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Issue 209 - July/August 2016


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Issue 209 July/August

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

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Generations and Celebrations at Rock RNLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Hugo’s Japanese Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Tracey to Get Muddy for CRUK . . . . . . . . . . 19 Camel Group Purchase 6 New Vehicles . . 19 St Minver Church Fete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Hospital Car Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Summer Singing by the Summer Singers 21 ‘Surf’s Up!’ 21st Anniversary Celebration . 21 St Kew Highway and Rock Methodist Churches Merge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Concerts at St Minver Church and St Endellion Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Adult Singing Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Rock Oyster Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 St Minver Probus Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Pre-School Cocktail Evening Raises £987 25 New Parish Clerk for St Minver Highlands 25 Music at St Endellion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Wheels to Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Bodmin and District Wood Turners . . . . . . 29 Anna Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Polzeath Beer Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Broadband Problems Solved . . . . . . . . . . . 51 A Report from St Minver Parish Council . 60

James Nathan - Strawberries with Sable Biscuits and Citrus Syllabub . . . . . . .52

Spotlight on Business

Features Sunset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Birthday teas fit for a Queen . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Is this a record? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Regular Items News from St Breock School . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 We will remember them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Featured Artist: Becky Twining-Man . . . . . 31 St Minver School Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Seasonal Fashion Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Interior Design: Design Ceramics . . . . . . . 42 Fitness Tips: Charlie Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Rock Lifeboat News - Fun Day . . . . . . . . . . 47 Brain Gym . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Country Diary from Cobb Cottage . . . . . . 54 Book Review-All the light we cannot see 56 Gardening Made Easy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Parliamentary Update - Scott Mann . . . . . 61 Church Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Local Telephone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Fee Turner Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 The Link Events Diary . . . . . . . . . . 63 Visit our website -


Generations and Celebrations at Rock RNLI

Those who volunteer for the RNLI often refer to the charity as one big family and certainly family commitment is evident at many stations, including Rock. May saw a pivotal moment for the Hewitt family when three generations were represented on the team – Mike, Lifeboat Operations Manager, his son Jinx, a senior crew member and his grandson Ollie. Mike says he’s delighted that the Hewitt family remain at the heart of the lifeboat station, dedicated to helping save lives at sea; “As a family we relate to each other in our thinking and sharing of expertise. We also know when to keep quiet! I know our shared passion for the lifeboat will be of benefit to

Standing ovation for Mike.


the station in future years and I’m very proud to see my son and grandson continue the family tradition.” Mike has been involved with the RNLI for 22 years and will, this summer, bow out from his voluntary role as Lifeboat Operations Manager. But there was no making a quiet exit with a ‘Thanks Mike’ May Ball held on Saturday May 28th to celebrate Mike’s dedication to the RNLI and to Rock lifeboat station in particular. Two hundred people gathered for a black tie event in a marquee erected in John Bray’s field. The invitation had read; Mike was the catalyst for the introduction of Rock’s inshore lifeboat. Over the last 22 years Mike has tirelessly supported the day to day operations of the

lifeboat and station. During this time the Rock volunteer crews have launched on 451 services, saving the lives of 84 people and assisting a further 279 people. Guests included Pam and Anita who donated the lifeboat and Tom Mansell, the Divisional Operations Manager for the RNLI who spoke on behalf of Paul Boissier, Chief Executive of the RNLI when he said; “Mike’s wisdom and great humanity make him a natural leader. He is completely selfless in all that he does, not just for the RNLI but for the wider community too.” Tom told the appreciative audience that Mike Hewitt MBE had been the driving force behind water safety on the river for the last 50 years; “Mike is always the first to point out that it’s a team effort, but you need a good leader. Mike is generous and well liked and respected by all. He personifies the RNLI and its values, dependable, committed, trustworthy and selfless. He is a rock, a diamond, he is RNLI.” His comments were, not surprisingly, followed by a standing ovation for Mike. Gus Guest, Station Chairman, also said a few words,

We welcome local stories and photographs.

St Minver Brownies

Donkey Derby &

Car Boot Sale Trewint Lane Sunday Aug 7 4.30 pm Donkey rides, BBQ, Refreshments, Bouncy Castle, Games Fun for all the family.

Port Isaac & Rock Lifeboats

The Hewitt Family. describing Mike as “staggeringly impressive, big Mike, the man who had guided the station through its first 20 years.” Gus, on behalf of the station team, presented Mike with a shield naming the three lifeboats stationed at Rock during his time. Mike then spoke, saying he didn’t quite know how his family had managed to organise the ball at such a busy time of year; “They’ve put fifty boats in the water recently and yet this ball has also been organised. It’s been a lovely evening and I am totally overwhelmed. How many times can you be thanked? I’m almost embarrassed.” The following day with the evening still fresh in his mind, Mike added; “I’m so proud. I’m proud of the 22 years, the things we’ve achieved at the station, my family and the crew. But events like last night don’t happen on their own so I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to John Bray, Jinx and the family, Lucy and Cathy who did the flowers, Ben Greagen and his team for the excellent catering, all the kind words from so many people and last but not least, Josh Curnow for the music. It will always be a night to remember and I say thank you back to everyone.” An auction was held during the evening with a number of items reaching excellent totals, including a fantastic painting by Jethro Jackson, donated by the artist, that raised a superb £1,250! Visit our website -

Art Exhibition Professional & Amateur Artists Thursday July 28 Saturday August 6 From 10 am Rock Institute

Admission Free - Reasonable Prices

St Endellion Fete Tuesday August 9, 2pm St Endellion Rectory Garden

All the usual attractions including cakes, produce, plants, bric a brac, books, tombola, grand raffle, puppet show, games for children, sideshows and teas.

Something for everyone so please Roll Up! 17

Hugo’s Japanese Tour

Earlier in the year ‘The Link’ donated £250 in sponsorship for Hugo Culverhouse for a rugby tour in Japan with Truro College - Hugo is an ex pupil of St Minver School. This is Hugo’s report. Just before Christmas 2015, I was informed that we would be going on a tour with my college to Fukeoka in Japan to take part in the SANIX Junior World Championships. I was then later informed that I would be captain for the tour. This was a huge honour for me to be selected as captain for such a prestigious junior event. It was just over 24 hours travelling door to door which took it out of the players mentally and physically - luckily we had one day’s rest until our opening game to kick start the tournament. During the pool stages we upheld the high quality expectations which Truro College portrays. We won all of our pool games against the other countries, giving us the Seed 1 in our pool leading to the quarter finals. We also scraped our win in the quarters with a well earned victory against the rank 2 team in Japan. We then met the rank 1 team from Japan in the semis and were beaten by the better team, despite all the effort from the players, we came so close but yet so far. In the 3rd/4th place play off, we faced a very well drilled and big New Zealand team 18

who were dominant and were ruthless in everything they did resulting in us losing by a considerable amount. So we ended up 4th place out of the total 16 best teams from around the world that entered. So huge credit should be given to both the coaches and the players, a great effort from everyone involved. We were amazed by how passionate the Japanese are when it comes to everything they do. They are a very determined, focused and respectful culture and they are upbeat about everything. It really was a fantastic tour and I will remember it for the rest of my life. It was such an amazing experience and have made friends from all over the world. I’d also like to the Link magazine committee for their sponsorship, as I wouldn’t have been able to go on such an amazing tour without their help. Hugo Culverhouse

We welcome local stories and photographs.

Tracey to Get Muddy for Cancer Research UK We are used to seeing Tracey scrubbed up, polite and smiling at the Nursery Stores in Rock, but on September 4th she’ll be looking very different because she is taking part in the ‘Pretty Muddy Obstacle Course’ at Zelah near Truro. This 5k run is, as the title suggests, ‘pretty muddy’! The serious side to this is that Tracey is hoping to raise money for Cancer Research UK. So, if you would like to sponsor Tracey in her efforts, there is a sponsor form and collection tin at Nursery Stores.

Camel Group Purchase Six New Vehicles

business within our county has to be a good thing for Cornwall. They are needed to help us keep pace with the growing demand for our services.”

Rock Methodist Church

Coffee Morning Proceeds to charity and church funds

Camel Group have added six new Nissan NV400 vans to their fleet. They were purchased from local dealership West End Motors in Bodmin at a cost of over £100,000 and will be split

across Camel branches throughout Devon and Cornwall. Geoff Jones Director of Camel Group said “It’s fantastic to buy these vans from a Cornish dealership - keeping

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Saturday July 16 10 am - 12 noon Rock Chapel Various stalls and surprise items. Admission £2.50

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Polzeath Area Residents Association (PARA)

St Minver Church Fete St Minver Church Fete will be held at 2pm on Wednesday August 24th on the St Minver Cricket Field, by kind permission of the Cricket Club. Parking and entrance are free. The Fete will feature all the usual traditional games and stalls and refreshments will be available. Musical entertainment will be provided by the St Minver Silver Band. The fete is organised by the’ Friends of St Minver’s Churches’ and all proceeds are directed towards maintaining our three lovely churches for future generations. If you are would like to help in any way we never refuse a willing volunteer! Call either Brian 01208 869315 or Dawn 01208 869084.


Hospital Car Service PARA would like to thank all the people involved in the Hospital car service both past and present. Particularly the late Reg Ironside, who kept it all running smoothly and all the original drivers who have now retired. But most of all we would like to thank the drivers who are doing a sterling job at this moment. We have six committed drivers. Between them, last year, they made 80 journeys and travelled 4278 miles. We are always looking for more drivers because more drivers result in fewer trips per person. We have one new recruit this year but are always hopeful we will attract others to join this worthy cause. The Hospital Car Service was set up to help people of our community without their own transport to attend Doctors surgeries and also hospital appointments. It is run under the umbrella of PARA and sustained by volunteers. The drivers receive a payment of 45 pence per mile and any extra costs such as car parking, bridge toll etc. Reasonable waiting time is not paid. Car insurance companies make no charge to the drivers if they have a fully comprehensive policy as this is a charitable act and not a ’for profit’ taxi service. PARA has to have an insurance policy to cover users of the service from their property to the car and from car to surgery or hospital and vice versa. NHS Cornwall has always paid for this in the past, because it means that they don’t have to fund a car service. Despite assurances that we would hear when a grant was awarded we have heard nothing at all for this past year. We feel that this grant has fallen foul of the cuts that NHS Cornwall has had to make. This means that PARA has to pay this insurance and also for DBS checks on all drivers out of its own funds. Our only source of funding is from our membership subscriptions. These stand at £6 for an individual or £10 per household for this coming year. This past year the costs were £257.88 just to administer the car service for our volunteers. PARA feel that this service is vital to our rural community. With an aging population and medical services being spread across Truro and Derriford this service will be called on increasingly in the future. Pauline White ‘Link’ has responded to this need and has donated £250 to cover the additional insurance costs. We welcome local stories and photographs.

Summer Singing by the Summer Singers

Wadebridge Choral Society’s Summer Singers will present a fascinating mixture of repertoire at their concert ‘Shakespeare and all that jazz’ at Egloshayle Church on Saturday July 23rd at 6.30pm. Acknowledging the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, which falls this year, the Summer Singers will be giving the world premiére performance of ‘The Four Seasons of Shakespeare’, a choral suite composed by their music director Nicholas Danks setting Shakespearian texts related to each season. In addition, Michael Hurd’s ‘Pop Cantata’ “Jonah-man Jazz” will be performed. The remainder of the programme will feature some

lively folksong arrangements by Eric Thiman and Norman Gilbert and madrigals by Frederic Wadely, Michael East and Edward German. Readings and light British piano solo music will punctuate the choral singing. The Choir’s many singers from Rock are looking forward to this special anniversary concert. Tickets will be on sale at the end of the month at the Wadebridge Bookshop, from members of the Choir and on the door. Further details can had from the Choir’s Secretary Annabell Woolcott, telephone 01208 815322 or email

‘Surf’s Up!’ 21st Anniversary Celebration been forged and life long memories shared. “Back in 1995 when myself and Janey first drove on “We’re marking our 21st anniversary with a very to Polzeath beach car park, little did we know that special party. We are inviting you and people from all around the world who have been part of we’d still be here some 21 years later. We began our journey to join us in a night of celebration, in an era of no mobile phones, no computers, no internet, no websites, no emails, no credit or debit presentations, dancing and live music. Come and meet up with your old instructors and friends. cards. Enquiries came in the form of hand written letters and we’d reply with hand written letters. The Come dance. Come rock. Come reminisce. Let the mind unshackle, set it free. The date for the evening phone box at the entrance to Coronation Gardens event is set for the August 27th, the Saturday of was our office. As one of only eleven surf schools in the bank holiday, up at The Point. The venue for the country then, we’re one of 100 today. the marquee is spectacular. With only 600 tickets “Since those early days we’ve taught over 200,000 available, you’ll need to get on it! This is going to people to surf, quite incredible. To do something be a night to remember, a complete one off! We’re that we love, in a place that is so special, has well going all out, and I mean...all out! We’re going big! And we really hope you’ll be there to join in the surpassed any humble dreams that we may have fun.” had. We feel truly blessed. Pete, Surfs Up! “On this journey we have met many incredible people.. clients and staff, associates and those who To reserve tickets call 07760 126225. £10 Adult £7 have simply been there in support and observed Under 16’s. Proceeds to be split equally between Chicks and the Wave Project. our journey from the shore. Life long friends have

The Point, August 27th 7pm - 1am

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St Kew Highway and Rock Methodist Churches Merge St Kew Highway and Rock Methodist Churches are about to combine under one administration to streamline organisation and maximise the community and Charitable support. Their various events have enabled them to respond instantly to disaster appeals by transferring money immediately to

Perceval Institute Management Committee

Coffee Morning In aid of Institute funds Wednesday August 3, 10 am - 12 noon Perceval Institute

Bring and Buy, cakes Raffle and more!

Trebetherick & Polzeath WI

WI MeetingS Rock Chapel Thursday July 7th 7 pm Talk by Diane Lawer ‘The Great Cornish Pasty’ Everyone is welcome to attend there is a charge of £1 for guests (light refreshments included).


their counterpart Methodist Churches in such foreign fields as Asia, Shri Lanka and Indonesia. Regular donations to Action for Children, the descendant of the Methodist Children’s Homes, have helped young people in distress and give support and guidance to teenagers who find it impossible to deal with life’s problems. Other charities that have ‘hands – on experience’ have also attracted their support such as Shelter Box and the innovative Project of Chickens for the Poor. This supplies chicks to areas of poverty where they are reared for fertile and edible eggs and meat. The African Appeal ‘Water Aid’ attracted their attention for support and villages now have better crop management and access to purer water supplies. Methodist Homes for the Aged still flourish. In practical terms, food parcels are regularly taken to St Petrocs Home for the Homeless in Bodmin where the residents describe the treats as ‘awesome!’. Locally, the Rock premises are being used more and more for assisting groups to organise their own activities for the benefit of the community, trying to maintain community cohesion in an area of 64%

holiday and second homes!. St Kew Highway moved from their small Chapel on the A39 and have enjoyed worship in the Village Community Hall for some years. Rock was the amalgamation of the Tredrizzick Church and Rock Chapel back in 1992 and still offers a warm and loving fellowship in its comfortable premises. Both Churches have experienced change and moved forward with courage and conviction. Time has proved them right. Now the two current Churches again plan an amalgamation with optimism and determination to maintain and enhance a presence in the Community and National responsibility. Although the two will become one church, services on Sundays will continue in both villages at 9.30 am [St Kew Highway ] and Rock [11 am] but then they will combine on occasions to organise events. They will also work more closely with Tube Station at Polzeath to link the needs of young people as well as the more senior. The first such combined Event will be the Gift Day and Coffee morning [proper coffee!! and pasties] on Saturday July 16th at Rock Methodist Church from 10 am to noon with various stalls and surprise items.

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Concerts at St Minver Church and St Endellion Church St Endellion Church

On Monday July 18th at 7.30 pm the past and present winners of The Chris Treglown Foundation Fund Award will be performing . The evening of song will be hosted by director of MJUK and professional mezzo soprano, Maria Jagusz. The young singers, who are all pursuing their musical career, will perform a collection of songs from the opera and musical theatre genres . During the evening the 2016 Awards will be presented to Jack Holton , Elliot Coombe and Chloe Arscott who are the Cornish recipients and Nathaniel Shervington, Ollie Humphries and Rosie Tuck who are the recipients from MJUK.

St Minver Church On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August at 7.30 pm MJUK will perform their annual concert. Local adults and young people will perform songs they have learnt on the workshops with MJUK director Maria Jagusz. The performers from MJUK will delight the audience with songs from musicals and the world of opera.

For more information please contact Julia Treglown on 07815987172 , juliatreglown@ Tickets will be on sale from Mon June 6th at St Minver Post Office, Newslines in Rock , Cole Rayment and White in Wadebridge and at

Adult Singing Workshop This is to be held on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th August; Perceval Institute for people who love singing and want the opportunity to develop skills under the guidance of Maria Jagusz. For more information contact Julia Treglown on 07815987172 /or at Right: Maria Jagusz. Visit our website -


Rock Oyster Festival July 15-16

The Rock Oyster Festival will again be held at Dinham House near Wadebridge. The music line up includes: Dutty Moonshine Big Band, festival favourites Wille and the Bandits and Chris Evans’s current favourite band Sound of the Sirens. Rock Oyster Festival, now in its seventh year, is a well established summer celebration which prides itself on providing a great choice of excellent food. Porthilly oysters from the Camel Estuary, mussels cooked by chefs of the St Moritz Hotel, huge paellas, spicy Cornish curries and delicious bespoke wood-fire cooked pizzas, pigeon breast and pulled pork. There is something to please all palates. Charlie, festival organiser said “We have run a Farmer’s Market for the past three years and its continued success means this is a feature of the festival that we want to extend. “ The Padstow Brewing Company bar will be back serving a range of their St Ives Cider Bar and Mission Wines. This year the children will again be taking over the Big Top main stage in the morning and early afternoon. Activities will include archery, storytelling, Badger Forest School, craft workshops and football on Saturday morning for the campers. Find out more and for Rock Oyster Festival, updates and announcements visit www.


St Minver Probus Club

April Meeting St Minver Probus Club held its April meeting at the Pityme Inn as usual. Guest speaker was Dr Ryan Langdon who gave a talk entitled ‘Geology, and how to find gold’. Ryan Langdon, who has just been awarded a PhD from Camborne School of Mines, is a Cornishman who studied at Wadebridge School and went up to Oxford to read Earth Studies (Geology and some more, to you and me). As an undergraduate, his studies took him to some interesting places (for example, an active volcano), taught him how to produce a geological map (of the High Atlas mountains in Morocco and the most detailed to be produced of that area, believe it or not). As a graduate, his Masters studies involved him in research in the Italian Alps. He was then accepted for PhD research, into the nature and origin of three gold deposits in West Africa and the feasibility of mining them. He then embarked (as he put it, ‘at someone else’s expense’) on the sort of high adventure tourists pay a fortune for and call an African safari. We learnt of his five trips to an exploration camp in Liberia (two days’ drive on mud roads, or just mud) near to where gold had been mined from river deposits. His team’s job was to find out where the gold originated (ie, the rock which had formed the gravel), by observing what he called ‘geological indicators’. They prepared a geological map ( that phrase again, which blithely scamps over the hours and hours of discomfort, long walks in tropical heat and jungle clearing needed to produce it) and supplemented that with aerial surveys to trace geophysical indicators. Finally, trenches were dug and heavy equipment brought in to extract cores hundreds of metres deep, which were sent for analysis. This in a tropical, pretty well impassable jungle in a country optimistically described by Ryan as ‘relatively stable, now the war is over! Ryan’s African adventures included a further trip to Sierra Leone in search of Coltan - a vital ingredient in electronics manufacture. That involved much jungle walking and rafting. Incidentally he observed the huge extent of slash and burn farming in that country. Ryan’s studies actually also took him to other geologically interesting locations in Scotland, the Isle of Rhum, Cornwall and Nottingham. Yes, Nottingham! – the British Geological Survey at Keyworth! This was a fantastic talk from a young man whose intelligence and resilience were obviously deployed to the full to complete his adventurous studies, and who is now contemplating his future. We have booked him to speak again in 5 year’s time, because whatever he decides to do, it is bound to be exciting ! Many thanks, Ryan, and many congratulations on your (well-earned) PhD. Tony Priest We welcome local stories and photographs.

Pre-School Cocktail Evening Raises £987

St Minver Pre-School Committee members Fee Haley, Morwenna Hawtin, Ellie McEwan, Helen Morton, Joanna Ely. St Moritz Hotel generously hosted a Cocktail Evening to raise money for St Minver PreSchool. It was a spectacular venue for a relaxed evening sipping cocktails as the sun set. The delicious cocktails were expertly made by volunteer bar staff, all of whom gave their time for free to help their local Pre-School raise as much money as possible.

The Pre-School was overwhelmed by the support of so many local businesses including The Pityme Inn, Lewis’s, Nursery Stores Rock, the Cowshed Spa, Wadebridge Wines, St Tudy Inn, Ocean Blue, The Mariners, Trevibban Mill, Cornish Orchards, Barnacutts, TJ’s and Tesco’s Wadebridge, all of whom supported the event by donating prizes and

cocktail ingredients. The Pre-School Committee, was absolutely thrilled to learn that £987 had been raised which will be used to enhance the care they provide for 2 - 5 year olds in St Minver. If you would be interested in supporting next year’s event please let Morwenna Hawtin on 869511 know as she’d love to hear from you.

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Music at St Endellion

Saturday 16th July, 7.30pm St Endellion Church

Endelienta Orchestral Ensemble perform Beethoven’s 4th Symphony and Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony Adam Hickox and Rees Webster (2016 associate conductors of the Cambridge University Music Society) are bringing a great group of young orchestral players from Cambridge University and London Music Conservatoires to perform Beethoven’s 4th Symphony and Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony. Adam and Rees are both well-established participants in the St Endellion Music Festivals and are excited to be bringing these young players to perform in the Church that they both love so much. Monday 18th July, 7.30pm Current and past winners of the Chris Treglown Award perform ‘A Serenade to Music’. Endelienta is pleased to give support to the Chris Treglown Foundation Fund, a local charity which provides financial assistance to aspiring young singers to pursue their musical education. This year the Foundation will be holding this fundraising concert in St Endellion Church. We can anticipate a feast of classic songs and ensembles from the world of opera and musicals featuring current and past winners of the Chris Treglown Foundation award. More information about the Foundation at and about MJUk at Saturday 27th August, 7.30pm The Carice Singers perform ‘Scenery and the Supernatural’. This ensemble, named after Elgar’s daughter, comprising some of the UK’s finest young professional singers, will present a programme based on the forces of nature in the cliffs and coast of Cornwall, featuring Bax, Bantock, Delius, Elgar, Kuula, Madetoja, Sibelius, Stenhammar, Vaughan Williams and Warlock. George Parris conducts. Tickets for the above £10 (free to accompanied under-16s) are available from the Endelienta Box Office: telephone 07787 944935 or online at Or you can call in at the Wadebridge Bookshop, 43 Molesworth Street, Wadebridge. Alternatively, for the concert on July 18th, you can reserve tickets by contacting Julia Treglown on 07815 987182 or Tuesday 26th July to Friday 5th August St Endellion Summer Festival The festival’s opening concert features Tim Gill performing Walton’s magnificent Cello Concerto and Handel’s Dixit Dominus. Berlioz’s beautiful oratorio Childhood of Christ will be performed in both St Endellion Church and in Truro Cathedral. Festival chairman, Tom Hickox will perform at a late night concert. This year’s opera will be Gloriana by Benjamin Britten, conducted by Martyn Brabbins, with Susan Bullock, one of the world’s top sopranos, in the title role. There is a feast of concerts, chamber groups, recitals and much more to be enjoyed. For full festival details see 26

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Wheels to Work

Wheels to Work is a not for profit organisation supporting people in Cornwall to access employment, when there is no public or private transport available to meet their needs.

employment.  Safety equipment, motor cycle helmet, jacket and A moped, electric bicycle or gloves (which can be pedal bicycle will be loaned purchased from Wheels to to eligible individuals, Work). who are unable to take up  There must be no public employment due to the or private transport lack of public or private available to meet your transport. needs to get to work. To be eligible you will need All mopeds come with  A clean full or provisional tax and insurance and driving licence. are subject to a 12 week  CBT (Compulsory Basic minimum contract. Training Certificate), Call 01209 718888 or email  A letter from your for employer confirming more information.

Polzeath Marine Conservation Group

Seaquest Public Seawatch Sunday July 24 11 am - 1 pm The Rumps Join marine experts to conduct a marine wildlife survey and learn more about the amazing animals that use our waters from dolphins to seals. Bring warm and waterproof clothing, drinks and food (none available nearby). Bring binoculars although spare pairs are available to share.

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News from St Breock School Denise Gladwell, Headmistress

London and did some sightseeing which included an over-night YHA stay. We joined in the 90th birthday The action packed day at celebrations for Her Majesty Lord’s comprised of a tour of by collecting a list of 90 the famous Long Room and special activities we were engaged in on the day. These pavilion, a chance to sit in both dressing rooms, some included...... healthy Cricket Tea recipe tips 1. Make & decorate from the chef, cricket skills crowns. workshop and an opportunity 2. Wear red, white & blue to play a game of cricket on clothes. the hallowed turf of Lords. 3. Banquet lunch. It was an absolute honour 4. Singing Happy Birthday. and a once in a life time opportunity thoroughly 5. As many words as enjoyed by adults and possible with the ‘qu’ children. digraph in. 6. We looked at Swimming photographs from the On Tuesday May 24th we Queen’s life and estimated were lucky enough to her age in each one. spend a morning with 7. Name her – Husband – Antony James Olympian and Commonwealth Games Children – Grandchildren Bronze Medallist in swimming. – Great Grandchildren. Antony took all the children 8. Sing the English through their paces with a National Anthem. specially designed activity 9. Design a stamp to course and then went on to celebrate the Queen’s inspire the children leading birthday. a whole school assembly

The Queen’s 90th Birthday

The Spirit of Cricket at Lords

We were fortunate to have been invited, by the ‘Chance to Shine Foundation’ to join schools from across the country to take part in ‘The Spirit of Cricket Day’ at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. Twelve children from Years Five and Six travelled to 28

It was a breezy blue sky day and the children arrived back at school with many successes to their credit. We are eagerly awaiting the Cornwall Games which is to held on Friday July 1st at Penzance where we will take our biggest team of athletes ever comprising 8 teams.

Camel Challenge Success

St Breock finally, after eight years of waiting clinched the much coveted Camel Challenge in a thrilling football final with Wadebridge Primary School.

‘Gangsta Granny’

Year 6 have been doing research for their own end of year production by watching a performance of Gangsta Granny at the Hall for Cornwall. This was a much enjoyed event and the class picked up a few tips for their own end of year extravaganza.

Sports Awards

We are looking forward to our Third Annual Community where the children were Sports Award Evening when able to learn about Antony’s we invite representatives journey from being a five year from local community sports old non swimmer to a highly clubs to nominate St Breock successful Olympian. pupils who have shown at North Cornwall Games least one of the Olympic Values of Friendship, Respect, May saw the North Cornwall Enthusiasm, Determination, Games held in Bude and we filled a coach with our athletes Inspiration, Courage who represented the school in andExcellence. This year there is to be a real 5 different sports. We welcome local stories and photographs.

Rio theme as there will be the first public performance of our Song For Rio which pupils have contributed to with words and music assisted by our musically talented parents. Also on the evening our Year Three and Four Steel Pan band will be making their debut appearance. All in all, a spectacular cultural evening sporting, creative and musical celebration which will not only showcase our children’s talents but should encourage and inspire others to do the same. May is the time for our Key Stage Two residentials which are so eagerly awaited by children and parents alike. The school is supported exceptionally well by parents who make significant financial commitment to allow their children to take part in these unique opportunities. At the time of writing Year Three are at Atlantic Reach enjoying three days of fabulous activities, Year Six are packing for a five day stay on St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly with a flight out and a cruise home, Year Four

are doing their preparation for three days at Carnyorth Outdoor Education Centre down near Pendeen where they will be going mining and coracle building. Last but not least Year Five will be a having a eco friendly week at Camp Kernow, Malpas where they will spend the entire week ‘off grid’. Residentials are always the most remembered moments by the children when they leave school and you can see why.

Polzeath Marine Conservation Group

Get Crafty!

Wednesday July 20 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Polzeath Marine Centre. Polzeath Marine Consevation Group; free for members or £2 per person. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

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Favourite Book

Currently, there is a hotly contested competition to see which is the most popular book chosen by teachers. Each teacher has chosen a Key Stage One and a Key Stage Two favourite book and the race is on to see which book is read the most. The children are rising to the challenge and teachers can be seen encouraging readers and promoting their book at every opportunity. This competition will run until the end of term and announcement of the winning titles will be out in a few months time.

Bodmin and District Wood Turners If you are interested in learning about wood turning here would be a good place to start. Potential new members are welcome at any meeting - tools and experience are not necessary. The meetings are held at 7 pm every second Thursday of the month at St Mabyn Village Hall. Meetings on the fourth Thursday of the month will start again in October. For more information about the club visit Visit our website -

Polzeath Marine Conservation Group

Rock Pool Ramble! Friday July 22 1 pm – 3 pm. Polzeath Marine Centre bring: Suitable clothes and waterproof footwear –not crocs or flipflops. Free to members or £2 per person.

Booking essential on 07779 896650 or email Above are just two events organised by the Polzeath Marine Centre. You will find many more in our diary on page 63. You can even get involved in releasing juvenile lobsters at Port Gaverne beach! 29

Anna Alexander Just as we were going to press we heard that Anna Alexander, the first editor of Link, has passed away. We understand that she had returned to the UK from Grenada to get married but died from a medical condition We hope to bring you more in the next issue. Anna was a keen fisherwoman, the photo shows her in about 1985 at ‘The Bait Bunker’ in Wadebridge with a very large bass that she caught.

We Will Remember Them Dorothy Ella Blackmore of St Minver Janet Mary Buchanan of Wadebridge Brian Cowell of Wadebridge Freda June Dalley of Wadebridge Brian John Farrell of Wadebridge Elsie Gladys Harper of St Minver Raymond Harris of St Minver Michael George Jeffery of Wadebridge Doris Ruth Jewell of Wadebridge Cluny Charles Macpherson of Wadebridge Ada Joyce Martin of Wadebridge Howard George Miles of St Minver Cheryl Rose Nicholls of Wadebridge Gregory John Parkyn of Wadebridge Harry Francis Edward Reid-Holgate of Wadebridge Barbara Rosemary Squire of Wadebridge Virginia Summers of Wadebridge Beryl Joyce Weston of Wadebridge 30

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Our Featured Artist Becky Twining-Man Written by Peter Crisp Like all true artists, Becky sees things a little differently. “I love nature. It makes me happy. I love looking beyond what people have time to see.” While she doesn’t want to be put in a box, she is clear about who she is and what she’s all about.

‘Window to Stepper’.

“I can’t help being creative, however it shows itself. I can’t find a stick on the beach and not draw with it. I have tried to draw with my feet (just in case I lose my hands). I have also drawn with my eyes closed (in case I lose my sight). I can’t seem to go to the beach without

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coming back with something whether it is a shell, a piece of rope or 150 photographs. If I see a snail in the road, I move it to safety. I make sure all the worms are out of the way before replacing the compost lid. I collect things to make stuff out of ... one day I shall use them. I like rocks, which is particularly


lucky as I am fortunate to live in a geological hot-spot - I am fascinated by the array of colours and textures. The crystal bearing rocks out in the estuary amongst the petrified trees are particularly beautiful. There is always beauty to be captured whatever the season, from spring sunsets over Stepper Point to a raindrop glistening on a leaf.” Like many of our featured artists, Becky has a variety of ways to express her unique visions. “Photographs, drawings, paintings, sculpture. I do it because I don’t like not doing it, it is in my nature to be


creative.” Recently, she has assembled a book of her photographs. They are mostly of the area in and around Trebetherick,

Above: ‘Busy Bee’. Courageous Wreck’. Above right: ‘From Greenaway’. Lower right: : A sculpture by Becky.

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within walking distance of woods and the sea “my two favourite places to be.” “I do like sharing my photographs. People seem to like them and I like that.” It was a chance encounter with Joan Cockett, who writes and illustrates our regular feature ‘Country Diary From Cobb Cottage’, that prompted Becky to show her the book. It’s called ‘Walk With Me’ There’s a reason for the title. “I take the photographs for Wayne, to share the beautiful things I see when I am out walking” Wayne is Becky’s husband. He is poorly and can’t easily leave the house. So she documents her walks down to Greenaway and along the coast. Visit our website -


Joan fell in love with the book and this prompted a call to ‘The Link’. As a result, Becky is our featured artist. She is mostly self-taught. “My photography has stemmed from my current life. It has been a great outlet. It has predominantly allowed me to share the beautiful things I see with my loved ones and far away friends. So many things are missed in the hurly burly life that many lead.” Becky has recently given up work to look after Wayne. Like everything, it’s a trade off. While she misses the joy and satisfaction of working with other people, she is making the most of her change in circumstance – to slow down and appreciate life more. “I was working at St Minver Pre-School up until last September where I met some very lovely children and their parents. I was fortunate enough to work with wonderful people, who not only supported my creative side by giving me free rein on the art table helping young children create (Yay!) but they also encouraged me to further possibilities for my future. I attended Truro College last year and became a qualified pre-school teacher.” Becky has accomplished many different things 34

Slug on mushroom. alongside her passion for creating art. “I have worked in all kinds of places and in most I have managed to be as creative as I could be while getting the job done. I taught a 3 day faerie wing making workshop with teenagers at Bude school. I ran a weekly Art club at St Minver School called Upcycle - art promoting creativity using whatever we had.” Becky concludes: “I love doing all sorts of things,

from sculpture to computer graphics, painting and photography. Whatever it is that I find myself doing I never lack passion for doing it. I wish everyone had the gift of time to appreciate the world around them: “Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence “. Max Ehrmann Becky can be contacted via email at beckytwiningman@

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Day’s soft golden light Eased the way For night’s dark footsteps, It’s grey beginning Gave no hint of the Forthcoming clear sky And peaceful, joyous Closure of the day.

Poem and photograph by Barbara Le Main



St Minver School Celebrates 20th Anniversary plus a Concert in Truro

The ‘new’ school is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and held a birthday party in May with special guests, former head teachers Mr Dell and Mr Lane. All the children looked resplendent in their home made party hats and enjoyed a fun packed afternoon, with entertainment from ‘Timbo’ and then a feast fit for a King (or Queen!). There are many times when I am truly amazed at how talented our pupils at St. Minver are. On May 20th our school choir and band attended a Cornwall Music Hub concert and band were selected to perform. The at the Hall for Cornwall. The Music Hub majority of the students who performed supports musicians throughout the were secondary or college students, county and this year our school choir and the standard was incredibly high and a pleasure to watch. But needless to say our choir and band performed an outstanding set, which gained rousing cheers from the audience (thank you the St Minver fan Club!). I am so incredibly proud of all the children who participated and they showed little or no nerves, performing on that massive stage. A special mention and sincere thanks must go to Mrs Maynard who worked tirelessly preparing and organising the children for their concert. A wonderful experience for Left: The children in their party hats. Above: Head teachers of St Minver School (L to R): Mr Dell, Mr Lane and Mr Banks. Right: Photographs from the show courtesy of Peter Glaser Photography, St Breward . 36

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everyone involved. The summer term is always a busy time here in school. We have many sporting events and productions to prepare for and enjoy. The weather was kind for our Sports day on the 7th June, which saw all of our children participating in traditional races and fun events. We now look forward to the end of the year and a glorious summer break. Phil Banks, Head Teacher


Seasonal Fashion Tips from Fusion’s Rhowen Yoki The holiday season is finally upon us, and whether you are going abroad or for a weekend away there is no need to stress about what dresses to pack or how many pairs of sandals to take. Packing Perfection Follow these 5 simple tips to ensure you pack like a pro:

The Swimwear Bikinis don’t have to match, the fun of a two piece is all about mixing it up. This also enables you to just pack two or three. Try different shapes for the top so you don’t get the dreaded strap line suntan. Make sure one is a bandeau! Adding a kimono works great as a beach cover up as well as a throw over for the cooler evenings.

The Basics Stick to a colour palette of no more than three shades and you will find that your holiday wardrobe will work together! On trend shades are pistachio and peach both of which look fantastic with a tan – mix these colours with white or black separates. If you can’t wear something with two different pieces, you don’t need it. A maxi dress is a perfect day to night piece that can be worn with flip flops during the day and heels for evening drinks.

The Statement Makers

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night without taking up valuable suitcase space! A plain black vest has a wardrobe makeover when teamed with a statement necklace. Mix up your maxi dress with a stack of silver or gold bracelets. A simple gold necklace is also the perfect way to add a touch of sparkle to your beachwear or try this seasons Ibiza favourite ‘the tasselled necklace’.

The Shoes: Espadrilles and flip flops are a holiday must have that go with everything and can be worn every day, allowing you to take just one pair of heels or wedges as an alternative party piece. Make sure that your footwear matches with several outfits – heels with shorts for the evening or flip flops with dresses for day and vice versa.

The Accessories

Always take a pair of sunglasses with you! Mirrored lenses, round frames and tortoiseshell styles are all hits for the summer. Remember to pack your sunnies in your hand luggage so when you arrive at your destination you are holiday ready! Finally, let your hand luggage double up as your beach bag. This summer it is all about the leather (or fake leather) rucksack which is great for those that want to combine practicality and style. You now have the perfectly packed case with no extra baggage! You can visit Rhowen, or one of the Fusion girls, for more style advice at one of her shops in Wadebridge, Padstow or Polzeath. Visit our website -


Birthday teas fit for a Queen St Minver Brownies decided to stage a special birthday tea and invite some of the ‘old people’ from the parish (including me!) to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. There were beautifully laid tables laden with cakes and sandwiches and we were very well looked after by the Brownies who went out of their way to make us welcome. After tea we were treated to a show for which the Brownies were awarded an ‘Entertainers Badge’. Finally, the ‘old people’ were

quizzed by the children about their childhoods and how life used to be. It was a really pleasant event which was thoroughly enjoyed by all present. At the other end of the spectrum, Trebetherick and Polzeath WI also put on a ‘Birthday Tea’ to raise funds for their chosen charities. The Rock Institute was decked out with balloons, flags and bunting and beautifully set out tables. It was very impressive.

The ladies worked hard making sandwiches and baking cakes. It all looked really good and there was certainly plenty of it! Unfortunately the turnout was considerably less than expected. However, thanks to the generosity of a few, it was not a financial disaster. Also on the positive side, the ladies really enjoyed the event and all of the preparation.

Brian Crank

Above: Members of Trebetherick and Polzeath WI: Phillipa, Freda, Pearl. Pat, Joan,Pam, Audrey, June, Sherri and Enid. Right: Brownies interrogate the ‘old folk’. Centre: Brownie cakes and the Rock Institute ready for tea. Photos: Brian Crank. 40

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Interior Design Design Ceramics Nicola O’Mara - How wonderful it is to see the use of ceramics and glass making their way back into our interiors. The trend for organic materials, earthen ware and hand-made pottery has brought about a new style of sophistication, elegance and purpose. Designs are more innovative and with the use of revolutionary glazing techniques, magnificent new colours and textures can be produced. The range of contemporary and vintage ceramics around today provides us with scope to enhance our

home with beauty. If you are unsure about how to use ceramics in your home have a quick look at the ideas below – it’s not about dotting ornaments all over every surface but about using pottery as artwork.

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Why not transform that unused shelf with a collection of ceramic objects of varying heights, widths and shapes in similar colours? The overall effect can be really striking. Think about using tall narrow vases at the back and then smaller We welcome local stories and photographs.

balance so that they are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Try to think outside the box, and play with scale, texture and shape.

Statement Piece Who doesn’t love a piece of art in a room? But why stop at pictures? Imagine a wonderful statement ceramic piece hung from the wall above the fireplace; it could be textural, colourful, or plain, simple and unassuming. Whatever your taste, budget or style, there is a huge amount of choice of ceramics available to create this look. Visit local galleries, search second hand shops and visit artist’s open days for items that are truly inspirational and above all original. rounder objects at the front. If you’re feeling brave, add a zing of gold to the collection or a lone beautiful flower.

Kitchen Dynamics While ceramics look amazing on display, why not enhance your cooking and entertaining experience and show off a handmade pottery bowl filled with olives, fill a beautifully crafted jug full of water and serve food on a rustic glazed clay plates and cups. The experience of breaking bread with friends can really feel different when you eat delicious, simple foods which have been served on materials which feel real and authentic.

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Business Spotlight

Fee FeeTurner Turner Catering Catering Fee Turner has created an excellent reputation throughout Cornwall and beyond for excellent food and professional and friendly approach. She studied at Leith’s Cookery School in London where they gave her her first job in 1980 as a demonstration assistant. This was followed by working for some of the top London catering companies. She then joined a busy group of corporate city dining rooms alongside catering for corporate and private businesses in the West End of London. She moved to Cornwall in 1999 with her husband, Charlie, and their three boys. Initially, their time was taken up with Charlie’s new clock and kitchen business, ‘Broad and Turner’. They had a house built in Withiel and a fourth son arrived. Fee took a number of catering positions and then established ‘Fee Turner Catering’ in 2009 and the family moved to Springfield House in Rock . You may recognise Fee’s name from seeing her 44

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frozen foods in some of the own edible and decorative local deli’s and shops or flowers, banana leaves, bay, seeing her vivid blue VW rosemary, vine leaves and van driving around Rock so on. She uses whatever delivering her wares. she can from the garden as Fee will provide everything well as the local hedgerows/ woodlands. from a dinner for ten to a wedding for 300. She often Fee also supplies dishes also organises the ‘night for the freezer which have before supper’ as well as ‘the become popular with locals day after’ lunch. and holiday makers. Prices Almost everything is cooked range from £10 (portions for from scratch. Fee buys two) up to £26 (portions for in bread but make some four). These can be collected too. Chutneys, oatcakes, directly from Fee in Rock, all canapé bases, pastes, or can be delivered within pestos, tarts are also made a 20 mile radius for a small in the kitchen in Rock. charge. Visit www.feesfood. Unusually, Fee grows her to see what’s on offer. You can find out more about the catering services offered by Fee at or you can call her on 01208 862271 or 07780 991999. We welcome local stories and photographs.

Fitness Tips from Charlie Francis Charlie is a certified personal trainer, exercise and nutrition specialist and Health Club Manager at The Point at Polzeath. She aspires to help others improve their lives through fitness and nutrition, believing that with the correct knowledge and support, anything is possible. You can improve your body and become a much happier, healthier person in the process.

The Squat

Burn More Fat

One of the most timeSquats help to build muscle efficient ways to burn more calories is actually to gain in your legs, bum and core. more muscle! For every This will help to tone the area up shaping your thighs pound of additional muscle and core to perfection. you gain, your body will burn an additional 50-70 Functional Exercise calories per day. So, if you Makes Real-Life gain 10 pounds of muscle, Activities Easier you will automatically burn Functional exercises are those that help your body to 500-700 more calories per day than you did before. perform real-life activities. Squats are one of the best Maintain Mobility and functional exercises you Balance can do. Doing squats helps Strong legs are crucial your muscles work more efficiently, as well as promote for staying mobile as you mobility and balance. All of get older, and squats these benefits translate into are great for increasing your body moving more leg strength. They also efficiently in the real world work your stabilising too. muscles, which will help you to maintain balance, while also improving the communication between your brain and your muscle groups, which helps prevent falls and injuries.

Builds Muscle

Help with Waste Removal Squats improve the pumping of body fluids, aiding in removal of waste and delivery of nutrition to all tissues, including organs and glands.

How to Squat It’s important that you start with your hips back, and not by bending your knees. Keep your back straight, with your neutral spine, and your chest and shoulders up. Keep looking straight ahead at a spot on the wall. As you squat down, focus on pushing your knees out and keeping your heels down. Try adding a weight like a kettle bell. 45


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The RNLI Fun Day Bright sunshine and a cooling breeze were the order of the day on Sunday June 5th for Rock Lifeboat Station’s Fun Day. There were games, sea safety information, lifeguards, the obligatory cream tea and a helicopter and lifeboat exercise in the estuary. A highlight for children was the sand castle building competition, which was won by William Spencer who built an impressive fort, complete with moats. Second place went to Freddie and Hettie Lawes who created a spectacular crocodile in the sand. The ‘Holey Cheese’ game in which you have to move a marble in a wooden mouse around the holes without it falling in to one of them, was won, appropriately, by another Hewitt. This time Mike’s son Mark, who triumphed in the 12 and over class completing the marble’s journey in 40 seconds!

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Clare Fluin Beauty Clare Fluin Beauty offers a private, peaceful, beauty studio in Polzeath with easy parking, out of the hustle and bustle of the village. With 25 years of experience you’ll be in safe hands, whatever treatment you fancy. I offer a wide range of all the latest beauty therapy treatments which includes: aromatherapy, facials, hand and foot treatments, Shellac and Minx, hot and warm waxing and make up. I can easily accomodate your appointment needs, including evenings and weekends.

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Polzeath Beer Festival Friday 29th and Saturday 30th July The Point at Polzeath launched Polzeath Beer Festival in 2013 as a small charity event with live music showcasing mainly local bands, family entertainment and of course a range of beverages. Becoming a huge hit straight away with beer selling out on the opening night the event has doubled in size every year in terms of visitor numbers and it is expected that the 2016 festival to be no different. The organisers are working with St Austell Brewery and their flagship brand Tribute as the sponsor this year. Over the last 3 years the festival has raised in excess of £7,500 for Children’s Hospice South West, FLEET and MacMillan Cancer Support. This year the Bella Rose Appeal Fund and Pancreatic Cancer UK (Cancer Research UK) are being supported. There will be a mixture of old and new bands. Event organiser Sarah said “We are thrilled to announce the forthcoming Point at Polzeath Beer Festival will return, we are particularly excited to welcome back

Friday 5pm 6.30pm 8pm 9.15pm 10.30

Cats in Hats Suzie Mac Grenaways Kernuyck Freshly Squeezed

Josh Curnow, a local musician who has managed to fit us in within his busy Britain’s Got Talent schedule.” Entry to the festival is £15 for 2 days. The entry price includes a pint token to get you started, a branded pint glass, stamp entry, 12 bands, bouncy castle fun and other children’s activities. There are all the regular stands - BBQ, hog roast, face painting, bouncy castles, golf net. New this year, there is a Prosecco Van and an Airstream outdoor bar. The 18 hole golf shotgun competition is fully subscribed with over 100 golfers. We will also be holding a fun roll up competition from 3pm on the Friday night.

Broadband Problems Solved I live near Windmill Court on the Polzeath Road which is quite a long way from the Trebetherick exchange. My broadband service has been

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Saturday 2pm Charlie Bowdrey 3:15pm Josh Curnow 4:30pm Disco Kernow 6pm Devills Duece 7:45 Tank Slapper 9:15pm Black Friday Band 10:30pm Fragile Sanity Festival Statistics -Last three years-

Over 10,000 pints of beer have been drunk. We have offered 24 different varieties of beer. Over 300 BBQ lobsters have been devoured. Over 2,500 burgers have been consumed. 8 pigs have met their maker on the hog roast. 26 different bands have played. 200 bottles of prosecco have been popped. There has been one emergency marquee fix. Over 300 golfers have participated in the charity golf competition. For more information: Please contact Sarah Bray on 01208 863000 or email sarah@thepointatpolzeath. a broadband service using the mobile telephone network instead of a land line. It is not cheap but most definitely solves the problem. Brian Crank 51

Our guest chef - Master Chef winner

James Nathan - St Enodoc Hotel

After winning the 2008 Master Chef Competition, former barrister James spent time honing his craft at Richard Corrigan’s Bentleys Oyster Bar in Piccadilly and at the Michael Caines-run Bath Priory in Bath and Gidleigh Park in Devon. He then moved to work as a chef at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow and created his own private catering business ‘By James Nathan’. He then set up and ran the Green Room Restaurant at the Retallack Resort and Spa until March this year and he has taken over the reins from Nathan Outlaw at the St Enodoc Hotel’s restaurant in Rock. Rick Stein said of him “When James arrived with us, bathed in glory having won Master Chef, quietly we didn’t think he’d survive a busy kitchen. Three years later he left to set up on his own with our complete admiration. Not only does he cook like a dream but he’s also very personable, which in my opinion is almost as important when cooking for people at home.”

Strawberries with Sable Biscuits and Citrus Syllabub Method

Ingredients (Serves 4) For the sable biscuits 100g plain flour 75g unsalted butter 100g golden caster sugar 2 egg yolks Grated zest of 1 lemon For the syllabub 50g caster sugar Grated zest and juice of 1 orange Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon 300ml double cream For the strawberry coulis 350g strawberries 50g icing sugar 30 ml Grand Marnier 52

1. Preheat oven to 190°C/gas 5. 2. For the biscuits: make a dough from the flour, butter, sugar, lemon zest and egg yolks. Rest in the refrigerator. 3. Roll out thinly and cut with a fluted 7-8 cm pastry cutter and bake in the oven until golden (about 8-10 minutes). 4. For the coulis: hull 200g of strawberries. Puree with icing sugar and Grand Marnier in a food processor. Sweeten to taste. Pass through a fine

sieve and chill the mixture until required. 5. For the syllabub: combine the sugar, and the orange and lemon zest and juice. Whisk the cream until in soft peaks. Add the citrus mixture and whisk to firm peaks. Chill until required. 6. To serve: make a bed from the coulis and set a biscuit in the middle of it. Put a few spoonfuls of syllabub in the centre of the biscuit and surround with the remaining strawberries. Place a biscuit on top and serve dusted with icing sugar.

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Brain Gym David Topliffe

Answers to last month’s quiz Can you answer these trick questions?


How can a man go eight days without sleep? - He sleeps at night.


How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it? - Concrete floors are very hard to crack.


How can you lift an elephant with one hand? - Not a problem, you will never find an elephant with one hand.


There was an aircraft crash. Every single person died on board, but two people survived. How is this possible? - The two were married.


What can you never eat for breakfast?- Dinner.


What do you call a woman who knows where her husband is every night? A widow.

This month’s quiz

TV advertisements - name the product. 1 The right one 2 A glass and half of milk in every half pound 3 Central heating for kids 4 The lighter way to enjoy chocolate 5 Made to make your mouth water 6 They’re tasty tasty very very tasty

Suduko 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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A Book Review by John Baxter

All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Published by Fourth Estate, Paperback £8.99 from Wadebridge Bookshop Open this novel in a bookshop and the first four pages consist of a selection of extracts from glittering reviews, mostly, but not exclusively, from the USA. Turn the book over and there are four brief phrases including, from the “Financial Times”, the words, “A Masterpiece”. The term suggests a work surpassing the excellence of all others by the same hand, of consummate skill. Another critic describes the book as the “written equivalent of a Botticelli painting or a Michaelangelo sculpture”. Such words suggest perfection and there is much in this superb novel to uphold this view. Appreciation of any art form is highly subjective, however, and there are irritants, perhaps even a flaw. The book is very long, the chapters are incredibly short, the jumps in time are disconcerting, and most important, the prose is not as impeccable as many critics suggest: modern “Americanisms” like “sure”, “do the math” and “sidewalk” emerge, and, unforgivably, a chalet has been “burglarized”. It is not surprising that the novel has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. More surprising is the fact that Doerr spent ten years constructing this highly intelligent, ingenious, monumental work .The story 56

is set in Germany and France before and during the occupation of France in the Second World War. The two central characters, Marie-Laure, a blind French girl, and Werner Pfennig, an orphan from the German mining town of Zollverein, are beautifully drawn. Marie-Laure is six years old in 1934 when the novel begins in Paris, where she lives with her remarkable father. He is Keeper of the Keys at a National Museum, and creator of

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puzzles and perfect miniatures of nearby streets and houses to teach his daughter to navigate the city. Werner is seven, a tiny, white haired boy, with unusual talent for Science, and exceptional understanding of the complexities of radio. The need to conceal French treasures from German occupation, in particular a unique diamond from the National Museum, provides the thread of the story, but there is so much more than this. The training of Werner at a brutal school for young elite Nazis and the appalling fate of his friend, Frederick, is grippingly told, as is the relationship between Marie-Laure and her great-uncle, Etienne, in St. Malo. The fate of that port during the final months of the war, and the horrifying ordeal of Jutta, Werner’s sister, at the hands of Russian soldiers, is convincingly told, and the novel ends satisfyingly, if not

entirely happily, in the 21st. Century. “It would not have been possible for us to take power or to use it in the ways we have without the radio”. Doerr quotes these words of Goebbels to introduce the novel, and the radio provides the principal link between Werner and MarieLaure, both in their childhood days and during the Nazi search for Resistance communications. The title of the book, therefore, refers not just to Marie- Laure’s blindness but also to the invisibility of radio. Doerr has probably employed much of the decade’s preparation of this extraordinary work not only to research meticulously the intricacies of radio waves, but to include the natural world of snails, molluscs, the creatures of earth and sky, the properties of gemstones and coal, as well as the technological inventions embraced by the Nazis. This is, indeed, a monumental edifice.

Is this a record?

Nine years ago in July 2007 I sent two post cards showing a Padstow lieboat being launched. One was to a friend in East Grinstead, West Sussex, and the other to a friend in Heathfield, East Sussex. The other day (June 2016) I had telephone calls from both friends thanking me for the cards which arrived in excellent condition only 8 years late. One friend had moved to Polegate in the meantime but the card was delivered to her on the same day as the other one! Betty Bishop Sorry Betty, your letters were 81 years too quick! According to the Guinness Book of Records the longest time elapsed between a letter being posted and its delivery is 89 years. In 2008, Janet Barrett, a guest-house owner in Weymouth, Dorset, UK, received the letter – an RSVP to a Boxing Day party invitation, which had been posted on November 29th, 1919. The message inside read: “Dear Percy, Many thanks for the invitation, be delighted. See you on the 26th December. Regards Buffy,” and was delivered in a plastic bag with a note from the Royal Mail (the UK postal service) apologizing for any damage – but offering no explanation for the inordinately long delay. Visit our website -


Gardening made easy by Nick Bacon

Medicinal Plants The medicinal properties of plants have been valued by every culture and civilisation in the world. Herbalism today is very popular as more and more people look to natural remedies to cure illness and improve health.

Breath Easy Inhalation for Catarrh Inhaling the aromatic steam from a hot peppermint, thyme and nasturtium tea is a really effective way to clean the airways. Peppermint is a well known decongestant while thyme and nasturtium are warming and stimulating helping to fight off infection and clear catarrh.

Take 1 teaspoon daily in a cup of hot water or ginger tea as a preventative and 3-6 times daily for acute infections. Children love it!

Firey Gargle for Sore Throats Red sage and cayenne pepper make a colourful combination with their hues of purple and red. Gargling with sage is a great way to ease a sore throat and stop infection. Cayenne is also an excellent antiseptic and analgesic helping to relieve soreness and pain.

Herbal Sting Rubs for Bites and Stings

Soothing Herbal Honey for Coughs Rubbing herbs directly onto bites and

Honey has antibacterial, expectorant and healing properties so herbal honeys are good for coughs and chest infections and an excellent medium for antimicrobial and expectorant herbs, thyme, oregano and holy basil. All these herbs taste delicious and are good decongestants. Ingredients; Makes enough to fill a 500g (1lb) jar 500g (1lb) jar of organic runny honey 4 teaspoons each fresh or 2 teaspoons dried purple basil, thyme, marjoram. Fill the jar with the herbs. You can use a reusable tea bag or tie the herbs into a piece of muslin. Cover them with honey and close with an airtight lid. Label clearly and leave to macerate for at least 4 weeks. Remove the herbs, label clearly with name and date and store in a cool, dark place, preferably the fridge. 58

stings can bring instant relief. Lavender and basil help prevent swelling and relieve pain. Crushed plantain leaves draw out toxins and lavender flowers are healing and anti-inflamatory, both are good for wasp stings and mosquito bites.

Balancing Tincture for Menopause Symptoms This blend supports hormonal and emotional balance. Motherwort, sage, rose and chamomile are cooling for hot flushes and are helpful to the liver. Sage promotes digestion and absorption, while rose and motherwort balance hormones and enhance mental equilibrium.

Healing Oil for Cuts and Wounds Herbs can provide instant first aid for grazes, cuts and wounds. Plantain and yarrow stop bleeding and soothe pain

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while marigold (calendula) and lavender Brilliant Brain Tonic for Poor flowers reduce inflammation, prevent Memory and Concentration infection and promote healing. A base of This exquisitely refreshing drink acts as a virgin coconut oil can speed healing. veritable brain tonic. Rosemary, thyme Herb Infused Flaxseed Oil and peppermint enliven the mind while for High Cholesterol wood betony sends blood to the brain. This health giving oil makes an excellent Gotu kola stimulates blood flow to the salad dressing, lowering cholesterol head clearing the mind, enhancing and blood pressure. Garlic also lowers concentration and increasing creativity. blood cholesterol helping prevent heart Ingredients: attacks. Calendula and artichoke help 60g (2 oz) fresh or 30g (1oz) each dried rosemary, liver metabolism of cholesterol. While thyme, gotu kola, peppermint, wood betony. marjoram and basil strengthen blood vessels. 600ml (1 pint) water Wise Precautions 500g (1lb) sugar When gathering plants for medicinal use 30ml (1 fl oz) brandy (Optional) avoid any that have been treated with Makes 600ml (21 fl oz) tonic chemical insecticides or those that are Pour boiling water over the herbs and growing close to a busy road and exposed leave to infuse overnight. Strain through to traffic pollution. Never use any plant a fine mesh sieve or muslin into a jug, that you cannot positively identify. press as much liquid from the herb Out With Gout mixture and then discard the herbs. Parsley is a diuretic as well as being an Mix the sugar into the infusion in a pan effective treatment for pre-menstrual and heat it until the sugar has dissolved fluid retention It may also be taken to and the mixture has started to thicken, relieve the symptoms of arthritis and gout. Its high vitamin C content enhances stirring frequently. If desired, add 5 the body’s ability to absorb iron and it is percent brandy to preserve the syrup. therefore, often prescribed as a treatment Store in sterilised dark bottles, clearly labelled for iron deficiency and anaemia. and keep in a cool place, preferably in the Coffee Break refrigerator for up to 6 months. Best known to country folk as ‘Pee the Recommended dose: 2 teaspoons 3-4 times daily, bed’ - dandelion leaves have been long over several weeks for good effect. recognised as a remedy for urinary And finally... infections and fluid retention. The roots I think we consider too much the good can be roasted and ground to make an luck of the early bird and not enough the excellent caffeine free coffee. bad luck of the early worm! Please be aware never give dandelion Coming in the next issue juice to children because it may make Ornamental Grasses them sick. Visit our website -


A Report from St Minver Parish Council We have come to the end of another busy year for the Parish Council, and I would like to start by thanking all our councillors old and new for their contribution in the last year. Sadly we have said goodbye to Nicola Gibson, Chris Taper and Allan Rathbone, but are very pleased to welcome Mark Richards and Neil Davis to the council and we have at this point in time one vacancy to replace Allan who has left due to ill health. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Allan very much for all his efforts and wish him a speedy recovery. A thank you also to Mark Meneer who continues to look after the playground and maintenance at the Trewint playing field, we do have an occasional problem with vandalism and his quick response in carrying out the repairs means our children’s play area has again received a positive RoSPA assessment. By far, the biggest thank you must go to Gillian, our Clerk, she continues to keep us all in our place with good humour and her hard work and efficiency is greatly appreciated by all of us. Planning The last year, as in previous years has a seen a seemingly 60

unending list of planning applications. We continue to give our responses to Cornwall Council with, it has to be said, a mixed response. We no longer receive paper plans so we have, with a grant provided by Cornwall Council, purchased a TV and laptop computer so that all plans can now be viewed on line. It remains to be seen if this is a more efficient and less time consuming way of viewing plans. Since the removal of the development boundary and no contingency plan in place to cover the interim until the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is adopted, it has felt at times like we are under siege with so many new applications. I am very pleased to say that after 4 years of hard work our NDP is nearing its final stages. We are hopeful it will be signed off by CC and ready for referendum by August this year. If successfully adopted by the Parishes it will be an invaluable legal document that will form the basis of all development for the next 25 years when the plan would be up for review. I cannot stress enough that without the endless hours of hard work, commitment and support given to the NDP Steering Group by our Project Manager Keith Snelling, we

would be a very long way from having any plan at all. I don’t think any of us had any idea what a huge task creating an NDP would be so thank you to all who have helped along the way, and to Alex Roads for all his help with mapping and technical know how. Crime We continue to liaise with our local PCSO, Claire Drennan, thankfully we live in a low crime area but thefts from oil tanks and garden sheds seems to be a persistent problem. Footpaths To date there have been very few complaints about the state of our footpaths. One cut in April and another in August with interim cuts when needed seems to be successful. I would like to point out that any homeowner who has a roadside hedge is responsible for keeping it cut to avoid obstructing the pavement or encroaching onto yellow lines. Conveniences Cornwall Council continue to invite us to take over ever more services, we are still in discussions to agree the takeover of the toilets at Coronation Gardens in Polzeath. Reluctantly, due to the prohibitive running costs, we have said no to taking over Daymer Bay toilets. However, both sets of conveniences will be open for the summer

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unsustainable. but with an entry charge of 20p. We will Trewint Recycling meet with CC again in Site to Close September to discuss After receiving a winter opening times. complaint about the Library state of the recycling site at Trewint we After discussions held a meeting with with other Parishes CC who advised that in our Network they could no longer Area, St Minver afford to clear the Lowlands decided not to continue with site of the constant fly tipping and that talks regarding the possible takeover of their contractor had Wadebridge Library, informed them that councillors considered entering and exiting the site was ever the pressure on our more difficult. After precept would be

speaking with Richard Hore, who has very kindly allowed the Parish to rent the site, it was agreed that it would not be viable for Mr Hore or the Parish Council to carry the cost of upgrading the site and paying for the fly tipping to be removed. As a result it was agreed the site will close on May 30th. It was decided not to look for an alternative site at the present time. We continue to have

two meetings a month with an opportunity for any member of the public to address council before the meeting begins. All Councillors can be contacted individually or through our clerk. Our website is in the process of being upgraded, all contact information can be found there along with all Agenda Minutes and NDP progress. Cllr Carol Mould Chairman

Parliamentary Update from Scott Mann MP Broadband

this. Like water, electricity and gas, broadband is a necessity In May the Queen gave her and every home should be annual speech to outline connected. the Government’s legislative getting up to 50 per cent programme over the next Due to commercial sensitivity, less funding than their urban year, including a Universal counterparts. my office is unable to know Service Obligation for which areas will not be I visited Altarnun, Tregadillett broadband, a National connected, so we have and St Stephen primary Funding Formula for decided to create our own schools in May, and as with schools, and more power database. other schools in North for communities over Cornwall, funding is a main If you live in a broadband neighborhood planning. talking point. Schools in ‘not-spot’, please contact my These three things are North Cornwall are losing office on 01208 74337. particularly important out on extra staff and School Funding in North Cornwall. Even resources,which our children A National Funding Formula as superfast broadband are rightly entitled to for a is also very welcome because continues to be rolled out, good education. it will address the current there will still be homes Neighbourhood Planning disparity in funding between left out, and a commitment I will also be pro-active urban and rural areas, with of 10 Mbps of broadband enshrined in law will address rural schools currently in watching the new Visit our website - 61

Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill, which aims to give communities more say over planning. I’m looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into this piece of legislation to stand up for communities in North Cornwall so they have a louder voice over.

Also .. The Queen’s speech also included reform of the prison system to better rehabilitate prisoners to reduce reoffending levels, a push towards space travel - with Newquay in the running for a space port which would be fantastic for the whole of Cornwall – faster procedures for adoption, and new charges for overseas visitors who use NHS services.

Cornwall Community Foundation

over £30,000, which will be donated to local communities.

While in London I attended a celebration to recognise the work of the Cornwall Community Foundation, which gives grants to community organisations and is a real asset to Cornwall. I was contacted by the Kingfisher Nursery in Boyton last year who were facing potential closure due to lack of funding, however, after recommending them to the Foundation, they received a grant which has allowed them to stay open and continue looking after local children. The event saw the launch of the Second Home Owners Scheme, where second home owners donate the equivalent of one week’s rent. The scheme has raised

Cornwall Business Awards I also attended the Annual Cornwall Business Awards at St Mellion to celebrate the achievements of companies and entrepreneurs in the Cornish business community. The evening really highlighted the high level of quality, imagination and dedication that can be found within Cornish businesses, which certainly instilled confidence that Cornwall is full of talented and driven people who want to create and grow a business. Scott Mann 10, Market House Arcade, Fore Street, Bodmin, PL31 2JA. Telephone: 01208 74337. Email:

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The Link Events Diary

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Regular Items Aquafit Wednesdays, 9.15 am – 10.15 am; Wadebridge Leisure Centre, 01208 814 980, Wadebridge@ Cost £5.20. Badminton Mondays and Thursdays, 8 pm - 9.30 pm; Wadebridge Leisure Centre, 01208 814 980, wadebridge@ Cost adult £3.90, child £2.70. Circuit Training Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5.15 pm – 6.15 pm; Wadebridge Leisure Centre, 01208 814 980, wadebridge@ Cost £5.20. Country Market Thursdays, 8.40 am – 12.30 pm; Wadebridge Town Hall. Contact Mrs Jasper 01208 850796. Keep Fit Class with Julia Treglown Wednesdays 10 – 11 am; Perceval Institute Painting Classes Tuesdays and Wednesdays (not all – see website), 10 am – 2 pm; Old Cattle Market Car Park, Wadebridge - £3 to park all day. Create your own painting under the guidance of artist Tracey Hunter. Cost £30 includes canvas and all materials. Complete beginners welcome. Booking essential. www. for full details.

Pendoggett Poetry Evenings 3rd Wednesdayt of the month, The Cornish Arms, Pendoggett. Come and listen to some poetry and maybe even recite some yourself. An evening of amusement and thoughtfulness hosted by the Pendoggett Poetry Club. Poets Pot Luck is served from 6pm, a meal with vegetarian alternative. Pilates Thursdays, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm and 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 Wednesdays from 5.30 pm; Rock Lifeboat Station; info@ for more information. Roller Disco Saturdays (every second one) 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm; Wadebridge Leisure Centre, 01208 814 980, wadebridge@ Cost £4.50, 50p skate hire. St Minver Brownies Wednesdays 6 - 7.30 pm; Guide Hut, Trewint Lane, Rock. Contact Kathy Hore 01208 862340 for more information.

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St Minver Messy Church 1st Saturday in the month 9 am - 12.30 pm; Perceval Institute. Light breakfast, crafts and a bible story. St Minver Senior Circle Every other Tuesday 10.30 am - noon; Rock Methodist Church. Cost £1 to include light refreshments; 01208 869427. St Minver Short Mat Bowls Tuesdays and Fridays 6.45 pm –9 pm; Lingham Hall (St Minver Primary School). Cost £2 (including tea and biscuits). First two sessions free and equipment is provided. St Minver Highlands Parish Council Council meetings second Tuesday of each month; Perceval Institute. St Minver Lowlands Parish Council Council meetings first Monday of the month except August, 7.30 pm; Council Chamber Rock Methodist Chapel. Planning meetings are held on the third Monday of each month, except December. Senior Circle Short Mat Bowls Mondays, 2 pm – 4 pm; The Rock Institute. Cost £1 (includes tea & biscuits). All equipment provided. St Minver Silver Band Concert every Tuesday evening on Polzeath beach from second Tuesday in June until early September (weather permitting). Senior Band 63

Rehearsal Nights - Tuesdays 7.30 to 9.30 pm and Thursdays 7 pm to 8 pm. Training Band Rehearsal Night - Thursdays 6 pm to 7 pm;Contact 01208 814170 / 0780 7913948. Sewing Group Tuesdays, 7 pm - 9 pm; The Rock Institute. Contact Mrs J O’Donnell 07791 779442. St Minver Football Club Home matches at Trewint Lane, Rock; Saturdays. All matches kick- off 2.30pm. For match information contact secretary Roy Birchwood 01208 880549. Swimfit Wednesdays, 7.30 pm –8.30 pm; Wadebridge Leisure Centre, 01208 814 980, wadebridge@; Cost £4.40. Trebetherick & Polzeath WI First Thursday of month 7.30 pm summer months, 2pm during the winter from October; Rock Institute. Guests are welcome. Cost £1 includes light refreshments. Tre Pol Pen Hand Bell Ringers Fridays, 10 am - 12 noon; Rock Methodist Chapel. Have a go at Hand Bell Ringing. We are a very friendly group and beginners are welcome.Call 01726 67394 or 01208 880457 for more information. Volleyball Wednesdays, 7.45 pm – 8.45 pm; Wadebridge Leisure Centre, 01208 814 980, wadebridge@ – Adult £3.90, Child £2.70. Wadebridge & District Care for the Aged Exercise Class Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; John Betjeman 64

Centre; Tel 01208 812392. Wadebridge Camels RFC Junior Training Wednesdays from 6.30 pm; Molesworth Field, Egloshayle Road. ContactMel Dyke 01208 814447. Wadebridge Canoe Club Evening Paddle Tuesdays, 6.30 pm; Wadebridge Canoe Club, Trevilling. For more information www. Wadebridge & District Care for the Aged Tai Chi Tuesday, John Betjeman Centre. Free.01208 812392. Wadebridge & District Care for the Aged Computer Class Thursdays John Betjeman Centre. Free - bring your own laptop. Tel 01208 812392. Wadebridge & District Care for the Aged Stroke Club Fridays 10 am – 12 pm; John Betjeman Centre. Free.01208 812392 Wadebridge & District Care for the Aged Tea Dance Fridays 2 pm –4.30 pm; John Betjeman Centre on 01208 812392 Weekly Fitness League Wednesdays, 10 am – 12.15 pm; Wadebridge Town Hall. Contact Heather Jordan, 01208 321771. Wadebridge Tennis Club Sessions Wednesday & Friday evenings from 6 pm; Sunday morning from 10.30 am. Contact: James 07881 583971 Wadebridge Town Band Rehearsals Fridays Juniors 6 pm - 7 pm, Seniors 7 pm - 9 pm; The Churchill Bars, The Conservative

Club, Molesworth Street, Wadebridge. Contact Eric Gill 01208 815125. Wadebridge Youth Club (Juniors & Seniors) Fridays during term time. Juniors (8-11 years) 5.45 pm - 7.15 pm; Seniors (12-16) 7.30 pm - 9 pm. The Basement, The Exchange, Molesworth Street. Contact Richard Hamm. Email lambrays@ Yoga Mondays (Intermediate), 6.30 pm –8 pm; Wednesdays (General/ Beginners), 7.30 pm – 9 pm; The Betjeman Centre, Wadebridge. Contact: Jane Paterson (Tel 01208 815252)

July Exhibition Marcus Mattel Friday July 1st – Sunday July 3rd, Rock Institute. National Trust Lundy Bay ‘Bio Blitz’ Saturday July 2nd, 1pm to Sunday July 3, 1pm; Lundy Bay; Find and record as much wildlife as as possible in 24 hours at Lundy Bay. For full information: northcornwall@ or call 01208 863821 Exhibition Cornwall Water Colour Society Tuesday July 5th – Thursday July 14th, Rock Institute. PCC Meeting Wednesday, July 13th, 7.30 pm; Perceval Institute. Rock Oyster Festival Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th. Gates open 6pm Friday and 11am Saturday. See page 24. Coffee Morning Saturday July 16th, 10 am – 12

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noon; Rock Methodist Church. various stalls and surprise items. All WelcomeBeethoven’s 4th Symphony and Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony Saturday July 16th, 7.30pm; St Endellion Church. See page 26. Concert – A Serenade to Music Monday July 18th at 7.30 pm, St Endelion Church. See page 23. Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August, 7.30 pm; St Minver Church. MJUK will perform their annual concert. See page 23 Polzeath Beach Clean Wednesday July 20th, 9.30 am; help keep Polzeath beach clean; just turn up at Polzeath Car park and join our merry band of volunteers. GET CRAFTY! - Marinethemed arts and crafts Wednesday July 20th , 10.30 am – 12.30 pm. Polzeath Marine Centre. Polzeath Marine Consevation Group; free for members or £2 per person. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. No need to book. Rock Pool Ramble! Friday July 22nd, 1 pm – 3 pm. Polzeath Marine Centre. Bring suitable clothes and waterproof footwear –not crocs or flipflops. Free to members or £2 per person. Booking essential on 07779 896650 or email Seaquest Public Seawatch at The Rumps, nr Polzeath Sunday July 24th, 11 am – 1 pm; The Rumps! (looking out over Mouls Island, Pentire Head, near Polzeath). Join marine experts to conduct a marine wildlife

survey and learn more about the amazing animals that use our waters from dolphins to seals. Bring warm and waterproof clothing, drinks and food (none available nearby). Bring binoculars although spare pairs are available to share. Shakespeare and all that Jazz Saturday July 27th, 6.30 pm; Egloshayle Church. See page 21. Get Crafty! Wednesday Jul 27th ,10:30am - 12:30pm; Polzeath Marine Centre. From strandline creations to rockpool wonders, everyone can enjoy getting elbow deep in recycled craft creations. Bring: your imagination and a parent or a guardian if under 18. Exhibition Jan Gisbourne Thursday July 28th - Saturday August 6; from 10 am; Rock Institute; Admission Free, Reasonable Prices, Professional & Amateur Artists; proceeds to Port Isaac and Rock lifeboats. Polzeath Beer Festival Friday and Saturday July 29th and 30th ; The Point at Polzeath. See page 30

explorations of the shore! Booking essential on 07779 896650 or email polzeathmc@ Get Crafty! Wednesday August 3rd, 10 am – 12 pm; Polzeath Marine Centre. Coffee Morning Wednesday August 3rd, 10 am 12 noon; Perceval Institute. Bring and Buy, cakes, raffle and more - in aid of Institute funds. Rockpool Ramble Thursday August 4th, 12.30 – 2.30 pm; Polzeath Marine Centre. Join marine experts, Polzeath volunteers, and National Trust rangers on one of our famous explorations of the shore! Booking essential on 07779 896650 or email polzeathmc@ Lead by Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Abby Crosby as part of Marine Week and sponsored by John Bray Associates. Baby Lobster Release at Port Gaverne Friday August 5th: 1:30pm. Meet at Port Gaverne beach. Join us for a day at the beach with the National Lobster Hatchery. August Booking essential on 07779 896650. Bring: Suitable clothing Art Exhibition and waterproof footwear for Thursday July 28th - Saturday weather conditions. August 6; from 10 am; Rock Exhibition Nicholas St. John Institute; Admission Free, Reasonable Prices, Professional & Rosse Amateur Artists; proceeds to Port Sunday August 7th – Thursday Isaac and Rock lifeboats. August 18th, Rock Institute. Brownies Donkey Derby & Rockpool Ramble Monday August 1st, 10 am – 12 Car Boot Sale Sunday August 7th from 4.30 pm: pm; Polzeath Marine Centre. donkey rides, BBQ, Refreshments, Join marine experts, Polzeath Bouncy Castle, Games; Fun for all volunteers, and National Trust rangers on one of our famous the family. Visit our website - 65

St Endellion Fete Tuesday August 9th, 2pm; St Endellion Rectory Garden. All the usual attractions. Get Crafty! Wednesday August 10th , 10 am – 12 pm; Polzeath Marine Centre. From strandline creations to rockpool wonders, everyone can enjoy getting elbow deep in recycled craft creations.Meet at Polzeath Marine Centre. Adult Singing Workshop Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th August; Perceval Institute; See page 23. Get Crafty! Wednesday August 17th , 10 am – 12 pm; Polzeath Marine Centre. From strandline creations to rockpool wonders, everyone can enjoy getting elbow deep in recycled craft creations.Meet at Polzeath Marine Centre. Rockpool Ramble Thursday August 18th, 10 am – 12 pm; Polzeath Marine Centre. Bring: Suitable clothing and waterproof footwear (but not crocs or flipflops). Small buckets


are also useful. Booking essential on 07779 896650 or email Polzeath Beach Clean Friday August 19th, 9.30 am; help keep Polzeath beach clean; just turn up at Polzeath Car park and join our merry band of volunteers. A geological walk in Daymer Bay Sunday 21st August 21st, 1 pm – 3 pm. Daymer Bay car park. From rocks laid down 300 million years ago in a tropical sea to ancient raised beaches and a submerged forest, Daymer Bay offers a fascinating window into the past. Join expert Frank Howie from the Cornwall Geoconservation Group for a two hour adventure back in time. Sponsored by John Bray. Contact: booking essential on 07779 896650 Rockpool Ramble Monday August 22nd, 2 – 4pm; Polzeath Marine Centre. Bring: Suitable clothing and waterproof footwear (but not crocs or flipflops). Small buckets

are also useful. Booking essential on 07779 896650 or email Get Crafty! Wednesday August 24th , 10.30 am – 12.30 pm; Polzeath Marine Centre. Bring suitable clothing and waterproof footwear (but not crocs or flipflops). St Minver Church Fete Wednesday August 24th, 2pm; St Minver Cricket Club. Parking and entrance are free. See page 20 The Carice Singers ‘Scenery and the Supernatural’ Saturday 27th August, 7.30pm; See page 26 Exhibition Jethro Jackson Tuesday August 30th – Tuesday September 6th, Rock Institute. Get Crafty! Wednesday August 31st , 10.30 am – 12.30 pm; Polzeath Marine Centre. Bring suitable clothing and waterproof footwear (but not crocs or flipflops). Small buckets are also useful

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Anglican Church Services Catholic Church Services

Weekday Services Tuesday St Minver Wednesday St Minver Wednesday St Michael Saturday St Enodoc

Evening Prayer 5.30pm Holy Communion 10am Evening Prayer 5.30pm Evening Prayer 5.30pm

Sunday 11am 3pm 6pm

July 3rd St Minver St Enodoc St Michael

Parish Communion Evensong Evensong

Sunday 9.15am 11am 3pm 6pm

July 10th St Michael St Minver St Enodoc St Michael

Holy Communion All Age Evensong Evensong

Sunday 11am 3pm 6pm

July 17th St Minver St Enodoc St Michael

Parish Communion Evensong Evensong

Sunday 11am 3pm 6pm

July 24th St Michael St Enodoc St Michael

United Service Holy Communion Evensong

Sunday 11am 3pm 6pm

July 31st St Minver St Enodoc St Michael

Parish Communion Evensong Evensong

Sunday 11am 3pm 6pm

August 7th St Minver St Enodoc St Michael

Parish Communion Evensong Evensong

Sunday August 14th 9.15am St Michael 11am St Minver 3pm St Enodoc 6pm St Michael

Holy Communion All Age Service Evensong Evensong

Sunday 11am 3pm 6pm

All Age Service Evensong Evensong

August 21st St Minver St Enodoc St Michael

Sunday August 28th 11am St Minver 3pm St Enodoc 6pm St Michael

Holy Communion Holy Communion Evensong

Please check with the cluster newsletter, church notice boards or cluster website for latest information.

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 our 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

Rock Water Taxi Women’s rape/abuse centre ---------------- 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 Reference Library----------------0800 0322345 (Margaret Bartlett) ------------01208 816307 (Jan Goudge)-------------------01208 815984 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 Age UK--------------------------0800 1696565 (Gillian Thompson)-------------01726 882145 Perceval Institute Wadebridge & District Angling Association Air Ambulance HQ---------------01840 213574 (Maureen Rickard)------------01208 863366 Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service--0300 1234232 (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 Wadebridge Choral Society Helpline-----------------------0808 800 5000 (Susan Rowlands)--------------01208 859161 Relate Relationship Counselling National Gas Emergency Service- 0800 111999 (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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Hartley Home Care provides care to people funding their care either privately or through the Direct Payment scheme by providing a bespoke discrete service to people in their own homes. Care is arranged to suit the individual and is not adjusted to fit in with other people’s needs. If you are looking after a loved one or neighbour and would like to have a carer to support them for anything from a couple of hours a week to several visits a day we can help. We are also looking for enthusiastic people who want to help make people’s lives better to work as Care Assistants in this area. Top rates of pay and allowances paid.

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Trebetherick Stores Under new management, with an exciting array of produce and delicious new menu Steph and her team are proud to welcome you into your local independent store, newsagent and off-licence, situated in the very heart of Trebetherick. Fresh bread and pastries are available daily, along with a well-stocked deli counter and a variety of locally-sourced produce. With our improved menu of gourmet food, prepared in our own kitchen, we have even more tempting take-home meals for you and your guests to enjoy. Order by phone, email or online with orders over ÂŁ50 delivered free!

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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.

Free local delivery The Splatt, Rock, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6NW. Tel 01208 863328 Printed by St Austell Print Company Ltd. 01726 624900