THE DELABOLE SLATE
YOUR HELP NEEDED
As a lot of you know, I moved to Delabole in 1977, 44 years ago with my ex husband and 10 year old daughter and
I started to immerse myself in village life. I started attending services at St John’s church which I thought, and still
do, is a really beautiful building.
My life, like the church, has changed a lot over the years. I divorced and after time, married Nigel. We had our
marriage blessed in St John’s. We then had our wonderful son Matthew.
The church also had a new lease of life when, with the help of our then new Vicar Sherry Bryan, lots of meetings,
fundraising, grant applications etc. St John’s was reordered. Out went most of the pews (many being carried down
the road to be changed into cupboards, garden seats etc.) and in came comfortable new chairs. A small meeting
room with carpet and a ceiling and storage area above, two new toilets, a small kitchen and a storage room were also
Since then, as well as all the church services, funerals, baptisms, dinner dances, fundraising events and concerts by
many organisations, St John’s has served the village well.
Unfortunately, like myself; health, age, Covid and lock down has really taken its toll and as we have been unable to
have any services or other functions for well over a year now, our poor church is really looking its age. As there has
been no heating, the damp has done a lot of damage but worst of all the roof now needs a lot of repairing which will
cost a lot of money.
Now I come to the most important part. How much ‘do you’
value seeing St John’s in our village? Would you still like to
see it being used as a church for weddings, funerals, small
services and fundraising events?
As I think St John’s is a feature in our village, I now want to ask
the most important question - “what would you like to see
happening in there?”
If you would like to be a part of what happens to St John’s,
please phone me on 01840 212520 or drop me a note into 21
Thank you, Tricia Hicks.
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COUNCIL CORNER from Delabole Parish Council
It is an honor and a privilege to be a Councillor for the new Delabole Parish Council (DPC).
On 18 th May 2021 seven new councillors and two previous parish councillors met for the first time as Delabole Parish
Council with a newly appointed parish clerk and members of the public in attendance; all very exciting.
A Chair and vice Chair were elected unanimously. The council has a new website at www.delaboleparishcouncil.gov.uk
and the clerk can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
All parish councillors are volunteers and undertake activities in their own time, only receiving reimbursement of reasonable
expenses incurred. Being a councillor is a responsible position and in particular the new councillors have a lot to learn
as there are many policies and procedures, rules and regulations to be followed in order to take decisions and spend
public money in the correct and appropriate way. This will be a steep learning curve so please be patient while we settle
into this new role.
All councillors will undertake training to improve their understanding and performance.
Please be aware that neither the clerk nor the councillors will engage in any on line debate i.e. Face Book.
Individual councillors may have their own opinion(s) but they cannot make decisions, take action(s) or spend money
without the approval of the full council.
There is a Parish Council notice board on the verge by the entrance to the playing field where all notices will be posted
for common interest. If you need to contact the council please do so by contacting the clerk or by attending the monthly
meeting, public participation section, where 15 minutes is allowed on the agenda at the beginning of every meeting.
Meeting dates are on the notice board and web site together with minutes and agenda details.
The main areas of parish council responsibility in Delabole are –
The playing field and play park
The War Memorial garden and clock
Planning applications (to make comment to Cornwall Council as necessary)
The cemetery, public toilets and bus shelters
Public areas; some benches, verges and planters
If you have any comments or concerns please contact the clerk.
On Monday 7th June, 8 councillors and the clerk attended the Cornwall Council ‘Code of Conduct’ Training.
At the June meeting, it was resolved to carry out maintenance to the play equipment in the park. You may see workmen
carrying this out, hopefully in the next few weeks.
There was discussion about setting up another Speed Watch group within the village. If you are keen to get involved
with this please contact Cllr Kim Cann, email@example.com or 01840 211706 or the clerk.
The council discussed a proposal to develop some areas of wild flower planting in the playing field at the opposite end
from the play park. If you have any concerns about this please contact Cllr Nickiey Hatch or the clerk.
Delabole Wombles. We thank all the volunteer Wombles who are doing a great job keeping our village clean and litter
free. At the June meeting the council reviewed health and safety policy so if you are planning to do a bit of Wombling
around the village we please request that you speak to Cllr Nickiey Hatch or the clerk for the latest advice.
During the months ahead we hope to keep the community of Delabole updated with DPC activity and engage in public
consultation via this monthly publication, the Delabole Slate.
August deadline for Slate is 10th of July 2021
A Vestry Steward’s Dilemma
Once upon a time there were two Vestry Stewards sitting together at morning worship at Delabole Methodist. Let’s call
them Barbara and Tricia - for those were their names. The appointed preacher for the day was a gentleman from
Camelford - by name, Mr Brian Parkman. Knowing Mr Parkman to be an engaging and inspired preacher, Tricia
appreciated that he might need a glass of water during the service and she’d forgotten to place one by his seat. During
the first hymn, she crept quietly out of the back door and around to the kitchen to collect the water, then stood silently
outside the door at the front of the chapel. By this time the opening prayer had started so she waited patiently, not liking
to interrupt - and waited and waited - it was quite a long prayer.
Meanwhile, Barbara was beginning to get worried, not knowing why Tricia had left the service but suspecting she might
not be well. Barbara exited through the back door, looked around, checked the Sunday School - no Tricia. The
congregation was now wondering what was going on. At that very moment the organ began to play the next hymn as
both stewards re-entered the chapel from doors they hadn’t left by and the congregation stood and sang ‘Jesus thy
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A very well-respected educator – Sir Mick Waters – often talks about the ‘rear view mirror’
of learning, and in so doing, he is referring to what the learning journey looks like when you
gaze back on it. As we approach the closing weeks of another school year, we cannot help
but cast our minds back to reflect on the journey of our school and its community through
these unprecedented times. When we stare back into the ‘rear view mirror’ what do we see?
The journey which started in March 2020 for all of us has been perhaps one of the most
challenging in the history of British education other than in times of war. It has certainly
changed the very fabric of the way our school operates – its bedrock of routines and systems
– because keeping everybody safe has occupied so much of our time and energy, and forced
us to rethink almost every aspect of the day from the moment children enter the playground,
to the moment they leave. Although we have strived to not impose unnecessary restraints
on our children, there are times when the school has felt, looked and even sounded very
different. There are even times when it has fallen silent.
It sometimes seems as if there has been a heavy price to pay. There are children and staff in our school who have never
experienced a whole school assembly. For over a year, our children have not enjoyed the total freedom of mixing together
in the playground without boundaries. Our teachers, who work so closely together to shape the best learning experiences
and the richest possible curriculum, have not been able to plan and have face to face staff meetings for many months
now. We have not been able to welcome our parents into the school. It has been impossible
to take our children into the community to celebrate those important rites of passage
through the year - such as Harvest, Remembrance and Christmas. Our much-cherished
whole school performances and celebrations with a real audience are a distant memory.
Sometimes it feels like we are sleepwalking and tomorrow we might wake and emerge
from a dream.
Sadly not. As we look back on a period that straddles almost two years of learning, we
have to accept that this has been the reality. So, what keeps us going? Well, the answer
is easy. The gift that every child brings to our door is an incredible ability to live in the
moment. Despite all the challenges, when we look in the ‘rear view mirror’, we have
glimpses of children filled with delight at a box of new books, bursting with curiosity to
identify a minibeast, beaming with pride because they have solved a problem, learned to
ride a bike or swum their first 25 metres. There are memories of smiles, tears, laughter
and frustration and joy and friendship and falling out and making up and taking risks and
being kind and making mistakes and forgiving and learning and learning and more learning.
In the end, no pandemic can take away that raw sense of endeavour that children bring
to a task which excites, inspires and motivates them. In the end, that is why we can think
about the year to come with hope in our hearts.
A Methodist Minister’s View
Sue Cox and the Delabole Team.
I am writing this article a few days before the commencement of the G7 Summit meeting at St. Ives. We have become
aware over the past weeks of the arrangements which have been made to enable this event to happen in a secure and
safe environment. The planning, of course, has been going on for many months to police the event with some 5,000
officers, all of whom have to be briefed and accommodated. Alongside the conference, arrangements have had to be
made for the Worldwide television, radio and newspaper journalists to be able to prepare and release their stories. The
stories will produce the news headlines for a few days, but by the time you read this article things will have moved on
and the newspapers recycled. The costs of all the arrangements will be quite a few million pounds – which investment
we need to hope will have World Wide impact.
Many stories will emanate from the whole experience alongside those which will be on our news bulletins or in the
newspapers. The police, hotel staff and residents will all have a story to tell.
In our Methodist Churches in the month of June we are sharing in Bible Month and this year are looking at Mark’s gospel
in our Bibles. Mark is the shortest of the four gospels and was the first to be in circulation for reading amongst Christian
groups in the era of years 60 or 70 A.D. – about 30 years after the death of Jesus. We are used to reading short passages
from the Bible, but the whole of the Gospel can be read in about 2 hours. Reading the gospel in this way gives one an
overview of the story of Jesus. The challenge to all of you is to give it a try and see what impressions you form reading
a story that is nearly 2,000 years old. Unlike the ‘news’ stories it has not gone out of circulation or out of print – which
is in itself amazing – and has an everlasting significance for us all.
One of the letters in our Bible was written to the Hebrews and in it the writer says, ‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday,
today, and forever’, see Hebrews 13:8. The teachings of Jesus are still relevant today, and his power experienced by
people. The story of Jesus is enduring and worthwhile exploring.
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pollinate flowers, eat other insects which are pests to us and some eat waste
plant material. Many insects pollinate plants but we tend to notice bees and
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Change at the Chapel
If you’re anything like me, you’re not too keen on change - but as we all know, change happens and somehow or other
we adapt. We’re about to go through a period of change at the village Methodist Chapel.
Vestry Stewards: Barbara Tyson, Alison Gill (who’s remaining as Steward),
Tricia Molloy and Irene Trewin.
Note the tools of the trade to get a service underway: microphone, hymn
numbers, carafe of water and notices to be read out
Change One is very different, in that our dear friend
Barbara Tyson will be moving to live near her daughter,
Sue. What a gap this will leave! Barbara has been our
Church Council secretary and Vestry Steward for many
years. This hasn’t just involved the minute-taking etc that
you would expect, she’s also looked after our Gift Aid,
made sure the First Aid boxes were up to date, sorted
out the microphones and ensured there was a glass of
water for the preacher (wouldn’t want a dry preacher,
would you?). Actually, if there’s room, I’ll include an
anecdote about that somewhere else in ‘The Slate’.
Besides all the normal stewarding jobs, she’s great at
organising, singing, demonstrating, Open-the-Booking,
speech-making and can be relied upon to magic up splits,
cheese scones, cakes, deserts and cooked meals! Are
you sure you want to leave, Barbara?
Change Two is that Rev Bryan is, in Methodist terms, going to ‘sit down’ - which means he’s
planning to retire. Again. I’m not sure how many times this has happened but then he’s just been
needed to step into the breach when a position has needed filling - and he’s always said ‘ Yes’.
As a result of this, including Superintendent of the Circuit, Rev Bryan has had pastoral care of the
chapel in Delabole (which, in case you didn’t know, is the village where he was born) for 15 years.
He has always been there when we’ve needed him, whether it’s been taking a service, chairing
a meeting, leading a Songs of Praise (his knowledge of hymn writers is phenomenal), compering
a concert or making sure that there were car parking spaces when we held a large concert. He’s
been totally committed to his ministerial duties and we do thank him and Sue, his wife, for all
they’ve done and, we hope, continue to do. Do you ever really retire from the ministry? And you’re
not giving up writing for The Slate, are you Bryan?
Rev Bryan Ede
Change Three is Irene Trewin, who is handing on her role as Communion Steward. This is the latest in a long, long list
of tasks she has willingly and prayerfully undertaken. Many of us will remember her mammoth chair-arranging stints
when a service needed different seating arrangements. You may not be aware, but we have half-back chairs, full-back
chairs and arm chairs (check it out next time you’re there). So when it comes to arranging them, there’s a right way and
a wrong way - and Irene has been at chapel on a Saturday cleaning the carpet and then arranging 60+ chairs in the
RIGHT way. Besides that, she’s been a Vestry Steward, Open the Booker, Teen Scene leader, Sunday School teacher
and all round good egg. Perhaps most importantly, she continues to meet with others each week to pray for the
community, the village and beyond. Thank you so much Irene for all you’ve contributed and are still contributing to the
life of the church. You’re an example to us all.
Finally, Change Four, is Tricia Molloy who feels it’s time to share the excitement of being Senior Steward, Vestry Steward,
Property Steward and Health and Safety Steward - I’ve probably left things out - and all at the time she was Chair of
Governors at the school and Chair of the Parish Council. You see the thing is, Tricia, you’re so talented, capable and
know what’s what that, when something needs sorting, you know what to do and who to ask. You’re so full of good ideas
and have the wisdom of Solomon when it comes to finding the perfect path through so many choices and options. I can’t
remember when you took on the role(s) but you’ve definitely been our organiser-in-chief since the last century. Needn’t
think Tricia’s properly retiring through - her new title is Consulting Steward, so that when we’re not sure what to do - ASK
To all four of you, we say an inadequate but gigantic THANK YOU and well done, good and faithful servants.
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(Notice the gate and kissing gate at the top of Vell Lane)
I didn’t do terribly well with a photograph of the next in
this series. The shop in question is the bungalow on the
right of the picture or, more accurately, it’s the lean-to
that you can just see on the left side of the bungalow.
This belonged to Mrs. Jasper and it was still in business
at the time of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation but I think
closed down not too many years later. Although I lived
next door, I can’t remember too much about it but I
believe she sold sweets as my mum bought 3 sweet jars
(empty, still got them) from her when she finally shut up
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WORDS OF WISDOM, AS USUAL, NOT MINE!
I recently came across an old quotation that I hadn’t seen for a long time but still amuses me (especially as I had an
elderly Dad myself - 62 when I was 14!)
This was, I think, attributed to Mark Twain although some people reckon that he was not old enough to have written it
at the time the expression was first recorded.
It’s simply this:-
“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around but when I
got to be twenty one I was astonished at how much he had learnt in seven years!”
The re-acquaintance of this did, however, remind me that I had some time ago, jotted down a few of the ‘sayings’ I have
come across during my life. No doubt they will be familiar to some people. Others will have variations of the same thing,
whilst yet others will have favourites of their own. It would be interesting to hear them!
Here is a selection of mine:-
1. “To those who have orchards will be given apples” (I heard this in Delabole about 30 years ago!)
2. “To have a friend, you must be one” (On a calendar with a picture of a sad looking Scottie dog in father’s office
3. “There’s more to be learnt about real life of the day by reading Charles Dickens than can ever be learnt from
history books” (Origin?)
4. “Look after the corners and the middle will look after itself” (Mother in law)
5. “The poor can’t afford to buy cheap” (Mother in law)
6. “You can lock up from a thief but not from a liar” (An ancient Gran)
7. ‘”There’s none so ignorant as those that don’t know what I’ve just learnt” (A grandchild)
8. “If each before his own door swept, the village would be clean” (A local lady about 40 years ago)
Mid May now but like mid Winter - Let’s hope the sun gets turned on now. I have a feeling it’s going to come good soon.
Angela Cooper, Rector
This month I would like to share with you a prayer that has
been important to me: it is thought to have been written by,
or at least used by, Sir Francis Drake the 16th century
explorer. A man of his time, he was far from perfect (like all
of us) and did many things that we find reprehensible today,
nevertheless no-one is all bad and, even if you don’t pray,
these words may have something to say to us …
Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wilder seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask you to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push back the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.
This we ask in the name of our Captain,
Who is Jesus Christ.
‘So who is this Fairy
Godmother?’ you ask. It’s
none other than Barbara
Tyson, playing Harmony
in one of our last village
The reason for inclusion
is to introduce the fact that
Barbara is ceasing to be
‘The Slate’s’ Treasurer - a
position she’s held for
So thank you Barbara for
all you’ve done for our
village newsletter and we
wish you all the best as
you make your new home
near your daughter, Sue.
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This month’s Bible verse
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee,
when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock
that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2
O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins
are not hid from thee. Psalm 69:5
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the
Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be
as white as snow; though they be red like crimson,
they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18
...Christ died for the ungodly … God commendeth
his love toward us, in that, while we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6b, 8
Authorised (King James) Version
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Cornwall Council’s Public Health team is working with Public
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Rachel Wigglesworth, Director of Public Health for Cornwall
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MAJOR WARRANTY COMPANIES.
ENGINE MANAGEMENT FAULTS AND PROBLEMS
WE ARE FINDING THAT MAIN DEALERS ARE CONSIDERABLY OVERCHARGING FOR ENGINE MANAGEMENT FAULTS,
COSTING CUSTOMERS MONEY THEY DO NOT NEED TO SPEND.
WE HAVE INVESTED A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY IN THE LATEST DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT TO PREVENT THIS. IF YOU
HAVE SUCH A PROBLEM PLEASE CALL US.
FULL PROFESSIONAL CAR, VAN AND MOTORHOME VALETING FOR RETAIL AND TRADE
ADD VALUE TO YOUR CAR - CALL FOR DETAILS AND PRICES
GOOD GARAGE SCHEME
WE ARE MEMBER OF THE GOOD GARAGE SCHEME, IF YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET IF YOU GOOGLE GOOD
GARAGE SCHEME AND ENTER YOUR POSTCODE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OUR FEEDBACK FROM OTHER CLIENTS.
CARS FOR SALE
BMW X5 4WD 3.0 DIESEL 2007 IN GLOSS BLACK WITH BLACK LEATHER THIS VEHICLE IS FULLY LOADED
WITH EXTRAS £8250.00
BMW X1 2WD 2.0 DIESEL 2012 IN SILVER WITHBBLACK CLOTH INTERIOR SUPER VALUE AT £7995.00
VOLKSWAGEN PHAETON V6 2005 IN GLOSS BLACK WITH BLACK LEATHER BASED ON THE BENTLEY
CONTINENTAL CHASSIS INCREDIBLE SPECIFICATION £4495.00
CHRYSLER 300C 3.0 DIESEL ESTATE IN GLOSS BLACK TP SPECIFICATION, MERCEDES ENGINE AND
FIAT DOBLO MULTIPOINT DIESEL 2010 IN SILVER BELOW AVERAGE MILES EXCELLENT VAN AT £3495.00
SAAB 9-3 AERO V6 ESTATE IN BLACK WITH BLACK LEATHER, SUPERB HISTORY AN EXTREMELY GOOD
JAGUAR XJR SUPERCHARGED IN GLOSS BLACK WITH DOE SKIN LEATHER A VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF
THIS SUPER SALOON £2795.00
RENAULT SCENIC 1.9 DIESEL IN GRAY METALLIC 7 SEATER MPV IN GRAY METALLIC GOOD VALUE AT
CITY ROVER 2004 GRAY METALLIC WITH BLACK LEATHER IDEAL SMALL 5 DOOR HATCHBACK GOOD
VALUE AT £1295.00
ROVER 45 1.6 IN GREEN METALLIC WITH SOFT TAN INTERIOR VERY LOW MILES EXCEPTIONAL
ALL THE ABOVE VEHICLES ARE FULLY SERVICED AND WITH NEW 12 MONTHS MOT TEST
OUR STOCK IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING - PLEASE CALL WITH YOUR REQUIREMENTS
NUMBER PLATES MADE WHILE YOU WAIT
CAR RECOVERY AVAILABLE ON OUR CAR TRANSPORTER.
RAC APPROVED GARAGE
Heating Oils, Farm Fuels,
Tanks Supplied and Fitted.
Unit 3 The Glebe
Tel: 01208 851195
*Top up Service
"Oil run out, no-one to do it?
Ring us NOW
we'll HOP to it!"
City & Guilds Qualified
Internal & External
25 Years Experience
Free, Written, No Obligation Quotations
S & J PLUMBING and HEATING
Gas and Oil heating installations
Ian Sleep Proprietor Lee Jerred
01840 212389 01208 852080
“The Big Lunch”
Trecarne Gardens Street Party, on Sunday June 6th.
To celebrate the easing of lockdown, the
beauty of summertime, and our lovely
neighbourhood, Trecarne Gardens got
together to enjoy a wonderful lunch party
in our cul-de-sac.
Everyone came out with chairs, tables,
music, drinks and amazing food.
“The Big Lunch” is a national event, held
every June, invented by the Eden
project to get communities together. It
certainly was a great afternoon for us.
In jungle of verdant lushness, the garden
expands its limits, invading pathways,
encroaching, spilling over boundaries.
Colours mingle in delicious combinations of
blue with silver, pink, purple and soft greens,
shot with lightning strikes of red and lime.
Voluptuously, untameable, in the summer
Lily pads pile on top of lily pads, hiding pink
jewels of flowers, reflecting in the water.
Scents of sage, thyme and mint drift by
mingling with camomile, lavender and
marjoram, stirring the senses.
Time is lost as fragrant abundance and
colour blur into unforgettable images of our
Flymo Hover Mower. 3 years old. Good condition.
1” foam exercise mat £5
2 lamp shades (ceiling) pale grey with swallow pattern.
2 collapsible storage bags. Rectangle, grey and
22” - £8 and 16” - £6
Delabole. Telephone 01840 554174
Bessie Greenfingers - July Garden
All the plants are growing rapidly this month and the
gardens are filling out with lush greenery and beautiful
Keep your lawn aerated by pushing your fork part way into
it, all over, to help drainage. Water if the weather is very
Dead head finished flowers and cut back foliage that has
become too big and floppy. Put in supports for tall plants
Pick fruit as it ripens and cut back strawberry runners and
branches on the fruit bushes that are shading out the sun
from the fruit.
In the vegetable bed sow seeds of winter veg and plant out
cabbage, sprouts and broccoli.
Pinch out side shoots from tomatoes and pick the fruits as
they ripen. Cut cucumbers before they are too big and seedy.
Onions and shallots, that are ready, can be lifted and laid
out to dry for storage.
Herbs should be in full swing. Pick some to hang and dry,
to store for winter.
Water all your pots, patio plants and the plants in the
greenhouse or cold frame. Be sure to keep the greenhouse,
or cold frame, well aired.
Most of all spend time to just sit and enjoy your garden.
Congratulations, Sophia Bell-Winfrow!
On raising £550 for the Little Princess Trust. By having over
12inches (30cm) of your hair cut off and donating it to the Trust,
you are enabling them to make wigs for children and young
people who suffer hair loss from treatment for cancer and other
YOUR GUIDE TO TO LOCAL EVENTS AND
MEETINGS IN AND AROUND DELABOLE
REGULAR MEETINGS / EVENTS
Every Tuesday: Kernow Credit Union 1.00- 2.15pm
Contact Tricia on 212520 for up to date details
CORNWALL 23rd - 26th September 2021
BOOK FESTIVAL www.ncornbookfest.org
Programmed days with visiting authors and
workshops will be held on 25th and 26th and Evenings of Music on
24th and 25th
(The School Days, by invitation only, are scheduled for
23rd and 24th)
You can browse our exciting programme and book
on-line from 1ST JULY
We can also be found on Facebook
or Instagram @NCornBookFest
Miss Benson’s Beetle, Platform 7, When the World was
Ours, The Summer Isles, The Wizards of Once, ‘Dark,
Salt, Clear’, Reading between The lines.
These books are a selection that will be discussed by the
Rachel Joyce, Louise Doughty, Liz Kessler, Philip
Marsden, Cressida Cowell, Lamorna Ash and Emma
We look forward to seeing you in September
Mobile Post Office Van
Parks in the lay-by opp. St John’s
Tuesday 12.00 - 15.00
Wednesday 13.30 - 15.00
Friday 13.30 - 15.00
This service is provided by St. Breward Stores
Tel: 01208 850260
Mobile Post Office Van Tel: 07999 936473
AUGUST 2021 SLATE
IS 10th JULY
Mailboxes at the Spar &
Lugg’s Garage and the
email box are emptied once
a month only, after the 10th.
Fun Summer Quiz Answers:
1908, 1948, and 1912
(a)Helsinki, (b)Rome, (c)Munich, and (d)Seoul
Gemini, Cancer, and Leo
March and October (begins last Sunday of March,
ends last Sunday of October)