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Polzeath - Rock - St Minver - Trebetherick - Wadebridge

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Domestic & Commercial Cleaning Professional Eco friendly carpet & upholstery cleaning (Holiday Properties, End of Tenancy, Clubs, Guest Houses, Car Upholstery and Caravans, Spring Cleans, End of Build cleans)

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Bespoke quality made to measure curtains and blinds (made in our own workrooms) Free Measuring and Fitting 17 Polmorla Walk, Wadebridge PL27 7NS 01208 814023

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Providers of Registered Nurses and Care Assistants to local organisations and private clients in Cornwall since 1998.

Nursefinders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Our range of support includes: • Supplying fully trained staff to Residential/Nursing homes.

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High-quality at Value Prices Many items at only £1, £1.50 and £1.99!

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Dip VTCT Qualified Member of BABTAC Silver SMA member

01208 880236 or 07775 728680

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ROCK ROAD TEL: 01208 862239

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Independent Family Funeral Directors

R. J. Bray & Son Lywydhyon Ynkleudhyas Teylu Anserghek

Bridge End, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 6BX (01208) 812626.

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Estate Agents Holiday Lettings Property Management Chartered Surveyors Architectural Services Valuations

ROCK . DAYMER . POLZEATH . PORT ISAAC Rock 01208 863206 Port Isaac 01208 880302 WWW.JOHNBRAY.CO.UK 9 Issue 211.indd 9

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

Phone: 01208 814681 email: solutions@t-h .co .uk www .t-h .co .uk

Trudgeon Halling, The Platt, Wadebridge, PL27 7AE

Farm Shop & Restaurant

Open Daily from 9 am Mid-February to end of December

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Tel 01208 880164

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Lingham Hall St Minver School

Community Hall and Gallery for Hire

Sports, Dances - Keep fit Shows - Parties - Meetings

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

01208 862496 (School Hours)



Piano Tuner & Technician 20 Years Experience St Minver

C L Tobin MPTA, HND 08708 740014

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

Nov 5 Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival NEW! Nov 18-21 Turkey & Tinsel to Weston-Super-Mare Bodmin MOT Centre Nov 26 Clarks Shopping Village at Group Travel Dec 18 Olympia Class 4, 5 and 7 Dec 18 Mousehole & Angarrack Trade enquiries invited Christmas Lights Jan 6 Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs 01208 77989 Theatre Royal Plymouth Prices and Booking Forms available on our website: www.grouptravelcoachhire.Com

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Ian’s Logs

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

Delivered within

01208 880849

and Kindling

20 mile radius of Wadebridge 01208 863404 07740 404850

M I R Mabley, Blake’s Keiro, St Minver

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

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

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Vivienne Fabrics


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

01208 813145

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

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Link Copy Dates

The Link Committee Chairman


01208 869120

Arts Editor



Barbara Le

Photographer Martin

01208 863705



01208 869636



01208 862067



01208 851052


Ann Jeal, Pat Crank.

To Contribute Editorial

Send editorial contributions or photographs to us using: Email: Website: Post: Swallows Rest, Port Quin Cross, Wadebridge PL27 6RD Please note that the St Minver Link Committee reserves the right to alter, edit or reject contributions.

To Receive Link by Post

Visit or contact David Topliffe, 01208 869636 2 Greenbanks Rd, Rock, Cornwall PL27 6NB

(next copy date is in bold italic type)

Issue Publication Copy Date Date Spring March 1 February 1 Summer June 1 May 1 Autumn Sept 1 August 1 Winter Dec 1 November 1

St Minver Link is a not-forprofit community magazine produced by volunteers. The Link committee do not necessarily agree with opinions expressed by contributors. Any funds in excess of those needed to produce the magazine are given to local good causes. The cover artwork based on an original design by John Hewitt with paintings by Roy Ritchie.

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Issue 211 November/December 2016

St Minver

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


Contents Around and about


St Minver Church Fete Raises ÂŁ4,000 . . . . 16 Catherine Mary Bailey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Trebeherick & Polzeath Womens Institute Closes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Link Editor Resigns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 New Treasurer needed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Enid Price (NĂŠe Wozencroft) . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Regular Items We will remember them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Only four issues of Link next year . . . . . . . 17 Featured Artist: Deborah Mitchel . . . . . . . 28 Calling all music lovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Seasonal Fashion Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 St Minver Probus Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Fitness Tips from Charlie Francis . . . . . . . . 33 Wadebridge Choral Society . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Interior Design - Kitchens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Cancer Research UK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Brain Gym . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 St Enodoc Golf Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Country Diary from Cobb Cottage . . . . . . 48 Wadebridge Netball Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Book Review - Doom Watch . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Tracey Nash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Gardening mad easy Chris Treglown Foundation fund . . . . . . . . 22

The Herbaceous Border . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Polzeath Christmas Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Parliamentary Update - Scott Mann . . . . . 55 The Transformation of Polzeath

Neighbourhood Development Plan . . . . . 56

Marine Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 St Minver Lowlands Parish Council . . . . . . 56 Jess Memorial Surf Contest . . . . . . 38 and 53 Church Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Cornwall Wildlife Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Local Telephone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Chair Fitness Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 and 54 The Link Events Diary . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Visit our website - Issue 211.indd 15

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St Minver Church Fete Raises £4,000

The Rev Elizabeth Wild opened the Church Fete in August which is held on the Cricket Field by kind permission of the Cricket Club. It was a happy occasion of family fun. Bargains were there to be snapped up at the stalls and local produce and plants to be bought. Tea and home made cakes were served at the Perceval Institute. The BBQ, which was supplied and operated by the Pityme Inn, was very popular. The Cricket Club opened their bar. The afternoon was made complete by the musical entertainment of the St Minver Silver Band. A good time appeared to be had by all, including the ex-prime Minister and his family, and a sum of £4,000 was raised to help maintain the three lovely Churches in this parish. Many thanks to so many people who help make this event happen and not least to Brian Gisbourne, the Fete co-ordinator, who worked so hard before, during and after the Fete. A special thanks this year is due to Allan Solley, who remade our ‘Orange Bomber’ (the old one being beyond repair!). Dawn Lawrence 16 Issue 211.indd 16

Trebetherick & Polzeath Womens Institute Closes

Our local WI has closed. Diminishing membership, difficulties in filling vacant positions on the committee and an ever increasing membership fee are the main reasons. During their many years of operation the WI have accrued a sum of money, thought to be substantial, that will now be held in suspension for three years in accordance with the WI constitution. If another WI is formed in the area within three years, it can claim this fund. If not the money will be absorbed by the National WI. Polzeath WI was founded in 1933 and Trebetherick WI in 1954. The two merged to form Trebetherick and Polzeath in 2007 (See Link 153, March/April 2007, page 45). It is sad that the parish will no longer be able to benefit from the various charity fund raising events that the WI organised including the WI Christmas Fair - a popular event enjoyed by many, particularly children. WI President, Pam Curtis, said. “It’s very sad. We leave Trebetherick and Polzeath WI with a host of very fond memories of fun, laughter, milestone events, care in the community and lifelong friendships forged over 62 years.” Someone reading this may like to have a go and start a new WI group?

Link Editor Resigns

Kerensa Beer-Robson has resigned as editor of Link. Kerensa said that, sadly, she just does not have the time now to do Link justice because she is studying for a degree as well as meeting a host of family and other committments. Kerensa joined the Link committee about eight years ago and was appointed editor 2013. The Link Committee thank Kerensa for her work on Link and wish her every success for the future and good luck with her degree.

Treasurer Needed

The Friends of St Minver’s Churches are struggling to find someone willing to take over as Treasurer on our Trustees Committee. If you think you might be interested in finding out more about us or the vacancy, please call Brian Gisbourne ( Chairman) 869315 or Dawn Lawrence ( Secretary) 869084, we would love to hear from you. Dawn Lawrence We welcome local stories and photographs. 19/10/2016 11:03:27

Remember - Only four issues of ‘Link’ will be published in 2017 The Next Issue is our Spring issue that will be published on March 1 We need more people with the relevant skills to help us Link that only four issues of publishing six issues every out. The job is voluntary but Link will be published next year but we would need fun and you will be helping your help to achieve that. year. In reality, we would to raise money for local good causes. We need an Publication Copy Date Editor, Advertising Manager, Date Graphics Artist, Local Events/ Spring March 1 February 1 Diary Editor and someone (March-May) to look after and ensure the Summer June 1 May 1 accuracy of the Telephone (June – August) Numbers page. If you join Autumn September 1 August 1 us you will have a say in (September – November) the future direction of the Winter December 1 November 1 magazine and influence on (December - February which causes we support. We announced in the last

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Calling All Music Lovers

National Trust

Christmas Scrub Bash

Amateur musicians, lapsed players and anyone over 16 who loves music, now is your chance to pick up an instrument, and be part of an orchestra that does not take itself too seriously. The Seriously AwEful Sinfonia (SAS) welcomes anyone over 16 who loves music. We rehearse every term time Monday Pentire Head evening at Camelford Hall from 7.15 pm to 9.15 pm (the Saturday December 10 subscription is only £20 per term). 10 am to 2 pm We need new members in all sections, string, woodwind, brass Join the rangers on Pentire and sax and percussion/timpani. There is no minimum grade Head near Polzeath for for entry. If you are wondering whether you could enjoy being a festive scrub bash part of our music-making, why not come along to Camelford overlooking Padstow Bay. Hall to listen on a Monday evening at 7pm. We’ll be clearing invasive scrub to promote greater If you decide to try us out, there is no audition, just bring your biodiversity and cooking a instrument and music stand and join in. We have a trumpet jacket potato lunch on the and two violins to lend to anyone who would like to join but bonfire. Mince pies included. has no instrument. Fancy dress encouraged! See what makes us tick and read our story on our website: Booking essential and for more info 01208 863821 and on Facebook or contact me:jenny@ or email tom.sparkes@ 01208 862795/07711555004. Jenny Oaten Visit our website - 17 Issue 211.indd 17

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The North Cornwall Cluster of Churches

Seeing More Clearly with the Eyes of Love

A service comprising a liturgy of Voices based on Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

St Minver Church Saturday Nov 5 6pm Created by Paul Fiddes Professor of Systematic Theology in the University of Oxford Everyone Welcome

National Trust

Scrub ‘n’ Spuds

Epphaven Cove Saturday November 12 10am to 2 pm Join the rangers at Epphaven Cove near Polzeath, for a few hours clearing invasive scrub to promote greater biodiversity. We’ll cook you up a jacket potato lunch on the bonfire. Booking essential and for more info 01208 863821 or email tom.sparkes@ 18 Issue 211.indd 18

St Minver Probus Club Our speaker at our September meeting, Sarah Stevens - a National Trust Ranger, was described by two members as ‘fantastic. The talk by was not fantasy at all and a large number of really interesting facts about bats, most eloquently presented. Sarah claimed to be “no expert”, but a few minutes proved her wrong! This was one real expert, at least compared to her audience, which is what mattered today. She kept us enthralled from beginning to end, and if you asked me how long she spoke for, I would have no idea. We learnt (among many other things) that bats were contemporary with the dinosaurs (which, fortunately for us humans, did not survive!), that among 1,200 species world-wide, 18 are resident in to the UK. One species consists of one lonely male awaiting a mate from the continent. (60 million years, and they still haven’t got internet dating) Cornwall’s climate (you know, warm and rather wet) is ideal, so bats are prolific here. Did you know that they are the only flying mammal? That they can see perfectly well, but are active at night because insects, their food-source, are about after dark because they prefer not to tangle with swallows, who hunt the same food. That the Brown Long-eared Bat hunts using a hearing system so acute that he can hear a moth flapping its wings. And they have developed a personalised echo-location system that we humans can only dream of. (but then, we have only been going for a few thousand years) Bats give birth to one very heavy ‘pup ‘ a year. Pups stay in a crèche while their parents eat out and some precocious species mate during their first year. They echo-locate using a frequency just above our range, but apparently some young children can hear them. Their calls can be extremely loud (130 decibells), but to protect their super-acute hearing they can switch off their ears when performing. (now that would be a useful trick) However, we humans are ahead of them in one respect – we have invented a machine that reduces the frequency of their calls, so we can actually hear them! Sadly, bats have not yet developed a cat-avoidance system (so please keep your cat in at night), and indeed we heard of many other dangers they face that are not obvious to us underevolved humans (for example, sticky fly-paper!). Some species have declined by 90 per cent in recent years (due to intensive agriculture and development). Bats are very useful in controlling insects and their roosts are protected by law. These can be in unexpected places, such as cracks in trees, and surprisingly small, as pipistrelle bats, with wings closed, are the size of a match-box. Tony Priest We welcome local stories and photographs. 19/10/2016 11:03:27

Wadebridge Choral Society Builds on Success

Cancer Research UK St Minver Branch

Grand Christmas Market

Rock Sailing & Water Ski Club Wednesday November 23 10am to 12 Noon Above: The Choral Society at St Minver, Christmas 2015. Rehearsals for the Society’s Christmas Concert on aim to build on the undoubted success of the Spring and Summer concerts earlier this year. The concert will take place at St Minver Church on Saturday December 17th at 7.30pm. Tickets will be available from the Wadebridge Bookshop, members of the Choir and on the door. The concert will follow the traditional format with a major work and carols for the Choir and for the audience to join in. And, of course, mince pies and mulled wine. The major work this year will be ‘Where Icicles Hang ...’ composed by the ever-popular John Rutter. As with all his works it will be full of delightful music, easy to enjoy. There will also be Holsts’s ‘Christmas Day’, carols for the Choir and carols for the audience to join in.The conductor will be Director of Music Nicholas Danks and the accompanist the ever-reliable Jo Naylor. Meanwhile, more about the Choir is on the website www. on Facebook www. facebook/wadebridgechoral.

Entrance £2 to include coffeeand mince pie. Everyone Welcome

St Minver Computer Club

A meeting of the club will be held at Blue Ridge, Polzeath, at 10.30 on the following dates; November 10 & 24, December 1& 15 For details ring: David Short 01208 862568

Cancer Research UK (St Minver Branch) We are very pleased to announce that £3,350 was raised at the Charity Fun Golf Day held at St Enodoc Golf Club. A big thank you to all our sponsors, to those who donated the prizes for the raffle and the competition. Many thanks also to St. Enodoc Golf Club and all the golfers for their support. I would also like to say a big thank you to all our heplers and people who donated goods to our jumble sale in October. We are delighted to have raised £650 at this event. Visit our website - Issue 211.indd 19

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St Enodoc Golf Club

It has been a busy time at St Enodoc Golf Club, September is always popular with members and visitors alike. The Ernie Goodman Trophy is played each September over 36 holes with the Goodman Trophy presented for the best nett score and the Rachel Biddle Trophy awarded for the best gross of the day. It is an Order of Merit even for the Cornwall Golf Union and several of the County Stars were on hand. Matt Richards from West Cornwall, Josh Greenaway from Bowood, Rob McGregor from Tehidy Park and Conor Wilson from Perranporth were in the mix. At the end of play on a very long day, the winner was Ben Castillo-Bernaus from Sunningdale with a nett score of 140. The winner of the Rachel Biddle Trophy with a combined gross score of 147 was Rob MacGregor, winning on countback over Conor Wilson. September is also the time for the Club Championships which were held on September 17th and 18th. 72 men played on Saturday in the 18-hole medal that comprised the Woodcote Park Cup for best nett score as well as the first round of the Magor Gold Medal, which is the Club Championship 36-hole medal played off scratch. Some very good scores were returned and the winner was Keith Thompson with a fine nett 65. In second place was Colin Reynolds with 68 and in third was Steve Buse on 69. Joe Cruse had the best gross score on Saturday with a level-par 69. 20 players returned on Sunday morning to complete the Magor Gold Medal and to try to improve on their Saturday efforts for best 36-hole nett score as well. Winning the Magor Gold Medal for the fifth time was Joe Cruse, who shot another 69 – making his total 36-hole gross score 138. Josh Greenway was second best in the scratch 20 Issue 211.indd 20

prizes with a gross 143. Joe’s efforts were good enough to win him the best nett prize as well in a countback over Colin Reynolds, nett score for 36 holes of 142. The Ladies also played a 36 Hole Medal over the two days for the Ladies Championship Cup. The best Gross Score and Ladies Club Champion was Kath Biddle with a score of 176 ahead of Suzie Willmott who was runner up with a gross score of 179. The best Nett score and winner of the Centenary Trophy was Bev Vann with a nett score of 157. Pauline Meredith and Trudy Tremain were presented with the Barbara Wills Trophy for improving their rounds by 8 shots from round 1 to round 2. Always keen for golf, whatever the weather the Ladies also hosted their Ladies Open on Tuesday 13th September. Despite heavy rain in the morning, 29 teams of 3 ladies turned up to participate in the Ladies Open competition. Whilst the first teams out had to contend with the heavy rain for the first few holes, the weather finally cleared to provide better conditions for the later tee times. One of the first teams out managed to post a good score despite the weather but then had a long wait to see if they could hold on to their lead. As it happened, a later team did come in with the same score but the early birds managed to hold out with a better back nine and a well deserved win! The winners were from Perranporth – Hilary Pryor, Niki Wraight & Vicky Lee-Comyn with 74 points (back nine 38). To finish off the month, the ever popular Open Mixed Greensomes was played on the final Sunday. 120 pairs from around the country entered the competition and enjoyed what turned out to be a dry but windy day. The winners were Brian & Yvonne Medlam from Saunton Sands Golf Club with 34 points. Nicola Reader

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Wadebridge Netball Club’s new season is underway

Tracey Nash

With the winter fast approaching Tuesday evenings are gearing up to be busy with the start of a new netball league season. Wadebridge Netball Club have two competitive teams in the Cornwall League this year, their first team Warriors, competing in Division 3 for the very first time and their second team, Wildcats, looking to secure promotion in Division 5. The Wildcats had their first home match on Tuesday 27th September and narrowly missed out on securing a win, losing 26-31, but it was a closely contested, great game. The club is very grateful to Home Furnishings Ltd of Wadebridge who generously sponsored this match. If any business would be interested in sponsoring future matches then please get in touch with the club ( For the first time this year Cornwall Netball are running a Social League and Wadebridge are please to be entering two teams. The club is growing and is going from strength to strength with around 30 players attending weekly training. As a result we are hoping to get a part time coach to develop the Club and its members further. To help fund this, and following on from its success earlier this year, the Club are holding another FUNdraising quiz night on Saturday 29th October at 7.30pm in the Churchill Bars, Wadebridge. Rob Moorcroft will be the Quizmaster and teams of up to four people are invited to attend, (£5 per person). Entries can be made at Bridge Sports. We look forward to welcoming any new members to the Club and are hoping for a great season of netball. Thanking you in anticipation for your continued support. To keep up to date with matches and photos, please like our facebook page Wadebridge Netball Club, follow us on Twitter & Instagram @wadenetball Visit our website - Issue 211.indd 21

Tracey Nash completed her run and made £210 for Cancer Research UK. (See Link 209, July/August 2017 page 17)

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

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The Chris Treglown Foundation fund

Another glorious musical celebration in delightful cavatina, ‘Porgi Amor’. memory of Chris Treglown took place during Three well-known items from ‘West Side Story’ the summer in North Cornwall. In July, at followed. The full Company sang ‘Tonight’, ‘I St Endellion Church,winners of Foundation Feel Pretty’ was delightfully performed by the awards entertained a packed audience in sparklingly demure Morgan Cambs and the ‘A Serenade to Music’. It was easy to see promising Sian Voller sang ‘Somewhere’ in a why many of the talented performers seem darkened church from the pulpit. destined for stardom. A week of workshops In the Gilbert and Sullivan section James Lee in the Percival Institute for both adults and handled the ‘Policeman’s Song’ with aplomb. children demonstrated the Foundation’s Isaac Jagus, nephew of Maria, gallantly vision to spread its work throughout the represented a ‘Pirate King’ on crutches having local community, and preceded four more suffered a broken leg and Elliot Coombe hugely popular events. Two familiar evenings, enchanted the audience with ‘Modern Major‘Seasons of Love’, in St Minver Church in General’. August, were followed by an outstanding performance of ‘Matilda’ in Wadebridge Town ‘Les Miserables’ star, Iwan Lewis, and Maria’s Hall, given by children selected only the week and Olivia Brereton, both professional West End stars, enchanted the audience with ‘All I before from workshops conducted by Maria Jagusz assistants, Olivia Brereton, and Maria’s ask of You’, from ‘Phantom of the Opera’. son, Dan Holley. Polly Every played the role of The value of the workshops was made clear by three items from Tim Mitchin’s ‘Matilda’. 11 year Miss Trunchball and MJ-UK performed West Side Story after the interval. The season came old Holly Jennings and 10 year old Katie Heard to a conclusion the following evening in The delivered an accomplished performance of Waterfront, Polzeath, where once again Jamie ‘Naughty’ - they thoroughly deserved their Yoki generously hosted an uproariously joyous ovation. Polly Every gave an appropriate execution of ‘The Hammer’, before the 3 girls, and successful evening. The Saturday performance of ‘Seasons of Love’ together with Anya Jagus and Imogen Grover, brought the extracts to an end with a wistful compered by Graham Renwick, began with a rousing performance by the Full Company rendering of ‘When I grow Up’. The evening continued with a melange of of ‘O Fortuna’ from ‘Carmina Burana’ by Carl familiar favourite: ‘If Mama was Married’ and Orff. Immediately the audience was able ‘Being Alive’ (both by Sondheim). Two items to appreciate the accurate intonation and by Lerner and Loewe followed and Mia Brooks articulation of talented youngsters from concluded the section by confidently ‘Dancing Cirencester and Cornwall. through Life ‘ by Stephen Schwartz. Internationally famous mezzo-soprano, The section of songs from the shows included Maria Jagusz, Producer and Director of the ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, ‘Wonder of Wonders’, programme, then introduced the evening ‘Sunrise Sunset’, ‘I am going to wash that Man and set the standard performing ‘Dove right out of my Hair’, ‘Surrey with a Fringe on Sei’, by Handel. An impressively confident Top’, ‘Nothing like a Dame’, ‘Enjoy being a Girl’, performance by Megan Strachen of ‘O Mio Babbino Caro’ followed, before two concluding and Tabitha Haldane Unwin brought the first items from ‘The Marriage of Figaro’. The hugely part to an enjoyable end by ‘Climbing every Mountain’ together with the full Company. promising Nathaniel Shervington sang and Tabitha Haldane Unwin, a capable newcomer The Cornish Choir of MU-UK opened the second half with a glorious performance to St Minver, completed the section with a 22 Issue 211.indd 22

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The penultimate section began with another of ‘Speed your Journey’, from Verdi’s opera, ‘Nabucco’. There followed a blissful moment elegant performance from Matt, this time the in ‘Homeward Bound’ by Marta Keen in which haunting ‘Phantom Song’ from the Opera Julia Treglown’s attractive voice was once from which he gently teased the Music of the more heard in St Minver Church. She was ably night. It was fitting that Nathaniel should sing supported by familiar members of the choir, the final solo of the evening. After another many of whom had done so much to make commanding interpretation, this time of the whole event possible. The full company Mitch Leigh’s ‘Impossible Dream’, he received then gave a highly entertaining interpretation a well-deserved Foundation Award from of Lawson’s ‘Seasons of Love’, before the Julia Treglown. Julia went on to speak a little programme continued with a selection of about the 5 years work of the Foundation solos, duets and ensembles. before thanking all those who had made Imogen Grover opened this selection with an the events such a success. It was impossible to thank everyone but special mention was impressive unaccompanied recital of ‘Poor made of Isaac McCullough, Musical Director Wandering Stranger’. Ellie Burston and Sian Voller sang ‘Scarborough Fair’before 13 year and Accompanist. This was his first St. Minver old , Anya Jagus, niece of Maria, sang a ‘30 Foot experience, and hopefully not his last. Trailer’. The evening ended with an explosive The Full Company began the next few rendering of ‘One Day More’, from ‘Les numbers with a vibrant performance of Miserables’, and specially requested by Julia. ‘Who will Buy’, before Emily Apps excited The whole Company gave the evening a the audience with a stunning celebration of wonderfully memorable climax, and the ‘As long as he Needs me’, both from Lionel audience departed happily. Bart’s, ‘Oliver’. Personality oozed from every The Waterfront, Polzeath note as she conveyed genuine emotion and The season’s celebrations ended with another feeling. Tabitha once again demonstrated superb occasion at the popular Restaurant. the impressive range of her voice in ‘Waltz of Every space was filled and the audience My Heart’, from Ivor Novello’s, ‘The Dancing was treated to radiant entertainment and Years’; she is another MJ-UK encouraging delicious food. Much of the St. Minver Church prospect. The programme changed slightly programme was repeated, in an entirely on Saturday, and Scott Adams sang the different environment, but much was new, popular, ‘On the Street where you live’, from My Fair Lady, with accuracy and appropriate and had little rehearsal time. The Programme animation. The talented Mia Brooks gave a contained popular favourites, including bubbly performance of ‘Gorgeous’, before the songs from South Pacific, West Side Story, irrepressible Ryan Full and Ellie Burston sang and The Mikado. Less familiar were items the everlasting Rodgers and Hammerstein involving ice-cream, transvestitism, and favourite, ‘ People will say we’re in Love’. willing audience participation. It is invidious to select individuals but mention must be Younger members, Emma Perry and Anya made of Ryan Full’s brilliant ‘Willkommen’ from Jagus, sang the plaintive ‘Somewhere Over Cabaret at the beginning of the evening, and the Rainbow’ with much skill and feeling, before Ben Killingback convincingly revealed another breathtaking exhibition of a ‘Modern Major-General’ by Elliot Coombe. Julia spoke ‘Can’t Take my Eyes off You’. Once again Morgan Cambs thrilled the audience with her movingly at the end, and mention was made sensitive portrayal of Lucy Simon’s, ‘How could of John Treglown’s pride that all the young performers are a credit to their generation .The I ever Know’, and Matt Perry and Nathaniel Foundation’s vision and ambition is clearly Shervington impressively, and powerfully, sang ‘Lily’s Eyes’. bearing fruit. John Baxter Visit our website - 23 Issue 211.indd 23

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Catherine Mary Bailey (Kate Bailey, Katy Kent, Kate) 1971 - 2016

Kate was born on the February stick covered in jam. She was 16th 1971 at Old Tree Maternity slocking (tempting) wasps into Home just outside Launceston. the matchbox!! A little later she came up to him, shaking Kate came to us like a the box and saying “Listen to whirlwind! From the word ‘go’ she was never still (unless that Dad they are pretty “. But she never got stung. she was asleep, then you could play a brass band at the She had a great affinity with bottom of her bed and she animals and reptiles of all would not wake!) kinds. One of her favourite pastimes with her sister She started school at St Lorraine was catching Toads Minver just before she was in the lily pond outside the 5. Her school years were house. difficult even though she

Later on if she had a problem with her car she would take it to Colin & Andy Bunt in Trelights. Kate and Andy got was very bright she found it We had a market garden and along well. The plan used hard to learn. Kate had an IQ flower business and the girls to be that while they were test at six and came out well used to love to be around working on her car she would over 100. This led to severe helping bag lettuce and bunch also help them out in the frustration, which manifested flowers. One day Howard had workshop and do anything in her being very naughty and to deliver a vanload of flowers that needed doing. disruptive. to Wadebridge and take lettuce to Polzeath on the way. Kate also loved to make and Kate was doubly frustrated Lorraine and Kate went along build things. Her tree house when she actually tried and was her pride and joy. She has for the ride as usual. Kate got her spellings right only even built one for the children to be told by the teacher that spotted some ducks. “I would around now and they have like one on them Dad” Only she must have cheated and great fun in it. to be told “No”. When Howard dismissed her efforts. At this got back to the van he saw Kate was prone to black, angry point she gave up, she told us moods in her teens. These this not so long ago when she Kate with a big smile on her moods were probably all due was diagnosed with dyslexia. face and a duck floundering around on the flowers in the to the frustration of finding it Forty years ago this was not difficult to retain information. recognised and sufferers were back of the van! . not thought to be too bright Kate was always a worker at Much later she was also as they struggled to read and 14 she would get up in the diagnosed with Irlens retain information. mornings and go to work at Syndrome. Which is a condition where the print We have many stories of Kate`s Di`s Dairy delivering milk. moves on the paper and antics in her childhood. One Kate left school at 16 and makes reading difficult. which comes to mind is that went to train as a mechanic Coloured paper helped and one day Howard (Dad) saw in Wadebridge. She built much later she got special her kneeling on the lawn with up a good knowledge and a matchbox and a piece of understanding of mechanics. glasses tinted to her needs 24 Issue 211.indd 24

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This along with the dyslexia must have made her life very hard. But Kate always remained upbeat and cheerful. Not long after her beloved Granny Grigg died in 1990 she met Alan and as Howard says the sun came out. They formed a unique relationship and became soul mates. A while later she moved in with him at Trewiston Farm where he worked and lived. She loved it there and was often seen chatting to the campers and Caravaners.

photography. Also when the roof was being repaired she went up on to the scaffolding and photographed all the wooden bosses in the ceiling.

Golf was another of Kate`s skills and passion. She was a natural and played off 16 handicap at one stage. She would “smack at the ball” as she said and then disappear into the bushes looking for lost balls while the others made their shots! She won many prizes including a Zoe was born on the February 27th 1992. Kate cut glass bowl which she took home and filled took to motherhood like the preverbial duck with fish food! to water. Kate was a master entertainer. She and Alan Kate and Alan got married quietly in October 1993. Katy worked at Trewiston Lodge Nursing Home, in the evenings when Zoe was small. Alan was able to look after Zoe. In the summer when he was harvesting we looked after her. Kate also worked at the Pityme Inn doing the cleaning in the mornings.

had some really good barbeques. Alan would cook and Kate did the rest, mad games and treasure hunts for the children were right up her street. Parties for milestone birthdays. The Christmas ones were the best. Gazebos were erected and a good time was had by all.

In 2001 Kate went to work at HFT Home Farm Trust as a care worker for disabled adults. I Kate loved her animals and had many over the think this is where she found her role in life years. She had bearded dragons. There were caring for the disabled. She started at St. also various cats and dogs also three tortoise a Teath with the severely autistic. This was a challenge but she found it rewarding and rat or two and African pigmy hedgehogs. gained much knowledge of the condition and Then there was Quad her beloved Iguana. also medications. He was quite small when she bought him but After a while she went in to Wadebridge to grew to be about 6ft long. I think Kate was work in supported living. This is where the the only one who loved him. Everyone else more able had their own home but had carers (including Alan) did not go a lot on him and wondered what she saw in him. It all came to with them 24/7. a sad end as one day he attacked her and took Among the animals she had she also kept a a chunk out of her face which required 28 few chickens in the garden “her girlie birds” stitches. This left no other alternative but to which she really enjoyed looking after. Even have him put down. more so when she was able to sell some eggs. We were approached and asked if they could Kate had a love of the water and Kayaking. have one of the fields to keep more hens. And Spent spent many hours at Rock paddling around the Estuary and up the river. She took so the enterprise was born. The first house great pleasure in taking her nephew and niece was bought with the proceeds from the garden hens. They started with 50 birds and Rauf and Lizzie out in it along with Zoe and now have over 200. the dogs. Zoe was their pride and joy. When Zoe she left school she went to Plymouth College of Art & Design to study Silversmith and Jewellery Design. She was there for 4 years and Visit our website - 25

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graduated two years ago with a 2.1 degree. She was so proud of Zoe`s achievements and supported her all the way and saw her through all her difficulties. Just after Zoe started in Plymouth she met Jacob and they became engaged in January this year. Kate was a special person and touched so many people`s lives.We will be sad, we will weep and get angry but none of this will bring her back. She packed more into her 45 years than most of us will in a lifetime. She was a natural, and treated all alike with a cheerful smile and something to make us laugh. She was a positive person and would want us to be the same. What we do have is the memories, her energy, laughter and quick wit. She will never be gone. She will remain in our hearts and minds forever. Howard and I were proud and honoured to have been chosen as her parents. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Enid Price (NĂŠe Wozencroft) We have been asked by Stephen Price, son of Enid, to mention that his mother passed away peacefully in a nursing home in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Enid lived in Rock for 20 years from the early 1990s. She enjoyed many happy times with neighbours and friends in the village and at both St. Michaels and St Minver churches. If you knew Enid and would like to get in touch with Stephen, you can do so at

Francis Kent (Mum)

We Will Remember Them Ralph Orman of St Minver Rosalind Ruth Bass of Wadebridge Kathleen Mabel Solley of Wadebridge Daniel James Beresford of Wadebridge Dorothy Elizabeth Spendlow of Wadebridge Ivor Isaac Grigg Wellington of St Minver Sheila Swann of Polzeath Peter James Hubble of Wadebridge Audrey Lilian Trace of St Minver Michael Jarvis of Wadebridge Isabel Margaret Tremain of Wadebridge Raymond Percy Jones of St Minver Peta Shirley Venner of Edmonton Raymond George Cleave Masters of Rock Thomas Temple Vercoe of Wadebridge Sydney Reginald Meadows of Phyllis Williams of Wadebridge Wadebridge John Arthur Young of Wadebridge With thanks to R J Bray & Son for supplying the information. 26 Issue 211.indd 26

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Polzeath Christmas Festival Saturday 10th December



MULLED WINE AND MINCE PIES in THE WATERFRONT PROMOTIONS AND DISCOUNTS ON THE DAY in participating businesses Supported by local businesses, St Minver Highlands and Lowlands Parish Councils.

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Our Featured Artist Deborah Mitchell Written by Peter Crisp earth and to make an honest living. So I worked for Hugh in Devon for four years. Then he decided he wanted to move to France. He was given a position working for a German potter making traditional French pottery in a wood kiln. I went over to France to carry on working with Hugh and I loved the effect ash had on the surface of the pots.” After that, Deborah went to work at The Deborah doesn’t really like to talk about Garden House in Buckland Monocorum, her work too much, nor is she keen on run by Keith and Ross Wiley, where the your typical CV. “They bore me silly,” she focus was beautiful and rare plants. says. “I’d much rather let my pots speak for themselves.” “This was a wonderful experience While she eschews self-promotion we combining my two great loves of nature do have a pleasant conversation in her and making pots. When I came back to studio, a converted stable in No Man’s Cornwall I set up my own pottery in Old Land. (Yes, that is the actual address and Zanzig with an electric kiln. Now I’m in a it is a charming creative space on a farm converted stable on West Park Farm and I near the Cornwall Showground.) love it.” “After I left college, I went to work for a Deborah makes a wide variety of pots in potter called Hugh West in Devon. He was earthenware, stoneware and porcelain making loads of pots for Dartington. He with many of the designs and decorations was supplying porcelain to their gallery and honey pots for the cider press. That was a really good apprenticeship because you just had to sit down and make lots of pots – the same size and the same shape making sure the lids fitted. It was a great introduction to the importance of precision and functionality in the making of pots.” “I always thought being a potter would be a way to be more connected with the 28 Issue 211.indd 28

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inspired by her love of nature. She also enjoys working with other potters. “I met Svend Bayer when I won a scholarship to work with him in 2004 and we’ve been friends ever since. A recent development is that we have been awarded an Arts Council grant to build a tube kiln at Kigbeare in Devon and there will be a group of us creating pots there. It’s exciting.” “It’s a big learning curve every time I try to create something new because you never know how it’s going to come out. But what I love about throwing pots is that you have to concentrate fully on what you’re doing and everything else goes away. I just want to make pots that’s people take pleasure from. They can just put them on their shelves to look at but I’d rather they used them.” You can find Deborah’s pots at the Hawksfield site opposite the Cornwall Showground, both in the Circle Gallery and The Arc. Or you can make an appointment to visit her pottery where she will be more than happy to let her work speak for itself. To book a visit, please Photographs: Deborah Mitchel call 07950 452225. Visit our website - Issue 211.indd 29

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Seasonal Fashion Tips from Fusion’s Rhowen Yoki

Autumn fashion is in full swing and although the top trends may be quite different from each other, they are all equally creative and exciting. The idea of ‘runway’ fashion has become much more flexible and honed to perfect the everyday. This has allowed us to utilise the ‘on trend’ elements within our own wardrobes, the key is to mix and match! Metallic Madness different. If you aren’t sure about going Shimmering fabrics and shiny accessories full on metallic, then try jewellery, shoes or a bag to add some twinkle to your are all the rage this season! There is no outfit. need to wait until after dark to get your

Surreal Stripes

Mix and match continues into the stripe trend, combining unusual colours, different proportions and textures to create a style that is ultimately unique to you. No matter the season, stripes have proved to be timeless. The bolder the better, stripes can stand up to contrasts sparkle on as the mix of metallic fabrics and glittery colours this autumn permits and can make great graphic pops against distressed denim. Don’t hem yourself in an all-day glow. Silver and gold remain and think of only Bretons and ‘nautical’ the go to colours for those seeking styles when it comes to stripes, there sparkle but why not try navy, cream are multi-coloured lines, candy stripes, or burgundy with a lurex thread. Have textured and printed ones, contemporary fun with metallic, don’t be afraid to mix colours, patterns and fabrics, be sure to or pretty. Find the type that lifts your add in matt textures for something a little wardrobe and works for you. 30

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Power 80’s The 80’s trend has continued into the colder months and power dressing is huge. Although this trend is predominantly focussed on eveningwear

tote bag. A simple but staple wardrobe must have; the tote can complete a look perfectly. A brightly coloured or bold with the use of fabrics such as satin, patterned shopper can be used as a leather, lace and latex, the cuts and accessories can be utilised during the day. statement piece and those that are more Asymmetric hems, exaggerated shoulders neutral can bring together different and sleeves can all be tailored to an elements within your outfit. everyday look. Bomber jackets, blazers For the Guys… and long sleeved slip dresses are an easy Layer it up! For those not willing to give way to add a little 80’s to your daywear in to the cold just yet, polo shirts provide not to mention the return of the crop additional warmth while being absolutely top!! on trend. Thrown over a t-shirt or roll neck Floral Frenzy or just worn casually under a sporting When it comes to an autumnal all over jacket, the polo is the perfect piece for print two trends are coming out on top, autumn. animal and floral. While summer was all about bright, floaty and feminine florals, autumn/winter is bringing about a darker take on the trend with a colour palette of burgundy, rust and darker greens. Pairing a floral dress with a parka jacket and ankle boots is the perfect ‘turn of the season’ look.

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Saturday December 10th Get into the Christmas spirit and have some fun ‌ an evening of music, sketches and song Tickets £7.50 to include entertainment and refreshments available from St Minver Post Office and All proceeds to support Newslines in Rock or call 07815 987172 our Perceval Institute 32 Issue 211.indd 32

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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. In Cornwall, we have the most beautiful coast line to explore, there is no excuse to not get out for a walk. Walking is the best gentle, low-impact exercise which is free and available to everyone.

1. Walking strengthens your heart

Reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by walking regularly. It’s great cardio exercise, lowering levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. The Stroke Association says that a brisk 30-minute walk every day helps to prevent and control the high blood pressure that causes strokes, reducing the risk by up to 27%.

2. Walking lowers disease risk

A regular walking habit Slashes the risk of type 2 diabetes by around 60 %, and you are 20 % less likely to develop cancer of the colon, breast or womb with an active hobby such as


3. Walking helps you lose weight You’ll burn around 75 calories simply by walking at 2 mph for 30 minutes. Up your speed to 3 mph and it’s 99 calories, while 4 mph is 150 calories (equivalent to three Jaffa cakes and a jam doughnut!).

4. Walking prevents dementia Older people who walk six miles or more per week are more likely to avoid brain shrinkage and preserve memory as the years pass. Dementia affects one in 14 people over 65 and one in six over 80.

5. Walking tones up legs, bums and tums Give definition to calves, quads and hamstrings while lifting your glutes (bum muscles) with a good, regular walk. Add hill walking into the mix and it’s even more effective. Pay attention to your posture and you’ll also tone your abs and waist.

6. Walking boosts vitamin D

We all need to get outside more. Many people in the UK are vitamin D deficient, affecting important things like bone health and our immune systems. Walking is the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors while getting your vitamin D fix.

7. Walking gives you energy

You’ll get more done with more energy, and a brisk walk is one of the best natural energisers around. It boosts circulation and increases oxygen supply to every cell in your body, helping you to feel more alert and alive.

8. Walking makes you happy

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Interior Design Kitchens in Detail Nicola O’Mara - Whether or not you like to follow trends, it’s always fun to keep an eye on what’s new and ‘now’ in kitchens. As the hub of the home our cook spaces must be multi-tasking and practical so you can enjoy a slice of style along side your morning breakfast.

a new luxurious look. From warm coppers, burnishes brass through to antique tin. These exotic textures really add a new dimension the kitchen area.

Style a single shelf

Upper cabinets aren’t old news, but a single shelf does have an appeal all of Go green its own, and is appearing Whether sage, eau de nil in some of the most stylish or the greenish duck-egg kitchens around at the blue, green interiors are a Statement piece open shelf. moment. Rather than contemporary must. Pale as grey, but they look shades can be used in concealing all your pots, creative and current. much the same application pans and utensils, try Combine this look with turning your organized Simple understated doors soft pale textures of timber combined with a soft timber cupboards into a work of and marble for that organic worktop. art. Make the statement approach. shelf your new styling Cement platform. While concrete worktops Simply does it. and floors are still very By sticking to a base of popular in the kitchen, cement tiles are also neutral cabinets you proving to be the material can create an adaptable, of the moment. Consider fresh-looking space that these when it comes to can easily be altered with splash backs and flooring. accessories, reclaimed Magical metallic’s and vintage pieces as well Why pick one metal when as global materials and you can combine them for textures. 34 34 Issue 211.indd 34

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Minimal Keep things sleek and stylishly simple by limiting the amount of fixtures and fittings. Sometimes style is about understatement. Crisp modern lines blend beautifully with period details. Plain lacquered finishes teamed with mirrored splash backs, help

Light painted kitchen with a soft marble worktop and open shelves.

keep the look cutting-edge, elements for their added character and eco but classy too. credentials.

Partner old and new

Textured surfaces.

Bespoke cabinets and Although contemporary reclaimed wooden doors design focuses on the now, can inject personality and it’s also fashionable to depth. incorporate reclaimed

Make more of marble

As wildly beautiful as it is impractical, magnificent marble can make a simple kitchen shine. For longevity, look for designs without too much veining, and pair with sleek, slabfront doors.

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The Transformation of Polzeath Marine Centre

Polzeath Marine Conservation Centre has been in existence beside the river in the heart of the village since 1995, and the end wall of the building decorated with a large dolphin and other sea creatures, has been a familiar sight to locals and visitors for many years.

had been applied, Laura drew the outlines of marine animals all over the walls and summoned her team of helpers! On every available dry weekend or evening for the next few weeks, PVMCG members, friends and their children rallied to paint the creatures. Each painter was given a colour photo of the Recently, however, the pictures have become animal he or she was working on, and had the rather faded, and the PVMC Group has been fun of mixing colours and painting just as they hoping to refurbish the outside. A superb wished, with the drawn outline and photo for opportunity to tackle this was given to us this guidance. Laura was on hand to advise and year through a generous offer of sponsorship help if needed. by John Bray Associates, the Rock-based It was a great community activity, most estate and holiday lettings agents. enjoyable and creative, and painting time was A design was drawn up by Laura Workman, full of chat and laughter. Even passersby made member of the PVMCG committee, for encouraging and jokey comments as they extensive murals of sea creatures over the passed! three visible walls and the door. She liaised Once all the creatures had been completed, with Shireen Cunliffe of John Bray Associates then it was time to add their names and over the choice of paints and materials, and information about them: their size and then we were ready to go. whether they’re endangered. We were helped by our talented friends, Natalie Engel who After the background paint of marine blue

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wrote the names of the animals, and Paul McCullough, who was responsible for the main Centre sign. The overall message of what the centre is about - conservation - was emphasized by a special note to all readers not to litter – and a small pile of real beach rubbish placed strategically and dramatically on the grass below the writing! All of us feel at the end that the Polzeath Marine Centre has turned out to be the most informative building in the area, and certainly many visitors are stopping to read it. Our designer, Laura, has even devised a quiz for our visitors to complete as they study the walls! We’re all really proud of our new centre. Many thanks must go to Laura and all her helpers, and a big thank you to John Bray Associates for their support. Diana Millington

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Jess Memorial Surf Contest held in 6 foot waves

This year’s Jess Memorial Surf Contest went ahead this year in spite of solid 6 foot plus waves. Brave surfers battled the challenging conditions to pull off yet another fantastic contest with all funds raised going to fund a helpline for Payprus, the teenage suicide prevention charity. Organisers Pam and Allen Solley would like to thank Rob Harris for the use of Tristram car park, Jamie Yoki for the use of the Sandbar and for providing some super food and Lhry Faragher for providing safety cover. Although too many to mention they also wish to extend thanks to all the local businesses that sponsor the event with prizes and all the judges and helpers on the day. Lastly, a big thank you goes to all of the contestants without which the competition couldn’t go ahead. For the results see page 53.

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Where kids go wild for wildlife

Volunteers needed

Do you like Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places? Do you like working with children? Then Cornwall WildlifeTrust’s junior branch Fox Club would love you to join us... Fox Club, the junior section of the trust, runs wildlife themed 2 hour events across Cornwall. The events range from making bird boxes, delving into a pond or a rockpool to see what lurks beneath, to walks along the coast path photographing flowers and creating wildlife and marine themed arts and crafts. This role is simple and easy to do, it is just a case of offering your enthusiasm and time to our events. All support and training is given.

We need you!

If you are interested in volunteering with us please contact Joanna Arvor, Fox Club Events and Volunteer Coordinator, on (01872) 273939 ext 245 or email Reigistered charity no. 214929

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Chair Fitness Class

Julia Treglown’s Chair Fitness Class at the Perceval Institute take a break for the camera. For details of the class see page 54.

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

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Brain Gym David Topliffe

Answers to last month’s quiz Name the company or product.

 How many animals did Moses take into the ark? None Noah was in the story.  How many birthdays does the average person have? One, all the rest are anniversaries.  How many legs does an elephant have if you count his trunk as a leg? Four, because calling the trunk a leg doesn’t make it a leg.  How much soil is there in a hole 3ft deep 6ft long and 4ft wide? None, or it wouldn’t be a hole.  Is it legal for a man to marry his widow’s sister? No, but as he is dead it would be kind of difficult.  Some months have 31 days others have 30, how many have 28 days? All months have 28 days.

This month’s quiz

Can you guess the TV advertisement?      

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

Let your fingers do the walking. Helps you work, rest and play. They’re grrreat! Ho Ho Ho. It’s got a lotta bottle. Tap it, unrap it.

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Country Diary from Cobb Cottage

Written and Illustrated by Joan Cockett Autumn is the period from the Autumnal Equinox to the Winter Solstice, but for most of us it is the time when the first bonfire smoke drifts across the gardens and memories are stirred. I love Autumn. The lower angle of the sun transforms the garden to a magical gold, leaf crackles underfoot, windfall apples attract the

wasps and the sun is still warm but not burning. Here in Daymer it is the quietness too as the lane and the beach return to a normal calm. It is easy to sit and engulf oneself in all this beauty, a transient time before winter. Looking around the garden, I am remembering the plants that have made an impact this year. An echium selfseeded in the wall between Cobb and St Enodoc Cottages, and given its 4ft (1.2m) start, has grown to an enormous height of about 20ft (6m). It has produced a spire of blue flowers, furiously buzzing with bees. 48 Issue 211.indd 48

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Now dead, it is still an imposing presence and scattering seed for the gardens and the birds. A geranium maderense (as seen at the Eden Project) in a pot near the cottage wall produced a very impressive number of cerise flowers from its trunklike stem. They lasted for weeks. It is a difficult plant to draw -I have tried to

from slugs and snails who love its fleshy leaves. A young friend took some photographs, and managed a picture of a cabbage-white butterfly on the flowerlike head. When the plant dies back, white violets appear - two plants for the price of one!! Several of my most interesting plants have been acquired by garden visiting: a fuchsia with lime-green leaves and purple and red flowers has now become a handsome plant from its 60p start at Melingey Mill . A vibrant mix of honeysuckle potato vine and rosa rugosa looks colourful. The hips on the rose are a spectacular red and as large as small tomatoes. Elsewhere, the handsome grey leaved plant, Melianthus, makes an impact - not least with its peanut butter smell when the leaves are crushed. So we go gradually into Winter, by the time this appears in Link, it will be November. Enjoy the sunny days we will undoubtedly get, through the remaining days of the Winter: Spring comes early in Cornwall. If you haven’t planted those bulbs yet - do it now!.

convey its ‘fireworks’ quality. It was huge, and has generously seeded into another pot, providing a healthy future plant. About two years ago I went with a friend to a garden in Withiel, in a lovely, romantic setting, where they had some interesting plants for sale. I acquired a Eucomis Bicolour for £3 and have grown it in a large pot in a sheltered patio area. It is related to the pineapple, as you can see from my drawing; its height is about 18 inches (45cm). It does need protection Visit our website - Issue 211.indd 49

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A Book Review by John Baxter

Doom Watch by David Burnell

Published by CC 1 Paperback £7.99 from Wadebridge Bookshop The familiar picture on the cover of this ‘Cornish Conundrum’, overlooking St Enodoc Church, the 11th green on the Golf Course, and the Camel Estuary towards Stepper Point, might have been even more explicit. It is intended to reveal the site of the Doom Bar, the sandbank below the surface in the estuary. There are days when this infamous hazard is clearly identifiable. ‘Doom Watch’, published in 2013 and set in North Cornwall in 2008, is written by a retired holiday-cottage owner in the area, whose eclectic career included work in the water industry, followed by a PhD on ‘the deeper meaning of data from London’s water meters’ .It is clear from much of the action in this book that David Burnell makes effective use of this experience. Before the story even begins the reader should absorb some different font text next to a simple sketch of the Camel Estuary. Six chapters pass before the font appears again, which appears to bear no relation either to the original piece or to the story at that stage. By the end of the book three more have emerged, each as an introduction to a new chapter, and none adding any clarity to the outcome of the plot until the very end. The action begins in Stepper Point Lookout with a rather unsatisfactory ‘false alarm’, continues in Trewarmett Inn 50 Issue 211.indd 50

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a major weakness of the novel has emerged. Good fiction writing requires the writer to paint such vivid pictures of the characters that the reader can visualise them, identify them, and retain those pictures even when the characters are not in the immediate action. ‘Doom Watch’ moves in an almost unbroken narrative, guided by slightly bland characters at a reasonable pace. The second weakness concerns the purpose of George’s stay in Padstow. A recent widow, she has been invited to assist a newly formed group with strategic planning. George, an industrial mathematician with a Cambridge degree, as is David Burnell, joins the Padstow/ Rock Active Modernisation Committee. The core goal of PRAM is to take active steps to ‘expand the area’s significance in the tourist world’. It seems extraordinary that throughout the extensive contributions by local members of the group that no acknowledgement is made of ‘Padstein’. The author makes it quite clear in the Frontispiece that although the book is set in a real location it is entirely a work of fiction. Nevertheless, given that the Eden Project is cited as an example of a successful innovation one would have thought that the contribution of The Seafood Restaurant towards the popularity of Padstow might at least have merited a mention. Despite these reservations there is much to entertain in this imaginative conundrum. The plots intertwine cleverly, if highly improbably, although the existence of PRAM is absurd. The author acknowledges in his Notes at the end that ‘any such action would be a waste of time’. It does, however, provide the analyst with an opportunity to discover a

critical element of the main plot, a tube on the wreck of SS Antoinette, which was wrecked on the Doom Bar in 1895. This bizarre device is apparently responsible for the emergence of leaks from the holiday house of a major politician, the thinly disguised former Prime Minister, David Cameron, who has stayed with his family at the bottom of Daymer Lane, in Trebetherick, for many years. The suggestion that a small recorder with a short range UHF radio, imaginatively but unconvincingly hidden, could reveal discussions on matters such as immigration policy beggars belief. The search for the identity of the torso in the pool is intelligently tied to the other plots, and its success is attributed to the resourcefulness of the major characters, George Gilbert and Sergeant Peter Travers, aided by Delabole GP, Dr Southgate. Despite their considerable involvement there is little vitality in their personalities. The analyst’s flashes of inspiration are shrouded in horrors of painstaking data-seeking, the Police Sergeant, damned with faint praise by his superiors in Exeter and dismissed as a ‘country plod’ by another, and the willing Dr Southgate, barely emerge with the intelligibility their efforts deserve. At the end of the book the sequel, ‘Slate Expectations’, is ‘trailed’. The analyst George and Police Sergeant Travers feature again and it is hoped that their natures will emerge with more flesh. It is hoped, also, that minor irritations will disappear. The substitution of the impersonal ‘that’ for ‘who’ and the careless gender description of George as ‘he’, were irksome in an otherwise accurately written, and locally entertaining, read.

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Gardening made easy by Nick Bacon

The Herbaceous Border Traditionally a herbaceous border was at least 3 metres (10 feet) wide and about 10 metres (33 feet) long and backed by an evergreen hedge. It was normally planted entirely with herbaceous perennials. This is not practical today as herbaceous borders tend to be much smaller and of irregular shapes to give more interest.

When and how should I plant herbaceous plants?

Lime may also be needed if the soil is very acid, a simple soil test will determine the pH of your soil. Lime is applied in autumn or spring one month before planting or adding humus forming matter, or two or three months after manuring, lime and manure must never be applied at the same time.

with pea sticks, tree or hedge trimmings so that plants grow through the twigs and support themselves. If at all possible create windbreaks with fencing and hedges, this will not only help to protect your plans but make the garden pleasant place to sit in.

The best time is spring or autumn although those grown in containers can be planted at any time of the year provided they are kept well watered. Planting is best done with a trowel. Set the plants in holes large enough to accommodate the roots without Ground preparation cramping them. Work from the back of is essential the border, spacing plants to suit their As the plants are likely to be in the ground final growing size according to a planting for a long time it pays to prepare the plan, if you have one. soil well. Remove all weeds especially Exposed to the elements? perennial types with deep roots by It is always advisable, even in the digging, hoeing or with a suitable weed sheltered garden, to stake tall or weak killer. Then fork the soil to a depth of growing plants. Single stem plants at least 150 mmm (6 inches), adding such as delphiniums should each have humus forming matter such as well a bamboo cane and tied with twine rotted manure or compost, rotted bark, at intervals as they grow. Less tall and granulated peat or hop manure. floppy growing plants can be supported

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of 30cm (12 inches) for large plants and 15cm (6 inches) for smaller one’s

Dead heading To keep the border looking tidy, to prevent plants wasting their energies on seed production and to encourage them

to flower again.

Feeding plants Apply a general fertiliser at least twice a year, once in spring and bone meal in the autumn. Hoe or forked into the soil.

A year of glory in the herbaceous border Here is a list of plants worth a try:

January - February - Bergenia (elephants ears) - Helleborus niger (Christmas Rose) March - Primula auricula - saxifraga X apiculata April - Aubrieta, Pulmonaria (lungwort) May - Geranium - Peony lactiflora - Phlox - Verbascum

June - Campanula, delphinium - Papaver (oriental Poppy) - Lupin species July - Aquilegia (granny bonnets) - Kniphofia (red hot poker) - Penstemon August Heleniums - Leucanthemum - Phlox panniculata September - Anemones - Aster novi-belgii

(Michaelmas daisy) and gentian October - Cortadaeria (pampas grass) - Echinacea purpurea November - December - Persicaria - knotwood - Saxifraga fortunei The perennials mentioned will give a stunning display all year round and finally… “Gardens need a lot of water most of it sweat” Next Issue: Spring in the garden.

Jess Memorial Surf Contest Results from page 39 Ladies Longboard

Ladies Open


1 Gwen Bosley

1 Elise Webster

2 Rosie Oneill

2nd Rosie Oneill

3rd Beth Bosley

3rd Meday Miller


Men’s Open

1st Jago Beer-Robson & Liam Murray -Strout 2nd Wailin & Mable Harrison 3rd Sean Eagan & Callum Bosley

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1st Liam Murray- Strout

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Chair Based Fitness (See photograph on page 41). Local fitness instructor Julia Treglown is holding a series of chair fitness classes at 10 am on Wednesday mornings at the Perceval Institute. The cost is ÂŁ3 per session. The classes are designed to be sociable and suitable for people of all levels of fitness and especially for those with limited mobility. Julia says that returning to exercise after an injury or illness , requires a gentler programme of exercises which will help with everyday functional activities. For those who love company it provides the opportunity to move and maybe sing along in a relaxed friendly environment . Julia says that the programme will strengthen important muscle groups, promote circulation, stimulate muscle memory,Increase the range of movement at each major joint, Improve coordination, Increase body awareness, Improve posture and help you enjoy life more. Each class lasts 50 minutes and begins

with a warm up to promote circulation, mobilise the joints, stretch out the muscles, stimulate the nervous system and prepare the body. This is followed by a series of exercises which are performed to music. They are designed to increase the range of movement and promote circulation and flexibility. Following this there are some strength exercises to help improve and control of movement, reduce the risk of injury, improve bone density and increase confidence. Classes end with a gentle cool down and stretching section. If you are interested just turn up at the Perceval Institute on a Wednesday morningwearing light clothing and footwear. For more information contact Julia Treglown on 07815987172. (Julia says that if you have never been before and bring this copy of the Link you will enjoy a free session).

Link Needs You! If Link is to survive we need more people with the relevant skills to help us out. The job is voluntary but fun and you will be helping to raise money for local good causes. We need an Editor, Advertising Manager, Graphics Artist, Local Events/Diary Editor and someone to look after and ensure the accuracy of the Telephone Numbers page. If you join us you will have a say in the future direction of the magazine and influence on which causes we support. 54 Issue 211.indd 54

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Parliamentary Update from Scott Mann MP Taiwan

Redwings Sanctuary

During the conference recess I travelled to Taiwan with a group of MPs to meet with ministers to discuss how we can strengthen trade ties between Taiwan and the UK. We were joined on the trip by Greg Hands, Minister for International Trade. As guests of the Taiwanese Government who organised the trip, it was a great opportunity for me to represent both North Cornwall and the Duchy abroad to promote the fantastic produce that we make in the county, particularly our food and drink sector. Some of the fish and shellfish that we land in Cornwall is very popular abroad, and I hope this trip will be a catalyst for selling more of our goods to Taiwan and other countries, particularly our most popular food and drink like pasties, fudge, chocolate, cider, wine and ale. It’s also important that we advertise Cornwall abroad as a holiday destination, and its profile has certainly been raised around the world through programmes like Poldark and Doc Martin.

Before my trip, I went out on to Bodmin Moor with the Redwings Horse Sanctuary to process over 160 wild ponies for passporting and microchipping. The Bodmin Moor Commons Council, RSPCA, Animal & Plant Health Agency, and trustees from the Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust - who funded the operation - were also present to make sure ponies can be chipped and tracked to ensure their welfare.

Code to enhance the provision of both landline and mobile broadband. The USO is expected to be 10Mbps which would be a minimum statutory requirement for broadband customers. I highlighted the current situation in North Cornwall where customers are paying for 10Mbps but only getting something along the lines of 0.5Mbps, which is simply unacceptable. The new Code will also change the way service providers can enhance their delivery of broadband, with mobile companies being given more freedom to modify their masts so they can boost their range or upgrade them to 3G and 4G internet. This will not only benefit local people but also visitors who expect mobile phone signal and broadband when on holiday. It will also mean more rural areas can become contactable which will make people safer if they need to contact the emergency services.

There have been many unfortunate incidents of ponies being neglected on the Moor and it’s great to see so much joined-up work between agencies, organisations and local representatives to make sure these animals are looked after I have been asked to sit on and that owners can be held the Public Bill Committee to account. which will meticulously Digital Economy Bill scrutinise it, and I’m looking Before the conference recess, forward to being a part of this Bill and contributing to its I spoke in the House of development. Commons to welcome the Digital Economy Bill which Scott Mann will bring in a Universal 10, Market House Arcade, Service Obligation (USO) Fore Street, Bodmin, PL31 2JA. for broadband and a new Telephone: 01208 74337. Electronics Communication Email: Visit our website - 55

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Neighbourhood Development Plan Independent Examination Completed Over recent months, the reporting of progress on the St Minver Parishes’ NDP has been very limited. This is not due to any lack of effort by the NDP Steering Group, but due to circumstances related to the External Examiner and a Judicial Review of aspects of the St Ives NDP that could have impact on the St Minver Parishes NDP. The combination of these issues has made it virtually impossible to show progress or predict the future programme for completion of the St Minver Parishes’ NDP. With the St Ives NDP Judicial Review being held in early October, and an Independent Examination of the St Minver Parishes’ NDP completed the picture is now becoming a little clearer. The Examiner’s

determines to make its own. It seems sensible to await the outcome of the St Ives judicial review as this relates to the same matter of Principle Residence. As a result it is now anticipated that the Referendum is most likely to take place early in 2017.

report includes a number of recommendations for clarification of the NDP and concludes with the statement “I consider that it is appropriate that the draft NDP as modified by my recommendations proceed to a referendum and recommend that it does so, the referendum area being the combined parishes of St Minver Highlands and St Minver Lowlands.”

Whilst it is disappointing that further delays have been encountered, the completion of Independent Examination is a very significant milestone and adds weight to the consideration that has to be given to the emerging NDP in future planning decisions as a material consideration (including NDP policies relating to Development Areas).

The Steering Group is now working with Cornwall Council to address the Examiner’s recommendations and determine how the Plan should be amended in the light of them. Whilst this should not be a long process it may necessitate a further period of consultation if the recommended modifications are varied or Cornwall Council

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

St Minver Lowlands Parish Council

Gillian Thompson - 01726-882145 - Casual Vacancy

Members were pleased to co-opt Neil Davis and Christine Boswell-Munday to the Parish Council. They are already showing their enthusiasm for their role as Councillors and are a most welcome addition. Their co-option brings us up to full complement.

Trewint Playing Field

Repairs have been carried out to benches and some items of play equipment in the playing field. Members have set up a small Working Party to consider

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the provision of a new piece of equipment. Refurbishment work had been carried out on the Football Pavilion, with additional facilities being made available which has allowed St Minver Football Club to play in a higher league. We are currently awaiting quotations for repairs to the drains on the site.

New Website Members have commissioned a new website, which should be available shortly.

Contact Details Your local Parish Councillors can be reached on the following numbers:

Mrs Carol Mould (Chair) . . . . . . 863692 Cllr. Christine Boswell-Munday Cllr. Neil Davis John Crowdy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 863316 Paul Blewett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 863126 Miss Sharon Gilbert . . . . . . . . . . 863952 Brian Gisbourne . . . . . . . . . . . . . 869315 Mrs Angie Morgan . . . . . . . . . . 863697 Mrs Gail Webb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 863878 Mark Richards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 869092

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The Link Events Diary

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

REGULAR ITEMS Aquafit Wednesdays, 9.15 am – 10.15 am; Wadebridge Leisure Centre, 01208 814 980, Wadebridge@ Cost £5.20. Badminton Mondays and Thursdays, 8 pm - 9.30 pm; Wadebridge Leisure Centre, 01208 814 980, wadebridge@tempusleisure. Cost adult £3.90, child £2.70. Circuit Training Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5.15 pm – 6.15 pm; Wadebridge Leisure Centre, 01208 814 980, wadebridge@tempusleisure. Cost £5.20. Country Market Thursdays, 8.40 am – 12.30 pm; Wadebridge Town Hall. Contact Mrs Jasper 01208 850796. Keep Fit Class with Julia Treglown Wednesdays 10 – 11 am; Perceval Institute Painting Classes Tuesdays and Wednesdays (not all – see website), 10 am – 2 pm; Old Cattle Market Car Park, Wadebridge - £3 to park all day. Create your own painting under the guidance of artist Tracey Hunter. Cost £30 includes canvas and all materials. Complete beginners welcome. Booking essential. www.cornwallartstudio. com for full details. Pendoggett Poetry Evenings Come and listen to some poetry and maybe even recite some yourself. An evening of amusement and thoughtfulness hosted by the Pendoggett Poetry Club. Poets Pot Luck is served

from 6pm, a meal with vegetarian alternative. Pilates Thursdays and Fridays, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm and Fridays; 6 pm - 7 pm; Perceval Institute. Contact Sarah Graham Tel 07984 617632. Pityme Lunch Club 2nd Wednesday of every Month, 12 noon for 12.30; Pityme Inn, Rock. A social gathering with a two course set lunch for £10 including tea or coffee. To attend contact Janet Heath 01208 863884 or John Warn 01208 862510 by the preceding Sunday. Rock Gig Rowing Club Wednesdays from 5.30 pm; Rock Lifeboat Station; info@ for more information. Roller Disco Saturdays (every second one) 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm; Wadebridge Leisure Centre, 01208 814 980, wadebridge@tempusleisure. Cost £4.50, 50p skate hire. St Minver Brownies Wednesdays 6 - 7.30 pm; Guide Hut, Trewint Lane, Rock. Contact Kathy Hore 01208 862340 for more information. St Minver Messy Church 1st Saturday in the month 9 am 12.30 pm; Perceval Institute. Light breakfast, crafts and a bible story. St Minver Senior Circle Every other Tuesday 10.30 am noon; Rock Methodist Church. Cost £1.50 to include light refreshments; 01208 869427. St Minver Short Mat Bowls Tuesdays and Fridays 6.45 pm –9 pm; Lingham Hall (St Minver Primary School). Cost £2 (including tea and biscuits). First

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two sessions free and equipment is provided. St Minver Highlands Parish Council Council meetings second Tuesday of each month; Perceval Institute. St Minver Lowlands Parish Council Council meetings first Monday of the month except August, 7.30 pm; Council Chamber Rock Methodist Chapel. Planning meetings are held on the third Monday of each month, except December. Senior Circle Short Mat Bowls Mondays, 2 pm – 4 pm; The Rock Institute. Cost £1 (includes tea & biscuits). All equipment provided. St Minver Silver Band Concert every Tuesday evening on Polzeath beach from second Tuesday in June until early September (weather permitting). Senior Band Rehearsal Nights - Tuesdays 7.30 to 9.30 pm and Thursdays 7 pm to 8 pm. Training Band Rehearsal Night - Thursdays 6 pm to 7 pm;Contact 01208 814170 / 0780 7913948. Sewing Group Tuesdays, 7 pm - 9 pm; The Rock Institute. Contact Mrs J O’Donnell 07791 779442. St Minver Football Club Home matches at Trewint Lane, Rock; Saturdays. All matches kick- off 2.30pm. For match information contact secretary Roy Birchwood 01208 880549. Swimfit Wednesdays, 7.30 pm –8.30 pm; Wadebridge Leisure Centre,

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01208 814 980, wadebridge@; Cost £4.40. 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. Contact Mel Dyke 01208 814447. Wadebridge Canoe Club Evening Paddle Tuesdays, 6.30 pm; Wadebridge

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

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Anglican Church Services Catholic Church Services

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

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

Sunday November 6th 11am 3pm 6pm

St Minver St Enodoc St Michael

Sunday November 13th

9.15am 10.50am 3pm 6pm

St Michael St Minver St Enodoc St Michael

Sunday November 20th

11am 3pm 6pm

St Minver St Enodoc St Michael

Holy Communion Evensong Evensong Holy Communion Remembrance No Service Evensong Holy Communion Evensong Evensong

Saturday November 26th


St Minver

Songs of Praise

11am 3pm 6pm

St Minver St Enodoc St Michael

All Age Worship Holy Communion Advent Carol Service

Sunday November 27th

Sunday December 4th

11am 3pm 4pm 6pm

St Minver St Enodoc St Minver St Michael

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

Sunday December 18th

11am 3pm 6pm

St Minver St Enodoc St Michael

Holy Communion Evensong Christingle Evensong Holy Communion No Service Evensong Carol Service Evensong Holy Communion Evensong Evensong

Saturday December 24th 3pm 4.30pm

St Enodoc St Minver

Sunday December 25th

9.15am St Enodoc 9.15am St Michael 11am St Minver

Carol Service Crib Service Holy Communion Holy Communion Family Carol Service

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

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

Methodist Church Services

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

Quaker Meetings

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

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

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

Samaritans----------------------08457 909090 Rock Water Taxi Women’s rape/abuse centre (Boat -during operating hours)-07778 105297 (Bodmin & Wadebridge) -------- 01208 72833 ---------------- 01208 77099/0808 8029999 (offices)------------------------01208 862815 (Tintagel)-----------------------01840 770663 Water Helpline------------------0800 1691144 St Minver Beavers Methodist Veterinary and RSPCA (Rock, Steward Mr F L Cope)---01208 863481 Wadebridge: (G & P J Nute)-----01208 813258 (Alison Cox)---------------------01208 862839 (Wadebridge)-------------------01208 812887 Bodmin: (Harleigh Vets)--------- 01208 72323 St Minver Brownies Multi-denominational St Columb: (Kathy Hore)--------------------01208 862340 (Tubestation Polzeath)----------01208 869200 (RSPCA Animal Centre) --------01637 881455 St Minver Cemetery Committee St Minver (RSPCA Animal Centre 24 hour)-0300 1234999 (Mary Drummond-Dunn)-------01208 863491 (Warden Mrs Ruth Varcoe)-----01208 862954 General Numbers (Warden Martin Broadfoot)-----01208 863705 Bridge Club (Robert Mabley)----01208 814564 St Minver Cricket Club-----------01208 863402 Doctor / Medical British Legion-St Minver St Minver Cubs (Nigel)---------01208 815102 Bridge Medical Centre Wadebridge------- 01208 (Fred Prior)---------------------01208 862543 St Minver Football Club 812342 Cancer Research Bodmin Hospital----------------01208 251300 (Gina Snelling)-----------------01208 862820 (Roy Birchwood)----------------01208 880459 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 St Minver Scouts Royal Cornwall Hospital Cornwall------------------------- 01726 76100 (Treliske)-----------------------01872 250000 Animal Welfare & Veterinary (Robert Watson)---------------01637 889 190 Wadebridge Health Centre------01208 812222 Laboratory----------------------01872 265500 St Minver Senior Circle Libraries EDF Energy----------------------- 0800 365000 (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 Police Padstow Harbour Master--------01841 532239 St Minver Silver Band 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 Wadebridge & District Angling Association Air Ambulance HQ---------------01840 213574 Perceval Institute Concern (Wadebridge)----------01208 812392 (Maureen Rickard)--------------01208 863366 (Jon Evans)---------------------01208 812447 Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service--0300 1234232 Polzeath Area Residents Association Wadebridge & District Camera Club (David Short)------------------ 01208 862568 Electricity (Pam Hall)---------------------01208 862957 (Western Power Distribution)---- 0800 365900 Polzeath Surf Life-Saving Club (Susan Rowlands)--------------01208 859161 Wadebridge Choral Society National Domestic Violence Helpline-----------------------0808 800 5000 Relate Relationship Counselling (Annabelle Woolcott)-----------01208 815322 National Gas Emergency Service- 0800 111999 (St Austell)---------------------- 01726 74128 (publicity, George Dale)--------01208 815981 NHS Direct HelpLine----------------- 0845 4647 Rock Institute (Allan Caswell)-- 01208 869420 Wadebridge Male Voice Choir Parentline Plus (24 hour)-------0808 8002222 Rock Lifeboat Station -----------01208 863033 (Taff Williams)------------------01208 814717 Rock Sailing & Water Ski Club Police, Fire, Ambulance Services, Coastguard----------------------------------999 (Secretary Kim Oaks)-----------01208 862709 Wadebridge Post Office ---------01208 812813 Churches


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Hartley Home Care provides care to people funding their care either privately or through the Direct Payment scheme by providing a bespoke discrete service to people in their own homes. Care is arranged to suit the individual and is not adjusted to fit in with other people’s needs. If you are looking after a loved one or neighbour and would like to have a carer to support them for anything from a couple of hours a week to several visits a day we can help. We are also looking for enthusiastic people who want to help make people’s lives better to work as Care Assistants in this area. Top rates of pay and allowances paid.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

Free local delivery The Splatt, Rock, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6NW. Tel 01208 863328 Printed by St Austell Print Company Ltd. 01726 624900 Issue 211.indd 74

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