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THE DELABOLE SLATE

ISSUE 379

MARCH 2018

Delabole.slatenewsletter@yahoo.co.uk

Just a Reminder

(not that you needed it!)

On Sunday 11th of March it’s Mothering Sunday, so

you’ve got a few days to plan what you’re going to do to

spoil your mum - and there’s also a Mothering Sunday

Village Celebration at St John’s at 11am on that day,

which’ll still give you time to gain extra Brownie points by

organising the breakfast in bed.

Talking of breakfast, the Carnival Committee is holding

another of those fabulous fund-raising Big Breakfasts in

the not too distant future and, by the way, they’re still

looking for that special someone to fill the key role of

Carnival Secretary.

COULD IT BE YOU?

Could you give some hens a happy

home?

Hen keeping is on the rise and it’s not difficult to see why.

Ex-battery hens in particular make wonderful pets and are

great company, each with their own distinct personalities.

The British Hen Welfare Trust re-homes hens, both free

range and caged, that would otherwise go to slaughter at

72 weeks old. The local team, based in Redruth, holds

re-homings roughly every 6 to 8 weeks. Since the team

was set up in April 2016 it has found homes across West

Cornwall for 3,000 hens.

Once you have kept ex-bats you will never want to be

without them. Seeing a hen fresh out of her cage enjoying

the sunshine, scratching for bugs and slugs and dust

bathing is one of life’s pure joys. Although they may be

looking a little tatty at first, after a pedicure and a few days

of fresh air they will start to grow their new feathers and

become real characters. The added extra is that you will

be provided with free range eggs for breakfast!

If you would like to re-home some hens contact

www.bhwt.org.uk or 01884 860084.

SLATE DONATIONS

Many thanks to the generous folk who have left some

money in the box at the Post Office. Any contribution

towards the production costs of The Delabole Slate are

very gratefully received and your support is much

appreciated. Thank you.

Your village newsletter. Produced and delivered by volunteers.

You can read or print out on line from www.delabole.com

INFORMATION. This is an independent newsletter, compiled, published and distributed voluntarily by the Delabole Slate Committee

and their helpers.

You can e-mail us on delabole.slatenewsletter@yahoo.co.uk (Please do not use any other E-mail) Or phone direct to Helen Hicks

on 01840 212558 or Ro Chapman 01840 211150. Messages can be left with Tricia Molloy 01840 212529 or Tricia Hicks 01840

212520. PLEASE NOTE - ITEMS FOR PUBLICATION RECEIVED AFTER 10th OF THE MONTH MAY NOT BE INCLUDED.

For information about placing trade adverts and payments contact Bob Chapman 01840 211150. 25 West Downs Rd. There is no

charge for small private adverts, birthdays etc. Monthly prices for trade adverts: £5 for 1/8th page. £10 for ¼ page.£20 for½ page £40

for a whole page.

Any items intended for publication must be with us by the 10 th of the preceding month. The views expressed in the newsletter are not

necessarily those of the committee. The committee reserves the right to alter or refuse any material submitted for publication.


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Delabole Community Primary School

February 2018

This month

sees the staff

and children of

D e l a b o l e

School settling

into the

business of

learning under

the umbrella of

the Aspire

A c a d e m y

Trust. This

means that we belong to a group of Cornish Primary

Schools who have made the commitment to work together

with the shared aspiration of shaping exceptional learning

experiences for our children. This will be achieved by

sharing expertise across our 24 schools, tapping into high

quality national training and constantly driving the highest

of standards, whilst never losing sight of our unique school

cultures.

For the most part, it is business as usual for us, but some

changes will become apparent to our school community

over the coming weeks and the first of these will be the

provision of a new school minibus. This – shared with our

partner school at Tintagel’s minibus – will enable us to

transport groups or whole classes of children to so many

more out of school events and experiences. I hope it will

transform the way we learn.

Having focused on the refurbishment of our iconic building

over the past two years, we must now turn our sights to

the launch of our new website. Increasingly, this will

become a means by which we tell the story of our school

life everyday – our unique window onto the world.

Everybody in school is looking forward to celebrating

pupil’s achievement, ensuring that parents can keep up to

date with all the various events and opportunities, and

supporting the school community by sharing important

information around diverse issues such as online safety,

sporting achievement, the Arts and Special Educational

Needs.

Finally, to accompany

the launch of our

website, we have

reconsidered the design

of our school logo. We

think it is really important

that the logo

accompanying all that

we do – from letter

heads, to minibus

signwriting, to our

school uniform – should set Delabole apart from other

schools. For that reason, we have begun to shape a

design around our beautiful school house and its

characteristic slate hung façade.

Sometimes change can be challenging but we sincerely

hope that our community of Delabole will enjoy seeing

these transformations and understand that they are

designed to define the uniqueness of our very special

school, so that it stands out among all the others.

Best wishes.

Sue Cox and the Delabole team.

March 2018

This month’s Bible verse

And when they were come to the

place, which is called Calvary, there

they crucified Him . . .

Luke 23:33

Who His own self bare our sins in

His own body on the tree, that we,

being dead to sins, should live unto

righteousness: by whose stripes ye

were healed.

1 Peter 2:24

King James Bible


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St John’s Church under Threat?

St John’s Church building has served the people of Delabole as a place of worship and a resource for community events

since it was opened in 1881. Renovations such as the removal of pews and addition of a lounge, kitchen and disabled

loo were made in 2000 in the hope that it would be used more by the community.

We are now faced with the challenge of further change. We have recently discovered problems with the west-gable

wall that need to be addressed urgently: in the meantime the west door, which provides level access cannot be used

and has had to be fenced- off. We are hopeful of a second, much lower estimate, but the first was for £10-12,000 -

horrors! In addition, in the next few years we will need further major repairs including a new roof. We are a very small

congregation and do not have the resources for any of this so we have a dilemma, do we:

a) try to raise the money for this immediate repair by grant applications and fund-raising? What happens about

the further repairs?

b) apply for a major grant (possibly in the region of £300,000) from the Heritage Lottery Fund for all the repairs

needed plus up-grading the building internally eg. with better heating and draft-proofing; use of the space above

the lounge and better kitchen facilities etc ? We are advised we might have a good chance, but would need

support and help from the community

c) close the building down, worship elsewhere and serve the community in other ways?

We would like to know what you think?

Do you value this building a place of worship, as a community space and/or as part of our village heritage?

Do you want it available for community events? Will you use it? Or is there enough meeting-space elsewhere?

Are you willing to help us apply for grants and raise the money? What facilities would you like to see?

We plan to put a questionnaire together in the next month or so, but let’s start the discussion now. If you have

thoughts or opinions either way please talk to one of the church members or contact me on 01840 212468 or email

angelajeancooper@hotmail.com

Thank you for your interest. Let’s find the way forward together.

Angela Cooper

Priest in Charge, St John’s Delabole and the Camel-Allen Churches

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Cornwall Councillor - St Teath, St Breward & Delabole

Two issues around parking have come up recently at New County Hall. The first is around the use of the 300 Cornwall

Council car parks in towns and villages. From the 1st April car parking in our pay and display car parks will be free of

charge in the evenings. In some areas this will be as early as 4pm, but in any case no later than 6pm. There will also be

a standard charge for the more popular shopping car parks of £1.50 per hour up to a maximum of £8 to park for 24 hours

where allowed. There will also continue to be 30 minute parking options in Falmouth, Penzance, St Ives and Truro. The

other issue is around disabled parking bays for residents. In the past, residents who have been eligible for bays outside

of their properties have been quoted in excess of £3500 in order to pay for the formal Traffic Road Order which makes

any contravention legally enforceable. It has come to our attention that some Local Authorities are making no charge

for bays by making them just advisory, while others cluster applications to share the cost and keep the bays fully

enforceable. We are now reviewing our policy on this and so if you have applied in the past and been put off by the cost

or have recently found yourself eligible and needing a disabled bay close to your property please let me know and I will

keep you fully informed of the new policy when it comes into play.

Last month I warned that Council Tax bill would be likely to rise by as much as 7%. I am pleased to report that the

government have since released £150 million more nationwide for Adult Social Care which has enabled Cornwall Council

to keep this part of the precept lower by a full 1% I was however correct in my presumption that the Police and Crime

Commissioner would be seeking the maximum increase allowable to the Police through Council Tax which is an extra

£12 per year for a Band D property. It is now part of my role to sit on the Police and Crime Panel and I was happy to

support the increase to enable the Chief Constable to grow the number of full time officers and introduce new technology

to make their working hours more efficient and give them more time on the beat.

I am also supportive of the joint working between the Council, Police and Ambulance services in Cornwall sharing a

small number of blue light officers who can do a range of tasks. This could well be the best way for rural communities

to have a genuine officer presence in their area in the future. However, I did point out to the Commissioner and the Chief

constable that we have real concerns in Cornwall around road safety. Fatal accidents on the A38 had already been

raised at Full Council and of course, closer to home we have had two recent tragedies on the roads around Camelford.

The Chief Constable assured me that this was a high priority for him and that a major road safety campaign will be

announced shortly.

Dominic Fairman dominic.fairman@cornwallcouncillors.org.uk 07939 122303

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Visit of Holman Climax Male Voice Choir to Delabole

To celebrate the 155th Anniversary of the Methodist Chapel in Delabole we’re fortunate enough to have

the pleasure of an evening concert by the Holman Climax MVC. Last year we were worried that the

Nankersey MVC might not know the way to the village but as Holman Climax has been visiting us for so

many years we feel confident that they’ll be there on Sunday 25th March at 7.30pm, in good voice

155 years old and raring to go. They’ll be there and we hope that you’ll be there too to give them a warm North Cornish

welcome - by the way, programmes are £5, which I hope you’ll think is a real bargain for live entertainment.

I’ve put the cart before the horse, as the concert is the end of our day of celebrations. The beginning is at 11am with a

service of thanksgiving led by Rev Bryan and Mrs Sue Ede. This is followed by a Roast Beef lunch at 12.45pm in

the Sunday School (donations please) but we do need to know how many we’re catering for so do book (212558) by

March 19th.

Songs of Praise starts at 6pm and then the concert at 7.30pm. It’d be great to have your company at any or all of these

events.

Helen Hicks


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Hello from the Carnival Committee!

Our first meeting of the year was held in February. Due to unforeseen circumstances,

we start the year with no Carnival Secretary. This is obviously a key role, and whilst

we have offers of people willing to help out with some of the work (which we are very

grateful for), we do need a named person to be the point of contact for the carnival

and to ensure all the jobs get done. If you feel you can take on this role, please,

please come forward, as we cannot continue to provide a carnival week without this

person in place, but would have to consider reverting to a carnival procession only

next year. The Carnival week will go ahead this year as bookings for the week had already been made. Unfortunately,

due to the lack of a secretary and the amount of work involved, it may not be possible for us to produce a carnival

programme this year.

New for this year will be a Decorated Window competition instead of the Scarecrows. This will be open to both residential

and business windows, so get thinking caps on - let's see what you can come up with! The only rule we have thought

of so far is that the window must be clearly in view of the pavement for judging, but this is totally new, so watch this

space.

Don't forget your entries for the carnival itself - our Scrapstore card will be renewed shortly, and is a valuable source of

"stuff" which can be used for carnival entries and costumes.

The card is available to borrow from the flower shop.

DELABOLE CARNIVAL 2018

BIG BREAKFAST

We also are now looking for our 2018 Carnival Royalty - the

application form is below. We will be delighted to receive

applications for Fairy Queen from girls who will be aged

between 4 and 11 years on Carnival Day, 21st July 2018, and

for Senior Queen from young ladies who will be aged 12 years

or more on Carnival Day.

All applicants must have permission from a parent and must

live in the PL33 postcode area, or attend Delabole CP School.

We will provide you with a trailer for you to decorate for a float,

and a sum of money to help towards your dresses etc.

SATURDAY 14th APRIL

8 am - 12 noon

DELABOLE METHODIST

CHURCH SCHOOLROOM

TAKE AWAY AVAILABLE TOO

All our past queens have had great fun during their royal year,

and it is an honour to represent the village of Delabole at any

other local carnivals you are able to attend, as well as being in

the limelight in our own carnival procession.

If you have any queries or concerns about what may be

involved, pop in to see Elaine at Flowers from Bruallen shop,

and she will be able to help you.


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Children’s Page

Two competitions this month - colour the picture and/or name as many signs of spring that you can see.

Post your finished picture into one of the the Slate boxes in the Post Office, Spar shop or Lugg’s Garage

Name …………………………………………………….. ….

Age ……………………………………………………………

Address ………………………………………………………

Telephone number ………………………………………….


Don’t leave behind a tangled mess

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Tintagel Orpheus Male Voice Choir.

It’s amazing how things come around again!

On Friday, March 2nd the choir will again, be at the

Wadebridge Festival competing for the Male Voice Choir

Trophy, which we won last year. All are welcome,

Wadebridge Town Hall, 7pm.

On Thursday, 8th March at 7pm we are the guests of

Marshgate WI at Otterham Hall for a St Piran’s concert.

There will be a pasty supper with cake, tea and coffee, or

bring your own wine / beer and glasses. There will be lots

of Cornish songs throughout the evening.

Booking only, cost £10, from Wendy Trevennor, on 07795

524694. If you are a ‘satnav’ user the postcode is PL33

9YW.

Some advance dates for your diary:

Saturday, 7th April: One of our ever popular Cabaret

Nights, the theme – ‘TOMVC All At Sea’. 7pm, Camelford

Hall. More details next month.

Sunday, 10th June: Joint concert with Bristol Madrigal

Ensemble in Tintagel Methodist Church at 7pm.

Saturday, 23rd June, 6pm start, Safari Supper. More

details on this next month.

We will be performing five Summer Concerts this year

starting on Thursday, 21st July.

For all enquiries telephone our Secretary, John Sadler, on

01840 212583.

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POLDARK INN

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Sunday 11th March

Wednesday

Mother’s Day 2 course lunch - see below

Sunday 18th March

Barry Carter Memorial

Pairs Darts Competition

Wednesday 21st March

Port Isaac School Bingo

Wednesday 28th March

Football Club Bingo

Function Room Available

Weddings Parties

Phone: (01840) 212565

The Poldark Inn

Viv at work

occasion and here’s

the photographic

evidence.

P.S. Viv has sort of

said she’d show us

how to make yeast

splits next year.

Saffron Buns Are Us

Had a fabulous time at Viv’s

Saffron Bun demo on Jan

31st at the Women’s

Fellowship. She was brilliant

(it was entertaining and

informative) - and so were

the buns.

Also, it was good to see so

many of you there, I’m sure

you all enjoyed it. We’ll have

to think of more topics that

you’d like to find out about.

The challenge was to go

home and make some. I

don’t know how many of us

did but Daphne rose to the

Sunday 11th March - Mother’s Day

2 Course Lunch

~~~

Roast Chicken or Lamb

Locally Sourced produce

Homemade Baileys Cheesecake

Or

Homemade Strawberry &

Rhubarb Crumble

Or

Cheese & Biscuits

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£6.95 per Child

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Family Breakfast

Family Breakfast for February (it’s on the first Sunday of

the month at 9.30am, all welcome) was rather unusual.

Alison Gill, the leader of the gang, and the one who

organises the story, craft and activities has had a ‘nasty’

throat - making it difficult for her to talk, so Rev Steve Wild

(who is the Methodist Chairman of the Cornwall District)

said he would come and be the storyteller for the morning.

Rev Steve, and helpers, story-telling

I should explain that one of Alison’s many jobs in the

District is Rev Steve’s PA and he was leading the worship

at Tintagel on that morning. So he left Truro early, dropped

in to join us, told the story of the sheep and wolves in his

own inimitable style - complete with puppets - and had

children and adults glued.

Sadly, he didn’t have time to stay for sausages, bacon and

eggs etc - but the rest of us did!

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Endelienta

Fostering the Arts and Spirituality in North Cornwall

Events at St Endellion March 2018

Concerts

Saturday 16 March, 7.30pm

Juan Martin Solo

The supreme artist of the flamenco guitar in a concert

of melodic beauty and rhythmic passion. Voted one of

the top three guitarists in the world.

Tickets £15 / £10 (accompanied under 16s free). Book

tickets online at www.endelienta.org.uk; by e mail

tickets@endelienta.org.uk; by phone 07787 944935; or

from the Wadebridge Bookshop. Accompanied under

16s are free.

Saturday 31 March to Sun 8 April

St Endellion Easter Festival

A feast of choral and orchestral music, featuring

Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s 3rd (Eroica) Symphony,

and music by Bach, Brahms, Britten, Butterworth,

Chopin, Finzi, Holst, Ireland, MacMillan, Mozart,

Mendelssohn, and Tchaikovsky.

Tickets £5 - £25. For booking details visit

www.endellionfestivals.org.uk.

Call for volunteers

The North Cornwall Book Festival and its parent

organisation Endelienta are run almost entirely by

volunteers. We are looking for new people to join our

friendly, welcoming team of organisers. If you would like

to play a key role in helping to run our vibrant arts

programme and hugely successful book festival, we

would love to hear from you. We are particularly looking

for help in the following areas: It & website management;

box office; publicity; operations & site logistics; general

administration.

To know more, without any obligation, please contact

on operations@ncornbookfest.org or talk to any

committee member.

PLUS… March 14th

SALE OF

Books

LPs and Singles from all decades

DELABOLE COMMUNITY

FUNDRAISING SHOP

Telephone: 01840 214706

SEASONAL STOCK AVAILABLE NOW

ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW…

PRE-LOVED CLOTHES, GIFTS, TOYS,

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, GREETING CARDS

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~ COME IN AND HAVE A BROWSE ~

DONATIONS OF GOOD QUALITY ITEMS ALWAYS

WELCOME DURING OPENING HOURS

RAISING FUNDS FOR OUR COMMUNITY

OPEN 10.00- 12.30 Monday - Friday

Many thanks to all our volunteers & supporters


Smuggler’s

FISH and CHIPS

HIGH STREET, DELABOLE

01840 212232

Afternoon

Evening

Monday 12.00-13.30 16.30-20.00

Tuesday 12.00-13.30 16.30-20.00

Wednesday 12.00-13.30 16.30-20.00

Thursday 12.00-13.30 16.30-20.00

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FRIDAY 16th MARCH

FOR SPORTS RELIEF

SATURDAY 17th MARCH

SATURDAY 31st MARCH


Memories of Delabole – Part Five

Our final instalment of memories of the late Mr. Jack Stephens, born in 1921.

Delabole was a good place in which to grow up. No television, no computer games but we did have a great deal of fun. The

beach was within easy walking distance (2.5miles) and after school some of us would go for a swim or surf. We boys made

our own tennis court at the top of father’s Church Field and raised our own money to buy posts, net and a marker. The girls

had a court on Mr. Holmes’ ground and we played matches against each other.

The coming of the fair was a great occasion. For hours on the day that it was due, several of us would gather around the

entrance to the Fair Field, anxiously looking up the road to Penpethy for the first sign of smoke from the steam engines pulling

their line of caravans and trailers. I was lucky because the fair was always held in father’s field and it meant I could visit the

show people in their very luxurious caravans. Also on the Saturday night I would go with father and have free rides on everything,

including the roundabout with its magnificent organ, the Noah’s Ark and the Dodgems. Sam McKeown’s Boxing Booth was

another favourite of mine, where local hopefuls took on professional boxers and won £1 if they managed to last three rounds.

After the war, in his youth, Freddie Mills was one of the booth’s boxers. As well as the thrill of seeing the fair after it had been

fixed in place, was the excitement of seeing the magnificently painted and polished steam engines puffing over and back, in

and out. They were used to move the caravans around the field and put the huge vans in their correct positions. Whiteleggs

was the regular fair but Anderton and Rowlands came infrequently.

In those days, all the large travelling circuses came to Delabole. They also used the Fair Field and of course we always had

free tickets. Bertram Mills and Chipperfields were the largest - all with lions, tigers and elephants. Large crowds came to all

these occasions from the surrounding countryside.

Concerts were a great attraction too, and I can remember, as a boy soprano, singing to packed audiences in the Church Hall.

Every act was a local person, but the most professional shows were given by the Delabole Optimists. They travelled all over

the county, singing, acting sketches and they had a superb comedian in ‘Boxer’ Rowe. He really was funny and I am sure

would compare favourably with any of the modern-day comedians on TV, and be better than many!

We used to have an athletic sports meeting once a year in a field near West Downs. There were flat races, cycle races and

the day concluded with a horse race. Competitors came from as far afield as Plymouth.

The football team, when I was a boy, was very successful and played in the Senior League against teams from large towns

such as Truro and Newquay.

Harvest time was great fun. All the farmers helped each other. It took much longer than today, but it was much more interesting.

Large shire horses pulled the binders and wagons and sometimes we children were allowed to ride on top of the load as it was

taken from the fields to where the ricks were to be built. I used to love sitting in the farmhouse kitchen when the harvest was

in and the men came for the harvest supper. After eating, they sat around, smoked their pipes and talked. Then someone with

the accordion would start to play and they would sing hymns and songs until late at night.

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Bookings now being taken for

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Tel: 01208 880164

Annual Charity Easter Egg Hunt

Wednesday 11th April - booking essential

Winter Warmer Lunch

2 course lunch including tea or coffee

Only £9.95

Available daily 1st-30th March Excluding Sundays

Book now for our traditional Sunday roast. Choice of meats

including home produced beef followed by a selection of home

made desserts. Booking essential.

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A Methodist Minister’s View

At the present time Mental Health and Well-being has a high

profile in the media, with a number of mental health charities

behind the promotion. The voice of the charities is attempting

to draw attention to the issue that Mental Health is underresourced

financially at all levels within the National Health

Service, with the consequence that many are not receiving

the help they need which is causing distress in family circles.

I have been fascinated recently on reading a few newspaper

articles on health and well-being that taking out 10 minutes

at the beginning and the end of each day for some form of

contemplation and meditation is being commended for our

mental well-being. How many of us do?

We are now in the Season of Lent which lasts for 40 days

plus 6 Sundays. The inspiration for the Season of Lent is the

40 days that Jesus spent in a lonely place prior to taking up

his public ministry of preaching, teaching and healing. This

‘wilderness experience’, as we sometimes call it, enabled him

to think about where life was leading him and to prepare

himself for the task through the long period of contemplation.

During that experience he was shown some possible quick

fixes to gaining the ear of the people but came away resolved

to follow the path which he did all the way to the Cross of

Calvary. Of course, had he taken any of the other paths, his

impact would have been very short-term, and would not have

created the Christian foundations which are now world-wide.

Lent is a good time to follow the advice of both Christian and

non-Christian writers about taking time to contemplate or

meditate regularly. Lent is also the time for all of us to

contemplate what our Easter Celebrations are about for all

of us and our everyday lives.

Every blessing in your pondering.

Bryan Ede


Methodist Church

March Dates

Sun 4th 9.30am Family Breakfast

11am

Morning Worship

With Rev Bryan &

Sue Ede

Tues 6th 11am- noon FoodBank

Noon -

1.15pm

Community Lunch of

roast beef,

dessert, tea/coffee

£6.50

Wed 7th 2.30pm Nimble Fingers

Sun 11th 11am Mothering Sunday

Village celebration

at St John’s

Wed 14th 10.30am Circuit Ladies’ Lent

Service at Delabole

with Sue Ede

Sun 18th 11am Morning Worship

Mr Brian Parkman -

Communion

Wed 21st 2.30pm Nimble Fingers

Sun 25th 11am 155th

Chapel Anniversary

with Rev Bryan &

Mrs Sue Ede

12.45pm Celebration

Roast Beef Lunch -

please book

212558

6pm

Songs of Praise

7.30pm Concert by

Holman Climax

Choir

Tues 27th 10.30-noon Coffee & Chat

Foodbank

Fri 30th 10.30am Coffee & Hot Cross

Buns

11am

Good Friday

Service


THE PAGE FOR YOUR ITEMS FOR SALE, THANK YOUS, BIRTHDAY WISHES, SEASONS GREETINGS, GIVE-AWAYS,

APOLOGIES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONGRATULATIONS

30th March:- Golden Wedding Anniversary

To Mum and Dad. Love and congratulations on your

golden wedding anniversary. Sheila & John xx

To Nan& Gramps. Happy 50th Anniversary. Love Karl &

Chelsea. xx

To Mum and Dad. Happy Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Love John & Caroline xx

To Nannie and Grandad. Have a brilliant Golden

Wedding Anniversary, Love Zane & Frankie J. xx

HELP REQUIRED PLEASE

Would anybody please help chopping up some fencing

and a few logs?. We have a chainsaw if required. A

good rate of pay. A fit person could probably finish the

job in a day. Please contact Louise 01840 211136 or

Louise.Carroll4@virgin.net

THANK YOU

Funeral of Mr. Arthur Bray (Wass)

Stephen, Kenneth, Caroline and Georgina, brothers

and sisters. Steve, brother-in-law. Diane, sister-in-law.

William and all nephew and nieces would like to thank

Stephens and Harris, Funeral Directors for their

excellent service including help with the arrangements.

A big thank you to the bearers, Mr. Mark and Mr Mike

Irwin, Mr. David Barratt, Mr Joe-Paul Bray and Mr.

Michael Bray. A big thank you to our great friend and

neighbour Mrs. Brenda Burnard and family for all

their help, and to all who attended the funeral and all

friends who helped with the food at The Poldark. A big

thank you to all.

Thank you also to all who donated to cancer research

and Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Many thanks to the Rev. Bryan Ede, for his excellent

service and to Mr.John Welford for his word on

Arthur’s sporting life and social activities.

Many thanks to all who sent cards of sympathy. Many

thanks to Adrian Pooley for the use of the function

room at The Poldark Inn.

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• Windows PC Max, Android & iOS sales &

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• Hardware repair, software troubleshooting.

• Anti-virus / system maintenance.

• WiFi / network consultancy & installation.

• Website design & construction.

• Tuition & training.

Contact Tim Ferrett at : boscastleit@ gmail.com

TEL : 01840 250 106 MOB : 07976 046 810

www.boscastleit.co.uk

MARQUEE FOR HIRE

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

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What’s ON

In our area …

National Trust

Friday 2 March Port Gaverne beach clean 11am – 1pm

Help clean up the beach at Port Gaverne (just north of

Port Isaac) as part of the Great British Spring Clean.

All equipment provided. Wear suitable clothing for the

weather. For more information please phone 01208

863821 or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

COFFEE MORNING

Saturday 3rd March

St Teath Church Hall

10 - 12 noon

For Choir Funds

Music by Alan & Gareth

Entry £1 with tea, coffee and cakes

Enquiries to Lorraine 01208 850650

DELABOLE

CRICKET CLUB

A.G.M.

7pm MONDAY 5th MARCH

AT THE POLDARK INN

Anyone interested in village cricket, either playing or

assisting, are welcome to attend.

New members are needed.

JUMBLE SALE

Saturday 24th March

10.00 – 1.30

Raising funds for

Delabole Christmas Lights

Good quality new and used clothing,

shoes, Bric a brac and

some small furniture

(Hopefully some cakes too!)

Pop along for a bargain from 20p

Community Rooms St.Johns Church

Delabole

Delabole Village Show 2018

The Annual General Meeting for The Delabole

Horticultural Society and Delabole Village

Show will be held in the Methodist Church

Schoolrooms on Monday April 16th at 7pm

All Welcome

Come along and have your say in the running

of your show

We might even make you a cup of tea :)

WALKING NETBALL

Do you miss playing netball but can’t run around so

much? We are looking to put together a group to play

(probably weekends)

at Camelford Leisure Centre and have

some fun!

Please contact Valerie on 01840

211719 / 07902316372 (or text) email

valeriemargaret@hotmail.com to find

out more and register your interest.

W E LUGG & SON

ROCKLAND GARAGE

Delabole, Cornwall. 01840 212284

(Established 1925)

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DIARY DATES

YOUR GUIDE TO TO LOCAL EVENTS AND

MEETINGS IN AND AROUND DELABOLE

Friday 2nd March - National Trust

Port Gavern beach clean 11am-1pm. See What’s On page

Saturday 3rd March

Coffee Morning 10 - 12 noon at St Teath Church Hall

Entry £1 with tea, coffee and cakes.

Quiz Night at The Old Bank, Camelford

£5 per person. Call 07977 825814 to book

Monday 5th March

Delabole Cricket Club A.G.M. 7pm at the Poldark Inn

Thursday 8th March

Tinatgel Orpheus Male Voice Choir, St Piran’s concert at

Otterham and St Juliot Hall, Marshgate PL32 9YW. 7pm.

Tickets £10 bookings only, contact Wendy 07795524694

Saturday 24th March

Christmas Lights - Jumble Sale 10.00-1.30pm at St

John’s Church

FUTURE DATES

Saturday 14th April

Delabole Carnival BIG BREAKFAST 8am - 12 noon

Delabole Methodist Church School room

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 Venue changed

by St John’s Church to 21 Pengelly, Delabole. 1.30 -

2.30 pm Tel : 212520

Every Tuesday/Thursday

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

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

transport.

Monday 16th April

Delabole Village Show A.G.M. 7pm in the Methodist

Church Schoolroom. All welcome.

April 2018

Slate’ deadline

is March 10th

Annie & Spike Visit St. Piran’s

Playschool

This likeable pair of puppets continues to have fun with

the children when they make their monthly visits.

Sometimes there is a game, sometimes a sticking activity;

but there is always a story from the Bible - in the most

recent one we heard how God used Moses to solve a lack

of water in the wilderness. You can find out how if you

look for the children’s poster in St. John’s Church. Our

time with the children ends as we share a story rhyme,

with actions, songs and a prayer. We always sing a

version of ‘He’s got the whole world in his hands’ with a

special last verse - ‘He’s got St. Piran’s Playschool in his

hands’.

Flagman’s Notes

Monday, 5th March. St Piran’s day.

The flag of St Piran will be

flown.

There is just one date in March when the

Union Flag should be flown:

Saturday, 10th March, Birthday of the Earl

Apologies

Due to bad weather (and road works) we

cancelled our Women’s Fellowship on Wed

14th February when Rev Angela was due

to tell us about Ash Wednesday. We did ring

around to let the usual suspects know but if you turned

up, only to find no one there, SORRY.

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