The Link Autumn 2022

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Issue 234 Autumn 2022 | All proceeds go to local good causes LOCAL NEWS & INFORMATION Polzeath | Rock | St Minver | Trebetherick | Wadebridge | 01208 WWW.STMINVERLINK.ORG880714 £1.50 Photo: Martin Broadfoot

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2 Issue 234 - Autumn 2022 Editor & Chair Morwenna Vernon 01208 880714 Editorial Barbara Le Main Distribution George Morris 01208 862827 Editorial Nici Couch Photography Martin Broadfoot 01208 863705 Treasurer Jo Broadfoot 01208 863705 Advertising & Editorial Ann Jones 01208 869312 Website Cathy Millar Art Editor Jacqueline Fleming 07970319798 Secretary Nicki Reader Adviser Ann Jeal First published in 1981, St Minver Link is an independent community magazine produced by volunteers with all profits donated to local good causes. We welcome your stories and photographs 4 18 Events in the area St ClubCricketMinver 20 We ThemRememberWill 28 St Minver Silver Band 28 St FootballMinverClub 30 St BrowniesMinver 34 36 St HubCommunityMinver Padstow to Rock Swim 41 ArtistFeatured 44 Cobb Cottage 46 Featured Chef 48 Fashion 53 54 St SchoolBreock Chris FoundationTreglown 56 Gardening 58 A YearBeekeeper’s 61 SpotlightBusiness 63 Book Review 64 69 Wildlife in autumn ConcernWadebridge 70 Scott Mann Printed by St Austell Print Company Ltd. 01726 624900

3 Contribute To book an advertisment visit: or email : or telephone: Ann on 01208 869312. It’s so easy to contribute editorial, book an advertisement or order Link by post Editorial can be sent by email to the editor: interest.andwelcomeaddressorstminverlink.orgmorwenna@byposttothebelow.Wearticlesphotosoflocal To Order Link by Post It’s only £12 per year postage.includingOrder via our website: org/how-to-buywww.stminverlink.or by post Postal address: St Minver Link, Trevigo Farm, St PL27WadebridgeMinver,6RB Submission Schedule Please note that the St Minver Link Committee reserves the right to alter, edit or reject contributions and do not necessarily agree with opinions expressed by contributors. Spring Copy - 1st Feb Publication - 1st March Summer Copy - 1st May Publication - 1st June Autumn Copy - 1st Aug Publication - 1st Sept Winter Copy - 1st Nov Publication - 1st Dec September already? Summer seemed to fly by, but what a scorcher it was! It was great to see people out and about enjoying our beautiful area. Visitor numbers seemed to be more comfortable this year, after the crowds of last summer; I guess the next challenge is how to resolve the issue of staff accommodation for all those keen to live and work in the area for the summer season but who have been unable to find anywhere to stay. In this issue, there is an article about the annual Padstow Rock swim. I have been a steward for the swim for several years and last year decided it was high time I did it. I’m an all year round sea swimmer, so wasn’t too concerned about coping with sea conditions, although I must admit, on the day, it was more challenging than I expected. However, I did it and my wonderful team of supporters met me with a picnic and lots of hugs. I also raised £1200 for Marie Curie and I’m very glad to have done it, but will be back stewarding next year. I would encourage anyone thinking about applying for a place in the 2023 swim, to have a go. It’s an unforgettable experience and raises money for a great cause. This issue of Link also features some old photographs of the St Minver Carnival, which will bring back many memories for readers. Katrina Bacon, who runs the Brownies, suggests we resurrect this wonderful community event and I think it’s certainly the time to do so.

The Aren’t We Lucky articles we used to feature about walks in the area will be started again next year, but in the meantime, I must share with you a lovely walk my husband and I did a few weeks ago. It’s called the Watermill Walk and you can download the directions from the Camelford Town Council website. It’s eight miles long, takes about four hours and starts and finishes in Camelford car park. It skirts the moor so the views are outstanding and also gives the walker the opportunity to visit Advent Church, which is such a beautiful and peaceful place.

We’re delighted to welcome Maggie from White Goose as our new fashion contributor. Fusion have always provided excellent fashion articles in the past but have decided to hand over to another local business. We’d like to thank Rhowen and her team at Fusion for many years’ support. I hope you all enjoy the autumn, it’s my personal favourite season. Wonderful light, generally mild weather and a bit quieter after the busyness of the summer. Morwenna

4 Local Events St. Minver CancerCommitteeLocalResearchUK JUMBLE SALE Saturday 1st October at 2pm Pre-Loved Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Books,Bric-A-Brac And Lots More The Rock Institute, Rock Refreshments available All Welcome St. Minver CancerCommitteeLocalResearchUK CHRISTMASGRANDMARKET Wednesday, 16thNovember Rock Sailing and Water Ski EntranceClub£2to include coffee and mince pie Everyone Welcome St. Minver CancerCommitteeLocalResearchUK DEMONSTRATIONARRANGEMENTFLOWER By Elaine of the Award Winning Florist Bruallen Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club Monday, 21st November at 2pm £8 to include a cream tea Tickets from Committee members and on 01208 862820 Everyone Welcome

November, 7.30pm Science Fiction and Spirituality: Reflections on CS Lewis’ The Space Trilogy with Revd Professor Paul S. Fiddes

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5 Keep Britain Tidy Polzeath& ConservationMarineGroup Beachcare BeachcleanPolzeathdates: Saturday, 17th September Mega beach clean - 3pm Thursday, 20th October 9.30am Friday, 4th November 9.30am meet at Polzeath Marine Centre 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 St. Minver CancerCommitteeLocalResearchUKBridgeEvent September 14th 2022 Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club £48 per table Start: 1.30pm Tea: 3.00pm Raffle and Prize giving at approximately 4.30pm For further information please contact Jane Bendall at Endelienta Events at St Endellion Endelienta Ensemble Residency Thursday 1st September, 3pm St Endellion Garden Concert Thursday 1st September, 3pm St Julitta’s Church, Lanteglos-by-Camelford Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd September, 7.30pm £12 (£20 for 2 concerts, £25 for 3 concerts) | Accompanied under 16s free Author Tours: Clare Chambers on Small Pleasures Thursday 8th September, 7.30pm North Cornwall Book Festival 2022 Thursday 22nd September - Sunday 25th September Inua Ellams & Vanessa Kisuule Friday 23rd September, 7.30pm £10 | Accompanied under 16s free Gwenno Saturday 24th September, 7.30pm £12.50 Harbottle & Jonas Saturday 22nd October, 7pm £12 | Accompanied under 16s free Juan Martin Saturday 12th November, 7.30pm £12 | Accompanied under 16s free Duncan Minshull, Joanna Kavenna and Irenosen Okojie on Where My Feet Fall (£8)

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15Visit our website - Link Raises £1000 for Ukrainian Charities

The Link committee decided it was time to roll our sleeves up and do something to support Ukraine. We all underestimated the level of support we would receive from the Perceval Institute Committee, local businesses and our very generous community and the result was £1,000 raised in two hours! £500 was sent to the UNHCR Ukraine Appeal and £500 was donated to Outreach Paramedics, a charity suggested by Irina, one of our community’s Ukrainian visitors, who helped at the coffee morning. Thanks to everyone who supported the event.


Community Fundraising Manager, Tamsin Chapman-Gunner, said: “We’re only able to provide this service with the support of the public and grant giving organisations, whose donations enable us to continue our work. As a Cornish charity, we rely heavily on people’s generosity. This campaign will help us to grow our services further.”

You can also sign-up by text. Just text GIVER followed by your donation amount to 70580 to give that amount, for example GIVER5 to donate £5. Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message, and you’ll be opting in to hearing more from us. If you would like to donate but don't wish to hear more from us, please text GIVERNOINFO instead.

To Help More People in Cornwall and IOS as Economic Crisis Worsens

Chief Executive, Gill Pipkin, said: “As a charity facing huge demand on our services at present, our resources are extremely stretched. We want to help more people and can only do this with more funds. We are asking our community to support us with whatever can be spared, so that those most in need can get help. Every pound donated allows us to train and support advisers to be there and by giving to us regularly, we can plan and maintain our services more Lasteffectively.”year,

Citizens Advice Cornwall helped more than 9,000 people with almost 40,000 issues, write-off debt worth a total of over £1 million and gain income worth more than £8.1 million.

Citizens Advice Cornwall provides free, independent and confidential advice on a wide range of subjects for everyone in the community, including benefits, debt, housing, relationship issues, employment and redundancy, consumer, legal issues and more.

To find out more about fundraising, please email

Members of the public can help support the charity by making a financial donation - no matter how big or small, or helping with fundraising. £10 could buy a headset for an advisor £25 could pay for an hour’s advice appointment £50 could help fund a one-to-one training session on managing bills £150 could pay for our phone system for a month £600 could pay for a laptop for one of our team £1,000 could pay for our text service for a year £3,000 could pay for full training for a specialist advisor

. and download a sign-up form or via Just Giving at

The charity has launched a Regular Giving Campaign where potential donors can sign up for as little as £1 a month to help expand its work.

16 We welcome your stories and photographs Citizens Advice Cornwall Launches Appeal

Citizens Advice Cornwall is appealing for public support to help more people across the county as demand for its service soars.

It costs Citizens Advice Cornwall around £1.5m to run the service each year, a figure that is set to rise as the need for help increases.

Anyone wishing to support the charity with a regular donation can visit the website at https://

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Luke Osbourne, Jake Keast and Ben Hawken continue to flourish with the bat in the league and Josh Sanders with the ball, amongst others also performing to very high standards as part of two settled sides. We are also delighted to welcome the transfers of Kieran and Jack Gill from Wadebridge, as we continue to develop the youth of the club.

18 We welcome your stories and photographs

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The beer garden is continuing to develop, as the wildflowers are now blossoming with colour as the weather improves and we will be looking to put it to full use.

St Minver Cricket Club is continuing to thrive with both teams sitting top of their respective league tables as the first team continue their push for the division 3 title and the 2nds with the division 5 title. The first team was also fortunate to take part in the Clive Rosevear Cup Final Day which they won. After a hard-fought semi-final win vs St Austell 3rds, they had a comprehensive victory vs Lanhydrock 2nds to claim the trophy.

St Minver CC would like to thank John Drayson along with John and Anne Arscott, in remembrance of Tony Dunkley, for their sponsorship efforts towards the benches. There are still picnic benches available to sponsor, so if that is something

We have also started an eight week Dynamos cricket programme for kids aged 8-11 running until the end of August; we are also aiming to run similar programmes next year for all ages, so if that is something your child is interested in, use the contacts below to get in touch.

The wooden picnic tables also continue to gain sponsorship.

19Visit our website - you would be interested in, please contact the email or telephone number below. The Wild Hop Bar and Café is now open five days a week (Wednesday-Sunday) midday till 10pm run by Ben Guth offering fantastic food options from customisable burgers to a range of a delicious pizzas. at affordable prices and our finest range of Sharps lagers and ciders. Carling has now been changed to Coors, amongst a wide variety of soft drinks also on offer; we welcome everyone to try our exciting new project. Enquiries for food and hire of our clubhouse and grounds can be made at stminvercc@ or 01208 863402. Archie Edwards

20 We welcome your stories and photographs We Will Remember Them BEARNE AVIS CHRISTINE, WADEBRIDGE BURDEN EDNA MAY, WADEBRIDGE CHAMBERS NICOLA, WADEBRIDGE DYKE JOHN WILLIAM, WADEBRIDGE HIGH CHRISTOBEL ELLEN ROSEMARY, WADEBRIDGE HURST DENISE LUCILLE, WADEBRIDGE IRELAND FRANK JOHN, WADEBRIDGE JONES BRIAN, ST MINVER KEANE PATRICIA YVONNE ANN, WADEBRIDGE KING JOHN SIDNEY, WADEBRIDGE LEMARCHAND JOHN THOMAS, POLZEATH LOMAX CAROLE PATRICIA, WADEBRIDGE MCLELLAN IAN ANGUS, ST MINVER MCMAHON MICHAEL, ST MINVER MENEER SUSAN ELIZABETH, WADEBRIDGE MITCHELL DAVID MCCRAE, WADEBRIDGE MOORE BERNARD WILLIAM GEORGE, WADEBRIDGE PINCH GORDON, WADEBRIDGE POLKINGHORNE PAMELA EUNICE, WADEBRIDGE SIMMONDS DOROTHY ANN, WADEBRIDGE SLACK KENNETH GEORGE, WADEBRIDGE SMITH KATHLEEN EVA, ROCK SOWDEN PAMELA JOYCE, WADEBRIDGE STONE ROSALINE MARY, WADEBRIDGE THOULD BRENDA, WADEBRIDGE WEBB DAVID JOHN RUDGE, ROCK WOOD JAMES GEORGE, ST MINVER 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 or Bridget Pullen 01208 88114 Peter or Jacqui Watson 01208 862452 Susan or Graham Andrews 01208 880816 David or Jacky Hall 01208 862710 Julien or Anne Wenger 01208 863569 George Morris 01208 862827 Charges are 45p per mile measured from the drivers’ home and back. Charges exclude bridge toll and hospital parking charges. Camel Estuary Practice Patient Participation Group After the well-received first edition of the PPG (Patient Participation Group) Newsletter the second edition was published in August. It focused on Flu and Covid vaccinations, Use of e-consult, the ‘Hub’ at Rock, and services available at the Surgery. Suggestions of topics for future editions are always welcome and may be addressed to the PPG at the Wadebridge and Camel Estuary Surgery in Brooklyn, Wadebridge, PL27 7BS John Baxter

We are looking for volunteers across Cornwall but ,in particular, in Wadebridge and Padstow to check on our boxes that we have in places like cafes, garden centres and shops, restocking with our pin badges and banking any donations.

If you

Follow us on Facebook @kernowyaff and instagram @kernow_yaff Hope to see you on the day!

The biennial rankings are compiled by 350 panellists who reside not just in the USA but around the world which brings ‘a truly international perspective to the list’ says Golf Digest.

This is the first time that St Enodoc’s Church Course has featured in the influential US golf magazine’s rankings since 2014 – the year it was inaugurated - when it was listed at number 99, signifying a noteworthy rise of 17 places in eight years.

We'll be showcasing the best of hand-dyed, hand-crafted and sustainable yarns, fibres and related products, all in an exciting market-style show with a vibrant festival feel. Come and celebrate your favourite yarn and fibre crafts while supporting small, local producers and artisans.


Delicious refreshments & food will be available from Dank Frank's Food and The Cornish Barista. Tickets can be bought online in advance or on the day - see full details & exhibitors at www.

Thank You Anna Canvin – RSPB Community Fundraiser

Join us at the brand new Kernow Yarn And Fibre Festival (KernowYAFF) on Sunday 18th September 2022 at the Pavilion Centre, Royal Cornwall Showground from 10am to 4pm!

21Visit our website - Could you help the RSPB? Could you help us by looking after one of our charity pin badge boxes? It only takes a couple of hours a month and you would be doing something rewarding for nature.

First Wool and Yarn Festival at Wadebridge Showground

South West St Enodoc Awarded 82nd Position in Golf Digest’s ‘World’s 100 Greatest Courses’ Rankings

Managing the boxes is easy and flexible working around your lifestyle and everything you need will be provided by the Community Fundraiser, who will support you in your volunteering. are please do contact me for further information on

The Church Course, founded in 1890, is generally regarded as one of England’s finest championship links courses. Designed by the legendary James Braid, this ancient course is famous for its characteristic fairway undulations and firm greens.

Courses from twenty five different countries made this year’s rankings with designs from the UK and Ireland, where golf was born, featuring prominently. Scotland leads the way with seventeen followed by thirteen from England including St Enodoc.

Ellie says: “We are so excited about our newest edition to the Life Community Media family! We have been thoroughly welcomed by the key stakeholders across the town, as well as the businesses and residents. We cannot wait for the first edition in September to give the Wadebridge community their very own, useful and positive magazine!”



22 We welcome your stories and photographs Design A Christmas Card Competition 2022 Wadebridge Town Council along with Wadebridge Library are holding a Christmas Card Competition for all budding young artists aged 7 – 11 years for the chance to win: • Family tickets to Wadebridge Town Council Christmas Panto ‘Cinderella’. • Copies of your own cards to send to friends and family. • Your design printed and packs sold locally. To enter 1. Call into Wadebridge Library to pick up a template and sketch your design inside the 2.square.Hand in at Wadebridge Library, Southern Way, PL27 7BX 3. Closing date: Tuesday 11 October Cornwall Home Library Service: We deliver, free of charge, books to people who can no longer get to the library because of health, mobility, or caring responsibilities. Get Online Week 2022: We’re delighted to announce the dates for Get Online Week 2022 are 17 - 23 October 2022. Get Online Week inspires people to do more online and learn new digital skills through Learn My Way: free online courses for you to learn digital skills to stay safe, connected and make the most of the online world. For further information on any of the above please call in or contact: Cornwall-based media company Life Community Media has launched the latest title in its portfolio; Wadebridge Life. This new community magazine, which will run quarterly and be distributed via Royal Mail to residents and businesses in the PL27 6 and PL27 7 postcode areas, will focus on supporting Wadebridge, with the town’s businesses, projects, organisations and people as its Usingfocus.thepower of advertising, written content, social media, client and community engagement, Wadebridge Life aims to champion community and support Wadebridge in achieving its full potential, while working with organisations and local people who are equally as passionate about showcasing the very best of the area. The driving force behind this is director Ellie Mason, who has a wealth of knowledge and experience across the publishing, magazine and marketing industry. She is joined by a small but mighty team of advertising experts, wordsmiths, content creators and designers to produce high quality magazines for Wadebridge, Bodmin, Launceston and Helston.

The first issue of Wadebridge Life will be out from 12th September. Make sure you head over to their Facebook page, Wadebridge Life, and Instagram, wadebridgelifemag for regular content and updates from the local area.

New Magazine for Wadebridge

Requests for children’s clothing (0-12years) continue to be made to the Grace Project via personal messenger on Facebook and Instagram and via email. Volunteers meet on a regular basis to sort the donations of clothing received. These clothes are then stored in boxes and when requests are received the clothing can easily be picked and packaged into large paper bags ready for collection from Egloshayle Church between 10am and 4pm any day of the week. With a huge boost to our funds, thanks to Chris and Bernice, The Grace Project is now able to extend the donations we make to families by purchasing new shoes for children. If requests are received for shoes that cannot be sourced from donations of pre-loved footwear received, new shoes will be purchased.

Helen Eustice

If you, or anyone you know, would benefit from receiving some children’s clothes (0-12years) then please do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks to so many generous donations of good quality children’s clothing, we have plenty to give to those who could use it.

Having launched The Grace Project a year ago volunteers have decided it is an opportune time to put energies in to further promotion of the project and this kicked off with a presence at Wadebridge Carnival where the banner was paraded as part of the procession and over a hundred flyers were handed out to children watching, explaining what the project is and how it can be accessed

Clothing Children Within Our Community

On Thursday 7th July 2022 Chris and Bernice Saitch of Chapel Amble kindly opened their beautiful home and gardens to raise funds for the Grace Project. Members of our local community were able to enjoy an afternoon of sunshine and delicious hospitality while exploring the extensive gardens that had been prepared to the highest of standards-there was not a weed in sight! So very many thanks must go to them both, and their friends who helped with the catering, for raising in excess of £850!!

The Link Committee were delighted that our winners of the Queen and Me competition (Link issue 233, summer 2022) let us know how much they had enjoyed their prizes of afternoon tea for two people at The Old Tea OscarHouse.even sent us a couple of phtotos and we all agreed that it looked delicious!

23Visit our website - The Grace Project

24 We welcome your stories and photographs Royal Cornwall Show 2022 Link photographer, Martin Broadfoot, was out and about at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show and captured these great shots.

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We welcome new players in any section, particularly cornet players. Any player who would like to join us should contact Garry Gauss on 01208 814170, or Peter Allen on 07980 302193. Our normal rehearsal nights are every Tuesday from 7 until 9 pm. Garry Gauss St Minver’s disappointment with our failure to be accepted in a higher league continues. For several years our finishing position in the East Cornwall League has meant we have earned a promotion spot to join the higher St Piran League, but when we apply we have been turned down because our dressing rooms are not big enough. The problem will of course be solved when the new Hub building is ready because we have been promised up to date facilities, but it seems that is not going to happen for a few years yet. In the meantime, the Parish Council recognise our frustrations, and as they may be altering their public toilet arrangements in the pavilion building , they have offered us a chance to use some spare space to extend our present dressing rooms. We are trying to work out how we can pay for the building work required. Back to the actual football. The lads are training hard and the first team open the season with a home match on August 20th. The Link has kindly sponsored our match balls for this season for which we are most grateful. This will enable us to put some extra into our building fund.

Our first ‘first team’ game at home in September is a KO Cup game v Foxhole on 10th September, 2.00pm kick-off. So make a note to come along and support your local club at Trewint Lane; we will entertain with our usual brand of attacking football. Roy Birchwood St Minver Football Club

We commenced our Polzeath summer beach concerts on Tuesday July 5th. This was a few weeks later than we had originally planned because preparations for the Jubilee Proms in the Park joint concert in Wadebridge on June 2nd took up a considerable amount of rehearsal time. Unfortunately, immediately after that first beach concert several key members of the band came down with Covid and we had to cancel the next two Tuesday concerts. We resumed on July 19th and, with luck, will now perform every Tuesday until early September, weather permitting. At the time of writing, we have the following list of planned Tuesdayengagements:6thSeptember – Final 2022 Polzeath beach concert Saturday evening 10th (time TBC) – combined bands Last Night of the Proms concert, Wadebridge Town Hall

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It proved a althoughcommunitywonderfuleventand,wehaven’tthe final total , it raised in the region of £6,000 which is an amazing Manyamount.thanks to anyone who contributed by helping, giving or attending and we hope it is already in your diary for next year. Janet Townsend St Endellion Fete Draws In The Crowds

The annual fete was held in the most glorious weatherno anxiety about the rain or wind this year! Teas and the book stall were stationed in the cool hall , and everything else outside in marquees or gazebos. The fete was very well attended and armfuls of bargains and prizes were carried away by happy people, who were entertained by the St Minver Silver Band. The small children (and their parents) were captivated by the puppet show, shouting out the pantomime responses with great gusto. We had great help from the whole community and owe a big thank you to everyone who aided us in so many different ways - setting up, giving cakes and produce and other items to sell, helping on the day and clearing up afterwards.

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I have been in many of the carnivals, either with the Brownies or with the Guides and for several years I have longed to be able enter the carnival with the Brownies, but unfortunately Rock Carnival is no longer held and entering Wadebridge Carnival has not been However,feasible.this year has been a first for us as we finally managed to get ourselves organised and enter Wadebridge Carnival. Wadebridge Guiding asked

The long, light summer evenings remind me of the perfect summers growing up in Rock and the great memories I have of the annual Rock Carnival. Held every summer, the carnival entries would gather at Pityme before heading down Rock Road to the beach car park where they would turn round; and then head to Trewint Playing field for an evening of games and Theentertainment.carnivalprocession would include Mr Tucker with his horses and carriage carrying the carnival queen and fairy princesses and a couple of majorette groups. I recall St Minver Scouts one year dressed as majorettes in very fetching yellow skirts with white t-shirts. This was loved by the 'locals' but did cause some upset amongst the visiting majorette groups. Alfie Finnemore would be around on his beautiful horse, ‘Topper’, while Margaret Lightfoot, the Wadebridge special constable would help deal with traffic management and crowd control on Rock Road. Mr Strout and Mr Spry were always impeccably dressed in their St John’s uniforms and would be on hand if any first aid was required. St Minver Silver Band turned out in force and filled Rock Road with all their latest melodies. Floats would be entered from St Minver playgroup and the local milkman even decorated his milk float. Walking groups included St Minver Cubs and Scouts, St Minver Guides and I think I recall a walking dragon from the Masters family at Rock Bakery. St Minver Brownies entered the Rock Carnival every year and most years won the best float. Many hours of painting, cutting, sticking and sewing where carried out by Richard and Kathy Hore to make the memorable Brownie float. No doubt if you were a Brownie in the village during the 1980s you will remember being in the carnival and you may even remember what you were dressed as! Take a look at some of the old photos and see if you recognise anyone? Wonderful childhood memories created at a great local annual event which everyone turned out for.

1st St Minver Brownies Hooray It’s Carnival Time

Katrina Bacon Editor: I also have happy memories of Rock Carnival and agree with Katrina that perhaps it’s time to resurrect this community event. Any groups out there willing to take the lead? Contact the Editor if so.

31Visit our website - us to join with them as they were entering the carnival and we decided as a group this would be a perfect opportunity to fulfil my wish to give the girls the opportunity to create some memories and experience being in a carnival. We purchased yellow t-shirts and the girls all ironed their own strips onto their t-shirt. For most of the girls this was the first time they had used an iron and they all did a great job. They then made their own wings out of bubble wrap, wire and elastic. We purchased head boppers and they all had their own black leggings to wear. You have probably guessed, they were all busy bumble bees. What a great evening we had. The rain held off and the girls absolutely loved it. Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could have an annual Rock Carnival again?

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One of the 1st St Minver teams heading off on ‘Kernopoly’

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Each evening on site saw the Scouts enjoying a great range of evening entertainment on a festival style stage. As well as a talent competition and an interactive competition, there were live bands and the evening was often topped off by the incredibly popular County Youth Commissioner who was otherwise known as ‘D.J. UsuallyStan’!on Scout Camp, our Scouts are very much involved with preparing and cooking Kernow 22

Thirty Scouts and their Leaders from 1st St. Minver Scout Group have enjoyed an incredible experience this summer at the Cornwall Scout & Guide Jamboree - ‘KERNOW 22’ - a week crammed with activities for a thousand people on site. Cornwall hosts a large Jamboree every three to four years and welcomes young people from Cornwall and much further afield. As one of the largest Scout Groups on site, we were part of a ‘Subcamp’ where every day saw a theme, including traditional Scouting skills such a campfire building, bivouac building etc… as well as crafts and making items including rope manufacturing. A wonderful day at Gwithian beach saw all taking part in surfing, but perhaps the highlight of the activities was Kernopoly‘Kernopoly’.was a real life, Cornish version of Monopoly, where the entire Group had travel passes for any Cornish train or bus for the day. There were points available for a photograph of the Group to be taken in particular locations all over Cornwall which were then bounced back to the coordinators at the Jamboree site. The more obscure places meant more points! That day, we travelled from Redruth to Penzance, onward to Lands End, to St. Ives, Bodmin, Liskeard, Lostwithiel and Truro via trains and busses finding locations and features whilst collecting photographs and points.

35Visit our website - meals with support from Leaders. At a Jamboree like this, the Scouts are so busy, that our Leader team at 1st St. Minver made the decision beforehand to take on the entire catering role to enable the Scouts to maximise their Jamboree experience. Full cooked breakfasts, packed lunches with a wide choice and a hearty evening meal was prepared and cleared by our Leaders every day. I would once again like to thank St. Minver Link for their generous provision last year of another traditional Patrol Tent which, together with the rest of our equipment, was well used this summer. A piece of equipment like that, if looked after, will give years of useful service and will be used by dozens of Scouts. Thank you!

Stuart Robertson Group Scout Leader, 1st St. Minver Scout Group. Trains were used on Kernopoly- quite a novelty for some of the scouts!

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A great week of fun, laughter, activity and friendship was thoroughly enjoyed by all at KERNOW 22, and we look forward to our ‘Winter Camp’ in October hosted for the County by 1st St. Minver!

And of course to all of you swimmers – thank you, thank you, thank you. The total monies raised to date by the Swim for Marie Curie,is just over £780,000, so we could top the one million mark within the next two years. Let’s make it a million. See you in 2023. ‘

Padstow to Rock Swim Sunday, 26th June 2022

The start of the elite swim

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‘Welcome everyone, both new and returning Swimmers,’ said Peter Tamblin, the Swim Coordinator and Swim Committee Chairman, at the pre swim brief. ‘ The wind was a gusty westerly breeze, with occasional light rain showers, but by the afternoon and start time, there were glimpses of the sun. The river was a little bit of a challenge at the mid point, especially for the Non Elites, but was considered a very doable swim.

All the swimmers made it across, though some needed a little help on the way, and all arrived at Rock with a feeling of great satisfaction and were given a tumultuous welcome by family and friends. At Rock, the swimmers received their iconic swim t-shirt, a Barny’s pasty and water. The atmosphere at Rock was really party like and the sun came out to add warmth to the jubilant proceedings. Once all of the swimmers were safely ashore it was time to present the trophies. This year the Corporate Trophy was between Sharps Brewery and Rock Rail, both companies major sponsors of the Swim, and in the end Rock Rail won the day. The Hawkins Trophy, awarded for exceptional effort from anywhere within the swim spectrum, was awarded to Team Turner. This group of friends have contributed so much to the Swim over the past few years, including the production of swim banners, providing professional class photographic coverage of the swim, to baggage handling and post swim support at Rock. Terry Turner accepted the Trophy on behalf of Dave Seaman, Laurence Mathews, and their collective families.

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I would like to thank the amazing committee and volunteers and, of course our sponsors : Mariners Lettings, Sharps Brewery, Rock Rail, The Harbour Hotel and Barnecutts. Special thanks must go to the RNLI at Rock and the Padstow Harbour Authority, without whose help the swim would not have been possible. Also thanks to Padstow Town Council, Padstow Sailing Club, Rock Sailing Club, Rock Marine Services, Brandon Hire, Jo Downs Glass for making and donating the fabulous Glass Trophies, Wave Hunters Night Ferry, Martin Broadfoot PA Systems, Sea Salt, Tatum Electrics, the Canoe Clubs of Wadebridge and St Austell, Padstow Sea Cadets, In Safe Hands Medical Team, Newquay Water Sports, Sunset Surf and Spar. And if I’ve missed anyone, it was unintentional.

At approximately 17.10, it was the turn of the Non Elites, who had viewed the progress of the Elites, to make their start. Off they went, some 241 of them.



So, at approximately 16.40, some 84 Elite swimmers set off in their red hats, creating quite a white water spectacle as they followed the lead Rib with Life Guards on boards, safety canoes and other safety craft all around them, to guide them across the just under one mile River Camel estuary.

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by Jacqueline Fleming, Art Editor

It was during a house move, while sorting out her art supplies, that Reeve Massey came across a tiny canvas. Slightly later on, when clearing out kitchen drawers and pantry, she found a small bottle of Tabasco Sauce. With her artist’s mind she put the two together and this happy marriage has created a very successful line of miniature paintings of ordinary kitchen condiments and store cupboard staples.

Reeve originally studied textile design at Chelsea College of Art. She took courses in printmaking and knitwear and supplemented her skills with a variety of short courses including upholstery. As a student in London she made ends meet by working in hospitality at a variety of venues including a brewery and a cheesemongers. At one point she helped manage an event which involved one of the establishments of Nathan Outlaw. Relocating to Cornwall to develop her work as an artist followed. Art has always filled Reeve’s spare time. Her current range of miniatures has proven very Shesuccessful.describes how the size of these pieces demystifies the concept of owning an original artwork for a lot of her customers. Equally, they fit perfectly into the required balance of price point for a consumer versus financial return for the artist. She sells through Instagram, has a shop on Etsy and also sells orders directly. Reeve is frequently commissioned – and is happy to take orders - to paint the household staples. She likes the iconic packaging of these brands which so many of us take for granted and often don’t even give a second

Reeve’s soft launch for the ice cream business was in Port Isaac on Life Boat Sunday Personally,2018. I came across her on a hot sultry summer’s day, selling cold drinks and ices at the edge of Port Quin. You may well have come across her during lockdown at Port Quin Shed, a pop-up café located in a tractor storage barn on the land of Scarrabine Farm.

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Some will be more familiar with Reeve as the seller of ice cream from a bright yellow Piaggio Ape, an iconic Italian three wheeled truck. She had been fascinated by these vehicles for years and when she was eventually in the position to make a purchase, found one already converted into an ice cream truck.

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Reeve Massey

42 We welcome your stories and photographs glance to. Frequently the buyer is a woman looking for a gift for a man, with HP Sauce, Branston Pickle, Hellman’s Mayonnaise and Coleman’s Mustard being very popular. (The Link wishes to point out that other condiments and other brands are available!)

Another of Reeve’s artistic pursuits is a range of quirky and amusing cards. If you know her - or have even met her only briefly -this won’t surprise you, she is nothing if not quick witted and Sheentertaining.hasasketchbook full of doodles and vegetable puns just waiting to be worked up into cards. She has her cards

Don’t be confused by the disparity though, she doesn’t disappoint on any front. instagram: @reeves_ice_and_ etsy:art

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printed here in Cornwall, in Truro and, again, they are available from her Etsy shop. She has two small children, lives on a sheep farm and sells ice cream when the sun shines, but manages to paint in chunks of time in between the demands of family, house and home. Whilst the household miniatures are mostly painted in acrylic for ease and timing, Reeve prefers oil painting – for its depth and light reflective qualities, amongst others. Looking to the future, she would love to paint on a larger scale. A giant Aperol, perhaps. And also she is interested in developing her artistic practice towards impressionism, rather than the current photorealism. Between the art and the cards and the café and the ice cream, Reeve has a very busy life packed full of professional commitments and her family.

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I was attempting to tidy a shelf in the kitchen the other day, and came across an old Christmas card, handmade, and laboriously written with an old calligraphic nib. Many of us will remember trying to learn ‘lettering’, using a pen holder and calligraphic nib; these came in a variety of sizes, on a card. Indian ink was the medium, jet black and unforgiving. A few dedicated still pursue this demanding form of writing today; it gave me a memory of my efforts when I was about nine years old. My Sunday School, a chapel at the top of our road, where I went every week, was one of two buildings. The one in front was brick built in the Georgian style; this was the boys’ chapel. Behind was the girls’ chapel, an unremarkable village hall; I liked it and the two very enthusiastic ladies who ran it, one of whom played the wheezy harmonium, with great gusto. One summer’s day we were given the task for the following week, to find a reference in the Bible to a plant or flower, and to bring along the next week, accompanied by the reference. I loved plants, so this was a task I looked forward to. I remembered hearing a reading from Proverbs: Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith So I looked around my father’s garden (his garden you note, not ours!) and asked if I could pick some herbs. He said yes and seemed pleased to point out mint, lavender and chives with their pink flowers, on his rockery. These I picked, savouring the scents, and made a little posy, which I kept fresh with wet cotton wool and silver paper (from a chocolate wrapper) and tied with a royal blue ribbon; I wrote the proverb on a label attached , with my calligraphic pen. However, it was a rather droopy little thing when I arrived on that hot summer’s afternoon, the lettering slightly smudged… The two ladies were very enthusiastic, and asked me to say a few words about it, which I did, very shyly. I got a certificate for it! Pity I didn’t keep it, but I kept my love of plants, herbs in particular. (I’m ashamed to say I don’t remember any of the other girls’ presentations…) When I look around my garden here at Cobb Cottage, as I sit here, I see fennel, yarrow, rosemary, cotton lavender, marjoram and so on. A trip to Bodmin Nursery always includes a look at the herb stand, and probably a purchase. Maybe my love of herbs started with that quotation from Proverbs. The date as I write is 17th July and we have a forecast of excessively high temperatures for the next two days, reaching to 40’ in London. For Cornwall 28’ is forecast. The last time we had any weather of extreme heat was the summer of 1976. I was teaching at the time and we changed hours to 8.15 until 2pm,

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The Trebetherick Residents’ Association annual party, cancelled during the Covid epidemic, is once again being held in a marquee in Undertown Meadow, which is looking wonderful at the moment. The succession of flowers from early spring primroses, star of Bethlehem, narcissi and cowslips, bluebells, through to the height of summer with oxeye daisies, has been the best ever. Now in late summer, scabious form a blue mist above the tall ripe grasses, sharp yellow of lady’s bedstraw and the purple of Knapweed create an atmosphere the impressionist painters would have loved. Let’s hope the sun shines on August 6th, for the residents’ party. One more thing; I was watching Carol Klein on Channel 5 in her Devon garden, wanting to clear an area where potatoes had grown last year. The bed was full of self seeded growth,so she was digging up a good crop of potatoes as she worked. ‘These,’ she said, ‘are known as volunteers!’ I like that- we’ve all known that volunteers have always been a good thing.

45Visit our website - which children and staff found more pleasant. 1976 went on and on, breaking during the school holidays, the last two weeks being cooler, with rain.

Well, I pick up my pen again on the 19th July; Monday was a very hot day here 34’ as we drove to Port Isaac. The highest recorded temperature ever in Cornwall was 36’. Today it is cooler with some light rain, a wonderful relief as the rain falls on dry soil and the smell of petrichor rising from the ground. There is no other smell so welcome. In spite of the dire warnings, most people seemed to be enjoying the heat! Ice cream sales went over the top and Prince Charles and Camilla, visiting Cornwall, were obviously very pleased to be offered Cornish Clotted Cream ice cream.

Jason is delighted that Ellie has been nominated for Young Pub Chef of the Year by the Great British Pub Awards (The Pityme Inn has also been nominated for a Community Hero Award). The final will take place in Oxford in September and Ellie will have to compete

‘We disappear for a few days and just work on recipe development,’ says Ellie, ’ In the current climate it’s important that we offer good value for money without compromising our standards.’

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The Pityme Inn has a reputation for good pub food and this success is in part due to head chef Ellie, who has been there for two and a half years after a period at the St Enodoc Hotel where she completed her level three Theapprenticeship.pubserves approximately one hundred and thirty evening meals daily and anything up to eighty lunches from their restaurant and outside kitchen. There is also an on-site unit with a dedicated chef where all the frozen ready meals are prepared which are sold from the pub’s ‘Village Shop’; they have recently passed the milestone of 10,000 meals being produced. Since lockdown, the pub has continued to deliver Sunday roasts to some of its customers, who found it a lifeline at that time. There is also a Friday evening fish and chips delivery service and a takeaway menu seven nights a Ellieweek.and her boss, Jason, create all the menus for the Pityme and the other three pubs managed by Jason & his husband, Chris: The Lugger Inn at Polruan, The Weavers Inn at Bodmin and The London Inn in Padstow. All these pubs offer core pub classics but with slight variations to reflect the location and guest tastes.

Featured Chef: Ellie from The Pityme Inn

You would think that a young chef would be daunted by the extent of her responsibilities, but Ellie relishes the challenge. ‘I love cooking and I love controlling a kitchen; it’s interesting running a team as everyone has to be managed differently. I got into cooking because my mum is a baker and I’ve always wanted to be a chef. Being a chef suits me as I’m a night owl and don’t mind the long days. My favourite type of cooking is Asian; I love preparing, cooking and eating Asian food and am saving up to visit Singapore again.’

1 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp curry powder 10g fresh coriander 200g tomato 100g tomato puree half tsp black pepper

1 tsp cornflour 200g chickpeas 800ml coconut milk 250ml vegetable stock 600g aubergine

Thumb sized piece of ginger 20g rapeseed oil

Cook off on a low heat

half tsp Turmeric 1 tsp cumin

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Add tomato puree and cook until slightly reduced Add vegetable stock to the mix along with quartered fresh tomatoes, coconot milk, salt and pepper.

Method: Dice aubergine into 2cm cubes, dry roast for 20 minutes Blitz onion, garlic and ginger with the rapeseed oil

In a separate bowl, mix cornflour with water to make a runny paste.

other young pub chefs in a Ready Steady Cook style competition with fifteen minutes to prepare and forty five minutes to cook. The Link will feature news of the competition in the winter issue, but in the meantime, we wish this young local chef the very best of luck – not that she’ll need it!

Aubergine and Coconut Curry

Add your spice mix and cook to release flavours

Ingredients: 40g onion 30g garlic

Below: Ellie has agreed to share with us her recipe for Vegan Aubergine and Coconut Curry which is a pub and ready meal favourite.

1 tsp salt half tsp chilli powder

Remove from heat and add chopped coriander and aubergine

Add cornflour mix to curry sauce and stir until thickened.

Green has been the colour of summer and it moves into the next season. Style it with various tones of the same palette or on its own, worn as a dress, blazer, with a roll neck sweater and so on, you will stand out for all the right Colourreasons.blocking is also a great way to get you noticed. Try your hand at mixing warm shades, like orange and pink or cooler shades like green and blue. Gone is the adage of blue and green should never be seen; they look fabulous together.

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by Maggie Wombwell of White Goose, Wadebridge

A huge hello to the wonderful fashionable ladies of Cornwall and what a summer it’s been. The hottest summer for years and we’ve all revelled in the coolest of linens in the hottest of Andcolours….justlike that autumn is just around the corner. So what can we expect for autumn/winter 22/23?

Colour Fans of fushia will be pleased as it will be seen everywhere, wear it head to toe if you have the courage or just a hint if you’re not so brave.

Kimonos At Whitegoose in Wadebridge we have the most gorgeous winter collection arriving from One Hundred Stars with their fabulous Kimonos, lounge pants, silk scarves, printed aprons which will make gorgeous presents for the coming season. Do come and pay us a visit- we promise you won’t be disappointed.

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Puffer coats are back with a bang with the duvet coat coming into its own. It sounds as if we may be in for a chilly winter so the apres ski look is both practical as well as right on trend.

White Goose are holding a fashion show at Carlyon Bay Golf Club on November 3rd at 7.30pm. Tickets available from White Goose, Wadebridge

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Animal prints are here to stay, whether you like the classic leopard, cheetah or snake print, there are no rules, mix them up, wear it head to toe or just a hint…..have fun.

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Denim Denim is a constant staple in our wardrobes. This season opt for an oversized jacket and jeans. Flares are back as are the baggy jeans look, however you won’t get rid of the ever popular skinny jeans and big comfy sweater look.

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The Bodmin Arts Society firmly believes that art brings people together through a shared curiosity. They have certainly lived up to this principle over the last few years as the Art Society and the children at Wadebridge Primary Academy have been forging ever closer links with each other. Recently, the Art Society HQ in London were concerned that the arts had suffered as a result of the pandemic, so they offered a grant to help their member societies support a local art cause. Bodmin Art Society obtained this grant which they offered to the school to help Wadebridge Primary Academy with their latest exciting project. The importance of the creative subjects has always been highly valued by the school, so when a classroom became free, it was quickly decided to repurpose the space and turn it into an inspiring art studio where the children could have increased freedom to create their work.



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Stepper Point Headland In sunshine we spot it, far out to sea a grey blur, barrelling toward us, wind buffeting our backs. Hoods up, we hike the high cliffs until, with icy fists, rain pummels us, soaks trousered legs, feet squelching in sodden shoes, and it sweeps past, trailing arcs of indigo, scarlet and orange that form, fade and reform, alchemy of sun and rain. We slip and slither down a steep trail that runs like a stream, its stones slick, our trick to stay upright in rugged country. Septuagenarian bones creak and complain as we clamber over sturdy field walls, scramble to the far cliff top, high, and see another racing squall, anticipate its assault, its wonderrainbows bounding in rain stung skies. Liz Pearman This lovely poem was written by Liz Pearman of Doom Bar House after a family walk on a stormy day last October from Trevone to Padstow via the coastal path around Stepper Point. It precisely describes the wide views you get on a winter coastal walk, the inevitable soaking and the mesmerising sight of yet another approaching squall!

Of course, such projects can be difficult to resource, but The Art Society of Bodmin was supportive and offered a grant so that the school could purchase some extra items to complete the project. Mrs Keat, the school’s Art Lead, explained to society member, Richard Brice, who is the committee member responsible for Young Arts, that the school had purchased some screen print frames with the grant which enabled the children to broaden their printmaking experiences. Mr Brice was able to see a range of creative outcomes which the children had produced during their art week and was very impressed by their unique and high-quality creations.

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The school and Arts Society both look forward to developing their creative links further in the future with new projects and plans..

As another academic year ended St. Breock Primary School said good bye to some familiar faces. Val Jenkins served her last lunch at the school after nineteen years. She finally hung up her apron for the very last time and although she will be missed for her endless meals and enthusiasm, the school sends her many thanks and very best wishes for her Otherretirement.familiar faces that said goodbye were the children in Year 6. On Monday 27th June they took part in their last sports day and once again Slate were victorious, winning the shield for most points across KS1 and KS2.

Helen Eustice

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One final dress up day took part just before the school finished for summer with pupils invited by the Slate House Captains to wear summer clothes to school in exchange for donations for Ukraine. In total £200 was raised and this has been given to the Wadebridge Supports Ukrainians charity, helping those within our local community.

Later that week they spent an action packed three day residential in London, which included trips on the London Eye, visits to the Museums and taking in a show.

Having undertaken their ‘transition’ to secondary school, the Year 6 pupils then worked hard to perform a production of Robin Hood during their final days at the school. Many thanks must go to Mrs Hall and Mrs McCutcheon for their time in making this happen.

54 We welcome your stories and photographs The Chris FoundationTreglownFund 10th Anniversary Year-Cornish Awards 2022 Above: The Chris Treglown Foundation Fund Cornish Award Winners 2022 L-R: Ryan Dickson, Katie Heard, Amy Morris, Tom Law Below: Performers and judges at this year’s audition concert. Back row - Maria Jagusz , Maya Cotton, Cordelia Wood, Tom Law , Tilly Jones, Charlie Brocklebank , John Baxter, Gareth Stubberfield, Megan Harris Front row - Chris Hamilton, Ryan Dickson, Katie Heard , Amy Morris ,Cathy Parkin, Chloe Sillifant, Julia Treglown ( missing from picture Isaac Salaman )

The runner up was Tom Law who is 21 and currently studying at The Royal College of Music in London. He is enjoying his course and the Award will help to further his musical Thestudies.accompanist for the concert was the hugely talented Will Sharma. The judging panel this year who are all professionals in the world of music, directing, performance and teaching were: Maria Jagusz, Chris Hamilton, John Baxter and Gareth Stubberfield .

The Classical Award was presented to Amy Morris who is 21 and currently studying at The Royal Conservatoire in Scotland. She is keen to use the Award to help in participating in the Berlin Opera Academy in 2023 where she can gain many skills.

On Friday July 22nd our annual Reach for the Stars audition concert took place. We are delighted to announce the Cornish Award winners for the Chris Treglown Foundation Fund 2022. This year there were two categories - Musical Theatre and Classical .

The compere for the evening was Ryan Full and entertainment during the judging was provided by the Gulls singing group from Port TheIsaac.performances from all of the wonderfully talented thirteen singers were exceptional and the audition concert Reach for the Stars at St Petrocs Church was a huge success. A Thankyou to all who took part and attended.

The Musical Theatre Award was presented to Ryan Dickson who is 19 and from Wadebridge. Ryan has always played many leading roles in local productions and was a huge part of Avalon for many years . He has completed his Performing Arts course at Truro College and is ready to pursue further education in performance further afield.

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The runner up was Katie Heard aged 16 who has recently finished her exams. She is a passionate performer and her ambition is to work in the role of music therapy and use her skills to encourage others.

For me the use of chemicals is a no no. I like to think that nature will take its course, ladybirds, bees, birds and other insects are the gardener’s allies, so I refrain from spraying hazardous chemicals at the first sign of problems to give natural armies a chance to go to work.

My tip: mow beneath trees to shred contaminated fallen leaves, then mulch with compost. Blight Tomatoes and potatoes are affected; symptoms which include brown discolouration of leaves which rot, dark patches on skin as flesh

Greenback Fruit on the stalk end which doesn’t ripen and remains hard and green also results from overheating by direct sunlight. Also, it can be caused by potash deficiency. To remedy, shade and ventilate your greenhouse and feed with a high potash feed e.g. Tomorite.

Symptoms: a brown or black patch on the blossom end of the fruit. I’m afraid this is your fault; you are either watering irregularly or you are not following the instructions carefully when making up your liquid fertiliser feed. All you can do is to remove the rotted fruits and water and feed with more care. My tip is to add some crushed eggshells at planting stage to boost calcium levels.

Mildews Fruits and vegetables affected, a white powdery coating on leaves of fruit and vegetables. To remedy, water and mulch soil frequently to help it maintain moisture. Avoid Nitrogen-rich, fertilisers; grow resistant varieties. Do not grow susceptible varieties where soil is likely to dry out.

My tip for rose mildew- mix 1 tablespoon of baking powder with ¼ pint of milk and add a teaspoon of cooking oil; stir and pour into a hand sprayer liberally coat both sides of leaves of the affected rose. The baking powder and the milk are the effective ingredients and the oil helps the mixture stick to leaves. Please note this is an organic solution. Scab Crab apples and pyracanthas are among affected plants. Scabs on fruits which may crack when scabs merge and become Treatmentcorky.issimple, cut out and burn scabby shoots. Burn diseased leaves.

Tomato Mosaic Resulting in yellow mottled and curled leaves. Leaves sometimes become fern like.

Fruit and Veg Disorders

The most common disorder is blossom-end rot.

How to keep your garden fit and healthy

Gardening Made Easy by Nick Bacon

Disorders of Tomatoes

Brown vertical streaks appear on tomato stems and plants growth is stunted. Remedy; destroy affected plants, roots and all leaves. Brown Rot This disorder affects all tree fruits. The symptoms are the fruit turning brownish white and are often covered with white concentrically ringed fungus spores then wither and shrink. Treatment is to destroy all rotten and withered fruits. Cut out dead wood when pruning. Avoid storing fruit that’s wet, bruised or damaged. Deter birds, wasps and caterpillars that cause wounds to fruits through which fungi may enter.


The following is a guide to the most common fruit and vegetable disorders, including organic and biological remedies where possible.


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My tip: spray sour milk on to emerging leaves before earthing up and repeat with sour milk into the early part of July. Pliny the Elder had a novel way of preventing blight that was to hang dead tomato plants from the branches of an apple tree or burn them beneath it.

There are hundreds of disorders that I could have mentioned; the ones in the article are likely to be prevalent at this time of the year.

Coming in the next issue….Gardening Folk Lore. Church Services Information can be found for both the North Cornwall Cluster and the Wadebridge Parish by checking the relevant websites:


develops-red-brown rot. For initial prevention, earth up well so that infection cannot occur on tubers, destroy diseased tubers , grow resistant varieties e.g. Arran Comet, Avalanche, King Edward, Ulster Chieftain.

The local bus company “Transport for Cornwall” has just developed a bus that runs on parsley, not to be out done British Rail are trying to develop a train that runs on thyme (time).

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Jane Wethered is apiary manager for the Wadebridge Beekeeping Association which is part of Cornwall Beekeepers. The apiary is situated at Ball and provides a training site for beekeepers of any age and experience. If you are interested in finding out more, email

The one thing you will always hear beekeepers talk about is the weather – it’s too cold, too hot, too wet or too drythe typical English summer and so far, this summer has brought us a bit of everything. The Beekeeper is constantly vigilant; during June weekly inspections we are looking for signs of swarming, not only are there any queen cells but has the queen enough room to lay eggs – at the height of summer she will lay up to two thousand eggs per day and a full colony can hold over sixty thousand bees. Why so many and what do they all do? The summer bee is all about forage, as the weather warms and flowers produce both pollen and nectar, worker bees are out collecting to feed the developing bees and to lay down their honey stores. We must remember that bees collect honey not for humans to consume but to feed adult bees and larvae as well as sustain it through the winter months. As flowers bloom in July bees take advantage of this and on a hot day will collect as much as they can. A summer worker bee lives for only forty two days and collects a fraction of a teaspoon of honey over this time. The hive needs a lot of bees to gather in enough

Opposite page: Bees and brood on a frame Left: A super frame full of capped honey Below: Pollen and nectar provide food for the growing bees

59Visit our website - stores for winter food. Beekeepers add additional supers – boxes containing the frames that hold honey stores – to give bees enough room for storage and a strong hive can take five or six super Itboxes.isstill important that bees are inspected regularly during summer, to check the colony is healthy and has enough room to thrive; the stronger the colony, the better their chances of surviving through winter. As we move into late summer nectar flows reduce and bees will guard their honey stores literally with their lives. Wasps and other bees will be on the lookout for a

quick sweet meal. Beekeepers help by making sure the hives are secure, with no holes, and reduce the size of the entrance space making it easier for bees to protect their valuable stores, especially the weaker colonies. A successful summer will yield a crop of beautiful golden honey from a well-protected hive.


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Emma was working as an NHS Health and Wellbeing Practitioner when the pandemic started and she came up with the idea of setting up a business running creative clay workshops from the premises in Wadebridge she has designed and created ‘Thisherself.isthe purest form of creativity,’ said Emma. ’There is no potter’s wheel, just a lump of silky-smooth air-dried clay and a skull-ature on which to form the basic shape.’ In this relaxed and sociable environment, the face is built up around the skull-ature and becomes something individual as the character develops. ‘It’s fascinating the way everyone has the same instructions, but that no two sculptures end up the same,’ said Emma, ‘People are sometimes nervous at the beginning but soon relax as they enjoy the wonderful texture of the clay and the opportunity to do something so creative, yet so therapeutic, for a couple of hours, and then take home their own work of art.’ These workshops are for a broad range of clients of all ages from five and could be for a family group, a hen party, or just a group of friends wanting to relax and do something creative together for a change.

Emma has made her business as sustainable as possible; the skull-atures are made in Bodmin from recycled plastic , the air dried clay can be re-constituted by adding water and she makes all the clay tools herself. She also produces and sells kits so that the sculptures can be made at room for up to twelve people on a course, but Emma also runs art therapy sessions, private workshops and a one hour messy play session a week during term time for toddlers and their carers.

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Emma Austin comes from a long line of sculptors, her dad Richard is a sculptor who has made his career from both public and private commissions, all of which are currently created in his Wadebridge workshop.

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Veteran readers of Link will be familiar with the name, Jonathan Stedall. A distinguished, and hugely admired, documentary filmmaker; his conversation with John Betjeman in Daymer Lane, Trebetherick, will never be forgotten. A cerebral search for truth characterises much of his work, and this was particularly evident in his semi-autobiographical tome, Where on Earth is Heaven? An unexpected different talent emerged in No Shore too Far, a profound and poignant volume of poems, largely focusing on death, grief and Athope.first glance An Enchanted Place could hardly be a greater contrast. The title phrase is taken from Winnie the Pooh, and the action takes place ON the Ashdown Forest, A.A Milne’s backyard, and the site of a proposed road in this story. Residents of the village of Hartfield, birthplace of Winnie the Pooh, form an Action Group under the stewardship of Bunny to oppose the plan. It soon becomes clear that each member of the group bears close similarities to Milne’s original creations. Readers will enjoy making their own links, but to set the scene, recently arrived Sheila must be ‘Kanga’, and her five year old son ‘Roo’. The plot is relatively simple. The search for a colony of rare snails called whorls, the presence of which having fortified the protest about the Newbury bypass, became the principal aim of the deeply concerned community. It is not until much later in the story that the author provides the full name. ‘Desmoulins whorl snail’, listed now as endangered.Thefateofthe road is incidental, (ultimately confirmed in a postscript). The structure of the book closely follows Winnie the Pooh, with twenty short episodic chapters, each prefaced with a Milne-like one-sentence summary. The story might conclude with the shelving of the planned bypass, and the threat of a Disney takeover of Ashdown Forest, but it is the thoughts and conversations of the principal characters that provide some profound images and questions. Most, but not all, of these emanate from the heart and soul of Bertie, an aspiring poet, a keeper of bees, and an avid reader of books ‘in search of the bigger picture’. Friends of the author will recognise Jonathan Stedall in Bertie for much of the latter’s philosophical musings are so evident in the former’s work: the education of children, loneliness, anxiety, lack of confidence, and even more reflectively, dying, death, reincarnation, spiritual life, eternity, and the existence of a delightful book. Familiarity with Winnie the Pooh is not essential but will be helpful in identifying Milne’s characters and the situations in which they find themselves. A deeply thoughtful approach is characteristic of all Jonathan Stedall’s work, and this enchanting tale concludes with a Bertie poem in which the theme of ecology is tantalisingly raised.

An Enchanted Place by Jonathan Stedall

Book Review by John Baxter


Published by Hawthorn Press Hardback £14.99 available from Wadebridge Bookshop

Wildlife in Autumn

Local wildlife photographer Adrian Langdon is one of our regular contributors. Anyone who is unfamiliar with Adrian’s work can take a look at his, follow him on Facebook or visit his blog:

As summer blends into autumn there are always reminders of this seasonal change if we look around us, familiar things, often in the house or the garden. For instance, wasps getting a bit drowsy and getting in through open windows and then causing fear amongst some of us that they may get stung, whereas all they really want is to feed and get out. Fallen apples in orchards and even in our fruit bowls start to turn past their best and wasps love nothing more than to feast on this sweet fruit. In an orchard it’s a bonanza feeding event for Manywasps.people stop feeding the birds during the summer months when there is usually ample wild food in the hedgerows and also in order that the young nestlings get fed on a rich diet of insects and after fledging learn to forage for food themselves instead of being fed by us. When we do start to feed in our gardens one of my favourite birds to come to my feeders full of sunflower hearts is the bullfinch. Actually it should be bullfinches plural, as they are rarely seen without being in a pair . The male sports a stunning pink/red breast and a pitch black head, whilst the female has some more subtle colouring with greys and buff being the main colours, most useful when trying to camouflage itself when sat on a nest in a hedge. Late September is a traditional time to hear the vocal interaction of tawny owls as the adults try to encourage this year’s young to leave the nest territory and move out into the big wide world. Apart from the well-known ‘to-whit-to-woo’ calls they also make a loud ‘kewick’ call that can take us

by Adrian Langdon

Adrian has always lived in Wadebridge; there’s not much he doesn’t know about local wildlife.

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Adrian Langdon

Pincushion is a very colourful red hairy growth usually found growing on dog or field roses in our hedgerows. Its correct name is the Bedeguar Gall, it is a gall caused by the larvae of a tiny gall wasp, Dipoloepis Rosae. The gall turns redder as autumn progresses from summer. Each gall holding many grubs, which feed on the gall tissues throughout the winter and then emerge in the spring as adults. Look out for it in almost any of our hedgerows that have wild ‘Chestnutsroses.

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roasting on an open fire’ is such a wellknown song associated with Christmas that we forget that the chestnuts mature and fall from the Sweet Chestnut trees in the autumn. Not a common Cornish tree, the sweet chestnut was always thought of as a tree from warmer climes, Southern Europe, North Africa and Asia and yet the roasting of the fruit at Christmas is often thought of as a very British tradition. I love finding the green spikey cases that house the shiny brown chestnuts more than I do eating them. Also I find them rather photogenic!

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Two more of Phil Blake’s estuary photos. The top one was taken in May 2022 and the bottom one was July 2022. Both were taken in the early We’remorning.always delighted to receive photographs, so please feel free to send them in. They must be high resolution in order to look as good as possible in print. The deadline for the winter issue is 1st November.


One of the attendees Sue Moore said: “I only lost my husband recently and this has been really good therapy. I have a wonderful family and support but it has been great to come out with my friends and we have had a great time – we can’t wait until the next Theone!”sessions include an hour of singing, followed by a cuppa and chat. Entry is by Thedonation.nextsessions are open to everyone and are at 2pm on Thursdays: 1st September, 15th September, 6th October, 3rd November, 17th November, 1st December and 15th December.

Wadebridge manager Emma Burt said: “What a wonderful atmosphere –even I couldn’t help but join in! There was clapping and dancing and lots and lots of laughter. It’s been a tough few years and this was truly Emmadelightful.”Peck from Goldies UK added: “It is fantastic to be back - singing is so good for you. Sometimes people come in looking a bit pale and by the end they are full of colour and feeling so much better.”


The John Betjeman Centre in Wadebridge was bursting with song and laughter with the return of the Goldies UK GenerouslySessions. supported by The Link, local charity Concern Wadebridge is hosting eight Goldies Sessions over the rest of the year. The first was on 4th August and was attend by over a dozen singers belting out tunes from the 50s onwards and some even got up and danced by the Concernend!



Above: Goldies1: Emma Peck leading the singing at The John Betjeman Centre Goldies2: Hazel, Sue and Sandie clapping along to the tunes Goldies 3: Wendy having a fantastic time at the first session funded by The Link of the

For more information call The John Betjeman Centre on 01208 812392.

I’m pleased to let you know that households across North Cornwall will receive non-repayable discounts on their energy bills this winter, as the government sets out details of the Energy Bills Support Scheme. The £400 discount, administered by energy suppliers, will be paid to consumers over six months with payments starting from October 2022, to ensure households receive financial support throughout the winter months. Those with a domestic electricity meter point paying for their energy via standard credit, payment card and direct debit will receive an automatic deduction to their bills over the six month period – totalling £400. Traditional prepayment meter customers will be provided with Energy Bill discount vouchers in the first week of each month, issued via SMS text, email or post, using the customer’s registered contact details. These customers will need to take action to redeem these at their usual top-up point, such as their nearest local PayPoint or Post Office branch. In all cases, no household should be asked for bank details at any point. Ministers are urging consumers to stay alert to potential scams and report these to the relevant authorities where they are suspected. A large part of my constituency casework this summer has been about passports and intervening when there have been delays. My team has been working hard to ensure that people in North Cornwall get their passports back in time for holidays that they’ve booked in advance. If you are having problems with this or any other issue then please do contact me via

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It is great to be back out and about in North Cornwall without Covid regulations this summer. Many of the events which we took for granted prior to the pandemic are back for the first time in their proper, unrestricted form.

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I spent the day at the Launceston Agricultural show and really enjoyed meeting people, some old faces and many new ones. I held an open question and answer session with National Farmers Union members, and I have several action points which I will be taking back to Westminster with me when Parliament is sitting again. Agriculture is a very important part of North Cornwall’s economy and plays an extremely important role in our culture and landscape. Protecting our key agricultural businesses from harmful regulations and overbearing red tape is something which I hope the next Prime Minister will continue to do. Now that we are outside of the European Union, we can shape our agricultural sector in a way that benefits the UK’s regions and our farmers, rather than the previous ‘one size fits all’ approach imposed on us by the EU TheCommission.costofliving remains a top priority for me.

Scott Mann MP

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