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THE DELABOLE SLATE

ISSUE 385

SEPTEMBER 2018

Delabole.slatenewsletter@yahoo.co.uk

Good Luck!

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.

The Winner

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.

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.

2017.

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

in Cornwall.

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.

Dominic Fairman

Cornwall Councillor - St Teath, St Breward & Delabole

Mobile: 07939 122303

dominic.fairman@cornwallcouncillors.org.uk

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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

at Tintagel.

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

nests.

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.

B L A C K B E R R Y

R E C O R E L S O L

A A O N F R D M S F

C V R K U R E U E R

K E N E N I R S H E

E S S R G E H I T

N U T S I S P R P T

C O B W E B S O S U

A V N R O C A O E B

S W A L L O W M H T


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A Touch of Genius

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.

BEAUTIFUL.

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.

If the following aren’t terribly clear, you could always see them on the Delabole website - www.delabole.com

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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

the Legion.

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

months Slate.

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

room.

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.

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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

production of The Secret Garden at Helland Barton Farm,

Delabole.

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- Any sales go through the booking office at the end of

the exhibition.

- Exhibitions are for a minimum of 3 months.

- We have three corridor galleries - two at Royal Cornwall

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- The galleries have an extremely high footfall, and

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- The works hung should be sensitive to the hospital

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- The hanging system is secure and lockable to prevent

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This month’s Bible verse

September 2018

And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast

laid the foundation of the earth; and

the heavens are the works of thine

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.

Psalm 33:8-9

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

Show.

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

colour on the walls.


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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)

Ingredients:

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

115g blackberries

¼ tsp ground cinnamon

vanilla ice cream, to serve

Method:

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 -

20

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

-19

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

25 shots.

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

the butchery.

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

event.

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

years.

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

APOLOGIES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS

Wishing my husband, Chris, a very Happy Birthday for

6th September. Love as always, Margaret

THANK YOU

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

New Defibrillator

Each summer the residents of Planet Park hold a

monthly coffee afternoon and raise money for local

charities.

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

appreciated.

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

and thoughtful.

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

show.

Margaret Hawken

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Methodist Church

September Dates

Sat 1st

Church open for

prayer

Sun 2nd 9.30am Family Breakfast

11am

Circuit welcome

service for our new

Superintendent

Minister, Rev Linda

Barriball followed by

lunch

Mon 3rd 11am MWiB Circuit Reps at

Truro Meth Church

Tues 4th Noon -

1.15pm

11am - noon

Community Lunch of

fish OR cottage pie

dessert, tea/coffee

£6.50

FoodBank

Sun 9th 11am Worship led by Mr

Brian Parkman

Wed 12th 2.30pm Women’s Fellowship

welcome back with

Rev Bryan Ede

Thurs 13th 2.30pm WSM MWiB at

Hidden Valley

Sun 16th 11am Village Harvest

Celebration at Meth

Church followed by

Lunch

6pm

Continuing

Celebration at St

John’s Church

Tues 18th 10.30am MWiB District Day at

Tintagel for the

Induction of new

Cornish President,

Mrs Jill Nute

Sun 23rd 11am Delabole Methodist

closed for

Final Service at

St Teath Methodist

Church

Tues 25th 10.30-noon FoodBank

Coffee & Chat

Sat 29th 10am-noon Macmillan Coffee

Morning

Sun 30th 11am Worship &

Communion led by Mr

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What’s ON

In our area …

PRIVATE HOUSE

CLEARANCE SALE

SAT. 1st SEPTEMBER

10.00am- 3.00pm

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

only).

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

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.

Evening events:

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

CREAM TEA

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

Could you write for The Slate? We

welcome poems, announcements, recipes,

interesting articles, memories, greetings,

photos in b&w, local events and more…

Please submit by 10th of the month to

Delabole.slatenewsletter@yahoo.co.uk or

pop into one of the boxes at The Spar, Post Office and

Lugg’s Garage. All the mailboxes are emptied on 11th

of every month so don’t miss the deadline for publishing.


DIARY DATES

YOUR GUIDE TO TO LOCAL EVENTS AND

MEETINGS IN AND AROUND DELABOLE

Saturday 1st September

Private House Clearance Sale at St Thomas’ Church Hall,

Camelford. 10.00am-3.00pm.

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.

FUTURE DATES

September and October St Endellion events - see What’s

On page.

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

896650

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

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

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

coming

Monthly V.I.P. Club 3rd Wednesday from 2.00-4.00pm

Contact Tricia on 01840 212520 for details and to arrange

transport.

DELABOLE COMMUNITY

FUNDRAISING SHOP

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RAISING FUNDS FOR OUR COMMUNITY

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Many thanks to all our volunteers & supporters

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