St Minver Link, Issue 219. April 2019

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Independent Family Funeral Directors

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Luke & Dingle Ltd Builders, Contractors & Decorators

Established 1974

New Builds - Alterations - Extensions - We do it all Contact us for a free no obligation estimate

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Your traditional butcher supplying local quality meat

5 Dunveth Business Park, Wadebridge, PL27 7FE (by Tesco) Tel: (01208) 813760

Try our homemade sausages (including gluten free), burgers and hogs pudding. Also eggs, cooked meats, ice cream and smoked ďŹ sh.

ROCK ROAD TEL: 01208 862239

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Call 01840 211089 or email


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Help Right Now Supporting small and medium sized businesses and private individuals since 1968 Local Chartered Accountants expert in: Making Tax Digital Tax Planning and Compliance Business Support including VAT and Payroll Accounts and Auditing Licensed Trade and Letting Taxation Estates, Trusts and Capital Taxes

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Contact us for a free quotation

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

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Consultation by Appointment Weekdays 9 am - 6 pm Saturdays 9 am - 12 noon

Our team provides 24 hour emergency cover.

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Issue 220 - Spring 2019

St Minver

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



Around and about

Defibrilliators in our area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

24 Memory Cafe at the Perceval Institute . . . 16 It’s a Vet’s Life Fisherman’s Friends Film Released . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Did You Sleep Well Last night? . . . . . . . . . . 25 Holy week Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Valuation of Jewellery & Watches . . . . . . . 26 Local Author Publishes Debut Novel . . . . 19 St Breock School Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 DiscoverYour Family History . . . . . . . . . .

19 Wadebridge Primary Academy . . . . . . . . . 34

Update from St Minver CRUK . . . . . . . . . . . 20 News from St Minver School . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 NSPCC Needs Volunteers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Featured Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Amberjack Caught Off Polzeath . . . . . . . . . 27 Aren’t We Lucky! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Happy Birthday Jane Meneer . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Business Spotlight - Kits On Coaching . . . . 42 Co-op supports Perceval Institute . . . . . . . 28 Country Diary from Cobb Cottage . . . . . . 44 St Minver School Remembers . . . . . . . . . . 28 Seasonal Fashion Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Community Hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Our Farms, Your Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Link Supports Christmas Lights . . . . . . . . . 30 The Importance of Fibre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Save Our World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Gardening made easy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 News from St Minver Brownies . . . . . . . . . 32 Hospital Transport Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 St Minver Silver Band News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Fitness with Julia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Fashion Show for St Tudy Playing Fields . . . . . . . 51 Quiz Quest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Local Telephone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Regular Items

Book Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

We Will Remember Them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Report from Carol Mould . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Events at St Endellion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Quiz Quest- answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 St Minver Probus Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Church Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Visit our website - Link 220.indd 15

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Keep Britain Tidy

Fisherman’s Friends Film Released

Beachcare Polzeath Beach Clean

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

Thursday, April 11th Wednesday, May 8th Saturday, June 8th 9.30 at the car park Polzeath Marine Conservation Group

Rock Pool Rambles

Join marine experts and PMCG volunteers on one of our expeditions down to the rockpools. Free for PMCG members or £2 per person. Wear suitable clothing and footwear that can get wet (but not crocs or flip-flops).

Thursday, April 18th 10.30 - 12.30 Friday, May 31st 9.30 - 11.30 Meet at Polzeath Marine Centre Booking essential on 07779 896650 or email

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The fame of Port Isaac’s sea shanty group, The Fisherman’s Friends, has spread so widely that a feature film has been made of the story of their ‘discovery’ by a music producer which led them to international acclaim. The film is due to be released on March 15th and is tipped to be a huge success, so I spent some time with Jon Cleave of the Fisherman’s Friends to ask about the film. Q: So Jon, the all important question. Are the group pleased with the film? Jon: We are thrilled with it. We were invited to a private preview in Soho and I can honestly say that we all laughed out loud in some parts and were deeply moved by others. It successfully captures the spirit of the Fisherman’s Friends and that of Cornwall itself. That sense of separateness and self-deprecating humour. Q: Did you have any input into the film? Jon: Yes, insofar as I advised them on dialect words, speech patterns, whilst at the same time making it understandable for an audience! Q: How true to life is the story? Jon: It is based on the true story but obviously artistic licence has been used. It’s not too far removed from the truth. They decided not to portray any of us individually, so the characters are composites of us all, but as a collective, it is a very accurate portrayal. Strangely enough, it’s some of the more extreme comedic plotlines in the film that are true. For example, the scene in the pub when our manager tells us he thinks we could get a record deal and we just laugh at the ridiculousness of the suggestion, is completely true. Q: Is it you singing in the film? Jon: The actors start singing the tunes, but then we are faded in so most of the singing is the original and genuine Fisherman’s Friends. We have a CD of the soundtrack coming out to coincide with the release of the film. Q: Do any of you make a cameo appearance in the film and was it all filmed in Port Isaac? Jon: Yes, we all make a brief appearance. Apart from the scenes in the recording studio, I believe it was all fimed in the village. There were also lots of local people who were extras, so keep your eyes open, you don’t know who you might recognise! Morwenna Vernon

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Memory Cafe at the Perceval Institute The Management Committee for the Perceval Institute have been delighted with the support and interest they have received following their initiative to create the new cafe. Meetings take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 2pm - 4pm and started on 20th October. Further meetings took place on 17th November, 15th December and 19th January 2019. We are much indebted to the helpers from the Wadebridge Memory Cafe, which takes place on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month and the many helpers who have joined from our own community. Our October meeting was led by Tim Jones from Wadebridge and the November meeting led by our own Martin Broadfoot. December and January it was Andrew Millington’s turn. We welcome new members to join us for our sessions which are mostly about meeting and supporting our community. We do this with older photo views from the community or a familiar scene on our large screen with a short table discussion designed to make us all think and share our thoughts. In November we spent much time learning lots from an old photo of Port Isaac seen from the sea. Our December session highlighted carol singing and a visit photographically to Lanhydrock with Rock and Polzeath photos from the early 1900s. A nice easy quiz to complete the afternoon, all with a song that is relative to the scene and of course tea and cakes/biscuits are a vital part of the afternoon. There is no charge for admission but we do encourage you to join us in the raffle with just one ticket to help defray costs. Please bring items for the raffle it you wish. Our meetings during 2019 are on 16th February, 16th March,20th April ,18th May, 15th June and then every third Saturday each month. We look forward to seeing you if you have an interest or would just like to join us for an enjoyable and relaxed afternoon.

FRESH FROM THE SEA Fresh Crabs and Lobsters landed daily in Port Isaac from our own boat ‘Mary D’ . We also have a small seasonal selection of sustainably caught Cornish fish, mussels, oysters and smoked fish, locally roasted coffee, homemade cakes and lots more . Why not call in to see today’s catch or enjoy a crab sandwich or lobster salad and a glass of wine?

01208 880849

Calum and Tracey Greenhalgh, Fresh from the Sea, 18 New Road, Port Isaac, PL29 3SB

(Situated at the top of the hill near the Pea Pod Gallery)

Send us your photographs and stories. Next issue will be out on June 1st. Deadline for copy is May 1st

The Perceval Memory Cafe Team.

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Holy Week Services Monday April 15

St Enodoc

Egloshayle Compline


Tuesday April16

St Endellion

Holy Communion


St Michael

Stabat Mater


Egloshayle Compline



Wednesday April 17th St Minver

Holy Communion



Holy Communion


Egloshayle Compline


Thursday April 18

St Minver

Bible Study

St Peter

Holy Communion and Vigil

St Breoke

Holy Communion and Foot Washing Vigil

Friday April 19th

St Kew

All Age Passion Play



Walk of Witness ( Start at Wadebridge School)


St Endellion

Service of Three Hours

12 noon

St Minver

Reflections at the Cross

12 noon


11am 7pm 7pm

We Will Remember Them Christine Irene ARNOLD,St Minver Frederick John BEART, Rock David John CHAINEY, Wadebridge Ronald Henry CARTHEW, Wadebridge Isla Margaret CHANT, St Minver Raymond Walter CLARKE, Trebetherick William John COAD, Wadebridge Jean COLLOP, Wadebridge Nicholas Ensor COMBELLACK, Wadebridge Sheila Norma CROWDEN, Wadebridge Elfreda FORD, St Minver Marian Louvain FRENCH, St Minver William Douglas GILBERT, St Minver Beverley Marion HEWETT, Wadebridge John Trevlyn HOLMES, St Minver William Anthony HOSKIN, St Minver 18 Link 220.indd 18

Marion Eileen HUMBER, St Minver Frank KOBALE, Wadebridge Norman Bryan LAWRENCE, St Minver Robert Thomas LOVE, St Minver Madeline Doris MARSHALL, Wadebridge Valerie Kathleen MEAGOR, St Minver Briorn Jorgen Robert MOSELEY, Wadebridge Margaret Ann MOSS, Wadebridge Iris Maureen STEVENS, St Minver Margaret Ethel TIMMS, Wadebridge Florence Ann TREBILCOCK, Wadebridge Patricia Mary VARCOE, St Minver Bernard John WARN, St Minver Matthew James WILSON, Wadebridge Cyril Walter WINN, Wadebridge

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Local Author Publishes Debut Novel

Discover Your Family History – New course at Betjeman Centre

Local genealogist Jacky Casson, is holding a series of classes for beginners at the Betjeman Centre in Wadebridge in March/ April. This will be followed by some more advanced classes later in the year. Jacky’s passion for genealogy began when she discovered that her mother was one of thirteen children and that her grandparents lived at Shilla Mill, Polzeath. Through some DNA testing she discovered another family at Pentire Glaze also at Polzeath! To find out more call Jacky on 07981759258.

Tim Bagshaw lives in Cornwall and has just published his debut novel, This Sacred Land, set in and around the Camel Estuary and Tamar Valley in the first century BC. A bit of a historian, a keen walker and passionate about the place he lives in and all its hidden secrets, Tim has created a new take on the story of Arthur, where the legend begins much earlier with a valiant stand against the might of the Roman legions. The Camel and Tamar valleys and all that they have to offer, will feature regularly in Tim’s social media and blog and you can follow him on Twitter (@ tim_bagshaw) or on Facebook (@ dewnanchronicle)

Cancer Research UK St Minver

Jumble Sale Saturday, March 9th 2pm at The Rock Institute Refreshments Available

SEAQUEST PUBLIC SEAWATCH At The Rumps With Cornwall Wildlife Trust Sunday, April 21st 11am - 1pm Meet at The Rumps, Pentire Head

Bring warm and waterproof clothing and a pair of binoculars if you have them. (Note: There are no facilities at The Rumps) Free but donations welcome. For more information contact

Keep Britain Tidy

Beachcare Polzeath

Mega Beach Clean

with Polzeath Marine Conservation Group and National Trust Just turn up to join in. All equipment is provided Wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult Saturday, March 9th 9.30 at the car park

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Update from St Minver Local Committee of Cancer Research UK The end of the financial year for our committee is mid March when we have our AGM and start to celebrate our 65th year. Gina Snelling, has continued to chair a very committed and enthusiastic committee. We are very pleased that so many people and organisations are supporting Cancer Research UK and are able to direct their raised funds through us. Our Treasurer is able to send funds raised to a specific area of CRUK’s work if asked. The work of CRUK includes research into the best way to improve treatments and to find new ways to prevent cancer, as well as funding clinical trials, some of which are happening here in our area at Treliske Hospital. So far this year, our treasurer has been able to send £16,700 to Cancer Research UK to help fund this work.

Cancer Research UK St Minver

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In the last financial year, £376,034.01 was raised in Cornwall alone. Knowing that this sum of money has been raised by some very small groups is an outstanding achievement. In the South West alone, over £4.5 million has been raised for CRUK. It is worth remembering that there is no government funding for this research. Around £2 million was spent on research in the South West in 2017/18. In Cornwall there are still areas that need to be addressed which include smoking, childhood obesity, getting more people to take part in bowel screening, and tackling early diagnosis of cancer. Only 54.5% of cancers with a known stage (1 or 2) are diagnosed early. Too many patients are being diagnosed through the emergency route (16.7%), although this is lower than the English average (19.5%). Our local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group are working to improve referral to treatment times and access to radiotherapy. We would like to thank all of you who have supported us, whether as individuals or as organisations, for your generosity and support. The Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club have continued to be our base for which we are sincerely grateful. With our jumble sale on 9th March, followed by a bucket collection, a fundraising cycle ride to Padstow, the Big Breakfast, a Garden Party and other 65th Anniversary events throughout the year, we will do our best to continue to work towards raising money to help beat Cancer sooner. Maggie Day

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Events at St Endellion

Endelienta-Fostering the Arts and Spirituality in North Cornwall

Saturday March 2nd ,7.30pm Helen Porter – Constant as the World Haunting songs and compelling piano-playing from jazz singer Helen Porter . £10 Saturday March 23rd, 7.30pm Endelienta Baroque – The Genius of Handel Period instrument ensemble Endelienta Baroque are delighted to be returning to the place of their foundation. £10 Friday May 10th, 7.30pm Albarosa Choir Albarosa, conducted by Timothy Ferguson, presents an evening of unaccompanied choral gems from Scandinavia including works by Grieg, Sandström and Nystedt. £10. Monday May 13th, 7.30pm Poetry reading - John Greening & Penelope Shuttle Two of the country’s leading poets give a reading of a sequence from their collaborative work Heath and from their own individual recent collections. £6 Friday May 24th, 7.30pm Thomas Bowes - Bach Pilgrimage A concert of unaccompanied violin pieces from one of the UK’s most versatile and accomplished violinists, reflecting the emotional and spiritual strength of JS Bach’s music. £10 Sunday May 26th, 7pm Reach for the Stars A special concert featuring the young singers who have applied for the 2019 Chris Treglown Award as they perform their audition on this evening. Winners will be announced at the end of the night. £8. Book tickets online at; by e mail; by phone 07787 944935; accompanied under 16s free to most concerts – please check the website.

46th St Endellion Easter Music Festival : 13th to 21st April 2019 The Easter Festival will start on 13th April with a Come and Sing the Duruflé Requiem. Over the next 9 days we shall again be able to enjoy the rich mix of choral and orchestral and chamber music that characterises these wonderful festivals. Particular features will be the world première of Oliver Tarney’s St

Mark Passion on Good Friday and inspiring renditions of Mozart’s C Minor Mass and Shostakovich’s 9th Symphony under the batons of David Watkin and Adam Hickox. For booking information and further details, see

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St Minver Probus Club This year’s first meeting of the club was held, as usual, at the Pityme Inn. The Chairman welcomed a guest, and a guest speaker, who today was Damien Bolton, from the Port Isaac lifeboat station. In fact, Damien has worked there for 23 years, and is now the Senior Helm. This was a no-nonsense talk about a no-nonsense organisation, whose motto (as you will know from their Christmas cards) is “Saving Lives at Sea”. That is their one and only object, not saving old boats, not claiming

Port Isaac Talks and Trips

The Newlyn School of Artists Port Isaac Village Hall

Friday, March 22nd 7pm Art Historian Olive Maggs will be talking about what drew these 19th century artists to the town, including the beauty of the scenery, quality of light, simplicity of life and the drama of the sea. Free event , open to everyone and is simply an enjoyable and informative evening.

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salvage. Just saving lives. And they are incredibly successful - 8,643 people rescued from the sea last year, nationwide, of which 431 were lives saved (that is over 8 a week). In fact they are so good at their job, that their remit has been extended to cover mudflats and rivers (for example, the Thames). Now, you all know what the sea and the coast is like around Port Isaac, and you probably think the lifeboat crews there are a breed apart. You’d be right. For a start, they work on the basis that, as Damien said, ‘there is no such thing as a freak wave, nor an unpredictable sea.’ And they are so dedicated and efficient that their ratio of saving lives, compared to the ‘shouts’ they respond to, is four times the national average. So, if you intend to be shipwrecked, head for Port Isaac. Damien is obviously very proud of the fact that, during his watch, they have been permitted to name their own lifeboat – a very rare privilege. The name? – Gooth Porthysek. (Pride of Port Isaac, to non-Cornish speakers). You’ve all seen the famous picture of the original Port Isaac lifeboat being launched, led down a steep narrow hill through the town. I bet you didn’t know that it took all of four minutes to launch

the boat (named ‘Richard and Sarah’)- that was true community spirit. Every one had to be involved, and I bet you also didn’t know that, because sea-going clothing was so rudimentary, compared to today’s, the 10 crew kept dry by being carried into the boat by their wives! Next, we had a masterly summary of all the RNLI’s boats, with some surprising statistics – for example that 80% of rescues are by the D. Class boats, which are essentially RIBS ( rigid inflatable boat) . But these are pretty sophisticated RIBS, costing £52,000!. But the one you would really like for Christmas is the Shannon Class, costing over £2 million, which can do 26 knots and is so powerful it can drive itself up the beach, although the spoilsports at the RNLI limit it to 20 knots in a Force 8 or above! Seriously, though, these are quite incredible pieces of kit, as is the RNLI itself. It’s one of those uniquely British institutions whose worth really only becomes apparent by imagining life without it – you can’t. Many thanks, Damien, for an informative talk. If you would like to consider joining us, ring our secretary Roy Birchwood on 01208 880549. T Priest

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NSPCC needs volunteers to keep children safe in Cornwall The NSPCC is appealing for more volunteers in Cornwall, to help teach primary school children about the different types of abuse. The children’s charity funds a Schools’ Service which sees trained members of staff and volunteers deliver Speak Out Stay Safe assemblies. Assemblies are tailored to different year groups to ensure the content is age-appropriate and children are helped to identify a trusted adult they can speak to if they have worries about themselves or a friend. In the assemblies children learn about physical, sexual and emotional abuse, as well as neglect and bullying. Last academic year sixty eight schools in Cornwall hosted NSPCC staff and volunteers who delivered assemblies to over 12,000 children with the help of the charity’s mascot Buddy. Teachers are present throughout the assemblies and workshops, which are free for all primary schools. If you’d like to find out more how you can volunteer with the NSPCC’s Schools Service contact: 02920 108133 or Anyone with any concerns about the welfare of a child can call the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or visit uk for advice. Children can call Childline on 0800 1111 or visit Both are free and available 365 days a year.

Polzeath Marine Conservation Group

marine discovery day Polzeath Beach Thursday, May 30th 10am - 4pm 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

Defibrillators in our area If we have missed any please let us know. Gunvenna Holiday Park PL27 6QN

Betjeman Centre, Wadebridge PL27 7BX

The Pityme Inn, Rock PL27 6PQ

Wadebridge Bowling Club PL27 6AE

Camel Ski School, Rock PL27 6LD

Wadebridge Town Football Club PL27 6DJ

St Enodoc Hotel, Rock PL27 6LA

Trelawney Garden Centre, Wadebridge PL27 6JA

The Waterfront Cafe Bar, Polzeath PL27 6SP

Royal Cornwall Showground PL27 7JE

Daften Diecasting, Wadebridge PL27 6HF

Old ‘Phone Box, Trelights PL29 3TQ

Bridge Bike Hire, Wadebridge PL27 7AL

Old Forge Garage, St Minver PL27 6QT

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It’s a Vet’s Life! Dr Nicky Hallows BVMS MRCVS, Clinical Director at Nute Veterinary Surgery in Wadebridge. Welcome back to the vet’s world. Things have been busy in the clinic and out on the farms and stables this winter.


It’s the time of year when we see a lot of pneumonia in calves. This can be caused by bacteria, viruses and sometimes even worms. Farmers need to think about the housing that their calves are in as if the airflow isn’t good enough the bugs have a habit of hanging around and spreading through groups of calves quickly. As vets we tend to get called out when a number of animals are affected. In worst case scenarios sometimes calves can be lost to this nasty condition. We will go onto a farm and assess everything from the housing, the feeding and any stress factors. Where possible we will try to find out what bug is responsible for an outbreak of pneumonia. Treatment may involve vaccinations, antibiotics and anti inflammatories. Vets and farmers are under a lot of pressure to keep antibiotic usage to a minimum as antibiotic resistance is a real concern. Often with pneumonia outbreaks we will inevitably need to use antibiotics which usually, along with any management changes and a vaccination programme, where

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appropriate,will get on top of any problems. Dairy calves and dairy crosses are the most vulnerable to these outbreaks as they don’t have the luxury of a prolonged period on their mother. A well kept dairy calf should still be able to thrive though with care from farmers and vets.

which the kneecaps sit and legs that aren’t quite in line in the way they should be. Surgery usually involves two procedures performed at the same time. We deepen the groove and re-align the part of the leg that the patella ligament attaches to. The problem often affects both sides, but we will operate on Cat in the Clinic one side at a time to allow In the clinic we have seen many interesting cases. We had the patient the best chance of recovery. a cat in who had swallowed a long strip of ribbon. We call Horse Castrations these types of ingestions ‘linear We have been out to castrate foreign bodies’. They can be particularly dangerous as while some horses recently. We try to do this in the spring and the intestines are frantically autumn avoiding the height moving ‘peristalsis’ to pass of the fly season and the the foreign body through worst of the wet weather. This the ribbon or string can actually cause the intestines to is a three man job, plus the ‘concertina’ up. This can cause handlers. We have one vet life threatening damage to performing the anaesthetic the intestines. Thankfully the whilst another operates, with observant owner had spotted a nurse assisting. We have her naughty cat and was able a special piece of kit called to bring her promptly to us. ‘emasculators’. The clue’s in Thanks to the owner’s quick the name there. The device thinking and our vet’s speedy performs the cut that removes action we were able to operate the testicle whilst clamping to remove the ribbon and the on the blood vessels at the cat has made a full recovery. same time. The blood vessels Dislocated Kneecaps are also tied off with stitch or ‘suture’ material to prevent We have seen a couple of cases of dogs with dislocating haemorrhage. The horses usually make a surprisingly kneecaps recently. This is particularly common in small quick recovery, though I’m sure breed dogs and cats who tend it’s enough to make our male to have shallow grooves in readers wince .

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Did You Sleep Well Last Night? by Amy Grand BSc. Psych; HPD; DSfH Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist Bridge Hypnotherapy scientists have suggested that dreaming is like putting our brain through the washing machine. It washes away those experiences that we don’t need and stores the information that we do. You I probably see more people in often hear such phrases as my clinic for sleep issues than ‘sleep on it’ or ‘it just came anything else. This is because to me in my sleep’. These phrases stem from what is struggling to sleep is often actually happening whilst we the first sign that things are are asleep. not as they should be. We need sleep to restore us both Sleep and Stress physically and mentally. REM sleep serves the purpose Why is sleep so important to our physical and mental wellbeing? Why can some people easily get a solid eight hours whilst others struggle? What can be done to help when we are struggling?

Sleep Patterns Our sleep pattern is divided into Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep and Non-REM sleep. The deepest part of Non-REM is known as SlowWave Sleep and this forms most of our slumber. Slow Wave Sleep is responsible for maintaining physical health.

of helping us to deal with stress. When stress levels are high, the REM we get is not enough. This is further exacerbated when we don’t sleep well as we do not get our full quota of REM. This triggers a vicious cycle. The more stressed we feel, the less REM we get and the less REM we get, the more stressed we feel.

hygiene and a consistent bedtime routine. These things are essential as an initial intervention. Think about your environment; is it dark enough? Quiet enough? The right temperature? Wearing ear-plugs or an eye-mask can be very effective. It is also important to avoid electronic devices and screens for at least 30 minutes prior to going to sleep. Relaxation and meditation can also help. However, if you have tried these things and are still struggling, what’s the next step? There are additional techniques that can be taught by hypnotherapists.

These involve changing the way you think about sleep as well as altering your behaviour. If you are having REM sleep forms around sleep problems beyond just 30% of our sleep pattern and Consistent Bedtime the occasional sleepless is required to consolidate Routine night, consider contacting memory and assist with mood a hypnotherapist for further regulation. It is during REM Sleep researchers highlight sleep that we dream. Sleep the importance of good sleep advice. Visit our website - Link 220.indd 25

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Valuation of Jewellery and Watches Stuart Robertson is the proprietor of Robertson’s Jewellers Ltd. with a shop in Wadebridge, and two shops in Launceston. Stuart has studied, and qualified in all aspects of his trade with The National Association of Goldsmiths and particularly enjoyed his studies in gemmology. Stuart grew up in Rock and has always been a keen supporter of St Minver Link. There are different types of that an exact replacement be realised in the event of the valuation of goods offered by would need to be made from item being offered for sale. a jeweller. scratch, including perhaps Acronyms These are: a) Insurance design work, model making, Valuers use acronyms to replacement valuation b) casting and finishing. Such describe different values given Private sale valuation c)Probate work obviously is very costly on a document. valuation (called ‘Confirmation and should reflect in valuation. NRV -New Replacement Value of Will’ in Scotland) d) Loan Such a valuation is often As the name suggests, this is Security Valuation e) Capital referred to as a ‘Facsimile the value of the item based on Gains Tax valuation f)Family valuation’ – i.e. the cost of the new replacement price of a division and divorce making an exact copy. suitably similar replacement. Valuation for Insurance If an item is appraised in a SHRV -Second-hand damaged condition, that will Replacement Value Replacement affect the value of an item. This value reflects what This is the most usually the second hand price of a requested of the retail jeweller It might be suggested to a customer that the workshop similar item is likely to cost, of and is based on replacement cost, including VAT, of an item complete necessary repairs to similar quality and in a similar with a suitable replacement in the item before the valuation condition. ARV - Antique Replacement terms of material, quality and is completed. This will likely increase the value of the Value style. item once repaired, altering In the event of an item to be Such a value can be carefully valued being an antique, this calculated in most cases using the amount payable for the current information and price completed valuation work. Of amount should enable the owner to obtain a piece of lists, to give a realistic price of a course, the customer is likely to be delighted because they similar quality and condition at suitable replacement. will end up with a piece of auction. Difficulties arise when an FV- Facsimile Value item to be valued is not easily jewellery which is wearable, replaced because it is unusual and will have a valuation with As discussed above, this value an appropriate value for the reflects the current likely cost in design, has been bespoke item. of making an exact replica designed and made, or is of of the item using the same such an old design that makes It must be made clear to the customer that the valuation quality of materials. This type it rare. In such cases, a value given for any item as should be calculated that ‘replacement value’ does not takes into account the fact >Continued on page 51 reflect the amount likely to 26 Link 220.indd 26

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Amberjack Caught off Polzeath Back in October whilst fishing from friend Carey Brown’s boat on a deep water reef off Polzeath, John Varcoe made an unusual catch. After some preliminary research the fish was thought to be an Almaco-Jack, commonly known as an Amberjack and although not a big fish at 2lbs 1oz was later confirmed by the ruling bodies, the Angling Trust and The Natural History Museum, as a new British record. In order that this could be authenticated the fish had to be X-rayed at the Natural History Museum where it is now on display. Almaco-Jacks, being a sub tropical fish are rarely found off the coast of Britain and it does raise the question that if this species is now in our waters as a result of global warming then so too could be much larger predators!

Happy Birthday to Jane Meneer! Jane has been part of the village for many years, having moved here from Bridgewater in Somerset when she was 17. She started working at Rock Bakery in May 1992 and became a much-loved member of staff. When Malcolm Barnecutt took on the bakery in 2007 Jane came along with the business. Local customers as well as returning holiday makers love coming in and having a catch-up with the longest serving member of staff. The bakery were delighted to host a celebration for her 70th birthday with her friends, family and colleagues and there was plenty of cake, of course!

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Co-op Supports Perceval Institute

From L to R: Chris Millington, Ted Rowe, Lucy Hutley, Andrew Millington, Port Isaac Co-op Manager, Darren Julian

Four members of the Committee for the Perceval Institute were delighted to receive a cheque for £1,634.74 from the Port Isaac branch of the Co-operative Society’s Manager Darren Julian and staff. The committee’s chairman wishes to thank all of those customers and members who have supported the Perceval Institute with their pledges during the Co-op Local Community Fund year. This is such a valuable contribution towards the costs of setting up the Community Post Office at the Perceval. Thank you for your support. Andrew Millington

St Minver School Remembers To mark the centenary of WW1, it felt appropriate for the school to come together in peace and remembrance to make their own poppies. Each class did an amazing job, producing some very individual work to form a stunning collaboration. The inspiration to use the poppies in a more thought provoking display initially came from the London Poppy Installation. It felt important to include the shadow of the unknown soldier and a child, to signify the link between the past ,present and a peaceful future. The Pentire Headland backdrop signified the spot, where in September 1914, Laurence Binyon was said to have written ‘For the Fallen’. The poem is wellknown for its 4th verse which is included within the backdrop. Mrs Fletcher

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New Community HubThe Journey Begins!

Building our Community Community Centre is listed as one of the Infrastructures The Story so far

information received, plans were drawn up and planning permission granted. Priorities. The recreation ground at With the support of St Minver St Minver Lowlands Parish Trewint was bequeathed to Lowlands Parish Council, we the Parish in the 1950s. Since Council formed a subhave formed a Community committee to look into the then it has been home to Interest Company, (CIC). This is possibility of providing a new St Minver Football Club. For a limited company, registered community building on site to the last 30 years it has also been home for the St Minver re home all the present users with Companies House on the 3 January 2019. CICs are and to incorporate a space Scouts and Guides, and the designed for social enterprises to house the Parish Council. pre-school along with the Following an open day and that want to use their profits play area that was refurbished survey undertaken last year, and assets for the public with a grant from Cornwall where we gathered feedback good. Council in 2002. Lowlands from the local community, we Parish Council maintain the What Next? plan to include rentable space site along with the public The plan is an ambitious one toilets. Each group has grown for other users and provide designed to serve the Parish for over the years and maintained space for a small concession at least the next 50 years. to be leased out, in order to their own buildings but create income for the upkeep. ,with the exception of the > Continued at foot of next There will also be additional pre-school which is a new, page more recent build, the cost of parking. With all the ongoing repairs is increasing and beyond the fund raising that each group can achieve. Countless young people, some of whom are now grandparents to the present day Scouts and Guides, have used this recreation area and we want to see it continue to be fit for purpose and provide a true community hub in the heart of the village for all to enjoy.

The Journey As part of the St Minver Parishes Neighbourhood Plan preparation process a question seeking opinion on a Community Centre was very favourably supported. The St Minver Parishes’ Neighbourhood Plan has now been adopted and a New

Our Vision- View of Proposed Building

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Link Supports Christmas Lights

St Minver On Thursday 6th December 2018 we held our annual switch on at The Perceval Institute. With the St Minver Silver Band present, mulled wine, cider and mince pies, the evening was a success and got everyone in the Christmas spirit singing carols. The Christmas lights are organised and put up each year by a very small group, who can be counted on one hand. They also prepare, run the evening

A huge ‘thank you’ to The Link for donating towards the Christmas lights and trees in Polzeath this Christmas. December the 9th saw the community of Polzeath gather in the village for the annual ‘switch on’. St Minver Silver Band filled the air with Christmas tunes while Martin Taylor kindly turned the lights on. With the help of local artist Caroline Cleave, children paraded from the Tube Station with beautiful paper and try to raise enough money lanterns. Mulled wine flowed to keep the lights going year at the Waterfront restaurant after year for the village. The afterwards. donation from the Link helped Special thanks also to St Minver a lot this year. Highlands & Lowlands Parish We would like to invite anybody Councils, Cornwall Council who can spare some time in and the Polzeath Residents helping in any way and to start Association who also kindly to form a committee to keep donated to the lights this year. this going for years to come. All lights needed to be replaced We would be very grateful. this year so donations were very Please contact Jack Richards on gratefully received. Thank you 07875280373 for any further for helping Polzeath to sparkle information. and glow a little this Christmas. Joanna Richards Jane Evans PARA

>Continued from previous page at Rock Sailing Club. This project will bring certainty to all the user groups and others that their activities can continue within the village into the future and have the ability to grow and give more opportunities to our young people and hopefully those not so young to explore more recreational activities. The Challenge now is to raise funds for the project and we plan to do this via Grants, Trusts and local fundraising. Our first event will be at 7pm on April 24th 2019

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Come and Join Us If you have any free time and have any particular skills that you think may help us bring this project to completion we would love to hear from you.We would also welcome the opportunity to come and talk about the project at any team or group meetings. Please contact us via : http:// contact

Keep in Touch

If you would like to keep in touch you can do so via: St Minver Community Hub website : http://stminvercommunityhub. St Minver Community Hub Facebook page @ https:// StMinverCommunityHub/ St Minver Community Hub Twitter page @ https://twitter. com/StMinverComHub

St Minver Community Hub Committee

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Save Our World

This plea to ‘Save Our World’ was sent to us by Lola of St Minver School and we were delighted to receive it. It is heartening that young people understand the problems that one day may seriously threaten our planet. We have rewarded Lola with a book token . We would love to receive contributions from other children and we will publish them if we have the space. So Come On! What are you waiting for?

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St Minver Brownies News 2019 looks like being another have a really great time. busy, fun filled year at St New Guide Pack Minver Brownies; 2018 was After Easter we saw the certainly very successful. opening of the Guide Pack Disability Awareness again-this is great news, so if you have a daughter aged In 2018 all the girls between 10 and 16 years and successfully gained their she would like to get involved disability awareness badge, with Guiding, do contact us. having learnt how to sign several simple phrases Keeping Fit and gained a greater For the spring and summer understanding of disability term we decided on keeping and an appreciation of the things we all take for granted. fit and getting out and about, so we decorated a May Pole Easter Egg Roll and the girls choreographed Our annual Easter Egg Roll a group May pole dance. We took place at Brea Hill; a did some keep fit , went on Brownie tradition that has a trip to Clip n Climb, had a been running for many years water based games night at (even when I was Brownie and that’s a long time ago!). Every Daymer Bay and made paper boats to sail at Porthilly. year I think the girls won’t want to do that again...BUT, The end of term highlight no, they love it and we always before the summer holidays

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was a surfing evening with Wavehunters at Polzeath.

Autumn Term 2018 We started the Autumn term thinking about health and well being and helping others and participated in the McMillan Big Coffee morning. Helping others continued in the form of a silent, dancea-thon in aid of Children in Need. The girls chose to have a sponsored, silent dance-a-thon; silent as in no talking from the beginning of Brownies to the end - difficult for any child to do but they did it! Our annual church parade was held at St Minver Church for Remembrance Sunday and all the girls looked very smart. Charlotte successfully completed her adult leadership qualification and we had a superb enrolment evening for her with our District Commissioner. If you would like to become a volunteer with any of our units or you have a daughter that would love to become a member of guiding do get in touch with one of us. RAINBOWS 5 to 7 years Jo Parsons 07872381680 BROWNIES 7 to 10 years Katrina Bacon 07866004349 GUIDES 10 - 16 years Helen Morton 07796173960 Katrina Bacon

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St Breock School Update We had a busy build up to Christmas with super performances from all classes. The term culminated with an outstanding performance from Y5 and Y6 of our Nine Lessons and Carols Service at St Breock Church which provided lots of ‘goose bump’ moments.

Nursery 2019 has started as we mean to go on with much activity and enthusiasm. We had six new Beacons join our nursery in January, as they turned 3 in the Autumn Term. They have settled in well and it is a delight to see how they are already part of the St Breock family.

Theatre Experiences Y5 and Y6 were fortunate to travel to Plymouth to watch the RSC production of Matilda. The tickets were kindly subsidised by the Friends of St Breock, which meant both these classes were able to experience this West End production. Our KS2 choir were particularly thrilled as they have already been learning many of the songs, so were very excited to see these performed on stage as part of the production. Y3 and Y4 also had a theatrical treat in the shape of ‘The Cornish Caretaker’; it’s a family

friendly production written by and starring Kernow King. The children attended a workshop before the performance to learn some historical Cornish facts, which was led by English Heritage, and then they thoroughly enjoyed watching the production.

Sportsability Festival A group of children from both KS1 and KS2 attended our local Sportsability Festival in Saltash. Here children with a variety of special educational needs and disabilities, are invited to try out a range of physical activities. This year the children were able to experience gymnastic style activities using the equipment to balance, swing, jump and climb. The activities are led by Saltash Community College Sports Leaders and organised by Arena Sports Partnership.

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Wadebridge Primary Academy Update

Year 2 had a fantastic time on their recent rainforest adventure at the Eden project. They discovered a whole host of exciting tropical plants and even spotted a family of Roul Roul birds and a gecko.

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Maths Olympiad 4 children from Y5 and Y6 represented St Breock at the first NEXUS Cornish Schools Maths Olympiad. The children had to take part in various maths challenges throughout the day and compete against

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Our intrepid adventurers experienced the heat of the tropical rainforest biome, travelled through the clouds on the weather bridge and cooled off by the waterfall. Our Eden guide helped us to

learn all about how amazing

other schools. 25 schools took part and St Breock were awarded fourth place. We are very proud of Alfie, Sylvie, Sienna and Jasper for their resilience and enthusiasm throughout the day. Preparations for this year’s Wadebridge Music Festival have begun. Individual

poems have been given out and learnt, choirs are being assembled and public speaking speeches are being written. We are really looking forward to sharing the children’s hard work and seeing entries from all the other schools. Mrs Sian Hall Head of School

the Green Machines (plants) of our world are and how very important they are for people, animals and the planet.

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r o f s h r c a a t e R the S

St Endellion Church Sunday May 26th 7pm

A special concert featuring the young singers who have applied for the 2019 Chris Treglown Award as they perform their audition on this evening Winners will be announced at the end of the concert Tickets ÂŁ8, available online from St Minver Post Office or contact Julia Treglown on 07815 987172 email:

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St Minver School News 2019 has launched with pace and purpose at St Minver School, with renewed energy after a wealth of Christmas activities and the holiday that followed. While our younger children ‘wowed’ us with their twist on the Nativity story with ‘A King is Born’, our Key Stage Two classes collaborated to present ‘A Primary School Musical.’ Such productions are not just about the final (amazing) performance, but also about those priceless moments where we see children’s confidence blossom, they

experience a sense of achievement from stepping out of their comfort zone and the class have the opportunity to revel in a sense of pride in what their team has achieved.

Friday Active Mile

In our continuing quest to get our school community moving, we have embarked on our Friday Active Mile. If you find the school gates closed for a short while, if you ring and we don’t pick up immediately, then you’ll know – we are all running! This new school routine is fast

becoming a favourite feature of the week for adults and children alike and something we feel committed to in our belief that the chance to move together actually enhances future learning capacity. We are often joined on our run by the nursery children and staff from Happy Days and really welcome this opportunity to participate with these youngest children. (Oh and don’t worry, if we missed your phone call, we will ring you back!)

Active Lifestyles

There is now a huge body Katelynn, Class 6, holding her wave picture, inspired by Hokusai’s of evidence showing that Wave of Kanagawa. young people are more likely to fulfil their potential academically, to have successful relationships and to live happy and healthy futures, where an active lifestyle has been nurtured since childhood. In addition, all classes at St Minver School receive two lessons of PE per week, as well as many opportunities to represent the school – so far this year, eighty different children have participated for Team St Minver across nine different events, with eighteen more events already in the diary for the coming months.


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that underpin everything we Above: Class R children demonstrating characteristics of effective do in school – this half term learning : An Exploring Elephant,a Persevering Parrot or a focusing on ‘Honesty’. Of Concentrating Crocodile! Below: St Minver School Football Team course, we always aim to tell the truth. But more than this. Do we honestly challenge ourselves as much as we might? Can we be dishonest by what we don’t say or do? Are we brave enough to be honest about how we are feeling? In articulating these things, we plan to raise resilient, resourceful and responsible students and citizens. If you’d like to keep up to date with some of what’s going on at St Minver School, don’t forget to ‘Like’ our Facebook page, where you’ll find plenty of glimpses into the many learning opportunities the children are immersed in. Mrs J Rodwell Head of School Visit our website - Link 220.indd 37

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Our Featured Artist Phil Harvey by Ann Jones, Art Editor

Phil or ‘Phillustrator’, as he is known on his web site and on Instagram, is an exceptionally versatile freelance illustrator who works, in the main, with the toy industry. He hails, originally, from Totnes in Devon, but spent his early twenties in Bristol learning his craft. He is entirely self taught and found considerable inspiration from the street art that was famous in Bristol at the time and, as a result, he started creating his own canvases. In those early days, in order 38 Link 220.indd 38

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numerous educational and community projects in Plymouth, introducing young people to the concept of street and graffiti art. Phil worked with schools and youth organisations; it was challenging but rewarding work, getting teenagers to understand that street and graffiti art required a great deal of technical skill and wasn’t all about wielding a can of spray paint and aiming it at a wall. From here Phil got a job as a full time ‘in house’ illustrator

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Above: Caricatures: How many can you identify? Answers on Page 63 for a local toy and games look on his website (www. would, ‘draw and paint people company; he still works for vibrant all day.’ His caricatures are them today, in a part time cartoons, caricatures and life particularly striking and he capacity, but is now entirely drawing sketches emanate feels this form of art can tell freelance. His work is varied from the screen but, left to you more about a person and includes providing than a ‘straight’ drawing. Phil illustrations for the company’s his own devices, he says he Research and Development department on new toy concepts, designing new toy characters, giving them ‘real’ personalities and coming up with lively illustrations to go on the packaging for toys and games. Phil is a very talented artist and can turn his hand to any number of ‘styles’ of drawing. With clients, he works digitally, but in his own time he likes the more traditional forms of illustration. If you Visit our website - Link 220.indd 39

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For more detailed information on Phil’s work visit his website: and Instagram: phillustrator_uk

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Aren’t we lucky! Local walks

by Morwenna Vernon Bishops Wood, Wadebridge There is nothing like a walk in the woods and in this edition, I have chosen one of my favourites. Bishops Wood is very close to Wadebridge and is a nice circular walk which you can complete in an hour and is suitable for a pushchair or a motorised scooter or wheelchair (the slope is too much to push!) To get to the starting point drive through Wadebridge and past the cinema, up the hill and turn left into Burlawn. You then follow the road through the village and descend down towards the river along a steep and winding road. At the bottom of the hill you will see a couple of houses and the entrance to Bishops Wood on your left. There is little parking there so I advise you to take the right hand fork and continue on until you see the sign for Hustyn Wood on your right; it is possible to park opposite this entrance, on the left hand side of the road. Leaving the car, walk back along the road you have just driven and enter Bishops Wood. You will shortly notice the Camel Trail on your left, on the opposite side of the valley. I have previously done this walk in August and

The Views from Bishops Wood towards Wadebridge looked across to the Trail which is jam packed with cyclists, whereas the woodland path is empty. This is a Forestry Commission wood and the tracks and woodland are well managed. You will notice new areas of woodland which have been planted; we saw a small copse of newly planted oaks which were thriving. After about 15 minutes, you will notice the track splits. You can take a short detour on the left hand path, which leads you to Polbrock Bridge, under which the Camel Trail passes and where there are some picnic tables so it’s a good place to take a break if you have the time (and the picnic!). Return back to the original path which climbs up through the wood, giving some fantastic views of Wadebridge and then cross the road down a broad track which leads back to where you parked. This walk is a haven of peace and quiet with unexpected views of both Wadebridge and the Camel Trail and I recommend you give it a try.

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Business Spotlight

Kits On Coaching

Tommy Wheeldon and Judith Kitson Coaching also run school holiday football camps in St Minver and Padstow. Both Judith and Tommy have a background in sport and coaching. Judith was a footballer, teacher, British Univiversities netball player and for many years the Director of Girls’ Soccer for ‘The Blizzards’ in Calgary. Tommy was a professional football player at Everton , his home club, and Torquay United before moving into coaching. During his coaching career, he coached both Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard. He coached at Swindon town and Exeter City before being headhunted by ‘Calgary Storm’, one of Canada’s most successful soccer clubs. He and Judith stayed there 14 years, during which time they set up an academy which had 64 boys’ and girls’ soccer teams. They decided to move back to the UK, because of the exciting development of women’s football and currently have close links with Bristol City ( where

The motto of Kits On Coaching is ‘Ludere Causa Ludendi’ which means ‘Play for the Sake of Playing’ and after spending an hour with Tommy Wheeldon, I was left in no doubt that underpins everything this business does. Kits On Coaching run football coaching sessions in many local primary schools. In fact, they are currently working in Padstow, St Breock, St Minver, St Kew, Delabole, Boyton, Tintagel Whitemoor, St Merryn and St Issey. They work directly with the schools to run sessions during school time and after school sessions. They also have an Academy at Wadebridge Showground, two evenings >Continued on page 45 a week, for children who are particularly is but scheme selective a keen. This is not open to all children who want to learn to play football and develop their skills on the pitch. There are currently 45 girls who attend on Tuesday evenings. The company was initially set up to promote and develop girls’ football and this remains the prime focus, but they have widened their offer to include boys as there is so much demand. The Academy has different training evenings for boys and girls and Tommy believes this gives the girls in particular the opportunity to develop their confidence on the pitch. Kits On 42 Link 220.indd 42

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St Minver Silver Band News

Training Band Barbeque

The Band wishes to thank the Link for the generous donation of £300 at the end of last year. Your continuing support is very much appreciated. Last year the band was ‘lucky’ enough to win a prize from an online retailer of £400 worth of T-shirts. Unfortunately, the prize money was only enough for 20 shirts and we spent £200 of the donation to buy more shirts, enough for everybody in both the Senior and Training bands. These will be particularly welcome in the long hot summers we are anticipating after last year’s near record temperatures! The remainder of the Link donation will be used to buy some new Christmas music for the Training Band and new band ties. Another successful band year came to an end on Christmas Eve when, as on every year, we played a selection of carols in the afternoon at the Old House, Chapel Amble, followed by carols at the Rock Sailing club in the evening. We had our AGM in November at which we welcomed our new

President, Derek Jeal. Derek started with the band over 50 years ago when Goff Richards was still a playing member. He was then a regular player and later conductor of the band until he moved away to the Truro area in the 1990s. In November we also had our annual dinner and prizegiving at the Pityme Inn, always an enjoyable occasion. By the time this is published we will have kicked off our 2019 year with participation in the Cornish Brass Band Association annual festival on February 2nd in Newquay. We will then start rehearsing a new season of engagements around the parishes and further afield. We look forward to another enjoyable season. Anyone of any age who is interested in joining the band either as an experienced player or as a beginner can contact us on the phone numbers listed in the Link.

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Country Diary from Cobb Cottage Written and Illustrated by Joan Cockett

I am walking along a towpath with a row of small cottages to my left. They are all alike except for their colour-washed walls which are soft pink, blue and cream. The sky above is grey at the horizon over the water, intensely blue above in sunlight. I am aware that I am dreaming - yet this all seems so real. A cottage door opens and a woman places a chair outside in 44 Link 220.indd 44

the sun. She returns inside and emerges with a dress which she places over the back of the chair to dry. It is a white dress with a blue and white sailor collar - the

colour brilliant in the sun. Suddenly, a gust of wind catches the dress and it lifts slightly and it starts to sing the passionate notes of Gluck’s ‘Eurydice! Eurydice! …what is life without love . . ‘. The doors of the cottages open and people come out to listen. None of us seem surprised that a dress is singing and everyone is smiling. “How beautiful!” they are all

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rushing sound caught my attention. I saw a white horse galloping at great speed, tossing its head, its mane glinting in sunlight; safe on the path below…, There are many people who seek meaning for their I awoke. Was this Robert Frost’s ‘The Road Not dreams, and are anxious Taken?’ to interpret them. I don’t want an explanation, it was Well, that’s enough of my magical. There are places I dreams; maybe January is go in dreams, that I return a month for escapism. As I to, but I had never visited write at the middle point this particular place before of the month it is mild, . . . perhaps I will again? sunny on and off, with a feeling of Spring. As the If you have ever visited Castle Drogo, and walked light hours increase, slowly but surely, we are over along the path by the the hump. I have daffodils torrenting river, through in pots about to burst the woods, dappled in sunlight, you may imagine into flower and clumps of snowdrops coming out another dream I had, (a month earlier than last this time after reading year). Each day brings poems by Robert Frost. I was walking on the lower a new surprise, buds appearing where I had path, looking up at an been wondering whether upper path through the light woodland, when a certain shrubs were dead. saying … I wake up. Where had I been? An enchanted place for sure and, yes, it was all beautiful, the sound and the colours.

Continued from Page 42 Tommy’s granddaughter plays),Everton, Manchester City and Yeovil Town. Tommy and Judith have another business called ‘Live Like a Pro’ which brings young Canadian footballers to England to play and train alongside some of the premiership clubs. using the close links they have with many of the UK’s top clubs.

As far as future plans, Tommy and Judith want to further develop the girls’ academy so that every young girl in the area who wants to play football can have the opportunity to ‘Play For the Sake of Playing’ and to have some good experiences in sport which will encourage them to continue. There are concerns about the future health of girls and

We could still have very cold weather, remember the last days of March last year? This painting from Cobb Cottage Garden March 2018 celebrates a fall of snow, which lasted three days. So will March 2019 ‘ come in like a lion, and go out like a lamb?’ Who knows! Enjoy the Spring!

young women who give up on an active lifestyle much earlier than boys and young men do. Kits On Coaching is trying to develop a lifelong love of sport for fun. If you want to find out more, take a look at their website or contact Tommy on 07483 223924

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Seasonal Fashion Tips from Fusion’s Rhowen Yoki Spring-Summer 2019 January and February are finally over and it is time for us to rediscover our spring wardrobes! Colourful stock has been flowing into the stores and we are loving the bright stripes, cheerful prints and slogan basics.

Animal Print

this season’s favourite but it is closely followed by zebra This trend continues to rise in and croc. Separates, such as popularity, it is up 50% since printed skirt or tee, can be last spring/summer. However, an easy and versatile way to this year sees the return of a wear this trend without going more elegant and feminine overboard. If you are one for style; including midi skirts, all over print, then our leopard flowing material and neutral print midi dress from Pieces shades. Leopard print remains may just be the one for you!

1980s Continues… This year just will not quit; it’s all about the strong shoulders, power suiting, glitzy party dresses and gaudy accessories. The super sweet colour palette and high-shine metallic fabrics makes this trend one of the easiest to embody and make personal to your individual style. Among the catwalk collections there were decorative bows, corsages, and gigantic feathers.

But this was no passing fad, the in-your-face lime greens, blinding yellows and extra hot pinks have been championed Neon on the catwalks. For the beginner’s guide of how Fluorescent shades already hit micro-trend status within to wear highlighter bright hues, think casual streetwear the fashion scene last year when cycling shorts became aesthetic with subtle pops of neon in a range of fabrics such popular on the high street and showcased on Instagram. as; satin, lace and cotton. 46 Link 220.indd 46

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Beige Range


Conversely, designers seem to be having a love affair with the neutral and delicate beige spectrum and demonstrated this on the catwalk. The grown up and sophisticated colour palette includes soft shades of oatmeal, biscuit, blush and off white which are all easily layered in the forms of chunky cardigans, oversized knits

Denim is arguably the most classic fashion trend of all This trend has been informally time, so it isn’t a surprise making its way onto the that it is sticking around catwalk over the last few for 2019. Switching up the seasons and this year it has shades of denim in favour taken a more outdoorsy for lighter washes is officially turn with the ‘surf, skate and ‘the move’ for the New Year. Thankfully, these shades are just as versatile as their darker predecessors and can be teamed with any of this year’s trends. Classic cuts, chic

cycle’ looks very much in the spotlight. Lycra cycling shorts (the key piece to purchase for 2019) teamed with an oversized sweat or slouchy tees and blazers is a perfect and easy combo. Keep an eye out for tie-dye, it colours, and modern tailoring are making their mark this is making a comeback! season along with faux For the Guys… leather and neon. Not sure what you prefer? Mismatched and demure midi skirts. The 2019 is here and this spring/ prints are in… it is all about colours provide a sense of summer, it is time to inject ‘maximalism’, the bolder the relaxed elegance that can be a a little fresh energy into any better! dude’s wardrobe. staple part of any wardrobe. You can visit Rhowen, or one of the Fusion staff, for more style advice at one of her shops in Wadebridge, Padstow or Polzeath Visit our website - Link 220.indd 47

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Research your Family History

by attending a new course for beginners presented by Jacky Casson of ‘Footsteps in Time’.

Mondays - 7pm to 9.30pm March 11th, 18th & April 1st, 8th, 15th Betjeman Centre,Wadebridge (free Parking)

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

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

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given for the same item of jewellery on an insurance valuation is because the value given for a probate valuation is Valuation for Probate the value the item is expected This is the other most to realise if sold at current commonly requested form of market value. This would valuation requested of a retail be as a ‘second-hand’ item. jeweller. In Scotland, it is given However, if the item is valued for the purposes of insurance, the name ‘Confirmation of Will’. This type of valuation is in this figure will usually be respect of items belonging to considerably more, because a deceased person, which form it would normally assume the ‘new’ price of a suitably similar part of their estate. item, and would often take Such items must be valued into account the difficulty of at the price that they may replacing, sourcing, or even be reasonably expected to making such a replacement. achieve if sold on the open market at the date of death. Jewellery Valuation Auction sale may be used in Services this type of valuation. Along with many other Care should be taken to reputable jewellers,we are scrutinise the condition of the pleased to offer jewellery items and their saleability in valuation services in our shops. that condition. This should be Gone are the days where a reflected in the value given. jeweller can state ‘roughly’ The reason that the value what something might be given in a Probate valuation worth, and jot it down or type it onto some headed paper. differs so much from those

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Such old-style valuations are of little or no worth, and are rarely taken seriously by insurance companies in the event of a claim. We use a specialist valuer who is a Fellow of the Gemmological Institute and does nothing other than jewellery and watch valuation work. The document the customer receives is a thoroughly comprehensive piece of work with thorough descriptions of the items valued, as well as accompanying photographs. We can offer you advice about insuring your jewellery, which may or may not be suitably covered by your household contents insurance. Please speak with any member of our team, or visit any reputable jeweller, if you have questions regarding the valuation of your jewellery and watches .

Colours Fashion Show in aid of St Tudy Playing Field Trust Hengar Manor, St Tudy Friday 22nd March 2019

Bring your friends and come along for a great night out at Hengar Manor. A bar is available, and Colours put on a fantastic show. They present the clothes, shoes and accessories in a catwalk environment, and after the show over 100 individual styles are available to buy. They sell styles from leading high street fashion brands with a range of sizes (6 – 22) to suit all ages. They buy overproduction and cancelled orders in

bulk so that the savings can be passed on to you. Tickets must be purchased in advance. The ticket price is £7.50 each, to include a free glass of wine or a soft drink.Doors open at 7.00pm, the show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available from Rachel Holborow 01208 850985/ 07851 806573/ or Rebecca Jago 07807 342523 All money raised will go to The St Tudy Playing Field Trust, to help fund the building of the community sports hub. 51

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Are Cattle Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution to Global Warming? There has been a lot written in the press recently about whether cattle and other ruminants add to the problem of global warming.

Ruminants Ruminants are mammals that are able to break down plants rich in cellulose such as grass by fermenting and digesting them in their specialist fourchambered stomachs. This process allows them to obtain nutrients from grazing, but grass is difficult to digest and the process leads to the production of methane which is released from the animal by burps, belches and farts! The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates the livestock sector as a whole contributes 14.5% of total man-made greenhouse gas emissions - beef and milk production making up the majority of this. But this is far from being the whole story.

carbon dioxide emissions through what is known as “soil carbon sequestration”. If livestock numbers are reduced significantly and large areas of grassland are cultivated for crop production then this releases the huge carbon stocks already stored in grassland worldwide. In the UK two-thirds of land is grass and turning this over to grow crops would put at risk ten billion tonnes of carbon that these grasses help to store.


what they eat.

Climate Change This rotational grazing leads to healthier grasses and cattle with higher growth rates. Healthier grasses increase the soil’s capacity to store carbon because the grass has more capacity to take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, storing part of this in their roots and hence the soil. If cattle have higher growth rates there is less reason to feed them on grain and bought in concentrate feed. A 2007 study by the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change estimated that improved grazing methods could mitigate 90% of agriculture’s contribution to

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Pastures Whilst it is true that ruminants do emit greenhouse gases (GHGs) the pastures they graze on act as stores of large quantities of carbon. The land acts as a carbon sink and crucially the actions of animals’ grazing help to reduce

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The Importance of Fibre Fibre is probably one of the most under recognised nutrients in terms of its super powers but also one of the most under consumed. We should all be having 30g a day and not many of us reach this target. There are some people who are unable to manage this level of fibre for medical reasons but for the rest of the general healthy population, this should be our target.

What is fibre?

Fibre (or dietary fibre) is plant based carbohydrate that is not broken down into sugar molecules during the digestive process. There are 2 types of fibre; insoluble and soluble. Soluble fibre dissolves in water and is fermented by bacteria as it moves through the gut. Most plant based food will contain a mixture of both types of fibre but good sources of soluble fibre include fruits, chia and flax seeds, avocados and vegetables. That gel like result when you make a chia seed pudding – that is soluble fibre! Insoluble fibre doesn’t change in the same way as it travels through the gut but is fermented by bacteria in the colon. Good sources of insoluble fibre includes bran, beans, lentils and pulses and wholegrain foods. This is the sponge like roughage that we

Faith Toogood typically associate with fibre.

important in immune health

It is important for digestive health, heart health and a heathy immune system. Digestive health. Fibre works to slow the rate of digestion and reduce the speed at which sugar is released in the bloodstream. This in turn helps to minimise blood sugar and insulin spikes. Fibre, in particular insoluble fibre, acts a little bit like a broom, sweeping through your intestine and helping to maintain healthy bacteria levels which has been linked through research to the reduction in levels of colon cancer. Fibre can also help to signal fullness which is helpful when trying to manage a healthy weight and it plays a role in maintaining regular bowel movement. Immune health. We know that the majority of our immune system lies within our gut so we need plenty of healthy probiotic rich foods or prebiotic foods. Most of us have heard of probiotics but pre biotics are equally as important. These are foods that encourage the growth and colonisation of healthy bacteria in our gut. Regular bowel movements are also

levels and optimum nutrient absorption which we get from a healthy, well functioning gut. Heart Health The digestion of food requires bile acids, and the body (specifically the liver) pulls cholesterol from the blood to make bile acids, the process of which uses up LDL. LDL is the ‘unhelpful’ fat in the blood, linked to cardiovascular disease. Cancer We now know that an adequate intake of fibre is clearly associated with a reduced risk of developing certain types of cancer, one of which is colon cancer.

Why is fibre important? as are stable blood sugar

How do I eat more?

Choose wholegrain or wholemeal varieties of foods wherever possible. Ensure that you meet your target for 5 fruit and veg a day - Aim to switch from meat to pulses or beans a couple of times a week. - Add in seeds, nuts or dried fruit to your porridge or salads - Even adding small amounts of fibre rich foods here and there will really help you to make the 30g daily target. In summary, an often neglected part of the diet but one that we know to be crucial in maintain good gut and general health!

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Gardening Made Easy by Nick Bacon


it is also good for feeding all around the garden; if you only want to buy one kind of fertiliser this is it. The three main nutrients are present

prefer to buy organic general Fertilisers are concentrated plant foods. They come in two fertiliser from specialist types, ‘organic’ and ‘inorganic’. organic suppliers.

Organic In gardening terms, ‘organic’ means those that come from natural sources like plants, animals or naturally occurring rock instead of manufactured ‘chemical feeds’, but plants can’t tell the difference, as long as they get what they need in a way they can use it. Organic fertilisers have the advantage in that they keep soil bacteria busy breaking them down into an absorbable form and busy bacteria are happy bacteria. Organic feeds, such as: dried blood and bonemeal provide an unbalanced mix of nutrition. Dried blood is a fast-acting nitrogen feed. Bonemeal is a very slow acting high phosphate fertiliser that is traditionally used when planting trees and shrubs especially in autumn and winter. I think that in reality most of the phosphates are ‘locked’ up by the soil so I have stopped using bonemeal but use a bulky manure at planting. Blood, fish and bone is the organic equivalent of Growmore,since the potash comes from sulphate of potash. Organic purists 54 Link 220.indd 54

in equal quantities making Growmore a balanced fertiliser ie a plant’s answer to a good square meal. Seaweed meal is a good Straight fertilisers contain just source of trace elements one of the main nutrients, but it does not provide the for example, sulphate of main nutrients ;it should be potash supplies phosphate. thought of as a supplement that helps provide a balanced Only use if you know what you are doing, for instance diet. an onion grower would use Inorganic superphosphate for preparing Fertiliser packets have by his prized onion bed. law to be printed with a Note if you’re buying top soil, declaration that tells you the don’t pay the earth for it! amount of each of the three Manures main elements NPK. With the exception of peat, Nitrogen is good for any soil will benefit from the promoting leaf growth. addition of manure as the Phosphorus or phosphate physical conditions of it will helps roots and potassium be improved by incorporating alias potash is vital for bulky organic materials. Not producing fruit and flowers. only do organic manures If the declaration on the supply plant nutrients, but packet says 6.4.4. it means they add substances that that in every 100 grams of the have the power to act on fertiliser you get 6 grams of insoluble compounds already nitrogen and 4 grams of both in the soil and so reduce these phosphate and potash. This compounds to a form that tells you straight away which plants can use. application the product is Farmyard and horse manure best for. consists of animal excrement High nitrogen and low in both liquid and solid and phosphate and potash is the of the litter usually straw. sort of thing you would put Sometimes sawdust but this on the lawn in spring. should be avoided because General purpose fertiliser wood takes a long time to such as Growmore (inorganic) rot down. The value of these is good for preparing soil manures varies according to before planting, or sowing how the animals have been 17/02/2019 09:53:31

Although usually dug into the ground straight away green Comfrey is also used to make manures can be cut and left liquid manure. Comfrey is rich on the surface to act as a in potash and contains useful mulch. amounts of nitrogen and When digging in, the green phosphate. Russian comfrey, manure should not be buried Symphytum x uplandicum too deep but turned in just makes the best liquid manure. under the soil’s surface. Dilute the same as nettle Commonly planted green manure. manures suitable for Green Manures the British climate are: alfalfa, hungarian grazing This is an inexpensive way rye,mustard, phacelia, alsike to improve soil fertility. They improve soils structure as well clover, bitter Lupin, red clover, field beans, winter tares. as nutrient contact. Green manures are plants that are Finally, for the third night Nettle manure is an easily grown not as a crop or for in a row someone has been made fertiliser from young ornamental use but for the mysteriously adding soil to my nettles and water. Nettles purpose of being dug into vegetable patch……. The plot have deep roots and therefore they bring up trace elements soil to enrich and improve thickens! from deeper soil which while structure. Green manures I am available for talks and should be grown densely, this essential to plant health will crowd out weeds. Sowing demonstrations please can be lacking in soil that of green manure needs to be contact me on 01208 814793 / is cropped regularly. Nettle timed so that it will be ready 07812918266 manure needs to be diluted before use the ideal strength to dig into the ground before Coming in the next issue fruit the next crop is sown. is about the colour of tea, for the small garden. fed and the way in which the manure has been stored. The best manure is a mature one that have been made and kept under cover. Horse manure is probably richer in nutrients than cow manure although horse manure does lose its value more quickly than cow manure if kept in the open; pig and sheep manure are richer in nitrogen. A good tip: one bag of fresh horse manure is useful to keep next to your compost bin. Use it as an activator just before and or after a layer of course material.

1-part manure to 10 parts water.

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Fitness With Julia New Year, New You! with so you enjoy it and it will prevent any injury. Some of us haven’t exercised for a while or may be trying a new type of exercise, so let your body get to grips with the new challenges. Focus on having realistic expectations. There will be times when you haven’t managed to fit in your exercise session but you haven’t failed, you’re allowed to have days off and you’re back on the next day. That’s how a sustainable regime works. It can sometimes seem difficult to kick start your New Year exercise regime. For many we have wined and dined and partied only to sing ‘Auld Lang Syne ‘ and then make the resolution to start a new exercise programme tomorrow.

Make a plan If you have decided to join a gym decide what you want to achieve and ask the trainers to create a plan for you to follow and work on progresssively.

Group exercise works for many people as there are such a variety of classes Make the decision. available now ranging from The perfect solution to feeling spinning to Dancefitness. A fitter,healthier,leaner and good instructor will adapt more positive in mood is to exercises to suit all levels, but get active. it is always advisable to check with the instructor to find out Start easy if the class is suitable for your There is no need to go at 100 level and needs. Group fitness miles an hour as the chances is motivating, a great way to are you will fall out of love exercise to music and meet with exercise quickly. Take other people. Over the many it at a gentle pace to begin years I have been teaching I 56 Link 220.indd 56

have seen people nervously turn up for the first class, worried about having two left feet and no confidence only to see them months down the line, feeling stronger, aerobically fitter and more positive. Taking that first step can be hard so bring a willing friend along. They might get hooked too!

Set small goals For example say to yourself ‘I will be able to walk/run a mile in so many minutes before the end of the month. I want to learn those aerobic dance steps to Tina Turner’s Proud Mary with better coordination,confidence and energy.Stick to one goal at a time but always have several more to aim for. They can be specific such as ‘I want my legs/ arms to be stronger and more toned ‘. A challenge will help you to improve on how many squats or press ups you can do in a minute and you can improve on this as time goes on. Whatever your age or ability, there are always exercises and goals to aim for and a fitness instructor will assist you with these.

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Quiz Quest

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When is St Piran’s Day?

3. Where is the highest pub in Cornwall? 4. To whom is the parish church of Lanhydrock dedicated? 5. How high is Cornwall’s highest point, Brown Willy?

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Personal Trainer?

The gym and group exercise are options but you might consider joining a walking group, joining a team or a local club in an activity that you enjoy or enjoyed in the past . You will make new friends along the way who will help you in achieving your goal. If you are tired when you get back from work and can’t motivate yourself to head off to your exercise session set yourself up with some inexpensive equipment at home . There are many excellent fitness DVDs and exercise apps to follow these days.

A personal trainer might seem a costly thought but investing in a few sessions to give advice , exercise ideas and motivation might be a worthwhile idea. In the dark and cold of winter it can be hard to prise yourself from the comfort of your sofa, but exercise benefits so much more than just your physical health. This time of the year can be hard for people with mental health problems and exercise is one proven treatment for it . You will feel better about yourself and proud of

achieving something. Before long I’m sure you will catch the exercise bug and what was once a chore will be something you look forward to! I hope I’ve given you some food for thought here. If you want some advice or information on how to start a fitness regime which is suitable for you personally or details about my group exercise classes please contact me. Julia Treglown (fully qualified fitness professional) - 07815987172 /

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Dorothy Housego written by her son, John Housego

Mum passed away at home, in her own room, as she had hoped to do. It was the result of a promise my sister, Penni, and I made to Dad over 20 years ago, but it would not have happened without the wonderful support offered by her carers and friends. I am so grateful to Penni for her determination in getting the support mum needed, for looking after her and holding firm, so that her wishes could be met. So how did Dorothy find her way to Cornwall in her eventful life? Mum was born in Lambeth, London, in November 1920; we don’t know much about her early years, but by the start of the Second War, she was a skilled seamstress. In 1944 she survived a close shave with a Doodlebug and her doctor suggested she needed to recuperate in the country - a decision that would change her life.

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Her family knew no one ‘in the country’, so with the help of her dad and a map of Britain she took a pin and randomly placed it anywhere ... it landed in Wadebridge! With £5 in her pocket she took the train, arriving in Wadebridge alone. As she walked into town, a car stopped and the driver, Eddie Chapman, listened to her story and took her home, introducing her to his daughters. She spent the rest of the war in Polzeath, making clothes for the local children and finding great comfort in the friendship of the Chapmans. She returned to London after the war, but she had left her heart in Cornwall, especially with her new friends in Polzeath. She met dad after the war; he was a family friend but was about to emigrate to Australia. Apparently, mum asked him to take her for a drive before he left, suggesting that he should marry her and take her to

Cornwall instead of emigrating! She must have been persuasive because they were soon married and, after a short spell running a private club in London, they sold everything, bought a caravan and, in 1959, arrived in Polzeath. They went into business as soon as they could and, over the years, ran a number of hotels, a beach car park and a garage in Bodmin. Mum and dad eventually retired to Pityme. Being part of the community was important to mum, including being a member of the WI and treasurer of the Link magazine. She took up painting and continued her love of knitting, tapestry, gardening and, above all, treasured her friendships. I am very proud of mum’s life: her courage, determined spirit and work ethic were all inspiring. But what I will remember the most is her kindness, her caring and selfless nature, always willing to help others and her unflustered nature and clear moral compass; she will always be with us, talking quietly to us ... rest in peace Dorothy, our wonderful mum. Message from Link Dorothy’s family kindly asked that all donations in memory of Dorothy should go to Link. We would like to thank them for the donation which will help continue our work to produce the magazine and support local good causes.

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Bernard John Warn ‘BJ’ 5.11.1922 -9.11.2018

Member. He was a dedicated member of St Minver Church, at various times being Church Treasurer, PCC Treasurer and Bernard John Warn, always When the new school opened Churchwarden. known as John, was born in Wadebridge in April 1957 In 2006, when the St Minver in Plymouth, educated at John was appointed Head of Church bells needed to be Devonport High School and, Maths and Science. He quickly recast, John funded the casting in 1941, went to Westminster became known by staff and of the ‘Third Bell’ in memory of College, London to undertake pupils alike as “BJ” and was noted Doreen, who died in 2005 and teacher training. for his firmness, fairness, sense himself. He was also involved in of humour and his resolve that Army Career each pupil should meet their full the renovation of the Perceval After just a year he enlisted Institute, chairing the committee. potential . He remained at the in the Army and served in the In more recent years he and school until retirement in 1979. Normandy campaign fighting Janet Heath set up the Pityme Supporter of the in France, Belgium and Holland. Lunch Club and he was also John was subsequently sent Community a Trustee and enthusiastic to Burma and returned to this Following his retirement John supporter of the St Minver country in early 1947. became involved in many Handbell Ringers. Teaching Career community activities: he was a Legion d’Honneur Resuming his studies after a member and chairman of the In May, John was appointed to gap of five years, John qualified Rock Institute Committee and the rank of Chevalier in the Ordre as a teacher and gained his he and Doreen were involved National de la Legion d’Honneur degree. His first teaching post in the setting up of the local by the President of the Republic was in London within earshot Lunch Club (later known as of France for his part in the of the Chelsea football ground, the St Minver Circle). He was Normandy campaign. which accounted for his abiding also a founder member of the He was a much loved husband, interest in that club. Probus Club of St Minver, being While in London he met and the initial Treasurer and later father, grandfather and great married Doreen, another teacher. chairman and was made a Life grandfather.

Frederick John (Fred) Beart

Cornwall to run a B&B .

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South Africa

In 1985 Fred made a brave decision to move to South Africa The previous issue of Link RAF Service where some of his family had contained an item on St Minver He joined the RAF and was already set up home. Drawing Senior Circle. One member of assigned to the Air Sea Rescue on their B&B experience, Fred the founding committee was branch where he served on high and Joan managed holiday Fred Beart and it is very sad that speed launch HSL2559 which complexes firstly in Eastern the publication of this article featured in the film ‘The Sea Shall Transvaal and then in Natal. They coincided almost to the day with Not Have Them’ , (1954). Fred’s death as he neared his 96th returned to England in 1999 On leaving the RAF, he started birthday. and settled in Rock where Fred work in a photographer’s became very involved in the Fred was the youngest of five studio where he met Joan. They children, born in West Ham. The married on 26 February 1953 in community. Fred leaves his wife family moved to Norfolk where Redditch . After a few years with Joan to whom he was married Fred completed his schooling for over 65 years; his four a photography business, Fred and joined a gentleman’s became a vehicle delivery driver children, seven grand-children, outfitters before being called up. for 25 years until redundancy and four great grandchildren caused him and Joan to come to (with another pending).

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Local Telephone Numbers


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

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

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A Book Review by John Baxter

Sea, Salt and Solitude By Chris Hewitt and Deborah Richards Published by TJ International Ltd, Padstow: Paperback £25 from Wadebridge Bookshop and other outlets including Rockfish The Rock Sailing Club dining area was festooned with huge photographs from this splendid book at a launch in early November 2018. Written by multi-talented Deborah Richards and illustrated with sensitive black and white portraits by distinguished photographer, Chris Hewitt, it is published in aid of The Fishermen’s Mission. For over 137 years the Mission has provided muchneeded support to both active and retired fishermen, and their families, around the UK coastline. Its South West branch has been at the forefront of innovative projects to assist the Mission in its work and this book is the brainchild of the SW Fundraising Manager, Julian Waring. Chris and Deborah gave all their time and skills as volunteers, and much of the printing cost was borne by sponsors: Jackie Stanley, (Harbour Holidays), Padstow Harbour Commissioners, Rick and Katie Toogood (Prawn on the Lawn) and Sharp’s Brewery. Papers for the launch prints were donated by Fotospeed Papers and most of the other costs were met by bountiful donations. In an introduction, the Director

of the Mission’s Business Development, Ali Godfrey, writes of the exploration of North Cornwall’s four fishing communities, Padstow, Rock, Port Isaac and Newquay. In a Foreword Rick Stein extols the ‘understated stories of ordinary people’, and highlights the ‘special quality of living a fulfilled life’ so evident in the faces shown in this book. Written by Deborah Richards is not strictly accurate as she explains at the beginning and is acknowledged at the end of the book. This is a documentary narrative and Deborah has managed to use the words spoken by the subject(s) in a six minute interview and thus ‘give a voice’ to the person in the photograph. The role of Kirsty Masters in identifying suitable subjects in Padstow is warmly recognised in the book and tribute is paid to those who provided hospitality, assistance and support in the completion of the project. It is, of course, the photographs that capture the heart of ‘Sea, Salt and Solitude’. Over 170 highly professional black and white portraits by notable, Cornish-born photographer, Chris Hewitt, dramatically convey the essence of the

Mission’s constituency. The sharp clarity of features on every page admirably endorse Rick Stein’s words, and the intelligent composition of many of the images provide picturesque flavour. Although the price might seem steep, the knowledge that the Mission will receive, and make good use of the benefit, should encourage purchase of this handsome work. The characters portrayed will be familiar to many, and their words, faithfully recorded, provide a fascinating insight into the lives of members of a much admired Cornish industry.

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A Report from Carol Mould Cornwall Councillor for St Minver and St Endellion St Minver Parishes’ Neighbourhood Plan

some while now with overnight parking/ camping on the front at New Polzeath. In conjunction with Highlands Council, it has been possible to commission a feasibility study to set in place a Road Traffic Order to restrict overnight parking. The works will be financed from the highways budget allocated to the Community Networks which has been designed to enable smaller projects within the network area to be moved forward collectively. The Polzeath Scheme was one of four to be agreed in the first round of funding with others within the Parishes hopefully to follow.

time for both Parish Councils regarding the car parking situation and the management In May of this year the of the toilets. Despite the best Neighbourhood Development efforts of all those involved, Plan (NDP) will have been both locally and at Cornwall in operation for 2 years. The Council level, it proved policies within the plan, impossible to recruit a car park especially concerning planning attendant for the whole of the matters, have held up well to summer season. This will be scrutiny. The balanced view looked at again for the 2019 we tried to achieve through season. the plan policies is often Both St Minver Councils St Endellion Parish commented upon by the contribute to the cleaning and Appeal Inspectors and so far all Council operating costs for the toilets in appeals tested against these St Endellion like the other New Polzeath and Coronation policies have been dismissed. Gardens to keep them open to Parishes in the Division The Parishes continue to the public. Last year, Lowlands receive numerous planning applications and have the same receive applications for new Council paid an extra sum of issues regarding access to builds, all of which have the money to cover the cost of an toilets and parking. The Parish Permanent Residency condition attendant for the Coronation Council have taken on the attached, it is hoped that some Garden site for the six weeks of these developments will of the summer holidays. Whilst responsibility for all the toilets in Port Isaac as well as providing attract residents who may wish this was partially successful, to downsize but stay within the the constant wedging open of new facilities at the new car the doors and vandalism of the park owned by the Council. Parishes. The plan of course is charging mechanism has meant They have also been involved in not without its critics, but my personal view is that we are in the cost to the public purse has sucessfully re-locating the War Memorial to a new home at the been considerable. a much better position with a plan in place than without one. As a result, the Parish Councils entrance of the village; it was good to see so many people at There is the opportunity for the have come together to form the new site on Remembrance Parish Councils to review the the Polzeath Futures Group current NDP after five years and with an aim to revive the Beach Sunday. The St Endellion NDP is well on its way to consultation an Official Plan review will be Ranger Service. There will be with the public, it is worth held after 10 years. a public meeting about the proposed plans on Wednesday mentioning the huge amount Polzeath 6th February at the Rock instiute of time and effort that your The summer of 2018 was as Parish Councillors put to these at 7pm. busy as ever with the wonderful documents for the benefit of New Polzeath weather being a bonus. all residents and the future There have been problems for wellbeing of our communities. However it was a challenging

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Please support them.

Parish Boundaries Cornwall Council is embarking on a review of Parish Boundaries. Any Parish wishing to request a review of their boundaries must submit an expression of interest form by the deadline of Feb 6th 2019. All submissions will be put before the Boundary Review Panel at County Hall, and any requests that cannot be resolved amicably will be determined by full Council.

Trewint Community Hub

more community facilities. It is a very ambitious project which is hoped will serve the Parishes for many years to come. The committee have just formed a CIC (community interest company) to move the project forward towards the submission of formal funding applications. The Committee will shortly circulate information about forthcoming events and more importantly details on how you can get involved, especially if you have some free time for fundraising. More information can be found clicking on the links on the Parish Website or the St Minver Community Hub Facebook Page.

For some time a sub-committee of Lowlands Parish Council has been working on a project Community Chest to build a community hub at Trewint Playing Fields to reFinally I would like to say a little home the Scouts, Brownies and about the Community Chest allocated to every Cornwall Football Club and to provide

Councillor for local projects. Since becoming Divisional Member I have made two donations to the Polzeath Marine Centre for the great works they do on and around the beach, one large donation to the Surf Life Saving Club towards a new safety board, and a donation also to the Polzeath Christmas Lights committee. If your group has a project and would like to discuss a donation please get in touch. I try to attend as many Parish Meetings as possible and I am always happy to be contacted by email or in person if you have any queries. Carol Mould

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Anagrams 1,378 feet (420 m) above sea level


St Hydrock


The Cheesewring in Minions


March 5th


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Local Church Services for March, A March



St Kew

9.30am HC

St Peter

9.30am MW

St Endellion

10th 9.30am AAW






9.30am HC

9.30am AAW


9.30am HC


9.30am HC

9.30am MW

9.30am HC

9.30 HC

9.30am MW


11am SE

11am SE

11am SE 6pm T

11am SE 6pm CS

11am SE

11am SE

11am 4.30pm

St Minver

11am HC

11am AAW

11am HC

11am AAW

11am AAW

11am HC


St Enodoc

3pm E

3pm E

3pm E

3pm HC

3pm E

3pm E

3pm E

St Michael

6pm E

9.15am HC 6pm E

6pm E

6pm E

6pm E

6pm E

9.15 a 6pm E

6pm OG

8.30am HC

8.30am HC

7pm C

10.30am HC


St Breoke Egloshayle

10.30am FC

10.30 am WT 10.30amHC

10.30 WT

St Conan’s

8.30am HC

8.30am HC

St Mary’s

10.30am HC

10.30am MF

10.30am FC

10.30am HC

10 am

Key to abbreviations for above

Anglican Weekly Services:


Family Communion



All Age Worship

Egloshayle Church, 8.30am Morning Prayer

OG Open to God Wholeness & Healing E Evensong HC Holy Communion MF Memory Friendly MW Morning Worship

St Endellion Church. 8am Holy Communion



Sung Eucharist

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


Liturgy of the Palms


St Breoke Longstone - Service of the Light

St Michael’s Church, 5.30pm Evening Prayer

C Compline PE

Parish Eucharist


Taize Worship Together

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Thursdays St Breoke Church, 8.30am Morning Prayer


St Conan’s Church, 6pm Evening Prayer

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arch, April, May

Please check Notice Boards, Newsletters and Websites for latest information and for Holy Week services.

April 7th


21st Easter

May 28th


am HC

9.30am AAW

9.30am HC

9.30am AAW

9.30am HC

am MW

9.30am HC

11am HC

9.30am HC

9.30am MW

m SE

11amSE 4.30pm E

11am SE

m HC

11am AAW

11am HC

11am AAW


3pm E

8 & 9.15 HC


9.15 am HC 6pm E

8 & 9.15 HC

am HC

7pm C


0am HC

11am HC

10.30am PE

10 am LP


19th 9.30am HC

9.30am AAW

9.30am MW

9.30am HC

11am SE

11am SE 6pm T

11am SE

11am HC

11am AAW

11am HC

3pm HC

3pm E

3pm E

3pm E

11am AAW & Baptism 3pm HC

6pm E

6pm E

9.15am HC 6pm E

6pm E

6pm E

11am SE

11am SE

9.30 AAW 9.30am HC

8.30am HC 10.30am WT

10.30am HC

8.30am HC 10.30am WT 10.30am HC

10.30am WT

8.30am HC

8.30am HC

8.30am HC

10.30am HC

10.30am HC

Catholic Church Services Wadebridge St Michael’s Church. Mass: Sundays 8.30am. Bodmin St Mary’s Abbey. Mass: Sundays 10.30am. Padstow St Saviour & St Petroc Church, Mass Saturday 5.30pm. (Confessions 5.30 6pm). Tintagel St Paul The Apostle Church Mass: Sundays 5.30pm. more at

10.30am MF

10.30am HC

Methodist Church Services

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

Quaker Meetings

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

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Of the total greenhouse gas emissions from food climate change. This has been production in the UK, farming challenged by Oxford’s Food only accounts for half. The Climate Research Network rest is estimated to come from which states in a 2017 report processing, transportation, that only 20 to 60% can be storage, retailing and food offset. Patrick Holden of the preparation. Where food Sustainable Food Trust thinks is produced and how it that a move back to mixed is distributed need to be farming systems is a more considered. Individual sustainable option using countries should not consider properly managed grazing to their agricultural policies in supply low-emission meat and isolation. Most are exporters dairy products whilst building and importers. Moving food soil fertility to grow healthier across the world is expensive fruit, vegetables and legumes. particularly when the true Food Production costs of environmental damage are considered. If we The effect of agriculture reduce our consumption of on climate change is a very UK produced food and then contentious issue and the replace it with food grown supply chain needs to be on land cleared of rainforests considered as a whole in order to gain a true picture. in South America which we

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then air-freight to the UK we have not only shifted the environmental damage but increased it dramatically. Less food miles, less processing and consuming locally produced foods have to be preferable for foods that can be naturally produced in our climate. Let’s not forget the added advantages of high animal welfare standards and food safety that consuming UK produced food ensures. On a final note I’d like to put agriculture’s role in climate change in perspective. A single return flight from Rome to Brussels generates higher greenhouse gas emissions than the annual consumption of meat of a single person!

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Thinking of a holiday let investment? With the average return on a holiday let being more than double the gross rental income of an equivalent buy to let, a holiday let investment is a savvy choice. As experts in holiday letting, here’s a few top tips from our team at Cornish Horizons to help you make your investment a roaring success: 1. Hot spots A property investment on the north Cornwall coast can seem comparatively expensive. But it’s an area in high demand by holidaymakers, so consider the return on your investment. 2. Get an edge It’s a competitive market, so make sure your property stands out. Perhaps it has a great view, parking where it’s at a premium or perhaps you’re planning to refurb with stylish fixtures and high-end décor? Even an investment in a hot tub, log burner or open fire can result in your property commanding a higher price and receiving more bookings (easily covering the costs of the initial investment and installation). 3. Be flexible The demand for short breaks is on the rise, so be flexible with changeover dates to allow short breaks. These can initially seem counterintuitive, but holiday homeowners that make the most out of these changes in market trends are already enjoying the financial benefits! Get in touch with our friendly team (pictured above) for more free, helpful advice at: Tel 70 01841 533331 or email Link 220.indd 70

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


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

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

Alison Mattinson Dip.FH MCFHP MAFHP Foot Health Practitioner

07736 679 310

www .atlanticfootcare .co .uk

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

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Farm Shop & Restaurant Open Daily from 9 am

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Book for a traditional Sunday roast!

Tel 01208 880164



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A Splash of Colour Quality Painting and Decorating Services Russell Combellack

07800 855 605 01208 815 872 Local Wadebridge Firm

Talk & Trips 2019 Tate St Ives Saturday, March 30th 11am - 2pm

Penlee House and Museum Tuesday, April 16th

Talk on 20th Century Cornish Landscape Artists Thursday, June 6th ,7pm Port Isaac Village Hall

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Carpet Trader

Over 25 years experience built around great value & service


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

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

Tel: 01208 368643

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


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

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Nursery Stores Rock Ltd 01208863328

Nursery Stores the local convenience shop. We have a wide variety of everyday essentials, treats and luxuries. An excellent off licence and a great range of groceries supporting 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. A good selection of Williams & Son Butchers meats, joints and Creedy Carver free range chickens. Stocking a range of Fee's Foods frozen fish pies, lasagne, curries and more also locally made fresh quiches and treacle tarts. A great range of treats including Kernow chocolate, Buttermilk fudge and Furniss biscuits. A fine selection of International and Cornish Trevibban Mill & Camel Valley sparkling and still wines. Many local and international beers and ciders including Sharp’s Brewery and Padstow Brewery Ales, Cornish Orchards and Haywood ciders plus many more. 78 Link 220.indd 78

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