THE DELABOLE SLATE
To all those going back to school - those going
for the first time and the ones moving up to
senior school.. Our best wishes to you all.
of this year’s Flower Festival
Wordsearch is Mary Saltern. Well Done!
Although it feels like Autumn is already upon us, there are
still lots of events happening. Please note the change of
date for the Cream Tea at Pencary, St Teath is now
Sunday 9th September, 2.30 - 5.00pm.
The National Trust has working parties on 15th and 29th
for those who like to volunteer their time.
There’s lots happening at St Endelienta - see the What’s
On page for all the details.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
If you came along to the Methodist
Schoolroom for last year’s Macmillan
Coffee Morning, I’m sure you’d like the
opportunity for a repeat performance.
This will be happening on Saturday
29th September 10am-noon, when there will be the
chance to eat cake (maybe you’d like to bring some for
the stall), drink coffee, buy a raffle ticket and have a chat.
Last year we were able to send £317.40 to Macmillan -
let’s try to make it even more this year. See you there.
The Annual General Meeting of the Delabole Slate
Newsletter will be on Monday 17th September at The
Poldark Inn. 7.00pm. Everyone Welcome.
Finally - see opposite - another famous Macmillan Coffee
Morning for us all to enjoy.
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.
Just think, you could be in this year’s photo!
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Cornwall Councillor Message - September
One area of Cornwall Councils work that constantly divides opinion is that of housing development. Planning permissions
are currently judged against the policies in the Cornwall Local Plan and as part of my work I sit on the East Planning
Committee which every month decides on permissions that either have strong local opposition or in some way are not
wholly compliant with policy.
The Cornwall Local Plan is a document that I fully support and offers a high degree of protection for our open countryside
whilst ensuring that new developments offer community benefits such as affordable housing for local people.
We are only allowed by central government to keep these local constraints if we can show that we are delivering sufficient
housing to help mitigate the current nationwide crisis in housing. For us this is a target of around 3000 houses per year
I am content to support this figure as on a weekly basis I hear from young people who are struggling to find housing
solutions in North Cornwall and competition for places on the Council’s housing list is intense.
Development can also deliver other community benefits and I am pleased to say that in St Teath I have managed to
secure funds to implement the village wide 20-mph zone that the community have long wanted off of a small new
development at Brambleside.
Most people may already be aware now that a national developer – Wain Homes – have shown interest in a potential
site in Delabole on the North side of Westdown Road, opposite the entrance to Planet Park. This is a large flat field on
the edge of the village and certainly complies with policies under our Local Plan.
The site could accommodate up to 120 houses at the most and if permission is sought it will be very unlikely to be less
than 50 units. Any development here will be required to provide a mixture of open market and affordable housing and I
am also keen to explore provision of “extra care” housing for older people or for people with special social care needs.
Last year I secured some funding for a feasibility report into how to address some of the many traffic issues in the village
and in my early conversations with Wain Homes I have indicated that I could not support any development that did not
contribute to significantly address some of the traffic problems elsewhere in the village - such as speeding, the bottleneck
in the High Street and the junction at the head of Pengelly.
Wain Homes are keen to engage with the local community on any potential development and so at some point in the
next couple of months I shall ask them to bring their plans to the village for an open consultation event.
I would only add that Cornwall Council are not the final arbitrators of planning permissions and if it appears that at
committee we ignore local opinion either for or against any development it is usually because case law will show that
these could be turned over at appeal to the National Planning Inspectorate with significant cost to the Council and
ultimately to us all as Council Tax payers.
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Delabole Primary School
The September term always arrives with a mixture of anticipation and trepidation. Like a blank page, the new school
year seems full of possibilities with so much to achieve and so many
new opportunities – and so much positivity to build on now that the
school is in such a strong position.
Equally though, there are always a few nervous ‘butterflies’ for both
staff and children. For those who already belong to our school – there
is never a moment of complacency - it is a time to get back into
routines, rediscover the rhythms of life in the classroom and keep
innovating great learning experiences.
Flow and creativity are everything in teaching and learning.
For those who are stepping over the threshold for the first time, it is an
immense rite of passage. Imagine the feeling of being a reception child
and having to get to grips with so many new names and faces. Imagine
the size of the building, the intensity of the day and the ‘buzz’ of activity. With another very full intake of children, we
hope to nurture a sense of adventure and thirst for learning in our youngest pupils and set the positive attitudes in motion
which will help them to reach their best potential. Equally, we welcome Mrs. Hibbert back to our school after a few years
Elsewhere – many teachers across the school are moving to different year groups so that they can widen their experience
and develop their skills. With the departure of Mrs. Lane due to relocation, Mrs. Murray will have the very important job
of developing our English provision and her training with the Royal Shakespeare Company will continue to ensure we
are leading the field.
Our Value this term is ‘Trust and Collaboration’ and our Enquiry Question is ‘How Are We Stronger Together?’ so it is
only fitting that we begin the year with a whole school learning focus which centres around the story of Orpheus. Every
child from Reception up to Year 6 will be bringing the story of Orpheus – a mysterious boy who had the power to conjure
up nature with his voice, and who followed a lost loved-one into the Underworld - through their words, their drama, their
art and their singing. We hope that our Autumn performance in the Chapel will showcase the talents and creativity of
our school. This year we will be inviting the wider village community, so watch out for information through October and
check out our website.
We hope that everyone who visits us will feel welcomed and will sense that this school community has high aspirations,
strong values and a flair for creativity.
With all our best wishes for the coming year – Sue Cox and the team.
Termyn Gwari Fleghes
(children’s playtime, in Cornish)
Summer has almost finished now and Autumn is beginning – another time of great
change for both people and nature. Most of you will be starting back at school soon,
some in new classes or even new schools. It can be hard starting a new school, not
knowing your way around or where everything is. Imagine what it must be like to be
a young swallow, swift or cuckoo or one of our many other summer visitors. They
have been born here, learnt to fly, catch insects, and then they have to fly south for
thousands of miles until they reach the great plains of Africa. There they will spend
our winter months catching insects around zebra, elephants and other animals we
only see in zoos! How strange that must be, such a change and such a journey, all
on their own.
Summer birds leave because as the days get shorter and cooler in Autumn, the
insects they need to eat either die or hibernate, so the birds leave to find food. The
start of Autumn also tells animals of all kinds to eat as much as they can, or store
food away, ready for the really cold weather when winter comes. So squirrels eat
nuts and also store them, hedgehogs eat and eat until they are like little butterballs.
Then they can live off that fat in the winter. Mice save seeds in their underground
Bigger animals like deer don’t save food but eat a lot while there is plenty.
Even people store food away. I’m sure most of you have been picking blackberries,
and some people also pick rosehips, sloes, nuts and mushrooms to use in winter.
Farmers save hay and corn and straw for their animals too.
This Autumn wordsearch has 16 Autumny words hidden, words like elder, cobwebs
and butterfly. Some are upwards, or backwards, some share letters. If you find all 16
words, you should have 7 letters left over which make another Autumn word, see if
you can work out what it is.
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This is the same title that I used last year and it comes from a comment made by the late Father Brian Storey when we
appreciated his sharing our Dedication of Gifts Service. He passed on the words one of his mentors used to say, ‘Anyone
can start something but there’s a touch of genius in keeping it going.’ And the thing that’s been ‘kept going’ is the Flower
Festival raising money for Cornish Hospices, (we raised £673.50 this year) now having celebrated 35 continuous years.
We had a really enjoyable few days and, as usual, it was a good opportunity for old friends to meet, catch up and compare
wrinkles. Two members of Callington Methodist Church enjoyed it so much last year that they decided to make a return
visit - and they weren’t disappointed.
The topic, ‘Remembering’, allowed imaginations to
run free and the variety of themes had to be seen to
be believed. However, perhaps the display that
garnered the most attention was the cascade of
poppies which many of you contributed to. In fact,
there’s still room for more to be added to the net and
Marion says she’s knitted another 50 centres that her
sister, Hilary, can complete and add to the display.
So, if you feel inspired, keep knitting and by the time
Armistice is being commemorated (that’s when
there’s going to be an exhibition in the chapel to mark
the 100 years since the ending of WW1) the cascade
will be even more impressive.
If you were able to visit the Flower Festival, you’ll
understand when I say that village organisations
really turned up trumps again. 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
The food was also fabulous and the three days in the kitchen were busy. Besides the usual suspects, we really need to
thank Sandra, Heather and Marg for their hard work, smiles and volunteering when they didn’t need to. They were
examples to us all.
Sunday’s morning service was taken by Sue and Bryan Ede and revolved around the Festival theme. The evening Songs
of Praise was led by Rev Bryan and Rev Angela Cooper, with Maria Nicholls and Stuart Biddick accompanying the
singing. Monday was the day to TIDY UP!
So, well done and thank you to all who supported the event.
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Delabole Branch of The Royal British Legion
Our Branch is now busy making plans for forthcoming events in the autumn and I thought that now is the time to update you
all on the agreed dates.
On the 24th October our Branch is hosting the North Cornwall Group Meeting.Following brief reports from local branches
we will be welcoming Martin Pelling,the Cornwall Membership Support Officer who will becoming along to update and discuss
Legion matters.As this is an open meeting,why not join us to find out more about the work,help and support available through
Another date for your diary is our annual dinner to be be held at The Poldark Inn on the 12th October.Full details in next
During Remembrance weekend we will be celebrating 100 years to the end of WW1.
Friday 9th November we will be commemorating at the War Memorial with the children from Delabole school. A two day
exhibition will be staged at the Methodist Church on 10 th and 11th November.Any memorabilia you may have of family or
friends who served in any of the wars, those who worked at home in our own country or any interesting memories of our
village life will be appreciated.Brenda Burnard has agreed to help with this,so please have a word with her or any committee
member. As part of the exhibition you will be able to view the swatch of poppies which has been created.We have had an
excellent response to our appeal for the poppies,which have been knitted,crocheted and made from felt. A sincere thank
you to all who have helped with this. On the Saturday morning we will be holding a coffee morning in the Sunday school
Sunday sees the usual Remembrance commemoration at the War Memorial at 2.30pm, when a plaque will be
unveiled,followed by a service,this year,at the Methodist Church.
In the evening at 7.30 pm we welcome the Port Isaac Chorale to the chapel for a concert when a retiring collection will be
taken for the Poppy Appeal.
Thank you to Delabole Carnival Committee for agreeing to the branch having a stall at the recent pasty lunch and to Geoff
and Malcolm who organised and manned the stall.
We have recently heard that the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has decided to add Delabole War
Memorial to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
The Memorial is now listed at Grade 11.
Our next committee meeting is on 18th September,7pm at The Poldark Inn and the 20th November will be our AGM.
The Delabole Branch is always pleased to welcome new members to join us.If you are interested please have a ward with
our membership secretary Andrew Stacey or come along to one of our meetings.
Patricia Molloy Branch Secretary 01840 212529.
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A Methodist Ministers View
There is a saying that ‘the times they are a changing’ which succinctly sums up our experience of life because things
are never still or the same. From the time of our birth each of us experiences change as we grow and mature, and this
personal change occurs in a society that is constantly changing. These changes seem in the short term imperceptible
but viewed over a period of time are noticeable.
In our Methodist World we are experiencing a time of leadership change with the retirement of our Superintendent
Minister, Rev. Doreen Sparey-Delacassa. On the first Sunday in September we will be welcoming the Rev. Linda Bariball
as our new Superintendent and Mr. Paul Harold, our full time Lay Worker. Linda will be working from our Manse in
Tintagel whilst Paul will be based in Canworthy Water. We welcome them as they will seek to further the work of the
Church across our North Cornwall communities.
Things will change for all of us in some ways which are not fully discernable as the Brexit era comes closer. Our politicians
and political commentators are giving us varying views as to how things will be, but everything depends on the outcomes
of the negotiations. I can however appreciate the concerns and anxieties which are being expressed by various bodies
on behalf of their members.
Change is, as I have already said, a constant in the experience of all of us. When the people of Israel were experiencing
a time of change of leadership from Moses to Joshua they were reminded that ‘God will never leave them or abandon
them’ (see Deuteronomy 31 verses 6 & 8).
Jesus encouraged his earliest followers when he appeared amongst them after his crucifixion by saying ‘I will be with
you always, to the end of the age’ (see Matthew 28 verse 20). These words are there to encourage us all in all of our
times of transition and change.
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Starmakers Newsletter August 2018
2017/2018 has been such an eventful year for Starmakers Youth
Theatre. In January children performed their full-length NODA
production of Beauty and the Beast. It was a huge success, and
all involved had a superb time. So many parents and
grandparents helped and donated their time so a huge thanks
to all. The next Panto rehearsals will begin in September. Our
Summer Show took place for the first time in the Methodist
Church and we had our best turn out yet. From our tiny
Ballerinas to our Senior Youth Theatre, all performed routines
they had been perfecting throughout the term!
In other news, Morwenna (Group Leader) has been studying at
the British Ballet Organisations HQ this year. She would like to
thank all parents and students for such a huge amount of
support and say a massive thank you! We are delighted to
announce she has achieved a first in the highest dance teaching
qualification there is, Level Six Extended Teaching Diploma.
Our final piece of unbelievably exciting news really should have
a drum roll…… Amos Maryland, a student at Starmakers Youth
Theatre and private voice student Morwenna Gee has landed
a lead roll in……..The School of Rock…...West End!!!!! The roll
is Zack Mooneyham and Amos has moved to London for
summer rehearsals and will be on stage from August 20th, 2018.
This is such an incredible achievement as the other children
cast are all from performing arts schools! We are planning a
road trip in the Autumn for his Youth Theatre Classmates to go
and watch him on stage!
Thank you so much for everyone's continued support, the
Summer School is happening again this year, with an outdoor
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This month’s Bible verse
And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast
laid the foundation of the earth; and
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hands: Hebrews 1:10
Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all
the inhabitants of the world stand in
awe of him. For he spake, and it was
done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
King James Bible
From Mary Haydon
(Courtesy of ‘Improving Working Lives’)
If you happen to be at The Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro
before the end of October, you may see twenty one of
my paintings, pen and ink drawings or pastel pieces in
the Link Corridor of the Tower Block.
This is work done in Delabole and Bristol over sixty-six
years, some winning first, second or third prizes judged
by the late Biddy Holden in the Delabole Horticultural
Some of my very early work has been lost over the years.
The first, painted at fourteen years of age of my then sick
father, aged sixty-seven, sleeping in his red velvet wing
chair, was kept back by me. I didn’t think it appropriate
to exhibit in a hospital.
My largest and latest one, about five feet square, was
too large to put in the car, but was in the Show in
Delabole last year. Painted from a photograph I took forty
year ago. It is of a Punch and Judy spectator group,
watching anxiously which was quite revealing to me as I
painted it too.
Within a few minutes three people, including a member
of the theatre staff, a sick patient and her visitor showed
interest, taking a phone picture, asking to purchase (but
not for sale) and theatre staff saying lovely to see the
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Seasons in the Sun (by courtesy of cornishbynature.wordpress.com)
It’s that time of year again when all signs point to autumn. From the apples ripening on the trees in our gardens to the
many thousands of blackberries surrounding the quarry, from the browning trees to the fading flowers. Summer’s end
is always tinged with sadness for me. Sadness, and just a hint of panic. Though I do love autumn, summer always seems
to be so sweet and yet so fleeting. We haven’t done half of the things we planned to do this summer (as usual). How
can I fit them all in to the next 3 or 4 weeks?! This time of year is a frenzy of ‘making the most of it while it lasts!’ Cramming
beach trips, family picnics, birthday parties, barbeques, gardening, sea swimming, coast walks… into
an impossibly short period of time.
It can all get a bit much, until I remember that soon it will be time to relax. When the rush is over, the chill is in the air,
and the fruit is ripe and ready for picking, it will be time to sit back and enjoy some peace at last. The hot days will be
over for another year, the chance to soak it all up will have passed and we can say wasn’t it fun? And what shall we do
next summer? That’s what autumn means to me, and though I regret the passing of the last days of summer, I can’t help
but look forward to a time when I don’t have to rush everywhere, cram it all in or feel guilty about not getting out enough.
I find this feeling is even more apparent since living in Cornwall. Cornish summers are busy and hectic and fun, but I do
look forward to the time when the visitors have all gone home, the roads are quieter and the beaches are empty again.
And the blackberries. I can’t wait for the blackberries! They’re already starting to ripen and it is filling me with anticipation.
Of crumbles, and pies, and tarts and jam. Or best of all, just freshly picked, straight from the bush into my mouth!
These sweet berries have got to be the most delicious of all foraged foods. Even my dog enjoys blackberry picking- he
gets the low level ones while I pick the higher branches. If you have never been for a ramble round the slate quarry at
this time of year, firstly why not?! Secondly, get yourself down there now as there are many thousands of blackberries
just waiting to be made into a crumble. It’s the best blackberry picking spot, well, probably in the world! And it’s beautiful
to boot. And soon the apples will be ready, and the elderberries, and there’ll be rose hips, damsons and sloes… nature
is truly bounteous at this time of year. And I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the world to enjoy it.
Blackberry and Apple Crumble (thanks to Raymond Blanc for this)
For the crumble topping
120g plain flour
60g caster sugar
60g unsalted butter at room temperature, cut into pieces
For the fruit compote
300g Braeburn apple
30g unsalted butter
30g demerara sugar
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
vanilla ice cream, to serve
1 Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Tip the flour and sugar into a large bowl. Add the butter, then rub into the flour
using your fingertips to make a light breadcrumb texture. Do not overwork it or the crumble will
become heavy. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over a baking sheet and bake for 15 mins or until lightly coloured.
2 Meanwhile, for the compote, peel, core and cut the apples into 2cm dice. Put the butter and sugar in a medium saucepan
and melt together over a medium heat. Cook for 3 mins until the mixture turns to a light caramel. Stir in the apples and
cook for 3 mins. Add the blackberries and cinnamon, and cook for 3 mins more. Cover, remove from the heat, then leave
for 2-3 mins to continue cooking in the warmth of the pan.
3 To serve, spoon the warm fruit into an ovenproof gratin dish, top with the crumble mix, then reheat in the oven for 5-10
mins. Serve with vanilla ice cream
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CAMELFORD & DISTRICT BOWLING CLUB
The Camelford B team players were on duty twice last
week. On Monday they entertained Kensey C at the
Camelford green and it proved a successful evening,
netting four out of the five points on offer. Ron Shillaber's
rink was the only blip on the evening, losing by only four
shots. The final tally 64 to 60 for the Camels.
G. Coe, D. Rhodes, A. Luckin, R. Shillaber lost 15 - 19
J. Cosin, R. Fry, K. Davey, R. Batt won 23 - 21
T. Goulbourne, J. Moger, D. Teague, E. Lowe won 26 -
On Thursday they were at home again to a Dunheved B
squad. A less successful evening this time, only securing
one point, losing overall 52 - 65 shots. The only success
was Alec's side.
G. Coe, R. Fry, J. Tarrant, R. Shillaber lost 15 - 19
J. Cosin, B. Gardner, M. Bray, R. Batt lost 15 - 27
T. Goulbourne, J. Moger, D. Teague, A. Luckin won 22
Twixt the two the A team were away to Stratton A but were
unfortunate not to get a point, losing overall by 76 shots
to 41. Bob's four came closest to gaining a point
exchanging the lead throughout and going to the front by
two shots with one end to go but the hosts secured three
shots on the last to win by a single shot. Neill's side,
however, never got their noses in front struggling to lose
by nine shots. Stuart's side was under the cosh throughout
the match and embarrassed by the final score, losing by
G. Morris, E. Cato, M. Bray, R. Coleshill lost 19 - 20
N. Owens, F. Bennett, G. Risdon, N. Wright lost 14 - 23
C. Parsons, N. Holmes, M. Prout, S. Hambly lost 8 - 33
Another September –
100 years of the RAF
The thoughts of yesteryear, a distant September,sounds
of Hurricane, Spitfire flying out of the sun.
Should we not stop to think and remember those young
men so brave yet so full of fun.
Where are they now over 70 years on? - those that
survived, the rest who have gone.
Low in numbers high in spirit, up and onward they flew
with pride in their hearts for the country they knew.
We who live on should remember each name
of those boys who overnight grew into men.
Without thought for themselves when the scramble came
They ran to their aircraft again and again.
"Bandits approaching, watch out for your tail.
Got one ? well done that'll cost you some ale"
Youthful voices, the airways were full of the sound
drifting back down to those on the ground.
Some to return, some posted missing,
we heard the voices through crackling and hissing.
Emotions a mixture of elation and fears,
apprehensive of knowing sweet joy, bitter tears.
Was it just yesterday that other September?
For a moment just stop to think and remember.
Butchers in Delabole
Taken from the recollections of Cyril Hicks (1918- 1999)
Some of you may remember the time when there were
two butchers’ shops in Delabole, in addition to those with
the delivery vans that visited the village. This was long
before the days of supermarkets. People went to the shop
of their choice, often on a Saturday morning, to get the
Sunday joint. It was usual for this to be made to last the
family for several days and served up in different forms.
Opposite what is now the Playing Fields was the butcher’s
shop of Mr Allen Stephens (which you may have read
about in previous editions of The Slate). As a young man,
father bought his butchery business from Mr Billy Nute and
traded from the shop at the top of Pengelly (now Flowers
from Bruallen), In those days the entrance door was at the
end of the building, facing the old Co-op. From there, you
could go through the partition into the next part where the
meat was hung with the double doors wide open to the
public - for fresh air. This part later became a garage for
Delabole Village Show 2018
Another very successful Village Show held on 18th August
with a wide variety of entries including fruit and vegetables,
flowers, cookery and baking, arts and crafts exhibited in
a number of classes across all age ranges.
What a wonderful range of skills we have in this village.
Many, many thanks to Christine and her team for
organising such a wonderful day; a real village tradition.
Thanks to the Judges too.
If you missed it this year then put on your thinking caps
for entering next year and contributing to this extraordinary
Wesley Nute worked for my father and subsequently
bought the business, taking it back into the Nute family.
From them it passed on to William Mules and to Boxer
(Ernie) Rowe. It has changed hands a few times but
externally the property has changed very little over the
Father told the tale of how Wesley would tie his horse to
the outside wall, still between the shafts, with its feed bag
over its head. One day he went out and spoke to his horse
but there was no response, he assumed it was asleep as
it often was. There was no reaction from his second call
and he went over and gave it a slap. The horse fell over -
dead. Wesley said, “Well, he never done that afore!”
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APOLOGIES & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Wishing my husband, Chris, a very Happy Birthday for
6th September. Love as always, Margaret
I would like to thank the following people for all their hard
work, help, advise and support so far with the carnivals.
Kimberley Neville for doing our dresses.
Auntie Sez for our corsages.
Auntie Jojo for doing our hair.
Pop and Terry Darby for driving us.
Jeanette for her kind donations.
Western Supply for the materials.
Elaine from Bruallen.
Jo Harris for putting our names in the float.
And a massive thank you to my amazing Daddy for all
your hard work and effort.
And not forgetting my best friends for making it so much
fun, Coco, Scarlett and Izzy.
Lots of love Evie Vercoe
DELABOLE CRICKET CLUB FIXTURES
All matches start at 1.30pm.
Sat 1st Sept. MILTON ABBOT HOME
Sat 8th Sept. LUCKETT 2 AWAY
Each summer the residents of Planet Park hold a
monthly coffee afternoon and raise money for local
During the summer of 2017 we raised in excess of
£1000 and bought a semi-automatic defibrillator for the
use of residents of the Park. However if anybody, from
the Delabole Primary School to St Teath is in need of
resuscitation then please come and collect it.
A huge thank you to the Flower Festival for
the flowers. They were very much
Margaret and Chris Wightman
Nigel & Wendy Doidge would like to thank
the Methodist Church for the flowers Nigel
received from the flower festival. How kind
Just follow the signs which are at the entrance of Planet
Park (see the photos), pull open the cover (no unlocking
necessary), and take it to where it is needed. When the
cover is opened an automatic warning is sounded. After
using it please return to the Planet Park docking point.
Thank You for the lovely flowers I received
from the Flower Festival. What a wonderful
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Deadline for October ‘Slate’ Is September 10th
Church open for
Sun 2nd 9.30am Family Breakfast
service for our new
Minister, Rev Linda
Barriball followed by
Mon 3rd 11am MWiB Circuit Reps at
Truro Meth Church
Tues 4th Noon -
11am - noon
Community Lunch of
fish OR cottage pie
Sun 9th 11am Worship led by Mr
Wed 12th 2.30pm Women’s Fellowship
welcome back with
Rev Bryan Ede
Thurs 13th 2.30pm WSM MWiB at
Sun 16th 11am Village Harvest
Celebration at Meth
Church followed by
Celebration at St
Tues 18th 10.30am MWiB District Day at
Tintagel for the
Induction of new
Mrs Jill Nute
Sun 23rd 11am Delabole Methodist
Final Service at
St Teath Methodist
Tues 25th 10.30-noon FoodBank
Coffee & Chat
Sat 29th 10am-noon Macmillan Coffee
Sun 30th 11am Worship &
Communion led by Mr
In our area …
SAT. 1st SEPTEMBER
St Thomas’ Church Hall, Camelford, PL32 9YS
Antiques, Bric a Brac, Brass, Furniture, Clothing,
Books, Bedding, Household items,
DVDs and lots more…
COME ALONG AND SEE…
Events at St Endellion September 2018
Saturday 8 September 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.
£8. Accompanied under 16s free.
Saturday 15 September 7.30pm
Mark Padmore – War and 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 from Wilfred Owen, Charles
Causley and Edward Thomas.
£15 (nave) £10 (aisle). Accompanied under 16s free (aisle
Book tickets online at www.endelienta.org.uk; by e mail
firstname.lastname@example.org; by phone 07787 944935; or
from the Wadebridge Bookshop. Accompanied under 16s
free to most events – please check the website.
4 – 7 October
The North Cornwall Book Festival
2 days of schools’ events followed by a long weekend
including internationally acclaimed authors Anne Enright,
Joanna Trollope and Patrick Gale.
Thursday 4 October – Uprooted
Short poetry films about migration. £6
Friday 5 October - Kit & McConnel
An evening of unbridled cabaret. £12
Saturday 6 October - India Electric Co.
Foot tapping folk rock. £10.
Tickets from www.ncornbookfest.org or 07787 944935
Sunday 9th September. 2.30 - 5.00pm
PENCARY, TREVILLY LANE, St TEATH
For The Merlin Centre
Admission by Donation to Merlin MS Centre
Train Rides, Various Stalls, Free Entry
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photos in b&w, local events and more…
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YOUR GUIDE TO TO LOCAL EVENTS AND
MEETINGS IN AND AROUND DELABOLE
Saturday 1st September
Private House Clearance Sale at St Thomas’ Church Hall,
Friday 7th September
Tintagel Youth Football Casino Night at Tintagel Brewery
See What’s On page
Saturday 8th September
Viva la Musica - St Endellion event. See What’s n page.
Sunday 9th September
Cream Tea at Pencary, St Teath. 2.30 - 5pm
In aid of The Merlin Centre.
September and October St Endellion events - see What’s
National Trust - September
Saturday 15 September
Polzeath Mega Beach Clean 3pm
Help Polzeath BeachCare, Polzeath Marine Conservation
Group and the National Trust clean up the beautiful
beaches at Polzeath.
All equipment provided. Meet at 3pm at Polzeath Marine
Centre PL27 6TA No need to book. For more info 07779
Saturday 29 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
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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 for St John’s bell tower repairs.
Contact Tricia on 212520 for up to date details
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 Quilters will be meeting at Delabole Methodist
Church on alternate Fridays at 2pm. £2 per session.
No experience necessary! Contact Sue 01840 212713
Saturdays at 2pm WALKING NETBALL
Camelford Leisure Centre.
Phone 01840 211719 / 07902 316372 to check before
Monthly V.I.P. Club 3rd Wednesday from 2.00-4.00pm
Contact Tricia on 01840 212520 for details and to arrange
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