St Minver Link Autumn 2018

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The Link Issue 218

Autumn 2018

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Opening Times: Opening Times: Currently open Wednesday to Saturday 7-9pm for all reservations Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Between 1st and 23rd December we will be serving Mondays, three courses for 7-9pm, just ÂŁ36.50 We will be open the new year period for all over reservations Call to reserve: 01208 862622 3

Independent Family Funeral Directors

R. J. Bray & Son Lywydhyon Ynkleudhyas Teylu Anserghek

Egloshayle Road, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 6AD (01208) 812626.



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Many people are reluctant to make wills. It is a common mistake to think your nearest and dearest will “get it all.” We are here to help, talk to Sproull.

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Issue 218 - Autumn 2018

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



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Regular Items

St Minver School PTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Another Water Refill Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Loaves and Fishes Community Cafe . . . . .17 CRUK Big Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Memory Café for St Minver . . . . . . . . . . .


New Head of School at St Minver . . . . . . . 18 David and Beth off to Paris . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Nigel Watts completes bike ride . . . . . . . . 19 Challenging conditions at swim . . . . . . . . 20 Facelift for Wadebridge Station . . . . . . . . . 22 New Forest Style Toddler Group . . . . . . . . 23 Wadebridge Camels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 North Cornwall Book Festival . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Wadebridge Primary Academy . . . . . . . . . 25 Pat and Brian Crank Celebrate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Swallow Chicks Caught on Camera . . . . . . . . . . . 30 St Minver Short Mat Bowls AGM . . . . . . . . 36 St Minver Silver Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Reuben Couch - Snow Leopards . . . . . . . . 48 Apology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 News from St Minver Brownies . . . . . . . . . 49

Events at St Endellion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 We Will Remember Them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Polzeath Coastguard Update . . . . . . . . . . . 26 It’s a Vet’s Life! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28News from St Minver School . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Quiz Quest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Seasonal Fashion Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Aren’t We Lucky! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Country Diary from Cobb Cottage . . . . . . 38 Featured Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Junior Link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Our Farms, Your Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Book Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 St Breock School update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Fitness with Julia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 A Fresh Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 St Minver Probus Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 The History of Watches Part 1 . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Defibrilliators in our area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Gardening made easy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Quiz Quest- answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Church Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Local Telephone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Hospital Transport Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

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St Minver School PTA says “Thank you”

are able to replace KS1 books, replace much needed new ovens in the school kitchen, begin the purchasing of Chrome books that are a necessary learning tool for It is frightening to think that a miracle workers! In the current the children across the school number of the St Minver School financial climate we need to raise and start the development of the PTA attended the School when, £10,000 per annum to assist with early years sensory learning area. the school bus ran, we were the running of the school. Earlier With these additional funds, the never aware the school lacked this year, we reached a point school will be in a much better in funding for anything; we had where outgoings far exceeded position to aid the education of books, went on trips, learnt income and it was time to ask for our children, but the fundraising to swim, the list goes on. Our help. does not stop. We are now no education was guaranteed, as Sarah Bray, chairman of the longer able to run the school bus, you would automatically assume. PTA, reached out to the local putting a number of parents in How times have changed… community and fortunately for a difficult situation who rely on With the latest Government the school, the council did not the bus service. Every year the cuts and lack of funding being hesitate in assisting with our PTA need to find thousands to channelled into education, we plea for help, along with other find that St Minver School, like organisations and individuals. St assist with a teachers salary. We many other schools in the local Minver School and the St Minver can certainly no longer take our children’s education for granted. area, are no longer financially PTA would like to offer their secure and require constant sincere thanks to the following The PTA are always grateful for fundraising from the PTA to who donated so generously to any donations received, great or subsidise swimming lessons, the school: St Minver Lowlands small. If anyone wishes to donate school trips, even to bridge the Parish Council- £2,000, St Minver to our ongoing fundraising plea, gap in one teachers salary. Highlands Parish Council - £2,000 or offer their services in the The Link - £500, Community construction of the early years There are so many areas of Chest - £250,Marc Dingle of the sensory learning area, please the school system that require Blue Tomato - £350 additional funding, the PTA contact the PTA via St Minver do their best, but they are not These donations mean the school School office on 01208 862496

Another Water Refill Station for North Cornwall! Polzeath Marine Conservation Group opened their second water refill station - in Rock - on Saturday 7th July 2018. Their first, on Polzeath beach, opened in April 2018, and has had 2000 litres drawn off it. Although this doesn’t mean that we have saved 2000 plastic litre bottles from going in the sea, it gives us an idea of the station’s potential to protect our marine environment. The cost of this water is less than £4. How much


would 2000 litre bottles of water cost? The Group hopes that the refill station in Rock will be just as successful, being used by sailors, ferry users and families on the beach. The Group has had at least 5 contacts from people in towns across Cornwall wanting more details on setting up a similar scheme. It would be fantastic if Cornwall was the first Scott Mann and Caroline Mould county to have refill stations on officially open the water refill station. all their beaches. Tina Robinson Photo: Martin Broadfoot.

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Cancer Research UK (St Minver Branch)

St Minver Link Supports Loaves and Fishes Community Cafe Loaves & Fishes Community Café at Wadebridge is grateful to St Minver Link for donating £387.20 towards the purchase of a commercial warming cabinet. Loaves & Fishes was set up over 3 years ago in association with Wadebridge Foodbank and Wadebridge Christian Centre’s community outreach programme to provide free 3-course hot meals for people on a limited income or who are lonely. Already over 3,000 meals have been supplied in the welcoming Basement at The Exchange

at the top of Molesworth Street every 2nd & 4th Friday each month, often using surplus food from Tescos and other suppliers. ‘We always welcome gifts of fruit & vegetables,’ said project leader Richard Hamm ‘ though we have been challenged with a gift of 80 pheasants last year!. We just say to people we are probably the poshest soup kitchen in the South West’. For more information or to help, you can contact Richard & Rosie Hamm on 01208 813593 0r Rosie at Glanvilles Kitchenware.

Jumble SAle

Rock Village Institute Saturday October 6 2pm Refreshments available All Welcome

St Minver Silver Band Rehearsals

The Band room, Pityme

Senior Band:

Tuesdays 7.30 – 9.30 pm Thursdays 8.30 – 9.30 pm Contact: 01208 814170 or 07788886997

Training Band: Thursdays 6 – 7.30 pm Contact: 01726 823490 or 07788886997

We welcome new players in all sections

CRUK Big Breakfast raises £1,000

The fund raising committee of St Minver Cancer Research UK was delighted with the turn out for the annual Big Breakfast held at Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club on May 26th which raised £1000 from the delicious breakfasts that were served and the proceeds of the raffle. Chef Chris and his team coped admirably well by keeping a constant supply of bacon, eggs, sausages, hash browns, beans and toast coming to the hot counter. The St Minver ladies were kept busy serving orange juice and cups of tea and coffee whilst making sure the tables were cleared ready for second and third sittings. A big thank you to those who donated food and especially to Chris for preparing such a tasty feast .Thanks must also go to the Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club and to all those who gave their time and organisational skills to make this event such a success. Maggie Day

National Trust

Hay Rake Lundy Bay Saturday September 29 10 am - 3 pm

Dig out your favourite grass rake and join us for a few hours making hay as part of our meadow management near Lundy bay. For £2.50pp we’ll throw in a ploughman’s lunch. All tools and equipment provided.

Booking essential. Call 01208 863821 or email

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Polzeath Marine Conservation Group


Meet on Polzeath Beach by Wavehunters Surf Hire Judging and Prize Giving at 3pm Free but donations to PCMG welcome

For more information contact 07779 896650 or polzeathmc@gmail. com National Trust

Build a bird box

(Tubestation, Polzeath) Wednesday October 24 10.30 am - 1.30pm

Build a bird box at the Tubestation above Polzeath and make a cosy home for our feathery friends. We’ll give you some top tips for how to put it up in your garden at home. All tools, equipment and guidance provided. £5 per bird box.

No need to book. For more information all 01208 863821 or email


Memory Café for St Minver Just over 10 years ago with the initial support from Wadebridge Rotary the second memory café for Cornwall opened its doors in Wadebridge. Its initial monthly meetings have now expanded to twice monthly and it is clear that it has provided a support to local people with dementia and their carers and families. The approach includes a range of support services already involved with the care of older people. However, the main body of support comes from caring individuals some of whom may have learnt through their own experiences an understanding of dementia. With the full support of the Wadebridge Memory Café team we are planning to expand the Memory Cafe network with a new venture at the Perceval Institute on October 20th at 2pm. The Perceval Management Committee are pleased to provide the meeting facility for the new group. To find out more about the plans for the Memory Café or to support the project contact Andrew Millington on 01208 862922 (

New Head of School at St Minver

teaching in Dorchester, Exeter and most recently returning to Cornwall, to teach at St Breock Primary School. After sixteen years at St Breock, as class teacher, Assistant Head and Joint Head of School, Jo is excited to be joining such a committed, hard-working school staff and to begin working with a new community of children and their families. She brings to St Minver her passion for inspiring children to exceed their own expectations; Joanna Rodwell is very pleased to love reading, to embark on a and proud to be taking up the lifetime of learning and to enjoy role of Head of School at St active lifestyles. Minver, from September this She looks forward to meeting year. the local community over the Jo left Cornwall to study at King coming months. Alfred's College, Winchester Jo is married to Matt and they before pursuing her vocation have two teenage children.

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David and Beth off to Paris again in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society

David and Beth Bray of R J Bray & Son Funeral Directors took up cycling a couple of years ago, and now the cycling bug is spreading through the family and their work team. Having completed the London to Paris cycle ride,12 months ago, raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society, this year David and Beth are taking part in RideLondon - to donate to the Alzheimer’s Society visit: As well as their involvement with the Alzheimer’s Society the

couple are involved with the Saint Piran’s team. Saint Piran is Cornwall’s first elite cycling team, and their commitment is twofold. Firstly to give talented riders the opportunity to perform on the national stage and compete in the world’s biggest races by 2023. David said “We are so proud to be involved with Saint Piran’s, and think that it’s fantastic how they are helping to develop grass roots cycling, here in Cornwall eventually giving many talented Cornish cyclists the chance to compete on the global stage.” Saint Piran Cycling has a unique funding structure in which local businesses and private individuals support the team .To help this cornish teamvisit www. saintpiran1 For more information on Saint Piran Cycling:

Nigel Watts completes Eden Classic Bike Ride On Sunday May 13th I took part in the Eden Classic Bike Ride and completed 62 miles in 4 hours 55 minutes. I decided to do it for Bowel Cancer UK and with the generosity of everybody who sponsored me, I raised £1020, and wish to thank them all for their support. It was a beautiful day with a slight cool breeze ,very enjoyable and well organised. Many thanks. Nigel

Polzeath Marine Conservation Group


Join Cornwall Wildlife Trust Wildlife Watch for a seasonal rockpool ramble and sand sculpture competition – prizes to be won! Meet at Polzeath Marine Centre . Equipment Provided. Free to nonmembers - donations to Wildlife Watch on the day

Booking essential at wildlifewatch@ or 01872 273939 ext 241

POLZEATH MEGA BEACH CLEAN Saturday September 15 3pm-5pm Meet at Polzeath Marine Centre Equipment provided Free but donations to PCMG welcome

For more information contact 07779 896650 or

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Talk with ADrian Langdon Wildlife In and Around the Camel Estuary and the Polzeath Voluntary Marine conservation Area

Thursday, September 6 7 pm - 8.30pm Tubestation, Polzeath £2 pp or free to Polzeath Marine Group members

For more information contact 07779 896650 or National Trust

Scrub & spuds

Pentire Head Saturday November 10 10 am - 2 pm

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 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

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Challenging conditions for Padstow Rock Swim “It will be a challenging swim for all swimmers”, said Peter Tamblin, the Swim Coordinator and Swim Committee Chairman, at the pre-swim brief. Peter continues “The wind was from the, SS West, bringing a little top chop to the river. However, it was considered to be acceptable, but all swimmers were strongly briefed to follow the buoyed out route and not try to swim a seemingly more direct route.” At 5pm on Friday, July 27th, 124 Elite swimmers set off in their red hats, creating quite a white water spectacle as they followed the lead rib with other safety craft all around them. At 5.30, it was the turn of the Non Elites, who had viewed the progress of the Elites, and thus understood the importance of following the briefed course, to make their start. 250 of them set off, again guided by the lead rib and escorted by safety canoes and powered ribs. They all made it across, though some needed a little help on the way, and arrived at Rock with a feeling of great satisfaction, and all were given a tumultuous welcome by family and friends. At Rock they received their Iconic Swim T shirt, a pasty, and water if they required it. The Corporate Trophy was shared between Jo Downs Glass and the Padstow Brewing Company, and the Hawkins Trophy was awarded to Ali Burgess from Sharps Brewery. The event was held to raise money for Marie Curie, which is a registered charitable organisation in the United Kingdom which provides care and support to people with terminal illnesses and their families.

MEMORY CAFE INAUGURAL MEETING Perceval Institute Saturday October 20th 2 - 4 pm See page 18 for more information

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Events at St Endellion

Endelienta-Fostering the Arts and Spirituality in North Cornwall Saturday, September 8th, 7.30pm - Viva La Musica: I Praise the Tender Flower A concert of vocal music inspired by the beauty of nature, including works by Britten, Pearsall, Elgar and Debussy. Conductor – Simon Lumby. Tickets: £8. Accompanied under 16s free

Saturday, September 15th, 7.30pm -Mark Padmore :War & Peace

Internationally acclaimed tenor Mark Padmore and Julius Drake perform a song recital to commemorate the end of the First World War, including songs by Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, Mahler, Ravel, Poulenc and Britten, interspersed with readings Tickets: £15 nave / £10 aisle. Accompanied under 16s free (aisle seats only)

Thursday, October 4th, 7.30pm - Liberated words - Uprooted

Liberated Words screen a series of short poetry films from their Home from Home project exploring the effects of war in the Middle East, the refugee crisis, and interpretations of home, interspersed with poetry readings. Tickets £6.

Friday, October 5th 7.30pm- Kit & McConnel

An evening of unbridled cabaret from ferociously witty Kit Hesketh-Harvey (formerly of Kit and the Widow) and pianistic sparring partner James McConnel. Contains adult material. Tickets: £12

Saturday, October 6th 7.30 - India Electric Co Sometimes folk, sometimes not…. The band use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and urban alienation. Tickets: £10

Friday, November 2nd 7.30 -Baka Beyond – 25th anniversary tour The Afro-Celtic dance band celebrate 25 years of groundbreaking music. The band uses the rhythms of the Baka people of the Cameroon rain forest to fuse their Celtic and African roots. Tickets: £12 . Standing event

Friday, November 16th 7.30 - Dale Storr Dale takes us on a musical journey showcasing the legendary piano players of New Orleans. Breathtaking piano playing and singing accompanied by encyclopaedic storytelling

Sunday, December 9th 3pm - Blackweir Brass This outstanding young Brass quartet from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama thrilled us on their first visit almost two years ago. The programme will include works from Britten, Ewald and Tchaikovsky as well as some pieces on a festive theme. Tickets £8 Book tickets online at; by e mail; by phone 07787 944935; or from the Wadebridge Bookshop. Accompanied under 16s free to most events – please check the website.

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Wednesday October 17 Friday November 16 Saturday December 22 – Christmas Clean! 9.30am in main Polzeath Beach car park Equipment Provided Free but donations to PCMG welcome

For more information contact 07779 896650 or National Trust

Geology Rocks! Bossiney Cove Monday October 22 10 am - 2 pm

Interpret the landscape from a different perspective with local geology expert Jane Anderson She will 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

£450,000 Facelift For Wadebridge Railway Station A historical building in Wadebridge is getting an amazing £450,000 facelift thanks to the generosity of local people. The former Railway Station building in Southern Way, known as The John Betjeman Centre, is undergoing major renovation. Local charity, Concern Wadebridge ,which owns the building, has raised the money through donations and grant funding to preserve the building for future generations. The front part of the building is having extensive roof repairs and complete restoration of the railway canopy. The inside of the building will undergo a complete makeover which will include new toilets, modern kitchen and ten tabled community café. Concern Wadebridge Manager Andy Lyle said: “We are really excited to finally be in a position to be able to carry out these works. We want to preserve this vital piece of Wadebridge history as well as providing a centre for locals and visitors alike.” Concern Wadebridge, which supports people over 50 and or have a disability, hosts a variety of classes and clubs including gentle exercise , Zumba, chess , weekly Tea Dances ,music sessions and complementary therapies. At the moment the centre offers tea, coffee and light bites but after the renovations it will have a fully functioning kitchen so will be able to offer a variety of light lunches and meals at affordable prices. Concern Wadebridge also has a fleet of minibuses which are used to provide a weekly town bus service, a variety of day trips and can be hired by local community groups and schools. The charity also offers a shopmobility scheme where people can hire wheelchairs or mobility scooters to help them access the town centre or the Camel Trail or hire them whilst on holiday. Mr Lyle said: “We hope that by providing these services we are able to enhance the lives of people in the community, it not only gives them a place to come and meet new people and enjoy all the various activities but with the bus trips it gets them out and about. Our Sunday lunch trips are proving very popular. “By renovating the building we will be able to offer a more efficient service to those who rely on us.” Due to the scale of the internal works the centre had to close for six weeks over the summer, but it reopens on Monday September 3rd and we look forward to hopefully seeing some new faces. For more information contact Andy or Emma on 01208 812392.


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New forest-school style toddler group opens at St Kew School Little Kews, a new forestschool style parent and toddler group, is the latest addition to St Kew Pre School, an outdoor early years unit now based at St Kew ACE Academy. The group runs every Friday afternoon during term time from 1.30 – 3pm, giving children and their families the opportunity to play and learn together in the great outdoors. Children can enjoy nature-based crafts, scavenger hunts, growing in the polytunnels and kitchen garden, stories and campfire cooking in the strawbale roundhouse. The sessions are open to children aged up to

4 years, with their parents/ carers and cost £5 per child. “Getting young children outside is incredibly important for their development,” said Head of School Rachel Murray, “and it’s also great fun. We’re really excited about the opportunity to invite younger children to come and enjoy the wonderful outdoor facilities that we have at St Kew.”

a bespoke outdoor learning area. All years regularly take part in outdoor learning sessions that link into the national curriculum as well as class topics.

The outdoor preschool offers teacher-led sessions and up to 30 hours funded childcare in a range of flexible sessions including before and after school care. To book a place at Little Kews or St Kew Pre School, or to The academy have been working with the Eden Project arrange a visit to St Kew ACE Academy, telephone: 01208 to develop a nature-based 841306 or email: secretary@ curriculum for the whole For school and pre-school, and more information see: landscape design students have been helping to design

We Will Remember Them Constance Daisy BEER, Wadebridge

Ronald PEARSE, St Minver

Patricia Eleanor BROWN, St Minver

Sheila Patricia PERKINS, Wadebridge

Harold Edward BLACKMORE, St Minver Donald Ryley RAWE, Wadebridge Richard COUCH, Wadebridge

Jocelyn Alison SHARP, Wadebridge

Catherine Freda Kennan CALVERT, Rock,

Jeffery Lionel SKEWES, Wadebridge

Rosamund Evon FOSTER, Wadebridge

Beryl Irene TEAGUE, Wadebridge

Ethel Jean HANCOCK, Wadebridge

John Francis Milward WALKER, Wadebridge

Margaret Gordon LEADBETTER, Wadebridge David Graham OLD, Wadebridge

David John STOKES, Wadebridge

Priscilla Jane Parkhurst WALKER, Wadebridge

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Wadebridge Camels Mini and Junior Rugby 1989 - Setting Up

Wadebridge Camels Rugby Club decided to start a mini and junior section in the 1989/90 season with Chris Taylor, Frank Hambly, Ray Davies (Ray is still our treasurer) and many others setting it up along with coaching the children. Little did they know that the first training session would have 200 children turn up eager to learn. We now have around 250 players from the age of 6 up to 18 years old, and we have produced lots of players that have represented Camels at senior level and will hopefully continue to do so. Some players have gone on to play for teams at various age levels such as England, Cornwall, Exeter Chiefs, Bath, Gloucester and Plymouth Albion, most notably Olly Barclay, Matt Bolwell and Herbie Stupple.


We take pride in making sure that children enjoy playing rugby safely with us and have

a great wealth of RFU trained coaches and safeguarding team to back this up. The club also has accreditation from England RFU which has given our mini and junior section a Sport England Club mark.

come along to and speak with the relevant age coach and they will let you know more details on games/kit needed etc.

Basic Age Group Guide

The player needs to be below the age for the age group on the August 31st for any specific year. For example if your child is 8 on August 31st they will be in the under 9s age group. Raising Money School Year 1 and 2 -under 7s – As a committee we decided that Tag Rugby we would try to raise money for Year 3 –under 8s-Tag Rugby a yearly nominated local charity/ Year 4, 5 , 6, 7 , 8 , 9, 10 and 11charities. contact rugby This year the Marshall Family Each team plays games every at Porthilly Farm, Rock kindly other week or maybe more allowed us to have a camp out depending on the size of the and BBQ for our mini and junior squad. It costs £80 for a child players and families which we to play for the season at Camels held on July 13th and 14th in which includes match day food fantastic weather which raised etc. If you have more than one around £1200 for Epilepsy Action child wanting to play it is £80 for and Little Harbour. If you have a the first child and then £20 per local charity that is looking for child thereafter support please let us know! If you would like any more information please contact Registration Day If you think your child/grandchild me on : 07967276391 or email: would like to try playing rugby at Camels then we have a Gav West registration day on September Chairman of Wadebridge Camels 2nd 10am-1pm which you can mini and junior section

North Cornwall Book Festival

St Endellion - October 4-7 Come and meet a host of literary stars. Feed your brain and your heart! Our long weekend of workshops, talks, performances and exhibitions offers treats for every age and taste. Through fiction, children’s literature, poetry, memoir, nature writing and high-brow stand-up comedy come and 24

join our authors. In between events, enjoy our café, bar, exhibitions and bookshop. Booking information and full details of the programme, its speakers, performers and artists are available on www.ncornbookfest. org or call the box office on 07787 944935. Find us on Facebook & Twitter @ CornBookFest.

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Wadebridge Primary Academy It has been another very exciting year at Wadebridge Primary Academy! This year, we have enjoyed many more trips, competitions and sporting successes. We have also taught our curriculum through a ‘real-life outcomes’ approach: at each stage the children have helped to plan events that would show off their work, involve the community and often have a ‘product’ to display or sell!

Minibuses Bridge Schools have invested in four buses and we are very fortunate to have two based here in Wadebridge. They are already providing many extra learning opportunities for children through educational visits, as well as many sporting activities. We are very proud of our sports teams,with success in the Indoor Athletics for Years 5/6; fantastic results all round in the Cornwall Games; whilst our football teams have enjoyed a brilliant season bringing home a number of trophies from various tournaments. Our bike track remains ever popular with our mountain bike club retaining the Angel trails trophy for the second year running.

had a topic this year which focuses on the environment. Reception learnt all about the importance of bees and visited Eden. Year 2 studied the Rainforests and set up a rainforest café for parents. They made enough money to buy 2 acres of the rainforest… now protected forever thanks to the efforts of the children! Year 3 took their learning onto bikes! They studied habitats and the environment on the Camel Trail. They also produced a wonderful piece of musical theatre called ‘The Bee Musical!’ Year 4 looked at the effect of plastics in the seas and took part in a Plastics-Free Week. They also designed canvas bags to promote a strong environmental message whilst Year 5 have recently been on an ‘Ocean Camp’, learning how to raise awareness of the pollution problem we face.

Our ‘Young Rangers’ have continued to work with the Rangers at Lanhydrock in preparing a design for a play area extension. They have been involved in woodland studies, tree clearing and planning an environmentally friendly play-area design. Watch this space!

Residentials Key Stage 2 have had a wonderful time this year on school residentials. Year 3 spent two fun-packed days at Delaware, Year 4 had an action-based time at Porthpean, Year 5 had many adventures at River Dart Country Park and Year 6 had a super time in London!

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Polzeath Coastguard Update by Matt Sutherland We’ve had a reasonably quiet few months but a few “shouts” were notable; June 6th– Tintagel Castle The team was paged to a 15 year old male with a suspected broken ankle at the top of Tintagel Castle. The casualty was recovered and transferred to the Coastguard helicopter and taken to hospital. 27th May– Polzeath Beach The team was paged to help search for a 22 year old missing male in the Polzeath Beach area but was stood down on the way to the RV point. 6th May– Dinham Campsite The team was paged to assist South Western Ambulance with a female casualty with severe burns. She was transferred to the Coastguard helicopter and taken to hospital. 2nd May – Egloshayle The team was called to assist Devon and Cornwall Police with the search for a

missing elderly lady in the Wadebridge area. The team searched the banks of the River Camel but she was found nearer home and transferred to the Coastguard helicopter and to hospital.

Tombstoning safety advice A recent Coastguard safety campaign has concentrated on “tombstoning,” an activity which has been going on for generations; unfortunately over recent years it has gained attention for the wrong reasons with a number of people killed or seriously injured. It is described as jumping or diving from a height into water and is often high risk and unsupervised by adults. Tombstoning is dangerous because: water depth alters with the tide so the water may be more shallow than it appears, submerged objects like rocks may not be visible, the shock of cold water can make it difficult to swim and strong current and/or waves

can rapidly sweep people away. The advice is to think before you jump; don’t let alcohol, drugs or peer pressure affect your judgement. Even if you’re jumping safely, children may be watching and try to copy your actions. Since 2004, the Coastguard has dealt with over 200 incidents with 70 injuries and 20 deaths – the youngest was 12, the oldest was 45. Don’t jump into the unknown. And don’t forget, if you see someone in distress on or near the coast, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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including: RNLI, visitors from Japan, Rowan Coultas back from the Winter Olympics, a shark biologist, a steam engine, a dental nurse, lambs from a nearby farm, Cbeebies

Rhyme Time and many more! Thank you to all those who have given the children those extra learning and cultural experiences. Tamsin Preston

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Pat and Brian Crank Celebrate Diamond Anniversary

Pat and Brian Crank married at Fulham Registry Office on October 11th 1958. Many family members said ,“It won’t work, they hardly know each other” - the couple had met just five months previously. Unusually, Pat’s father, George, remarried a few minutes later at the same venue, as Pat’s mother had passed away five years previously. The joint reception comprised tea and sandwiches made by Pat that morning as that was all that could be afforded. The couple had put a deposit down on an 18ft caravan which was sited near Royal Air Force Wyton in Huntingdonshire and it was there that they spent the first few days of their marriage. Pat has never let Brian forget that he forgot it was her birthday one week after they married! Pat was a legal secretary at a firm in Gray’s Inn London and Brian was an RAF aircraft instrument fitter working on the first of the V-Bombers - the Vickers Valiant. The aircraft at Wyton had been modified to perform a photo reconnaissance role with a huge fuel tank and banks of cameras in the bomb bay. Everything changed two months later when Brian was posted with 24 hours notice to the far east. Eventually, the couple met again four months later in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) where they spent a year before moving to Singapore where they spent 18 months. Their first daughter, Alison, was born in Changi Hospital. On their return to the UK Brian had selected St Mawgan as the preferred posting (Pat was a Plymouth girl). However, the RAF thought better and they ended up at RAF Finningley in Yorkshire where Brian spent the next six years working on Avro Vulcans before leaving the RAF.

The couple moved to Cornwall in 1999 and resolved to try and become part of the local community. Pat as secretary of the Trebetherick and Polzeath WI until it ceased operation. She is now secretary of the St Minver Senior Circle, runs the monthly ‘Sunshine Lunch’ at The Pityme Inn and helps Brian with ‘The Link’ and is secretary of St Minver Short Mat Bowls Club Brian became involved with Link very soon after they arrived in Cornwall and became its chairman in 2009. During this time revenue has increased considerably (due to the introduction of colour printing) allowing over £20,000 to have been given to local good causes - a process that continues today. In total, Brian has been involved in the last 106 issues of Link. Pat and Brian’s relationship has, they said, been quite a stormy one. Commenting on their 60 years together, one of their daughters said “It’s a miracle!”

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It’s a Vet’s Life!

Welcome to a new feature for Link magazine from Dr Nicky Hallows BVMS MRCVS, Clinical Director at Nute Veterinary Surgery in Wadebridge. Each edition I will try to give you a run down of some of the more interesting cases we see at the surgery. We treat pretty much all species so an average day for a vet here can involve tending to a cow calving one moment and a rabbit the next! It really is all creatures great and small. Starting with the small, as I write this one of our vets is operating on a guinea pig. Guinea pigs are prone to eye problems and this one sadly has gone too far to save the eye. However one of our vets is in the process of removing the eye. Within a day or two the little pig will be feeling much better and soon adjusting to its new vision. General anaesthetic can be quite tricky in what we call the ‘small furries’ : guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils etc because we normally deliver anaesthetic by gas with a tube that goes down an animals windpipe. These small furries’ windpipes are too small for this so we usually use a combination of injections and/or a little mask. The summer has been marked with the usual influx of holiday makers and unfortunately every year we see at least one and usually several dogs that have gone over a cliff edge. Some are relatively lucky some less so. It is amazing what lengths the lifeboat crew have been to in the past to rescue animals stranded on rocks. It is often a carefree dog chasing a seagull when the ground runs out and although it’s usually holiday makers’ dogs, sometimes we do see local dogs too. I would always recommend keeping your dog on a lead when out on the clifftops. We have also seen our fair share of dogs that have snaffled up what they thought was just a tasty morsel of fish or bait only to 28

discover a fishing hook on the end. We see these stuck anywhere from lips and tongues right down to stomachs. The problem is that fish hooks once embedded, will never come out the way they have gone in. We have to remove the eye end and then force the hook through the otherside of wherever it’s stuck. This usually requires an anaesthetic and is obviously more straight forward for the dog with a hook in its tongue as opposed to one that has got down to the stomach. Here is an xray of a dog with the hook pretty obviously sat in the middle of the black gas of the stomach. Fortunately, and rather unusually when we passed a camera into the stomach we could see that the hook hadn’t embedded into the stomach wall and we were able to pull it out carefully keeping the tip covered with a piece of tube. If it had been embedded we would have had to open the dog up and go from the inside. Finally on the larger side of the job we have seen several farms have outbreaks of Xray image of fishhook in dog’s stomach

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‘redwater’. This condition is spread by ticks which themselves are infected with a tiny parasite called babesia. When the tick attaches to a cow and has a feed it can spread the babesia into the cows blood. The parasite then gets

inside the red blood cells and ruptures them. It causes life threatening anaemia which is often first seen by the farmer as the cow passing bloody urine. Hence the term redwater. There is a treatment available thankfully, but it is still not

unusual for a farmer to lose a cow from this disease. Here’s hoping for an indian summer and I look forward to updating you on what’s been going on at the practice in the next edition.

Nicky Hallows at Nute Vets putting a cast on a calf with a broken leg

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Swallow chicks caught ‘On Camera’ Every year swallows make a nest on our porch light and ignore the humans that pass a few inches from their nest several times a day. This year I installed an automatic wildlife camera in the hope of getting some interesting photographs of the chicks being fed by the parents. Within a few days rubbish started to appear on the camera which had been misappropriated by the swallows and another nest was constructed. Coming home one day I saw two chicks standing on the camera that stayed there long enough to get the shot on the right. Brian Crank.

Last year’s family.

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In which year did Wadebridge Railway Station open?


What was mined at Pentireglaze?


Which is the largest church in Cornwall?


Where was the ancestral home of Captain Bligh, of HMS Bounty fame?


Until July 2018, the largest gold nugget ever found in the UK was discovered where?

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A Great Year 6 Presentation and Goodbyes at St Minver School The summer term was once again crammed with wonderful activities and excursions. Our Year 4 pupils had a fun filled residential visit at Camp Kernow, where they learnt about sustainable living mixed with many great activities such as climbing, archery and den building. The year 5 children went further afield for their residential in Bristol, where they explored the zoo, sailed on The Matthew, and did all things Brunel —The Clifton Suspension Bridge and the SS Great Britain. Finally our Year 6 pupils had an action packed trip to Barton Hall, a PGL residential centre in Torbay. Activities included, dry skiing, quad biking, trapeze and abseiling, to name just a few. As is tradition our Year 6 pupils pulled out all the

Year 6 Residential stops to deliver a wonderful performance of ‘Flo White and the 7 dorks!’ A modern adaptation on the traditional fairy story, saw Flo, a hip social media princess befriending 7 socially awkward academics! Sadly, we did bid bon voyage to that very same class as they were clapped out by the rest of the small community on their last day in primary school. Always a sad affair,

but one brimming with optimism for the future! We also said our sad farewell to Mr. Howard, the deputy and more recently Head of School at St Minver. We wish him every success in his new position at St Teath School. Mr Howard will be replaced by Jo Rodwell as the new Head of School in the new academic year.

Year 6 Presentation

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Seasonal Fashion Tips from Fusion’s Rhowen Yoki Autumn trends for 2018

We know it seems too early to even speak of autumn with the amazing weather we have been having over the last few months, but there are super exciting trends coming this colder season and we are here to help you get ahead of the autumn breeze.

Animal Print:

multicoloured version of an stood out on the catwalks. overcoat or trousers paired Prince of Wales checks are From leopard to zebra, perfect if you prefer a more with flats. cow and snake, it is clear muted tone of outfit. Team Tweed and Checks: that the chief of the trends an oversized tweed jacket this upcoming season with a leather skirt or vice is undoubtedly animal versa and you cannot go print! You don’t have to wrong with this trend. go overboard if you aren’t Layering: a fan of all over prints, a simple top, shoes or small Designers experimented clutch bag in neutral tones with female sexuality this season and the silhouette is a perfect way to utilize was covered up. Unlike the this trend. If you fancy waist cinching summer, a bolder take on animal this autumn it is all about print, why not try a bright

Add an air of heritage to your wardrobe with a range of variations on tweed and checks. The use of styles and textures within this trend is so vast that any body shape can incorporate it into their outfits. With a cow boy style boots and denim, Americana inspired plaid 32

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for guys this season! The more clashing the better, think bright oversized checked jackets teamed with tartan trousers and plaid shirts. If you don’t like the sounds of a multicolored wardrobe then brown is the basic shade of this autumn and goes with just about anything, from earthy greens to hot oranges. Pick the right hue for your skin tone and you are on to a winner!

low hemlines and high necklines. Don’t think of this trend as dated and dowdy, it is all about layering fabrics and styles to create something unique to your own style. Try an evening dress worn over long line shirts or a suit jacket over a floral dress.

Leather: Another dominant fabric this season is faux leather

and designers have used it for everything, from skirts to trench coats. Leather look trousers or a black midi skirt will serve you well all the way through to next winter. It doesn’t have to be black either, petrol green and the more adventurous butterscotch has been seen on the catwalks this season.

For the Guys… Checks are also a key trend

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Aren’t we lucky! Local walks

by Morwenna Vernon Before deciding on a walk in the St Minver area, I decided to have a chat with Jane Diplock, former parish councillor for St Minver Lowlands. I can remember, when my own children were in the cubs and scouts, Jane led us on a couple of local walks and I found out about places I’d never seen before. I showed Jane my new Ordnance Survey map ‘ Around & About Polzeath, Rock and Port Isaac- The Yellow Walk Maps’ ( available from many local shops) and we peered at it until we agreed on the best circular walk . I was waiting for a cooler day on which to do the walk, but with temperatures remaining stubbornly high and in brilliant sunshine, I set off. I parked my car in the Trewint Lane Playing Field Car Park in Rock and crossed the road to the public footpath sign and the first of many stiles. It was interesting seeing a different aspect of many of the properties on the Rock Road and as the path continued I also saw houses and lanes of which I was previously unaware. As the narrow footpath ends, the route bears left and strikes out across the fields 34

Even in a drought, these animals look content of Trewiston Farm and the clearly visible footpath leads up to the road and crosses Trewiston Lane into the campsite. The path can then be found on the opposite hedge, towards the top of the field. As you start descending towards the stream, the views are fantastic as you look across towards The Point and have tantalising glimpses of the sea to your left. The footpath bears left

towards some houses and the path then emerges and crosses the road, just down from Restharrow. This is where the view really takes your breath away as you see the sparkling waters of the Camel Estuary with the spire of St Enodoc Church in the foreground. As I walked along the path through the corn field, I noticed a family walking right through the middle of Looking down towards the estuary

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the nearly ripe corn – they were too far away from me to advise them where the path was although I felt they wouldn’t have been interested! After the corn field, the path goes through a grazing field which had a beautiful collection of livestock and it struck me that even in a drought, well farmed livestock still look content and healthy. As I went through the gate to St Enodoc golf course, I was pleased to read the signs, explaining that walkers had to follow the white stones to avoid wandering across the greens by accident. The path went past the pond where the sight of water

and shade from the tree was a welcome break from the intense heat. I then walked back up the road towards Rock and this gave me an opportunity to observe golfers at close quarters. I am not a golfer, and it struck me that it was not unlike trekking through a foreign country. The ‘national dress’ was unfamiliar; the language was definitely foreign ( par, birdie, bogey) and whilst I wanted to respect local customs, I didn’t really know the rules. To this end I decided to behave like the British abroad; I clutched my OS map so that everyone could see that I was a visitor; kept my head down and strode forth until I was back in

my own country! The footpath brought me back to the lane opposite the Rock Pavilion buildings and I took the path on the left until I returned to where I had started the walk. It had taken me 1 hour and 20 minutes and is a route I would definitely recommend. This walk doesn’t have a title but I will remember it as ‘Multiple stiles, beautiful views of countryside and coast and trekking through a foreign country.’ If you have tried any of these walks, as a result of Link articles, let us know; you could even send us a photo!

The pond on the golf course

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St Minver Short Mat Bowls Club AGM At the recent St Minver Short Mat Bowls Club AGM, Chairman Roy Birchwood said that it had been a good year for the club. Club nights had been well attended and were enjoyed by members and that the club was in a good financial position. It was a shame that the club was not doing very well in the Summer League but the situation was improving and he was

confident it would continue to do so. Once again, George Morris was Player of the Year having scored most points. Roy said that it was good that the trophies awarded as a result of this year’s competitions were evenly shared around the membership - there were four runners up for the Player of the Year Cup.

The trophy table at the AGM.

St Minver Short Mat Bowls Club Trophy Winners Triples - John Bray Cup Winners:

Ross Roskilly, Harry

Singles- Pat Bishop Memorial Trophy

Allen, Audrey Cannings


Noreen Honey

Ladies Singles - Bill & Molly Bruty Claret Jug Winner:

Pat Crank.

Runners up: George Morris, Frank

Runner up: George Morris

Runner up: Rosemary Mitchell

End of Season Cup

Mens Singles - H L White Cup



Prescott, Noreen Honey

Pairs - The Lingham Shield Winners:

George Morris, Pearl

Bickham Runners up: Ross Roskilly, Pat Crank

Singles - Theo Strout Shield Winner:

Brian Crank

Runner up: Roy Birchwood


Jean Tatam

Runner up: Ian Honey

Player of the year - Vi White Cup Winner:

George Morris

Runners up: Frank Prescott, Noreen

Honey, Pat Crank, Ross


Frank Prescott

Runner up: George Morris

The club always welcomes new members so, if you would like to try out this sociable sport call Pat Crank on 01208 869120.

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St Minver Silver Band The Band is now in its third year under the Musical Directorship of Kevin Ackford whose energy and dedication to maintaining and improving the standard of playing is undiminished.

Training Band The Training Band under the direction of Barbara George, assisted by Kevin, is improving in ability and gaining in confidence and enthusiasm. The Training Band rehearsal times on Thursday evening have been extended by 30 minutes at the band’s request. Beginners now have separate tuition from Kevin for the first part of the rehearsal before joining the rest of the band. Some of the older players from the band also sit in with the Senior Band for both rehearsals and for some engagements.

Composer, Award Winner & Conductor (WEBF Bugle)

West Country Brass Festival Cornish speakers!) suite – was The highlight of the Training Band year so far was taking part in the Training Band section of the West Country Brass Band festival at Bugle in June. This was the first appearance by a St Minver Band since 1957 and a special suite of music – the Sen Menvra (St Minver for non-

Training Band after their performance at the West Country Brass Festival

composed by Kevin Ackford for them to perform at the festival. On the day the band delivered an exceptionally good performance and came second out of four entries. In addition, our drummer, Ruby Wilce, was judged the best player in the Training Band section, an exceptional result as this usually goes to a brass instrument player. The Bugle success has generated even more enthusiasm amongst the band members, who have now asked to take part in more contests, including ones outside Cornwall. We await developments with interest. Both the Senior Band and the Training band welcome new players.You can contact us on 01726 823490 (Training Band) and 01208 814170 or 07788886997 (Senior Band). Garry Gauss

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Country Diary from Cobb Cottage Written and Illustrated by Joan Cockett Some weeks ago I was listening to a programme on Radio 4 about our interpretation of various happenings in our lives that we would consider coincidental, and those that were ‘meant to be’ or by some divine providence. It is a subject that has always interested me, and I was disappointed when the presenter appeared to come down on the side of coincidence, but maybe I’m just a Romantic… However, I found myself thinking about a series of incidents that happened to Len and myself, that brought us to live here at Cobb Cottage; some of you will already know the story. In 1972, our son came to Cornwall to work at Westerly Boats at Rock and we found the tiny Cobb Cottage in Daymer Lane which he was able to rent for two consecutive winters - a perfect place for a boy on his own. I fell in love with the place straight away when we first viewed it in pale October sunlight surrounded by an overgrown orchard garden - it was enchanting. I stood against the rough cobb walls, warm in the sunshine, and felt a strange sense of belonging. In 1976 we had 38

been looking for a small property in Dorset or Devon with the idea of working on it and using it for holidays before we eventually moved in. We had looked at some truly awful places, lovely on the surface, but mouldering away inside - you recognised the smell straight away! In one case, a charming chapel in Dorset had a graveyard, where we would have to get a Home Office order to exhume the bodies, to install a septic tank… We had almost despaired. One Saturday morning Len said to me “Of all the places we’ve known or stayed in, where would you really like to live?” Without hesitation, I replied “Oh Cobb Cottage, but that’s not going to come on the market.” The next day, Sunday, we walked through the little park at Crystal Palace, where we were living, to the newsagents to buy The Observer as we did every week. They had sold out so we bought the Sunday Times instead. Later that morning whilst Len was reading the paper, and suddenly called out, “Hey! listen to this! ” Studio cottage for sale, 400 yds from the beach at Daymer Bay. Sleeps 6 £12,000, followed by a ‘phone

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journey through narrow lanes, through a tiny hamlet with an old farmhouse and outbuildings, where we crossed a little bridge, over a fast-running stream. On one occasion we were returning from a day out, and as we drove over the little bridge, I saw a young woman in a colourful long dress running in a distracted manner along the edge of the stream, looking over her shoulder and trying to keep hidden in the rushes. It was a fleeting image, but I felt the panic. That evening we were listening to the news, number. when we heard “The police today made a We checked the number of the owner successful drugs raid in a remote hamlet to whom we paid the rent when our son in Wales” and named the very place. Was was there and it was the same person! the young woman innocent? She may We made the full offer straight away. well have been. I have thought about £12,000 wasn’t cheap at the time - a 4 her, and wondered, and hoped, that her life turned out all right eventually. That’s bedroom cottage in St Teath, detached, and with large garden, was selling at the why I’m not naming the hamlet. Yes, it same price. We didn’t bargain, because we was coincidence, but a strange one, the more so because talking to a retired wanted Cobb Cottage so much! “Sleeps 6” was an unusual description but police officer friend from Wiltshire about the incident, he said, “I was part of that the owner was so used to letting it for holidays; 4 people upstairs on the gallery operation -, We had been surveying the hamlet for some time -, it was a huge floor, (bunk beds) and 2 downstairs on haul”. She looked so young, that fleeting an old put-u-up settee. You would have figure, clear in my mind today. They say had to know one another very well! We went down to Cornwall and stayed in the truth is stranger than fiction, but I hope cottage the following weekend, and the this coincidental glimpse had a happy ending. deal was done. It all seemed incredible then, but it seemed even more so in later years when we thought about it. “It was meant to be,” everyone said, and I feel it was, right from that first October day when I touched the warm cobb walls. So what is coincidence? We were on holiday in a remote part of Wales in the 1980s and to get from where we were staying to a main road involved a long Visit our website -


Our Featured Artist Pete Graham Night Sky

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School and now works as an independent carver and letter cutter. Pete described how learning letter cutting is one of the fundamental skills he gained and takes a significant amount of time to master. The alphabet pictured here is actually carved on a flat piece of stone but it gives the impression of a convex surface. Although he is from Pete Graham describes himself as a ‘working stonemason’ but the quality and variety of his work suggests that he is so much more than that. He has been a sculptor, carver and teacher for over 20 years. After graduating with a BA in Fine Art at Lancaster University, 40

followed by a PGCE ( Post Graduate Certificate in Education), he taught art in secondary schools for many years while practising as a sculptor in a range of media. He then went on to postgraduate study in Architectural Stone Carving at the City and Guilds of London Art

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Restoration work - On the left is the clay model of a dragon for the National Trust property, Wallington Hall. The finished stone carving is to the right

Newcastle upon Tyne, he now lives in Lostwithiel and currently has a studio in Lerryn. At the time of writing, he has work exhibited at the Whitewater Gallery in Polzeath and at Tregony Gallery. The majority of Pete’s work is commissioned, whether by English Heritage, the National Trust, the North Pennines AONB or by private clients; he is currently working on a relief slate sculpture of a South Devon bull for a farmer! If the work is a commissioned piece, he starts by making a clay model, to ensure the client is happy before he embarks on the sculpture itself. He usually works in Portland stone, which he described as a ‘free medium’, because you can achieve crisp edges but is soft enough to work.

Pete explained to me that sometimes the sculpture is as much about the stone as the subject , for example, the Leaping Fish sculpture is made of Cornish stone from the Lizard, as this is a ubiquitous Cornish piece of

work. He also produced the face of Merlin which is carved into the rock at Tintagel. Pete ‘s background as a teacher makes him well qualified to run weekend courses for anyone who

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Merlin Merlin

Leaping Fish

would like to try their hand at stone carving. He has 6 students in the group at any one time and everyone leaves with a stone carving which they have designed and created. ‘I take great pleasure in helping every student to achieve their goals, whether that’s trying carving for the first time, developing a specific skill or moving forward with a particular carving project.’ I asked Pete about how he looks after the main tools of his trade- his hands, and he told me 42

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Wow, what an amazing summer it has been, just like when I was a child! Let’s hope it continues well into September and we can carry on enjoying the lovely outdoor spaces we have on our doorstep. Nici

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Where to go/What to do this Autumn

If you are aged 12 or under and there is something September you feel passionate about and would like other 3rd & 5th Minack Theatre hosting ‘Storytelling’children to read about it too, write it down and Myths and Monsters. send it to, we will choose one 6th. Landhydrock herbaceous border workshop. and published it in our next issue. 8th Lanhydrock Ranger Day. Rueben makes a start on page XX as he is worried 7th-9th Newquay Fish Festival. 15th Camel Creek Colour Run. about snow leopards.

Autumn Competition

The Summer Poster Competition was a resounding success in our last issue . This time we want you to design a poster showing how marine life is in severe danger from the amount of plastic littering our oceans. Please scan your creations and email to nici@, stating your name and age. The deadline for the competition is September 30th. The prize for the winning entry will be a voucher to redeem at iBounce. Good luck!

9th Bodmin Regimental Museum Keep Heritage Open Day. 15th Polzeath Marine Conservation Mega Beach Clean, 3-5pm. 15th & 16th. Dog Agility Show at the Royal Cornwall Show ground. 29th & 30th. Grandparent’s Weekend at Lappa Valley (Grandparents free with any full paying child).

October 7th Royal Cornwall Show Charity Bus pull. 17th Polzeath Beachcare beach clean, 9:30am. 20th 28th The Owl Prowl at Paradise Park. 22nd to 26th Dairyland pumpkin carving and creepy craft workshops. 22nd to 26th Lanhydrock Spooky Garden Trail. 28th Cornwall Pedigree Calf Show, Royal Cornwall Show ground.


Winners of our spring Poster Competition: (Left to right) Dylan Doney, Daisy Lane, Oliver Brown.


4th Bodmin Regimental Museum Handmade Poppy Tribute Exhibition. 16th Polzeath Beachcare beach clean, 9:30am. 17th & 18th Pencarrow Christmas Craft Fair. 17th Cornish Winter Fair, Royal Cornwall Show ground. 21st Truro City of Lights. 30th to 2nd Decmber Fowey Christmas Market weekend. Dates correct at time of publishing

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Autumn Bake - Apple Muffins Ask an adult to turn the oven on to and set it to 160°C fan (Gas You will need

250g SR wholemeal flour 1½ tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp runny honey 100ml milk 2 eggs 3 apples peeled and grated 3 tbsp odourless coconut oil (melted) 80g sultanas

Mk 4, 350°F). Put 12 muffin cases into a muffin tray. In one bowl, mix the dry ingredients together (flour, baking powder and cinnamon). In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients together (eggs, honey, milk, coconut oil). Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and give a good stir around. Then add the grated apple and sultanas, stir until all the ingredients are well combined. Carefully divide the mixture between the 12 muffin cases, so they each have the same amount in them. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, until browned on the top. With adult help remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool, then enjoy.

Gardening for Juniors Due to the lovely weather we have been having, our gardens should still be full of life and colour, but as the colder weather starts to gradually creep in, there is plenty to do in the garden to prepare for winter.

Help out in the garden Fun things to do with an adult If you enjoy getting your hands dirty in the garden, it’s a great time to rake over borders where seasonal plants have come to an end and scatter some compost or manure over the borders. You can then plant some winter (bicoloured pansies) and spring (tulips, bluebells) bedding plants, these add some much needed splashes of colour to the borders. Follow planting instructions and then keep well watered while they become established.

Rake up dead leaves It is super important to rake up any dead leaves that are covering your lawn If left these can reduce the light that reaches the grass and it can turn yellow. Rake up as many leaves as you can into a pile. Before clearing them away, it’s lots of fun to jump in them! You can also keep a selection of leaves found in the garden and on autumn walks, to make a leaf collage, or use for leaf rubbing.

Clean your bird tables After the summer it is good to give your bird table a spring clean, give them a good wipe over and then keep them well stocked with fat balls or bird food as the colder weather sets in.

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Reuben Couch on Snow Leopards

Junior Link wants to hear from children aged 12 and under about things they think important Reuben is worried about snow leopards so this is what he wrote.

If you are under 13 and really interested about something, then send details to You never know, we might publish it in our next issue.

John Warn awarded Legion D’Honneur Medal. In the last edition of Link we reported on the awarding of the Legion D’Honneur medal to John Warn, on May 11th. The award was presented by Commodore Jamie Miller RN, with members of the Royal British Legion present. John is a former science and maths teacher from Wadebridge School and would have put a red line through the article with ‘See me!’ written alongside as we spelt his name incorrectly. Many apologies, Mr Warn – can we call it a schoolboy error?


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News from St Minver Brownies in fact coincided with the England V Croatia Footie game; we spent the evening at Polzeath and the girls had a surf lesson with Wavehunters finished up afterwards with a BBQ dinner. Wavehunters were absolutely brilliant with the girls and even the children who aren't too keen on water had a superb time. If you have a young lady aged between 7 and 10 yrs and she would like to join us here at St Minver Brownies please bring her along to meet us.


St Minver Brownies had a really enjoyable summer term and with the weather being on our side we managed to get out and enjoy all that our beautiful area has to offer.


We also spent the term working towards two badges Agility and a Spring Challenge badge. The Spring Challenge was not just the season Spring but

looking at springs such as coils, springs in the variations of water and movement.


We spent a most enjoyable evening at Daymer Bay playing games in the water. Another evening we walked to Porthilly to race our recycled material boats in the stream. But the highlight of the term was our last evening which

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Engaging Children in Farming and Food Production

charity since 1926 and that educating the current and next generation of consumers about the links between In early June this year I and farming and food is a key part many of my fellow farmers of the association’s work. The and neighbours headed for show fulfils this role in early the Royal Cornwall Show at June but the association’s Wadebridge. The excuse for work continues throughout taking a couple of days off the year with Farm & Country from the farm was that this Days at the showground, was an agricultural show and I Farm & Country on the had important business to do Road and Farming and Food there. Whilst this was true to Educational Videos. some extent, the main draw was to catch up with friends Farm and Country Days and to enjoy the huge range The annual Farm & Country of spectacles the show had days are aimed at primary to offer. What I didn’t realise school children from years until this week was that the 3 and 4. 1500 children visit Royal Cornwall Agricultural the event over the 2 days Association which runs the and learn where their food show and the showground comes from and how it gets from farm to plate. This is has been a registered The Kingfisher Award - children and moles -not alive!

not a question of sitting children down and talking at them - this is a full handson experience with over 400 volunteers from the industry helping to ensure it is fun as well as a learning experience. Children learn how to churn butter, be a bee keeper and shear a sheep. They see chicks hatch and sparkling new machinery in action. They learn how new technology is used on the farm from robots milking cows to on-board computers in the cabs of combine harvesters. These events are generously sponsored by the agricultural industry who understand that their future rests with having well-informed local consumers who value quality produce reared to high standards of safety, welfare and environmental protection.

Farm and Country on the Road

A desire to reach more of the primary school children in the county led to the association employing an education co-ordinator, Emma Parkyn in 2017. Emma created “Farm & Country On the Road”. Emma, a qualified primary school 50

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scheme involves a half day visit to a local farm looking at a specific theme such as ‘What’s in a Hedge?’ This allows the group to gain an understanding of how farming and wildlife are so closely linked. Emphasis is placed on the food chain, ecosystems and life cycles. Knowledgeable volunteers are essential to bringing the day to life. Back in the classroom the children do further research on the topic, develop their ideas and produce a Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association - Food and Farming on display. This is then taken the road! back to the farm on the the Food and Farming Days teacher with an agricultural Picnic and Award Day where background visits primary or the On the Road initiative. schools compete for the schools with a trailer kitted In a further development the Kingfisher trophy. The skills out with interactive learning association has produced a and imagination shown in the resources designed to teach series of educational videos primary school pupils about on aspects of farming which displays is quite amazing. In 2017 over 670 children from where their food comes from. can be viewed at www. 23 schools took part across Emma explains that this year’s the three counties. theme has been Breakfast Emma can be contacted at with pupils getting hands-on If we want consumers to value the food we produce and experience of grinding wheat Kingfisher Award users of the countryside to grains, making flour and value our role in protecting Scheme bread and turning oats into A further initiative for primary the countryside we need porridge. With input from to tell people about it. The school children in Devon, teachers, activities can be Royal Cornwall Agricultural Cornwall & Somerset is the tailored to key stages in the Association and the Kingfisher Kingfisher Award Scheme national curriculum. Of 236 primary schools in the county, which was launched in Devon Award Scheme are two by the late Poet Laureate examples of just what can be 142 have engaged with the association either through Ted Hughes and friends. The done.

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A Book Review by John Baxter

No Shore Too Far by Jonathan Stedall

Published by Hawthorn Press Hardback £12.00 from Wadebridge Bookshop Jonathan Stedall will be familiar to many readers of Link as a distinguished film maker, particularly of the famous John Betjeman documentaries, and the author of the deeply thoughtful book, ‘Where on Earth is Heaven?’Less well known, but equally distinguished, is his late wife, Jackie, who died in 2014 at the age of 64. A Cambridge Mathematics graduate, she devoted the first 10 years or so of her married life to bringing up two young children before embarking on a PhD in the History of Mathematics. She became a Senior Research Fellow at The Queen’s College, Oxford, and among the 9 books she wrote was the highly acclaimed, ‘The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction’. Her ‘exceptional breadth of scholarship’ was highlighted in her obituary in ‘the Guardian’. Grief nearly always follows death, especially when the departed and the children are relatively young, and when the marriage has seen such rich fulfilment. Jonathan promised Jackie he would write a book for her and this collection of poems is prompted both by his attempt to come to terms with his grief, and by his long-held belief that death is a transition rather than an end. The short preface to the poems illustrates Jonathan’s spiritual search for the answers to the mysteries of

life and death, time and space, wisdom and beauty, and his own phrase printed on the back of the book admirably summarises the poems;- ‘meditations on death, bereavement and hope’. There are 80 poems in this book, all deeply moving and thoughtful. They can, perhaps be read in 3 different ways. The early poems are firstly, and so clearly, ‘ conversations’ with Jackie. They are particularly poignant to those who knew Jackie, and can recognise the intensity and rich chemistry of the marriage. In ‘Icy Winds’ she interrupts Jonathan’s thoughts, and ‘Trust’ is illustrative of their differing views on the afterlife. ‘A Bigger Picture’, with reference to ‘My dear and precious friend’, is a good example.

poems exude hope. There is much here that is truly inspiring: so much that provides solace and comfort: so much that has clearly tempered grief for Jonathan and might do so for all who are bereaved. The poem, ‘Day to Day’, which ends....... So comes the strength to smile,to hope and dream of better days’ best illustrates this, but throughout there is clear evidence of the power of undying love.

This is Jonathan Stedall’s debut collection of published poems. The important poem, ‘Baggage’, is introduced with some words from ‘The Prelude’ by William Wordsworth. In the poem Jonathan expresses doubts about The poems develop, secondly, Wordsworth’s phrase...’from into the thoughts of Jonathan God, who is our home’, because on the existence of God, on the he wonders if we’ve lived ‘not presence of immortal life, and just once, but many times’. on the search for truth. These There is no answer, but we can surface throughout the book, perhaps agree that Jonathan but are particularly clear in the has admirably exemplified eponymous poem, ‘No Shore Wordsworth’s own definition too Far’, which opens with of poetry as ‘the spontaneous the line...’ There is a question overflow of powerful feelings. It so profound’, and which then takes its origin from emotions proceeds to show why he feels recollected in tranquillity’. there are...’quite other laws at Jonathan Stedall’s powerful work’. feelings and emotions will bring It is the third interpretation which comfort, and cause for thought, to all who read these heartfelt might be of singular interest words. to a wider readership; all these

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News from St Breock School by Sian Hall Head of School Trips and Challenges

Year Four were the first to head off on residential to Carnyorth, where they had a fabulous time walking on the coast path, building coracles and attempting to sail them. Following that our Year Six headed off to Heatree on Dartmoor stream scrambling, tree climbing, caving and moorland adventures. After half term Year Three set off to Eden for two nights where they experienced how many of the plants grown at Eden can be used to make potions or indeed commotions! They were particularly excited to have been able to visit the biomes at night. Finally it was Year Five’s turn who headed to Camp Kernow for a week camping and exploring the environment. They returned back to school tired but buzzing from their experience.

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This term is always busy with sporting fixtures and St Breock children were off all over the county and beyond, representing us in a variety of sports. This culminated with the Cornwall Games on 29th June. We returned home with: 2 Gold medals in Cross Country and Cycling, 2 Silver Medals in Football and Biathlon and 2 Bronze Medals in Bowls and Dance. This put us 3rd in the medals table. Although this is excellent work, what makes us most proud is that this year 64 children in KS2 took part in the games and although it is very challenging to transport all the children to the various locations on the day, the sense of pride they have in representing their school is worth every minute spent organising.

Annie, Debbie and Adrian Noott from AGame, presenting Sophie and Lauren Gibbs with the Community Sports Champion Award.

Community Sports Evening

Our annual Community Sports Evening was held on July 10th where our local clubs were able to recognise pupils of St Breock who had demonstrated one or more of the Olympic Values, not only within the School, but out in the wider community as well. We were honoured to have two Olympians; Annie Vernon and Debbie Flood with us who inspired the children to be determined in all they do. The year ended with our traditional Y6 Leavers Assembly, where we were able to celebrate all their achievements and ambitions. of those moving on and welcoming back team St Breock in September.

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Fitness with Julia Move it or Lose it! The Independent Muscles This is my name for the lower body muscles. Having strong lower body or leg muscles is important for maintaining mobility and agility . There are even chair exercises which can be done to build strength. When you think of the role the leg muscles play in our functioning it's easy to see why it's necessary to keep them in strong shape . Weak thigh muscles are a risk factor for falls , so encouraging exercises to strengthen means a little work will go a long way! Strong thigh muscles help to stabilise the joints which in turn prevents injury. All the functional activities we do on a daily basis such as getting out of a chair, stepping onto a bus ,climbing steps and general walking and sporting activities demand leg strength . In my classes I regularly focus on leg strengthening work . The type of exercise depends very much on the clients , their ability and needs . A basic squat involves multiple muscle groups and joints

working in various planes of motion . It is an excellent exercise to tone the legs . It torches fat if weights are added , builds power to help you walk and run faster and can reduce back pain if the squats are slow and controlled and there is focus on stabilising the hips and engaging the core muscles . Tips to remember - knees are not past the toes and not collapsing inwards - back is straight - torso is upright - hips dip to a sensible level - weight is in the heels as you squat down. For the older or less able client who wants to condition the thigh muscle the Sit to Stand exercise is excellent . - Sit tall with good posture, near the front of a chair - feet apart and slightly further back , heels down - lean forwards slightly from the hips , tighten the thighs , press down through the thighs and feet as you push up to standing - once up march slowly and move back to feel the chair - engage the tummy muscles , bend knees, push hips back and lower slowly with control Once this becomes easier try Sit to Stand without pausing at the top and keep the momentum going . How many times can you Sit to Stand in a minute? Give yourself a challenge - it does get easier !

For those who prefer or require a chair based exercise the Leg Extension exercise is good . - while sitting on a chair , maintain good posture - extend one leg up as far as possible and hold for up to 10 secs - slowly lower and repeat on the other leg - try this 4 times on each leg until you get stronger Whatever level you are at there are an abundance of exercises which can be performed sitting , standing, with or without equipment which will strengthen your legs. Good strong legs will help you to carry on with functional everyday movements, sporting and recreational activities for as long as possible so that is why I call these muscles the Independent muscles. They will give you that strength you need to keep you going. For more information on exercises or classes please contact Julia on 07815987172

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A Fresh Start The ‘Other’ New Year Faith Toogood is then probably not used and ultimately stored as fat when insulin is released to bring down sugar levels in the blood…another negative! The final trick up Cortisol’s sleeve is where it encourages us to store fat! Again, this all dates back to when we were genuinely hungry and therefore the main aim was Caveman Response to protect our vital organs, thus cortisol encourages When stress levels rise, Stress cortisol production is ramped fat storage around our abdominal area. I am suggesting that over the up and this is where the trouble starts. We are wired Managing Stress next couple of months, you to survive and cortisol is a focus on stress. Yes perhaps It would be unrealistic to think survival hormone, primarily not obviously food related, that we can rid ourselves of but in my years of experience telling the body that during stress, managed stress has in helping people to lose and times of stress, food is scarce. many positives, but it is also manage their weight, stress is This can be linked to caveman important to have a degree of an overlooked but absolutely days when stress carried a awareness when it comes to crucial part of any journey to very different meaning. Food stress and the impact that it is rarely scarce for us in today’s achieve a healthy weight. society and stress is often due has on your body. Perhaps most obviously is the to non-food related issues but Try using coloured sticky dots emotional reaction to stress and stick these dots in places we still respond in this way. that will cause a percentage of Elevated cortisol levels can that are stress triggers (car us to eat. It has the opposite cause our metabolic rate to steering wheel) or places you effect on some, but for most see regularly (kettle handle / slow slightly, preserving fat stress can trigger overeating/ and slowing down the rate at purse / laptop) . Each time you comfort eating/bingeing . which we burn it in order to see that dot, take a moment The other important help us through this perceived to just unclench your jaw, thing about stress is the period of famine! release your shoulders and physiological impact that take a deep breath. Small Your body is also now it has on our bodies which actions but these all add up thinking that it needs to go can hamper even the most to a great way of managing out and hunt so another of dedicated healthy eater. the effects of daily stress in a cortisol’s effects is to start This largely centres around realistic and simple way and breaking down muscle into something in the body called sugars which are mobilised as far as I know there seem cortisol. to be no ill effects from a few into the bloodstream for Cortisol is an amazing thing. immediate ‘energy’ .This sugar seconds of relaxation! Autumn and the start of the academic year is, for many, as much of a fresh start as January. In my experience it is also in many ways, an easier time to make and sustain new changes. Vitamin D levels are topped up because of the summer sunshine making us feel brighter and better, the days are still long (ish), and September is a great time to focus on you.


At optimum levels it is a protective hormone. It is converted to cortisone in the body and helps to dampen inflammation reducing the amount of pain, swelling and stiffness that you feel. It also plays a role in helping to regulate blood sugar levels (critical for healthy weight loss).

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St Minver Probus Club May Meeting - Tracy Trelease There was a gang culture among

Tracy explained that Fire Fighting now consists of a lot more than fire-fighting and includes search and rescue. Also vehicle crashes, animal rescue, cliff rescue, dealing with flooding and of course educating people about fire safety at home. We heard that house fires are often caused by electrical faults in washing-machines, dishwashers, tumble-driers, battery-chargers and cookers .She advised us not to leave anything switched on when we are out. She reminded us that fireextinguishers could be useless if not maintained and finally, if you are caught in a smoke-filled room, get down on the floor where the smoke is less dense, and dial 999- three gulps of smoke can knock you out. She reminded us to check our smoke alarms are working by pressing the button once a week and changing the battery yearly. Finally, we were advised to get a free home fire safety check, by ringing 0800 3581 999 or e-mailing Cornwall Council.

June Meeting - Mick Sumra

He talked about a young offenders institution (HMP Feltham, in west London) which is a modern, comparatively new institution where he was a prisoner visitor. During his 14 years service he befriended and listened to some very disturbed young men. These included those admitting murder, and some convicted of murder who insisted they were innocent. He described the youngsters as mainly from one-parent families, or from Care. It does make you think how much luck is involved in one’s life chances.

the under 18s, many of whom had been truanting from school for years. There was also a very high level of drug abuse. Mick’s technique was to get his charges talking, and then to listen. He came to the conclusion that a listening ear is the main attribute of a Prison Visitor. Some of our members were concerned to know how these youngsters spent their days. As the aim of prison is rehabilitation, as well as punishment, you’d expect there to be many opportunities for self-improvement. Mick pointed out that sports, a library and a gym are available and also much vocational training. But, sadly, there are constraints because of staffing levels. You know teachers in difficult schools will tell you that the whole job is worthwhile because of the few pupils who do really well, against the odds. Well, Mick found the same tremendous satisfaction because of the four or five young men who became Christians, who he realised had turned away from crime, in spite of serious records and appalling backgrounds. At the end of each visit, Mick had the reward of knowing that he had done an extremely worthwhile job, but he probably also felt relief that, unlike his charges, he was Just Visiting.

July Meeting - Jon Cleave

Jon, of the Fisherman’s Friends explained that his singing talents were not immediately recognised - in fact he was banned from singing at his primary school! He went into the police, into business, and by chance, years later, saw a Paul Robeson film. He

discovered he could sing along, bought all his recordings and within 18 months had taught himself to sing bass. He joined a choir, got into folk-singing, some Cornish songs, then sea-shanties. Pubs were the main venues at that time (Glastonbury came later!), and the choir slowly whittled itself down to about 12 keenies. They needed a name – Fishman’s Friends was born. About 11 years ago, the group would have happily carried on singing for charitable causes around Cornwall, but they were seen by a record producer on holiday. He came with a friend from Sony Records. Johnny Walker (Radio 2) came to see them, asking “who’s your manager?” (that floored them). A million pound record deal was announced in the Sun and down on the Platt they were mobbed by microphones from the BBC, ITV, Sky and all over the US. That was the start of what Jon described as “an absolute whirlwind” lasting 2 to 3 years. There was a book, a film, BBC folk awards, appearances in the Albert Hall, a Flotilla on the Thames. Jon describes the group not so much as fishermen but fish out of water! Jon was asked how did they cope with it all. First, there were 10 of them. If anyone got a bit full of himself, he was soon pulled into line. Second, most of them had other jobs. They were all pretty much down to earth. But the experience has given Jon an appreciation of the effect fame and fortune must have on someone young, alone and impressionable. Anyone interested in joining the St Minver Probus should ring our secretary, Roy Birchwood on 01208 880549.

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The History of Watches by local jeweller Stuart Robertson

Stuart is the proprietor of Robertson’s Jewellers Ltd. Stuart has studied, and qualified in all aspects of his trade with The National Association of Goldsmiths. Stuart grew up in Rock and has always been a keen supporter of ‘The Link’.

The History of Watches – Part Two In marked contrast to earlier wristwatches, the coming of electronic watches were initially popular with men in particular . The early models appealed to men who craved high technology, gadgetry and precision timekeeping. The first quartz watches were bulky and oversized, but were designed to contain all the new technologies – miniature batteries, integrated circuits, oscillating crystal movements and time displays. It then required an even greater engineering challenge to fit such components into slimmer, smaller cases to meet the demand for what ladies were asking for at the time. There was an international race to market such electronic watch technology. The Swiss produced the first prototype watch of this kind in 1967. Seiko were responsible for the first analogue (where the dial shows traditional numbers and hands) quartz watch. The Americans then took technology already being engaged in their work in military and space programmes to produce quartz watches with digital displays. This area was


then dominated by competitors in South East Asia. Since that time, whilst some firms still make mechanical watches in one form or another, quartz watches have dominated the market due to their accuracy and reliability. Developments in the quartz sector have seen ‘Kinetic’ watches – where the movement of the watch charges, via a capacitor,an internal rechargeable battery. Kinetic watches use clean, natural energy – the motion of the wearer’s arm – to generate electricity to power the watch.

By far the best in my opinion is the introduction some years ago of the ‘Eco-Drive’ watch by Citizen, which is powered by light. Natural or artificial light is absorbed by the face of the watch, which ends up charging a rechargeable battery. The watch continues to work at night due to a power reserve. Seiko watches followed Citizen’s lead and both firms offer a wide range of ladies and gents watches which work in this way. We always stock a good selection from both of these respected manufacturers. How a watch works… The mechanical watch A mechanical watch is powered by a mainspring in a housing called a barrel. The mainspring, when wound by hand or automatically, unwinds very slowly, transmitting power to a system of interconnected wheels called a gear train. This in turn is connected to the escapement mechanism consisting of a wheel and pallet fork which transmits impulses to the balance wheel making it oscillate. This is the element which produces the familiar ‘ticking’ sound of a mechanical watch. There is a further train made up of connecting

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avoids impurities. The crystals are prepared for use in watches by being trimmed to size by laser. The principal components of an analogue quartz watch are the quartz crystal, the integrated circuit, the stepping motor and the wheel chain. When activated by power, the quartz vibrates rapidly, dividing time into 32,768 equal parts per second, - this wheels which move the hands is known as the ‘frequency’. indicating the time. It is the high frequency of Automatic winding the quartz that makes the An automatic (or ‘self-winding’) quartz watch so accurate. The mechanism consists of a rotor integrated circuit is the ‘brain’ arm which is weighted and of the analogue quartz watch. swings backwards and forwards It consists of a large number of with every movement of the minute electronic parts such wrist. This movement is used as transistors, resistors and to wind the mainspring. The capacitors set in an extremely mechanism is fitted with a small silicon chip. slipping device, which makes The integrated circuit converts it impossible to overwind the the power into the impulses watch. As long as automatic described earlier, keeping the watches are worn, the selfquartz crystal vibrating. winding mechanism will keep Waterproof? them fully wound, as long as Customers often ask whether the wearer is reasonably active! a watch is ‘waterproof’. That The quartz watch is a term I like to avoid, as Quartz is a natural crystal, and waterproof actually suggests one of the major sources of that water cannot penetrate it for watch movements was the watch in any circumstances, Brazil. The crystals nowadays and that is rarely true. ‘Water Resistant’ is a much more are laboratory grown, which

accurate and informative term. In most watches today, one will clearly see markings which indicate the water resistancy level. No indication: would suggest that the watch is not resistant to splashing or contact with moisture of any kind. Water resistant: will resist moisture from accidental splashing, rain etc. Water resistant (50m): will resist moisture from accidental splashing, rain etc. Water resistant (100m): watch may be worn for swimming or snorkelling, if properly sealed. Water resistant (200m): watch may be worn for diving to a 200 metres maximum static pressure. As well as becoming incredibly functional, accurate instruments using developments in watch engineering over the years, watches have become very much a fashionable part of our attire and a very important part of the jeweller’s trade. There is always something new on offer, and a watch makes an excellent gift for any special occasion.

Defibrillators in our area

Community defibrillators save lives and we Daften Diecasting, Wadebridge PL27 6HF thought it expedient to publish defibrillator Bridge Bike Hire, Wadebridge PL27 7AL locations in our area. This is the list as we know it. John Betjeman Centre, Wadebridge PL27 7BX If we have missed any please let us know. Wadebridge Bowling Club PL27 6AE Gunvenna Holiday Park PL27 6QN Wadebridge Town Football Club PL27 6DJ The Pityme Inn, Rock PL27 6PQ Trelawney Garden Centre, Wadebridge PL27 6JA Camel Ski School, Rock PL27 6LD Royal Cornwall Showground PL27 7JE St Enodoc Hotel, Rock PL27 6LA The Waterfront Cafe Bar, Polzeath PL27 6SP Old ‘Phone Box Trelights PL29 3TQ

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Gardening made easy by Nick Bacon

Gardening’s Greatest Tips Part 2 diseases. The best source of these elements is the dust and fluff right under your own feet in your carpet vacuum cleaner ; one handful per week mulched around your plants will give The 3 Ws amazing results. No not weeds, wasps, wind A ticklish tip to move on a mole and water but the weird, way The tiny hairs on a moles out and wacky. I have been snout are very sensitive; fascinated by the common try putting a marshmallow every day items found in the down a mole run.The texture home that can be used to good of a marshmallow tickles a effect in the garden. mole’s nose and it moves Wash day blues for slugs and on elsewhere. I don’t know snails whether a pink marshmallow This is only a temporary is more effective than a white measure: put a handful of one but one pound for a bag of cheap washing powder around marshmallows is worth a try! a plant and this will stop a slug Stunted plants – soluble aspirin and a snail by clogging up is the answer their slime glands -after the In your medicine cabinet, first shower of rain the effect is you have some plant growth gone, so reapply. hormone except it is labelled Ingenuity from a farmer’s field soluble aspirin. This is virtually A dried cowpat crumbled up identical to naturally occurring and mixed into your potting growth hormone in plants. compost before planting will Plants cannot tell the difference. keep your annual flowers One aspirin in a pint of water looking great. Half a dinner every couple of weeks is a good plate sized pat is ideal for a pick me up tonic and your 14” to 16” basket or tub. But plant can start making more remember please wear gloves. hormone for itself. Tomato Food via Hoover Fluff A gardener’s life can easily turn Tomato plants are hungry into a running battle with the devils and are very fussy.They squirrel. Cute when performing respond well to trace elements acrobatics but devastating such as iron, manganese, when they have a fat juicy bulb calcium, copper, boron and in their mouth. What about sulphur. These extras give this for a smelly tip. The best added health,quality , taste and squirrel deterrent is grated soap, the cheaper and smellier build up a resistance to some Over the past ten years I have travelled all over Cornwall and parts of the Southwest giving talks to many organisations due to my reputation of being an alternative gardener.


the better. Simply grate up some soap and sprinkle over the surface where you have planted any bulbs. You may have to re-apply after rain but a bar of soap is cheap enough and should last you all season.

Quick Tips -Pots of basil will keep white fly at bay in the greenhouse. -Human hair deters the most determined rabbit. Sprinkle cuttings around the base of plants. -Sprinkle curry powder to get rid of ants. -Grow alliums and cat mint next to your roses this will help control aphids. -Drive annoying insects away, on a summers day by drinking some tonic water with a slice of lemon. The combination of quinine and citrus will put off most pests. There we have it, a few tips to make you giggle. They really do work. Have fun experimenting and you could save you a lot of money. Finally…….Tom and Harry are at the bus stop one day when they see a lorry go by loaded with rolls of turf. Tom is very impressed “when I win the lottery that what I am going to do, “What’s that” said Harry…….Send my lawn away to be cut says Tom. Coming in the next issue…… Allotment Gardening

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Quiz Quest - the Answers from Page 30 1. 1834

How well do you know your area?

2. Lead and silver 3. St Petrocs,Bodmin 4. St Tudy 5. In July 2018, it was announced that in 2016 a prospector found a gold nugget weighing 85.7g in a Scottish riverbed. The previous record breaking nugget was found at Ladock in 1808 and weighed 59g.

Anagrams 1. S Mewan

2. Lanivet

3. St Breock

4. Lostwithiel

5. Trebetherick

Local Church Services for September, O Venue

September 2nd






St Kew

9.30am HC

9.30am AAW

9.30am HC


9.30amHC 6pm HF

9.30am HC

St Peter

11am MW

9.30am HC

9.30am MW

9.30am HC

9.30am MW

9.30am MW

St Endellion

11am SE

11am SE

11am SE 6pm T

11am SE

11am SE

11am BFS

St Minver

11am HC

11am AAW

11am USRM

11am AAW/HF 11am HC

11am HC

St Enodoc

3pm E

3pm E

3pm E

3pm HC

3pm E

3pm HC

St Michael

6pm E

9.15am HC 6pm E

6pm E

6pm E

6pm E

6pm E

St Breoke

8.30am HC

10.30 am WT 8.30am HC


10.30am HC


St Conan’s

8.30am HC

St Mary’s

10.30am HC

8.30am HC 10.30amWT

10.30am HF

10.30am HC 3pm PB

8.30am HC 10.30am MF

10.30am HC

Key to abbreviations for above

Anglican Weekly Services:

USRM United Service at Rock Methodist Chapel AAW All Age Worship BFS Book Festival Service BOCS Battle’s Over Cluster Service ( 30 mins) E Evensong HC Holy Communion HF Harvest Festival MF Memory Friendly MW Morning Worship OTG Open to God PB Pet Blessing R Remembrance Service RS Remembering a loved one service SE Sung Eucharist T Taize WT Worship Together



Egloshayle Church, 8.30am Morning Prayer

Wednesdays Egloshayle Church,10.30am Holy Communion, St Minver Church, 10am Holy Communion St Michael’s Church, 5.30pm Evening Prayer

Thursdays St Breoke Church, 8.30am Morning Prayer

Fridays St Conan’s Church, 6pm Evening Prayer

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October and November October 14th


Please check Notice Boards, News letters and Websites for latest information.

November 28th





9.30am AAW

9.30am HC

9.30am AAW

9.30am HC

10.30am R 6.45 BOCS

9.30am MW

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11am SE 6pm T

11am SE

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10.50am SE

11am SE 6pm T

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11am HC

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3pm E

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6pm E

6pm E

6pm E

6pm E

6pm E

6pm OTG

8.30am HC

10.30am WT

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10.30am HC

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10.30am HC

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

8.30am HC 11am R

10.30am HC

8.30am HC

10.30am WT 8.30am HC

10.30am MF

10.30am HC

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

Sunday 10.30 am John Betjeman Centre, (next to library). All are welcome.

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Local Telephone Numbers


Catholic (Bodmin & Wadebridge) -----------01208 72833 (Tintagel)------------------------- 01840 770663 Methodist (Rock, Steward Mr F L Cope)------ 01208 863481 (Wadebridge)--------------------- 01208 812887 Multi-denominational (Tubestation Polzeath)------------ 01208 869200 St Minver (Warden Mrs Ruth Varcoe)-------01208 862954 (Warden Mick Sumra)------------- 01208 862550 Doctor / Medical Bridge Medical Centre Wadebridge-01208 812342 Bodmin Hospital------------------ 01208 251300 Frank About Drugs------------------0800 776600 Drinkline-------------------------- 0800 9178282 Port Isaac Surgery----------------- 01208 880222 Rock Surgery---------------------- 01208 862545 Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske)------------------------ 01872 250000 Wadebridge Health Centre-------- 01208 812222 Libraries Cornwall Library Renewals-------- 0845 6076119 All Libraries----------------------- 0300 1234111 Reference Library------------------ 0800 0322345 Police Devon & Cornwall Police (non-urgent)---------101 Crimestoppers-----------------------0800 555111 Emergency / Helplines Age UK---------------------------- 0800 1696565 Concern (Wadebridge)------------ 01208 812392 Electricity (Western Power Distribution)------ 08006783105 EDF Energy 105 National Domestic Violence Helpline--------------------------0808 800 5000 National Gas Emergency Service----0800 111999 NHS Direct HelpLine 111 Parentline Plus (24 hour)--------- 0808 8002222 Police, Fire, Ambulance Services, Coastguard-------------------------------------999 Samaritans------------------------ 08457 909090


Women’s rape/abuse centre Rock Institute (Allan Caswell)----- 01208 869420 ------------------- 01208 77099/0808 8029999 Rock Lifeboat Station ------------- 01208 863033 Water Helpline-------------------- 0800 1691144 Rock Sailing & Water Ski Club (John Wade)------ 01208 862709Rock Water Taxi Veterinary and RSPCA Wadebridge: (G & P J Nute)------- 01208 813258 (Boat -during operating hours)--- 07778 105297 Bodmin: (Harleigh Vets)------------01208 76403 (offices)-------------------------- 01208 862815 RSPCA Animal Centre ------------- 01637 881455 St Minver Beavers RSPCA Animal Centre 24 hour----- 0300 1234999 Debbie Davison 07802825234 Strandings Hotline------------------------------ St Minver Brownies 0345 201 2626 (Kathy Hore)---------------------- 01208 862340 General Numbers St Minver Cemetery Committee Bridge Club (Robert Mabley)------ 01208 814564 (Gillian Thompson)--------------- 01726 884024 British Legion-St Minver St Minver Cricket Club------------ 07950 862506 . (Fred Prior)----------------------- 01208 862543 St Minver Cubs (Nigel)------------ 01208 815102 Cancer Research (Gina Snelling)------------------- 01208 862820 St Minver Football Club (Roy Birchwood)------------------ 01208 880459 Citizens Advice Bureau St (Advice Line) ---------------------08444 99 4188 Minver Post Office-------------- 01208 869426 Cornwall Council------------------- 0300 1234100 St Minver Pre-School-------------- 01208 869511 CRUSE Bereavement Care St Minver School------------------ 01208 862496 Cornwall----------------------------01726 76100 St Minver Scouts Animal Welfare & Veterinary (Robert Watson)------------------01637 889 190 Laboratory------------------------ 01872 265500 St Minver Senior Circle EDF Energy--------------------------0800 365000 (Alec Chambers)------------------ 01208 592956 John Betjeman Centre------------- 01208 812392 St Minver Short Mat Bowls North Cornwall Cluster of Churches (Rev’d Dr (Pat Crank)----------------------- 01208 869120 Elizabeth Wild)--------------------- 07758407661 St Minver Silver Band Old Cornwall Society (Gary Gauss)---------------------- 01208 814170 (Margaret Bartlett) -------------- 01208 816307 Tubestation Polzeath-------------- 01208 869200 Padstow Harbour Master---------- 01841 532239 University of Third Age-------(Joan Proctor) 01208 Parish Council: Highlands Clerk (Lee Dunkley)--------------------- 07773194876 814416 Parish Council Lowlands Clerk Wadebridge & District Angling Association (Gillian Thompson)--------------- 01726 884024 (Dave Churcher)------------------ 01208 812748 Perceval Institute Wadebridge & District Camera Club (Maureen Rickard)---------------- 01208 869426 (Stewart Privett)------------------ 01208 869435 Polzeath Area Residents Association Wadebridge Choral Society (David Short)--------------------- 01208 862568 (Annabelle Woolcott)------------- 01208 815322 Polzeath Marine conservation Group-07779896650 Wadebridge Male Voice Choir Polzeath Post office---------------- 01208 863430 (Mick Stone)--------------------- 01208 812912 Polzeath Surf Life-Saving Club Wadebridge Country Market 07971447584 Hazel---------------------------- 01208 832398 Relate Relationship Counselling (St Austell)-------------------------01726 74128 Wadebridge Post Office ----------- 01208 812813

Polzeath Area Residents’ Association Hospital Car Transport Service If you need transport to hospital or your doctor’s surgery, please ring one of our voluntary drivers: David Pullen Bridget Pullen Elizabeth Dorich Ricardo Dorich Andrew Holmes Peter Watson Jacqui Watson Susan Andrews Graham Andrews Julien Wenger Anne Wenger

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Charges are 45p per mile measured from the drivers’ home and back. Charges exclude bridge toll and hospital parking charges.

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Come into Wadebridge’s modern bar and restaurant. Family friendly casual dining

Telephone: 01208 814332


We pride ourselves on our menu of nostalgic British classics with international influences finished with a modern twist Lunchtime offers 2 courses for £12 or 3 for £15 Opening times: Food served Lunch: 12 noon pm.• 6pm Dinner: 6 pm - 8.30 pm Tues - Sat 12pm- 1.30 - 2pm - 9pm

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TAVISTOCK GARAGE DOORS Repairs & Servicing New Installations Remote Electric Operators for New or Existing Doors Roller Shutters for Windows & Doors Remote Electric Gates

Covering North Devon, West Devon & East Cornwall


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

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

Richard and Marie Centini welcome you to

Bridge Sports Your local independent sports shop

Friendly customer service Club and School kit prices available on Request See our Facebook page for latest oers

6 Molesworth Street, Wadebridge, PL27 7DA

01208 814116 Info@Bridgesports .co .uk

Badminton Cricket Darts Fitness Football Hockey Netball Rowing Rugby Running Squash Swimming Tennis Let us know what you need. 77

ROBERTSON’S JEWELLERS LTD. Visit your local qualified jeweller for jewellery, giftware and the widest selection of watches around We offer a full workshop repair service for Jewellery & Watches Commissions & Insurance Valuations

Come and enjoy shopping at a real jewellers! Offering excellent prices for your Gold and Silver in any condition

Where friendly helpful service is our pleasure Wadebridge

01208 812291

Two new shops now open at

The Company of Master Jewellers


01566 773135 & 01566 773043

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

01208 862228

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Beers, Wines and Spirits from St Austell Brewery


For all your property cleaning and maintenance needs.

First impressions last!

Holiday Home Cleans Builders cleans One off cleans End of tenancy cleans Building Maintenance Garden Care Property Management Competitive rates Free estimates

07555 761 416


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R Mears & Sons Chimney Sweeps & Stove Instalations Established over 30 years Vac Brush. Full CCTV investigations. Pots, Cowlings & Bird Protection fitted. Chimneys Lined. Solid Fuel Appliances, Rayburns, Woodburners, Stoves, etc serviced. Fully Insured. Tel: 01840 261221 Tavistock: 01822 664554

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 great range of groceries supporting many local producers and growers. We are always trying seasonal and new products whenever we can. Come and have a look at what we have to offer. Wide variety of local and international fruit & vegetables. Great selection of cheeses, meats, sausages & desserts. Frozen food including Fee Turner meals Chough Bakery bread, Hot and cold pasties & croissants (subject to availability). Wide range of local and international beers, ciders, wines and spirits (including Sharp’s Brewery, Camel Valley and Tarquin’s Gin). Groceries, household, pet supplies, soft drinks and medicines. Free local delivery service, minimum order applies. Open Mon-Sat 8am-6pm & Sun 9am-1pm


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