall-wide trail culminating at Colliford Lake on Bodmin Moor in November 2020. This final site will take the form of a classical labyrinth built from traditional Cornish hedging, drawing from the different vernacular styles across the rest of Cornwall. To find out more visit

Building and Maintaining

Building and maintaining a Cornish hedge in a healthy condition is a skilled job. The way ‘Kerdroya: Cornish Hedge individual hedges are built depends on the Community Heritage Project’ local stone and tradition. They should blend To mark their 60th anniversary in 2019 naturally with the landscape. The Guild of Cornwall AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Cornish Hedgers was set up in 2002 to try and Beauty) have partnered with Golden Tree increase the number of hedgers skilled in the Productions to celebrate the Cornish hedge. craft. They run apprenticeship schemes and The ‘Kerdroya: Cornish Hedge Community day courses and can provide contact details Heritage Project’, is working with communities for skilled hedgers in your area. Whether you and partners in the 12 AONB sections across Cornwall. Local master hedgers worked with have a field, a garden or a lane with Cornish community groups and schools between April hedges it is well worth looking after them. A good Cornish hedge will stand for over a and November 2019, passing on knowledge hundred years before it begins to need repair and skills to create a diverse team of ‘Hedge - what other fences can you say that about! If Stewards’. After 11 hedges have been you want a hedge built or repaired or would like to learn to be a hedger contact www. Tel. 01736 788 816 Farmers maintain their Cornish hedges in order to keep livestock where they are meant to be and because they are part of our heritage. They are only allowed to trim hedges between 31st August and 1st March each year to ensure that nesting birds are not disturbed. Hedges that border roads can be trimmed at any time but bird nesting times should be avoided whenever possible. My father used to say that there was no need to visit an art gallery to see art - you only had to look at a well-built Cornish hedge! Visit our website -


Country Diary from Cobb Cottage Written and Illustrated by Joan Cockett For 6 weeks before Christmas, my evenings were enhanced by the appearance of a beautiful peacock butterfly, always round about the same time each evening. He would flutter round the shades of both table lamps, exercising his wings before landing on the rug by the stove. I often looked during the day to see if I could find where his hideaway was, but in the many nooks and crannies of the old cottage, I only ever found him twice, with closed wings, in the fold of a curtain, and below a window ledge.

there he stayed, wings closed. On Christmas Day he was dead, laying on his side – a good death, I hope. I was able to carefully open his wings later that day, and did the painting you see here. I noticed he was slightly ragged round the edges, a sign of old age I suspect. What pleasure he had given; it is easy to see how mystic qualities are attributed to butterflies – who might he have been? A different happening in Trebetherick as Daymer Lane was closed for a week for cable laying. I was hoping to see some of the telegraph poles removed, but no sign yet. Most people locally would agree that the village would look more beautiful without the poles and wires, but this is not always the case.

I put a drip of sugary syrup on the windowsill, from which he appeared to feed, eventually getting him to come to my finger when dipped in the syrup. He followed the same ritual every evening, taking a trip round the room, landing near my chair, where he would spread his wings to the full, in the warmth of the fire. By 9 o’clock he would be gone; I never actually saw him go. As the days approached Christmas, he seemed to get more tired; landing on the tassels of the rug, it would become a problem for him to rise again. By Christmas Eve, I lifted him on to a piece of card, with a drip of blackcurrant juice, and


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In an almost perfect Dorset village some years ago, it was announced that the Electricity Board was intending to remove the poles, and friends of ours living there, and the majority of the village, were overjoyed, but a small protest group was formed that maintained the telegraph poles were part of the history of the village and should be preserved. Were they, perhaps, bird watchers who loved to see migrating and returning birds gathering on the wires? That is the only reason I can think of. The protests were overridden and the village looks even more beautiful. The problem of what we preserve is very much a current one and will always be open to debate. When pylons first appeared,

striding across the landscape, the painters Eric Ravillions and Paul Nash found them inspiring in their landscape paintings, powerful indeed. Today’s windmills evoke the same mixed response, as we are all aware. Last February I was startled by a sudden rush of sound, as I stood looking out of the kitchen window. I stepped outside and saw a flock of finches of some sort on the bare branches, too high up to identify. They chattered non stop for two days, then disappeared. I made this drawing quickly at the time – it was a magnificent moment and I shall await their return this February. So much to see, hear and write about; I have run out of space! There was a beautiful sunrise this morning…………

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20 is plenty down Rock Road!

When I walk to school down Rock Road it is horrible the speed of lorries and cars rushing down. That's why I think 20 is plenty. Children walk down Rock Road every day and there is a high risk of people getting hurt. One slight misstep on the road and you’re down. That's why I think 20 is plenty. There are houses on both sides of the road which means children would be crossing. Some places the pavements are narrow so when a giant vehicle such as a Lorry, tractor, water tank carrier, caravan and boats (I have seen all of them down the road) zooms past it feels very close to you. Most people drive far too fast when actually the speed limit is 30 but I think 20 is plenty! The other thing is, where are you going in such a hurry? Do you need a pasty that quickly! That's why I think 20 is plenty! By Imogen Reader Age 10

Update: Imogen’s words have obviously been listened to as there is now a 20 mph speed restriction by the school!

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Our Featured Artist Nicole Heidaripour by Ann Jones, Art Editor

Growing up in landlocked Staffordshire, Nicole could not have been further away from the sea, but she had always felt drawn to the coast; but it was not until many years later, in a move to North Cornwall, with her husband, that she realised the profound effect the coastal and moorland environment would have on her work. From an early age, all she had ever wanted to do, was to make images. Her father, who was an interpreter from Iran, loved painting in his spare time and she would do

anything to ‘hang out with him’. Painting and drawing became their joint focus; his advice to Nicole was to have a significant impact on her: ‘ Draw what you see, not what you think other people want you to see’. With this mantra resonating, she applied for a degree course in Craft at Brighton University. She quickly realised that this was not a discipline she wanted to pursue and so took a year out and worked for a design company in London before returning to Brighton the following academic year to do

a degree in Illustration and it was here that she learned the importance of becoming a ‘visual problem solver’. From Brighton, she moved back to London, and initially worked for a company doing botanical illustration, before becoming a freelance illustrator. She and her husband were on the point of buying a flat in the capital when they realised they didn’t want (or need) to live in London anymore; most of their work and contact with clients could be done ‘remotely’ via email and

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to be as an artist. It is this idea of seeing something strange or beautiful in the everyday that has encouraged Nicole to observe the world around her very differently. Nicole keeps lots of notebooks in which she writes down small strands of ideas; it could be something from a piece of music she’s heard, a quote from something she’s been reading, or an idea from an object she’s picked up on telephone and so they took when I feel most aware of the the beach. These thumbnails and aide memoirs may evoke the decision to move to the incredible environment I’m an idea for a drawing or a north coast of Cornwall. surrounded by’. series of illustrations. ‘I am Daniel, Nicole’s husband, had Apart from the natural always looking; I take lots very strong family links to environment itself, one of of photographs and make North Cornwall and within a Nicole’s major influences sketches of the things I see – short space of time, they had has been the artist Candy often they get forgotten, but bought a house and had set Jernigan and, in particular, the interesting stuff I keep up a studio in St Mabyn. her book ‘Evidence: The Art seeing again and again and Nicole was immediately of Candy Jernigan’. She is an finally that becomes a piece drawn to the starkness of artist who tries to find beauty of work’. the north coast and moor, and strangeness in the most The materials Nicole uses particularly in winter, and her mundane of things in her to create her extraordinary striking work bears testimony surroundings; Nicole is sure illustrations are, in her words, that, having encountered to the resilience of nature being relentlessly battered by Jernigan’s view of the world, it ‘minimal’. Super fine Rotring changed the way she wanted pens, 6B pencils on draft or the elements and surviving. Of one of her well known collections of illustrations: ‘The Wind Pruned Trees’ she says, ‘I loved creating my wind pruned trees series as they feature throughout the landscape in Cornwall. They create the most beautiful silhouettes and really capture the impact of the relentless weather along this coastline. Winters can be long and dark, but I find that the most inspiring time of the year 40

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watercolour paper are the tools of her trade and the drawings themselves are built up with thousands of dots and fine lines. She likes to keep things simple, but she’s always looking for new techniques. Her young daughter thinks she should add colour to her work and feels neon Sharpies (highlighter pens) would do the trick! As well as her personal art work, Nicole has always had a wide range of commercial clients ranging from the publishers Random House, Penguin and Hachette Livre for whom she illustrates food and nature books and does

book jacket design, to the RHS for whom she has worked for many years creating a variety of editorial botanical illustrations. She has frequently been asked to work on branding projects and one of her ongoing favourites is a series of commissions she is doing for Pipers Farm in Devon, drawing their rare breeds. Nicole has recently been commissioned to create a series of illustrations, together with a bespoke wallpaper design for Fowey Hall; the aim is for this to be printed and installed in the spring.

Later this year, Nicole and her husband Daniel Scott, who is also an artist specialising in sculpture and photography, are planning to move to a larger studio. They will be collaborating on new projects, combining their various disciplines. The best place to look at Nicole’s highly evocative and stunning work is on her website: With thanks to Daniel Scott (www.theheadthetailstudio. com) for the photographs in this article.

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Aren’t we lucky! Local walks

by Morwenna Vernon Wadebridge to St Breock I chose a very short walk in Padstow for the winter edition, but this time I’ve chosen something a bit more strenuous. For this walk, you will either need a good map or the iWalks Cornwall app on your phone as the walk is very poorly signposted! This walk is also not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs and will take about 3 hours to complete. Starting from the Camel Trail head towards Padstow and at about 1.5 miles take the right fork, signposted National

Cycle Network, which crosses over the top of the trail. As we slowly climbed the steep lane up to Tregunna Farm, we were overtaken by a runner, so we

The steep climb up from the Camel Trail


thought we’d better increase our pace a bit! On reaching a driveway to Tregunna Farm, bear left and continue until the path heads right down into a beautiful wooded valley with a stream at the bottom which you have to cross. We did this walk in early January and the floor of the woodland was carpeted with snowdrops. As you walk up and out of the woodland, the path skirts a field on Roskear Farm, with the most wonderful views across the river and beyond to Rough Tor and Brown Willy. Walking always gives you an opportunity to see an area from a completely different aspect and it’s important to

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take the time to have a good look around (and catch your breath!). The path then goes through Perlees Farm and down into another valley, before coming up in Trevanson. Trevanson is such a pretty hamlet, with many old houses and cottages tucked away – the first record of a settlement here is in 1259. As you pass through Trevanson, bear left until you get to the bridge which goes over the Wadebridge By Pass. I’m sure like me, many of you have driven under the bridge but never walked over it! Straight after the bridge, the path climbs up to the right and comes out by the Falcon Inn where it crosses the road and then passes through a couple of fields on Dunveth Farm until you reach a stile

out on to the road. This road leads to St Breock Church which is definitely worth a visit, if only to appreciate the way it is nestled into the hillside. After the church, head down the hill into Polmorla and then bear left towards Wadebridge. If you’ve any energy left,

take a short detour through Coronation Gardens. Although this was a long walk, it was full of interest, variety and surprises so I recommend it to anyone who, like me, thought they knew the area well and then discovered how much they didn’t know!

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Seasonal Fashion Tips from Fusion’s Rhowen Yoki SPRING - SUMMER 2020 January can feel like a horribly gloomy and long month, used for a time of reflection as well as an opportunity to look forward to what is to come. As we day dream about the warmer weather, the excitement of a new summer wardrobe has been keeping the winter blues at bay. The new decade has brought with it a fresh way of thinking about our environment and where our clothing comes from. Sustainability brings with it the idea of timeless pieces that are wearable for 12 months of the year.


While skinny jeans will never actually be out of style, there are a range of fresh, non-skinny silhouettes that continue to rise in popularity. Yep, we’re talking about styles like flared and denim, but also a recent favourite amongst the fashion and celeb world: full-length denim. This cut is in a straight fit, typically comes in a lighter wash, and bunches just slightly on top of the shoes. Sure, this silhouette is a far cry from the cropped skinny and straight jeans that we’ve been wearing over the last few seasons, but this is one denim


style that will give that forward spin to any outfit in the 2020s. We bet the chicest people out there will give these jeans a whirl with pointed ankle boots now or low-heel strappy sandals when the temperatures start to warm up. Boot-cut jeans are back! Thanks to designers such as Celine, Marc Jacobs, and Gucci, the leg-lengthening, flared denim silhouette is set to be huge this year. Opt for a high-waisted pair cinched at the waist with a narrow belt. with a smooth t-shirt bra for extra support or a lacy bralette Bodysuits: for stylish coverage. The bodysuit has increased in popularity since 2016. You can’t They can be dressed up or beat the smooth, chic look of down; a plunging neckline can a bodysuit. The fit is flattering, be super sexy when worn with they are super soft and comfy shorts and heels. Go bohemian as well as being an ideal ‘top’ for with a gauzy flowing skirt, a high waisted bottoms. pastel bodysuit and flower crown. Don’t forget the fringe The versatility of the bodysuit is unbeatable and thanks to the purse and sandals. increase in popularity, you can Co–Ords: discover how to wear a bodysuit If the term ‘co-ords’ isn't in your in form-fitting styles that suit fashion lexicon, insert a new your needs in tons of colours, entry, pronto. Shorthand for a cuts and fabrics. Whether you’re co-ordinated look, a matching busty or flat-chested, bodysuits two-piece could be just the expertly hold everything in touch of understated style your place for a sleek silhouette. Pair summer wardrobe is lacking.

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From printed pyjama pieces to crisp optic white double-denim, skirt suits to matching athleisure staples, take the softly softly approach with a more relaxed take on a power suit. As the street style set attests, looking pulled together in the sunshine really couldn't be easier.

Tiered Dresses:

Molly Goddard might just be the queen of tiered dresses, but it seems a few other brands are giving her a run for her money this season. Valentino, Dior, Christopher Kane and Roksanda all featured tiered dresses of various volumes in their collections, solidifying the trend as one to try this spring. Now, this dress shape isn’t necessarily new since it’s been trickling in and out of the trend cycle for years, but as designers showcased, the chic, multilayered style will hit us hard in an even more noteworthy way come 2020. While many of the updated

takes on the new tiered dress will feature dramatic designs in eclectic hues, there will also be a smattering of highly wearable picks as well to incorporate into your night-out vibe or yes, even your day-to-day. What ever the length, a tiered dress manages to offer volume, high drama and maximum twirl ability. Dress up with a chiffon blouse and court shoe, or down with a bralette and sandals.

Polka Dots:

Classic polka dots never go out of style and there is no sign of this trend slowing down. This is one print, much like check or leopard, that remains a constant in our wardrobes so it never really goes away. However, it can get a little repetitive when it's all black-on-white or white-onblack versions. Which is why the latest take on the pattern is genuinely much more exciting than we've seen in a while. On the runways, there were polka dots in different colours and sizes. Designers also played with putting polka dots on more interesting silhouettes, such as the oversized shoulders. In essence, there was nothing run of the mill about these polka dots—it was go bold or go home. And it wasn't just on dresses but on suits and bags as well, making it feel like a much more exciting prospect to wear the print next season.

hard enough. Form-hugging fits have been on their way out for a while, but 2019 was the year that really finished them off. From baggy denim to Chandler Bingapproved oversized tailoring, loose cuts crept from the fringes of fashion and into mainstream menswear, marking a sartorial shift that looks set to continue long into the next decade. It was a breath of fresh air for our wardrobes, as spray-on leg-wear disappeared almost entirely and replaced instead by straight-leg, relaxed and wide-leg fits – and boxy ’90s-inspired outerwear reigned supreme. A wardrobe must-have for the guys this year is the crisp white tee. These are the building blocks of every great look. Every single one. To put a 2020 twist on the basic, but ever so wearable top, team with another key item for this season – the patterned shirt. Stripes and checks in a variety of colours continue to fill the shop floors and there was a predominance of blue and white striped shirts on the runways of Paris.

For the Guys:

Skinny jeans are so last decade, its all about the easy to wear (all year round) regular and straight fit in 2020. If you're without strong jeans, you're not trying

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Kato Harrison-

Syrup and Salt Foundry Court in Wadebridge is geographically tucked away but is certainly not off the beaten track for the many loyal customers of the businesses in the square. Syrup and Salt is a new, sustainable fashion and homeware business, opened by Kato Harrison. She also sells via her website www. Kato’s trademark ‘lightning bolt’ T shirts and sweatshirts are all created by her, in the shop. Kato’s background is in silversmithing and metalwork, but she now sees the years studying at Camberwell College of Arts as a foundation to develop her artistic skills and her ‘passion for fashion’.


It was the first Christmas Fayre held at The Point which was the catalyst to setting up her own fashion business, as she was surprised and delighted with the response to her individually created sweatshirts and jewellery which sold so well. This success led Kato and a friend, Caroline, to open ‘Tilt’ on Molesworth Street in November 2017. ‘Tilt’ is now closed, but in November 2019, she took the brave step to open a shop on her own. Syrup and Salt is a place where you can buy new adult and children’s clothes, unusual homeware and gifts, but also ‘thrifted’ clothes. The term ‘thrift’, and #thrift on

social media, came from the US where it means second hand, but is increasingly being adopted in the UK, where it’s reinterpreted as reworked or upcycled clothes. ‘Clothes which I give a slightly new, contemporary look so that everything is a one-off piece. I don’t bulk buy anything and I also try and source clothes from local suppliers. I wrap everything in paper, even my mail order goods, which is more expensive but it’s something on which I won’t compromise,’ said Kato. Wadebridge is recognised as a haven for those seeking independent retailers, so Syrup and Salt fits right in and adds to the wide range of opportunities for shoppers in the town.

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CEYS On The Breeze!

Camel Estuary Youth Sailing continues to do what it says on the tin - it teaches kids how to sail on their home waters. Born in 2006 from a recognition that local children weren't getting a look in as holiday sailors wafted in and out each summer, CEYS quickly established itself as a prime means to learn. This is still the case, with the charity recruiting from schools within a 15 miles radius of Rock and aiming to provide professional tuition through Camel Sailing & Powerboat Centre for up to forty children this year. Once taught, CEYS "graduates" can go their own way, race with Rock Sailing Club at a very low locals' rate or sail with Camel Sailing's informal junior weekend sessions at Ferry Point. Sailing apart, it has become evident that the CEYS experience serves to increase child confidence, team-work and water safety awareness, as well as providing the impetus for life as a grown-up in water-sport or marine industries. Tuition is free, which means that CEYS the charity has to find the money to fund it. With costs of ÂŁ300 per child for lessons, we need at least ÂŁ12,000 a year. This we achieved last

year with - amongst other things - the kind help of donations, street collection, a Bridge tournament, a Curry Night, a Fee's Food pop-up feast, and the extraordinary efforts of local sailing legend Trevor Evans who singlehandedly raised several thousand pounds in celebration of his 80th Birthday. This year we aim to do as much, with the addition of a Rock Gardens Open Day in support of CEYS on Fathers' Day, Sunday 21st June. Roger Williams

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St Minver School News This academic year at St Minver we are taking time to look at our curriculum and to consider what content makes for an engaging, thought-provoking and resilience-building topic for all our pupils. We want St Minver pupils to leave our school with a broad portfolio of skills and knowledge and a sense of their place as citizens of Cornwall, Britain and beyond.

Map Reading

As part of Geography work, Year 6 are currently contrasting climate, industries and landscapes in our locality with that of countries within the polar regions as they plot the route of the famous British explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton. Did you know that the Antarctic was once forested? And that later explorers have discovered beautiful fossilized remains of delicate leaves and twigs to prove it! This has inspired Year 6 to create their own ‘fossils’ using plaster of Paris moulds.


Meanwhile in Year 4, the children are exploring whether Rock and Wadebridge have changed over the years – the answer is definitely ‘yes’! Using their map reading skills, they have been interpreting symbols and exploring land use and will ultimately apply these skills to map out their own imaginary settlement. Forget ‘Satnav’, we want to raise children who know how to read an Ordnance Survey map!

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In Key Stage One, our Year 2 artists have been taking inspiration from Paul Klee and his ‘Castle and Sun’ painting, which uses a wealth of different colourful geometric shapes. With a planned use of a range of different media this term, we look forward to seeing how Year 2’s topic culminates when the class visit Restormel Castle and how the children’s observational drawing might have developed as a result of this work.

The Night Sky As for our youngest learners, our Reception Class are learning the many ways in which our universe is “big and beautiful.” Thinking about birds and their beauty, how they balance and glide and how they compare to us and our bodies, what better way to kick off the term than with a visit from the Screech Owl Sanctuary to help them with their topic of ‘The Night Sky.’ Everyone in Classes R and 1 loved meeting the many different types of owls that the Sanctuary brought in for us and learning some amazing facts about these amazing, nocturnal birds of prey.

Link Award Finally, as we immerse ourselves in learning this term, we are especially grateful to Link Magazine for a grant they gifted to us, which has allowed us to subscribe to a number of different children’s magazines and newspapers. We want our readers to be exposed to a wide range of genres and reading materials and this grant has allowed us to ensure that pupils at St Minver School can easily access quality articles and up-todate features of all kinds. Thank you, The Link! Mrs Jo Rodwell Head of School

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So far this term the children have been learning about 'winter'. We did an experiment where we froze some water outside and then hung it up in the sun to see what would happen. The children loved watching it melt and observing the changes and they had great fun catching the drips in buckets! We wrapped up warm and went on a walk to look for signs of winter and there was great excitement when we found a hedgehog home! This led to us talking about the cold weather and how animals survive. The art area has been very busy with some beautiful wintery paintings being created. We have also been learning about Chinese New Year. We looked at a globe to see how far away China was and talked about how countries are very different. We learnt about some of the Chinese traditions. We watched a video of a Chinese Dragon Dance and then made our own dragon masks and performed a dance using different instruments to make music. The children also had a go at writing their names using Chinese symbols! For the next few weeks we will be focusing on literacy in line with National Storytelling 50

week, 1st-8th February. We will be reading lots of stories to the children and they will have a go at re-telling, acting out and sequencing simple stories. We will even be cooking porridge on the fire and huddling round on the log seats in our nature area while listening to the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Reading with children helps build stronger relationships, aids communication skills including speech, listening and attention and helps to further develop their thinking and ideas. Why not take a visit to your local library and find some new stories to cuddle up with. PS... We are holding an Open Day on Saturday 4th April 11am-2pm.... come and see what we offer! Woodwork skills using real tools, free-flow outdoor learning, mud kitchen and cooking on the campfire, baking, sewing, science, painting, role-play, climbing, sensory play, construction, and much, much more!! We have funded places available for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. For any enquiries, please call St Minver Pre-School on tel: 01208 869511 or e-mail

News From St Breock School At St Breock the children are divided into 4 houses: Tin, Slate, Copper and Granite. House Captains in Y6 choose a charity for which their house can organise a charity day. Following an assembly on the Australian fires, Copper made the decision that their charity would be the Australia Koala Foundation. They organised last Friday to be a ‘Pyjama Day’. Staff and children were able to wear their pyjamas and enthusiasm. We had a very busy build in return for a donation. up to Christmas with super Two groups of children have performances from Beacons, attended Sports Hall Athletics Copper raised a staggering £274, which is a record for our FS2, Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4. The competitions in Launceston. charity days so far. term culminated with an The children from Y3/4 and outstanding performance Y5/6 competed in a variety of Preparations for this year’s Wadebridge Music Festival from Y5 and Y6 of our Nine athletic events such as track have begun. Individual Lessons and Carols Service at and field, relays, javelin and poems have been given St Breock Church. The children long jump, vertical jump. out and learnt, choirs are were superb and there were The children were excellent being assembled and public lots of ‘goose bump’ moments. ambassadors for the school speaking speeches ae demonstrating the values Our annual Christmas Shop being written. We are really was open in the penultimate in our Toolkit for Learning, looking forward to sharing Love and Laughter through week of term. The shop their respect, determination, the children’s hard work and was an idea started by the seeing entries from all the courage, inspiration and previous headteacher Mrs other schools. Mrs Sian Hall Gladwell. Children do jobs at excellence. Head of School home and are given money, by their parents to spend in the shop on gifts for their family. The money they spend is given to a chosen charity. This year we raised £401 to go towards Ben Smith’s USA 2020 Challenge for the Youth Sport Trust and Anti-bullying charities. 2020 has started as we mean to go on with much activity Visit our website -


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Gardening Made Easy by Nick Bacon

Vegetables- Back To Basics

There is a decision to be made if you have a rundown vegetable plot. If you are keen on growing vegetables, you will need to put a restoration plan into action. Restoration should begin in late Autumn or early Spring. Before you lift a spade, it may be wise to draw a plan. Buy a good reference book such as The Vegetable and Herb Expert. I know it can be boring but do think about crop rotation when planning. The standard 3-year plan may be a bit too complex for some, but my advice is to follow the simple rule of a patch of root vegetables one year and above ground vegetables on it the next year. Begin by digging in well-rotted manure if your plot is starved, take time and care when making a seed bed and mark out each row with a length of taut string

Three Golden Rules and Routines

Remember the 3 golden rules • Sow not too early • Not too deeply • Not too thickly There are 3 vital routines to prevent your plot developing a run-down look as the season progresses: 1. Hoe regularly to keep down weeds 2. Take action against pests and diseases as soon as they appear 3. Pick or cut vegetables when they are ready whether or not you can use them. Leaving


and mend shanty towns of sheds and peaceful havens away from the noise, worries and trappings of modern times. A world of pipe smoking, double digging, giant veg growing, moonshine brewing. Magic and mystery which was accessible only to the very young as grandchildren for a treat or those approaching the autumn of their years. Learning the basics in vegetable gardening is like learning your times tables at school. Almost all problems can be solved and more often than not satisfaction is guaranteed. At the end of a good day in the veg garden, pause for thought and reflect on the following. A Gardener’s Reflection First look at the weeds: Weed out gossip Weed out laziness, Weed out indifference. Plant out five rows of Peas, Patience, Peace, Promptness, Politeness and Prayers Then plant five rows of Lettuce Let us be faithful Let us be loving Let us be useful Let us be trusting Let us be grateful Then we can return to the Times have changed: A reliable turnips Background Statement Turn up on time Turn up with a smile Until recently growing Turn up with a new idea vegetables was viewed largely Turn up with determination as a preserve for old men and retirees, where the secret lives of Coming in the next issue: gardeners carried on in make do summer bedding unwanted vegetables to go to seed will spoil the look of any vegetable garden. It may be that you want a vegetable plot with an attractive feature rather than a utility one. Consider the potager. Any section of garden containing a geometric pattern of beds divided by permanent paths, beds are often enclosed by dwarf hedging (Victorian style). Potager is the French word for kitchen garden, but in this country, it has a more specialised meaning; it is basically a vegetable plot. Colourful potager vegetables; • Aubergine – Bambino, Black Enorma • Brussels Spout – Rubine • Cabbage – Red Drumhead • Capsicum – Gypsy, Redskin • French Bean – Purple Podded • Leaf Beat – Ruby and Swiss Chard • Lettuce – Lollo Rossa • Runner bean – Hestia, Painted Lady • Tomato – Yellow Perfection A word of warning- a potager can be an outstanding feature, but a mixture of vegetables requires basic attention if it is not to become rundown.

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Try Being More Assertive; it’s Good for You. by Amy Grand BSc. Psych; HPD; DSfH Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist - Bridge Hypnotherapy For some, the thought of being assertive might conjure up images of arguments and confrontation, however assertiveness is primarily about being open and honest thus creating better relationships and a better sense of self. When we express our needs, wants and opinions clearly it helps increase confidence. We all have opinions but sometimes communicating them can feel intimidating. At work, we might feel unable to say no to additional tasks, resulting in stress. With friends, it might be easier to go with the flow rather than saying what we really want. Being assertive is a skill that is not about conflict but about expressing ourselves whilst respecting the beliefs and opinions of others. When we calmly advocate for ourselves, we feel less anxiety because the negative inner voice is not telling us that we should have been more assertive. Furthermore, when we are assertive, we also gain the respect of others because we have delivered our opinion respectfully without being passive or aggressive. Assertiveness is a skill with many benefits to our wellbeing, however it does not come naturally for everyone. Here are some tips on how you can be more assertive every day.

Think about how you currently communicate

this emotion out of your voice and the words you use. It is not helpful for communication to Thinking about your delivery come from the fear centre of and other’s response to you, our brain. If we feel threatened will help you understand your by verbal attacks, this part of current communication style. If the brain will trigger the ‘fight you can get your opinion across or flight’ response and we will and it is well accepted, then you fight back. If we can remain are already being assertive. If in control, it will likely have an this is not you, you may wish to impact on the way that the consider owning your opinions person is talking and they too with ‘I’ statements such as ‘I don’t will calm down. This is assertive, feel that is best’ rather than controlled communication. ‘you’re wrong’.

Practice saying ‘No’

Learn to Compromise

Recognising when it is If you find this difficult, it may appropriate to assert help to start small. Perhaps yourself is also part of good turning down a casual invitation communication. Being able to with statements like ‘maybe compromise is a skill and will another time’ or ‘I don’t have lead to better, more respectful time to do that right now’. Be relationships. Perhaps agreeing direct and clear and don’t feel to disagree, meeting in the the need to explain your refusal middle or even keeping your unless necessary. opinion to yourself occasionally. Actively Listen to Others Weighing up the consequences of being assertive is vital. Patiently listening to other’s ideas before responding will Think about your Nonlead to mutual respect, also Verbal Communication giving you time to properly Non-verbal communication is consider what is being proposed as important as what you say; before answering. This is a much it should match your verbal better way to prepare the other communication. When getting person to hear your opinion, your point across, keep your making them more likely to body language confident; stand accept what you are saying. upright with lots of eye-contact.

Keep Emotions in Check

At times, you may feel your heart racing, face reddening and your palms getting sweaty when hearing other’s opinions. However, it is important to keep

Your tone and the volume of your voice is also important. Speak loudly but don’t shout and ensure that you keep any anger or weakness from your tone.

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Aqua Fitness this form of exercise. 3. It’s a whole body workout Every movement is met with resistance from the water which builds muscle and increases flexibility. The extra pressure from the water makes muscles work harder which increases the heart rate. Although it’s kinder on the joints and you don’t get sweaty, it doesn’t mean you aren’t seriously working those muscles! 4. You feel better mentally I must admit that the only time I participate If you have attended an aqua fitness class in Aqua fitness classes is usually when I’m on you will know it is a great way to have fun. holiday but it’s one of the most popular type Everyone is there to get active. The music of class and I would thoroughly recommend will motivate you and everyone can work at it as a safe and enjoyable fitness workout for their own level. A typical class will involve a everyone. variety of movements and exercises in the Fitness in the water has many benefits, which water to mobilise the joints, raise the heart keeps people coming back every week. rate, work the muscles and improve balance Here are some of the benefits: and co-ordination. The exercises are fun and 1. It’s suitable for everyone guaranteed to make you smile. Whether you exercise every week or are If you are feeling anxious or low, this form of getting active for the first time, all fitness exercise will most certainly boost your mood. levels can take part. You don’t have to be a I find water has a soothing effect which,in swimmer as the sessions are held in shallower turn, creates a relaxing state of mind and water. being in the water, you can focus on your 2. It’s kind on your joints own movements under the water without the Exercising on land can put strain on joints, worry of keeping up with anyone else. The especially the higher impact activities. Over water carries us, gives us a sense of lightness time impact can cause the neck, back and which helps us forget about any extra pounds. legs to tighten and become susceptible to All in all - enough reasons to try it out. injury. Aqua fitness lifts the gravity, forcing Get in the pool and have a go! weight down on the body, and reducing Remember, if you have any health concerns impact on joints by 85%. The water’s pressure always check with your doctor before starting acts as your friend in the pool and helps an exercise programme. circulate the blood in your body more There are Aqua fitness classes at The Point efficiently. Fitness Centre, Hustyns Leisure Centre and at Anyone recovering from injury or who suffers the Leisure Centres in Wadebridge, Bodmin with joint conditions such as arthritis will suit and Camelford. 58

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Spring Restart Faith Toogood Hopefully, by the time that you read this, spring will be in the air, along with the promise of longer days. For me, this is the time to start new health resolutions rather than the traditional January restart. So, if your January resolutions are wavering (or never really got going) then embrace the Spring and try some positive health changes pre-summer. What would you like to work on? • Eating less meat • Eating less sugar • Drinking less alcohol • Losing body fat • Eating more fruit and vegetables • Eating more fibre I tend to spend a lot of time clarifying exactly what someone wants to achieve and suggest that you ask yourself the following questions: What do you want to achieve? Why do you want to work on this? Spend time exploring this, unpicking your reasons. Remember, if you’re making this change for anyone other than yourself, chances are you won’t succeed long term. Do it for you and only you. Now be specific What does success look like? How will you know you have achieved your goals? Consider how you can measure your progress. Will it be

weight? Number of fruit/veg servings? Number of alcoholfree days? And so on. Think about what trips you up and consider your environment: social, emotional and physical and think about how conducive your environment is to achieving your goal. To put this into context, let’s use the example of someone trying to drink less alcohol. Much of the work around health behaviours is about creating new healthy habits and breaking old ones, so look at your pattern of behaviour. When do you drink? When the kids are in bed? After work with colleagues? What triggers you? A stressful day? Needing to numb emotional pain? What makes it easier? Can you leave a bottle of wine half open without drinking it? Will a cold beer in the fridge encourage you? People Consider whether you have people in your life that help or hinder your progress? Do you find it difficult to say ‘no’ to drink when certain people ask? Now what? You’ve answered the tough questions, now it’s time to take responsibility to tackle your environment. The first step is an awareness of needing to make small changes, so working through the

questions above should really help you to understand and unpick your own behaviour. Only once you fully understand your own behaviours, can you start to make positive, powerful changes. Remember that the first time doing something differently will feel alien and incredibly hard; the next time it will be easier. Not only will the new behaviour gradually feel more ‘normal’ but your old (unhelpful) behaviour will begin to feel increasingly alien as you, essentially, begin to rewire your brain. So even if you don’t have any failed resolutions, why not just pick one of the changes listed at the beginning of the article (most of us could do with tackling at least a couple in the list if we’re honest) and spend time unpicking your relationship with this behaviour. After all, our health is one of the greatest gifts we possess and we need to take responsibility for looking after it and focusing on proactive disease prevention and not reactive treatment. There is currently so much illness surrounding us over which we have no control, so in my eyes there is nothing more important than controlling the variables, where we can, and looking after our bodies through movement and eating well.

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A Book Review by John Baxter

Agent Running In The Field by John Le Carré Published by Penguin Viking, Wadebridge Books Hardback £20 (Paperback £8.99 from May 30th.)

This superb book opens in the unlikely setting of the Athleticus Club in Battersea, and the Hon Sec of the Club, Nat, is sitting in an upholstered deck-chair, wearing his badminton kit. He is the reigning Club champion, and has just defeated his latest challenger, the champion of a rival club across the river, in Chelsea. Into the Club strides new member, Ed, who persistently challenges Nat to a match which, slightly surprisingly, Nat accepts. For a large part of the book Ed’s role is a mystery. Such is his anger about Brexit and Trump, ’an unmitigated clusterf*ck’, that one wonders if the author is simply using Ed as a vehicle for his own anger. Le Carré fans will know that simplicity is a distant stranger to his plots: badminton champion, Nat, narrator of the complex story, has, for 25 years been a serving member of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, and is married to Prue, who has, significantly, passed the training course for spouses of ‘spooks’ with flying colours. Nat has been summoned to London, to be declared redundant he suspects, only to be offered the opportunity to re-model,


single-handed, a home-based Russian outstation. Nat is not impressed, but accepts the offer, conditional upon the support of Prue, which is given with warnings. The first project launched at outstation Haven, codenamed ‘Rosebud’, is a plan to break into the £75M Park Lane duplex of a Ukranian oligarch, with pro-Putin links, bug it to the rafters, and make ‘constructive adjustments’ to an internal bank of computers. The failure to secure a green light from Operations Directorate is a significant moment in the direction of the plot. Nat takes on responsibility for Agent ‘Pitchfork’ in Operation ‘Stardust’, and the reader is immediately transfixed by Le Carré’s brilliant meanderings. The sequence leads to the darkest mystery of all, ‘Operation Jericho’, which drives the narrative to an ingenious and unpredictable climax. Ed has now re-appeared, as has Florence, instigator of Operation ‘Rosebud’, and humiliatingly rejected by a Treasury sub-committee, an act which leads to her immediate resignation from the Service. Agent- runner, Nat is a long way from ‘Smiley and the

Circus’. So, too, is Le Carré, 56 years from ‘The Spy who came in from the Cold’, but, at the age of 88, he has lost none of his command of intrigue and momentum. Moscow Centre remains the principal threat and the book concludes with the most audacious covert operation, culminating in an exquisitely crafted ‘exfiltration’. Britain might now have formally abandoned the European Union, but might the ‘sheer bloody lunacy of Brexit’ be lingering so fixedly in Le Carré’s mind that there is another masterpiece to which to look forward?

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Rhodium Plating 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 the Link. In the last edition of Link, I told you something of the process involved when sizing a ring. In this edition, I will tell you of the process involved in Rhodium Plating. All gold jewellery is made using pure gold which is then alloyed with other metals to give it strength and its overall ‘fineness’ or carat. In the UK, our gold jewellery standards are traditionally 9ct, 18ct, 22ct – and now, occasionally 14ct.

gold jewellery are more prone to wear than others of course. Rings, for example, tend to experience more wear and tear than, for example a white gold locket, which is only in contact with the wearer and clothing.

When customers come to us to re-rhodium plate jewellery, often they ask us to ‘double dip’ or ‘extra coat’ items Unfortunately, this is not possible as rhodium is designed to plate to a maximum thickness of 0.5 nanometres and So called ‘White Gold’ is produced will not plate any thicker. as an alloy of gold with other Hopefully, the following stepmetals, particularly those which by-step guide to the process will naturally occur as white, and then enlighten you. In the following, the completed piece is finally we will assume the item to be Rhodium Plated to give it the re-plated is a ring, although final ‘mirror-like’ white look. the process is much the same Rhodium plating is considered in whatever the item of jewellery… the trade as a flash plating, not a hard plating and should always be explained to a customer of any white gold jewellery, that this is a temporary finish designed not to last forever and one which will wear in time and need to be re-plated. Silver, Palladium and Platinum on the other hand, are naturally occurring white metals and are white throughout.

1. On arrival, the condition of the item is inspected carefully. If, for example, claws are worn on a ring, stones are loose, settings are poor or worn, the shank thin etc. then the customer can be guided by the jeweller as to what remedial work should be carried out whilst the item is at the workshop before the re-rhodium plating is carried out. There is little point in re-plating an item which has other issues and if made aware, the customer can then make an informed choice given that added knowledge and professional advice.

When the plating wears, white gold items start to look to the customer as ‘slightly yellow’ – which of course, white gold is. It is no problem though, because a jeweller can re-rhodium plate an item of jewellery and make it 2. Assuming the ring is in good look ‘as new’. Some items of white order, then all nicks, dints and

scrapes are removed. The jeweller will ensure that the shape, edges and taper all appear ‘true’. The ring is polished using a series of grades of files and emery sticks, inside and out, known as ‘trimming up’. 3. All stones are finally checked for security at this stage, and if any of the metal is tarnished or oxidised in any way, an acid bath for up to five minutes will strip them off. 4. Final careful polishing, using an electric polishing machine, with a series of finer mops and a hand held polisher, again with graded mops increasing in fineness is then carried out. 5. The ring is then put into an ultrasonic cleaning bath, moving it by hand through ultrasonic waves. This ensures the ring receives different frequencies of waves and removes all dirt and polishing debris from the previous processes. 6. The ring is then placed into an electro-cleaning bath. This degreases the ring before rhodium plating. In passing an electric current through the item, it also forces any microscopic dirt off the surface. 7. The ring is thoroughly rinsed to remove any trace of the electro-cleaning salts. 8. Following this final vigorous

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behind modern, internet-connected cabinets and their defibs, which actually do everything It’s 1962. ‘Love Me Do’ is in the Hit Parade; the Fred described and more. They are deliberately Beatles are a class act – those four will go far. designed to be operated by anyone. The defib Me? - I’m a fiction writer, free-lancing for the will talk you through the procedure and, via the BBC and I’ve been asked to write a sciencetwo pads which are attached to the patient, will fiction drama. Not my usual scene, but here analyse their condition and decide on the next goes: step. For example, it distinguishes between a I’ve decided to set it in 2020, not that far off, for cardiac arrest and a heart-attack. The internet science-fiction. Fred, the hero, is in Cornwall connection informs Duchy Defibillators the on holiday, sitting on the beach enjoying moment the device is used, even if it is just an ice-cream (hope they still exist in 2020). removed from its weather-proof box and Suddenly there’s a commotion; Fred runs down replaced. to the shore-line - someone has collapsed, Thanks to the massive fund-raising efforts by possibly a heart attack and a bystander is FLEET, defibs are found in every police car in already carrying out CPR. Fred slides a thin Cornwall (as the police are often the first to an piece of glass from his pocket and touches incident) and Duchy Defibillators itself provides it with his forefinger. It’s a sort of telephone and maintains 120 public defibs. FLEET are now and it lights up. He asks for an ambulance. raising money to equip response vehicles with ‘What’s your location?’ Fred hadn’t a clue, he’d Lucas Machines and these actually perform only arrived the previous evening, so touches CPR! They are a bit pricey (£10,000 each) so the glass screen again. Three words appear, don’t expect everybody to get one, but each Air ordinary words but unconnected, which Fred Ambulance has one of these invaluable pieces reads out to the ambulance control. ‘OK mate, of kit, which frees up paramedics to carry out so you’re on Rock beach, on the sand-bar other procedures. near the second red buoy; we’re sending the life-boat and an ambulance. In the meantime, Now, if you would like to know more about get the heart-machine.’ Fred pokes at the glass the world of 2020 (or even 1962) you could do rectangle again; it tells him where the nearest worse than joining St Minver Probus, which machine is. welcomes new members. All you have to do is ring our secretary Roy Birchwood, on 880549, In the car park, Fred finds a weather-proof which you can do from home or from a thin box. He takes out a small oblong machine, glass rectangle, if you have one. the size of a sandwich-box, with a green tab. Running back to the casualty, he switches on Ps - I was right about the Beatles. the machine and it starts talking to him, giving T.Priest precise instructions. Two plastic pads have popped out and the device, via a screen, tells him to place them firmly onto the casualty’s Did you know? bare chest. He does this and is told to press an The Link is produced entirely by illuminated button. With a slight tremor, the man’s heart re-starts and a life is saved … volunteers. Well folks, fast-forward to 2020. You’d better Please feel free to send copy in for believe Fred’s tale, because it’s not far-fetched at all! In fact, our January talk by Alan Odgers, the next issue, deadline is 1st May of Duchy Defibillators, explained the science


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Parliamentary Update from Scott Mann MP Many of you may have read the news stories about little Freddie Jackson, the three-year-old who needed a special bed which will adapt to his needs while he grows. I was really proud to see how the community came together to support the family, particularly the people of Launceston who raised over £4,000. Many of the issues Freddy’s faced with his bed came from the fact that he was born in Derriford, yet his more recent care comes under the Cornwall NHS. The NHS regions do not correspond to constituency boundaries and many of my constituents use hospitals in Devon as they are geographically closer. Moving forward, I believe we must do better to encourage links in an effort to address these issues. I raised the issue of Freddy’s bed with the Secretary of State in Westminster and have a further follow up meeting with the Health Minister coming soon. This situation could be resolved very quickly by the Cornwall health organisations if they would meet the cost of maintenance of the bed; it should be done immediately and without the need to involve ministers. However, after telling the Secretary of State about Freddy’s case he is keen to get involved. I would urge the health organisations in Cornwall to sort this out now so Freddy and his family can have the best bed available to him. I won’t let this issue drop until it is fully resolved.

Bus Services to Bude

In Bude many residents were upset to find out that the 6 & 6A Bude to Exeter bus service is being looked at by the operator. I have been clear that Bude and Stratton are integral parts of North Cornwall and I want local people to be able to access connecting and direct transport services to NHS sites and mainline rail stations. I have already arranged a meeting with Stagecoach and I will be responding formally to the consultancy on behalf of Bude & Stratton. I would also like to encourage readers in the area to respond to the consultation before the 1st of March via the Stagecoach website.

Financial Priorities

The 2020 budget will take place on the 11th of March. I have been asked to feedback my financial priorities for North Cornwall over the next twelve months. The Camelford bypass will be one of the key points for me, as I believe we need this project approved this year. Nigel Blackler and Cornwall Council have done a fantastic job so far and after visiting the public consultation meetings last month, in person, I’m looking for a decision about our proposal soon.

Bodmin 2030

Finally, I was able to brief the Housing and Communities Minister on the Bodmin 2030 programme last week. I showed Robert Jennrick the 2030 document, and told him more about the ambitions which Bodmin has for the next ten years. Bodmin’s vision for a central role in Cornwall’s future is one I share, and I look forward to supporting it during this Parliament. continued from p61 rinse, the ring is immersed in the rhodium solution, which again has an electrical current passed through it. This method is a form of electroplating, as already described as a ‘flash plating’ because it can only plate to relatively small surface depths. 9. The ring is finally rinsed carefully of all rhodium contaminant in an ultrasonic bath then in purified water before being dried and inspected. 10. Hopefully, the customer will be delighted with the ring which will, by now, look brand new! I hope this explanation gives you a little more information of the process involved in rerhodium plating jewellery. We would be very pleased to help and advise you if you have any items you think would benefit from our attention, either from re-rhodium plating, or any other workshop repair.

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Local Church Services for March, April, M March









St Kew

9.30am HC 9.30am AAW 9.30am HC

St Peter

9.30am MW 9.30am HC

9.30am MW 9.30am HC

9.30am HC

9.30am MW 11am H

St Endellion

11am SE

11am SE

11am SE

11am SE

11am SE

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11am S

St Minver

11am HC

11am AAW

11am HC

11am AAW

11am HC

11am AAW

11am H

St Enodoc

3pm E

3pm E

3pm E

3pm HC

3pm E

3pm E

8 & 9.15

St Michael

6pm E

9.15am HC 6pm E

6pm E

6pm E

6pm E

6pm E

8 & 9.15

St Breoke

8.30am HC

8.30am HC


10.30am HC 10.30am WT

10.30am HC 10.30WT

St Conan’s

8.30am HC

Betjeman Centre

10.30 WT

Family Communion


All Age Worship Holy Communion


Memory Friendly


Morning Worship


Sung Eucharist

10.30am US 10am HC


10.30am HC 10.30am MF 10.30am HC


Anglican Weekly Services: Tuesdays Egloshayle Church, 8.30am Morning Prayer St Endellion Church. 8am Holy Communion


CUW Christian unity -Wadebridge Town Hall US

United Service




Covenant Service - Methodist Church




Worship Together


8.30am HC

8.30am H

E Evensong HC

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8.30am HC

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Egloshayle Church,10.30am Holy Communion, St Minver Church, 10am Holy Communion St Michael’s Church, 5.30pm Evening Prayer

Thursdays St Breoke Church, 8.30am Morning Prayer


St Conan’s Church, 6pm Evening Prayer

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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

8.30am 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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Women’s rape/abuse centre Rock Lifeboat Station ------------- 01208 863033 Churches ------------------- 01208 77099/0808 8029999 Rock Sailing & Water Ski Club Catholic (Bodmin & Wadebridge) -----------01208 72833 Water Helpline-------------------- 0800 1691144 (John Wade)---------------------- 01208 862709 (Tintagel)------------------------- 01840 770663 Rock Water Taxi Veterinary and RSPCA Methodist Wadebridge: (G & P J Nute)------- 01208 813258 (Boat -during operating hours)--- 07778 105297 (Rock, Steward Mr F L Cope)------ 01208 863481 Bodmin: (Harleigh Vets)------------01208 76403 (offices)-------------------------- 01208 862815 (Wadebridge)--------------------- 01208 812887 SeaGirls WI (Nici Couch)----------- 07970674535 Bodmin ( Penmellyn)---------------01208 76789 --------------------------- Multi-denominational (Tubestation Polzeath)------------ 01208 869200 RSPCA Animal Centre ------------- 01637 881455 St Minver Brownies St Minver (Warden Mrs Ruth Varcoe)-------------- RSPCA Animal Centre 24 hour----- 0300 1234999 (Kathy Hore)---------------------- 01208 862340 01208 862954 Strandings Hotline----------------0345 201 2626 St Minver Cemetery Committee (Warden Mick Sumra)------------- 01208 862550 General Numbers (Gillian Thompson)--------------- 01726 884024 Wadebridge Parish Administrator----------------- Bridge Club (Robert Mabley)------ 01208 814564 St Minver Cricket Club------------- 07950 862506 British Legion-St Minver St Minver Cubs (Nigel)------------ 01208 815102 (Fred Prior)----------------------- 01208 862543 St Minver Football Club Doctor / Medical Cancer Research Bridge Medical Centre Wadebridge-01208 812342 (Roy Birchwood)------------------ 01208 880459 (Gina Snelling)------------------- 01208 862820 Bodmin Hospital------------------ 01208 251300 St Minver Post Office-------------- 01208 869426 Citizens Advice Bureau Frank About Drugs------------------0800 776600 St Minver Pre-School-------------- 01208 869511 Drinkline-------------------------- 0800 9178282 (Advice Line) ---------------------08444 99 4188 St Minver School------------------ 01208 862496 Port Isaac Surgery----------------- 01208 880222 Cornwall Council------------------- 0300 1234100 St Minver Scouts Rock Surgery---------------------- 01208 862545 CRUSE Bereavement Care (Robert Watson)------------------01637 889 190 Cornwall----------------------------01726 76100 Royal Cornwall Hospital St Minver Senior Circle (Treliske)------------------------ 01872 250000 Animal Welfare & Veterinary (Alec Chambers)------------------ 01208 592956 Wadebridge Health Centre-------- 01208 812222 Laboratory------------------------ 01872 265500 St Minver Short Mat Bowls John Betjeman Centre------------- 01208 812392 (Pat Crank)----------------------- 01208 869120 Libraries North Cornwall Cluster of Churches (Rev’d Dr Cornwall Library Renewals-------- 0845 6076119 Elizabeth Wild)--------------------- 07758407661 St Minver Silver Band (Gary Gauss)---------------------- 01208 814170 All Libraries----------------------- 0300 1234111 Old Cornwall Society Reference Library------------------ 0800 0322345 (Margaret Bartlett) --------------- 01208 816307 Tubestation Polzeath-------------- 01208 869200 Police Padstow Harbour Master---------- 01841 532239 University of Third Age-------(Joan Proctor) 01208 Devon & Cornwall Police (non-urgent)---------101 Parish Council: Highlands Clerk 814416 Crimestoppers-----------------------0800 555111 Amanda Lash-------------------------------------- Wadebridge & District Angling Association (Dave Churcher)------------------ 01208 812748 Emergency / Helplines Wadebridge & District Camera Club Parish Council Lowlands Clerk Age UK---------------------------- 0800 1696565 (Stewart Privett)-----------------01208 869435 (Gillian Thompson)--------------01726 884024 Concern (Wadebridge)------------ 01208 812392 Wadebridge Bowls Club----------07531 175044 Perceval Institute Electricity Wadebridge Choral Society (Maureen Rickard)-------------01208 869426 (Western Power Distribution)------ 08006783105 (Annabelle Woolcott)------------- 01208 815322 EDF Energy -------------------------0800 365000 Polzeath Area Residents Association Wadebridge Sports Centre--------- 01208 814980 (David Short)--------------------- 01208 623526 National Domestic Violence Wadebridge Tennis Club Helpline--------------------------0808 800 5000 Polzeath Marine Conservation Group--------------Howard Gunn--------------------01208 815975 National Gas Emergency Service----0800 111999 07779896650 NHS Direct HelpLine -------------------------- 111 Polzeath Post office---------------- 01208 863430 Wadebridge Male Voice Choir Parentline Plus (24 hour)--------- 0808 8002222 Polzeath Surf Life-Saving Club----- 07971447584 (Mick Stone)---------------------- 01208 812912 Samaritans------------------------ 08457 909090 Rock Institute (Allan Caswell)----- 01208 869420 Wadebridge Post Office ----------- 01208 812813


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 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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DO YOU OWN A HOLIDAY HOME IN NORTH CORNWALL? We are an award winning estate agent offering: Managed Maintenance and Payment Service Winter Checks Available for Insurance Regular Owner Payments Friendly Knowledgeable Staff Regulated by RICS

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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

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Nursery Stores Rock Ltd 01208863328

Nursery Stores Rock Ltd the local grocery store in Rock. There’s an excellent off licence and a great range of groceries supporting many local producers and growers. Seasonal products are sourced throughout the year so come and take a 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 and Finlater’s Pate. A good selection of meats and free-range chickens. Fresh bread, rolls, scones and cakes from Chough Bakery, Vicky’s bread and Blakes bakery. Stocking a range of Froggy’s quiches also treacle, chocolate, lemon and fruit tarts. We also stock Fee's Foods frozen fish pies, lasagne, curries and many more. We are also stocking more vegetarian, vegan and gluten free products. An excellent range of Cornish 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 Farm ciders plus many more. We also have a good selection of Forthglade and Lily’s Kitchen dog food, lots of treats and toys. We have highlighted just a few items from the wide variety of everyday essentials and treats to enjoy in Cornwall or take home. 82

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