THE DELABOLE SLATE
So Who Reads ‘The Slate’?
Deliverers, contributors, advertisers - do you ever wonder
who actually reads our village newsletter?
The answer is, plenty of people and not just in the village.
We had an e-mail from Chris recently, who told us that
on the Village page of his Delabole website, the first two
Shirley Holman I was born in Delabole and still have
relatives there. I really enjoy reading The Slate on the net.
I now live in Lancashire, thank you for all your hard work.
Mary Morris I grew up in Delabole but am now in Oz. So
glad to get this. Must remember to feed the box at the
Post Office when I’m next back…
That’d be brilliant Mary, or you could e-mail The Slate with
any memories of your time in the village.
Thank you everyone who’s taken the trouble to ‘write’ -
and thank you to all those who keep The Slate going.
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towards the production costs of The Delabole Slate are
very gratefully received and your support is much
appreciated. Thank you.
THE DELABOLE SLATE
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Notice from Councillor Dominic Fairman
Rubbish and bins are an issue that affects every
household in the county, and so one of the most important
issues that Cornwall Council will be looking at over the
next few months is the renewal of the waste and
recycling collection contract that is currently with Biffa and
is due to end in 2020.
Papers outlining the various options were presented to
Cabinet in July and as a result the Neighbourhood
Overview and Scrutiny Committee (of which I am vicechair)
has been tasked with making recommendations to
Cabinet in November.
I will be leading a group of five Councillors who will be
holding various private and public inquiry days during
September and October with a view to shaping the
committees recommendations. This is quite a
responsibility as our service is significantly larger in both
area and number of households that most others in
Currently we have a very high 92% satisfaction rate with
our residents for refuse collection and an equally
impressive 83% satisfaction with our recycling services.
However underlying this is an extremely poor record in
recycling - just 24% on the doorstep and only rising to 36%
once you include the figures from the Household Waste
and Recycling Centres. This is against a national target of
50% by 2020. Clearly we are not going to get anywhere
The current system, as you will all be well aware, consist
of weekly collections of black bags and a fortnightly
recycling collection with specific containers for each type.
Some of the different options that have been used by other
local authorities are; fortnightly bin collections, mixed
recycling bins, separate food waste collections and the
introduction of wheelie bins.
All of these various options have a different cost
implication and in addition we have a long term contract
to supply waste to our Energy Recovery incinerator at St
Dennis. Whilst this plant does produce electricity and a
useful aggregate by-product, this is not
considered recycling and so cannot be counted towards
Many of the inquiry sessions will be held at New County
Hall and open to the public, but as ever I value our local
view and so please do not hesitate to get in touch with me
about this issue.
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As we begin another year in the life of Delabole School, we would like to tell our school community about a very special
project for the Autumn Term.
From September, our whole school value is Belonging and linking to this, we would like our children to explore the
statement ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’. As a catalyst for this enquiry, we will be linking to the centenary commemorations
of the final year of the First World War. In particular, through a link we have with a primary school in Northern France,
we will be following the journey of Wilfred Owen – one of our greatest war poets – from his village community in England
to the Forester’s Cottage in Or. It is here that he wrote his last letter home before attempting to cross the Sambre-Oise
canal in a final act of bravery on November 4th 1918, only days before the end of the war.
Our children will explore what it is to ‘belong’ to our home, our village and our country; and what compelled a whole
generation of Britain’s young men to journey to Europe to fight in ‘the war to end all wars.’
We will then bring all our learning together to perform for our parents and community as part of Remembrance in
November. It is hoped this will be a truly moving reflection - through poetry, drama, singing and art - on what it is to say
good-bye to home and country, to do battle with comrades on foreign soil, and to make the ultimate sacrifice.
So how can you help?
In order to really link the History aspect to our local community, we would like any members of the community who have
any family mementoes or stories from WW1, both at home and abroad, to share them with us. We can then use these
‘real’ pictures and stories to make the learning truly relevant to our Delabole children. If you have any family artefacts
or stories from 1914 to 1918 which you believe may be of interest, please could you contact the school office on 01840
212540 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also so excited to be using the children’s learning to contribute to a Story Box exhibition at the North Cornwall
Book Festival in association with Endelienta in November. Their words and art will also be exhibited at the Maison
Forestiere Art Gallery in Ors, France, as part of the centenary commemoration of Wilfred Owen’s life. Truly, this will be
a project with fantastic outcomes which go way beyond the walls of our classrooms, and of which the children can be
We look forward to hearing from you.
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NEWS & INFORMATION FROM
THE DELABOLE SLATE QUARRY
CAR PARKS – Thank you to those persons who have
already complied with our requests to remove unwanted
vehicles. There are however, still a few vehicles that
appear to have been abandoned. So, would the owners
of the following vehicles please have them removed
immediately. Otherwise, once our enquiries start with
DVLA you may well get a knock on the door from a VOSA
Silver Peugeot – Reg: EJ51BVR
– Reg: S891RVU
Green VW Golf - Reg: T840UAN
BUSINESS – the first half of 2017 was well up on 2016
and we are expecting the year to end well ahead of last
PEOPLE AT DELABOLE SLATE – We are pleased to
have Shane Trewin back with the Delabole team but are
saying goodbye to quarry charge-hand Steve Sampson
who is having a career change and Ryan who is off
“down-under”. So we have the following vacancies.
Quarry Charge-hand – To organise & supervise the daily
operations in the quarry. Hours as below **
Pay: £348 per 40 hr week plus share of any bonuses and
pay rise pending.
Engineering Charge-hand : This is a hands-on post,
leading a small team of Artisans looking after our
mechanical and electrical assets. Electrical experience
would be an advantage Hours as below **
Pay: £436.80 per 40 hr week plus share of any bonuses
and pay rise pending.
Eastern Saw House Stonecraftsman – Splitting, Dressing
& Sawing: To join Steve Chenoweth and his Saw House
Team making our famous hand-made roofing slate.
Experienced person or keen to learn with pay rate
according to experience as below. Hours as below **
Pay: From £256.80 for trainee to £316.40 per 40 hr week
fully skilled, plus share of any bonuses and pay rise
** Current hours of work for all are: 8am – 4.30pm (40
hours per week) Monday-Friday (with ½ hour off for lunch)
If you have applied already just let us know you are still
interested – otherwise….
To apply: EMAIL or POST us your CV or CALL IN FOR
AN APPLICATION FORM
Email: email@example.com Enquiries – If anyone
has any queries or wishes to discuss anything, please call
in at the office, phone 01840 212242 or drop us an email
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FRI 12 - 1.30 4.30 - 9.00
SAT 12 - 1.30 4.30 - 9.00
SUN CLOSED 4.30 - 8.00
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Termyn Gwari Fleghes
(Children’s playtime, in Cornish)
Well! August didn’t go as planned did it!!! So wet and quite coldLI hope you still
managed to get out and enjoy yourselves in the good bits of weather that did
happen. We are heading into the very changeable time of year we call autumn-
September is when those changes really start, as everything in the natural world
starts to get ready for the cold of winter.
Plants and trees are still looking green and fresh, but you will notice lots of different
berries and seeds are ripening, changing colour day by day. Some of the fruits and
seeds are good for people, like blackberries but others are not so please check with
adults before you eat any wild fruit, even if they look delicious.
Some of our summer visitor birds like the swifts have gone already- heading off to
Africa, where they will be hunting insects around the herds of elephants, zebras and
antelopes. The swallows and house martins will follow them later this month, when
there are not enough insects for them. Instead we will start getting winter birds
coming to us to get away from the cold in the north- birds like geese and swans will
appear along the estuary at Wadebridge, and smaller birds will start to come into
your garden looking for seeds. In fact September is a good month to give all your
bird feeders and water bowls a good clean and to fill them up ready for the first cool
All the insects that have been busy all summer will hibernate through the winter, and
as flowers die, which is where they get their food, they will find snug, dry homes in
holes and old wood around your garden and will sleep til the spring comes. Make
sure you leave places where bumble bees can hibernate, a bundle of old bits of
bamboo tucked in a corner works quite well.
Lastly of course, there are lots of changes for people- farmers are harvesting,
bringing in corn, straw, hay and silage; we harvest our vegetables from our gardens
and allotments and tidy our gardens, ready for their winter rest. Not forgetting of
course that most of you will have big changes in September- new school, new class,
new teacher!! – its all change at this time of year J
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Memories of Delabole – Part Three
Our next instalment of memories of the late Mr. Jack Stephens, born in 1921.
Delabole itself was a largish village of over 1000 inhabitants, an industrialised village because of the slate quarry. The
streets were quite busy with people going about their business and four times a day, just before 8am, at noon, just
before 1pm and again at 5pm, the roads would echo with the sound of feet crunching on the elvan stone with which the
road was built, as the five hundred men and boys trudged to and from work at the quarry. In winter in the dim early
morning light, sparks could be seen as their hob-nailed boots hit the stones as they walked. At this time, the quarry was
very important, producing slates for roofing by the thousands. It was the largest open pit in the world and was over five
hundred feet deep. Twice a day, the peace of the village would be shattered as the blasting took place, blasting hundreds
of tons of rock. These huge blocks of stone were hauled to the surface on trolleys along the incline where they were
sawn into blocks of more manageable size. Later they were split into slates by men using a bettle and chisel. Thus,
Delabole was known as the City of Slate and the football team known as the Slaters.
Delabole was one of the first habitations to have its streets lit by electricity, the street lights appearing in the very early
days of the 20th century and the electricity generated at the quarry. Later, those who could afford it had their homes lit
by electricity. My Grandfather’s house “Tor View” was one of the first to be connected, but the cottages were connected
much later. The cost per unit in the 1930s was 11d (old money).
Growing up in Delabole was great fun for me. I had fields to play in, the sea within walking distance and Bodmin Moor
not far away. Grandfather was one of the first in the area to own a car and with horses and traps in the stables, we had
means to travel which was a luxury in those days. Some people rarely travelled out of Delabole if at all. Long distance
travel was possible by rail with the Atlantic Coast Express at Delabole going to and from London Waterloo in about four
and a half hours. I travelled on it several times as a young boy going to London to stay with my Aunt and Uncle, the first
time on my own when about six years old. The guard would be asked to keep an eye on me!
The Old Bank, Camelford & Camelford Save the Children Group
Une visite à Paris en métro (Paris by métro)
An illustrated talk by Vincent Raymond-Barker giving you an armchair tour of the city with French wine and cheese.
The Old Bank Camelford, Sunday 17th September 2017 at 7pm
Entry £5 (£3 without cheese and wine, children £2)
To reserve a place, please e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Naval Association
Admiral Alec Weir Memorial Croquet Match 2017
Liskeard and St
House Cornwall the Home of the Molesworth-St. Aubyn
Family on Sunday 6th of August for the annual croquet
The Chairman of No.4 Area Shipmate Ron Burdekin and
Ann Weir the widow of Admiral Alec was pleased to see
and chat to the 50 ish Shipmates who attended the
afternoon which was organised by Delabole Branch. A
super day out was enjoyed in the grounds of Pencarrow
some partaking of the Cream Teas available in the cafe.
With 11 teams competing for the Trophies there was
some fierce competition.
Lady Iona Molesworth- St Aubyn kindly agreed to present
the trophies to the winners who were Liskeard Branch
and to Bodmin who were runners up.
FLOWERS FROM BRUALLEN
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Fostering the Arts and Spirituality in North Cornwall
Events at St Endellion September
Chelmsford Cathedral Girls’ Choir – Heaven and Earth
Sunday 1 September 7.30pm
A mixture of sacred and secular music including Elgar’s
‘Banner of St George’, conducted by Laurence Lyndon-
Jones with piano by Christopher Strange
£5 on the door, proceeds to the Red Cross.
Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness
Sunday 17 September 3pm
A group of young student musicians from Cambridge will
perform a range of Baroque chamber music for voice,
violin, cello and harpsichord.
£8. Accompanied under 16s free.
2 nd Wednesday of the month, 7-9pm
North Cornwall Book Festival Book Club
Get together with like-minded people and enjoy exploring
this year’s authors and others. Contact
email@example.com for more info.
£2 a session. Wine and nibbles.
2 nd Saturday of the month, 10am-12 noon
Endelienta Poetry Group
An informal group for those who enjoy reading and writing
poetry. Newcomers always welcome. For more
information e mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 rd Saturday of the month, 10am-12.30pm
Endelienta Make Club
For children and parents, a fun pace to explore, create
and get messy. The sessions are themed, and are led by
£5 a session. Materials provided.
Tickets and further information from
www.endelienta.org.uk, email@example.com, or
North Cornwall Book Festival
Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 October
With a spectacular line-up that includes amongst others
Michael Morpurgo; Maggie O’Farrell; Dame Professor
Hermione Lee; James Naughtie; Matt Haig; Wyl Menmuir;
Rose Hilton, and Pascale Petit, the 5 th North Cornwall
Book Festival offers something for everyone, plus
workshops, exhibitions, family events, café, bar,
FESTIVAL MUSIC: Favourites on the Festivals circuit 3
Daft Monkeys, and top jazz singer Liane Carroll.
Full information and tickets from www.ncornbookfest.org.
The deadline for the
October Slate is
I Am A Mug
One of the displays at the recent Flower Festival was ‘I
am a mug’, mainly because when arrangers were told the
name of the theme, this was the phrase that they came
up with, so volunteers were asked to contribute a mug of
flowers to go into a communal display - and very colourful
it ended up too!
Continuing on with the ‘MUG’ theme, we also bought a
set of special mugs for use at the chapel. It seems that
quite a few people prefer them to cups and saucers, so
with money from generous donations in memory of our
friends, Sue and Bryan arranged with Chown’s China of
Connor Down to produce mugs of our very own design.
They’re lovely to hold and have a picture of our pulpit fall
which was designed by Jean Boyd on the occasion of our
three village Methodist chapels amalgamating. Talented
Jean, then in her seventies, also climbed the scaffolding
to paint the rose in the centre of our ceiling!
The new mugs proved so popular that many people asked
if we have any for sale. Rumour has it that this has been
arranged. More details to follow.
This month’s Bible verse
In the beginning God created the
heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1
All things were made by Him; and
without Him was not anything made
that was made. John 1:3
Through faith we understand that
the worlds were framed by the word
of God, so that things which are seen
were not made of things which do
appear. Hebrews 11:3
King James Bible
Marion, arranging the mugs TIDILY.
August Wordsearch Answers
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D A L I H P O S P Y G
Wow! A big thank you to you all from everyone at ESMC.
We have attended seven events in the last five weeks
and the support for us has been humbling and exciting!
Despite a grey misly evening, Delabole carnival was
brilliant. A fantastic number of people turned out making
the weather unimportant!
We now have a couple of weeks ‘rest’ before our next
round of events which begins with Port Isaac Carnival on
We are back to the routine of cleaning, polishing and
servicing the vehicles, currently nine of them, whilst
continuing our search for suitable premises that we can
open to the public. Or we could be on a field trip! Out to
pick up loaned, donated or purchased items. In fact we
had such a field trip this week. Check out our Facebook
page to see what we collected and other interesting ‘stuff’.
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A Touch of Genius
So it’s over for the 34th year - I’m talking about the Flower Festival raising money for Cornish Hospices, (we raised £690
this year) and what a Festival it was! Just the vehicle for celebrating and providing a perfect opportunity for old friends
to meet, catch up and compare wrinkles. One friend of Diana’s spent a hugely enjoyable afternoon studying the displays
and said how impressed she was with everything. Two members of Callington Methodist Church enjoyed it so much last
year that they decided to spend one of their precious free days visiting us again - and they weren’t disappointed.
The topic, ‘I AM…’, allowed imaginations to run free and the variety of themes had to be seen to be believed. For Sue’s
display (I am the Light of the World) she had bought a globe that levitated and rotated but relied on magnets and placing
it in the correct position in order for the magic to work. Suffice it to say that when it worked it was spectacular but getting
it in the right place provided hours of ‘fun’.
The village organisations really turned up trumps. People’s ability and ingenuity never fail to amaze me. We live in a
talented and generous village! There were over thirty floral displays adorning the chapel. They all looked BEAUTIFUL -
even the ones that we did with the left over flowers on Thursday evening - it was like a sausage factory. Stick some oasis
in front of you, bung in (that’s a technical term) some flowers - then on to the next arrangement! If you didn’t manage to
pay a visit you missed a treat.
The food was also fabulous and the three days in the kitchen were busy. Besides the usual suspects, we really need to
thank Sandra and Marg for their hard work, smiles and volunteering when they didn’t need to. They were examples to
Sunday’s morning service was taken by Sue and Bryan Ede and revolved around the Festival theme but also included
the dedication of a set of organ hymn books in memory of our friend Peggy and two pulpit Bible translations, ‘The
Message’, bought from money given in memory of our friend Mary. Their families were able to join with us for the service
and we were so pleased to share memories with them afterwards. The evening Songs of Praise was led by Rev Bryan
and Rev Angela Cooper and Monday was the day to TIDY UP!
Just think about it, next year (God willing) will be the 35th year of continuous annual Festivals and, as Father Brian
Storey once told us, one of his mentors used to say, ‘Anyone can start something but there’s a touch of genius in keeping
it going.’ So, well done and thank you to all who supported the event.
P.S. As pictures don’t reproduce terribly well in ‘The Slate’, we’re hoping we’ll be able to add a bonus feature of photos
on Chris Hore’s Delabole web-site (www.delabole.com) - all in glorious technicolour.
Delabole Branch of
The Royal British Legion
Many thanks to all who attended the
Cream Tea event held at the Methodist
Sunday schoolroom on the 4th June and
to those who stopped for a chat and
supported the stall at the pasty lunch
during Carnival week. Thanks also to Delabole Carnival
Committee for allowing us to have the stall in the marquee.
No doubt those of you who attended the recent Flower
Festival stopped for a while to view the very beautiful,
albeit poignant, display by Brenda Burnard and Yvonne
Edwards 'I am keeping their memory alive'. Thank you
Elsewhere in The Slate you will find the menu for our
annual dinner to be held at The Poldark Inn on
6th October. The branch will be very pleased to welcome
you. Just contact our chairman Phil on 214939, or myself
on 212529 to book your place and let us know your choice
As Armistice Day falls on a Saturday this year,we will also
be holding a time of remembrance on the Friday so that
the children and staff of Delabole School have the
opportunity to join with the community. The arrangements
to date are as follows: Friday 10th November 11am,
'We remember' at the War Memorial Garden, Saturday
11th at 11am 'We remember' at the War Memorial
Garden,followed by buffet lunch at the Methodist Church
Sunday school room (approx 12 noon). On Sunday 12th,
2.30pm 'We remember' at the War Memorial
Garden,followed by service at St John's Church at 3pm.
Delabole Branch meets bi-monthly at The Poldark Inn at
7pm and will be pleased to welcome you .The next meeting
will be held on Tuesday 19th September.
If you wish to become a member of the Royal British
Legion then please contact our membership
secretary,Malcolm Nute on 01208 850246 or contact Phil
or myself and we will put you in touch with him.
Patricia Molloy,Secretary. Delabole Branch RBL.
“There are hundreds of
languages in the world, but a
smile speaks them all.”
Camelford & District ‘Save the Children’ group present
St Teath Church - Sunday 24 September, 3pm
The Washaway West Gallery Choir
with children from St Teath Primary School and
Otterham Primary School
Miss Austen and Mr Causley
A celebration in words and music marking the
bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death and the
centenary of Charles Causley’s birth
Followed by a delicious home-made tea.
Tickets £6 (includes tea), available on the door, or
phone 01840 212454
A Methodist Minister’s View
Over recent years we have become used to the word ‘spin’ when we think of the press releases which come out from
our government offices and parliamentary parties. From my reading of some press articles in recent months and items
on our T.V. news bulletins I begin to wonder whether we do have people in power who have a real appreciation of ‘how
it really is’ for some people in their home and work situations. Further, if they knew ‘how it really is’ are they listening
and prepared to respond to the ‘real life’ situations? The press statements in response to issues are not convincing or
Added to the word ‘spin’ in recent months is the phrase ‘fake news’ which has originated from the Donald Trump regime
in the U.S.A. This phrase of course raises the issue of ‘Truth’. How much of what we see in our newspapers or on our
T.V. news bulletins is presented truthfully? Hopefully the percentage is high.
As I was thinking about these things I thought of some words used by the Roman Governor, Pilate, when Jesus was
taken to him prior to his crucifixion. Jesus said that he had come into the world to speak about the Truth, to which
Pilate replied, “And what is truth?” (see John 18:37). We cannot be sure why Pilate used those words and some writers
have suggested he may have been jesting and implied what does truth matter, whilst others believe that he was seriously
suggesting that is not easy to find the truth.
Jesus, the Son of God, came into the world at a time when there were differing claims by teachers of religions and
followers of pagan gods and said to his followers, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” (see John 14:6). In this
statement, he is saying that he was calling people to live in God’s Way, within the Truth revealed by God and by God’s
power. “The Truth” is the standard for all of our living and morality and does matter. There are widespread
consequences when God’s way for life and living is not followed by all of us. The ‘Truth’ matters – it is food for thought
in our ‘spin’ and ‘fake news’ world with its competing claims.
BREAKFAST. LUNCH. SUNDAY ROAST.CREAM TEAS. HOME-
MADE CAKES.CELEBRATION CAKES. ICE CREAM .HOME
PRODUCED BEEF, LAMB AND FREE RANGE EGGS.FRESH
FRUIT AND VEG.LOCAL CHEESES.ETC. GIFTS AND CRAFTS.
Don’t forget! We serve Breakfast 9 - 11am
Lunch 12 noon - 3pm
Coffee, tea, homemade cakes, cream teas,
ice-cream etc served all day.
Pop in and you will be sure of a warm welcome…
Macmillan Cancer Support BIG Coffee Morning
Friday 29th September 10am to 12 noon.
Open every day!
Book now for our TRADITIONAL SUNDAY ROAST
A choice of meats including home-produced beef
followed by a selection of home-made desserts.
TELEPHONE: 01208 880164 www.trevathanfarm.com
CHILDRENS PLAY AREA. RIDE-ON TRACTORS AND
DIGGERS. PETS CORNER.
FIND US ON THE B3314 AT ST ENDELLION, NEAR PORT
ATLANTIC MOTOR SERVICES
At Park Lane, Tintagel Road Valley Truckle
Camelford Cornwall PL32 9RR
E Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
A C Crosby F.I.M.I.
WE OFFER NEW SUPERTRACKER LASER FOUR WHEEL ALIGNMENT.
AIR CONDITIONING SERVICING RE GASSING AND REPAIRING.
FOUR VOLKSWAGEN POLO FREE COURTESY CARS OR FREE C O L L E C T I O N A N D D E L I V E R Y .
EVEN MORE ADDITIONS TO OUR DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT GIVING US ACCESS TO 98% OF CARS FROM 2001.
M O T T E S T I N G
PLEASE CALL 01840 212650 OR 01840 215950 WHILE YOU WAIT FREE TEA OR COFFEE IN OUR RECEPTION. WHICH HAS THE
BENEFIT OF FREE WI-FI ACCESS.
S E R V I C I N G
WE ARE ABLE TO CARRY OUT SERVICING ON ALL MAKES AND MODELS,
EVEN WHILST UNDER MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY. WE ARE ALSO ABLE TO CARRY OUT REPAIR WORK FOR MOST
MAJOR WARRANTY COMPANIES.
ENGINE MANAGEMENT FAULTS AND PROBLEMS
WE ARE FINDING THAT MAIN DEALERS ARE CONSIDERABLY OVERCHARGING FOR ENGINE MANAGEMENT FAULTS,
COSTING CUSTOMERS MONEY THEY DO NOT NEED TO SPEND.
WE HAVE INVESTED A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY IN THE LATEST DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT TO PREVENT THIS. IF YOU
HAVE SUCH A PROBLEM PLEASE CALL US.
GOOD GARAGE SCHEME
WE ARE MEMBER OF THE GOOD GARAGE SCHEME, IF YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET IF YOU GOOGLE GOOD
GARAGE SCHEME AND ENTER YOUR POSTCODE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OUR FEEDBACK FROM OTHER CLIENTS.
CARS FOR SALE
VAUXHALL CORSA ECO FLEX 2012. 12 PLATE 3 DOOR IN BRIGHT RED WITH CONTRASTING CLOTH
INTERIOR. VERY ECONOMIC SMALL DIESEL WITH LOW ROAD TAX. VERY LOW MILES. IDEAL SMALL
CAR AT £4,495.00
AUDI A4 CABRIOLET 2003. 52 PLATE IN METALLIC BLUE WITH DARK BLUE LEATHER (MY WIFE’S OWN
CAR FOR 3 YEARS) BLUE POWER HOOD AUTOMATIC PLUS TIPTRONIC, EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD VEHICLE
AND WELL MAINTAINED. BE READY FOR THE SUMMER AT £2,695.00
VAUXHALL CORSA ECO FLEX 2009. 09 PLATE 3 DOOR IN SILVER GREY METALLIC WITH GREY INTERIOR.
VERY ECONOMIC SMALL DIESEL WITH LOW ROAD TAX AT £2,695.00
BMW Z3 1.8 2000 W PLATE IN BLUE METALLIC WITH BLACK LEATHER SEATS, BLACK ROOF. IDEAL SMALL
AND SPORTY CAR AT £2,495.00
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 2005 05 PLATE 7 SEATER 1.9 DIESEL VERY ECONOMIC SMALL PEOPLE
CARRIER AT £1,995.00
VAUXHALL MERIVA 2006 56 PLATE BLUE METALLIC CONTRASTING CLOTH INTERIOR, LOW MILES, GOOD
VALUE AT £1,695.00
ALL THE ABOVE VEHICLES ARE FULLY SERVICED AND WITH NEW 12 MONTHS MOT TEST
OUR STOCK IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING
PLEASE CALL WITH YOUR REQUIREMENTS
NUMBER PLATES MADE WHILE YOU WAIT
CAR RECOVERY AVAILABLE ON OUR CAR TRANSPORTER.
RAC APPROVED GARAGE
St. John the
Church open for
Sun 3rd 9.30am Family Breakfast
Priest in Charge of Camel-Allen Cluster
The Rev. Angela Cooper 01840 212468
Morning Worship led
by Mr. D. Bannister
Readers: Sue & Claire 212713
Sun 3rd 9am Morning Prayer
Sat 9th 10am-12noon S.S.S. at
It’s our 8th Birthday
Sun 10th 9.00am Holy
Sun 17th 11.00am Harvest
24th 9.00am Holy
Did you know…
… that the Community Rooms in St.
John’s Church can be rented for use for
private parties and events?
• Reasonable rates
• Small kitchen area
• Tables & chairs or areas can be clear
• Main Church building and smaller
carpeted room, which can be
For details & to book
contact Tricia on 212520
Mon 4th 11am MWiB Circuit Reps at
Truro Meth Church
Tues 5th Noon -
11am - noon
with Roast Beef,
Wed 6th 2.30pm Women’s Fellowship
with Rev Bryan
Sun 10th 11am Worship led by Mr P.
Wed 13th 2.30pm Nimble Fingers
Thurs 14th 2.30pm WSM MWiB at Bude
Sun 17th 11am Village Harvest
Celebration at St
John’s followed by
Tues 19th 10.30am MWiB District Day at
St. Agnes with
Sun 24th 11am Circuit Service at
Tues 26th 10.30-noon FoodBank
Coffee & Chat
Wed 27th 2.30pm Nimble Fingers
THE PAGE FOR YOUR ITEMS FOR SALE, THANK YOUS, BIRTHDAY WISHES, SEASONS GREETINGS, GIVE-AWAYS,
APOLOGIES & ANNOUNCEMENTS
THANKYOU THANKYOU THANK YOU THANKYOU THANK YO
A BIG Thank you.
To all the children and parents, staff and committee for
the lovely canvas with your handprints on and a poem for
me and all the other thoughtful gifts and cards you gave
to me on the final day at Delabole Mini Minors Pre-School
Playgroup. I will miss but remember you all.
Geanette and Bert Linham would like to thank the
organisers of the Flower Festival for including us when
delivering flowers to the residents of Delabole. Especially
as Geanette has been very poorly. Thanks go to all who
have offered help, too many to name, but you are all
appreciated. Best wishes from Geanette and Bert.
Les & Rose Avery wish to thank the Methodist Church
for the lovely flowers from the Flower Festival
CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Laura Schofield! Well done, young
lady, on your graduation with a Bachelor of Science with
Honours in Geography at Bath Spa University and every
success when you go on to Kings College, London for
your Masters in September. Very proud of your hard work
over the last 3 years and what you’ve achieved.
Love Nan & all the family
Congratulations to Laura Jayne Schofield on graduating
from Bath Spa University getting your Bachelor of
Science with Honours in Geography. Wishing you
happiness and success at Kings College for the next
year. Love Auntie Shirley
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Free to take away - rough blocks / lumps of Delabole
Slate. Useful for garden feature or rockery.
Please call 01840 211136
SALE FORSALE FORSALE FOR SALE FOR SALE FO RSALE F
The Delabole Branch of the Royal Naval Association
would like to thank Abi Blanchard for donating a super
pebble picture depicting Croquet on the Lawn for our
Annual Croquet Match.
Chris Hore, Branch Chairman
On behalf of the village we would like to say a HUGE
thank you to everyone who was involved with any of the
events for Delabole’s Carnival Week.
Although the weather was not always kind to us this year,
it was, as always, thanks to the enthusiasm of all involved,
a marvellous event.
Something our village can be proud of!
14 New Bestway Filters VI for Lay-Z-Spa
Miami Vegas Monaco £25
4 New Intex A filters for Intex Pool £10
Phone 01840 213557
Apologies to the people who submitted the two adverts
above for inclusion into the August ‘Slate’. Unfortunately
the whole advert did not show correctly. We hope running
them again helps!
Here is a round up of news and
reminders from your local team!
Firstly, the committee would like to say
a huge thank you to Brenda Burnard.
For many, many years she has done a
great job of washing all the football kits
week after week. It is very much appreciated by all,
Brenda, and we hope that you enjoy your ‘retirement’!
Are you interested in being our Club Secretary? We are
still looking to fill this role and would be happy to furnish
you with more details. Please call Darren on 07919 07031.
Finally, a reminder that it is the Les Cory memorial
match on Sunday 3rd September with a 1:30pm kick
We would be delighted to welcome all former and current
players and we would love to see lots of supporters
cheering us on too!
Darren Rivers, Chairman
What’s ON …
CREAM TEAS at
‘PENCARY’ St TEATH
Sunday 10th September
Raising Funds for the
2.30 to 5.00pm
NORTH CORNWALL BOOK FESTIVAL
St Endellion, 7 & 8 October
(Young people’s days 5 & 6 October)
The stellar line-up includes Michael Morpurgo; Maggie
O’Farrell; James Naughtie; Matt Haig; Hermione Lee;
Rose Hilton; Wyl Menmuir; Pascale Petit and Yasmin
Alibhai Brown. Music from 3 Daft Monkeys and Liane
Carroll. Bar, food, bookshop, children’s events.
Book at www.ncornbookfest.org. Tickets from £6.
NEW THIS YEAR: Save 30% with our Day Deal
DELABOLE SLATE NEWSLETTER A.G.M.
WEDNESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER
7.00pm at THE POLDARK INN
Heritage Open Days 2017!
The Arthurian Centre will again be open FREE OF
CHARGE for the weekend of the Heritage Open Days -
9th and 10th September 2017.
Come and enjoy free access to this
fascinating 16 acre site. 6th century
inscribed stone, 13th century village
excavation and 18th century garden
undergoing restoration. Children's play
area, exhibition room and refreshments.
The Arthurian Centre, on the B3314 at
Slaughterbridge, PL32 9TT.
DELABOLE PLAYGROUP / MINI MINORS
Friday 29th September 2017
RETIREMENT / REUNION at The Poldark, 7.30pm
For anyone who attended, worked or was involved in
any way with
Delabole Playgroup and then to be Mini Minors
Hope to see you there.
Leek & Potato Soup/Prawn Cocktail or
Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding
Roast Chicken & Stuffing
Bread & Butter Pudding
Mixed Berry Pavlova/Fresh Fruit Salad
Bookings by 30th September to
Phil Carnon on 01840 214939
Patricia Molloy on – 01840 212529
Saturday 30 September
Hay Rake at Lundy Bay 10am – 3pm
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, let’s pray for sunny weather…
All tools and equipment provided, especially if you don’t
have a favourite grass rake! Booking essential.
Please call 01208 863821 or email
YOUR GUIDE TO TO LOCAL EVENTS AND
MEETINGS IN AND AROUND DELABOLE
Sunday 10th September
Cream Teas at ‘Pencary’ St Teath 2.30-5.00pm
Raising funds for the Merlin Centre
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September
Heritage Open Days at The Arthurian Centre
Wednesday 13th September
The Delabole Slate Newsletter A.G.M. 7.00pm at The
Poldark Inn. All welcome to attend.
Thursday 14th September
Final TOMVC concert Tintagel Social Hall at 8pm
Wednesday 27th September
Football Club Bingo at The Poldark Inn
Friday 29th September
Delabole Playgroup / Mini Minors Retirement & Reunion
At The Poldark Inn, 7.30pm.
Saturday 30th September
National Trust Hay Rake at Lundy Bay 10am - 3pm.
Booking essential (see ‘What’s On’ page for details)
Sat 7th & Sun 8th October
(Young people’s days 5th & 6th)
North Cornwall Book Festival at St Endellion.
REGULAR MEETINGS / EVENTS
Every Monday (Excluding school holidays):
Delabole Art & Craft Group meet at Chapel School
Room. 1.45 - 4.00pm. £2.00
Every Tuesday: Kernow Credit Union 1.00- 2.15pm
Venue changed to St John’s Church from 3rd October.
Tel : 212520
Moor Harmony Ladies Barber Shop Chorus
Thursdays at Wadebridge Ambulance Hall from 7.15 -
10.00pm All Welcome Contact Mel 01840 212312
Every Wednesday Fitness League ladies exercise
group for all ages, 9.30am at Camelford Hall.
For more information call Katie Holmes 01208 815725
Delabole Community Choir meets in the Delabole
Methodist Church from 1.30-3.00pm. For more
information please contact Glynnis on 07968080023
4th Thursday of each month except December.
Cornwall Council Out & About Service at Delabole
Childrens’ Centre on the playing field.
Delabole Quilters will be meeting at Delabole Methodist
Church on Fridays at 2pm. £2 per session.
No experience necessary! Contact Sue 01840 212713
Monthly V.I.P. Club 3rd Wednesday from 2.00-4.00pm
Contact Tricia on 01840 212520 for details and to arrange
Friday 6th October
The Royal British Legion - Delabole Branch. Annual Dinner
at The Poldark Inn (see ‘What’s On’ page for details)
Saturday 18th November
Father Christmas is coming to Delabole!
St John’s Church Christmas Bazaar at 2pm
Saturday 9th December
Fun Christmas concert at St John’s Church 7.30pm
MARQUEE FOR HIRE
Need your dog(s) walked on a
Private Garden Party or Club Function?
Camelford Rotary Club Hire Out &
Erect their Marquee
All in Aid of Local Charities
Contact via Facebook or 01840 212497
T. 07817 027672
I am crafty
I am the Way, the Truth and the
Delabole Methodist Church
in aid of
I am the Light of the World
I am keeping their memory alive
Royal British Legion
I am a Carnival Committee Member
I am a tennis player
I am a Prayer
I am a Fire Fighter
Delabole Fire Brigade
I am a Pencarrow Volunteer
I am a Flower Arranger
St Thomas’ Church
I am a Bird Watcher
Delabole Development Group
I am the United Colours of Delabole School
Delabole Community School
I am always Looking on the Bright Side
Those Were the Days
I am a Storyteller
Open the Book
I am a Post Box
I’m a Little Teapot
I am a Dairy Farmer
I am a Twitcher
I am Over the Moon
Camelford Flower Club
I am Sailing
I am a Skater
I am the Beauty of Cornwall
I am a Bookworm
I am a Chorister
St Teath Church Choir
I am a Child of God
I am a Mug - Full Ensemble
I am the Church of St John the Evangelist
St John’s Church
I am Joseph
The Merlin Appeal
I am a Gardener
The Village Horticultural Show
I am Free
The Newly Retired
I am a Musician
I am a Grandma
I am an Air Ambulance Supporter
Cornish Air Ambulance
Many thanks to all the village
organisations and individuals who
made the Flower Festival possible.
I am a Village Organist
I am a Chocoholic
The Football Club
I am a Hospice Carer
Mount Edgcumbe Hospice
I am Slate
The Delabole Slate
I am a Child
Children’s Hospice South West