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Independent Family Funeral Directors

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Probate Services Prompt Support for the Recently Bereaved Obtaining Probate Acting as executors and trustees Administering the estate No estate too small or too complex Experts in Estate Tax Planning & Administration Review and redrafting of existing Wills Contact Richard for further information:

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Lingham Hall


St Minver School

Community Hall and Gallery for Hire


Sports, Dances - Keep fit Shows - Parties - Meetings

£10 per hour - Regular Users £15 per hour - Occasional users Includes kitchen equipment and facilities for many sports.


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Piano Tuner & Technician 20 Years Experience St Minver

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GROUP TRAVEL COACH EXCURSIONS Enterprise Park, Midway Road, Bodmin, PL31 2FQ. 01208 77989

Mar 17

Spring Garden Shopper Lee Mill, Endsleigh Garden Centre & Kernow Mill Mar 29 Easter at Longleat Apr 1-7 Lakes, Dales & Moors By Road, Rail & Water Apr 26 River Cruise To Agatha Christie’s Greenway House 7 May Malvern Spring Gardening Show May 7 Badminton Horse Trials Jun 23 Powderham castle and River Exe Cruise Jul 7-8 RHS Wisley & Hampton Court Garden Show Aug 7 Festival Of British Eventing – Gatcombe

Aug 14 Jurassic Coast - Sea cruise to Sidmouth Sep 2–4 Burghley Horse Trials Sep 3–4 Great Dorset Steam Fair Weekend 13 Sep

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Ian’s Logs

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

Delivered within

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and Kindling

20 mile radius of Wadebridge 01208 863404 07740 404850

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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) www .freshfromthesea@hotmail .co .uk

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Vivienne Fabrics


We stock Uniforms: St Minver School jumpers. Wadebridge 2nd School jumpers. Beaver/Cub jumpers.Scout/Explorer shirts.

01208 813145

Rainbows, Brownies and Guide uniforms. Viviennes Fashion Fabrics, 32 Molesworth Street, Wadebridge PL27 7DP

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Issue 207 March/April 2016

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


An evening with Johnny Cowling at ‘The Point’ raises £1,300 . . . . . . . 16 A Very Successful Year for Restharrow Charity Shop . . . . . . . `16 St Minver Church Bursting at the Seams on Christmas Eve . . . . . . . . . 17 St Minver Probus Club . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 A‘ThankYou’from Cancer Research UK . . 19 A First for Wadebridge Choral Society? 19 Hold a Fish and Chip Supper . . . . . 22 Driving to Make a Difference . . . . . 22 St Endellion Easter Festival . . . . . . . 23 Ancient Red Deer Remains Found on Daymer Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Easter at Rock Sailing Club . . . . . . . 24 Neighbourhood Development Plan 56

Spring at Polzeath Marine Centre . . . . . 21 Blessings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Women’s World Day of Prayer . . . . . . . . . 27 Apply for your cash award! . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Zeath Gallery Comes To Rock . . . . . . . . . 34 Memories of life in Plymouth during World War ll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Sharing, caring families providing much-needed breaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Regular Items

Rock Lifeboat Diary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 We will remember them . . . . . . . . . . 26 St Minver School Report . . . . . . . . . . 30 Featured Artist: Debbie Trant . . . . 31 Seasonal Fashion Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 St Breock School Report . . . . . . . . . . 43 Country Diary from Cobb Cottage . . 48 Tribute Book Review - The Madness of July . 50 William Charles Mably . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Gardening Made Easy . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Brain Gym . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Guest Chef Parliamentary Update - Scott Mann . 55 Andrew Warne of ‘Warnes’, Church Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Wadebridge - Bakewell Tart . . . . . 39 Local Telephone Numbers . . . . . . . . 60 The Link Events Diary - - - - - - -56 Visit our website - Issue 207.indd 15

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Trebetherick & Polzeath WI

WI MeetingS Rock Institute Thursday March 3rd 2 pm Talk by Kristin Hunt ‘Dark Sheep in my Cupboard’ Thursday April 7, 7 pm Talk by Clare Greenwood ‘Colour Magic’ Everyone is welcome to attend - there is a charge of £1 for guests (light refreshments included).

National Trust

Ranger Day Pentire Head

Saturday March 5 10am - 2pm

Join the rangers for a few hours improving the access on Pentire Head. We’ll either be repairing footpaths or installing gates, helping people getting out and about on this impressive headland. Bring food and drink, wear sturdy boots and wear clothing suitable for the weather. There is no charge For more information call 01208 863821 or email tom. 16 Issue 207.indd 16

An evening with Johnny Cowling at ‘The Point’ raises £1,300 With the clubhouse packed with local fans, plus a few who had never before experienced a Johnny Cowling evening, everyone was in the mood for laughter and fun and they were not disappointed. Local MP, Scott Mann, who came hoping for a quiet time with friends was amongst those singled out for Johnny’s mischief. No one was safe, all were picked on and to leave the room in his presence was asking for trouble, as one man found out – only it really was an emergency as he was a coast guard! Oops! Picked on were Janet and John, happily married for fifty years, they were really good sports as time and time again they were included in his jokes. In a break from the tears of laughter we all tucked into Barnecutt’s pasties and this was followed by the raffle. Thanks must go to Johnny for an exceptionally good show and also to Jeremy and Eva, owners of The Point, for opening their doors to so many good people who were kind enough to attend and buy raffle tickets. The £1,300 raised will go to the two Captains’ charities, the Bella Rose Boyling Appeal and Pancreatic Cancer Research within Cancer Research UK.

A Very Successful Year for Restharrow Charity Shop 2015 was a very successful year for Restharrow Charity Shop at Trebetherick. They raised an amazing £5,500 which has been split with £4,000 for Cancer Research, £1,000 for Clic Sargent and £500 for the Mermaid Centre. Kathy Hore said that this was due mainly to donations of goods by a family who moved house and many others who brought us in goods to sell. Kathy wants to thank the ladies that run the shop: Pearl, Audrey, Sylvia, Di, Angela and Peggy. Also to Richard Hartley who gets the job of getting rid of all the rubbish. They give their time tirelessly. The shop looks forward to a good year this year. It opens Easter as well as Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Whitsun. It is not open on Sundays during the summer. We welcome local stories and photographs. 18/02/2016 13:40:03

Polzeath Marine Centre

Spring Events

The State of our Oceans Tuesday March 26, 7pm; Tubestation, Polzeath A talk by surf explorer and photographer, Tim Nunn, updating us on the state of our oceans and marine rubbish

Conserving Cornwall’s Cetaceans

St Minver Church Bursting at the Seams on Christmas Eve There was a record turnout for our ever popular Crib Service this year with a wonderful throng, full of the Christmas Spirit, following our very special donkey friend Coco into the church. It was standing room only and, in spite of such a huge and excited audience, the cast of actors was not all daunted and gave us an enchanting performance with Mary looking after her very own baby brother added another sprinkle of magic to the occasion. One of the cast, a three day old lamb, has obviously been to acting school as he gave out a perfect bleat at just the right moment! What a perfect way to start our Christmas celebrations. Do come and join in next year. More seating being planned! Sue Ferguson

Monday April 4,7pm Tubestation, Polzeath Abby Crosby, Cornwall Wildlife Trust marine officer, talks about conserving our wonderful dolphins, porpoises and whales

Extreme Rockpooling at Pentire Wednesday April 6, 10am This is for those among us who are really fit. Exploring caves and gullies along Pentire headland for rare marine life with Cornwall Wildlife Trust marine biologist Matt Slater and Cornish Rock Tors; booking is essential; contact mattslater@ Visit our website - Issue 207.indd 17

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Cancer Research UK (St Minver Branch)

Wine and Wisdom Evening Wednesday April 20, 7.30pm

Rock Sailing & Water Ski Club To book your table ring 01208 862143

Music at St Endellion

Reflections ‘From Brahms to the Beatles’ The Joyful Company of Singers Saturday April 30, 7.30pm St Endellion Church Tickets £10 (free to accompanied under-16s), and available from the Endelienta Box Office: telephone 07787 944935 or online at

St Minver Probus Club St Minver Probus Club held its January meeting at the Pityme Inn. We were very pleased that Bob Lindo, the famous joint founder of the Camel Valley Vineyard, gave up his time to speak to us. Bob held up a vine cutting and his International Wine Challenge Gold Medal of which his family is obviously proud. Then he proceeded to explain how you get from the former to the latter. He gave us each some cuttings and explained how to plant them. (the writer muses that we now have the same chance he had, even though it is 40 years too late for most of us!) Bob left the RAF to settle with his wife on a farm in the Camel Valley. He loved the life but quickly learnt that the more sheep you have, the poorer you become. So they changed tack, took a free hour’s accountancy advice and planted 8,000 vine cuttings. He then had 4 years growing time, before the first harvest, to find out what to do with the grapes, and quite honestly, that seems much more difficult than growing them. The success story that is Camel Valley is surely known to you all, but you may not be quite aware that Bob and his family (for it is very much a family affair) have, as far as sparkling wine is concerned, beaten the French at their own game, not once but several times. You just have to consider how long those in Champagne have been at it, and how globally prestigious their tipple, to appreciate fully ‘Cornwall’s’ achievement. Not that it went to Bob’s head, (neither the success nor the wine) because Bob is the most mild-mannered and self-effacing person imaginable. (though probably not when he is competing for an important prize!) . Bob Lindo’s main pleasure is the thought that they started at the beginning, and the fact that the business is still run as a family farm. It is still a very small operation, and, amazingly, Bob’s wife still prunes her own vines, the ones she planted 30 years ago. (that apparently is a massive advantage to the business, as it allows innovation and experiment always to be compared to a ‘control’. That is not something you can produce instantly.) When you consider the risks the Lindos took with their savings and their livelihoods all those years ago, and still do every year (losing all your grapes to frost is but one of the many risks) you would expect them to be nervous wrecks by now. By golly, you would be wrong! It was a very nice, very informative talk enjoyed by us all. Tony Priest

A ‘Thank You’ from Cancer Research UK The St Minver Fundraising group for Cancer Research UK are very pleased to announce the total of £388.96 was raised for World Cancer Day in February. They would like to thank Newslines and Barnecutts for allowing Committee members to collect outside their shops and to everyone that donated. 18 Issue 207.indd 18

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A First for Wadebridge Choral Society? Wadebridge Choral Society is preparing for the Spring Concert, a full performance of Bach’s ‘St John Passion’ with soloists and orchestra, a major undertaking for any choir and perhaps the first time the work has been performed in Wadebridge. There will be a full orchestra and four professional soloists with the

Choir for this work, appropriately timed for the post Easter season. As always the concert will be conducted by the Choir’s Director of Music Nicholas Danks. The concert will be at Wadebridge School on Saturday April 23rd. Further details will be published in the local press at the end of March and tickets

Cancer Research UK Cornwall ‘Get Together’ Daphne Skinnard, Patron of Cancer Research UK Cornwall, spoke to local fundraising groups and said how proud she was of their efforts when she attended a recent ‘get together’ at Mitchell (Newquay). This was a chance for groups to chat with one another about their different fundraising activities and to get new ideas. The Manager for the South West and Area Managers updated us on new developments and were on hand to help us with any materials or information we might need for future events. This was a very worthwhile evening and it never ceases

Wadebridge Bookshop. Further details can had from the Choir’s Secretary Annabell Woolcott, telephone 01208 815322 or email The photograph was taken at last year’s Spring Concert

Music at St Endellion

Reflections in the mirror Barbara Degener and Stephen Hawker Friday March 4, 7.30pm

St Endellion Church

Daphne Skinnard (standing) with Chairman, Gina Snelling, St Minver CRUK.

to amaze me of the time and effort given by some groups to raise vast sums of money. Maggie Day

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This recital is to celebrate the new concert grand piano donated by the Friends of St Endellion. Cornwallbased musicians Barbara Degener, cello, and Stephen Hawker, piano, will present a programme based around Arvo Pärt’s ’Spiegel im Spiegel’ (Mirror in the Mirror), with Beethoven’s sonata in g minor, pieces by Bach, Bartok and other 20th century musicians

Tickets £10 (free to accompanied under-16s), and available from the Endelienta Box Office: telephone 07787 944935 or online at

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Rock RNLI a vital link in the charity’s ring of safety around the south west The RNLI has recently released figures that show volunteer crews in the south west launched lifeboats a total of 1,485 times and rescued 1,531 people in 2015.

The numbers were slightly down for the Rock team in 2015, from 27 launches in 2014, but every incident is important, especially to those in need of help. With this in mind Volunteer lifeboat crews across the region’s 36 the station now has a Community Safety volunteer. He’s Mark Stacey who has been lifeboat stations saved a total of 90 lives and on the crew for two years and runs the local spent 9,989 hours on service at sea last year, equating to 416 days. sailing school; The most common launches for south west lifeboats were to sailing boats (353 or 24%) followed by call outs to power pleasure craft (286 or 19%).

“This role is aimed at promoting water safety to everyone who goes in or near the sea. Because of my work, I know the area well and the possible safety issues, so it seemed The volunteers at Rock launched 15 times and appropriate that I should take on this extra assisted 14 people. They also saved two lives. voluntary job. I’ve only just started so am The figures show that the local team spent 33 learning more and have just attended a hours at sea on emergency call outs in 2015 workshop at the RNLI training college in and that five of the ‘shouts’ were in the dark. Poole. It’ll be interesting to see how the work develops but I’m a big supporter of any Mike Hewitt, Rock RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager, says the statistics prove initiative that helps keep people safe in our lovely area of Cornwall.” the value of the commitment shown by the Rock RNLI volunteers; Mark Stacey. “The figures highlight just how much dedication our volunteers give to Rock and it’s not just about the incidents they attend either. There’s also the hours they spend training onshore and afloat and on a regular basis. That commitment shows just how determined they are to be ready for any situation that might develop. I’d like to thank them all and I’d like to pay tribute to their families too because they give up so much to support them in their voluntary roles.” Tom Mansell is the RNLI’s Divisional Operations Manager in the south west; “The dedication that all our volunteers show is truly commendable and we thank them wholeheartedly for the selfless work they carry out, at any time of the day or night and in all weathers.” 20 We welcome local stories and photographs. Issue 207.indd 20

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Spring at Polzeath Marine Centre

March is here, Spring is sprung, and Polzeath Marine Conservation activities are starting up for the 2016 Season! The Marine Conservation Group is gearing up with plans for the re-opening of the Centre, and the welcoming of visitors and new members. Come and join us! Pop in to our Centre in Coronation Gardens and pick up a leaflet of events and activities for the year ahead. Don’t miss two fascinating talks in the Tubestation: the first, by surf explorer and photographer, Tim Nunn, updating us with news of the state of our oceans and marine rubbish, on Tuesday March 29th, from 7pm to 8.30pm. The second is by Abby Crosby, Cornwall Wildlife Trust marine officer, talking about conserving Cornwall’s cetaceans, our wonderful dolphins, porpoises and whales, Monday April 4th, 7pm to 8.30pm. Beach activities include a Beach Clean with our Beachcare volunteers on Polzeath and Baby Bay beaches, Friday March 18th, 9.30am; and a Polzeath Beach Mega Spring Clean on Saturday April 9th, 3 pm, with Beachcare, National Trust and Marine Centre volunteers. And for those amongst us who are really fit, an Extreme Rockpooling Event along Pentire headland, exploring caves and gullies for rare marine life with Cornwall Wildlife Trust marine biologist Matt Slater and Cornish Rock Tors, on Wednesday April 6th, from 10 am to 1 pm. (Booking’s essential for this event: contact Keep a look-out in your next copy of ‘The Link’ (and the website) for news of our

Reusable water bottle. annual Discovery Day in May during the half-term holiday, and all our other events and activities this year. We’d love to see you there! Meantime, as you start to get out and about this Spring don’t forget to take one of our reusable water bottles with you and help to reduce plastics on our beaches. For more information about these, all our events for the coming year and how to join us as a member or a volunteer visit:, email or call 0779 896650. You will also find us on Facebook.

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Hold a Fish and Chip Supper for the Spinal Injuries Association The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), invite you to hold a fish and chip supper on Friday May 10th to boost funds and to raise awareness of spinal cord injury issues. The fish and chip supper can be held in your own home, at work or hold a larger supper at your local community centre. SIA will provide a Fund Raising Pack containing hints and tips, recipes, invitations and donation envelopes. By inviting eight friends and asking them to donate an additional £5 means you will raise at least £40 from your supper but we will also give you additional fund raising

ideas to raise even more money for SIA. The money raised will help SIA offer support to individuals who become paralysed and their families, from the moment a spinal injury occurs and for the rest of their lives, by providing services and publications which enable and encourage paralysed people to lead independent lives. Every year in the UK over 1,000 people experience a spinal cord injury and there are an estimated 40,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK alone.

Community Fundraising Officer, Elizabeth Wright, says, “The Fish and Chip Supper is a wonderful opportunity for a great evening with friends and family. We are also encouraging people who work to hold a Fish and Chip Lunch in their work places to raise even more funds. You may be even a local community group wanting to run a fun evening with your group”. For more information or to request a fundraising pack call Elizabeth Wright on 0845 071 4350 or email or visit

Driving to Make a Difference Concern Wadebridge celebrates 40 years of supporting people in Wadebridge and outlying areas. Over those years the charity has strived to make a difference to the lives of local people using the centre. Every day there are various activities, offering a wide range of support, whilst also offering a place where people can meet friends old and new, share memories, a joke or just catch up on news over a cuppa and a tea cake! Over this time, the Charity has developed into a leading charity in Cornwall providing support to those over 50. This will continue over the 22 Issue 207.indd 22

coming years as we continue to develop to meet the challenges whatever they might be. This year we are looking at developing new services, some in partnership with other charities, we are also looking at providing a volunteer car service that will help people to get to their medical and social appointments. Just before Christmas we launched Access Wadebridge, a service where people can borrow mobility scooters, wheelchairs and walking aids, helping them to get out and about in Wadebridge. The charity is supported by

a core of volunteers, who provide a welcome at the centre and, for those wanting light refreshments, a team of volunteers provide the teas and coffees. As we develop new services, we will need to recruit new volunteers to support our work. If you are looking for a new challenge, either at the centre or as a volunteer car driver, and enjoy meeting people, please contact me. Andy Lyle 01208 812392 Cornwall Rural Community Charity, John Betjeman Centre Southern Way, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7BX. Telephone: 01208 812392 Fax: Website:

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help keep polzeath beach clean Just turn up at Polzeath Car park on any of the dates below and join our merry band of volunteers Friday March 18th, 9.30 am Saturday April 9 , 3 pm - Megabeach clean with other groups Wednesday May 18th, 9.30 am Friday June 17th, 9.30 am Wednesday July 20th, 9.30 am Friday August19th, 9.30 am Saturday September 17th, 3 pm - Megabeach clean with other groups Wednesday October 19th, 3 pm Friday November 18th, 9.30 am Wednesday December 21st, 9.30 am th

Perceval Institute

Soup & Pudding Lunch

Wednesday March 2 12.30 pm Perceval Institute Tickets £5.50 from St Minver PO Proceeds will go towards providing a new heating system at the Institute.

St Endellion Easter Festival

The St Endellion Music Festival has announced its programme for the 2016 Festival which takes place in St Endellion between March 26th and April 3rd. Full details of all concert, soloists, conductors and information on how to book your tickets are available at website: Brief details appear below. Saturday March 26th, 2pm Come And Sing! Mozart’s Requiem, and Haydn’s Insanae et vanae curae. Easter Sunday March 27th 4.30pm Choral Evensong Introit: O clap your hands, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis ‘Jesus Service’ Anthem: Blessed city, heavenly Salem. 7.30pm Chamber Concert Partita in D Minor BWV 1004 for solo Violin, Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano Op.19, Piano Quintet in A Major D667 ‘The Trout’ . Tuesday March 29th 9 am Thought for the Day 7.30pm Chamber Concert ‘Passacaglia’, Duo for Violin and Viola, Clarinet Quintet in A Major K581 , Kiss on Wood, Piano

Quintet in Eb Major Op.44

Friday April 1st

10pm Late Night Candlelit RecitaL

9 am Thought for the Day


7.30pm Evening Concert

Wednesday March 30th 9 am Thought for the Day 7.30pm Evening Concert Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.11 in A Major, Dies natalis, Introduction and Allegro Op.47, Ulysses Awakes, Cantata BWV 82 Ich habe genug. Thursday March 31st 9 am Thought for the Day 1.15pm Lunchtime Prom In St Kew Church The Trumpet Shall Sound! Crispian Steele-Perkins,. 10pm Late Night Candlelit Jazz Berlin – Paris – Broadway with jazz singer Tina May and guests.

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9.30am – 1pm Open Rehearsal Mass In B Minor BWV 232 Saturday April 2nd 9 am Thought for the Day 9.30am – 1pm Open Rehearsal 7.30pm Evening Concert I carry your heart with me , Alto Rhapsody Op.53, Concerto in C Major Op.56 for Violin,Cello and Piano, So Deep, Symphony No.3 in A Minor Op.56 ‘Scottish’ Sunday April 3rd 11am Festival Eucharist Mass in C K220 (Spatzenmesse), Anthem: Hymn to St Cecilia. 6pm Evening Concert Mass In B Minor BWV 232.

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Ancient Red Deer Remains Found on Daymer Bay

This is the shoulder blade of a red deer, found on Daymer in January 2014 after the heavy seas had stripped the sand from the Prehistoric Forest normally buried under the beach, and still visible as many will know.

Since then, Royal Holloway College identified the bone and carbon-dated the alkaline peat substrate in which it was found as about 4,200 years old.

Easter at Rock Sailing Club The Camel Sailing Frostbite series of races was planned in 2015 for the start of 2016 and, following the success of the series last year, a good turnout was anticipated. However, the weather had other ideas and so far none have been sailed. The competitors wait patiently for the wind, tide and conditions generally to combine at last in their favour. The Easter series of races starts earlier this year, on Good Friday March 25th. As usual this is an open meeting with a Laser fleet sailing a separate series 24 Issue 207.indd 24

while a menagerie fleet competes for the Easter Chase. Social events include the Good Friday fish supper and, on Sunday, the Easter Bunny charity brunch. If you would like to come along to either of these evenings please contact Manager Richard Smith or Kim in the office on 01028 862709 for details. Meanwhile, the many tasks that need to be completed before the start of the season are ongoing: Clubhouse maintenance and servicing the Committee boat Andromeda and all the patrol boats and their

gear t in time for the Easter meeting starting on Good Friday March 25th If you would like to join the Club, please contact Kim and/or look up the Club’s website for further information.

Cancer Research UK (St Minver Branch)

Jumble SAle

Rock Village Institute Saturday March 5, 2pm Refreshments available All Welcome

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William Charles Mably ‘Bill’ 1931 - 2016 William Charles Mably, always known as Bill, was born at Treglyn Farm on the August 1st 1931, son of Richard Henry and Sarah, and brother of Sam, Ruth, John and Betty. Being the youngest, he was often spoiled by his Mother and older sisters. After his Father’s death in 1944, aged 13, he left school to work on the farm - wages then were half a crown per week (12.5 pence). After two years he joined his brothers in the farm partnership ‘Mably Brothers Treglyn ‘. Bill was a member of Wadebridge young farmers where he made many lifelong friends. On one occasion they were going on a bus trip and Bill thought that it would be a good idea for all the boys to sit with a girl on the bus. He put a lot of effort into deciding who would sit with which girl and he chose to sit next to 16 year old Margaret Old of Treyarnon. Five years later, in 1956, they married and moved into Carclaze Farm wHere they had three children Richard, Jill and Stephen. In 1968 they moved to Dinham Farm, where they developed the caravan park.

Bill in 2006 with his first crop of maize. In the 90s Bill and Margaret semi-retired to Atlantic House near the beach at Treyarnon Bay and had many happy times there with their grandchildren. In February 2000 they moved to St Michael’s in Rock where sadly Margaret passed away in June of that year.

Later on that year he met Bridget Taylor and was welcomed into her family. They Bill and Margaret enjoyed their holidays, have had a wonderful and happy time together at Portkillock over the last 16 especially two trips around the world during which they visited his Brother John years. and Sister Ruth in Adelaide Australia. They His passion in life was farming. He also loved their holidays in Switzerland worked hard all his life and was proud to and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Bill help establish his three children in their also went on a Boys holiday around farming and holiday businesses. Bill has Europe in the 60s with Bill Reskelly in his also had much pleasure over the last 15 years establishing a farming business Jag. Visit our website - Issue 207.indd 25

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together with his grandson Jame,s to whom he has been a role model and inspiration. Unfortunately two years ago Bill had a stroke and has suffered poor health since but he never complained. He has had such fun and laughter at Portkillock with his family and with the doctors, nurses and carers that looked after him.

has done for him. Bill had a fulfilling life and I am sure everyone who knew him will have their own memories. Bill enjoyed old time dancing when he was young and played in the St Minver Silver band when he was a little older.

But what gave Bill most pleasure was his family, grandchildren, great The family extends special thanks to them grandchildren, nephews, nieces and all, but most of all it cannot go without cousins - too many to mention by name, mentioning that Bridget has been a also his friends and neighbours wonderful companion to Bill and has He will be missed by his family and cared and looked after him 24.7 for the last 2 years to the very end Bill’s family will friends. be eternally grateful for everything she Richard Mably

We Will Remember Them Joyce Bennetts of Wadebridge

Victor Bernard Etherington of Wadebridge

Hugh Nigel Croke Ellis-Robinson of St Minver Arthur Jesse Gurney of Wadebridge Elizabeth Brown Cudmore of Wadebridge

Francis Sidney Hawke of St Minver Emma Queenie Knight of Wadebridge

Wendy Anthea Curtis-Brindle of Betty Nightingale of Wadebridge Wadebridge William Charles Mably of St Minver Jean Cameron Davey of St Minver Pauline Anne Nunn of Wadebridge Gordon Sandercock Dennis of Phyllis Hilda Paynter of Wadebridge Wadebridge Hedley Pooley of Rock Bette Mary Dingle of St Minver Ann Dyke of Wadebridge

Barbara Tasker of Wadebridge

Patricia Emily Edwards of Wadebridge

Florence Lavinia Walford of St Minver

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Jenny Louise Walters of Wadebridge

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Blessings Elizabeth Wild, Priest-in-Charge of the North Cornwall Cluster of Churches As the New Year unfolds and my family and I gradually settle in to life here in North Cornwall, what I am most aware of is a real sense of God’s blessings in this place. My husband and my daughters love being here in this beautiful area, and among communities where people really do know one another and help one another out. In all of the six churches in the Cluster I have come across people who have blessed me. And as churches we have been hugely blessed by the many, many people, both visitors and locals, who came to all the Christmas services and filled them sometimes to overflowing! There are so many blessings for which we are thankful. But, of course, Christian life is not just about receiving God’s many blessings. It is also about doing what we can to be a blessing in the places where we live and work, among family and friends and strangers. So what I really

hope to discover as the year moves on, is more about how the churches can be a blessing to you. How can we be there for you at key times in your life in ways that are really helpful? How can we create opportunities for the whole community to come together for celebrations and times of remembrance? How can we make a difference in our communities and in our wider world so that all may share, freely and fairly, in the blessings of God’s world? So if you, too, have a sense of being deeply blessed or know of a way that our churches may be able to be a blessing to others, I’d love to hear from you. Let’s not just count our blessings in North Cornwall, let’s multiply them and share them as widely as we can! Please contact me on: or visit :

Women’s World Day of Prayer Women’s World Day of Prayer is an international, ecumenical, prayer movement that invites women, from a different part of the world each year, to prepare a worship service through which their hopes and fears for their country may be brought before the whole world in prayer.

The theme ‘Receive children. Receive me’ reflects St Mark’s Gospel, chapter 10 verses 13-16, which is the focus of the service and a reminder that everyone is a child of God and equally worthy of our love and respect.

The Republic of Cuba is the largest Caribbean island, located at the entrance th of the Gulf of Mexico and called ‘the Key to On Friday March 4 an estimated 3 million people in over 170 countries and islands will the Gulf. Politically at odds with the USA, gather to observe the day of prayer, using an Cuba suffered greatly due to the economic embargo imposed upon it in 1960 but has order of service written by Christian women in Cuba and translated into over 60 languages found strength within itself to move on and overcome many of its problems. and 1,000 dialects. In the British Isles alone over 6,000 services will be held. The day This is not a day of prayer just for women everyone is welcome to attend the service begins as the sun rises over the island of Samoa and continues until it sets off the coast which is being held this year at St Minver Church on Friday 4th March. of American Samoa, some 35 hours later. Visit our website - Issue 207.indd 27

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‘The Link’ Apply for your cash award!

‘The Link’ is repeating its successful award scheme of last year and will give away at least six £250 Awards to local groups, organisations and individuals. All you have to do is apply!

Who can apply? Any group, organisation or individual from St Minver, Polzeath, Rock, Trebetherick , Wadebridge and the immediate area.

What are the grants for? You tell us! Since 2008 we have given away over £16,000 to 35 different local causes (see our website). The money can go towards practically anything that will benefit the local community or help a local person in difficulty. It is crucial that the grant is for a clearly identified specific properly costed project – not just a means of topping up funds.

How can we do this? St Minver Link is financed by the companies that place advertisements in the magazine. If the income exceeds that needed to produce the magazine we give the surplus away for the benefit of the local community–it’s as simple as that. You can help ensure that this continues by supporting our advertisers and mentioning ‘Link’ when you contact them.

How to apply Submit a letter or e-mail to the Committee Chairman Brian Crank, by June 1st 2016, outlining what the grant would be spent on and the benefits it would reap for the recipient(s). The committee will consider all submissions and successful applicants will be notified by June 14th and the results will be published in our July/August issue. Please note successful applicants must be prepared to be photographed at the grant handover, which will then be featured in LINK and, maybe, in the local press as well. Please send your applications to Brian Crank, Swallows Rest, Port Quinn Cross, Wadebridge, PL27 6RD or brian@ 28 Issue 207.indd 28

Recent Link Awards £145 for Protective Clothing for St Minver Pre-school Staff We received the following request from the pre-school via the form on our website: St Minver Pre-school is grateful to the St Minver Link for the support that you have shown us over many years. You have made a number of donations in the past, most recently £300 to replace our cooker in 2014. With that in mind I hope you don’t mind us applying again. If you do have money to spare, however, we would like you to consider donating £145 towards five sets of waterproof jackets and trousers for our staff. Following the fund raising efforts of our volunteer Committee and parents, we recently spent a weekend transforming one part of our outdoor area into a brilliant, natural learning space. With a fire pit (supervised by adults when in use of course!), a den, a bug hotel and log seating.

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beyond. The Perceval Committee asked ’The Link’ if we would assist and we responded with a cheque for £500.

£400 to preserve the books

Pre-school staff in their new protective clothing. We also raised enough money to pay for a Forest School leader to come once a week for a whole term to lead the children in a unique outdoor learning approach. It was fantastic. Our children blossomed under the Forest School leader’s expert guidance, especially our more challenging children and those with learning difficulties, so we are continuing this outdoor learning on a daily basis. We like to take the children outside whatever the weather, and the children come well equipped with their own waterproofs, however our staff are less fortunate and are getting muddy and wet! A set of waterproofs for each of them which we can wash and look after would really help them to get down and dirty with the children as they explore the fantastic outside space that we have.

We have shopped around and Mountain Warehouse currently have a half price sale on which makes a jacket only £16 and over trousers only £13. If the Link would be happy to pay for five sets for us that would be absolutely terrific.

£500 for the Perceval Institute Heating System The Perceval Institute management committee have decided to upgrade the heating and lighting in the main and smaller halls. The old systems were antiquated and proving expensive to maintain. Energy costs are one of their largest and the new system will prove much more eco-friendly and far more efficient. Total cost of the upgrade is £4,400’ which will better equip this important community resource well into the next decade and

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We have donated £400 to purchase heaters and de-humidifying equipment to protect the books in the new portable storage unit at the vicarage. The books are important because they are sold at the Church Fete each year raising hundreds of pounds which is used to help preserve St Minver’s three churches. The portable storage unit was supplied by Trebetherick Residents Association.

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St Minver School Report Phill Banks, Headmaster

Inspirational Days What a fantastic day the children of St. Minver School had with children’s author, Stuart Reid. He amused the children and the staff with tales of his inspirations for his stories about Gorgeous George. George and his Grandpa, Jock, encounter many unsavoury characters who are sure to delight all children! Stuart shared his thoughts about his journey into writing and also enjoyed sharing with the school his own personal inspirations, goals in life and thoughts on how you can achieve your dreams with a little faith and dedication; some invaluable lessons to learn! He spent the rest of the day working with the classes on story writing structure and then held a book signing in the library after school. We are sure our children will all enjoy reading his books and the school also have a set of books in the library for children to borrow. Thank you to the PTA for funding this day. The children have also enjoyed sporting success in local tournaments in swimming and basketball. In fact, our basketball team played so well in the inter school event, they will now represent the area in the North Cornwall Games.

Animal day at the school.

Stuart Reid entertains the children. Animal Day The staff and children also enjoyed ‘Animal Day’, when all members of the school community came dressed as their favourite animal. This was a fun day, with the intention of raising funds which were shared between the school and Macmillan Cancer Care. The school will use the money to provide more waste bins for the school site in order to protect wildlife from litter. Macmillan Cancer Care is the chosen charity for the Aspire Academy Trust. Well done to our school council for organising this event. Church Visits Both our Year 2 and Year 3 classes enjoyed visits to Porthilly and St Minver Churches. Both classes have been learning about Christianity and wanted to develop their understanding of places of worship. Thank you to the church wardens who gave them guided tours. Spring Music Concert We now eagerly look forward to our Spring Music Concert which takes place on 17th March. This event is a showcase to celebrate all of the musical talent we have in school; it may also feature one or two of our staff.....not one to miss!

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Our Featured Artist Debbie Trant Written by Peter Crisp Like many of our featured artists, Debbie began making art at an early age.

paintings and it inspired me.”

“I was asked to do a copy of a Stanley Spencer painting for a Debbie did A Level art at Twickenham Grammar School collector. She wanted a copy “I have lovely memories of but didn’t go on to art college of ‘The Bridal Path’ and she loved it so much, she asked sitting round the kitchen table so she is largely self-taught. me to do two more. One was with charcoals and colours. A significant moment in her ‘The Brew House’ and when My Mum used to paint and early evolution as an artist the lady died, she bequeathed she taught me the basics. was at the age of 17, when I used to watch her create she was given a commission. the painting to me.”

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Surf at sunset. Doing the work and being encouraged by such appreciation gave Debbie the confidence to pursue her career as an artist. She is originally from Richmond, Surrey. Inspired by the beauty of the parks, gardens and the river, she successfully sold many works in local 32 Issue 207.indd 32

galleries and exhibitions. She also undertook several commissioned paintings of large houses in the area.

“When my son went to Nursery School in Kew, above the school, there was a studio. So while he was being looked after downstairs, I’d be up in Then, life happened and the studio, painting. Most of Debbie had three children my work, at that time, was – each one born five years apart. Despite the demands of inspired by the area around me, which I loved, especially motherhood, she continued Richmond Park, Kew Gardens creating art. We welcome local stories and photographs. 18/02/2016 13:40:11

and the River Thames.” The family began taking their holidays on the North Coast of Cornwall and, like so many families, fell in love with the area. And like so many artists, Debbie began to make paintings of the coast. “Colour is what inspires my painting. For some artists, it’s form and drawing, shape and texture, but for me it’s always been about the colours. Here, on the North Coast we have the most amazing spectrum of light and colour.” Back from her holidays and in her London studio, Debbie began to make paintings of Cornwall. These paintings were exhibited in her local galleries and proved to be more popular than her local scenes. The idea of moving permanently to Cornwall became a cherished dream – a dream that came true in

2008 when they moved to St Teath. Debbie works primarily with oil paint, which she finds to be the best medium for capturing the true colours of things – the exception being her delightful mackerels, painted on slate, which are done in acrylics.

You can see Debbie Trant’s art any time by visiting the Zeath Gallery in Polzeath. She is also participating in the exhibition in the Rock Institute from Monday 21st March to Tuesday 29th March. Or you can visit

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Zeath Gallery Comes To Rock As readers of ‘The Link’ know, many gifted artists are drawn to the area. Inspired by the light and the ever-shifting colours and shapes of the land and seascape, they respond in unique ways. This Easter, an eclectic exhibition of work by local artists will be taking place in the Rock Institute. It promises to be a fascinating display of creative talent, ingenious skills and pure imagination. The exhibition is being held in the Rock Institute from Monday March 21st to Tuesday March 29th. It is open 10-6 daily and everyone is welcome. John Butler works in oils, occasionally using mixed media for his coastal and marine images, inspired by the coasts of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Amy Mahala uses free machine embroidery alongside paint and collage to express the beauty and emotions of the sea. Caroline Cleave’s contemporary designs of crabs, lobsters and hedgerows encapsulate the coast and countryside and her love of all things Cornish.

‘Reworked’ make beautiful one-off items of furniture and lighting from recycled materials and curiosities, using combinations of slate, timber, glass and metal. Katy Luxton works in silver, gold and nylon to create unusual jewellery inspired by mathematical models, geometric shapes and interwoven curves. Isabelle Roberts’ intuitive paintings have ethereal qualities that spring as much from her own imagination as from the nature that

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inspires them. Debbie Trant’s vibrant seascapes are painted in oil on canvas and wood. Debbie is thankful for the privilege of living surrounded by such beauty and it shows. Ness Lannen produces large-scale land, sea and skyscapes, stunning giclee prints, as well as delicate jewellery, all inspired by her love of the coast. All of these artists are


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Amy Mahala represented in Zeath Gallery, which is beautifully situated in an elevated position opposite the beach car park at Polzeath. There is a large deck outside the gallery where you can sit back and relax with a coffee. You will find further temporary exhibition space upstairs in the ‘Tubestation’ surf lounge and cafe.

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Seasonal Fashion Tips from Fusion’s Rhowen Yoki

Denim is an essential part of every person’s wardrobe, and there is nothing better - or more versatile - than the perfect pair of jeans. This season also sees a massive influx of alternative denim apparel so to remain up to date with the ever-changing trends use this guide to help steer you through the muddy waters The Skinny Debate

always tuck your top into high-waisted jeans and, because of the snug nature of Is the skinny still king? The fashion world the jeans, you should pair them with a top is at loggerheads on this debate. Whilst that doesn’t have too much fabric to tuck all the catwalks are championing the in. That said, you can pair them with a new cuts all the top high street stores are blouse if the blouse fabric is thinner, and/ releasing new skinny jeans. So, maybe, it or isn’t very long, and thus won’t bunch is how it is styled that has shifted. Show up in the jeans. your ankle even in your ankle boots by The Knee Cut turning the hem until it skims the boot top (no visible socks please) or team This trend is staying for Spring. It doesn’t turned up with a great pair of brogues. always have to mean casual though Choose your rise so that you achieve a diversify your knee cut look by wearing seamless silhouette - low rise is definitely grey jeans with a crisp white shirt and aimed more to the teen market whilst the accessorise with a matte black handbag mid rise waist band is a much easier wear and a pair of smart heels to create a fusion as it can give a better shape and when of grunge and city chic. well fitted can minimise any ‘muffin tops’.

The High-Waisted Jean

Straight Leg Class

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For a smart denim look wear your straight leg jeans with this season’s wearable ‘nautical with a twist’ look of a Breton top paired with a leather jacket or the increasingly popular and price aware PU jacket. Style a softer colour leather jacket such as Rose Dust or Tan for a more sophisticated look or the traditional black for a sharper look. If you’re not inclined towards leather then try out this season’s trench coat to compliment the look.

and team with a boho fitted top in earthy tones, some hoop ear-rings and a bright geometric patterned scarf or long line necklace. For footwear, the wedge is essential.

Denim Dresses This season sees the denim dress cut in a number of styles. For softer lines try the shirt dress made of chambray or very light denim. This is very easy to wear as it is a looser fit and can be accessorised simply with a pair of sandals. Or try a more robust look with the traditional denim dress but finish the look by teaming it with some gilt or white coloured pumps for a sporty vibe.

Denim Skirt

The Flare The 70s vibe is still very much en vogue. Wear your flare with a raw edged hem

Continue the sporty vibe with your skirt. Wear with a colourful/patterned/logo top tucked in so that the skirt is seen in its entirety. Add pumps for that all American girl vibe.

Denim Shorts Rip and Repair are still very much the short of choice. Get the festival look and team with a pair of mid calf or ankle boots and a longline cardigan or longline knitted waistcoat over your top. Or go for another of this seasons hot favourites and wear with an ’off the shoulder’ top. You can visit Rhowen, or one of the Fusion girls, for more style advice at one of her shops in Wadebridge, Padstow or Polzeath.

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Our Guest Chef Adam Warne Warne’s Bar and Restaurant Wadebridge - 01208 814332 Adam served an apprenticeship at the Kilbirnie Hotel, Newquay and then, at the age of 18, moved to the The Pier House in Charlestown as a Commis Chef. After a year he went to the Fowey Hotel and progressed from Junior Chef de Partie to Junior Sous Chef. Another year saw him at Housel Bay Hotel on the Lizard in the position of Head Chef where he won an AA Rosette at the tender age of 21. After eight years as head chef at the Metropole Hotel in Padstow Adam decided it was time to open his own restaurant. He chose the premises in Wadebridge previously known as Buskers - he knew it well because the former head chef of The Metropole had run it for a few years and his former sous chef had been head chef for the previous owners. Adam spent all the family 40 Issue 207.indd 40

you have to find staff who share your passion for food. “We’re a small, close-knit team. Nick, my sous chef, came with me from The Metropole and we have an apprentice too. Andrew has enjoyed becoming his own boss and having complete control of the food he cooks, drawing on his contacts built up over his years as a chef in Cornwall. As a result, he’s able savings on buying the to work almost exclusively lease and couldn’t afford with Cornish suppliers to change much at the including ‘Fish For Thought’ in restaurant when he took Bodmin, ‘B & N Farm Foods’ in over two years ago. It was Launceston, ‘Da Bara Bakery’, essential to get it up and ‘Chaffins’, ‘Westcountry running as quickly as possible Fruit Sales’, ‘Swift Catering’, - he received the keys on July Callestick Farm’ and Thomas 21st and opened on August Hanson, aka ‘The Cheese Man’. 3rd. Adam says he has tried Although Warne’s has to create a menu with become a part of the local something for everyone with community, Adam admits a few fine dining dishes side that running his own restaurant hasn’t always been by side with burgers and fish and chips. easy: “It’s difficult to make Adam describes the menu as money and VAT, bills, rates and wages make it hard. Plus ‘good, honest food’. We welcome local stories and photographs. 18/02/2016 13:40:21

Adam’s Bakewell Tart (Serves 6-8)

This recipe is so simple but a real crowd (I always use Boddingtons Strawberry pleaser. It makes a great dessert or Jam). something for afternoon tea. Frangipane It can also be adapted depending on the 125 G (4.5 oz ) butter fruit seasons, you can use poached pears 125 G (4.5 oz) castor sugar and cinnamon, rhubarb, cherries, apples 2 whole eggs or raspberries 70 G (2.5) oz ground almonds Sweet Pastry 50 G (2 oz) plain flour 300G (10 oz) plain flour Handful flaked almonds 140G (5 oz) castor sugar Cream together butter and sugar, add 200G (7 oz) butter (grated) Eggs slowly, add ground almonds and 2 egg yolks plain flour and beat for a couple of 2-3 dessert spoons of jam minutes. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl by hand until forms a dough, place dough Spoon frangipane over the jam base and between two sheets of cling film and pat spread smooth, top with flaked almonds flat so it is easier to roll later, chill for 30 and bake at 170 oC for 30-35 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. minutes. Roll out pastry and line a 8 inch flan or Leave to cool for 30 minutes, then cut tart tin. a slice and serve with Roddas Clotted Spread with 2-3 dessert spoons of Jam Cream.

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St Breock Scool Report Denise Gladwell, headmistress The wild, wet and windy January hasn’t stopped any of our activities here at St Breock as it has been a very busy and very successful month in so many ways. ‘Studio Eat’ The development of our specialist food technology room is now well underway and from a large pile of cardboard boxes has emerged an almost complete kitchen. The room, with its title, Studio Eat, will provide a teaching space for groups of up to twelve children to learn how to prepare meals for themselves. We are delighted to introduce this aspect of the children’s curriculum entitlement and more news will follow in future issues of Link. Our Road to Rio On our Road to Rio we have an emerging Steel pan band as pupils in Years Three and Four have weekly lessons. The school is full of the rhythm of Samba and there are plans for our band to form part of the Rio, Celebrations in partnership with local schools in the summer term. Our Christmas Challenge to write a song for Rio with prizes kindly sponsored by Link Committee, was very well supported with numerous entries. Our winners were three boys from Years One, Five and Six – Noah, Jackson and Matty. Congratulations boys. We eagerly await the finished score

to go with your lyrics and then the fun begins. Just how quickly can we learn the song? More about this will be included in the next Link. Sporting Success On the sporting front we have had significant successes in both local and out of county competitions. Our athletes won the local basketball, swimming and athletics competition. As invited guests to the Plymouth area schools Indoor Rowing competition our rowers performed extremely well coming second. Evie duCros proved that all her skills are finely honed as she proved to be the fastest, strongest girl out of 261 competitors. Wadebridge Festival of Music Our artistic performers are practising hard for the Wadebridge Festival of Music and speech. Poems are being recited and choirs are singing in readiness for this annual event which is always a highlight of the year. Our fifteen strong dance team are putting finishing touches to the performance piece they will be taking to the Wiltshire Dance Festival in Bath at the end of February. Our plans for the rest of the year continue to develop and there will be more news of what’s happening at St. Breock in the next issue.

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Memories of life in Plymouth during World War ll Mollie Ball ‘Whistling Bombs’ Rock resident Mollie, was about 6 years old when war broke out on 1st September 1939 and was living near Plymouth. Her father was an Air Raid Warden so would be out and about during raids checking on blackouts. Molly and her younger sister grew up to become nervous when they heard aircraft, the dogs retreated under the sideboard before the sirens were heard. The family had a cellar and her father had put a trap door into the pantry leading down into it so they did not have to go out into the garden after hearing the siren. There were wooden bunk beds in the cellar if they had to spend the night there. When the bombing was severe they could go into next door’s garden where an Anderson Shelter was built. It was made of corrugated iron sheets and buried 4 feet (122 cm), with the exposed panels covered in a thick layer of 44 Issue 207.indd 44

earth. Mollie’s family had

a time when, after she

A Morrison Shelter. a Morrison shelter in their house, it is like a heavy wooden frame (pictured). Mollie remembers that just after a siren had gone off, her Mother went outside to call a dog in and was very lucky as a piece of shrapnel passed close to her head. The continuous bombing and sounds soon implanted a fear when she heard the whistling sound as the bombs fell from the aircraft. Mollie smiled as she remembered

had gone to school, her mother could not get out of the cellar where she had been sheltering because the door was stuck. Worse still, the trapdoor into the pantry also would not open. She was there for about two hours! The girls and their Mother went to Teignmouth to stay with their Grandparents to get away from the bombing but within a week the bombers came and bombed the hospital up

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the road from where they were. She also remembers the flames and smoke that could be seen for days when the Plymouth Oil Refinery was bombed. She feels grateful that both her and her sister are here to tell their story.

next door, was very close to the railway and to the area where engines were washed and refuelled. I used to walk under two railway bridges to get to school each day! I did not understand the danger at the time. Many times the bungalow Pat Crank ceilings came down and ‘Bombed Out’ windows were broken Pat Crank was born in the by the blasts and on flat above the Seymour several occasions mum Laundry in Cromwell Road, and me would go to stay Prince Rock, Plymouth, with relatives in London but moved from there in whilst repairs took place. 1938 to a bungalow on We still have a couple the outskirts of the city in of ornaments from our Laira Park Road. This was house that were broken at the time. We often spent fortunate as the laundry the night in my dad’s van was hit early in the war. which he parked in a field The nearby railway works away from the city. and junction was an One night, I think I was important target and our Anderson Air Raid Shelter, about 6 or 7 years old, my mother and I spent in the garden

Damage in central Plymouth (BBC Photo)

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the night in next door’s Anderson air raid shelter (instead of ours) to keep her company - her husband and my father were ARP wardens and on duty for the night. When the all-clear siren went we left the shelter and I went to the wooden gates at the top of the drive (which were very high). As I opened the gates I felt the heat of fire and as I progressed down the drive I could see the huge flames. Upon arriving at the end of the drive we were met by an ARP Warden who said to my mum – “Just keep walking lady. You cannot go into your home and you will be met by a WVS lady who will tell you where to go for the rest of the night.” We were only wearing nighties a coat and shoes. My mother was carrying an attaché case containing all our insurance policies and small tins of money to pay any utility bills. My mother’s reply was: “We’ll get a train to London”. whereupon the ARP Warden said “There aren’t any trains running as there are three unexploded 500lb bombs in this area.” So we just walked until we were Concluded at foot of page 47 -> 45 18/02/2016 13:40:22

Sharing, caring families providing much-needed breaks “I enjoy knowing that I’m helping people – not just the people who come and stay but their families too.” Andy and Jane Jeffries-Jones and Sheila and Brian Baker are just two of the families in Cornwall who share their homes and family life as part of ‘Shared Lives South West’. Andy and Jane and Sheila and Brian welcome people with extra support needs – including people with dementia – into their own homes, giving family carers a much-needed break. Like all Shared Lives carers, they each have some previous caring experience: Sheila and Brian had previously been foster parents, and Jane, a nurse for 21 ongoing training and support in things like communication and personalisation years, had also cared for her own mum. Jane and Andy provide a permanent home too. Because our services are provided in for a young man with autism and epilepsy family homes it’s a very different way of doing things: it’s flexible and consistent and as well as offering respite breaks for older people with dementia. Sheila and Brian also we work closely with everyone involved to have two people staying long-term as well make sure that things are joined-up. Our as offering short breaks. They say that they carers do a brilliant job of making people enjoy “Working from home and being able feel comfortable and at-home, whether it’s a short-break or a longer term arrangement.” to help people by teaching them life skills or by giving another carer a much-deserved Another Shared Lives carer, Lydia, lives in break.” Newquay and provides short-breaks for people with dementia as part of Shared As well as having previous experience, Shared Lives carers receive full training and Lives South West. Lydia explains: support from Shared Lives South West, an “Providing short-breaks is very flexible and award-winning charity which works across means I can choose when I’m available. I all of Cornwall and Devon. like to meet the person who might be Janice Brown, who manages the service in coming and get to know them a bit so I feel comfortable and confident that I’m going Cornwall, explains: to be able to support them. And if not, if I “Each of our households has a named think ‘actually that person needs more than Shared Lives worker who works with the I can offer’ I can say no if I want to – it’s not a family from the outset – they get to know problem.” them really well. Obviously, working with vulnerable people means that we need Lydia has a regular visitor – Amy – who at to do a lot of checks but we also provide 93 still enjoys a game of Scrabble and a 46 Issue 207.indd 46

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crossword. “She’s played Scrabble all her life, so we do that because it’s familiar and it’s a good distraction in the evenings. We do things together like going to a café with a nice view, or she might come with me to my craft group. I like being able to give people the one-to-one support they need and to be able to tailor what I do with them as an individual. I like to find out what they like to eat and get to know them well, and keep much as I can to their usual routine. I try to make things familiar for people: if it’s breakfast in bed and mid-morning coffee then that’s what we do. I treat it like having a friend to stay.” Lydia says that working with people comes naturally, it’s something she’s always enjoyed and, whilst being paid to provide care is important, it’s not her main motivation. “I get a lot of satisfaction from what I do. I feel useful and that I’m doing something

worthwhile. I enjoy knowing that I’m helping people – not just the people who come and stay but their families too. And I know from my own experience how important it is to be able to get a break.” Could YOU be a Shared Lives carer? You… • Need to have at least one spare room • Should have some experience of caring – either professionally or as a family carer • Will need to complete an application and go through a thorough assessment that typically takes around 3 months Once approved you will • Receive excellent ongoing training and support • Be paid on a self-employed basis which is recognised by HMRC and so receive special tax allowances. Find out more at www.sharedlivessw. or call on 01209 891888.

Memories of life in Plymouth during World War lI Continued from page 45 met by a WVS lady who directed us to a house in Chudleigh road - I believe it may have been no 21. The terraced house was full - lots of children and adults. The adults spent the night drinking tea. I was put into a bedroom with a double bed and a single bed. All the children were put top to toe in each bed. I was the only one to fall asleep. I believe there were 21 children and 14 adults there that night. Next morning I was dressed in a dress that was far, far to big for me, but it had shirring elastic around the waist. The dress was pale blue and had small red

rosebuds on it. Children and some adults went to watch the firemen and soldiers trying to put out the flames which were still burning - I kept having to pull the dress up so I didn’t trip over the hem. There wasn’t any school because of the bombs and the damage. We stayed in the house for 14 days, until the bombs were de-fused and fires put out. Because dad was a warden he was able to go to our home and collect a few clothes for mum and me. During this time the bungalow would have been repaired.

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Country Diary from Cobb Cottage

Written and Illustrated by Joan Cockett “Say it With Flowers” proclaimed the posters displayed in florists and greengrocers years ago. I was reminded of this the other day, when the elderly cashier in the supermarket buried her face in the bunch of chrysanthemums I had just bought. “Oh!” she exclaimed “such memories, - those take me back to my old Dad; he loved chrysanthemums, and grew some prize blooms”. My father, I told her, was also a keen gardener, and the scent always reminds

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me of misty autumn days. The rows of chrysanths in yellow, white and rust, the spent catherine wheels still attached to the clothes post, rocket sticks in the garden (the remains of November 5th) and a smouldering bonfire. There in the supermarket we exchanged memories. Both our father’s had also grown dahlias, the bigger the better! These went out of fashion for many years, returning when Christopher Lloyd reintroduced them into his garden at Great Dixter. He used them in mixed borders and discovered more of the smaller varieties. I remember my father taking cuttings of chrysanths in his potting shed dressed, as always, in a neat shirt and tie, and waistcoat. His only concession to gardening clothes was to remove his jacket. He was a devotee of Mr Middleton, the gardening presenter on the wireless on Sundays,

who always brought reassurance to his listeners - cabbage whites actually ate his brassicas too! The Amateur Gardener Magazine was eagerly looked forward to each week and read from cover to cover. I digress. When we left the supermarket carrying the flowers and shopping to collect the van from the Tyre Centre we were greeted by the two mechanics: “Are those for us? I didn’t know you cared!” I reckon if you walked

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flowers for a long enough, you would have many stories to tell. When I was an art student at Goldsmiths a very pretty friend came into the studio one morning holding a perfect pink rose, the bud just opening. Blushing, she said that as she passed the flower stall in the high road, the owner came running after her, saying, “For you, a perfect English rose!” I wonder whether she remembers it too . . . if she’s still around. . . My own garden is not primarily a flower garden; I am more interested in the shape and form of trees, shrubs and bamboos,

by swathes of perennial geraniums, pink, blue and white. Flowers for impact are grown in pots, daffodils and tulips in the Spring, cosmos and lilies in the Summer, and hellebores in between. Echiums provide brilliant blue flowers, and a tropical geranium maderense has a column of pink and white flowers. I like to use pots for accent points, drawing the eye to a particular area of the garden placing light against dark and vice-versa. The apple blossom in the Spring is always lovely, and the borrowed view of the luxuriant pear blossom next door.

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have a few red amaryllis blooms, backed with eucaluptus, pussy willow, and cotoneaster, from a dramatic Christmas bouquet from my daughter, which included white roses. The remaining red blooms look dramatic in the porch, against a grey drizzle outside. I may be old-fashioned as an advertising slogan, but we still say it with flowers. .

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A Book Review by John Baxter

The Madness of July by James Naughtie Published by Head of Zeus. Paperback £7.99 from Wadebridge Bookshop Regular listeners to the ‘Today’ programme on Radio 4 will have been familiar with the voice of former presenter, James Naughtie, (pronounced Nokty). Among his forensic crossexamination of politicians emerged the occasional accidental ‘live’ expletive, most recently on the debut morning of Nick Robinson. Less well known is Naughtie’s reputation as a writer, particularly about politics and music, but this is his first novel. Claimed by The Sunday Times to contain echoes of John Buchan and John le Carre’, and by The Independent to be ‘addictive’. The Madness of July’ is an intelligent spy-thriller clearly indebted to the author’s convincing insider knowledge of the world of politics and the Civil Service. After the introduction to the principal character, Will Flemyng, Minister of State at the Foreign Office and former spy, the plot begins with the discovery of the body of an American, later identified as a spy, in a cupboard off a corridor in the House of Commons. What the American was doing in the heart of British democracy, and how he came to die in a cupboard full of unwanted ephemera provides only the kernel of the story. For this is a complex examination of the plethora of ambitions, skeletons, and inter-personal relationships of a huge cast 50 Issue 207.indd 50

based mainly in London, but convincingly drawn also in New York and Washington. So quickly do the names appear that a finger needs initially to be kept in the pages summarising the list of characters to understand the individual roles. The scene shifts briefly from capital cities to Altnabuie in Scotland, where Naughtie is clearly at home, and where the reader first meets Arthur ‘Babble’ Babb, caretaker of

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Get involved in helping to produce ‘The Link’! We are looking for three people to join us. We need someone to manage our ‘Events Diary’. Another with a knowledge of graphics and some experience of Adobe InDesign to help design and produce the artwork. Finally another to get involved with advertising sales and, perhaps, run that side of the magazine for us. The job is unpaid but it’s a fun and worthwhile thing to do.

Call Brian on 01208 869120 if you are interested of ‘A Delicate Truth’, written by le Carre in 2013, but while le Carre increasingly focuses on a global issue about which The action takes place in the 1970s, at he fumes, Naughtie explores the inner the time of the Cold War, but the reader is left to ponder the ‘colour’ of the British tensions of domestic political life. There Government. Of particular interest is the is a solution to the death of the American in the cupboard, but the book is more role of the Principal Private Secretary an abstract study of the political game, a to the Minister, Lucy, who seems to phrase Naughtie frequently uses. There wield considerably greater influence than Bernard in ‘Yes Minister’. Flemyng are sub-plots, notably involving Flemyng’s surprisingly relies on her a great deal two brothers, and these add to the although a romantic entanglement is complexity of the narrative. ‘The Madness skilfully avoided. of July’ challenges the reader, as might a To associate the author with John le Carre particularly cryptic crossword, but further is inappropriate at this stage in Naughtie’s novels involving Flemyng are promised: career as a novelist. The complexity of the Naughtie’s departure from the Today programme might provide him with time plot, and the ‘extra-curricular’ activities for further rich fields of exploration. of a Minister of State do have echoes the Flemyngs, and in some respects the gold nugget in the story.

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Gardening made easy

Tomatoes Nick Bacon

Trelawney Garden Centre A Brief History A Love Apple - It took some time for the tomato to gain acceptance in Britain. Tomatoes were first brought to Britain in the mid sixteenth Century from central America via Italy, where the plant is still known as Pomodoro or Golden Apple. But is was not for another three and a half centuries that the British people began to eat them. The leaves were similar to those of deadly nightshade and cattle refused to eat the bushes so tomatoes where ignored by British cooks until the twentieth century.

Growing Cheap Plants Tomato plants are widely available from nurseries and garden centres but it is much cheaper to raise them from seed. Sow from February into pots or trays using good seed compost in a heated greenhouse - middle to late March if the green house is unheated. Sow in late April to early May if you are growing outdoors. Seeds can also be sown in pots on a window ledge and one variety ‘Totem’ can be left there to grow on right up to the fruiting stage.

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is always the danger of early summer frost occurring until mid May. Therefore it is advisable to keep your tomato plants either in the greenhouse or on a window ledge.

Tiles For Heating Tomato plants react badly to extreme changes in temperature. So to keep their roots warm at night, especially for the first few weeks outside lay a terracotta tile on each side of the plant. The tiles will absorb the suns rays during the day & radiate heat at night.

Remove Growing Tips In the greenhouse growing tips are pinched out in August or when six or seven trusses (flowering stems) have developed whichever is earlier. On outdoor tomatoes pinch out growing tips once three to five trusses have set. Bush varieties do not need to have side shoots pinched out. Top tip: Side shoots can be encouraged to root by dipping the side shoot in

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custard powder (I kid you not) - soft wood give amazing results. cuttings like Geranium, Begonia and Green Fingers Fuchsia can ALSO be rooted this way. If you have difficulty in removing the Fruit Promotion green stains from your fingers after handling any parts of a tomato plant cut To encourage good fruit setting help a green tomato in half and rub the cut plants to distribute pollen by tapping side vigorously over the stains. The stains tomato flowers gently each day for approximately 2 minutes. Also mist spray are then easily removed with normal washing. The same plant that caused the the flowers to moisten the air. problem has helped to solve it.

Nettle Food

Making the Right Choice Line the bottom of a planting hole with Greenhouse varieties worth a try: nettle leaves and cover with a layer Money Maker, Ailsa Craig. Alicante, F1 of well rotted manure; as the nettles HyrbRId Shirley. decompose they provide a supply of plant food. Beefsteak varieties: Big Boy and Dombito. My personal top tip: Tomatoes crave trace elements and minerals such as iron, Novelty varieties: Golden Sunrise, manganese, calcium, copper, boron and Golden Boy, Yellow Perfection and sulphur. These extras give plants and Tigerella. their fruits added health, quality and Outdoor varieties: the Amateur, taste as well as resistance to disease and Alfresco, Outdoor Girl, Red Alert. deficiency symptoms. Suitable for Hanging Baskets: All these elements are hidden under Tumbling Tom. your feet. Vacuum cleaner fluff, one handfull per week, mulched into the soil Next Issue: Common pests and diseases or compost at the base of your plants will and their control. Finally: A husband and his wife are standing at the window admiring their garden. “Sooner or later you are going to have to make a proper scarecrow to keep the birds off the flower beds”, says the wife. “What’s wrong with the one we have got” asks the husband. “Nothing replies the wife but Mothers arms are getting tired”.

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Brain Gym David Topliffe

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This month’s quiz What do the letters stand for.

1 2 3 4 5 6 Unfamiliar with Sudoku? All you have to do is to fill each of the 9 sub squares (marked with heavier lines) with the numbers 1 to 9 without repeating any number. In addition, a number must not appear twice in any row or column of the puzzle as a whole.


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Parliamentary Update from Scott Mann MP EU - In or Out In the New Year I publicly gave my backing to the ‘Out’ campaign for the EU Referendum. Alongside 5 other new-intake MPs. I decided it was time to set out why a British exit is the best option for us. Although negotiations are still ongoing, I do not think Brussels is offering enough in order to properly renegotiate our relationship. The EU has become integrated and federalised, to which the UK has little control over. We pay £350 million a week in membership - more than what we get back, we cannot control who comes here from member countries and subsequently have to discriminate against those from outside the EU particularly Commonwealth countries, and we have little say over EU legislation which affects every man, woman and child in North Cornwall - notably the Common Fisheries Policy and Common Agricultural Policy. Although some areas and industries do benefit from EU funding, my argument is that the UK could do this itself without being a member. NHS In Parliament I have stressed the case to the Health Secretary about the difficulty of booking GP appointments,

describing how people who work in the week often have trouble booking appointments because they are either too busy at work or are unable to access a phone or get signal. With the government pushing towards a true 7-day-aweek NHS where GPs would be open at weekends, I suggested priority could be given at weekends to those who were unable to get an appointment in the week because of work or lack of appointments. Make more films in Cornwall I have also asked the Department for Culture, Media and Sport about what they are doing to promote film production in Cornwall. Government minister Ed Vaizey revealed that Creative England, a publicly and privately funded organisation, has supported 51 film productions in Cornwall in the last two years which consisted of 439 shooting days and contributed £7.5 million to the Cornish economy. It is also supporting 13 production companies based in Cornwall. The ‘Poldark Effect’ is set to be a great boost for tourism in North Cornwall. Broadband A report has also been published by MPs which has described ‘dire’ internet connections across the UK.

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Led by Grant Shapps, the British Infrastructure Group’s report has found that 5.7 million people still do not receive the minimum speed as stipulated by Ofcom. This is something we are all too familiar with in North Cornwall, and although BT and Superfast Cornwall are working hard to install fibreoptic cables, many people are still without a good connection. Statistics published in June last year by the House of Commons Library reveal that North Cornwall is ranked 455th out of 650 for superfast availability, which stood at 79% coverage. Worryingly, North Cornwall has the 87th highest percentage of people whose internet is below 2Mb/s. This is very slow, and the government’s commitment for a 10Mb/s Universal Service Obligation by 2020 will be a huge boost to rural areas like North Cornwall. Scott Mann 10, Market House Arcade, Fore Street, Bodmin, PL31 2JA. Telephone: 01208 74337. Email: 55 18/02/2016 13:40:26

Neighbourhood Development Plan Independent Examination The Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), revised NDP and revised Consultation Statement completed Final Public Consultation on February 4th. Fifty comments were posted on the Cornwall Council planning website, by far the majority strongly in favour of the NDP policies. The Parish Councils selected an Independent Examiner who was appointed by Cornwall Council mid February. The Examiner has

been provided with all of the NDP documentation and the comments from the Final Public Consultation. The Examination is proceeding and expected to be completed early March. Initial indications are that any issues with the NDP are minor and should not delay proceeding to the Referendum. With the Police Commissioner’s election due in early May it is anticipated that the NDP referendum may be held at the same

time. Progress on the Examination, Referendum and any other issues related to the NDP will be posted on the St Minver Parish Councils’ website http://www.stminvercouncils. and included in future Link articles. Carol Mould, Chairman St. Minver Lowlands Parish Council and the St Minver Parishes Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group

The Link Events Diary Compiled by Claire Warr -

Whilst we try hard to avoid mistakes they can, and sometimes do, happen. If we are made aware of any mistakes we will update the details on our website

Regular Events


Wadebridge Town Hall; Contact Mrs Jasper (Tel 01208 850796)

Marriage Preparation

Roller Disco


Saturdays (every second one); 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm; Wadebridge Leisure Centre; Cost £4.50, 50p skate hire

Wednesdays; 9.15 am – 10.15 am; Saturday, 12 March; Perceval Wadebridge Leisure Centre; Cost Institute £5.20

Badminton Mondays; 8 pm – 9.30 pm; Wadebridge Leisure Centre; Cost – Adult £3.90, Child £2.70 Thursdays; 8 pm – 9.30 pm; Wadebridge Leisure Centre; Cost – Adult £3.90, Child £2.70

Circuit Training Tuesdays; 5.15 pm – 6.15 pm; Wadebridge Leisure Centre; Cost £5.20 Thursdays; 6.15 pm – 7.15 pm; Wadebridge Leisure Centre; Cost £5.20

Country Market Thursdays; 8.40 am – 12.30 pm;

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Wednesdays; from 5.30 pm; Rock Lifeboat Station

Thursdays; 9.30 am - 12.30 pm; Perceval Institute; Contact Sarah Graham (Tel 07984 617632) Fridays; 6 pm - 7 pm; Perceval Institute; Contact Sarah Graham (Tel 07984 617632)

Pityme Lunch Club 2nd Wednesday of every month, 12 noon for 12.30; Pityme Inn, Rock; A social gathering with a two course set lunch for £10 including tea or coffee. To attend contact Janet Heath (01208 863884) or John Warn (01208 862510) by the preceding Sunday.

Rock Gig Rowing Club

St Minver Band Rehearsal Nights Main Band - Tuesdays (7.30pm 9.30pm) & Thursdays (7pm - 8pm); Learners - Thursdays (6pm - 7pm); Pityme Inn. Contact Garry Gauss on 0780 7913948

St Minver Brownies Wednesdays; 6 - 7.30 pm; Guide Hut, Trewint Lane, Rock

St Minver Parish Council Meeting Tuesdays; 12 April; from 7.30 pm; The Perceval Institute, St Minver; All welcome to attend.

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St Minver PCC Meeting

Wednesday, 17 March; 27 April; from 7.30pm; The Perceval Institute, St Minver

Tre Pol Pen Hand Bell Ringers Weekly Fitness League

Fridays, 10 am - 12 noon; Rock Methodist Chapel; have a go at Hand Bell Ringing; we are a very friendly group and beginners St Minver Messy Church 1st Saturday in the month; 9 am - are welcome. Call 01726 67394 12.30 pm; The Perceval Institute; or 01208 880457 for more light breakfast, crafts, a bible story information

St Minver Senior Circle


St Minver Silver Band

Wadebridge Canoe Club Evening Paddle

Wednesdays; 10 am – 12.15 pm; Wadebridge Town Hall; Contact Heather Jordan, Tel. 01208 321771

WadebridgeTennis Club Sessions

Wednesday & Friday evenings; from 6 pm; Sunday morning; from 10.30 am; Contact: James 07881 583971

Wednesdays; 7.45 pm – 8.45 pm; Wadebridge Town Band Wadebridge Leisure Centre; Cost – Rehearsals Fridays; Juniors 6 pm - 7 pm; Adult £3.90, Child £2.70 Seniors 7 pm - 9 pm; The Churchill Wadebridge & District Care St Minver Short Mat Bowls Club for the Aged Exercise Class Bars, The Conservative Club; Molesworth Street, Wadebridge; Tuesdays and Fridays; 6.45 Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: Contact: Eric Gill 01208 815125 pm – 9 pm; Lingham Hall (St John Betjeman Centre; Tel 01208 Wadebridge Youth Club Minver Primary School); Cost £2 812392 (Juniors & Seniors) (including tea & biscuits); first two Wadebridge Camels RFC Fridays; Juniors (8-11 years) 5.45 sessions free; equipment provided Junior Training pm - 7.15 pm; Seniors (12-16) 7.30 Senior Circle Short Mat Bowls Wednesdays; from 6.30 pm; pm - 9 pm; The Basement, The Mondays; 2 pm – 4 pm; The Rock Molesworth Field, Egloshayle Exchange, Molesworth Street; Institute; Cost £1 (includes tea & Road; Contact: Mel Dyke (Tel. Contact 913593 biscuits); equipment provided 01208 814447) Yoga Every other Tuesday; Rock Methodist Church; Cost £1 to include light refreshments; Tel 01208 869427

Main Band Rehearsal Nights Tuesdays 7.30 to 9.30 pm and Thursdays 7 pm to 8 pm; Learners Rehearsal Night - Thursdays 6 pm to 7 pm

Sewing Group

Tuesdays; 7 pm - 9 pm; The Rock Institute. For more information contact Mrs J O’Donnell 07791 779442

St Minver Football Club

Home matches at Trewint Lane, Rock; Saturdays; All matches kickoff 2.30pm. For match information contact secretary: Roy Birchwood 01208 880549


Wednesdays: 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm; Wadebridge Leisure Centre; Cost £4.40

Trebetherick & Polzeath WI

First Thursday of month; The Rock Institute; 7 pm Summer months, 2pm during the winter from October

Tuesdays; 6.30 pm; Wadebridge Canoe Club, Trevilling. For more information: www.

Wadebridge & District Care for the Aged Tai Chi

Tuesdays; John Betjeman Centre; March Cost – Free; Tel 01208 812392. Wadebridge Old Cornwall

Wadebridge & District Care Society for the Aged Computer Class ‘Arsenic: its production and use’by

Thursdays; John Betjeman Centre; Kingsley Rickard. Tuesday, March Cost – Free; Bring your own 1; 7.30pm; Wadebridge Town Hall laptop; Tel 01208 812392 Quiz Night

Wadebridge & District Care for the Aged Stroke Club

Fridays; 10 am – 12 pm; John Betjeman Centre; Cost – Free; Tel 01208 812392

Wadebridge & District Care for the Aged Tea Dance Fridays; 2 pm – 4.30 pm; John Betjeman Centre; Cost – Free; Tel 01208 812392

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Mondays (Intermediate); 6.30 pm – 8 pm; The Betjeman Centre, Wadebridge Wednesdays (General/Beginners); 7.30 pm – 9 pm; The Betjeman Centre, Wadebridge Contact: Jane Paterson (Tel 01208 815252)

Wednesday, March 2; 7.30pm; Bridge on Wool

Soup & Pudding Lunch

Wednesday March 2, 12.30 pm; Perceval Institute; tickets £5.50 from St Minver PO; proceeds will go towards providing a new heating system at the Institute

WI Meeting

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Institute; talk by KRIstin Hunt ‘Dark Sheep in my Cupboard‘; Everyone is welcome to attend there is a charge of £1 for guests (light refreshments included)

Reflections in the mirror Friday, March 4, 7.30pm; St Endellion Church; Barbara Degener, cello, and Stephen Hawker, piano, present a programme based around Arvo Pärt’s ’Spiegel im Spiegel’ (Mirror in the Mirror), with Beethoven’s sonata in g minor, pieces by Bach, Bartok and other 20th century musicians; Tickets £10 (free to accompanied under-16s) available from the Endelienta Box Office: telephone 07787 944935 or online at uk

Hangmen - National Theatre Live Thursday, March 3; Regal Cinema Wadebridge. Tel: 01028 812791

Open Mic Night Friday, March 4; The Cornish Arms. Tel: 01208 880335

Ranger Day Saturday March 5, 10am - 2pm; Pentire Head; Join the national Trust rangers for a few hours improving the access on Pentire Head. We’ll either be repairing footpaths or installing gates, helping people getting out and about on this impressive headland. Bring food and drink, wear sturdy boots and wear clothing suitable for the weather. There is no charge; For more information call 01208 863821 or email tom.sparkes@nationaltrust.

Jumble Sale Saturday March 5, 2pm; Rock Village Institute; held by The St Minver Branch of Cancer Research UK; Refreshments available; All

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our oceans and marine rubbish

Coffee Morning

April Wadebridge U3A including ‘200 Years of Dartmoor Prison’ by Conserving Cornwall’s Simon Dell. Saturday, March 5; 10 Cetaceans am for 10.30 am; The Betjeman Monday April 4th, 7pm - 8.30pm; Centre Tubestation, Polzeath;see page 21

Live Music: Nine Lives

Saturday, March 5; Bridge on Wool: Tel 01208 812750

Extreme Rockpooling at Pentire Wednesday April 6th, 10 am to 1

Truro College Open Morning pm; see page 21 Saturday, March 5; 10 am to 1 pm WI Meeting Bennett to Beethoven Thursday April 7th, 7 pm; Tuesday to Saturday 8th to 12 (with a matinee on the 10th); Pencarrow House; A Heritage Theatre Production; proceeds to British Red Cross and Pencarrow; box office, 01208 816067, opens January 15th

Cornwall Business Show 2016

Thursday, March 17; from 9.30 am; Royal Cornwall Showground

Rock Institute; talk by Clare Greenwood‘ Colour Magic’; Everyone is welcome to attend there is a charge of £1 for guests (light refreshments included)

Giselle - The Royal Ballet Live Wednesday, April 6; 19.15; Regal Cinema Wadebridge. Tel 01208 812791

Polzeath Beach Clean

Polzeath Mega Beach Clean

Beer and Mussel Festival

Wine andWisdom Evening (Quiz)

Friday, March 18, 9.30 am; help Saturday April 9, 3 pm; help keep keep Polzeath beach clean; just Polzeath beach clean; just turn up turn up at Polzeath Car park and at Polzeath Car park join our merry band of volunteers

Friday, March 18 to Sunday, March 20; The Cornish Arms, St Merryn

Boris Gudunov - Live at the Royal Opera House

Wednesday, April 20, 7.30pm; Rock Sailing & Water Ski Club on behalf of the St Minver Branch of Cancer Research UK; TO BOOK your table ring 01208 862143

Monday, March 21; Regal Cinema Wadebridge Choral Society Wadebridge. Tel 01208 812791

Trebetherick Residents’ Association

Thursday, March 24, The Perceval Institute

Spring Concert

Saturday, April 23; Wadebridge School; see page 19

Lucia Di Lammermoor - The St Endellion Easter Music Festival Royal Opera House Live Saturday March 26 to Sunday April 3; see page 23.

The State of our Oceans

Monday, April 25; 19.15; Regal Cinema Wadebridge. Tel 01208 812791

Tuesday March 29th, 7 - 8.30pm; Tubestation, Polzeath; talk by surf From Brahms to the Beatles Saturday April 30, 7.30pm; St explorer and photographer, Tim Nunn, updating us on the state of Endellion Church; see page 18 We welcome local stories and photographs. 18/02/2016 13:40:26

Anglican Church Services Weekday Services Tuesday St Minver Evening Prayer 5.30pm Wednesday St Minver Holy Communion 10am Wednesday St Michael Evening Prayer 5.30pm Sunday 11am 3pm 6pm

March 6th Mothering Sunday St Minver All Age Worship St Enodoc Evensong St Michael Evensong

Sunday March 13th 9.15am St Michael 11am St Minver 3pm St Enodoc 6pm St Michael

Holy Communion All Age Worship Evensong Evensong

Sunday 11am 3pm 6pm

Palm Sunday Parish Communion Evensong Evensong

March 20th St Minver St Enodoc St Michael

Wednesday March 23rd 7pm St Minver Roscarrock Tenebrae Sunday March 27th Easter Day 8am St Enodoc Holy Communion 8am St Michael Holy Communion 9.15am St Enodoc Holy Communion 9.15am St Michael Holy Communion 11am St Minver Holy Communion Sunday 11am 3pm 6pm

April 3rd St Minver Holy Communion St Enodoc Evensong St Michael Evensong

Sunday 9.15am 11am 3pm 6pm

April 10th St Michael St Minver St Enodoc St Michael

Holy Communion All Age Worship Evensong Evensong

Sunday April 17th 11am St Minver Holy Communion 3pm St Enodoc Evensong 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday 11am 3pm 6pm

April 24th St Minver All Age Worship & Baptism St Enodoc Holy Communion St Michael Evensong

Please Check With The Parish Newsletter or Church Notice Boards Latest Information.

Catholic Church Services

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

Methodist Church Services

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

Quaker Meetings

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

Hospital & Surgery Car Transport Service There have been some changes to the Hospital Car Service. If you need transport to a hospital please ring one of voluntary drivers listed below: St Minver Area Mr Peter Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01208 862452 Mrs Jacqui Watson . . . . . . . . . . . 01208 862452 St Kew Area Mr David Pullen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01208 881148 Mrs Bridget Pullen . . . . . . . . . . . 01208 881148 Mr Ricardo Dorich . . . . . . . . . . . 01840 770225 Mrs Elizabeth Dorich . . . . . . . . 01840 770225 Charges are based on 45p a mile which includes reasonable waiting time.

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Local Telephone Numbers Compiled by Olivia Warr, Wadebridge Comprehensive School. To suggest amendments to this list email

Women’s rape/abuse centre Rock Water Taxi ---------------- 01208 77099/0808 8029999 (Boat -during operating hours)-07778 105297 (Bodmin & Wadebridge) -------- 01208 72833 Water Helpline------------------0800 1691144 (offices)------------------------01208 862815 (Tintagel)-----------------------01840 770663 Veterinary and RSPCA St Minver Beavers Methodist Wadebridge: (G & P J Nute)-----01208 813258 (Rock, Steward Mr F L Cope)---01208 863481 Bodmin: (Harleigh Vets)--------- 01208 72323 (Alison Cox)---------------------01208 862839 (Wadebridge)-------------------01208 812887 St Columb: St Minver Brownies Multi-denominational (RSPCA Animal Centre) --------01637 881455 (Kathy Hore)--------------------01208 862340 (Tubestation Polzeath)----------01208 869200 (RSPCA Animal Centre 24 hour)-0300 1234999 St Minver Cemetery Committee St Minver General Numbers (Mary Drummond-Dunn)-------01208 863491 (Warden Mrs E Elliott)----------01208 863905 Bridge Club (Robert Mabley)----01208 814564 (Warden Martin Broadfoot)-----01208 863705 St Minver Cricket Club-----------01208 863402 British Legion-St Minver Doctor / Medical (Fred Prior)---------------------01208 862543 St Minver Cubs (Nigel)---------01208 815102 Bridge Medical Centre Wadebridge------- 01208 Cancer Research St Minver Football Club 812342 (Gina Snelling)-----------------01208 862820 (Roy Birchwood)----------------01208 880459 Bodmin Hospital----------------01208 251300 Frank About Drugs--------------- 0800 776600 Citizens Advice Bureau St Minver Post Office------------01208 863366 Drinkline------------------------0800 9178282 (Advice Line) ------------------08444 99 4188 St Minver Pre-School------------01208 869511 Port Isaac Surgery---------------01208 880222 Cornwall Council-----------------0300 1234100 St Minver School----------------01208 862496 Rock Surgery--------------------01208 862545 CRUSE Bereavement Care Cornwall------------------------01726 76100 St Minver Scouts Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske)-----------------------01872 250000 Animal Welfare & Veterinary (Robert Watson)---------------01637 889 190 Wadebridge Health Centre------01208 812222 Laboratory----------------------01872 265500 St Minver Senior Circle EDF Energy----------------------- 0800 365000 Libraries (Joan Rowell)-------------------01208 869427 Cornwall Library Renewals Line-0845 6076119 John Betjeman Centre-----------01208 812392 St Minver Short Mat Bowls All Libraries---------------------0300 1234111 Old Cornwall Society (Margaret Bartlett) ------------01208 816307 (Jan Goudge)-------------------01208 815984 Reference Library----------------0800 0322345 Padstow Harbour Master--------01841 532239 St Minver Silver Band Police Devon & Cornwall Police (non-urgent)------101 Parish Council: Highlands Clerk (Gary Gauss)--------------------01208 814170 Crimestoppers-------------------- 0800 555111 (Helen Hyland)-----------------01208 812289 TTre-Pol-Pen Hand Bell Ringers Parish Council Lowlands Clerk Emergency / Helplines (Tony Priest)--------------------01208 863450 (Gillian Thompson)-------------01726 882145 Age UK--------------------------0800 1696565 Perceval Institute Wadebridge & District Angling Association Air Ambulance HQ---------------01840 213574 Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service--0300 1234232 (Maureen Rickard)--------------01208 863366 (Jon Evans)---------------------01208 812447 Polzeath Area Residents Association Electricity Wadebridge & District Camera Club (Western Power Distribution)---- 0800 365900 (David Short)------------------ 01208 862568 (Pam Hall)---------------------01208 862957 Polzeath Surf Life-Saving Club National Domestic Violence Helpline-----------------------0808 800 5000 (Susan Rowlands)--------------01208 859161 Wadebridge Choral Society National Gas Emergency Service- 0800 111999 Relate Relationship Counselling (Annabelle Woolcott)-----------01208 815322 NHS Direct HelpLine----------------- 0845 4647 (St Austell)---------------------- 01726 74128 (publicity, George Dale)--------01208 815981 Parentline Plus (24 hour)-------0808 8002222 Rock Institute (Allan Caswell)-- 01208 869420 Wadebridge Male Voice Choir Rock Lifeboat Station -----------01208 863033 Police, Fire, Ambulance Services, (Taff Williams)------------------01208 814717 Coastguard----------------------------------999 Rock Sailing & Water Ski Club Samaritans----------------------08457 909090 (Secretary Kim Oaks)-----------01208 862709 Wadebridge Post Office ---------01208 812813 Churches


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Call Sue on: 01840 213040 or e-mail us at:

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The Pityme Inn A traditional village pub in Rock offering a warm welcome, friendly service and quality value-for-money pub grub. Steve and Karen look forward to welcoming you.  Sunday Carvery 12noon-3pm.  ‘Open the Box’ or ‘Take the Money’ Friday Nights.  Functions.  Beer Garden.  Children’s Play Area.

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Nursery Stores Open Mon to Sat 8am - 6pm, Sun 9am - 1pm Malcolm has owned Nursery Stores for thirty three years. In the new year we will be making a few alterations to improve the shop. We are open as normal during these alterations. Check us out for,  

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A fantastic range of fresh local and international fruit and vegetables. Our wide range of local and continental cheeses, local sausages and bacon, local cream and yoghurts and a good selection of meats, joints and free range chickens. Blakes bakery bread and cakes every Tuesday and Friday. A fine selection of International and Cornish Camel Valley Sparkling and still wines. Check out some of our case deals and 3 bottle promotions in store. Also stocking many local and international beers and ciders including Sharps Doom Bar available at a special 8 bottle case price.

We look forward to seeing you in your local convenience store.

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