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The Link Issue 214

Autumn 2017 All proceeds to local good causes


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Issue 214 - Autumn 2017

St Minver

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



Around and about

Save Our Post Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Link Donates £300 to the Hospital Car Service . 15 Drive Safer for Longer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Wadebridge Netball Club Need an Umpire . . . . 16 New Manager at St Enodoc Golf Club . . . 16 Local Doctor Represents Great Britain . . . 17 George Morris Wins Top Spot . . . . . . . . . . . 17 David and Trish raise £4,000 Plus . . . . . . . .19 Wadebridge Coasters Cycling Club . . . . . . 19 St Minver Probus Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Events at St Endellion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Summer Term at St Breock School . . . . . . 22 Wadebridge Primary Academy . . . . . . . . . . .23 Puff along with Pat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Garden Lunch in aid of CRUK . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Polzeath 10k Running Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 The Wadebridge School Prom . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Wadebridge Scouts Annual Duck Race . . . 29 Padstow to Rock Swim 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Tony Watson Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 St Minver Senior Circle Outing . . . . . . . . . . . 32 St Minver School Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 St Breock Primary Rainbow Run . . . . . . . . . . 47 The Cinnamon Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Detectorist and the Boy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Features Live Theatre in Wadebridge . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Parish Magazine 1899 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

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‘Save Our Post Office’ The building that is home to St Minver Post Office is to be sold and plans have been made to move it across the road to the Perceval Institute - planning permissions and building regulations approvals have been obtained. The move will enable a long term future for Post Office when all around us the normal Post Office network is shrinking. Apart Andrew Millington. Chairman, from the money already spent, Perceval Institute Management a further £20,000 is needed to Committee. make the necessary alterations to the building.

The move to raise the necessary funds began back in July with a launch coffee morning at the Perceval Institute which was attended by local MP Scott Mann. The event was very well supported and £1,493 was raised including £60 from a singalong with Rob Badlan and Julia Treglown. Donations from business supporters and individual friends have contributed £6,000 so far. There is still have a long way to go as another £12,000 required. You can donate using cash or a cheque (payable to ‘The Perceval Institute’). Just hand your donation to Maureen at the Post Office or you can post it to 6 Churchtown, St Minver, Wadebridge PL27 6QH. Gift Aid forms are available at the Post Office. You can also donate on line:

Cancer Research UK (St Minver Branch)

Jumble SAle

Rock Village Institute Saturday October 7, 2pm Refreshments available All Welcome

Royal Volunteer Service

Could You Lend a Hand?

Just a few hours a month is all it takes to make a difference by becoming a Home Library Service volunteer. Share your love of books with isolated and lonely older people in your local community.

To find out more get in touch by texting VOLUNTEER to 60777, by calling 01209 705159 or visiting www. uk/volunteer

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* Visit and enter Perceval Institute in to the search bar. You can reach the same website by entering ‘mydonate’ (without the inverted commas in the FaceBook search bar.

Quilt Exhibition

* Visit thepercevalinstitute/ and click on ‘Join Us’. Once you have signed up the Perceval Institute will receive a donation every time you buy on line from 3,600 retailers including car and house insurance, holidays, hotel bookings and all the big names like John Lewis, M & S, Tesco, Asda etc. It will cost you nothing.

Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club


by the Quay Quilters

Monday Oct 2, 10am - 4pm Tuesday Oct 3, 10am - 4pm Wednesday Oct 4, 10am - 4pm

We welcome local stories and photographs.

All Welcome

Link Donates £300 to Hospital Car Service The Hospital Car Service was set up to help people of our community without their own transport to attend doctor’s surgeries and also hospital appointments. It is run under the umbrella of the Polzeath Area Residents Group (PARA) and sustained by volunteers. The drivers receive a payment of 45 pence per mile and any extra costs such as car parking, bridge tolls etc. Waiting time is not paid. Car insurance companies make no charge to the drivers if they have a fully comprehensive policy as this is a charitable act and not a ’for profit’ taxi service. But PARA has to have an insurance policy to cover users of this service from their property to the car and from car to surgery or

National Trust

Geology Rocks! Pentire Head

Monday October 23 11-30am - 2.30pm

Pauline White (left) accepts a cheque for £300 from Morwenna Vernon, Community Editor of Link, towards the cost of running the Hospital Car Service. hospital and vice versa. NHS Cornwall has always made an annual grant available in the past for this work which relieves them of the need to supply a car service. The only source of funding is from

Interpret the landscape from a different perspective, with local geology expert Jane Anderson to guide us through the geological history of the area. Wear suitable walking gear and bring binoculars if you have them and a packed lunch. £3 per person. Booking essential as numbers are limited and in case of change of date due to inclement weather 01208 863046

membership subscriptions £6 for an individual or £10 per household membership. Last year Link donated £250 towards these costs and are happy to be able to increase that this year to £300.

Drive Safer for Longer ‘Drive Safer for Longer’ is the name of a programme from Cornwall Council and Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service. The idea is to provide helpful friendly advice to older drivers. They advise that you should contact them if you: - are looking to boost your driving confidence. - are returning to driving after a period of sickness. - are open to a quick refresher and learn some new things. - or if someone is pestering you and you wish to reassure them that you are still safe. Under the scheme you can opt for an independent 1 to 1 driving assessment for £30. The aim is to keep you driving safer for longer. You can find out more at safe longer and can contact them 01726 72582 and Visit our website -


Simon Greatorex takes Wadebridge Netball Club over the Helm at St Enodoc Golf Club Need an Simon Greatorex has taken over Umpire the helm at St Enodoc Golf Club

Fancy getting fit, meeting new people and having fun? Why not join Wadebridge Netball Club? We are a small, friendly club that is enjoying considerable success in the Cornwall Netball League, a senior league with players from the age of 14 years and up. The club was founded in 2008 and has grown over the years and now boasts two teams with players of all ages and from all walks of life. This year we have enjoyed considerable support from the local business community and were proud to wear new kit, thanks to generous sponsorship by Green Gecko and Camel Bike Hire. In addition, each of our home matches was sponsored by local businesses to cover umpire costs and to help keep the sport affordable and accessible to all. To ensure further success at league level, the club is now looking to recruit an umpire and a coach to drive the squads forward. Do you have any coaching experience? Are you, or have you considered becoming an umpire? If so, Wadebridge Netball would love to hear from you and welcome you into our netball family. Training and course costs will be covered by the club. If you’d like to find out more about our club, please visit our Facebook page Wadebridge Netball Club, find us on Instagram Wadebridge Ladies Netball or email the Club Secretary Jodie Hocking


as the new General Manager from Tuck Clagett who held the post for 15 years. Simon has 16 years of experience in golf club management having spent 11 years at a course in the New Forest followed by six years as Secretary at Yeovil Golf Club. Prior to working in golf, the 46-year-old was in hospitality, catering and leisure management with Whitbread and Rank Leisure. On taking up his new position, Simon said, “I’ve had great experiences as a visitor to St Enodoc over the years and I am looking forward to working with the team to make those similarly positive experiences available to members and visitors alike. “Golf is currently facing challenging times, but I believe that the clubs that govern and organise themselves in the most professional way will be the ones that prevail so I will be working hard to identify the club’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and react to them in order to maintain a stable and progressive way forward for St Enodoc.” Simon has been playing golf since the age of ten and joined his first club aged eleven. By the time he was 14 he was a category 1 golfer who enjoyed a handicap low of 3.3.

National Trust

Bird Box Building Wednesday October 25 10am - 1pm at Tubestation, Polzeath then 2pm Lundy Bay Car Park

Build a bird box and make a cosy home for our feathery friends. Either take it home for your garden or help put it up in some coastal woodland nearby. Build your bird box from 10am to1pm and then join us in the afternoon at some local woodland to install the boxes. All tools, equipment and guidance provided. Free activity but £5 if you want to take the bird box home. Booking not essential. For more information call 01208 863821 or email We welcome local stories and photographs.

Local Doctor Represents Great Britain Tom Hutley, a 32 year old local boy, who attended St Minver Primary and Wadebridge Schools recently represented Great Britain in the World Medics Football Championship. This is an annual event held in conjunction with a global congress on Medicine and Health in Sport. It is the world’s largest sporting event for physicians and took place from July 8th-15th in Austria. Twenty countries from all five continents took part. The GB team reached the quarter finals by topping their group after beating Australia 3-0, Argentina 2-0 and drawing 1-1 with a strong Russian side. In the quarter final, they played Uzbekistan. After a close and exciting game, they lost 1-0. They went on to play against Hungary and

National Trust

Hay Rake at Lundy Bay

Saturday September 30 10am - 3pm Join us for a few hours making hay as part of our meadow management near Lundy bay. For £2.50 per person we’ll throw in a ploughman’s lunch. All tools and equipment provided. Booking essential. Call 01208 863821 or email

Colombia before finishing in 8th place. This was an encouraging improvement on last year’s 16th place. The World Cup was won by the Czech Republic who beat Ukraine in the final. The whole tournament was played in an excellent spirit and forged many new global friendships. The GB team was well supported; Union Jacks

and the flag of St Piran were proudly displayed at all their matches. Tom, married with 2 small children, is currently working at Southampton General Hospital as an Anaesthetist. He hopes to be able to play in next year’s championship which will be held in Prague.

George Morris Wins Top Spot at SM Short Mat Bowls Club George Morris of Rock was ‘Player of the Year’ at St Minver Short Mat Bowls Club by achieving the most points in this year’s competitions at the club. Brian Crank was runner up. Prizes and trophies are awarded at the Club’s AGM. Short Mat Bowling is an inexpensive and sociable sport suitable for all ages. It’s quite difficult to do well and, once you get started, is addictive.

Members can choose just to play at home in Rock or take part in league matches against other clubs in Cornwall. The Club meets at 7 pm on Tuesday and Friday evenings for a couple of hours. You are welcome to come along and give it a go free of charge - the club will provide all equipment. Contact Club Secretary, Pat Crank, on 01208 869120 to find out more.

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Scrub and Spuds

Trevose Head: Saturday October 14, 10am - 3pm Pentire Head: Saturday November 11, 10am - 3pm Spend a few hours on the coast helping National Trust rangers cut back gorse and blackthorn scrub to encourage wildlife at this valuable coastal habitat. We’ll cook up a jacket potato lunch on the bonfire with cheese and beans. Bring along a drink and some snacks to keep you going. Please wear sturdy boots and clothing suitable for the weather, working in thorns and brambles and that you don’t mind getting smoky/ muddy. Family friendly and a great way to meet new people. Free. Booking essential. Call 01208 863821 or email

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Trevose Head Talk

Wednesday October 25 7pm - 8,30pm Tubestation Polzeath Find out what the National Trust are doing at Trevose Head near Padstow. Booking not required. £2 per person or free to Polzeath Marine Conservation Group members. Further info 01208 863821


Live Theatre in Wadebridge Did you know that in the next few months you can enjoy live opera, ballet and drama in Wadebridge? The Regal Cinema, along with 700 other cinemas across the UK and abroad, now regularly offers live screenings of performances by the Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera House, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Live screenings started in May 2013 with The Audience starring Helen Mirren. Since then they have proved increasingly popular with audiences who are able to enjoy top class performances at a fraction of the cost and in their own neighbourhood. During last winter, performances as diverse as Madame Butterfly from Sydney Harbour Bridge and Twelfth Night from the South Bank were screened in Wadebridge. The most popular performance last year was The Royal Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ in the weeks before Christmas.

How much does it cost? Ticket prices are fixed by the production company but are usually £15 with a discounted price of £12.50 for over 60s or under 15s. The screenings generally take place on Thursday evenings and are very well supported with many being sold out. The performance starts at 7pm with an opportunity to watch some pre-recorded material about the play and rehearsal process, including interviews with key people such as the lead actors and director. The performance takes place in front of a live audience who are, for example, at the National Theatre or the Royal Opera House but as soon as the performance starts, the cameras are strictly on the stage.

Do you miss out on the true live theatre experience? According to most people who attend these screenings, their experience is enhanced when in the cinema. Apparently, the actors take part in special rehearsals for the live screening performance as the cameras are able to pick up on every facial expression and visual clue which could be overlooked in a large theatre. The sound is clear and the picture is sharp so there is no reduction in quality when screened in a cinema. However, when the performance ends and the applause starts at the ‘real‘ theatre, it’s very hard not to join in and request an encore as you really feel that you’ve had an excellent night at the opera/ballet or theatre – and you’re home in less than half an hour! We welcome local stories and photographs.

David and Trish raise £4,000 Plus David and Trish Bray would like to thank everyone for their support and good wishes this year, both for the London Marathon and London to Paris cycle, and also for the generous donations which are still coming in for Alzheimer’s Society as we write. We have just returned from the London to Paris cycle, which was full of sun, rain, pain, crashes, tears and smiles - lots of smiles! We have been totally overwhelmed by the generosity shown to us. It’s been great, on both events, to make so many new friends and make so many good memories - which has a sad irony to it when you think of the reason we did the cycle for Alzheimer’s - a brilliant four days, all dedicated to my hero, my father Ron Bray. As we all met after the cycle ride it was announced that the running total for all the is just over £4,000 at the time of going to press. cyclists at the moment is £271,000 - which is Thank you all once again. mind blowing! Our contribution to that figure

Wadebridge Coasters Cycling Club Last year, a group of local cyclists (including many from the Wadebridge and St Minver area) formed ‘Wadebridge Coasters Cycling Club’. They wanted to start a club for all cyclists, irrespective of age, ability or cycling discipline. Nine months later, WCCC is rapidly approaching 100 members, representing a wide range of ability and fitness. Ages range from four to sixty-something and about a third are female. Some ‘Coasters’ race in time trials, triathlons or on mountain bikes, some enjoy long distance cyclosportives or climbing steep hills. But many are very happy just coasting along, admiring the beautiful scenery of the Camel valley and north coast of Cornwall. WCCC run five weekly club rides: some are social, some are for training, one is ladies-only. The Coasters have a strict rule that no one is ever left behind, but include extra challenges for those who enjoy them. There are also regular Family Rides catering for all ages, and the club is just launching ‘Coasters Kids’, a British Cycling Go Ride club for younger members which involves weekly cycle coaching and occasional races.

Cycling is more fun and safer in a group, and riding with experienced cyclists is the best way to improve. It is also a fantastic way to get – and keep – fit, whatever your age. Come and ride with the Coasters! For more information visit www.

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St Minver Probus Club Our speaker at our May meeting was Dennis Knight from Port Isaac. Dennis entertained us with his experiences in the Merchant Navy. During the war, he was an evacuee from South West London to Sussex and then came to live in The Mill at Port Isaac at the age of nine. In 1956, when it was time to leave Port Isaac School at 15, he expressed an interest in joining the Merchant Navy. After applying for a grant to go to sea school, he took his exam in Delabole and eventually joined the Merchant Navy training school, TS Warfleet. TS Warfleet took 60 trainees all aged between 15 and 16. After 12 months training, the trainees could choose who they wished to work for. Dennis chose Esso ship company. On getting the job, he went to Blackbushe airport to catch a flight in a Dakota to Bordeaux and then to Gibraltar were he boarded his first ship, the Esso Canterbury, as a galley boy. They sailed to Kuwait via the Suez Canal and Persian Gulf. This was the start of 12 years in the Merchant Navy. After four tanker trips during six months, he decided to change to passenger liners and joined The Union Castle as a cabin boy. The job involved long hours but visited many places around the world. He passed around a copy of the Ship Steward’s Handbook. This contained notes on the necessary etiquette and skills required to serve passengers on the great ocean liners of the day. It was an interesting insight into life in those times. At our June meeting we were


they are sent, from Uganda to Cameroon, from Mozambique to a country that barely exists. asked to imagine that you and your family have just survived (Somaliland is not officially a a terrible earthquake but have country, but that didn’t save it nothing left except your lives. from a devastating drought, or You glance round – just crumpled put it out of Shelterbox’s reach.) buildings, piles of masonry. Or North Korea! Now, not many You won’t know where it people can boast of going there, comes from, but one of the but Shelterbox can. first things you will see is a gift Actually, it is not all that from Cornwall – a large green surprising that this all started box, brought by a volunteer in a small town in Cornwall who hands you a certificate (Helston) as Cornwall has always guaranteeing that it and its contents are yours to keep. In had a global reach. But perhaps the box you find all you need for it is surprising that it has grown shelter; a substantial and rugged into such a massive, but lean, tent, with room for six, blankets, organisation, with depots all a light, a water purifier, a bag of over, including Dubai, Australia tools, hats, coats, and a very good and Central America. The aim mosquito net. You would think: is to arrive quickly and tailor wow, how brilliant! How on the box’s contents to the need. earth did they manage that? So evaluating that need is This was the subject of a talk important, both before and after by Colin Bell of Shelterbox. the disaster. Perhaps they are so Shelterbox is the world famous successful because their aim is Cornish disaster-relief charity. limited and very focussed. Not It works wonderfully, but need that that makes it easy, I am sure. donations all the time. Imagine having to get 500 boxes Colin not only explained the to Bristol quickly – you could organisation and mechanics of probably manage that! Rural Italy disaster relief, but showed us a real disaster movie. Then we might be a bit harder. But to Peru, had, in the words of the late Fred after a massive earthquake has Dibnah, a “ demonsteration” destroyed roads and most else of the magic box and contents. – well, that’s a whole different We learnt how boxes reach the ball-game. That is Shelterbox’s parts that other organisations ball-game, and no-one is better don’t. How the box travels by at it! road, rail, sea, raft or donkey. That it gets to people displaced by floods, earthquake, drought and conflict. Yes, unbelievably, 3,000 shelters went to Mosul via the United Nations. Shelterbox is sufficiently clued-up to send tarpaulins instead of tents, where buildings survive but roofs do not. There is a ‘school in a box’, to help restore normality for children. From Pakistan to Peru

That was a really inspiring talk, thanks to Colin. You too, can hear inspiring talks like this, and enjoy lunch and good company, by joining us. Ring our secretary, Roy Birchwood on 01208 880549. Well, thank you again Colin very much indeed, for giving us such an insight into Shelterbox’s work.

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Events at St Endellion September to November Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness: Sunday 17 September 3pm

A group of young student musicians from Cambridge will perform a range of Baroque chamber music for voice, violin, cello and harpsichord. £8 Accompanied under 16s free. North Cornwall Book Festival: Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 October With a line-up that includes Michael Morpurgo; Maggie O’Farrell; Dame Professor Hermione Lee; James Naughtie; Matt Haig; Wyl Menmuir; and Pascale Petit, the 5th North Cornwall Book Festival offers something for everyone, plus exhibitions, family events, café, bar, bookshop. Full information and tickets from Four Quartets: Thursday 5 October 7.30pm With Flora Pethybridge and Ashley Ramsden. An intimate and enchanting performance of T S Eliot’s visionary masterpiece. There will be beauty, laughter, and poetry in abundance. Tickets £6. 3 Daft Monkeys – Year of the Clown: Friday 6 October 7.30pm A set of quirky, upbeat fiddle-driven tunes from the band’s recently released new album. Their style of world folk music will have you dancing in the aisles! Tickets £10. Accompanied under 16s free. An Evening with Liane Carroll: Saturday 6 October 7.30pm Winner of Best British Jazz Vocalist in 2016 , Liane performs from her new album including jazz greats, much-loved songs by singer-songwriters, and her own material.Tickets £10. Accompanied under 16s free. Galini Piano Trio: Saturday 4 November 7.30pm The Trio (Andrew Watkinson - violin, Shuna Wilson - cello and Caroline Palmer – piano) will be playing Haydn, Shostakovich and Schubert in what promises to be a very special concert by these world-class players. Tickets £10. Accompanied under 16s free. Flats and Sharps: Friday 24 November, 7.30pm Five young men from West Cornwall performing blistering bluegrass, folk, country and pop. They have performed at the Proms in Hyde Park, Ireland’s Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Isle of Wight festival, in the US and in Australia. Tickets £10. Accompanied under 16s free

Workshops and regular events Writing into Radiance:In the Stone Barn, St Endellion Saturday 16 September 10am – 3pm

Led by Jenny Alexander, the day will be a combination of two short writing workshops followed by periods of silent contemplation. Suitable for all levels of writing experience, and for members of every faith and none.£15. Bring a picnic lunch North Cornwall Book Festival Book Club:2nd Wednesday of the month, 7-9pm Get together with like-minded people and enjoy exploring this year’s authors and others. Contact for more info. £2 a session. Wine and nibbles. Endelienta Poetry Group: 2nd Saturday of the month, 10am-12 noon An informal group for those who enjoy reading and writing poetry. Newcomers always welcome. For more information e mail Endelienta Make Club: 3rd Saturday of the month, 10am-12.30pm For children and parents, a fun place to explore, create and get messy. The sessions are themed, and are led by inspirational artists. £5 a session. Materials provided. Exhibitions: St Endellion Hall. Entry free 5-8 October Book Festival Exhibition: Findings. Prints, paintings and jewellery from a number of artists who all embrace the lucky discoveries or ‘accidents’ that occur in the process of making.

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point in Wadebridge Tesco Wadebridge company, early in this summer as we are the Autumn term. competing for a grant from Lots Going On Sporting Events them towards the playground refurbishment. All our KS2 classes have Thirteen of our children been out on their residential Key Stage 2 Playground represented our school at experiences and we were the Australia v South Africa blessed with good weather Our KS2 playground is in Women’s Cricket World Cup for all of them. need of attention to make it and were the anthem children safe and usable in all weather for the game. We would like to Y4 have performed a dance conditions. We were fortunate congratulate England ladies with other Aspire schools at to receive a Big Lottery grant on winning the World Cup. Caerhays, in collaboration of £11,000 but the whole with Dance Republic 2, and We are also celebrating project is going to cost Y3 have performed at Eden in another year of sporting £25,000. It will consist of a collaboration with Rambert. success. We competed in children’s gym and climbing The ‘Friends of St Breock’ area. This will be built on an the North Cornwall Games, group (FoSB) have been all-weather surface, meaning followed by the Cornwall exceptionally busy as they we are no longer limited by Games and finished as are fundraising for our new the changing Cornish weather runners up in both the medals playground. Our Summer Fēte as to when the children are table and the Helen Glover was very successful, despite safe to use it. Primary Champions Race. the horrendous weather! Sixty eight of our KS2 children The children were very Stalls and activities included took part in the games, so excited to see the plans and a Fire Engine to explore, are looking forward to being we are well on our way to BBQ, Ice-cream stall, glitter part of the installation project ensuring that at St Breock we face painting, sale of fresh find a sport for all. with Schoolscapes, a local vegetables from the school garden, welly wanging and much more. What an exciting end of term we have had at St Breock!

Following that success the FoSB then organised a Rainbow Run around the school grounds, which was great fun and very colourful! Both events managed to raise over £1300 towards the playground, which is fantastic! Please also look out for our Blue Token collection 22

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Busy Year for Wadebridge Primary Academy Children at Wadebridge Primary Academy have had an exciting year. Through a varied and creative curriculum, the children have enjoyed a range of opportunities that have not only helped their English and Maths skills, but have become special memories to treasure.

for the Principia Space Conference in November. Year 2 competed in the World The ‘Space Crew’ enjoyed motivational talks and the Pasty Championships at the Eden Project. Barney and the hands on activities gave them a real insight into Science, Blue Peter team spent the whole day with the children, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Tim Peake then took filming the pasties being made and one of our entries the time to speak to each Bloodhound Rocket Car won third prize. of the children and listened A Year 5 team of engineers intently to what they had to Mountain Bike Track say. Photos of the day can be and rocket-car designers came 6th at the National final November also saw the found on the school website. opening of the new Bike for the Bloodhound rocketIn summary, it has been powered car race at Santa Pod Track. Professional mountain an incredible year, filled bikers (including a downhill Raceway. with many other wonderful champion racer) came to The team had to design and performances and events. build a rocket-powered car to demo on the track for the Wadebridge Primary Academy race against other qualifying whole school and then did a came first in one of the teams from across the UK. The workshop for a small group Choral Poetry Classes at on their bikes. Children have one hour design and build the Wadebridge Festival of been using the track daily of the car followed by two Speech and Music and the to improve their skills and races on the Santa Pod track school year was rounded resulted in an average speed competitions will be starting off by a two day event in of 45.27 mph! The school soon. July at the Royal Cornwall logo will now be printed on Showground to celebrate Principia Space the actual Bloodhound when farming in the community. Conference it races in South Africa next year and the school will look Children from Year 6 met Tim We look forward to the start of another fantastic school year forward to seeing the car in Peake in November. They Cornwall in October. spent two days in Portsmouth in September.

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Puff along with Pat We are a group of ladies who meet weekly at The Point in Polzeath for aqua aerobics. As you can see from the photo, our average age is 21!. We regularly raise money for good causes from a local skateboard site to the Deafblind society in Truro. We recently aimed to swim 1878 lengths of our pool to raise funds for Hope for Tomorrow and the Polzeath Marine Conservation

Group. This is an amazing feat for us because at least one of our group can’t swim. Well we did it and raised a total of £335 for

Garden Lunch in aid of Cancer Research UK Jane and Nick Pickles very kindly opened their garden and prepared lunch for 41 in aid of Cancer Research UK. The date was set as July 2nd and the weather forecasts

watched carefully. We hoped for at the very least a dry day. The morning was dry and by lunch time the sun was fully out, we couldn’t have asked for more.

these good causes. Thank you to The Point for hosting us and all those people who supported us . We were treated to a glass of Prosecco which preceded a wonderful gourmet lunch all of which was enjoyed whilst sitting in the garden. A raffle was held and a birthday celebrated. Altogether it was a very enjoyable way to raise £550 for Cancer Research UK in helping to fund their work in preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. The St Minver committee extend their very grateful thanks to everyone who attended and especially to Jane and Nick for all their work in preparing for the day. Gina Snelling


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Polzeath 10k Running Race by Freedom Racing As a keen runner of many years, I was incredibly excited when I found out about a newly arranged 10k trail race exactly where I like to puff myself out once or twice a week. I signed up immediately then got down to some training to familiarise myself with the route – and soon realised how tough it was! Race day arrived, as did a ridiculous amount of nerves having not raced for three years; as the crowd gathered it was soon clear that Freedom Racing owner Tom Sutton had done a great job gathering almost 200 runners, mostly from Cornwall running clubs. That didn’t help steady the nerves at all! Registration and prize giving were both well run at the Polzeath Tubestation.

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across a small field to the coast path. It was then the coast path all the way back to Polzeath. via a much needed water stop at the 4k mark. Those familiar with the path The weather had mercifully cleared too will know it’s not the flattest or smoothest showing the stunning coastline at its best. of routes but the real sting in the tail was to So the race began – a beach start from the come – the route went out to the Northern car park straight to Baby Bay; it was soon clear most Rump and straight up it, requiring some how fast some of the runners were. Then up hands and knees clambering! onto the coast path around to Stinky Bay up Then across the “saddle” and onto the next that rather vicious set of steps and onto the Rump followed by a near out of control fall/ steady climb up the tranquil valley to Pentire run/stumble back to the main path. My legs Farm. By this point some rather annoying were mounting a strong protest by this point stomach cramps had decided to set in and and it took a bit of grit and determination to much grimacing was needed. carry on. We continued up to the track past the Lead So onwards to the Pentire Point and back to Mines car park, the National Trust buildings Baby Bay on the coast path and straight back and straight on until we reached a left turn across the beach to where we started; I was neck and neck with another runner but simply ran out of steam ending up two seconds behind him and 8th overall. The aim was a top ten finish so that was good enough for me! The winner was Phil Winskill, a very well known fell runner, who ran it in 42m27s. Second was James Barnett, a very successful runner from Falmouth. And third was Matt Visit our website -

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Pause for thought

When I was little, dad used to take us on all sorts of walks- along streams and rivers, down narrow coastal paths and up mountain sides. It was always an adventure discovering abandoned buildings, hidden lakes and I remember almost picking up a snake thinking it was a bungee cord! We often came back loaded with fallen wood for the fire. We went out in all sort of weather and I remember one dreadful walk through a hooley of a stormit felt like the hail was cutting exposed skin which the wicked wind rubbed salty sea air into. It was tough going and even though burdened down with winter fuel, somehow we managed to get home feeling like tough settlers on the wild frontier. That was many moons ago. Recently Dad came down to visit and we went to Rough Tor, his legs now being much weaker, we could only look longingly from the car park gate and complete the walk through a pair of binoculars. Dad lamented for the time when he would have been able to traipse up the hill and I pondered upon the day when I will stand at such a precipice with my children. For me it was a sacred moment. Sacred moments like this aren’t uncommon, they happen all the time between parents and children, brothers and sisters, extended family and even between cousins. They happen between friends, work colleagues and between strangers. Coming across the something of God in the other person is a daily occurrence but perhaps recognising and appreciating the sacredness in our relationships is more difficult. I believe that when Jesus taught his followers to pray “our Father”, he is inviting us to see God in our relationships and to know that we can be in relationship with God. Marcus Jones

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We Will Remember Them Andrea Mary Batten of St Breock

Violet Audrey Hocking of Rock

James Glanville Brandon of Wadebridge

Dennis Irons of St Minver

Dorothy May Buse of Rock

Frederick Edwin Hocking of New Polzeath

Charles Ian Mansfield Clark of Rock

Wolfgang Otto Hubert Mahlberg of

Marcia Valerie Jeffery of Wadebridge

Catherine Mary Morris of Wadebridge

Antony Raymond Cook of Wadebridge Chris DAY formerly of Rock

Michael Murray of Rock Elizabeth (Betty) Puckey of St Minver

Dorothy Mary Farmer of St Minver

Dr Laurence Stephen Rayner of St Minver

Dorothy Gladys Freeman of St Minver

Mary Brabyn Redding of Wadebridge

Marjorie (Madge) Gilbert of Wadebridge

William Edward Lloyd Sandercock of

Ronald Edmund Anthony Hart of St Minver Frederick George Hawke of Burlawn



Margaret Kathleen Clarke of St Minver

St Minver Richard John Webb of Wadebridge

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Polzeath Coastguard Rescue Team We work closely with other emergency services too, mostly the RNLI, Fire Service, Police and Ambulance Service; the Coastguard helicopter are in difficulties, usually on or you may have seen is actually Coastguard Rescue Officers search for and rescue people below cliffs. run by a separate department and occasionally pets who but we regularly work closely Water rescue – sometimes have got in to difficulties - be directly from the sea but together. it on cliffs or stuck in mud or often those threatened by an In the last six months we water. Sometimes our role incoming tide. extends inland helping to find have had a number of shouts Searching - for missing and missing people. ranging from missing persons, vulnerable people but also helping the Fire Service We are a close knit team of water craft. rescue a cow which had fallen 14 volunteers who live and off the Rumps, assisting the work locally. We are on call First aid – we are trained to ambulance service, recovering 24 hours a day, 365 days a give basic First Aid but also year and respond to coastal help with medical evacuations dogs over the cliff and also emergencies via a pager helping with a car and driver in hard to access areas. and, more recently, a new which fell 60 feet off the cliff Radio communications – smartphone based alert at New Polzeath. The work Coastguard teams often system. is challenging but extremely coordinate multi agency rewarding! Our Coastguard station is operations and can relay located in Rock and we use information thanks to our well In a coastal emergency two 4WD vehicles to get Dial 999 and ask for the developed communication to emergencies although Coastguard. systems. it can be quicker for some volunteers to get to a location directly in their own vehicle – we then meet at an rendezvous point, select the most appropriate kit and get on with the rescue as quickly as possible.

This is the first of a regular update about the Polzeath Coastguard team in which we hope to give LINK readers more information on what we do and keep you updated on our more notable ‘shouts’ and training exercises.

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Wadebridge School Prom

On June 29th over 130 Year 11 students attended their Prom at the Eden Project. As always they all looked amazing with many staff trying to recognise the grown up ladies and gentlemen as they climbed out of limos, tractors and horse drawn carriages! The rain was kind and held off, so they were able to enjoy their walk down the red carpet. Once inside the venue, so wonderfully decorated by the Prom Committee that morning, they were

able to enjoy the photo booth and indulge in marshmallows and fruit covered in chocolate from the chocolate fountain. For some the draw of the chocolate was the highlight of the night. Once the meal was over, the disco started and some serious dance

moves ensured; and that was just Miss Yardley and the staff! A huge thanks to Steve at ‘Handsomemomento’, Andy at ‘Sound One Disco’, Tonya from ‘Absolute Chocolate’, the staff at Eden and finally the Prom Committee who did an amazing job organising the event. ‘ Tina Yardley, Head Teacher


Wadebridge Scouts’ Annual Duck Race Makes Over £2,500! Wadebridge Pets was the lucky winner of a meal for two at The Granary as their duck was first past the post.

‘Billed’ as one of the town’s greatest sporting spectacles, 1st Wadebridge Scout Group’s annual Duck Race took place on Saturday, 22nd July on a course upriver from the main bridge to the foot bridge. During the weeks before the event, the public were invited to sponsor a duck for £1 in the hope that theirs would be the first across the line. 1,500 small ducks set off on their intrepid

journey and the winner was sponsored by a beaver scout from St Mabyn Troop who won £100. He is planning to use his winnings to treat all his fellow beavers to some sweets and take the rest on holiday.

The event raised £2,255.64 pence for 1st Wadebridge Scout Group and took a lot of organising and hard work from parents and leaders of the group as well as beavers, cub and scouts themselves who helped with numbering the ducks, organising the cake sale, assisting with the barbecue and bouncy castle as well as getting the safety boats on the water.(rest assured, no duck was harmed at the event!)

The beavers, cubs, scouts and venture scouts will also have a job to do when they return Businesses in the area also had the opportunity to support the from their summer break as event, paying £10 to sponsor a every duck will have to be large duck with their name on. cleaned before next year’s 67 large ducks set off down the event. Sounds quackers to me course and on this occasion, Morwenna Vernon

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Padstow to Rock Swim 2017 The 2017 Padstow to Rock swim took place on Sunday 6th August. “The weather was overcast but not cold, and the lack of sunshine did not deter the steady stream of swimmers coming to register as soon as Registration opened at 10.30 am.� said Swim Coordinator Peter Tamblin . The sea conditions were quite good, but there was a bit of a chop near the Aaron McClure and Philip Brown of the Sharps Brewery team. Rock side, which provided an extra challenge for the relatively easy prospect, but and shepherded by a flotilla swimmers. At 4.25 pm 106 of safety craft. for many it was something Elite swimmers, in their The Non Elite swim started very new, and a real distinctive red hats, powered off from the start line to head at approximately 5pm. For challenge of their fitness out across the estuary, led some swimmers it was a Concluded at foot of page 62 ->


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Tony Watson Tournament raises over £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support 64 short mat bowlers from all over Devon and Cornwall descended on St Minver Short Mat Bowls Club in Rock to play in the Tony Watson Tournament. Running for its seventh year the tournament is held in honour of past member Tony Watson and is organised and run by Tony Watson’s family. The original target was to raise at least £5,000 over time for Macmillan Cancer Support. The amount raised each year has progressively increased with an incredible £850 being raised last year. This year it was even better at £1,018.60 bringing the total raised over the 7 years well above the £5,000 target. The 64 bowlers formed 16 teams, each representing a club. The group stages saw

only two teams winning all their games and progressing to the final. They were Winkleigh with 28 shots and Holmans with 21 shots. The final was tense and it could have gone either way. With two ends left to play the score was 4 – 8 to Holmans meaning that Winkleigh had the tall order of having to double their score in just two ends. They fought hard, picking up 1 on the penultimate end. On the last end Holmans’ skip, Peter Hore, trailed the jack into the ditch meaning that all Winkleigh could do was score 2 at best - not enough to win the competition. The final score was 8 – 6 meaning that Holmans won the Tony Watson Trophy title.

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St Minver Senior Circle Outing On a glorious day way back in the summer 15 members of the St Minver Senior Circle enjoyed a coach trip to Widdecombe-on-the-Moor in Devon. After a stroll round the village, lunch and a visit to the parish church the group were taken on a scenic trip accross the moor with its spectacular views. This picture was taken at Two Bridges; If you are interested in learning more about the group contact either Chairman John Tilling Entertainment Organiser 01208 862616 or secretary Pat Crank on 01208 869120.

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Our Featured Artist Nicholas St John Rosse Written by Peter Crisp Nicholas is a highly accomplished artist who combines his skills as a figure painter with his love of the Cornish seascape. “My favourite places to paint are where we live: Polzeath, Daymer Bay, Trebarwith Strand, Porthilly – I love the feel of the place.” Nicholas has lived and worked in the same house since he moved to Cornwall from

London 36 years ago. The house is situated at the foot of St Nectan’s Glen, a magical corner of the north coast that has become a magnet for foreign visitors. “We get a lot of foreign visitors these days as it’s been publicized on-line and worldwide. We’ve seen a tremendous increase in pedestrian traffic on the lane leading to the glen. Coachloads!”

Still Nicholas can indulge his love of painting and of the place. “There’s a lot to paint there: wonderful tree forms, the red stones in the river, the river itself.” Like many of our featured artists, his life as an artist coincided with his coming on holiday to this area. There seems to be something in the light that inspires the artist

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to see. “I first started painting when we used to visit Cornwall when I was a child. I think of myself as a figure painter but I love the sea and so I combine the two. I use drawings done from live models, I use photographs and I use my imagination. I like to find ways in which the figure can relate to water and sand both in reality and pictorially. The visual fusion of water, sand and rock enveloping people fascinates me, and I try to use these elements as an extension of the model’s mood.” Also, like many of his fellow artists, Nicholas has been a teacher, both of painting and language, to help make ends meet. “When we moved to

Cornwall, I ran painting courses for seven years.” But for many years, he has been able to fulfill his love of painting full time. “I produce a lot of paintings. It’s a compulsion but I do enjoy it and I think I’m painting better now than I ever have.”

the picture with them.”

You have only to look at his work to see what Nicholas means. He has also gained a reputation for painting group portraits. “I do commissions to paint portraits – especially of peoples’ children on the beach “The most important thing in – and their dogs, of course. A my art is that I concentrate on lot of them revolve around Rock the figure. Very often, it’s a lone and particular seascapes that figure. Sometimes I do groups people love to visit. I’ve been of people but the focus is on doing that for over 25 years the figure in the environment. now and I do enjoy it. I love People ask me why I paint painting dogs.” figures from the back. The point is: when you paint people from If you’d like to see more of the work or find out how to the front they are walking out commission a portrait, you can of the picture towards you. When you paint them from the visit or back, they are walking into their call 07978 505824 , own picture. And so you enter

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St Minver School Report The School Cricket Club had an opportunity to see the Women’s World Cup In addition to this, the term match between India and has been packed with other the West Indies, at Taunton wonderful experiences during the early stages of which included, Year 4 It started with our very the cup, which were hosted overdue visit from Ofsted, performing a movement here this summer. An which found the school to routine at Caerhayes. The amazing experience for all be ‘Good’ in all areas. This piece, which they have involved. been rehearsing for several was closely followed by Another successful year weeks, was based on the residential trips by class of entries at The Royal theme of local heroes. Year 4 and 5. Class 4 enjoyed Cornwall Show Flower Tent, 4 chose Olympic Rower the wonderful setting of saw numerous rosettes Annie Vernon as their Camp Kernow at Malpas, and certificates on display. hero. They developed an where they learnt about The children had great amazing routine, which I sustainable living. The know looked spectacular at fun, growing plants and weather was kind and preparing their creations the beach setting. they had a wonderful and the overall standard experience. Year 5 enjoyed Year 3 ended their Tudor of entries was once again glorious weather in Bristol topic with a day at Trerice exemplary. where they sailed on Manor. All dressed in The Matthew, explored Year 6 once again traditional Tudor attire, the history of the Clifton they learnt about life in the ended the year with an Suspension Bridge, toured outstanding production manor during the time of the SS Great Britain and –Paradise City! This Queen Elizabeth 1st and enjoyed a visit to the zoo. celebration of 1980s rock had great fun acting the A fun packed three days music saw the return of big part of Tudors. The final term of the academic year at St. Minver School is always an extraordinarily busy one. This year was no exception!

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hair, outrageous make up and ...snake skin trousers! A colourful celebration of all that was bad in the 80s! Well done Class 6, a show St Minver will never forget! Just a snippet of the wonderful things that go on at St. Minver. Now that well earned summer break, before we start all over again! Paul Howard, Deputy Head seen. The St Minver families Rainbow Run were all sponsored to run 30 mums, children and 5km whilst getting well friends joined the 2,000 and truly truly covered in runners in this year’s different coloured powder Children’s Hospice South paint along the route. They West’s Rainbow Run at RAF all had a great time, whilst St Mawgan in Newquay helping the event to raise last weekend. This was the a terrific £80,000 in total for this very special local biggest biggest Rainbow charity Run Cornwall has ever

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Compiled by Niki Couch Welcome to the first edition of the Junior Link, a dedicated section for children of all ages, with plenty of activities and ideas to get creating at home; whether baking, gardening or taking a nature walk through the beautiful countryside that’s right on our doorstep. We will be running various competitions throughout the year that we would be delighted for you to take part in. This section of the magazine has been designed specifically for children, so if there is anything you would like included in the magazine, or have any ideas for features, we would love to hear from you at: juniors@


Cookery Corner The last of the summer berries A great activity to do with friends and family, take some containers and head out and about around the local hedgerows (be sure to be off road), and pick the last summer blackberries. Remember not to pick berries that are too low to the ground. Blackberry and Coconut Squares A great recipe to try: Ingredients:

250g Self raising flour

25g Oats

280g soft brown sugar

200g cold butter (cut up)

75g desiccated coconut

2 medium eggs, beaten

350g blackberries You will also need a lined baking tin 31 x 17cm or 21cm square Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan – remember to ask an adult to help. Into a bowl mix the flour, oats and sugar. Rub in the butter to the mixture using your fingertips. Stir in the coconut. Put one teacup full of the mixture to one side. Stir in the beaten eggs, and then tip the mixture into the tin. Make a smooth surface on the mixture with the back of a spoon. Scatter the blackberries over the top and then the reserved teacup mixture. Ask an adult to help putting the bake into the oven. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes until golden and cooked right through. Ask an adult to remove from the oven and cool, and then with adult help, cut into 12 squares. Now they are ready to eat!! Remember to send in a photograph of your raspberry and coconut squares before tucking into them, and we will print a selection of your culinary creations in the next issue. Email your photographs to:

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The Last Glimpses of Summer Our first competition is a photographic competition for children of all ages. We would like you to capture the ‘last glimpses of summer’ in a photograph. This may be a particular beach you like to visit, a certain food that reminds you of summer, a particular place you like to visit when the weather is nice….get your thinking caps on, capture something that really sums summer up for you. We would like you to send your photograph in by email to: juniors@stminverlink.orgAlong with your photograph, write a few words as to what this image means to you. Please also write your name and age. We look forward to receiving your photographs, no later than 5 October 2017. The winner’s photograph will be published in the winter edition of the Link magazine, and the winner will receive a £10 voucher for iBounce? We hope you have enjoyed the first edition of the Junior Link. We look forward to developing this section of the magazine, with the support from the children of our local community We welcome local stories and photographs.


In Sep te good mber it is a idea t o your b ird ta clean bird fe bles and eders. Encourage the wild birds into your garden by making your own bird food Cake. (Children with nut allergies should not attempt to make these). With the colder weather on its way, you can make some wild bird food cake ready to feed the birds through the winter. This is how you do it. With adult help, chop the nuts and fruit to a fine consistency, and put into a bowl. Stir in the grated cheese. Melt the lard or suet in a saucepan over a Ingredients low heat. When completely melted, carefully remove the saucepan from the 1/3 cup sunflower seeds heat, and gradually mix into your dry ingredients a little at a time. When 1/3 cup nyjer seeds everything is combined, divide the mixture into portions slightly larger than 1/3 cup grated cheese the size of a golf ball. Using your hands, mould the mixture into a ball shape ½ cup dried fruit (soaked and place on a tray covered in baking parchment. When all the balls are over night) made, cover with baking parchment and leave to cool completely. Place the ½ cup unsalted peanuts tray into the fridge overnight to allow the balls to fully set. 1 cup of lard or beef suet The balls are now ready to put on your bird table or into your bird feeder. To store them place all the spare seed balls into an airtight container, ready to replenish the feeders as and when needed. If you do not have the exact ingredients, it doesn’t matter. Its fun to try adjustments to the recipe, the general rule is one part fat (lard or suet) to two parts dry ingredients (nuts and seeds). Remember that birds also like water to drink, so keep a bowl of water alongside your bird food, and keep it regularly topped up.

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Where to go/What to do this Autumn September Throughout September Eden Project Hangloose Adventure Activities for 8+ years. Dairyland activities throughout September. Padstow Mystery Treasure Trail. 2nd & 3rd Grandparent’s Weekend at Lappa Valley. Grand parents free entry with any full paying child. 2nd-9th Minack Theatre hosting ‘Storytelling Curious Creatures.’ Landhydrock herbaceous border workshop. 7th 10th Truro Day in Boscowen Park with fun activities for children. 11th-13th Newquay Fish Festival. Dog Agility Show at the Royal Cornwall Show 16th ground. 28th Landhydrock ‘seed and sow’ at the plant nursery. 1st-30th Paradise Park ‘Eagles of Paradise’ display. October 3rd Callington Honey Fair, one of the largest street fairs in Cornwall.

27th-30th Monkey Sanctuary Halloween games, face painting, stories and more. 29th Cornwall Pedigree Calf Show at the Royal Cornwall Show ground. 30th Newquay Zoo for story telling, puppets, music and dance. Eden Project fancy dress spooky evening with 31st activities, treats and disco. 31st Crealy meet and greet Moshi Monsters Katsuma. 25th-2nd Nov Lanhydrock spooky garden trail and house entry. 27th-2nd Nov Maritime Museum Falmouth hosting workshops each day. 28th-Nov 3rd Dairyland free pumpkin carving. November 18th-19th Pencarrow Christmas Craft Fair. 18th Cornish Winter Fair at the Royal Cornwall Show ground. 22nd Truro City of Lights. 24th-26th Fowey Christmas Market weekend.

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Your Photograph Pages Have you have taken a photograph you are proud of? If so, send it in and we will publish it if we can. In this issue we are delighted to feature a shot from professional photographer Craig Spot Moldoon Hardie who lives in Wadebridge. His photograph, on the right, was taken at West Pentire featuring model Natalie Emma Read with a stunning carpet of rape flowers with a vivid field of red poppies. Craig finished a degree in photography before moving to London to work as a fashion advertising photographer with clients such as Saattchi, Boss Model agency, Mugshots and many more. He also specialised in black and white printing. He made the decision to move back to his home in Cornwall and Joined South West Film Studios in St Agnes where he worked on on the Wycliff detective series and the hilarious film ‘Saving Grace’. Craig is working in television again as one of the two photographers on set for ‘Poldark’. During his career Craig has won Gold awards from Ilford for black and white printing, the AFAP award for Fashion photography and awards from the British institute of photography. In his spare time he specialises In Landscape and concert photography having heard about the bright and vivid poppies at West Pentire decided to shoot Natalie at that location. The photograph below was taken by Craig at Bedruthan Steps.

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Swallows in our porch For the second time since we have lived at Swallows Rest a pair of swallows tried to build a nest on our porch light but the nesting material kept falling off so I added a small plastic shelf. The nest was quickly completed and it was not long before the parents were furiously flying back and forth feeding the three chicks. The chicks completely ignored the human comings



and goings - for the top photograph the camera was hand held about two feet from the nest.

Photographing the parents was more difficult.

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Puya Chilenesis - Jane Pain These photographs were taken by Jane Pain. They show two Puya Chilensis, one with yellow flowers, one green, in a Rock garden. They were planted as seeds obtained from Tresco 10 years ago. One has red flowers and the other yellow.

Swallows in our porch - continued from previous page -> The camera was set on a tripod in the hallway with a zoom lens set to 110mm. All camera settings were set to ‘Manual’ and the shutter was triggered

remotely using a mobile ‘phone. It took quite a few attempts because the parent only paused on the nest for a fraction of a second.

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Birth Stones Stuart Robertson is the proprietor of Robertson’s Jewellers Ltd. with a shop inWadebridge, and two shops in Launceston. Stuart has studied, and qualified in all aspectsof his trade with The National Association of Goldsmiths and particularly enjoyed his studies in gemmology. Stuart grew up in Rock and has always been a keen supporter of St Minver Link. Heat treatment is often used to enhance the colour of Ruby is the name given to red, rubies. Although gemstone quality, corundum rubies are part and is of the same of the chemical group of composition minerals as next hardest to diamonds, they have certain preferred directions of parting, otherwise known as weaknesses. Because of this, care must be taken when cutting and setting to avoid fracturing. Photo above. Corundum from Winza, Inclusions - or minerals, Tanzinania, containing two lustrous growths, canals etc. are ruby crystals. Rob Lavinsky from Wikipedia common in rubies. These do Sapphire. Rubies may be any not always indicate lower shade of red from pinkish, quality, but can show the slightly purple to almost difference between natural brown, depending on the and synthetic stones. corundum and iron content Rubies are found of the stone. The most typical worldwide in igneous colour used in jewellery is and metamorphic rocks, cerise pink. As a rough stone, or as pebbles in river ruby appears dull and greasy, deposits. The finest but when cut, the lustre can examples come from approach that of a diamond. Burma. Stones from Thailand

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are brownish red, whilst those from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Vietnam are bright red. Those from India, North Carolina, Russia, Australia and Norway are dark, sometimes opaque. Like sapphires, rubies may have needle-like inclusions that appear as a ‘silk’ sheen. A cabochon cut allows these inclusions to show as a six pointed star. As well as being recognised as the birthstone for July, it is also

Photo above. A crystal of Peridot (from Wikipedia).


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traditionally used to celebrate 40th wedding anniversaries.

August – Peridot Peridot is the gem-quality specimen of the mineral olivine. Peridot possesses an olive, or bottle green colour due to the iron content of the mineral, and a distinctive oily or greasy lustre. Olivine gets its name from the French word ‘Peritot’ meaning ‘gold’, because the mineral can often appear close to the colour. Peridot is quite soft, and so is generally considered rather too soft to be used as gemstones in rings or bracelets where they would be subject to more wear than in the more commonly used settings in earrings, pendants and brooches. Small stones are quite commonly found, but large good quality examples are rare. The Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC has an example of a cut stone of 319 carats. In Russia, there are some cut peridots that came from a meteorite that fell in eastern Siberia in 1749. Peridots have been mined for over 3,500 years on St John’s Island in the Red Sea. They have always been prized gemstones and were worn as carved talismans in ancient Egypt. During the middle ages, Europeans

brought the crystals back from the Crusades to decorate church plates and robes. Peridot is found in Egypt, China, Burma, Brazil, Hawaii, Arizona, Australia, South Africa and Norway.

September – Sapphire. The name sapphire is from the Greek work meaning ‘blue’ and used to be applied to various stones. As late as the Middle Ages, the stone that we know today as ‘lapis lazuli’ was referred to as a version of sapphire. Around 1800, it was recognised that sapphire and ruby are gem varieties of corundum. At first, only blue stone varieties were called sapphires. In actual fact, all gem quality corundum that is not red in colour (see Ruby above) is called sapphire, although we tend to associate the name with the colour blue. The chemical composition of all corundum is Aluminium Oxide. Variations in colour occur depending on the impurities within the stone, particularly of iron and titanium, resulting in a broad spectrum of colours of

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sapphires. The most prized and valuable is a deep, clear blue, or ‘cornflower blue’. Some sapphires appear to change colour depending on whether viewed under natural or artificial light. The various colours of sapphires are named simply by description – e.g. pink sapphire, yellow sapphire, green sapphire. A small iron content results in yellow and green tones, chromium produces pink, iron and

vanadium produces orange tones. Good quality sapphire is found in Burma, Sri Lanka and India. Sapphire from Thailand, Australia and Nigeria is dark blue – almost black. Montana USA produces sapphire of a metallic blue. Sapphires are also sourced from Cambodia, Brazil, Kenya, Malawi and Colombia. Sapphire is extremely hard, like ruby, although differs in structure, which makes it difficult when cutting stones. 45 45


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In blue skies and sunshine organised mayhem descended on St Breock Primary School with their first ever ‘Rainbow Run’. The event was organised by Friends of St Breock Primary School, who are actively raising money for much needed playground equipment in the school. Contestants ran around the playing field and school site and into a kaleidoscopic tempest of bright paints and water which was quite a spectacle and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Friends of St Breock Primary School wishes to thank One2One Fitness for their Sponsorship, the Rainbow Bag Company, Just Water Bodmin, Cole Rayment & White and Tesco Wadebridge for their kind donations. Thanks also go to all the parents, teachers and children who have contributed so much to what has been another very successful event for the school in raising £550.

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Interior Design

Beach Style is all about bring the outside in and creating a retreat with a relaxed and airy vibe. Nicola O’Mara - Beach Style conjures up endless beach days, a laid-back lifestyle and where the land meets the ocean. Interior styles can range from shabby chic, tropical, modern to a more casual nautical style. These can of course be mixed up to create your own

to create a crisp, sea- inspired space. Remember to use interesting and eclectic pieces to create that shabby sea side home.

Modern Style Contemporary architecture, clean lines, minimal styling and open plan living. Think white, muted greys, and inky blue tones, a restrained palette and then use pops of colour in accents around the home to provide the room with a lift. Use contemporary materials such as polished concrete, leather, steel and glass to achieve a sophisticated and stream lined look.

Rustic Coastal Raw, earthy, weather timbers and recycled wood best describe this style. Salvaged materials, coarsely woven fabrics and wall panelling can all feature in this beach house style. Furnishings and accessories should be rustic, textured and organic looking, twists of industrial chic work Use white paint as your back drop and use natural and textural materials.

Raw,earthy and weathered timbers create a lovely rustic interior.

individual beach style.

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well too. The furniture looks great when oversized and colour pallets should be organic, simple and clean.

A nautical theme dĂŠcor celebrates a palette of navy, white with classic pops of red and yellow. Hunt around for old Vintage Style Hunt around second-hand shops, visit flea oars, wooden steering helms, sailing flags, anchors and ships accessories. Look out markets and antique fairs to find lovely pieces that you can upcycle to create this for items with age and history with an unique and interesting style. It is perfectly authentic feel. Accessorise with nautical themed cushions and artwork. suited for that beach house design and the most affordable way to furnish a Tropical Beach casual sea side cottage. Look for pieces Natural textures with a tropical theme; that allow you to mix and match styles and look for items both old and new. Use bring in bamboo furniture, add touches of jute, sisal and rattan baskets. Bring in your DIY skills to breathe life into these bright fresh greens and oversized prints items by re-staining, painting and rethat inject a sense of fun and vibrancy. upholstering. Upcycle and collect unusual objects for a vintage feel.

Tropical Beach. Use lush green plants and Cacti to enhance your interior.

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Seasonal Fashion Tips from Fusion’s Rhowen Yoki Autumn Trends: Transitioning from summer to autumn will be made just that bit easier this year by the exciting new trends hitting the shop floor. Diamond Dazzle

one statement shiny piece like culottes or a singlet. Sparkle and shine this Layer it with faux fur, suede autumn with this space age and leather for an edgy but super soft feminine look.

The 70s Everyone loved the 80’s trend so much that we have regressed another decade and into the sticky toffee, floral, disco glam of the 70s. Thanks to the era’s whimsical

uniqueness and freedom of expression, the 70’s styles are loved by fashion designers and consumers alike. Fashion in the 70s covered many styles and genres that continue to influence fashion today. As well as the instantly recognisable disco and hippy styles of the era, there were also bohochic, punk and glam rock, folk and ethnic, safari and military, and sporty-chic fashions. There is something for everyone… all you need is a little floral embroidery.

Suits and Sleeves inspired trend. Rihanna paved the way for chain mail, glittery mesh and sequins to quite literally cover your body and fill your high shine is the biggest trend for autumn and is thought to continue right into next spring. If you aren’t a fan of all over glitz then why not go for 50

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but if you aren’t a lover of power dressing then you can still utilise these key elements within your own wardrobe. Cinching belts and ruffles can be used to accentuate the waist and broaden the shoulders effortlessly.

all of which can be accentuated with any length dress!


Short sleeve shirts are the way forward this autumn and the bolder the print, the better. Short sleeves can be worn with chinos, Tonal Times floral prints can easily jeans or shorts and flip It is time to brush up on be matched to make the flops, wear buttoned up colour coordination and perfect outfit. with fashion decades such It’s all about the dress! or open with a plain white as the 40s and 70s making tee underneath, there is no Just because it is becoming a comeback, this should style limits with this item. be easy. The 40’s trend sees colder doesn’t mean you Take full advantage of all the return of dusky blues, need to cover yourself in the patterns and colours dark colours and masses muted taupe and pastel this fall, and don’t be afraid amounts of wool. Dresses lilac which alongside the to mix and match to keep that were on trend this 70’s camel shades and your look fresh. summer continue to impact our wardrobes. You can still flash the flesh with a cold shoulder maxi, maintain the full bloom of summer with florals and incorporate a high shine midi with a chunky knit and ankle boots. Moving from the bright colours of summer into the rich autumnal shades of the colder months means the increase of layer and colour combinations, You can visit Rhowen, or one of the Fusion girls, for more style advice at one of her shops in Wadebridge, Padstow or Polzeath. Visit our website -


A busy start to the season for Rock RNLI Lifeboat! Rock RNLI lifeboat - Rusper II - is on service 24 hours a day, every day of the year and the crew members and operational team at Rock RNLI are made up entirely of volunteers. Our volunteer crew are highly trained, which is an ongoing programme completed by all crew members. Crews meet

Help Needed The lifeboat shop at Rock makes enough money each year to keep the lifeboat stationed there. It is staffed by volunteers from Easter till Christmas seven days a week and they do shifts of half a day. Some do a regular shift each week, others do a few shifts a month and some are on call to cover emergencies. We are asking for your help because due to deaths and people moving out of the area, the remaining volunteers are having to put in more shifts than they can easily manage.

regularly for training exercises, so that in the event of a ‘shout’ they are mustered by their individual pagers and can react quickly whatever the time of day or night or situation.

calls where a dog has got into difficulty in the water, often with their owner attempting to rescue them. Please take great care when on our beaches and coastline. Last year in total, the RNLI rescued 8,643 people. Amongst them, 431 lives were saved.

We often join in joint exercises with other rescue partners including the Search and Rescue Helicopter, RNLI Beach Lifeguards RNLI Beach Lifeguards work at Polzeath and Polzeath closely with RNLI lifeboats, and Coastguard. our colleagues at Polzeath beach are there to keep you safe - one of Our station is one of the 238 the Lifeguards is also a volunteer operational lifeboat stations around the UK and Ireland. There Crew member at Rock RNLI! are 170 all-weather lifeboats and We’re here for you whenever you 234 inshore lifeboats like our need us, but please remember, if boat – Rusper II. Last year, we you see anyone in difficulty and launched a total of 22 times on need the support of RNLI, dial ‘shouts’. 999 and ask for Coastguard. Keep Recently, we have had several safe, and respect the water!

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Our Farms Your Food by Clare Parnell of Carruan Farm If you have been stuck behind a flock of sheep whilst driving between Polzeath and Trelights then our sheep have probably been the culprits. We have 1000 breeding ewes that we lamb outdoors in a hectic five week period starting (appropriately) on April Fools Day. We selectively breed those ewes to ensure that they have strong maternal traits, lamb easily and produce strong, healthy lambs that are up and getting milk from their mums quickly. By good management and breeding we If you are reading this you are either lucky ensure that they produce enough lambs to be enough to live in this beautiful part of economically viable and we manage the grass Cornwall or to visit on holiday or to have some land to ensure they have the best possible other connection with the area. As a farmer I feed. Most of our lambs are sold through one believe passionately that I have an obligation of the major supermarkets and they set us to ensure that the little area that I farm retains criteria in terms of the leanness, weight and the unique characteristics of our region quality of the meat. Approximately 90% of in terms of architecture, wildlife and food our lambs meet their specifications. We also production. By that I mean that I want it to have independent inspections to ensure we retain its stone-faced hedges and to provide meet the high welfare standards as do nearly a good environment for the natural fauna all beef and lamb producers in the region. and flora to thrive whilst at the same time We couldn’t manage all those ewes and their producing food to high standards of animal lambs without the help of good farm dogs. welfare and in a way that is economically We have always relied on traditional Border viable. Sounds simple doesn’t it!I have been Collies, but my nephew Philip has now bought asked to write a few articles about farming in our area for the Link magazine. What I would like to do is to showcase the wonderful range of food that is produced locally and show the reader how we as farmers play our part in maintaining our wonderful countryside. I will start with my own farming. I farm in partnership with my husband Mike and nephew Philip and his family. The home farm is Carruan Farm at Polzeath but we farm additional blocks of land at Mesmear and Treswarrow Park Farm on the way to Trelights. 54 We welcome local stories and photographs.

an Australian Kelpie which has a very different front ones forward and then run back to get style. the followers. Very funny to watch. Swift is The collies are trained to round up the sheep only young and we haven’t used her to move and gently move the flock from behind or sheep along the road yet, but watch out for beside to the desired location. If there is a her when we do. stubborn sheep at the front, the dog has to More about our cattle enterprise next time rely on a person moving that sheep forward and about how we need our politicians while they keep the flock together from the to create good agricultural policies that back. The Kelpie, named Swift, is a small, support the industry to efficiently produce smooth-coated black and tan dog that is trained to bark at the sheep, something very safe food to high standards of animal and frowned upon in the Border Collie world. She environmental welfare and not let food produced to inferior standards be imported is also trained to run along the backs of the sheep, jump down in the middle, move the into our markets and undermine them.

The Cinnamon Trust The Cinnamon Trust is a specialist national charity which seeks to relieve the anxieties, problems, faced by elderly and terminally ill people and their pets. The Trust was founded in 1985 by Mrs Averil Jarvis whose determination and dedication has ensured that the manifest need is fully addressed. The Trust’s primary objective is to respect and preserve the treasured relationship between owners and their pets. To this end it works in partnership with owners to overcome any difficulties that might arise. A national network of some 18,000 community service volunteers has been established to provide practical help - for example, walking the dog for a housebound owner. A national fostering service for pets is provided at Poldarves Farm near Penzance and Hillside Farm at Lewdown, Devon - both purchased and converted to a high standard as ‘home-from­ home’ sanctuaries. The Cinnamon Trust believes strongly that more residential homes should be encouraged to accept old people with their pets and campaigns for this. If you, or someone you know, is considering entering a home send for a copy of the Trust’s Pet Friendly Care Homes Register for your county. This lists all types of accommodation for the elderly which are happy to accept pets with residents. The Trust is dependent entirely on voluntary contributions and does not make a charge for its services but hopes that pet owners who benefit from its work will make a contribution towards the cost. It does not receive state or local authority aid. Volunteers, those who do the dog walking etc, are from all walks of life. If you are interested in becoming one, or in finding out more about the Trust, visit www.cinamon. org, email or telephone 01736 757010 Visit our website -


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Poem by Mr Bosankoe (1899) Last 72-years I have seen And many changes there have been. Fifty-three cottages gone to decay And young and aged past away. In this village at Churchtown Sixteen cottages taken down, At Bennet’s Keiro there were two, And many more the parish through.


Keiro, Pityme and Penmain Five more there I am safe in saying; Trebetherick Village near the sea Nine houses are all gone today. Bolventor one, two in Carruan Lane, Three at Portreath, all served the same. Two at Portquin, Trevigo one, Three at Windmill; these are all gone. Treglyn, Gonvena, and Brown’s Cross Three cottages completely lost; Trevanger one: Tredrizzick five; to build some new who will contrive?

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The Detectorist and the Boy Back in the summer we were taking a walk along Rock Beach when we came across a man with a small spade and a metal detector who was scanning the tide line. “Any luck?”, we asked. “No”, he said, “But I don’t really expect any. It’s a lovely place, I’m out in the fresh air and”, with a twinkle in his eye, “I am out of reach of the missus. I’m happy!”

Some say they cannot get the land, And why they do not understand: They will not build on lease, they say It will not with their family stay. Landlords yet they may see clear To sell the land tho’ it be dear Soon the builders would appear, And we should see new houses here. What are our working men to do, They soon must leave S. Minver too? The task given me I have fulfilled, Now, reader, will you sell or build? Visit our website -

“I did find a badly corroded Victorian penny a while back and picked it up. A little while later I came across a little boy digging for ‘Pirate gold’. I managed to distract him for a short while and slipped the penny into the bottom of the hole he had dug and went on my way. I had not gone very far when I heard excited shouts.” “Mum! Mum! I’ve found some!” I thought it was a lovely story. A simple act had made the little boy’s day and ours too. BC 57

Country Diary from Cobb Cottage Written and Illustrated by Joan Cockett 3rd – 10th June 2017. My daughter and I spent a week in Penzance, in order to visit several gardens, and the Penlee Gallery. We stayed in the romantically named Apple Loft Cottage, converted stables at the


rear of an old house of great character at Heamoor. Behind a grand Georgian Facade was a collection of old buildings, probably going back to the 16th century, of great charm and character. Hidden away

was a walled garden, with echiums and an enormous banana tree visible over the top of the wall. We soon met the head (and now only,) gardener, a delighted small man, always wearing a cap, and full of information and enthusiasm for his plants; he told us how he had bought 150 tree fern seedlings from a nearby famous garden, Trewiddon, for a song, and grew them on for five years, until they were handsome plants. Nearby, a sculpture garden was being created at Gulval; this ravine garden, Tremenheere, was in need of exotic plants, and our gardener friend sold the ferns to the owner, a doctor, who had dreamed of making a garden. This garden was our favourite; the vistas through the trees are so beautiful, with Mounts Bay and St Michaels Mount framed by a sword of foxgloves. The sculptures include a round, white building inspired by the Pantheon, approached through a tunnel entrance. The open ceiling focuses your sight on the sky, and it was an incredibly peaceful place to sit. There is also a

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camera obscura nearby, where in the darkness of a hut with an open ceiling, by revolving a large disc you can see extensive views of the garden projected by daylight from the roof overhead. This is quite magical, and used by artists in the past to condense an image onto a canvas from which they could draw an outline. Other sculptures included figures created from bent ironwork, and a swaying ‘temple’ (very clever this -, a series of pendulums below create the movement.) Whether you go for the exotic garden, (tumbling streams, and drama everywhere) or the sculptures or both, it is a great place to visit. It has a

found the trunks sprouted fresh ferns. As Treriefe is a modest garden with a panterre, herbaceous border, and a walled garden, with an orchard. The beautiful 17th century house sits there perfectly, the granite mellowed by age. The South Coast is so different from our North Coast -, and it only takes just over an hour to get there! Sunday 16th July 2017 I listened to ‘A Point of View’ on Radio 4, followed at 8.58 by ‘Tweet of the Day.’ The beautiful notes of a blackbird introduced Kim Durban, who said the song always reminded of visiting her grandmother lovely gallery with good exhibitions, and a restaurant in Cornwall; she liked to so popular you have to book think perhaps it was her grandmother! for lunch. It is strange how many of us Hilary and I spent two days have that feeling from time of our week at Tremheere, to time. My late husband, and will certainly go again. Len, had a favourite robin We visited Trengwainton, Trewidden and Treriefe; the that came to his hand - he liked to think it might be first two are really spring gardens, but have their dose his mother! (She kept a budgerigar, and loved birds). of exotics as well. I came back with a head full of tree Now when a robin comes to my hand I think, ‘Well maybe ferns -, they are so strong this is Len!’ in design. Our favourite We don’t really believe it, but gardener at the cottage its a nice idea . . . told us you can grow them from a piece of the trunk. There is the oft-told story of how they first came to this country. When the original plant hunters used the trunks for packing, to prevent delicate plants being damaged; they then

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Answers to last month’s quiz 1 Whose summer villa is at Castel Gandolfo?

The Pope.

2 Where were the 1968 summer Olympics held?


3 Which brothers wrote the song ‘Summertime’?

George and Ira Gershwin.

4 Which duo had a hit in 1978 with ‘Summer Nights’? John Travolta & Olivia Newton John. 5 How is the singer La Donna Gaynes better known? Donna Summer. 6 Which group had the hit with ‘In the Summertime’? Mungo Jerry

This month’s quiz Can you solve the following Autumn anagrams

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.



Nothing brief.


All new hoe.


Hunts sect.


Ale must venue.


Man overshot.


Lens cuts.

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A Book Review by John Baxter

From Bridges to Big ‘Uns P J Coster C.Eng, MICE, MCIT Published by Irwell Press. Hardback £27.95 from Wadebridge Bookshop Congregations of the Cluster of Churches in North Cornwall, and particularly at St Michael’s Church, Porthilly, will know Peter Coster as a much appreciated Licensed Lay Minister. Many will not be aware that this disciple of The King James version of the Bible is also an expert on railway engineering and a self-confessed schoolboy dreamer to be a steam-locomotive driver. He is not alone in this ambition. Mention of this book to a distinguished retired Judge prompted immediate recollection of Chester Station en route to Llanfairfechan as a child, and the plethora of vintage engines which attracted scores of admirers. He also spoke lovingly of the ‘Red Rose Express’ at Lime St Station on its way to Euston. This splendidly illustrated book will immediately appeal to the generation which has so many vivid memories of the age of steam. But the author’s involvement in the electrification of the West Coast main line is woven into the narrative, and he is well aware of the ‘oily future’ of the industry. The preamble to the book concludes with an interesting statistic: while complimenting BR, the ‘nationalised’ organisation, on the quality of its training, a loss rate of 95% after training is something “no private company could tolerate”. The narrator began his career as a student Civil Engineer at Euston in 1953, and the reader is immediately introduced to the ‘trio of Pacifics’ on the overnight express, the cities of Chester, London and Lichfield on Platforms 1,2 and 3 at Euston Station. The opening chapter, ‘The Early years’, is remarkable for what appears to be an

encyclopaedic memory of colleagues, offices, and projects experienced over 60 years ago. Two years National Service is dismissed in two paragraphs at the beginning of the next chapter, despite being posted to Longmoor Military Railway, ‘a poor old thing’. It is the astonishing recall of technical detail throughout the book that will amaze the reader. Alongside the explanation of such esoteric subjects as the sluing of a W alignment to a smooth curve, amusing anecdotes appear, however. One is the story of the tea-boy, formerly a butcher, who struck a deal with a farmer whose property was contiguous with the track to purchase chickens to prepare for

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the gang. The subsequent cloud of plucked feathers so confused the driver of an express that he unexpectedly ‘stopped the job’ at Bedford! Delightful vignettes also appear, including reference to the famous Doric propylaeum, the Euston Arch. Built in 1835, it was a handsome and imposing structure, sadly demolished in 1962. Pictures of members of Direct Labour gangs are also entertaining. An Irish foreman from Roscommon, Pat, became a firm friend, and the celebratory St Patrick’s Day drink was clearly unforgettable, despite the consumption of “gallons of Guinness and beer”, finished off by whiskey. Much of the narrative covers the plethora of technical challenges facing railway engineers: the demolition and construction of bridges, the maintenance of track and the preparation of electrical layout, the removal of Old Euston Station, the building, widening and embellishment of tunnels are just a few examples. Unsurprisingly, the thrill of performance dominates the final chapters. Riding on the footplate was a common ambition two generations ago. Peter Coster achieved this, both as a paid, but restricted, professional employee, and illegitimately, gaining a favour from his colleagues. These experiences are joyfully recorded, although he regrets never having travelled on a “Big ‘Un”.

Also carefully recorded are runs in both the Birmingham Area and on the Euston-CreweEuston line, illustrating such gems as the net – average speed with a variety of loads, and the astonishing performance of ‘The Caledonian’ on September 5th 1957. The author carried his camera when at work outside, and writes helpfully about the various models and the different speed of films used to take these remarkable photographs. The book concludes with a brief Epilogue and a glossary of railway terms. The demise of steam and the arrival of diesel and electric traction seems to have induced relief rather than regret: recording the efforts of poorly maintained steam locos has been replaced by “sitting back, reading, sleeping or talking”. It would be interesting to know the author’s view on the climatic impact of the burning of coal and oil, and the environmental damage likely to be caused by HS2. Consideration of this, and of the current debate about the performance of privatised franchises, will require another book! This spectacularly illustrated volume will have a limited specialist readership, and it is a rather expensive present. Nevertheless it is a fascinating insight into the professional life of a devoted railway engineer, and provides a superb picture of an iconic period in railway history.

From Page 30 - Padstow to Rock Swim 2017 and courage. So as the start flag dropped, 245 yellow hatted swimmers set off, all very determined to make it across. The last swimmer arrived at the Rock Lifeboat slipway in just over the one hour mark, receiving a huge round of applause from the welcoming crowd at Rock. The atmosphere at Rock was amazing, with waiting families and friends full of praise and admiration for the swimmers. All swimmers received the very distinctive Swim Tee shirt, a pasty provided by the Seafood Restaurant, and a certificate. There was also a bar, provided by Sharps Brewery and a barbeque 62

provided by the Metropole Hotel. The very distinctive swim bags were provided by Mariners Lettings at Rock. Four teams entered the Corporate Challenge, with the team from Jo Downs Glass winning the trophy this year, ending the previous run of wins by the Padstow Brewing Company. Although the final total is yet to be announced, it is looking very likely that Marie Curie will again benefit by a significant amount of money. Last year, £71,093 was raised and it is hoped that this target is achieved or even exceeded.

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Gardening made easy by nick bacon

Creating a thing of beauty with Autumn Plantings A natural garden Nature needs a little help if your ecological corner or wildlife garden is to look attractive instead of merely abandoned. Autumn plantings of hawthorn, hazel and beech to form a rough hedge, attract birds and small mammals. Accompanied with buddleia, evening primrose, scabious and thyme and valerian to tempt butterflies in the spring and summer. Why not establish an apple tree, whose blossom will bring in bees and fallen fruit will feed all manner of creatures? Create a stumpery; different lengths of tree trunk embedded upright in the ground, a perfect hibernation place for ladybirds, earwigs and cheesy bobs (woodlice to you and me.) If you have a polytunnel or greenhouse plan a mini jungle by growing a mixture of wild and cultivated plants such as comfrey, forget-me-nots, and hellebores this will provide cover for small inhabitants such as field and harvest mice, voles, and shrews. You could even plan a small meadow and grow in the autumn, meadow buttercups,

cowslips, and cranesbills. Over the autumn and winter, if you have room a mound of old leaves, some nettles contained in a sunken bucket or even a well-controlled clump of brambles provide habitats for wildlife. If you are blessed with a pond be sure to keep one end shallow as a route for frogs and plant hostas, irises and lilies to provide shade and protective cover. The only approach to your wildlife garden would be a meandering path mown through long grass. In general, it is considered that the best conditions for wildlife in the gardens are provided by those trees and shrubs that occur naturally in this country. English nature suggests the following selection of trees and shrubs. Large trees: ash, beech, elm, wild cherry. Medium to small trees: alder, aspen, crab-apple, holly, rowan, silver birch and yew. Native shrubs: blackthorn, dogwood, elder, guelder rose and common hazel. My four favourite garden trees for all round interest: rowan (sorbus aucuparia) a native species that has red berries.

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The red berries seem to be more popular with birds such as thrushes, starlings, and finches. Hazel (corylus avellana) a quick growing small tree or large shrub providing dappled shade. Hazelnuts attract woodlice, squirrels, and nuthatches. Hazel hedges make a good nesting site for sparrows and their broad leaves are basking spot for butterflies, bugs, and hoverflies. Crab apple / orchard apple (malus sylvestris domestica) edible apples and crab apples entice birds in and the occasional mammal including the fox and the badger. Silver birch (betula pendula) graceful and slender in the early part of the season winter catkins, provide food for siskins, lesser redpolls, and goldfinches.

How to make a hibernaculum for frogs While male frogs generally head to the depths of a pond to spend the winter females and juveniles look for damp nooks and crannies. Here’s how to create the perfect winter digs; you will need an old growing bag, grass 63

cuttings or soft plant pruning’s, autumn leaves trees or shrub pruning’s and a spade. Step one: choose a sheltered spot that won’t be disturbed. Dig a shallow trench the same size as the old growing bag. Split open the bag and lay it in the trench and gently firm the compost. Step two: cover the bag with grass clippings or plant pruning’s. Ensure there are no unsightly edges of the bag that are on view. Frogs love to squeeze into the tightest spaces so pack the clippings down. Step three: spread a thick layer of leaves over the top. If you have chosen a windy spot add some twigs to hold the leaves in place. Leave the hibernaculum undisturbed until april.

One last tip Clean out bird boxes using boiling water, this should get rid of any ticks and mites that are over wintering. A garden is a thing of beauty and job forever. A parson is congratulating a parishioner on his success at transforming an abandoned plot of land into a beautiful garden. “It’s wonderful what a man can achieve with the help of the Almighty” says the parson. “Yes” replied the parishioner, “mind you, you should have seen the state it was in, when he had it all to himself” Coming in the next issue: winter colour 64

Nutrition and Healthy Living

Tortilla Pizza Faith Toogood

With the winter on its way and the nights setting in we all love a bit of comfort food - a great alternative for children to the traditional pizza are tortilla pizzas. My kids love making and eating these and are my staple meal for when time and energy levels are low. The tortilla is a great vessel to pack in lots of different tasty veg, and you can get creative with the toppings and decoration. Ingredients: Tortilla wraps ; Vegetable oil;Tomato sauce Wholemeal Tortillas are best as they boost your fibre intake. Instead of Tomato Sauce I often use passata and mixed with a little tomato puree to give it a real tomato taste. Ready made sauces are often more costly and are heavy in hidden salt and sugar. Toppings: Get creative, and on the table put out little bowls of chopped veggies. I like to use a selection of the following: Sweetcorn, Sliced mushroom, Pepper strips, Pitted olives, Canned tuna, Smoked mackerel, Courgette strips, Slices of tomato, Spinach, Rocket, left over cooked chicken, Cheddar cheese (grated), Mozzarella cheese (torn) Method: Put the oven on to a medium heat. Brush the tortillas with a little oil and bake in the oven for 5 minutes. This just helps to seal the base and guard against sogginess! Now spread the tomato passata puree over the base. Spread the tomato thinly and leave a gap around the edge of the tortilla. Now is the fun bit!! Get creative with flavour combinations and add your toppings onto the base, and finish off with a little grated cheese over the top. Leave the spinach and rocket until after the cooking as this will wilt and is far nicer added raw at the end.

Bake in a hot oven for 5 – 10 minutes, keeping an eye on the pizzas to ensure the edges do not burn. We welcome local stories and photographs.

Parliamentary Update from Scott Mann MP

As this is my first update since the General Election, I’d like to say a huge thank you to all those who voted for me to continue as your local Member of Parliament. It is a honour to serve as one of Cornwall’s MPs, and I will be a strong voice in Parliament. Cornwall. As always, my office will be open and ready to help those who need assistance, and I will be holding regular surgeries up and down the constituency.

the Cornish economy further. I spoke to thousands of people during the election and there was one consistent theme: Get on with Brexit and make a success of it. Official talks are now underway in Brussels, and already Theresa May has pledged to guarantee the right to remain in the UK for all EU nationals who have been living here for five years. It is now for the EU to step up to the plate and give the same commitment to British nationals living in Europe.

announcement for fairer funding for rural schools. Currently, many schools in North Cornwall get less funding per pupil than schools in urban areas and big cities. This isn’t fair, and over the past two years, I have been campaigning for a fairer funding settlement. A new National Funding Formula is currently being Brexit worked on in the Department Farming, fishing and regional for Education. As part of funding will be the biggest Trebarwith Strand public this, the Education Secretary issues for Cornwall as we toilets announced an additional negotiate Brexit, and I will During the General Election £1.3bn for school funding. be in Parliament speaking campaign, Trebarwith Strand This means rural schools can up for all three. Our farmers public toilets were closed see an increase in funding need a simpler policy and after they were handed back without other schools losing fairer system, our fisherman to Cornwall Council by the out, and I look forward to need their territorial waters local parish council. Upon seeing the specific funding back, and Cornwall’s economy my re-election, one of the proposals for North Cornwall needs continued investment first things I did was write to in the Autumn. through a simpler and less Cornwall Council and call on New A30 dual bureaucratic model. them to re-open the toilets. carriageway We also have big trading Local councillor Barry After many months of hard opportunities around the Jordan was also involved in work and many years of globe, particularly in the campaigning, we can finally food and drink sectors. There expressing the concerns of local people, and I’m very wave goodbye to the endless are three Bills in the Queen’s pleased to see the toilets queues of traffic on Bodmin Speech which I will actively Moor after the new A30 dual involve myself in. These are on open again.

School funding agriculture, fishing and trade areas which I believe will offer I was delighted by the big opportunities for growing Government’s recent

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carriageway was opened in July, and I was delighted to attend the official opening


ceremony. There is still some work left to complete the bridges and other minor details, but the fact that we now have an uninterrupted dual carriageway running across the moor and around Bodmin will be a huge boost for Cornwall’s economy and the constituency. We have already seen businesses looking at Bodmin as a place to relocate, and with this huge infrastructure investment, it will make it much easier to transport goods through the county. The dualling at Temple is proof of the huge investment being made in Cornwall by the Government, and plans are already underway to dual the next section between Carland Cross and Chiverton Cross. I’d like to pay particular tribute to the A30 action group who spearheaded the campaign to get the A30 dualled. The bottleneck at Temple had caused huge disruption to local people for many years, and it’s fantastic to see the perseverance of local communities paying off. I would also like to thank the

people of Cornwall for their patience over the past few years. It hasn’t been easy for businesses and residents, however, we can all now enjoy the benefits.

is Post Offices and the continuation of services in rural communities. For a number of different reasons, many Post Office branches are being transferred in their Roads funding and communities from one Camelford bypass business to another or into Sticking to roads, the a community building. Government has just While some moves have published its Transport been successful, others are Investment Strategy which dragging on or are yet to outlines key objectives and begin because of contract how we should invest in negotiations which can be new projects. This includes very concerning for local proposals for a new Major people. Road Network (MRN) which I therefore took this issue would see huge investment straight to the top and in our main A-roads to tackle raised it at Prime Minister’s congestion. This could include Questions to ask for Theresa bypasses for towns which May’s support. The Prime suffer from a lot of traffic jams Minister recognises the and poor air quality. importance of Post Offices in I will be working with the rural communities and she people of Camelford to get has urged the Post Office a bypass proposal worked to do all it can to make sure up to attract government services can continue in North funding. Traffic congestion is Cornwall. the biggest issue that I hear If you wish to raise an issue about from local residents and with me, then please don’t during the election I found hesitate to get in touch. huge support for a bypass. Scott Mann MP, Member of Community Post Offices Parliament for North Cornwall. Meanwhile, one big issue 10 Market House Arcade, Fore St, that has come across my Bodmin, PL31 2JA. 01208 74337 | E: desk since the election

From Page 25 -Polzeath 10k Running Race

Snazzell from Truro - a man with an impressive race record. Many local Parish residents also did very well – Jon Waters from St Minver finished a brilliant 6th, coorganiser and National Trust 66

Ranger, Tom Sparkes was 11th, local mum Sarah Farragher was a strong 20th and the second lady in and there were great runs from Millie Kerr (4th lady in) Sarah Myford and Andy Cameron. Apologies if I’ve left anyone out! This

was a big event for Polzeath and looks to be the first of many so anyone who fancies a running challenge for next year, keep your eyes peeled! Matt Sutherland

Anglican Church Services Weekday Services (not Holy Week) Monday St Minver Evening Prayer-Quiet Time Wednesday St Minver Holy Communion (10am) Wednesday St Michael Evening Prayer (5.30pm) Sunday September 3rd 11am St Minver Holy Communion 3pm St Enodoc Evensong 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday September 10th 9.15am St Michael Holy Communion 11.00am St Minver All Age Service 3pm St Enodoc Evensong 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday September 17th 11am St Minver Holy Communion 3pm St Enodoc Evensong 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday September 24th 11am St Minver Harvest Festival 3pm St Enodoc Holy Communion 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday October 1st 11am St Minver Holy Communion 3pm St Enodoc Evensong (Harvest) 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday October 8th 9.15am St Michael 11am St Minver 3pm St Enodoc 6pm St Michael

Holy Communion All Age Service Evensong Evensong

Sunday October 15th 11am St Minver Holy Communion 3pm St Enodoc Evensong 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday October 22nd 11am St Minver All Age Service 3pm St Enodoc Holy Communion 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday October 29th 11am St Minver 11am St Michael 3pm St Enodoc

United Service Rock Methodist Chapel Evensong Evensong

Sunday November 5th 11am St Minver Holy Communion 3pm St Enodoc Evensong 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday November 12th 9.15am St Michael Holy Communion 10.50am St Minver Remembrance Service 3pm St Enodoc No Service 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday November 19th 11am St Minver Holy Communion 3pm St Enodoc Evensong 6pm St Michael Evensong Sunday November 26th 11am St Minver All Age Worship 3pm St Enodoc Holy Communion 6pm St Michael Evensong

Please Check With The Parish Newsletter, Church Notice Boards or Cluster Website For Latest Information.

Catholic Church Services

WADEBRIDGE, St Michael’s Church. Mass: Sundays 8.30am. BODMIN, St Mary’s Abbey. Mass: Sundays 10.30am. PADSTOW, St Saviour & St Petroc Church, Mass Saturday 5.30pm. (Confessions 5.30 - 6pm). TINTAGEL, St Paul The Apostle Church Mass: Sundays 5.30pm. more at

Methodist Church Services

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

Quaker Meetings

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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 (Kathy Hore)--------------------01208 862340 St Columb: (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 St Minver Cubs (Nigel)---------01208 815102 Doctor / Medical British Legion-St Minver St Bridge Medical Centre Wadebridge------- 01208 (Fred Prior)---------------------01208 862543 Minver Football Club 812342 (Roy Birchwood)----------------01208 880459 Cancer Research Bodmin Hospital----------------01208 251300 (Gina Snelling)-----------------01208 862820 St Minver Post Office------------01208 863366 Frank About Drugs--------------- 0800 776600 Citizens Advice Bureau St Minver Pre-School------------01208 869511 Drinkline------------------------0800 9178282 (Advice Line) ------------------08444 99 4188 St Minver School----------------01208 862496 Port Isaac Surgery---------------01208 880222 Cornwall Council-----------------0300 1234100 St Minver Scouts Rock Surgery--------------------01208 862545 CRUSE Bereavement Care Royal Cornwall Hospital Cornwall------------------------- 01726 76100 (Robert Watson)---------------01637 889 190 (Treliske)-----------------------01872 250000 Animal Welfare & Veterinary St Minver Senior Circle Wadebridge Health Centre------01208 812222 Laboratory----------------------01872 265500 (Alec Chambers)----------------01208 592956 Libraries EDF Energy----------------------- 0800 365000 St Minver Short Mat Bowls Cornwall Library Renewals Line-0845 6076119 John Betjeman Centre-----------01208 812392 (Pat Crank)---------------------01208 869120 All Libraries---------------------0300 1234111 Old Cornwall Society Reference Library----------------0800 0322345 (Margaret Bartlett) ------------01208 816307 St Minver Silver Band Police Padstow Harbour Master--------01841 532239 (Gary Gauss)--------------------01208 814170 Tre-Pol-Pen Hand Bell Ringers Devon & Cornwall Police (non-urgent)------101 Parish Council: Highlands Clerk Crimestoppers-------------------- 0800 555111 (Helen Hyland)-----------------01208 812289 (Tony Priest)--------------------01208 863450 Parish Council Lowlands Clerk Emergency / Helplines Wadebridge & District Angling Association Age UK--------------------------0800 1696565 (Gillian Thompson)-------------01726 882145 (Jon Evans)---------------------01208 812447 Air Ambulance HQ---------------01840 213574 Perceval Institute Wadebridge & District Camera Club Concern (Wadebridge)----------01208 812392 (Maureen Rickard)--------------01208 863366 (Pam Hall)---------------------01208 862957 Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service--0300 1234232 Polzeath Area Residents Association Wadebridge Choral Society (David Short)------------------ 01208 862568 Electricity (Annabelle Woolcott)-----------01208 815322 Polzeath Surf Life-Saving Club (Western Power Distribution)---- 0800 365900 (Susan Rowlands)--------------01208 859161 (publicity, George Dale)--------01208 815981 National Domestic Violence Helpline-----------------------0808 800 5000 Relate Relationship Counselling Wadebridge Male Voice Choir National Gas Emergency Service- 0800 111999 (St Austell)---------------------- 01726 74128 (Taff Williams)------------------01208 814717 NHS Direct HelpLine----------------- 0845 4647 Rock Institute (Allan Caswell)-- 01208 869420 Parentline Plus (24 hour)-------0808 8002222 Rock Lifeboat Station -----------01208 863033 Wadebridge Country Market Catherine Gibbs----------------01208 369687 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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David Pullen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01208 881148 Bridget Pullen . . . . . . . . . . . . 01208 881148 Elizabeth Dorich . . . . . . . . . . 01840 770225 Ricardo Dorich . . . . . . . . . . . 01840 770225 Andrew Holmes . . . . . . . . . . 01208 840028 Peter Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01208 862452 Jacqui Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . 01208 862452 Susan Andrews . . . . . . . . . . . 01208 880816 Graham Andrews . . . . . . . . . 01208 880816

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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?

01208 880849

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

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Farm Shop & Restaurant

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

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Tel 01208 880164

Trebetherick Stores Under new management, with an exciting array of produce and delicious new menu Steph and her team are proud to welcome you into your local independent store, newsagent and off-licence, situated in the very heart of Trebetherick. Fresh bread and pastries are available daily, along with a well-stocked deli counter and a variety of locally-sourced produce. With our improved menu of gourmet food, prepared in our own kitchen, we have even more tempting take-home meals for you and your guests to enjoy. Order by phone, email or online with orders over £50 delivered free!

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

Help Right Now Supporting small and medium sized businesses and private individuals since 1968 Local Chartered Accountants expert in: Accounts and Auditing Tax Planning and Compliance Business Support including VAT and Payroll Cash Flow and Profit Improvement Strategic and Succession Planning Estates, Trusts and Capital Taxes

Phone: 01208 814681 email:

Trudgeon Halling, The Platt, Wadebridge, PL27 7AE


Friendly & Family run {01208} 895611

Hawksfield Wadebridge PL27 7LR /duchydesign screativekitch ens 79


Established 1996. Provides the complete range of home services Caretaking - Building maintenance Building projects • Swimming pool maintenance Grass & hedge cutting • Landscape & garden maintenance Pressure washing • Window cleaning Cleaning & Linen Hire Change Over Cleaning • Spring Cleaning

Tel: 01208 862562 - Mob: 07977 480616 Email: Web:

R Mears & Sons Chimney Sweeps Established over 30 years

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

Tel: 01840 261 221 Mob: 07737 533 392 81

Nursery Stores Rock 01208863328

At Nursery Stores we offer a wide variety of everyday essentials, treats and luxuries. We have an excellent off licence and a wide range of groceries supporting many local producers and growers. Available at Nursery Stores, • • • • • • •

Wide variety of local, UK and international fruit & vegetables Great selection of chilled cheeses, meats, sausages & desserts Frozen food including Fee Turners meals Chough Bakery bread and pasties & croissants (subject to availability) Wide range of beers, wines and spirits Groceries, household, pet supplies, soft drinks and medicines Free local delivery service, minimum order applies Open Mon-Sat 8am-6pm & Sunday 9am-1pm Printed by St Austell Print Company Ltd. 01726 624900

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