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Issue 210 September/October 2016


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

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


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Issue 210 September/October

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

Year 6’s Production of ‘Grease’ . . . . . . . . . . 38 Moonlight Memory Walk for CHSW . . . . . 16 Wadebridge Carnival photo feature . . . . . 40 Messy Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Wadebridge Camel River Festival Raft Race 44 Boutique listed for national award . . . . . . 16 Anna’s Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 A Cappella singing course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Tributes ‘Link’ in 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Bill Mably . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Open the Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Anna Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 & 57 ‘Outset’ for business start ups . . . . . . . . . . .19 A welcome to remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Regular Items Tree Party Poem charity event . . . . . . . . . . 21 We will remember them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Bodmin & District Wood Turners . . . . . . . . 21 Featured Artist: Danka Napiorkowska . . . 30 Music at St Endellion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Seasonal Fashion Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 North Cornwall Book Festival . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Interior Design: Design Ceramics . . . . . . . 42 St Minver Probus Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Fitness Tips: Charlie Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 News from St Enodoc Golf Club . . . . . . . . . 53 Country Diary from Cobb Cottage . . . . . . 46 Brain Gym . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Features The ‘Pastie Lady’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Book Review-The Lie Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 A Serenade to Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Gardening Made Easy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Successful Year for St Minver Pre-School . 25 Parliamentary Update - Scott Mann . . . . . 63 Brownies Donkey Derby success . . . 28 & 48 Church Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 St Breock School’s Song for Rio . . . . . . . . . 28 Local Telephone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Laura’s Skydive for CHSW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 The Link Events Diary . . . . . . . . . . 64

Get involved in helping to produce ‘The Link’! If you have experience of graphics design and some time to spare we would love to hear from you. We could also do with some help with advertising sales and administration.

Call Brian on 01208 869120 if you are interested Visit our website -


Moonlight Memory Walk for CHSW

The Little Harbour Children’s Hospice is holding its Moonlight Memory Walk in Falmouth on October 1st. The walk is an uplifting girls night out where women of all ages take to the moonlit streets to walk in memory and celebrate the lives of those they love. The walk is a five mile circular route of Falmouth and is open to ladies only, aged 14 and over. All money raised will go towards making the most of short and precious lives at Children’s Hospice South West. You can find out more about the event and Children’s Hospice South West at www.

Messy Church

Messy Church is an informal event held on the first Saturday in the month at the Perceval Institute. It celebrated its 2nd Birthday with a cake made by one of our youngest helpers. It begins with breakfast; cereal or a ‘bacon butty’and provides an opportunity for children to play and join in creating something to take home. Many friendships have been formed. So if you want to make biscuits, paper boats or just play with bubbles, come along - it’s free. Jan Gisbourne


North Cornwall Boutique Short Listed for National Retail Award

Ocean Blue Clothing, who have a chain of boutiques in North Cornwall, have been short listed for the Drapers Womenswear Independent of the Year 2016 award.  The Drapers Independent Awards ceremony takes place in London on Wednesday September 14th.  Jane Evans, owner of Ocean Blue Clothing, said: “We are so pleased to have been short listed for this national award.  We are passionate about our business and our customers but for the past 18 years we have just quietly got on with the work that we love doing. It is now our time to shout about our good work and to give the staff and the business the recognition they deserve.” Drapers is the elite retail industry magazine in the UK. The Drapers Independent Awards 2016 will be the 26th in a series of awards, which started as a modest celebration lunch in 1990. The original idea – in a time of particularly tough economic conditions – was to highlight and celebrate the best of independent fashion retailing, an aim which remains the same to this day. Ocean Blue Clothing boutiques, founded in 1998, are located in Polzeath, Wadebridge and Padstow. The boutiques stock a vast selection of clothing, accessories and giftware. Jane continues: “The original concept for our stores still remains core to the business today; to offer customers a unique experience, an unparalleled standard of customer service and to offer a diverse selection of brands.”

Free Five week A Cappella singing course

Wadebridge based Moor Harmony are holding a free singing course at Wadebridge Ambulance Hall, Fairpark Road, PL27 7NT (behind cinema) on Thursday evenings from 7.30 -9.30 to introduce the art of A Cappella music and promote the joy of singing together in harmony. All levels of experience are welcome; if you love the idea of singing with a group of friendly ladies we would love to have your company. The course will help novice singers to stand and breathe correctly whilst learning how to sing. More experienced singers will progress to learning the arts and craft of singing A Cappella style where the voice is the only instrument used. At the end of the five week course, all will have learnt two A Cappella songs that they will be able to sing, as part of the group, with confidence and enjoyment. Moor Harmony, a small group of friendly ladies, are looking forward to welcoming you to their course. We encourage any lady who wants to have a go and sing with us. You never know, this could be the start of your fantastic new hobby. The dates are: September 8th, 15th, 22nd or 29th and October 1st. Come along to have a great time with us. To book visit -: or ‘phone – 07856218930. We welcome local stories and photographs.

Only four issues of ‘Link’ will be published in 2017 A major change is scheduled for this magazine. It will be published quarterly instead of bi-monthly next year. So next year there will be four issues: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. This change is being made to reduce the pressure on the volunteers that produce the magazine. For example, Brian Crank spends in excess of 100 hours a month producing Link which has become too much. The move has become necessary because requests in these pages for people with the necessary experience to come forward to help have fallen on deaf ears. Publication Date

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Open the Book ‘Open the Book’ celebrated its 10th birthday with a service in St Minver Church. The team go into St Minver School on a Monday and tell a Bible story, by acting it out out, with brilliant props, great costumes and music. There is always a sea of hands when we ask for volunteers. The children have been fishermen, the sea, crowds, even sheep and donkeys. We would like to thank St Minver School for their help and assistance, and for making us so welcome. The team look forward to the next ten years. Jan Gisbourne Visit our website -

Cancer Research UK (St Minver Branch)

Jumble SAle

Rock Village Institute Saturday October 8, 2pm Refreshments available All Welcome

Cancer Research UK St Minver Branch

fun, pink, golf day Sunday, October 9th St Enodoc Golf Club Holywell course

Coffee and biscuits on arrival Shotgun start at 12 noon followed by 2 course meal £100 Per team of 4

Contact Jane Bendall 012108 862113

Back by Popular Demand

community lunch Booking Essential

Wed October 5,12.30pm Perceval Institute Potato (with various fillings) and a selection of tasty puddings Tickets £5 available from Post office St Minver and Spar at Rock.

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The ‘Pastie Lady’

Below is a newspaper cutting, we think from the Cornwall Advertiser and we are not sure of the date either. It was sent in to us by Gina Rowe because she thought it would be of interest to our readers. Marjorie Hocking, the subject of the article, was Gina’s Aunty. If you have any old newspaper cuttings, photographs or stories relating to the St Minver and Wadebridge areas we would love to hear from you.

Polzeath Marine Conservation Group Events

Get Crafty! Wednesday October 26 10.30 am to 12.30 pm; Polzeath Marine Centre, PL27 6TA Marine-themed arts and crafts. Bring: Your imagination and a parent or a guardian if under 18. Free for members, otherwise £2 per person.. No Need to book


National Trust

Polzeath Marine Conservation Group Events

Talk ‘The National Trust at Pentire Farm’

BeachCare Beach Clean Wednesday October 19 9.30 am Polzeath Beach Help with our regular monthly cleaning of the beaches at Polzeath. All equipment provided. Bring: Suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions.

Wednesday October 26 7pm – 8.30pm No booking required. £2 per person or free to Polzeath Marine Conservation Group members. Further info 01208 863821 or sarahe.stevens@

We welcome local stories and photographs.

Outset - a Project providing fully funded support for business start-ups

A project offering fully funded business start-up support is going out on the road this summer, inviting budding entrepreneurs from across Cornwall to join them at an informal information session. Taking place across the county, the events will provide an opportunity for interested individuals to find out more about the Outset programme, ask questions of the advisors and sign up for the sessions. The Outset team has been instrumental in the creation of over 500 new businesses and nearly 700 jobs in Cornwall since the start of the programme back in 2009. Programme Director Kate Perkin said: “Outset’s flexible approach empowers people to take charge of their lives and overcome a range of potential barriers or challenges on their

journey to self-employment. After a brief time away, we are delighted the Outset Programme is now back to continue the work the team has achieved over the last seven years. We are urging anyone interested in starting their own business to get in touch to find out if Outset could help them.” The Outset Programme is supporting people within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to explore the possibility of becoming self-employed or start a business through a series of funded workshops that are taking place across the county. Outset Cornwall, which has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund, DCH and the Outset Foundation, provides tailormade business start-up support, helping individuals to explore their business idea.

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Outset was established by YTKO Group in 2009 to stimulate economic development and help people ‘give themselves a job’ by equipping them with the essential skills, knowledge and confidence to start their own business. In this new phase of the project, Outset will now be working alongside Truro and Penwith College and The Engine Room partners, Real Ideas Organisation, School for Social Entrepreneurs Cornwall and Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change to offer greater support to even more businesses. Anyone interested in attending one of the many upcoming information sessions is asked to visit, email info@outsetcornwall. or call 0800 917 4324 and speak to a member of the team.


Polzeath Marine Conservation Group Events

Rock Pool Ramble! Friday September 2 12pm to 2pm Polzeath Marine Centre, PL27 6TA Join marine experts, Polzeath volunteers, and National Trust rangers on our exploration of the shore. Bring suitable clothing and waterproof footwear (but not crocs or flipflops). Booking essential on 07779 896650 or email polzeathmc@ Free for members, otherwise £2 per person.

Polzeath Marine Conservation Group Events

Polzeath Mega Beach Clean Saturday September 17, 3pm Polzeath Marine Centre, PL27 6TA Help BeachCare, National Trust and PMCG volunteers to clean the stunning beaches at Polzeath as part of Clean Cornwall Week. All equipment provided. Bring: Suitable clothing & footwear for the weather conditions.


A Welcome to Remember

Many years ago, I travelled to Iona for the first time, to stay with the Community at the Abbey there. It was a long journey by car to Oban, by ferry to the isle of Mull, across Mull in a bus, and then a second, smaller ferry across to the Isle of Iona. As the ferry pulled in to the jetty on Iona, I could see a crowd of people. Some were lining up ready to get on the ferry going the other way, but others seemed to be standing there expectantly, as if they were waiting for something. Now the thing to remember about Iona is that unless you live there, you are not allowed to take a car onto the island. Also, if you go to stay for a week at the Abbey, most people arrive at the same time. As we straggled off the ferry, I realised that the crowd of people waiting expectantly were there to meet us foot passengers, most of whom would be staying with the Community. As I got to the top of the slipway, a very colourfully dressed woman greeted me with a large smile and asked if I was going to the Abbey. She took my heavy bags and put them in the van with everyone else’s and then led a group of us up the road to the Abbey, where tea and scones were waiting for us weary travellers. But the welcome didn’t end there. Over the week in encounters with volunteers and resident staff as well as other guests, I met people who listened and cared, who never judged, but supported and challenged me, who were passionate about justice and peace in our world today, and who showed me more of the love of God than I had ever come across before. We shared meals together, and we worked alongside one another doing basic chores and we worshipped together using words and songs that were simple and real. At the time I was not a churchgoer. I didn’t really know what I thought about God, but I knew that these people had welcomed me because they were Christians in one way or another. And their welcome changed my life, because it was God’s welcome. In the words of an Iona song: “God welcomes all, strangers and friends God’s love is strong and it never ends.” I hope and pray that in our churches and in our communities, we can all be people who feel welcomed by God and are able to offer something of God’s welcome to all those who we meet. Revd Elizabeth Wild We welcome local stories and photographs.

Tree Party Poem charity event

On September 17 the ‘Tree Party Poem charity event’ will be held in aid of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). The event is the culmination of a four year project to raise money for the charity. It began with a poem about a tree party and invitations to animals who would attend it, written by a local fundraiser. After editing the poem, local artist Charlotte Trevains illustrated it and then produced the poem as a print in June 2014. The prints have been sold at local craft fairs ever since and have raised £1,600 for CHSW. Our next step was to produce the poem as a book. We launched a competition involving Cornish schools to illustrate the verses of the poem for the book. Charlestown, Tintagel, St Minver, Wadebridge, Looe, St Erth, Bodriggy, St John’s Catholic, St Merryn and Sr Breock primary schools all participated and produced some wonderful artwork. The winners of the competition will be presented with their prizes by sponsors, Cole Rayment and White estate agents and MKM Extrusions Ltd at the charity event on 17 September. The charity event will include entertainment, a licensed bar, an auction with some wonderful items including a ‘Chef for the Night’, a weekend Hot Tub Hire, a bespoke glass piece entitled ‘The Tree Party’ by Jo Downs and a Poldark book signed by Aiden Turner, plus many more. There will also be a ‘Party Tea’ included in the ticket price. The event

will raise funds for the production of the book and then every time a book is sold all the proceeds will go directly to the CHSW! We hope to have the book published in October and launch the book in November to be sold in time for Christmas. If you would like to sponsor our project or donate an item for the charity event please contact us on our Facebook page- The Tree Party Poem or contact me, Claire Bolton, on 07552 933930.

Bodmin & District Wood Turners At the July meeting, Dave Strickland demonstrated pyrography and several members had a go. John Brooks spoke on the application of carving to turned work, again with members having a go using his tools. This month’s competition for a turned box was won by John Brooks with Mike Mansfield coming second and David Strickland third. Next month’s competition will be a piece of carved work or a piece of pyrography; the demonstrators making equipment available for those who need them. Participants for the youth training day on October 29th are currently being invited to apply. They have to be over the age of 11, and under 21 on 1st

January last. There is a modest fee of just £10 for a great day learning the craft with one to one tuition. Applications via the website ( ). New members are always welcome to join us 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. (The hands on sessions on the fourth Thursday will start again in October.) Have a look at our website to see pictures of the winning entries together with details of the club and its future programme.

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Mike Mansfield


Music at St Endellion

Budapest Café Orchestra - Saturday September 24, 7.30pm: Led by jazz violinist Christian Garrick, the Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads such as the theme to Schindler’s List and Waltz Lacrimoso. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros Budapest café life and gypsy campfires – with a few surprises along the way. Cornwall Harp Centre Gala Concert - Saturday October 14, 7.30pm: A unique and magical concert of harps and harpists from Cornwall, featuring Celtic, Medieval and Classical harps and music, with a few added surprises! Featuring director Sarah Deere-Jones with some of her most talented students and the ‘Harpers Bizarre’ ensemble of 6 harps. Sarah is a world-class harpist and this concert will be a rare opportunity to hear her perform in Cornwall. Amadou Diagne & Group Yakar - Friday October 21, 7.30pm: Multi-instrumentalist (guitar, percussion, kora) and singer Amadou Diagne from Senegal, West Africa with his UK based band Group Yakar is a dynamic and creative collective of musicians with a unique fusion of styles- from Afrobeat to Blues, Jazz Funk to Mbalax, African Salsa with a Rock attitude. Combined with their love of improvisation, they deliver a truly memorable performance. Amadou Diagne’s soulful and warm vocals deliver great power, whilst his Senegalese melodies and percussive rhythms always rouse an audience into a dancing frenzy. Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection- Saturday October 22, 8pm: From a cafe in Paris, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo – this band does it all! The group will be returning to St Endellion with their array of instruments in tow, following their highly successful appearance at last year’s book festival. The performance will highlight songs from their new album, ‘Avant Garde Mangetout’ and features French singer, Aurora Colson, who is known for her heart-rending performances of retro French Chansons and her wide jazz repertoire. Tickets for all these concerts are £10 (free to accompanied under-16s) and 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.

North Cornwall Book Festival St Endellion - October 21 – 23

From prize winning novelists Helen Dunmore (Exposure) and Rachel Joyce (The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry) to the Scottish poet laureate Jackie Kay; from graphic fiction to heart-rending memoir; from history to travel; from biography to poetry: there is something for everyone in this intimate festival on the St Endellion campus celebrating all things book-related. Come and meet familiar or new authors, and enjoy fascinating talks, discussions and readings from some of the country’s bestselling writers, as well as from the very best local writers featured in our new ‘Cream of Cornish’ sessions. With a dedicated young people’s day, sofa stories and drop-in art workshops for children at the weekend, all the family is catered for. If you enjoy being creative, there are workshops for adults in producing graphic novels; poetry writing; short story writing; plus creating a notebook, all led by our visiting professional authors and artists. Our music programme brings you exciting contrasting concerts. Amadou Diagne and Group Yakar’s world music mixes smoky, bluesy jazz with Senegalese melodies and percussion. Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection is back by popular demand. Their wit and irrepressible fun were enjoyed by a packed house last year. Perranporth shanty band Stamp and Go accompany writer Gavin Knight in an evening of sea stories and songs. In between sessions, browse the exhibitions and wonderful bookstall, or visit our bar, café and food outlets for mouthwatering hot food, cold snacks and cakes. For further details, visit our website:


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A Serenade to Music

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Coastal Challenge Series #5 Saturday September 24 5pm – 7.30pm Pentire Head (Polzeath)

St Endellion Church was the venue for a new venture by the Chris Treglown, Foundation. In mid-July a group of talented youngsters performed ‘A Serenade to Music’. All were recipients of assistance, awarded by the Foundation over the past five years to promising singers both in Cornwall, and from MJUK in Gloucestershire where Chris had trained. Twelve talented students, at different stages in their careers, together with Internationally renowned mezzo-soprano, Maria Jagusz, gave a hugely entertaining performance in a packed church. Five separate themes, ‘The Best of British’, ‘On the Lighter Side’, ‘The Magic of Mozart’, ‘A smattering of German Leider’, and from ‘Sondheim to Spamalot’, were interspersed by a miscellaneous quartet either side of the Interval, and this comprised the evening of song. A standing ovation followed a rousing concluding performance of Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Tonight’ from ‘West side Story’, after which Julia Treglown made presentations to the 2016 winners. She spoke movingly about the work of the Foundation. John Baxter

Call For Volunteers Are you interested in helping out in the lead-up to the North Cornwall Book Festival, or during the weekend itself? They are looking for help with stewarding, in the café, helping with the children’s events, driving, and technical and operational support. In return we offer you free access to many of the events. See panel on left for more information Visit our website -

Social running evening with a 10k and 5k option to choose from. We’ll run to accommodate everyone’s ability. If you feel like it, you are welcome to join us afterwards as we head to a local pub for a celebratory drink. All welcome but bear in mind the coast path is steep, uneven and often overlooking some steep cliffs! Runners under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult. Sorry, no dogs. Bring running kit (trail shoes recommended), water, money for afterwards, warm clothes. £2 per runner .. Booking essential as numbers are limited and in case of change of date due to inclement weather 01208 863046

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Half Term Rangers Wednesday October 26 10am - 2pm

Join the rangers for a familyfriendly few hours, cutting back scrub overlooking Carnweather Point near Polzeath. We’ll cook up a jacket potato lunch on the bonfire; just save some room for the marshmallows! All tools and equipment provided, just bring clothing suitable for the weather and that you don’t mind getting dirty/ smoky. Bring drinks and snacks. Free. Booking essential as numbers are limited and in case of change of date due to inclement weather 01208 863046


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Geology Rocks at Tintagel Haven and Barras Nose Wednesday October 26 10.30am – 12.30pm

Interpret the landscape from a different perspective, with local geology expert Jane Anderson to guide us through the geological history of the area. Barras Nose was the National Trust’s first coastal acquisition in England (1897). Wear suitable walking gear and bring binoculars if you have them and some refreshments. £3 per person. Bring drinks and snacks. Free.

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Hay Rake at Lundy Bay Saturday September 10 10 am – 2 pm

Join the rangers for their annual hay raking day in the meadows above Lundy Bay, near Polzeath. To encourage wildflowers we need to cut and rake off late season hay and we need your help to do this! Suitable for families and individuals, we’ll provide a ploughman’s lunch to go with this traditional activity. All tools and equipment provided. . £2 per person to cover our costs. Bring clothing suitable for the weather and a drink.


St Minver Probus Club The speaker at our July meeting was Graham Smith, whose name is probably known to you, as it is always in the papers (he writes them). He started his career as a cub reporter at 19 on the Cambridge Evening News, and quickly discovered the ‘rich seam of copy’. His words – scandals and controversies to you and me- emanating from parish council meetings. Like the innocuous-sounding planning application at Steeple Bumpstead which turned out to be for a manufacturer of whips. (not for horses, but for less wholesome purposes) The story went national and ran and ran, making everyone a mint, apart from Graham (£10 was his lot)! He traded the genteelness of the countryside for East London, and his next job, with the Stratford Express, brought him into contact with the Krays, the Richardsons and the Metropolitan Police. He learnt how to winkle a story from the authorities (boozing and bribery) and described a style of journalism that, he says, ‘has changed’. Then he did a spell at Radio Humberside, putting John Prescott’s interviews into English, by editing the tapes. (cutting and pasting actually meant that in those days !) His best story was his worst experience. Do you remember when Greenpeace confronted the Belgium Navy after a ship containing nuclear waste was wrecked off Ostend? Graham does, because he was invited to accompany Greenpeace on their very small boat to try to recover one of the barrels of waste. A major storm in progress made everyone ill and led to some crew members being evacuated by helicopter. Graham’s live broadcast was interrupted by him being sea-sick. He was tasked with a follow-up report later, and ‘can you be sick again?’ (he reminded us that in a similar stunt by Greenpeace in New Zealand their boat was sunk by the Navy, with fatal consequences.) Television, in the form of ATV South West, he found was a revelation, for its wealth and popularity led to him being sent all over the World, and interviewing, among others, every Prime Minister since Harold Wilson. Graham himself became a well-known figure and household name. With the demise of that TV station, he has now come full circle, in his words a ‘local newspaper hack’ (but surely a very superior one). Ever wondered why journalists write the best books? Because they are the most interesting people. Tony Priest

Another Call for Volunteers! ‘The Link’ could do with some help! We are looking for people to help with the artwork production (InDesign), to help sell the advertising, to collect local stories or to supply interesting photographs. If you are interested contact Brian on 01208 869120 It’s a worthwhile thing to do. We welcome local stories and photographs.

A Successful Year for St Minver Pre-School

Staff at the pre-school started the academic year in September full of fresh ideas and enthusiasm for continued improvement. With the support of parents, family, friends and Badger Forest School, the outside area has now been further enhanced by a nature area with fire circle and mud kitchen. Thanks to ‘The Link’ magazine, staff have waterproofs to ensure that they can make full use of this area throughout the year. Children and staff are out here whenever they can; learning how to be safe around fires as they light them and enjoy campfire cooking; exploring and imagining in the mud kitchen and learning about the world around them as they hunt for bugs. Staff were not content to stop here and with money raised at the Christmas Fayre, they purchased ‘real’ tools and children are learning to use these safely to hammer and saw. The hard work throughout the year was fully recognised last term with an Ofsted

Inspection outcome of ‘Good’. The inspector described the environment and secure relationships and how it is helping, children feel safe, secure and be confident.’ She highlighted how, ‘children benefit from the many interesting and challenging experiences they have.’ The inspector noted how strong partnerships with parents support children’s learning and how staff plan activities that engage children for long periods. We are sad to say goodbye to children starting ‘big’ school in September but as the inspector observed our children, ‘develop important skills in readiness for school.’ We send them off knowing that they are very ready for this next step in their learning and development. We are welcoming new children in September and

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indeed throughout the year, so if you would like to arrange a visit to see if our pre-school is right for you and your child please call on 01208 869511. We are a charity and committee run group, as such we welcome support from volunteers, particularly anyone willing to share their fundraising and/or woodworking skills. Please do come along to support our fundraising events: Pirate hold-up and family fun, Rock beach, Sat 17 Sept; Family Bingo evening, Polzeath, Sat 22 Oct & Family Christmas Bingo, venue tbc, Sun 11 Dec. If any businesses are interested in advertising on our fence facing the playground in Trewint football field, in exchange for a donation to support our continued improvement, please call Ellie 01208 869144. 25

We Will Remember Them Derek Francis Adam of Wadebridge

Marlene Oates of Wadebridge

Catherine Mary Bailey of St Minver

Doreen Olive Oram of St Minver

David Frederick Bentley of Wadebridge

John Pinch of Wadebridge Joan Barbara Priest of St Minver

Peter Alan Buckingham of Wadebridge

Cecil Frank Ramsey of Wadebridge

Janice Linda Caddy of Wadebridge

Richard Henry Read of Wadebridge

Jessie May Darby of Wadebridge

Rosina Elizabeth Rose of Wadebridge

Terence Christopher Dolan of St Minver

Sandra Joan Rush of Wadebridge

Kenneth Lancaster Duxbury of St Minver

Sidney John Herbert Key Sandry of Wadebridge Norah Louise Sibley of Wadebridge

Alice Mary Hawke of Wadebridge

Ivy Starkie of St Minver

Robin Quentin Hayfield of Rock

Walter Tayler of Tredrizzick

Meriel Rosa Hernandez of Rock

Patrick Templman Windeler of Rock

John Henry Hill of Chapel Amble

Ernest William Toohey of Wadebridge

Thomas William Hoare of Wadebridge

John Palmer Tucker of Wadebridge

Reginald Leonard Williams of St Minver

William Thomas Wakeling of Wadebridge

Margaret Hilary Lowry of St Minver

Phyllis Delysia Waldron of Wadebridge

Joan Frances Mather of Wadebridge William Frederick Cyril Morrish of Wadebridge 26

Robin Marcus Webb of Wadebridge Mary Worden of Wadebridge

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The late Bill Mably

Pictured above from left to right are :- Pat Shuttlewood the practice manager and Bridget Taylor presenting the cheque to Dr Garland. Thank you to everyone who gave donations in memory of William (Bill) Mably, a grand total of ÂŁ1,080 was raised. The money was donated to the Port Isaac surgery for the purchase of two monitors for the early detection of Sepsis in babies for two of its surgeries.

Anna Alexander

Anna was the first editor of Link who passed away recently. She had developed a cancerous growth in her groin. Following an operation in the UK she was given the all clear to return to Grenada. were she was living. Nine weeks

later, the lump reappeared and she returned to the UK in April. It was confirmed that the cancer had spread extensively. Over the last months of her life she moved from one hospital to another receiving various treatments. Her intended marriage to

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Donnis Cambridge did not take place and she died on the 15th June 2016 at 23.05 with her partner Donnis and her daughter Charlotte at her side. You can find Anna’s story on page 57. 27

St Minver Rainbows and Brownies Donkey Derby Success

On the evening of Sunday August 7th the St Minver Rainbows and Brownies held their annual Donkey Derby. Amongst the locals of the area it was lovely to see many visitors that support our event every year during their annual summer holidays. In addition to the main event, donkey racing, we had a superb raffle with some marvellous prizes which included a weekend break at Valley Caravan Park, a gift voucher from Wave Gallery, a gift voucher from Evans Hardware in Wadebridge plus many other lovely prizes. The highlight for many was the refreshments provided by Trebetherick and Polzeath WI with their spread of homebaked savouries and cakes. There was also the choice of a BBQ, many seemed to head for both! The teddy tombola was extremely popular with the little ones as was ‘Hook a Duck’, bouncy castle, candy floss, ice creams, and the popular slush drink. The weather was perfect for the event with the conditions in the field being superb. The Donkeys were on top form along with the crowd with cheering heard across the fields. This is our major fund raising event of the year and this year we made a profit of £620. The money goes to keep our hut running (that costs about £750) and to help fund various insurances, utility bills etc. We would like to express our thanks to all those that came along to help run the event, those who donated prizes and of course those who came along just to join in with the fun. Without help and support it would be impossible for us to put on this fun event. The Rainbows and Brownies are run by local volunteers who give up their free time to run these groups for the young girls of our area. Group meetings are held once a week and are approximately 1 1/2 hours per week. I can’t explain in writing how rewarding and enjoyable it is. The girls are great fun and we certainly really enjoy it. New leaders are always welcomed and the Rainbows in particular are in need of another leader. Katrina Bacon 28

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A Song for Rio

by St Breock Primary School

As a ‘Christmas Holiday Challenge ‘ last year the pupils at St Breock Primary School were invited to write the lyrics for a song for the Rio Olympics. ‘The Link’ magazine provided prizes of book tokens for three lucky winners. These were all boys: Matthew Caddy, Jackson New and Noah Cunliffe. They were presented with their prizes at the first open air performance of ‘In Rio’ in July. We had a huge number of entries for the competition. The words of the winning entry contain the Olympic and Paralympic values and have been enhanced by Roger Luxton who composed the music with a real Rio / Samba theme. The song is reproduced on the right. You can hear the children perform it by visiting watch?v=NhlK1Gt46ag or by searching YouTube for St Breock School and selecting the appropriate entry. But I warn you it is absolutely addictive. Denise Gladwell, Headmistress.


Our Featured Artist Danka Napiorkowska Written by Peter Crisp “My work is predicted by the time of year, what I grow seasons. I paint different myself and what is grown things depending on the locally. My cottage garden

provides most of my flower subjects - which I like to draw large! My work also

Geranium tile panel commissioned by Mary Berry.


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mirrors the rich harvest of the sea: lobsters and crabs, scallops and oysters, sardines and mackerel.” Danka grew up in Devon and then went to art college in London. After the Central School (ceramics) and Chelsea College of Art (printmaking), she lived in Yorkshire for twelve years, establishing and running Lustre Pottery. The success of this enterprise was driven largely by the popularity of the ‘walking tea set’, a brainwave of Danka’s that literally flew off the shelves. Now she lives in Cornwall she Above: Blue lobster with scallops. has no ambitions to Below: Port Isaac Fish be in charge of a small industry and devotes herself to the creation of her art. When Danka graduated from the Central School of Art in London, she became a print maker, studying etching and stencil printing. When she became interested in tiles, she drew on her experience of printmaking. “I use the stencil as a means to an end. I don’t use it to develop a stenciled look. I like the look of sprayed colour, the effect of the spray. I Visit our website -


don’t really like the look of brush strokes, but you can do so much with feathers, bits of newspaper, sponges and cloth to get effects.” “Part of the reason I gave up decorating pots in favour of tiles is because you can treat a plain tile like a canvas. I particularly like working on large, flat surfaces. You can also produce the finished article much more quickly.” Danka’s career as a decorator of tiles really took off when Mary Berry commissioned her to paint some pots of geraniums on her kitchen wall behind Mackerel unwrapped.


the Aga. This led to a flurry of interest and a series of commissions. More recently, she received another celebrity endorsement, when Rick Stein purchased several of her paintings to display in his Seafood Restaurant in Padstow. Danka used to specialize almost exclusively in floral decorations but nowadays, she loves to paint shellfish and seafood of all kinds. “I have been seduced by the plates of beautiful fresh fish at my local fishmonger in Port Isaac. I cannot resist drawing plates of

larger than life mussels or tiny delicate sprats and whitebait but what I loved most are the lobsters and mackerel.” Danka’s medium is pastel and she manages to keep the colours clean and not muddy. Any one who has worked with pastel knows how hard this is to achieve. The pictures of lobsters are great examples of the mastery of her medium. She somehow captures every mark that makes up the patinated surface. Danka has enjoyed a long and varied career as an

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Nasturtiums. artist and a designer. “Artist or designer? I’m both. The two careers are in tandem. I hope all my work shows the same quality: visually strong, the ‘wow factor’ – beautifully made and well constructed. The recent introduction of decorated bone china

brings me full circle, back to my pottery roots. Perhaps the beginning of a new phase?” Danka has put on an annual exhibition of her work for several years in the Rock Village Institute and plans to go on doing so. If you’d

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like to see more of her work or commission Danka to produce a work of art for you, you can visit her website: www.danka-napiorkowska. or contact her on


Seasonal Fashion Tips from Fusion’s Rhowen Yoki As we wave goodbye to the brief English summer and feel a pang of sadness while packing away our summer wardrobe, we don’t have to give in to the winter blues. The trends for the colder season continue to embrace the Seventies Summer with folksy influences, velvet crushes and cozy fabrics. The classic but simple Paris style Breton Stripe is also making an appearance this winter but with a punky overtone, allowing for a more autumnal look. Folk Patchwork

through Autumn/Winter and into Spring. You can make this trend your own by adding silk or velvet fabrics, slouchy shapes and more bohemian prints. Mix it up!

Cosy Fabrics

Patchwork has come a long way from quilting and fixing jeans. While the traditional style of mismatched pieces of wool arbitrarily sewn together is still popular with some designers, the high street has come up trumps with lighter alternatives that can be layered with a chunky knit and leggings. The brand ‘Only’ has the perfect dress to go with ankle boots or a pair of flip flops, just right to carry you 34

the range of textures and prints available this season, there is a snuggly style to suit everyone.

Crafty Culottes These are guilt-free trousers that may not appear to be the most stylish fashion piece but they are transformed when paired with all the right elements. For example, khaki green paired with a see-through button down shirt and velvet boots

Chunky knits and slouchy jumpers are a god send during the winter months and are never off trend. This season soft lines and gentle shades of camel and sable sit comfortably next to the folky style. Due to We welcome local stories and photographs.

is actually super cute and dead on trend. Also, teamed with an oversized black sweater and knee high boots, culottes can help you look smart and sophisticated without showing off every lump and bump.


Stripes are back! Inspired by sailors and their white and navy uniform, stripes in either traditional colours or white, black and tan are a key fashion trend this winter. The width of the stripe has also become less traditional. Although they can be difficult to pull

off with the horizontal vs. vertical malarkey, Jacqueline de Young has come up with a cute dress that can be cinched in at the waist to show off your curves or worn loose if you’re in a casual mood. The aim of stripes this season is to wear them head to toe. We love it!

Romantic Fabrics Velvet is no longer the fabric of dark gothic evenings, but is one to be mixed into the most vibrant day time wardrobe. You will find it used in everything

this winter, from trouser suits to knee high boots. Lace is also becoming more mainstream, black remaining the colour of choice but white becoming a close contender with its retro feel. Teamed with feminine florals and pastel shades, lace creates a cute and stylish day time look. It is a welcome change from the more intense colours of Summer.

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Bold prints and funky patterns are essential for winter. Geometric and warm comforting colours, such as wine and burgundy go great with black or navy oversized coat and chinos. Keep it simple and one statement piece is all you need.

Starting a new Business? Then ‘The Link’ would like to hear from so we can tell our readers all about your plans. It will cost you absolutely nothing! If you are interested telephone 01208 869120 35

Laura’s Skydive for CHSW

It started with a Facebook post… a friend of mine put up a post for doing a sponsored skydive in order to raise money for the Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). “What a fantastic idea”, I thought and happily signed myself up for the event...she however, did not! After four months of campaigning and raising money, the day of my skydive finally came along. After a sleepless night before we headed down to Perranporth for 8am in the morning, I went through all my briefing, all the while feeling sick with anticipation. From there I waited for seven hours for the good old Cornish mist to pass…it didn’t! I was sent home again after rebooking, cue another tense three week wait! Finally on June 11th,I headed down to Perranporth airfield again with my mum and best friend alongside for moral support. Despite some ominous looking clouds, after a three hour wait, this time I was finally called! At this point, all the money had already been given to the charity and there was no going back, despite Mum’s 36

securely to my instructor, unable to fully appreciate Off I went and got kitted up the fantastic Cornish views in a very bright boiler suit & and beautiful coastline thanks to nerves and harness. The people running adrenaline. Finally, my the club and the two cameraman opened the skydivers who I was jumping door of the plane at 10,000 with were perfectly relaxed feet and all of a sudden the and full of witty two chaps that had been sat comebacks failed me as my next to me simply got up & nerves took over. jumped out of the plane!! While we were flying to By the time I had a chance height I was strapped to think I don’t think I can reassurances ‘It’s ok to back out Laura’.

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do this, my cameraman was outside the plane holding on waiting for me and I was shuffled forward to have my entire body suspended from my harness outside the plane while my instructor sat on the edge, two seconds later and we were free falling at 120 mph arms outstretched and my instructor had hold of the cameraman’s legs while he was taking photos! The free fall lasted for about 40 seconds before the parachute was opened and we were gracefully heading back to the ground. To say that the experience was breathtaking is an understatement; by the time we got down to the safety of solid ground I couldn’t speak

- I couldn’t stop smiling either! In total I successfully raised £400 for the Children’s Hospice South West. Many thanks to ‘The Link’ for your kind donation, and also to all family, friends and colleagues who helped me too.

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It would appear that I am now a newly fledged adrenaline junkie & hope to be doing another skydive later on in the summer! Laura Holt

‘Link’ says very well done Laura. We are sure that the hospice will put the money to very good use.


Year 6’s Production of ‘Grease’ Wows the Audience!

St Minver School has once again shown that it can produce an amazing end of year performance, this year


in the form of Grease! As is tradition, the year 6 leavers are given the opportunity to tread the boards for one last time in their primary school setting. In recent years, the standard of performance has been truly exceptional and this year was no exception. The ever popular musical smashGrease- gave all 31 leavers a wonderful platform to sing,

dance and act their way through this lively show. All the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and performed to very appreciative audiences. The ‘bubble gum pink’ scenery held a hidden gem. Secreted behind curtains and revealed to rousing applause was the school’s very own Greased Lightning, a modified Reliant Robin

which was adorned in an array of glistening lights. A special mention must go to the huge band of staff and generous volunteers, who worked tirelessly to bring this production to the stage. Once again the

school pulled off a classic! Grease was most definitely the word! Paul Howard, Deputy Headmaster Photos: FinalĂŠ, Martin Broadfoot. Other, Brian Crank.


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Interior Design Common Paint Mistakes Nicola O’Mara - Step away from the paintbrush! You might just be committing one of the most common colour mistakes. Before you decide on a paint colour for the room you’re redecorating, take a step back and gather some inspiration. Discover ideas by looking through Pinterest* and magazines and collecting imagery that appeals to you. As you review your choices you will define the mood you want to evoke. Will this be a place where you will relax and unwind or will it be exciting and energetic? Your ideas should start to evolve and you will notice a natural pattern in your inspiration. Once you have decided upon your choices, I always advise on purchasing a sample pot of paint and painting the largest colour Farrow & Ball’s Downpipe is featured on the walls which is toned beautifully with Railings on the skirting.

Gorgeous Indian yellow taffeta curtains contrast with the dark grey walls and is enhanced with the fun art work.

swatch possible onto a piece of lining paper. Once dry, move this around your room making sure you check out the dark corners as well as light areas next to the window. You will be surprised on how much the colour changes. Take note of what you like and dislike at different times of the day, in both natural and artificial light and try Pinterest: Pinterest is a social network that allows users to visually share, and discover new interests by posting (known as ‘pinning’ on Pinterest) images or videos to their own or others’ boards (i.e. a collection of ‘pins,’ usually with a common theme) and browsing what other users have pinned.



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contrast, you have to interject elements that add intense personality. Make it gutsy, or else it’s boring.’

Using wildly different colour schemes from room to room You know it when you see it: The neutral living room says ‘relaxed, coastal chic,’ then the vivid bathroom goes ‘1920’s decadence.’ Even when you don’t use the same colours everywhere, you should still feel like the rooms are connected. The bedroom should never feel like it’s in a completely different house from the living room – the whole house has to make sense as one.

Thinking white means a lack of colour

Carrara marble tiles are toned with the subtle grey walls. Dark timber wood work is used throughout for continuity.

not to over analyse the colour! Leave the sample hanging around and try and find your gut reaction to it. Your natural instinct is always a great indicator. Choosing a colour isn’t something done lightly, follow a few of my tips below on how to choose the best colour for your walls:

Homeowners often pass on white paint when they are looking for colour, thinking Concluded at foot of following page > The ceiling is painted in a very warm soft grey to complement the subtle green walls. The use of textures fabrics and warm pinks help lift the room.

Painting a ceiling white The biggest wall in a room is the one most of us don’t even think about. Never paint a ceiling dead white because all white paint has a bit of grey in it. Opt for a cream, or a softer colour to coordinate with the paint on your walls.

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Wadebridge Camel River Festival Raft Race

It was a lovely day (August 15) and crowds of people picnicked on the river bank in Jubilee Field to watch the raft race. There was a fantastic community atmosphere as various creative craft (some more successful than others) made their way along the course. Photos: Brian Crank.

Interior Design - continued from previous page -> that their choices will be limited to pure white and creamy ecru. But what we think of as ‘white’ today has grown to include a broad range of shades that incorporate hints of lavender, green, blue, and gray. If a pale hue is intriguing, include this colour family in your search.

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easy to go overboard. The biggest mistake people make when they’re trying to be colourful and exciting is to forget that you need to balance it with neutrals. Architectural elements in white or simply a few grey throws can give your eye a place to rest. And above all have fun, be confident and if in doubt take advice. Nicola O’Mara Interior Design

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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.

Fat as a macro nutrient has become the enemy. With years of ‘low fat’ diet fads, people believe fat makes you fat. This is a complete lie! Fat, along with carbohydrate and protein, is one of the three main macronutrients. Fat is absolutely essential in your diet for optimal health. Fats help the body to absorb all fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) and, without sufficient levels of fat in your diet, the body will become deficient in these vitamins. Fat is one of the highest energy macronutrients giving you 9 calories per gram. Like carbohydrate and protein, any unused fat will be stored as fat. This is why getting the right amount and the right type is essential. You do not want to be

chomping down fatty biscuits and cakes. Processed foods are usually high in trans-fats and hydrogenated vegetable fats which are alien to your body and cause poor health and weight gain. Your fats must come from healthy natural sources to achieve optimal health. There are two essential fatty acids (EFAs) in human nutrition: alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) and linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid). The ratio of omega 3-omega 6 should be 1:2 although the findings show the average person has ratios of 1:10.

suppresses a hormone produced by the liver called insulin allowing the body to utilise more of its own fat cells causing weight loss. The foods to focus on are fresh fish, especially those that are found in cold water. Wild salmon, mackerel, sardines, cod, anchovies, trout, tuna and halibut are rich sources. Good vegetarian sources of omega-3 can be found in walnuts, linseeds, pumpkin, chia and hemp. They can also be found in grass-fed beef.

Other sources of fat which are great to include in To get this ratio to the right your diet are, avocados, level one must consume nuts, olive oil and grass fed more fats containing omega organic butter. 3. The recommended intake High levels of omega-3 have been shown to plump up the look of the skin as well as the quality, by reducing inflammation as well as supplying the building blocks for healthy skin cells. In addition, omega-3

for men is 95g per day and for women 70g per day. Everyone is different so obviously require different amounts depending on metabolism and body weight, but this is a good place to start. 45


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A window is ‘an opening in the middle of a building, for air and light: the frame in the opening: the space immediately behind the opening. ’ So says my Chambers Dictionary. My thoughts on windows were sparked off by looking at some photographs taken recently of a deserted cottage on Bodmin Moor, its roof and windows intact and the glimpse of a vase of flowers in one of the windows. A closer look at the cottage revealed that the flowers were plastic, lending a surreal character to the picture and making it more fascinating (were they a free gift with a packet of soap powder? It has been known). A touch of humour in an unlikely place; these have illustrated my version of this window. And so windows filled my mind; I have sometimes used the motif of the window to frame a painting, whether from the outside looking in (which is a fascinating pastime most of us have indulged in) or from inside framing a landscape, or possibly a row of houses opposite. There was a fashion for this idea in the 1920s-30s, with Artists like Duncan Grant, Harold Jones, Gilbert Spencer and Charles Ginner, among many others, for whom it was a way of taming nature, bringing the outside in, within the window or door frame. I could write about the perfect window architecturally, (Georgian windows in a small Manor House) but that is not my purpose; I am fascinated by what a window can convey. I recently visited a large modern house, with enormous windows everywhere. At the rear of the house, double height windows provided a view of the estuary across a rather bleak garden. From the front, the windows looked out on a row of boring bungalows, not a tree or plant in sight. Nowhere to hide. I thought:

no curtains, no blinds, only the bathroom gave some respite. I found it strangely depressing, but it did remind me of a funny story. When my daughter was about ten years old, and attending a polite convent school, the class was presided over by a young nun. The previous week they had been studying proverbs and figures of speech and were now been tested on this. “Complete this.” said the

young nun, “People who live in glass houses… “Up went Hilary’s hand, “Shouldn’t undress with the lights on,” she answered seriously. The class collapsed with laughter and the nun covered her face to hide the blushes, and then replied, “They certainly shouldn’t dear! But that wasn’t quite the answer I was looking for.” I recently read an article about a couple who have built a house (all glass of course) on stilts, on Romney Marsh. Very smart, but they did admit they felt they were living in a goldfish bowl. Is that a comfortable feeling. I ask myself? All the old cottage builders, particularly in sea and country areas, built with small windows. After a day fishing at sea, or ploughing and sowing in the fields, a small

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glimpse of the outside was all they wanted, and warmth within. Obviously with central heating and double glazing, it has been possible to renovate older properties, and provide larger windows where appropriate. One illustration here from a children’s story I wrote, shows a boy looking out from a window; we the viewers, look in, and the eye is drawn to the interior, where an old clock on the desk, and a tiny doll, catch your eye. We know that a beetle has escaped from the tin, we can see it, but the boy cannot. The reverse is true of the second picture; we are looking

out on a moonlit landscape, the window framing the dreamlike view, with its vase of flowers (not plastic). Smaller windows form the view more comfortably, and the sill is a good place for seedlings and small bunches of flowers. One of the rare places large windows work is the Tate St lves, where the views become framed paintings in themselves. It will be interesting to see if there is a return to a more comfortable scale of building. Who knows? By the year 2050 there may be a return to Mock Tudor...

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News from St Enodoc Golf Club

It is exciting to be sending news from St Enodoc to The Link and we are delighted to share with you some of the events and competitions we’ve been busy with lately. The Captain has been dressed head to toe in Union Flags, Music from The Jaguars has been pumping and ‘Hole in Ones’ have been flying – well done Chris Henderson! In June, we held the South West Counties Championship on the Church Course. The six South West counties battled to go forward to represent the South West in the English Counties Final to be held at Sandwell Park. The competition was held over five days, with inspiring golf played day after day. Cornwall dominated proceedings on Day Three to win the Counties competition with a combined score of 20 over par, some 38 shots better than second place Somerset. Joe Cruse from St Enodoc won the Clifford Burden Cup for the most points earned over the week, and Harry Hall

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from West Cornwall Golf Club won the Youth Championship. With Harry Hall unavailable, Joe Cruse, Rob McGregor and Josh Greenaway have been selected to represent the South West Counties in the National Regional Finals. All sections of the Club have been busy with matches and events, too many to mention them all. The Men play every Saturday, a mixture of Stablefords, Medals and fun formats. The Colonels/ Metropole Cup Series is nearing its end with just 2 rounds left to play, leading at the moment is John Arnold in the Colonels Division and Keith Thompson in the Metropole division. The ladies play every week on a Tuesday, a variety of qualifying competitions and fun days. This month they also held their Past Captains Match, on the Holywell Course. The golf was followed by a delicious lunch where players had the opportunity to catch up with old friends and remember times gone by. Congratulations to Maxine Rich who won the competition with a terrific score of 44 points. Larry Barnecutt finished in second place with 40 points. The Seniors section seems to play the most golf of all; they have had a number of interclub matches in the last couple of months, most interesting perhaps is the local derby match with Trevose! Much honour and local pride rests on the results of these matches. So, perhaps given the disappointing result, it

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Joe Cruse. is no surprise that records of the match seem to have disappeared. Rumour has it that Keith Hawke shredded the team sheet and it is now blowing about the sands of Constantine Bay! Another fiercely fought match of honour is Cornwall v The Rest of the World. This is a Men’s club competition and has been won by Cornwall for the past 8 years. Tris Lang’s confidence was somewhat dented when he and his partner lost to the RoW Captain Andy Golding, but no doubt rebounded when Cornwall won the next two matches. But slowly and inexorably RoW came back into the match with a purple patch in the middle order with thirtyone points won in six matches. Despite winning the last two matches Cornwall were well beaten 19 - 41. Coming up, we have Captains day with a Trick Shot Show from David Edwards, Club Championship weekend and our very popular Open Mixed Greensomes Competition. Nicki Reader


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A Book Review by John Baxter

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Published by Macmillan, paperback £7.99 from Wadebridge Bookshop “A British children’s author” is the crisp phrase used by Wikipedia to categorise Frances Hardinge, and the appearance of her first seven novels among Macmillans Children’s Books is confirmation of this. ‘The Lie Tree’, winner of the 2015 Costa Book Award for children’s writing, can perhaps be more appropriately placed in the genre, ‘Young Adult Fiction’, for this is a work that addresses issues of interest to ‘middle-aged’ and ‘elderly’ adults, and is possibly too complex for most children under the age of 14. The kernel of the story is quickly introduced. The Sunderly family, headed by Rev. Erasmus, had been living for a month in “a frozen fog of the unsaid”, and were on their way to Vane, a remote Channel Island. Teenage daughter, Faith, had already detected rumours about her father’s recently published findings and was full of questions, “coiling and writhing” like the snake accompanying the family in a crate. The general historical context is evident from the contemporary references to clothes, carriages and conventions, before a more precise date is provided by details from Rev. Sunderly’s journal on May 17th, 1865: the “action” takes place three years later. It is the sudden and suspicious death of her father that prompts Faith’s determination to discover both the

cause of his demise and the nature of his scientific research. So strong is the local animosity to her family, and the perception of her as a “mere girl” that Faith proceeds in a clandestine manner. What follows is a mixture of detective work and fantasy. The eponymous “Lie Tree” feeds off lies and dispenses secrets in its fruits, and Faith delights in the opportunities to spread mischief throughout the island community.

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The intricate plot reaches a satisfying conclusion, despite the reader’s credulity being stretched from time to time. It is the introduction of multiple themes that gives this intriguing book such sparkle. The socio/historical background is painted with a variety of sharp images including ratting, training corsets, treatment of domestic staff and of left-handed children, and afterdeath photography. The reaction to the publication of Darwin’s, ‘On the Origin of Species’, produces a “crackle of fear”, and the world “shuddered like a boat running aground”. It is the role of women in Victorian England, however, that perhaps provides the greatest interest from a modern perspective. “Listen, Faith, a girl cannot be brave, or clever, or skilled as a boy can”, pronounces her father. Faith is clearly aware of her erudition: from the age of nine she has started to make sense of her father’s books. It is not surprising that she should feel such frustration, weeping at the craniometrist’s assertion that “the larger the skull, the larger the brain, and the greater the intelligence…the male skull is larger showing it to be the throne of intellect.” Trebetherick Anti-Alzheimers Book

Club (average age c.75) found plenty to discuss in this gripping work, and were united in commending the ingenuity of the story. 12-year old Lucy Baxter, would recommend the book “to anyone who likes adventure and mystery”, but felt that this is not suitable for children under her age. “It can be hard to follow and aspects of certain characters could be quite confusing”. She did , however, focus perceptively on Faith’s mother, Myrtle, “whose sweet smile is a hidden trick to aid her in bending people to her will”, and on Faith’s 6-year old brother, Howard, who is “persistent with his curiosity, never pleased with vague answers to his queries”. Unsurprisingly, and pleasingly, Lucy concentrates mainly on Faith, not much older than herself. “She loves Science and secrets: she is clever and curious about the world around her; mysteries call to her and she thrives from answering them”. In “traditional and sexist Victorian England”, however, “there was a hunger in her, and girls were not supposed to be hungry”. Lucy concluded that the book would be “better for teenagers and adults”, although she admitted that her extensive reading has enabled her to “develop [her] capability to understand difficult language”.

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Anna’s Story Anna Alexander - First editor of Link. As a tribute to Anna, who recently passed away, we thought it appropriate to repeat her story. It was first published in Link issues 173 and 174 in 2010. It seems a lifetime ago since I moved from Surrey to New Polzeath in the spring of 1981, shortly after which I was chosen to create and edit the [then] St Minver Link parish magazine.

I hope that some of them are now writing for Link.

Fortunate to have come to Cornwall at the relatively Armed with little more than young age of Anna in garden with bass 1988. enthusiasm and a 2nd hand forty, those computer-typewriter whose early years were due to offshore netting, by the ribbons were a drain on the in a way blighted by the road nineties one was lucky to catch magazines resources, the most accident that had precipitated even a single fish. urgent task involved calling on my departure from Surrey, when I local traders, persuading them realized I could no longer pursue I’ll never forget catching my very first bass, just below the to advertise and thus, provide my career there. There followed Atlantic House Hotel. In the revenue for the magazine’s six years of stressful accident evenings I would sometimes production. Link’s efficient litigation, influencing my state secretary, Helen Richards (now of mind and objectivity. Looking pop into the hotel, which wasn’t yet open for the season. On this Helen Rawe), gave valuable back, I regret that Link’s early particular night, I burst excitedly support as we scouted for issues bore more than a hint of contributors. Among them was what was going on in the editor’s into the bar, holding up my the unforgettable Edgar Anstey, personal life, but on balance, the fish for all to see. Still clad in waders and covered with sand, whose book reviews could have appreciation and support of its graced the pages of any National many subscribers, and the quality I must have looked a sight! To my astonishment the bar was newspaper or magazine, and of the contributions make me Eleanor Inglefield, writer and proud to have been the creator of full, the Atlantic having opened local resident, whose mother what must now be the best Parish that very day! The look of shock horror on the faces of the hotel’s was the youngest sister of the magazine ever. first visitors said it all, and the composer Frederick Delius. There will be those who still manager, the late Graham Tilman, There were many gifted remember my passion for fishing. was not amused! contributors; some sadly no Many a night was spent on Sometimes my catch was so longer with us. At first, the Polzeath beach, while the rest heavy that I had to make two magazine consisted of just a few of the world slept! In the early pages. The input from children 1980’s, it wasn’t unusual to catch trips from the beach, up the 140 odd steps to Atlantic Terrace and was delightful, and from its seven or more bass in a single home. No wonder I was slim in poetry page there emerged a night, ranging from two to nine number of children who routinely pounds. My biggest ever catch those days! One could freeze asked for help with their poems. was almost 14 lbs (6.3 kg), but enough fish to last the whole Visit our website -


year; some fish were so big that I had to put them in the bath for what remained of the night, and when my children woke in the morning, they always made a beeline for the bath to see what Mum had caught. They were rarely disappointed! Due to spinal problems, beach casting eventually became too physically challenging, and as I’d always yearned to fish from a boat, in my 60th year [1999] I decided to move to the south coast, and without any marine experience whatever, bought a fishing launch, learnt what I needed to know, and for three blissful years ventured miles out to sea, frequently alone, and fished to my heart’s content. Those who thought me crazy were probably right!

Anna with bass in the Bait Bunker, Wadebridge 1996. German professor and widower, whose attentions I only managed to escape by inventing a UKbased lover who became as much a part of the ship as Klaus!

bombed and captured by the Japanese, and then became the biggest Army and Navy HQ in the South Pacific. Commanded by Japanese admiral Isoroku Yamomoto, who planned the Of the many wonderful countries attacks on Pearl Harbour and visited for the purpose of Midway, it was the main base delivering and re-loading cargo, In 2003, I concluded that of Japanese military and naval none captured my imagination however wonderful my time activity during the Pacific War. more than Rabaul, in Papua New Miles of tunnels were carved out in Cornwall had been in many Guinea. Our dawn approach into of volcanic ash as shelters from respects, something important Simpson Harbour, alongside was missing; there were goals the allied forces; for storage of yet to be achieved and dreams Mt Tavurvur, the active volcano military craft and equipment, and to fulfil. The time had come to towering overhead, was truly for allied prisoners, many of who venture beyond the ‘known’ and awesome. were slain by the Japanese. In face new challenges. One dream 1943, en route to an inspection Ash and debris belched skyward was to circumnavigate the globe tour of the Solomon Islands, every few minutes - a once in on a cargo ship via the South Yamomoto died when his Pacific, so taking courage in both a lifetime photo opportunity! transport plane was shot down hands I sold both home and boat Once a premier commercial and by an American fighter plane. and did just that! But dreams are travel destination, Rabaul was built on the edge of the flooded More than sixty years later, the often at odds with reality! caldera of a larger volcano, which wreckage of military aircraft that The ship’s all-Russian crew spoke after several previous eruptions, crashed into the dense jungle around Rabaul continue to be little or no English. Having been finally destroyed the town in discovered. Other wrecked planes told that there would be eleven 1994, reducing it to the surreal other passengers, imagine my moonscape it is today. The town litter the outskirts of the jungle, dismay upon finding myself itself was relocated further along where ash-covered children play and beg to be photographed. the only female passenger, the island. The wrecks of many war ships hotly pursued by the only other In 1942, Rabaul was heavily passenger; an ancient randy and merchant vessels still lie in


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the deep Pacific waters around Rabaul. The diving is spectacular. Three months aboard a cargo ship passes very slowly. Apart from meals in the Master’s dining room, you are left pretty much alone, mindful of the fact that you are on a working ship. Thankfully, there were many educational trips to the bridge, throughout the ship and ashore, and one had a comfortable and spacious cabin. There was ample time for writing and photography. Highlights included many hours on deck reading, listening to music and reflecting upon Life while gazing at the Pacific Ocean. I somehow imagined there would be an endless variety of marine life to see, but amazingly, I saw more in my little fishing boat in Cornwall than during the entire voyage! Offloading and reloading cargo was fascinating, as were the almost daily warnings of piracy in the Pacific. While in the most dangerous zones, powerful water jets were directed seaward from the ship, preventing pirates from coming too close. On returning to England in November 2003, I spent Christmas on the magical island of Grenada in the Caribbean, fell in love with and bought my current home, finally moving there at the end of July 2004.

needless to say on September 7th 2004, the island was devastated by Category Five hurricane Ivan, followed by Category Four hurricane Emily 10 months later. Hurricane Ivan was terrifying, inflicting not only severe damage to my uninsured villa, but I almost bled to death when French windows blew in on me. Hurricane Emily did little damage to the south of the island, where I live. Six years on, beautiful Grenada, the last un-spoilt Caribbean island, with its beautiful twin harbours and friendly people, has made a miraculous recovery, and is once again vibrant with colour and optimism. Following hurricane Ivan, ten months was to pass before the villa’s huge shingle roof was replaced, prior to which many a night was spent pumping out rain which poured in torrents through worn tarpaulins and plastic sheeting. It took a hurricane to ensure that I’ll never again take a roof, water or

electricity for granted. Even those in a better position to carry out structural repairs were frustrated by lack of materials and a reliable, skilled work force, which was swallowed up by the larger commercial projects. The humble house owner was largely at the mercy of a ‘cowboy’ work force, and repairs often had to be redone several times, which proved stressful and expensive. While hurricane Ivan raged across Grenada, in a tiny village a few miles away, a handsome Grenadian guy lay in a foot of water under his bed, his roof having blown off. At the same time, I was bleeding from a deep cut to my wrist. Roads were impassable. Even I was impressed by how calmly I applied a tourniquet, and when I could bear to look at my wound, stitched it together by dim torchlight! Surgery to rejoin a partially severed nerve unfortunately failed, but I count myself lucky to be alive, for instead of a cut vein, a cut artery

Wrecked 1942 aircraft on Rabaul.

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would have resulted in a swift demise. Numb with shock after the hurricane, the damage to home and possessions was so devastating that I couldn’t think about the future, let alone a happy one. It was a question of surviving from hour to hour and day to day. The contents of a 40ft container had only just been delivered. Having survived a three thousand mile journey by sea, 550 soggy cardboard boxes lay sprawled and sagging all around the villa; many of the remaining contents were damaged, but what struck home more forcibly than the loss of possessions was the fact that I still had the gift of life.

‘bleeding English woman’ came together and stayed together! Miraculously, the hurricane which brought disaster also brought unexpected joy. Boo [Donnis] originally came to check the villa’s electrical system to see if power could be restored, and a relationship which began with a shared trauma soon blossomed into love. There are many years between us, so it was a giant leap of faith for us both, but we are happy.

before crash-diving into the bay for fish. We have young mango, avocado, soursop, orange and lime trees in the garden, and a never-ending supply of tomatoes and rocket; the latter is virtually unheard of here. Grenada is incredibly fertile.

Having failed to find a soul mate-come fishing companion in Cornwall, somewhat late in the day I hit the jackpot! Boo shares my passion for angling, but with a difference. In Cornwall you don Attempts to repair our home woolies, wellies and sweaters in have been soul destroying, but order to fish at night, but in the progress has been made, albeit Caribbean we sink bare toes into painfully slowly. We had no hot soft warm sand, take picnics onto water for two years, and were the beach, and occasionally have obliged to live in chaos for much been known to lie down beside longer, but at last we have a our fishing rods while waiting beautiful home. Our garden leads for the promising twitch of a rod onto a little bay where we snorkel tip, only to fall asleep beneath a and attempt to catch our own canopy of stars! lobsters - easier said than done! The once-familiar curlew, seagull It often feels strange to be living the life I should have led thirty and skylark synonymous with years ago; but I’ve never been Cornwall, have been replaced happier, and recently something by osprey, pelicans and frigate birds, which hover above the villa wonderful happened to

Deciding what to do first was nigh impossible. The only dry space beneath what remained of my leaking roof was a 10’x 10’ oven-hot area shared with rats, mice, poisonous centipedes and other larger, orphaned creatures which scuttled across creaking rafters at night in search of Donnis and Anna. food. I was alone, without help, electricity or water. I took to begging the owners of passing vehicles, or anyone I happened to bump into, for tarpaulins or help, but there was little of either to be had. My greatest dread was rain. Looking back I don’t know how I coped, but cope I did. At first there was no infrastructure to speak of, so most Grenadians lost their jobs. Many tried to find work privately, and this is how the lives of the ‘handsome Grenadianunder-his-bed’ and the


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Gardening made easy by Nick Bacon

Grasses for the Garden Most gardeners have a grass lawn or an area of turf in their gardens, but there is also a wonderful array of ornamental grasses that can be used in borders. Grasses are very architectural plants with arching or upright stems, feathery or tufted flower heads and subtly shaded seed heads. Ornamental grasses are easy to grow and bring constant movement and grace to the garden as well as soothing sounds as they rustle in the wind. Many grasses will remain attractive well into autumn and winter.

and once established can spread over a large area. Before planting, it is a good idea to incorporate plenty of well rotted organic matter in dry soils to ensure moisture retention. Heavier clay soils need coarse grit dug in, to improve drainage. Grasses require little further attention apart from cutting down old foliage, where needed, in early spring. What is a grassy plant? Touch of Grandeur: Ornamental grasses include Tall perennial grasses several groups of grasssuch as slightly like plants. True grasses arching helictotrichon include lawn grasses; they sempervirens, decoratively may be annual or perennial leaved miscanthus sinensis and most have flower zebrinus and silvery heads formed of many plumed stipa gigantica will tiny flowers in clusters or bring a touch of grandeur spikes. Many are vigorous to the herbaceous border. Visit our website -

Annual ornaments: The white fluffy head of hares tail grass are a great visual asset, dancing on slender 30cm (12inch) stems in a flower bed from June to September while Agrostis nebulosa can be planted to surround bright annuals with showers of tiny florets. The most ungainly squirrel tail barley (hordeum jubatum) waves feathery flower heads from June to August and pearl grass, which reaches 46cm (18inch) high, rustles pendent silver green heart shaped spikelets from May to July.

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window boxes for a summer display. Sow pearl grasses with golden pot marigolds, French marigolds and Californian poppies.

Make the right choice: Grass shades: overall leaf colours or variegation such as cross banding or stripes make dramatic contributions to the garden scene. Blue: Festuca glauca, Koeleria glauca, Sesleria caerulea. Red: (especially in Autumn): Carex buchanii, Imperata sylinclrica ‘rubra’ Panicum virgatum rubrum,

Stipa arundlinacea ‘autumn tints’. White: Glyceria maxima var variegata, Miscanthus sinensis variegatus, Phalaris arundlinacea var picta picta. Yellow: Hakonechloa macra ‘aureola’, Spartina pectinata aureomarginata.

Quick Division In early spring lift a cluster of ornamental grass roots, divide into smaller clusters of three or four. Plant into terracotta pots using a good multi purpose compost with plenty of grit for drainage. Water regularly until autumn

then plant out. Leaving grasses uncut during winter provides a much needed food source. The seeds for birds, beneficial insects such as beetles also like to shelter in the bases of the grasses until spring. The more one gardens the more one learns and the more one learns the more one realizes how little one knows I suppose the whole of life is like that! Coming in the next issue: Preparing herbaceous borders for the new season.

Anna’s Story - continued from page 60 complete that happiness. Raised pretty much as an orphan, I always regretted not having a brother; there was just my sister and me, separated in infancy. When I eventually located her in 2003, I learnt that she had just died. On a recent trip to the UK, I received a letter from a man who’d been researching my father on the internet, which in turn led him to me. He had even visited the village in Somerset where my father once lived, and seemed to know a lot about him. Perhaps it was only wishful thinking, but putting two and two together, I made an optimistic 102! When he


eventually telephoned, I asked, very much tongue in cheek “Are you by any chance my brother?” “Yes! I am!” he replied. There are no words to describe the euphoria I felt at that moment. We met soon afterwards, and there was no question that he was my brother, because he is the image of our father. At 49 years old and 6’ 6” tall, my newly found kid brother is a handsome giant! We increasingly discover that we are uncannily alike. A surveyor by profession; Yorkshire man and only child by adoption, we bring a joyous dimension to each other’s lives. This has to be one of the best ‘better-late-than-

never’ stories ever! However golden this autumn of life, and however beautiful the surroundings, there are many frustrations and little time for leisure. Grenada is after all a Third World country, and the frustrations are to a great extent redeemed by her incredible topography, attractive people, sunny climate and quaintness; in the afternoon everyone greets each other with Goodnight! I still think wistfully of north Cornwall. Maybe one day I’ll return, but in the meantime I wish old friends and acquaintances the very best of health and happiness.

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Parliamentary Update from Scott Mann MP export and I want to work with North Cornwall businesses to tie up those links with other countries who wish to import our goods.

The final week of Parliament before the summer recess saw some important votes and meetings take place before MPs headed back to their constituencies for a few weeks.


Trident As promised in our election manifesto, we held a vote to renew Trident. The current programme runs until around 2030, and due to the extensive planning and re-sourcing that needs to be done, a vote had to be taken this year.

In August, I went along to the annual Launceston Show to meet with the NFU, agricultural businesses and food producers. Despite the odd bit of rain, the show was very good and I had constructive discussions with farmers in the NFU tent.

Rightly, they are concerned Although MPs, including myself, about a post-Brexit future, and it’s vital that we get clarity from voted overwhelmingly to renew our nuclear deterrent, it’s the Government for a ‘British Agricultural Policy’ to address important to also note that the subsidies, sustainability, skills same motion included a caveat and promoting British produce to reduce our nuclear stockpile by the mid-2020s. This means we at home and abroad as we remain committed to multilateral draft trade deals with other economies. disarmament while having an effective deterrent. Farmers have my full support and

the water cleaner for South West Water. This level of investment, which would be difficult to get from a bank, means the farmer can modernise their farm, become more productive and self-sufficient and help the environment. Broad band The Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee also published its report on “Establishing world-class connectivity throughout the UK”, concluding that BT must invest more into its Openreach division which oversees the installation and maintenance of cables.

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I will be their voice in Parliament.

My South West colleague and recently appointed International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, held a meeting with MPs to outline what the goals are for him and his new department.

Sticking with farming, after the Show I met with South West Water and the Westcountry Rivers Trust to learn more about their Upstream Thinking project, which aims to clean up our rivers by changing the way farmland is used upriver.

BT say that investment is 30 per cent higher than two years ago, but the Committee still argue that more needs to be done. This year the Government will also bring forward its Digital Economy Bill which will introduce a statutory obligation of at least 10Mbps for every household.

We visited one farm near Werrington which, through match funding from South West Water, has built new slurry pits to stop it washing into the Ottery River. Not only does this help the wildlife, but it also makes

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poetry and maybe even St Minver Senior Circle recite some yourself. An Every other Tuesday 10.30 Aquafit evening of amusement and am - noon; Rock Methodist Wednesdays, 9.15 am – 10.15 thoughtfulness hosted by Church. Cost £1 to include am; Wadebridge Leisure the Pendoggett Poetry Club. light refreshments; 01208 Centre, 01208 814 980, Wadebridge@tempusleisure. Poets Pot Luck is served from 869427. 6pm, a meal with vegetarian St Minver Short Mat Bowls Cost £5.20. alternative. Tuesdays and Fridays 6.45 Badminton Pilates pm –9 pm; Lingham Hall (St Mondays and Thursdays, 8 Thursdays and Fridays, 9.30 Minver Primary School). Cost pm - 9.30 pm; Wadebridge am - 12.30 pm and Fridays; 6 £2 (including tea and biscuits). Leisure Centre, 01208 pm - 7 pm; Perceval Institute. First two sessions free and 814 980, wadebridge@ Contact Sarah Graham Tel equipment is provided. Cost 07984 617632. St Minver Highlands Parish adult £3.90, child £2.70. Pityme Lunch Club Council Circuit Training Council meetings second Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5.15 2nd Wednesday of every Month, 12 noon for 12.30; Tuesday of each month; pm – 6.15 pm; Wadebridge Pityme Inn, Rock. A social Perceval Institute. Leisure Centre, 01208 gathering with a two course 814 980, wadebridge@ St Minver Lowlands Parish set lunch for £10 including tea Council Cost or coffee. To attend contact £5.20. Council meetings first Monday Janet Heath 01208 863884 or of the month except August, Country Market John Warn 01208 862510 by 7.30 pm; Council Chamber Thursdays, 8.40 am – 12.30 the preceding Sunday. Rock Methodist Chapel. pm; Wadebridge Town Hall. Rock Gig Rowing Club Planning meetings are held Contact Mrs Jasper 01208 Wednesdays from 5.30 pm; 850796. on the third Monday of each Rock Lifeboat Station; info@ month, except December. Keep Fit Class with Julia for more Treglown information. Senior Circle Short Mat Wednesdays 10 – 11 am; Bowls Roller Disco Perceval Institute Mondays, 2 pm – 4 pm; Saturdays (every second Painting Classes The Rock Institute. Cost £1 one) 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays (includes tea & biscuits). All Wadebridge Leisure Centre, (not all – see website), 10 am – 2 pm; Old Cattle Market 01208 814 980, wadebridge@ equipment provided. Cost St Minver Silver Band Car Park, Wadebridge - £3 £4.50, 50p skate hire. to park all day. Create your Concert every Tuesday evening own painting under the on Polzeath beach from St Minver Brownies guidance of artist Tracey second Tuesday in June until Wednesdays 6 - 7.30 pm; Hunter. Cost £30 includes Guide Hut, Trewint Lane, Rock. early September (weather canvas and all materials. permitting). Senior Band Contact Kathy Hore 01208 Complete beginners welcome. 862340 for more information. Rehearsal Nights - Tuesdays Booking essential. www. 7.30 to 9.30 pm and Thursdays St Minver Messy Church for full 1st Saturday in the month 7 pm to 8 pm. Training Band details. 9 am - 12.30 pm; Perceval Rehearsal Night - Thursdays Pendoggett Poetry Evenings Institute. Light breakfast, 6 pm to 7 pm;Contact 01208 Come and listen to some crafts and a bible story. 814170 / 0780 7913948. 64 We welcome local stories and photographs.


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 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.Free.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.

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


Jethro Jackson Exhibition Thursday September 1 to Tuesday September 6; Rock Institute. Rock Pool Ramble! Friday September 2, 12pm to 2pm; Polzeath Marine Centre, PL27 6TA. Join marine experts, Polzeath: see page 20. Nick Reader Exhibition Wednesday September 6 to Thursday September13; Rock Institute. Hay Rake at Lundy Bay – National Trust Saturday September 10; 10 am – 2 pm; Lundy Bay: see page 24. Gwyngala Exhibition Wednesday September 14 to Wednesday September 21; Rock Institute. Polzeath Mega Beach Clean Saturday September 17, 3pm; Polzeath Marine Centre: see page 20 Tree Party Poem Event Saturday September 17; Children’s Hpspice South West; see page 21. Coastal Challenge Saturday September 24, 5 65

1 7.30 pm; National Trust, Moonlight Memory Walk October 21 – 23; St Endellion Saturday October 1, Pentire Head: see page 23 Church: see page 22. Falmouth;The Little Harbour Amadou Diagne & Group Abbie Searle Exhibition Children’s Hospice : see page Yakar Thursday September 22 to 16 Sunday September 25; Rock Friday October 21, 7.30pm; St Baked Potato Lunch Institute. Endellion Church: see page 22. Wednesday October 5, 12.30 Wild Willy Barrett’s French Budapest Café Orchestra pm; Perceval Institute: see Saturday September 24, Connection page 19Jumble Sale 7.30pm; St Endllion Church: Saturday October 22, 8pm; St Saturday October 8, 2pm; Rock see page 22 Endellion Church: see page 22 Village Institute. Refreshments HalfTerm Rangers – National Janet Shearer Exhibition available. All welcome. Trust Tuesday September 25 to Wednesday October 26; 10am Fun Pink Golf Day Sunday September 30; Rock (Stableford) - 2pm: see page 23.. Institute. Sunday October 9, 12 noon Talk ‘The National Trust at Geology Rocks at Tintagel & Shotgun Start; Holywell Pentire Farm’ Course, St Enodoc Golf Club in Barras Nose Wednesday October 26; 7pm – aid of Cancer Research UK (St Wednesday October 26 ,10.30 8.30pm; Tubestation, Polzeath, Minver Branch)see page 16 am to 12.30 pm; National PL27 6TB. Find out what the Trust: see page 24Get Crafty! Andrew Jago Exhibition National Trust are doing at Wednesday October 26 ,10.30 Friday September 14 to Pentire Farm near Polzeath. am to 12.30 pm; Polzeath Sunday September 23; Rock No booking required. £2 per Marine Conservation Group; Institute. person or free to Polzeath Polzeath Marine Centre: see Cornwall Harp Centre Gala Marine Conservation Group page 18 Concert members. Further info 01208 Saturday October 14, 7.30pm; Talk ‘The National Trust at 863821 or sarahe.stevens@ St Endellion Church: see page 22. Pentire Farm’ Wednesday October 26, 7 BeachCare Beach Clean Life Drawing Exhibition Wednesday October 19, 9.30 pm. – 8.30 pm; Polzeath Friday September 30; Rock am; Polzeath Beach: see page Marine Conservation Group; Institute. 18. Tubestation, PAolzeath: see October North Cornwall Book Festival page 18


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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

unday September 4th S 11am St Minver Parish Communion 3pm St Enodoc Evensong 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday September 11th 9.15am St Michael Holy Communion 11am St Minver All Age 3pm St Enodoc Evensong 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday September 18th 11am St Minver Parish Communion 3pm St Enodoc Evensong 6pm St Michael Evensong Saturday September 24th 6pm St Minver Songs of Praise Sunday September 25th 11am St Minver Harvest Festival 3pm St Enodoc Holy Communion 4pm St Michael Service. Remembering a loved one 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday October 2nd 11am St Minver Parish Communion 3pm St Enodoc Evensong 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday October 9th 9.15am St Michael Holy Communion 11am St Minver All Age 3pm St Enodoc Evensong 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday October 16th 11am St Minver Parish Communion 3pm St Enodoc Evensong 6pm St Michael Evensong Saturday October 22nd 6pm St Minver Songs of Praise Sunday October 23rd 11am St Minver All Age 3pm St Enodoc Holy Communion 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday October 30th 11am Rock Methodist Church United Service 3pm St Enodoc Holy Communion 6pm St Michael Evensong

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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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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 Ruth Varcoe)-----01208 862954 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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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!

Tregawne, Trebetherick, Wadebridge PL27 6SB T 01208 863349 E 78


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Coastal property sales and holiday letting specialists. ROCK Radley House, Rock Rd, PL27 6NW Tel: 01208 863322

Offices also in:

WADEBRIDGE, PADSTOW & CAMELFORD. Associated Park Lane Office: 0207 079 1412 79


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.

01208 862228

for bookings & information.

Beers, Wines and Spirits from St Austell Brewery

R Mears & Sons Chimney Sweeps Established over 30 years

Thorough vacuum & brush cleaning. Full CCtV investigations. Chimney linings, pots, cowlings & bird protection fitted. Solid fuel appliances, rayburns,woodburners and stoves installed and serviced. Fully insured.

Tel: 01840 261 221 Mob: 07737 533 392 81

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

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