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THE DELABOLE SLATE

ISSUE 410

AUGUST 2021

Delabole.slatenewsletter@gmail.com

DELABOLE CARNIVAL SUMMER REVEL

Sunday 22nd August, 11am to 4pm

Delabole Playing Field (opp St John’s Church)

All Welcome (weather and Covid permitting)

More details on the back page

The House on the Hill - Richard Mattos

Hi.

I know there is talk in the area about “ the abandoned house” or the many

other names it is called!

So the story so far is that my wife and I have purchased the house and have

submitted plans to restore it and bring it back to life.

I have been in or around the St Minver area for over 60 years and we have

a family home there.

Work and life has been based in Surrey for a number of years and now seems

a good time to build a home for the future.

I’m very involved with the waterski side of The Rock sailing and waterski club.

Maybe during the restoration the newsletter maybe interested in the project. I’m sure many locals can tell stories about

the house and the past owners.

Cheers Rich

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@gmail.com

or pop into one of the boxes at The Spar or Lugg’s

Garage. All the mailboxes are emptied on 10th of every

month so don’t miss the deadline for publishing.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

Thank you to our litter

pickers and to those looking

after the planters

The village looks

AMAZING

INFORMATION.

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COUNCIL CORNER from Delabole Parish Council

The new council has now met four times since election in May and will meet again on 10 th August. Details will be on

the notice board.

Our parish clerk has completed the ‘Introduction to Local Council Administration’ (ILCA) course and also the ‘Institute

of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’ (ICCM) since taking up post on 1 st April. We all congratulate Holly on her

achievements and the knowledge gained from these courses will be invaluable.

The Parish Council has obtained permission to place decorative flower planters at either end of the village, to remodel

the roundabout in Slate Close with decorative Slate and plants and arranged for the Memorial Garden in Pengelly to be

maintained. The defibrillator, positioned outside the Bettle and Chisel, is now under a maintenance contract.

The council has acquired an assortment of hedgerow trees from the Woodland Trust – free trees for schools and

communities; a mixture of hawthorn, blackthorn, rowan, silver birch, hazel and common oak.

Look up woodlandtrust.org

If anyone would like some free trees to plant on their land, please contact Cllr Helen Ferguson

hferguson@delaboleparishcouncil.gov.uk or the clerk, clerk@delaboleparishcouncil.gov.uk.

The council has also voted to make an application to ‘Celebrate with a Landmark Tree’; the opportunity to plant a landmark

tree to celebrate something that is special to our community. There are certain conditions to this application so fingers

crossed that ours will be successful.

The council is also following up the ‘traffic calming/congestion/parking problem’ scheme for Delabole already drawn up

by Cornwall Council and Cllr Fairman. Hopefully this will be supported by our new Cornwall Council who have a ‘20 is

Plenty’ pledge in their mandate. Cllr Fairman is arranging to hold a public consultation event very soon.

Now we have to get serious –

There have been numerous reports of vandalism in the playing field and public toilets.

Damaged bins and broken glass bottles in the playing field are a regular occurrence and very dangerous for children

using the play park and those using the field for recreation. Play park equipment has been vandalised too.

If broken glass is bad; how about human faeces behind the pavilion? Yes, someone has used this area as a toilet which,

again, has to be cleared up and cleaned by our volunteers. Is this acceptable behaviour?

Vandalism in the public toilets has caused blocked sewers and the cisterns have also been damaged.

The Parish Council has to pay, your public money, to have these toilets repaired and maintained so the more we have

to pay to repair this type of damage the less we have to spend for the benefit of the whole community.

Dog fouling

The council has agreed to standardise the dog fouling notices throughout the village requesting dog walkers to respect

our environment. The maximum fine for dog fouling, if you go to court, is £1000. The council may also consider engaging

a dog warden.

If you have any comments or queries please contact the clerk, clerk@delaboleparishcouncil.gov.uk or attend the next

meeting.

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CORNWALL 23rd - 26th September 2021

BOOK FESTIVAL

www.ncornbookfest.org

This year’s fabulous programme of author events, workshops and musical events can be found and booked

on-line at www.ncornbookfest.org/whats-on or Instagram @NCornBookFest

There will also be our café offering an array of fabulous food and for the first time a retail marketplace which will

include the Festival bookshop, a variety of Cornish crafts, plants, flowers, a coffee and tea van,

homemade cakes and gin.

These books are a selection that will be discussed at the festival by their authors

Miss Benson’s Beetle, Platform 7, When the World was Ours, Reading between The lines, The Summer Isles,

‘Dark, Salt, Clear’, Rainbow Milk.

On Friday evening, the jazz artist, Barb Jungr, will bring her interpretive skills to a collection of songs by two of her

favourite songwriters, Bob Dylan and Jacques Brel, alongside some of her own gorgeous compositions.

‘Flats and Sharps’ are an energetic, enthusiastic bluegrass outfit from Penzance who have been performing to

audiences around the world for eight years. As an extra special bonus, the evening on Saturday will open with the

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After the dust has settled…time to think and dream.

Delabole School

By the time our village community reads this, the children will be on their

Summer break and the doors of the school will have closed on a monumental

year. It is time for the children to be carefree and for staff to have the opportunity

to have a really good break, clear their minds but also begin to plan and visualise

their classes and learning for September. I call this ‘thinking and dreaming’ and

it is a really important time for teachers as they need this space to properly think

about what it is that the children need most. What will make the most positive

difference in nurturing them on through the coming year? It is a time for seeking

out inspiration and strengthening ambition in all that we do.

In a normal cycle of teaching and learning, we would be picking up the threads

of learning that have gone before, but this year with children having had so

many different experiences of learning both at home and in school, we really

have to make sure we track back to pick up any potential gaps in learning and tap into where the children are socially

and emotionally. The learning will need to run really deep and the experiences will need to be especially rich and

memorable in the coming year.

We have already seized the opportunity to pave the way for this during our transition or ‘Fly Up’ week. Children moved

up to their new classes and explored the idea: ‘The Future Is Ours To Make’. Through a series of hands on encounters,

the children thought about all the wonders of the world and considered their place in the vastness of the universe. They

learned how they can grow their brains, their physical bodies and their understanding of the world to contribute to it

positively because we want them to care enough to make a difference both now and in the future. It is about belonging

in the deepest sense and it starts with their sense of self and their importance as members of our beautiful Tribe of

Delabole.

As we move into the Autumn Term and perhaps some optimism that we

can at last return to some flow in our daily business of learning, the staff

are all hungry to seize our Value of ‘Belonging’ and our Enquiry Statement:

‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ to begin that journey for every child. We will

be focusing on their value as a unique individual, and growing on their

understanding of the world starting with a local study of their Delabole

heritage and community. We hope that this will culminate in an exhibition

of their work about their village home and we hope it will be hosted in school

for our village community. Won’t it be lovely to throw our doors open again

and welcome you all back in.

Sue Cox and the Delabole Team.

Thanks and Memories

I'd like to thank Delabole Methodist Chapel for accepting my artwork

in their porch and hope it may have cheered some people up in these

trying times.

I have now been back in Delabole about 3 years and am taken right

back to some of my earliest memories... the sheets cracking out on the

line as I lay in my pram for that compulsory airing 40’s babies were all

subjected to.

In 1950 my mum started a play group. Marten was 4 years old, 4ft high

and 4 stone with a year to go before starting school, so my 2 year old

memories are all these legs charging in the front door and up the stairs

and I just tacked on behind. Anyone the owner of those legs? I

remember making a windmill with a split pin - it wouldn't get passed by

health and safety these days.

Betty Pethick and I would feed the pig who lived in a sty in the corner

of the field that is now Park Pennkarn. One year, dad got into trouble

for arranging for the pig to be killed on my birthday, when mum was

doing a children’s party... it must have been changed as there was

always lots of activity in the kitchen and scullery when the pig was

killed. I don’t think I liked the pig very much, it was quite scary. I did

like hogs pudding and bath chap. What a nasty little girl I must have

been.

Jane Swan (Holden)


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Termyn Gwari Fleghes

(children’s playtime, in Cornish)

By the time you are reading this, the summer holidays will be here and

August will have started. Hopefully the weather will be sunny and warm

enough to spend a lot of time outdoors. We are very fortunate where we

live because we can quite easily get to woods, the moors, rivers and the

beaches and cliffs.

Anywhere by the sea is exciting to explore and adventure in, we just need

to remember that being near the sea, steep cliffs and rocks can be

dangerous if we don’t think carefully about what we are doing. If you are

taking care and being safe, the beach is an amazing place to find treasures

and see interesting creatures.

Just walking along beachcombing is fun, looking for things that have been

washed up by the tide. Sea glass, feathers, mermaids purses (look on the

internet if you don’t know what these are, big surprise!), shells. All these

things can be collected, looked at, maybe taken home for craft activities or

put back where you found them. Many people combine beachcombing with

a beach clean up, collecting rubbish that has been washed in or left and

either binning it or taking it home to bin. If you do a beach clean take care

not to pick up sharp things like needles or broken glass or old barbecues.

Ask an adult to pick those things up.

Rockpooling, looking for creatures in pools left by the tides is also really fun

and sometimes really unusual things can be discovered. The best way to

rockpool is just to watch quietly and take photos or draw what you see, if

you do catch something like a crab or small fish, only keep in a bucket of

seawater for a few minutes to look at carefully, then put it back exactly where

you found it. That is important because that particular pool was its home,

another pool may not be safe or have enough shelter. If you need some

help identifying what you’ve found, lots of bookshops, visitors centres and

beach rangers have leaflets which show common rockpool creatures.

Maybe when you get home you can make a rockpool collage with

material, tissue paper, shells and sand and some drawings to show what

you saw.


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Touch of Genius

Sadly, no August Flower Festival for the second year running! The last one, in 2019, was entitled ‘Journeys and Adventures’

- and what journeys and adventures we’ve had since then!

Searching through past write-ups, came across the one for 2011 when the theme was ‘Delabole - Now and Then ‘ when £800

was raised for the usual charity, Cornish Hospices. Maybe it’ll bring back memories or inspire the future.

***********************

So it’s over for the 26th year - talking about the Flower Festival raising money for Cornish Hospices, and what a Festival it

was! We’ve had e-mails and ‘phone calls saying it was the best one ever - think we’d all agree.

The topic, Delabole - Now and Then, was just the vehicle for celebrating our village and providing a perfect opportunity for

old friends to meet, catch up and compare wrinkles. As Alison Stacey said, it’d be good to have the same subject every year.

There was so much to see, read and remember!

As often happens, the preparations were just as much fun as the Festival. Pengelly was full of excitement that day as it was

Brenda Burnard’s 60th. Trisha Molloy knocked on her door to congratulate her (and see how the Village Pump she and Jenny

were making was progressing) only to find Jenny in fits of laughter. When she’d arrived earlier, Brenda said she was just going

to the cupboard for a bottle, Jen imagined the champagne flowing, only to see that Brenda was reaching for the bottle of

Gavisgon!

The lead up days were incredibly busy. Viv and Andrew were dragooned into making two mirrors into a display background,

Yvonne Edwards and Emma Hawke came to do their displays and ended up helping all day. In fact when Heather came to

pick Emma up at the end of the day, she found herself tying ribbons around posts and stuffing greenery into bags. Village

organisations really turned up trumps. People’s ability and ingenuity never fail to amaze. We live in a talented and generous

village!

Over forty floral displays adorned the chapel. They all looked BEAUTIFUL - even the ones that were concocted with the left

over flowers on Thursday evening - it was like a sausage factory. Stick some oasis in front of you, bung in (that’s a technical

term) some flowers - then on to the next arrangement!

It wasn’t only the flowers that made the days so good, there were also the photographic

displays from Brenda’s archive and Chris Keat’s boards about Pengelly, past and present.

Then, of course, there were the booklets of your memories. Although they were rushed

together for the Festival, it made a good talking point.

Saturday afternoon was spectacular, when Brenda’s celebration cake was cut by Mrs. Hore

(our oldest member) and people gathered from far and wide to return to the place of their birth

(sounds quite Biblical, doesn’t it?). The food was also fabulous and the three days in the

kitchen were hectic and long. Just happened to bump into Mary Uglow a few days before and

asked if she’d mind pouring tea on Saturday afternoon and the dear girl found herself rushed

off her feet! Marie spent so much time there that someone said the only way Alan (Mar’s

husband) was going to get a good meal was if he came over to Chapel.

Sunday’s morning service was taken by Sue and Bryan Ede’s daughter and the evening Songs

Rev Bryan & Mrs Hore

of Praise was led by Bryan, Rev. Deryn Roberts and Father Brian Storey - who commented

that one of his mentors used to say, ‘Anyone can start something but there’s a touch of genius in keeping it going.’ So, well

done and thank you, Delabole. HH

Thank You

Doidge - Wendy would like to thank all family, friends

and everyone else who sent cards and lovely flowers.

Also phone calls and offers of help before and after

Nigel’s passing.

Thank you to the staff at Treliske hospital who cared for

him so well. Nigel passed away peacefully after a brave

and long fight with Parkinson’s.

Thank you to all the doctors and nurses especially the

palliative team who looked after him at home.

To the day and night carers who were so kind,

thoughtful and went above and beyond.

Elaine from Bruallen for the amazing wreaths. Thank

you to Claire Salzmann for the lovely service, R.J.Bray

& Sons of Wadebridge, who were kind, considerate and

helpful.

A thank you to all who attended Nigel’s funeral and who

paid their respects along the roadside.

A special thank you to Nigel’s grandsons who were

bearers. He would have been so proud of you all.

Lastly, thank you to Jay for reading a lovely tribute to

his grandad.

Nigel would have said, “Proper”

August Garden

To me August is my “ carry on month”. Carry on harvesting

produce as it becomes ready. Carry on dead-heading

perennials. Cut back any perennials that have finished

flowering and you might get a new flush of flowers in late

summer. Carryon mowing the lawn and clipping the

hedges. Carry on weeding the borders.

In the greenhouse pick out side shoots from tomato plants

and make sure they are well supported. There should be

fruits on the plants now, so they will need feeding with an

appropriate liquid feed. Follow the manufacturers

instructions. Support and feed cucumbers (in my case that

is not happening, the slugs and snails thought I had opened

a restaurant and ate the lot overnight).

Carry on watering your hanging baskets, patio pots and

window boxes etc.

Don’t forget to provide a water supply for the birds and other

visiting wildlife.

If you have plenty, pick yourself a lovely bunch of flowers

and foliage for the house.

Most of all carry on sitting, when possible, and just enjoy

being in your August garden.

Bessie Greenfingers.



This month’s Bible verse

August 2021

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last

days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And

saying, Where is the promise of his [Jesus’]

coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things

continue as they were from the beginning of the

creation. 2 Peter 3:3-4

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven

with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and

with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall

rise first: 1 Thessalonians 4:16

For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his

Father with his angels; and then he shall reward

every man according to his works.

Matthew 16:27

...therefore choose life, that both thou and thy

seed may live: Deuteronomy 30:19b

Authorised (King James) Version

A Garden Club for Everyone

During lockdown, millions of people turned to gardening

and started growing not just flowers for the front border,

but at least some of their own vegetables. So much so,

that at one time many varieties of seeds and accessories

like cell trays were out of stock in store and online. But it’s

not just the practical business of growing your own food

that’s good for you, a recent study has shown that the

more gardening you do, the better your wellbeing. Daily

gardening has the same impact on health and feeling good

as regular vigorous exercise such as cycling or running.

Gardening just 2-3 times a week also leads to better

wellbeing and lower stress levels. The study, published in

the journal Cities, surveyed more than 6000 people and

results indicate that those who garden every day have

wellbeing scores 6.6% higher and stress levels 4.2% lower

than people who don’t garden at all.

There’s a healthy group of gardeners in this area of North

Cornwall who love to get together once a month to talk

about their triumphs and disasters, listen to interesting

speakers and arrange occasional outings to get inspiration

from places like RHS Rosemoor. Over the past year or so

we have missed those regular get-togethers so it’s good

to report that Juliotter Garden Club is now back up and

running with a full programme of interesting speakers

arranged for the rest of this year. Do come along and join

us on the fourth Tuesday of the month, either as a guest

or a new member. You’ll get a warm welcome and a

chance to meet some enthusiastic gardening addicts. Just

to tempt you, here is our programme for the rest of this

year:

27 th July - Nigel Alford, head gardener at Hartland Abbey

24 th August - Duana Pearson talks about Beautiful Edibles

28 th September - Jamie Langore, tree surgeon on Trees

and Hedges

26 th October - Amelia Lake on Organic Vegetable Growing

23 rd November - Ricky Hoskins talks about Dahlias

All meetings take place at Otterham Village Hall at 7.30.

For further information please phone Pat Thorne on 01840

261237, or Email patthorne4@gmail.com, have a look at

www.juliottergarden.club or see our Facebook page

Juliotter Garden Club

Shops of Delabole 3

Hopefully you recognise this as Park House, High Street which has been

home to the Davey family for many years. This was once a millinery shop

- a fact confirmed by Ivor who remembers his family talking about the

shop window being the one to the right of the front door.

Actually, my Granny Hicks used to talk of the ladies’ hats hanging in that

window. Granny (born 1888) was a dressmaker and milliner who worked

in Camelford. She would tell how local people often asked her to deliver

messages or parcels on the journey to work - the trouble was that she

and her friend always walked. They once called on someone to pick up

a parcel, as arranged - only to find that it was a pig’s head in a box.

How life has changed!

HH


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The first Sunday in July was observed as ‘Thank Your Sunday’ in some places. Some of you will have seen the references

to it on the television news bulletins on that day which is the only reference I saw to it in the range of newspapers and

magazines which we purchase. So, I can understand if it has, seemingly, passed you by.

The ‘Thank You Sunday’ idea was a development of the neighbourhood clapping which we shared in the early months

of the Covid 19 Pandemic to give thanks to and honour all of those front-line workers who were, and indeed still are,

caring for us in our hospitals and neighbourhoods. The ‘Thank You Sunday’ concept was to say ‘Thank You’ to all those

who made a difference in all neighbourhoods and are still doing so through their caring for others in many different ways.

The news bulletin I saw showed a community meal and a Street Party both of which I think, were in the London area.

One of the sad things which has come to the fore in cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops in recent months are reports of

the rudeness, aggression and ungratefulness shown by some customers. Some of these reports have been from

businesses in our own County of Cornwall. It prompts me to ask the question ‘Why’, hoping that it is not an evolving

trend in our human interaction.

All of this challenges me to ask myself whether I am grateful for all that is done for me or provided for me in so many

different ways. Do I say ‘Thank You’ to every person that I should or take too many things for granted? Good points

for us all to think about.

Life itself is a gift to all of us with the many different things which are provided for us and the relationships we share in

day by day. Some of the earliest passages in our Bibles commend us to be ‘thankful’ people. For example, in Psalm

92 we read: -

‘How good it is to give thanks to you, O Lord…

to proclaim your constant love every morning and your faithfulness every night.’

As I was thinking on these matters the chorus of a hymn came to me which is: -

‘Count your blessings, name them one by one

And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.’

Interestingly some ‘well-being writers’ suggest this morning and night discipline as being good for us – in Christian circles

we call it prayer. Give it a try – it will make a difference.

Every Blessing,

Bryan Ede


Mon - Fri


Angela Cooper - Rector

Today, the lay Readers of our church, Claire and Sue, led

a wonderful service to mark ‘Sea Sunday’. Here, where

we have the sea so close at hand it seems particularly

appropriate to remember, ‘those who go down to the sea

in ships’ on our behalf; to give thanks and to pray for them.

In times gone by, many of our local families would

perhaps have relatives in the nearby coastal communities

who made their living from the sea, so our links would

have been even stronger.

Today we considered the parallels between the beautiful,

but wild ocean and our lives which can often feel storm -

tossed and troubled - as they have been this past

eighteen months in particular. We remembered that

Jesus stilled a storm on the sea of Galilee and that if we

fix our ‘anchor’ in God he will guide us through the storms

of life to safe-haven.

We also remembered God’s instruction to us to care for

the environment he has created and all the living things

in it, and contrasted that with the tragic state of the seas

in our world today. Claire emptied a bucketful of rubbish

she had collected on a recent beach walk in the middle

of the church – it graphically brought home the importance

of us all doing our bit to make a difference!

So thanks to all those who serve us by going to sea, by

watching out for us at sea and all who work for the

protection of our shared environment, and may God hold

you and your loved ones through all the storms of life.

Angela Cooper (Rector)

Things You Find

When You’re Tidying Up!

Part 4

(You’ve been warned - there may be more)

With too much time on my hands, I discovered the

following lurking in a box file labelled Old Delabole

Records.

This time it’s a ‘sticker’ from W.E. Lugg, Rockhead,

Delabole. Hopefully it will be readable. The reverse side

is in silver (decidedly unreadable) and I imagine it was to

stick on to a car or perhaps bike. Anyone know any more

about it please?

HH


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The First Parish Meeting for the Election

of Parish Council, held in the

Cooperative Hall, Delabole the 4th day

of December 1894

Hope you’re able to decipher this scan of a photocopy of

the minutes for the election of the first Parish Council. The

Chairman, elected by the meeting, was Mr. P. Greenwood

Junior. The votes were taken by a show of hands and the

Chairman declared the eleven who had received the

highest number of votes duly elected.

No poll was demanded.

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July’s Colouring Competition

Oh dear, only one entry this month - but WHAT an entry!!!

Well done Sue of Pengelly, aged 18 plus VAT(ish).

Congratulations - your prize is on its way.

Lavender

Walking round the village, I have noticed the Lavender is

looking very good this year. If you have plenty in your

garden why not dry some to make lavender bags to put in

your clothing drawers, or under your pillow to help with

restful sleep?

First pick a bunch of flowers with long stems. Tie the stems

together. Not too many in one bunch, better to have less

than too many.

Put the bunch, heads first, into a paper bag leaving the

stems sticking out. Tie the paper bag round the stems and

leave a loop for hanging up. Hang in a warm, dry place.

An airing cupboard is ideal.

Leave until the stems are dry and brittle.

Next time I will tell you how to make your dried lavender

into pretty lavender bags to scent your drawers or give as

little gifts to your friends.

Bessie Greenfingers.

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Cornish as she is Spoke (sort of)

Once upon a time there were two ladies who lived in

Delabole. Tricia had been born in the village and Jane

had moved here. Both enjoyed village life and helping

each other.

One day, when Tricia was helping Jane with

wallpapering, she suddenly noticed the time and realised

the shops would soon be closing. Putting down tools,

she said that she’d have to call a halt because she

needed to go to Camelford to buy a new flasket.

No problem - but Jane asked if she could go with Tricia.

The journey was completed and Jane returned with a

smile on her face as she explained that she’d only

accompanied Tricia to find out what a flasket was.

And a flasket is..? A laundry basket, of course. Anyone

still call it that?

HH

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DIARY DATES

YOUR GUIDE TO TO LOCAL EVENTS AND MEETINGS IN AND AROUND DELABOLE

A date for your diary

For all you crafters, bakers, growers

and artists out there, the

Delabole Virtual Village Show

will again be held on line on

21st August.

Details will be posted at a later date for all

classes.

We hope you will have as much fun this year

as you did last year.

REGULAR MEETINGS / EVENTS

Every Tuesday: Kernow Credit Union 1.00- 2.15pm

Contact Tricia on 212520 for up to date details

DELABOLE CARNIVAL

SUMMER REVEL

Sunday 22nd August

All welcome (weather and covid permitting)

11am till 4pm at the Delabole playing field

(opposite the church).

There will be:

Car boot (£5 per pitch)

Cream teas

BBQ

Kids games

Tuck shop

Light refreshments

Delabole fire engine

Stationary engines

Classic/cherished vehicle display (to book a place

please call Andrew on 01840 212467)

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

DEADLINE FOR

SEPT 2021 SLATE IS

10th AUGUST

Mailboxes at the Spar &

Lugg’s Garage, and the

email box are emptied once

a month only, after the 10th.

Remember to bring a chair and look forward to

seeing you all again.

Delabole

Methodist

Church

August 1st 11am Service with Holy Communion

conducted by Rev Bryan & Mrs Sue Ede

August 15th 11am Service conducted by

Mr David Rhodes

Save the Date : September 19th 11am

Village Harvest Service

Great to have your company at any of these services.

Singing allowed but Lockdown precautions still advised.

Happy 18th birthday to my great-niece, Tara.

Good luck for the future. Love Aunty Rose xxxx

Happy 18th Birthday to our big sister, Tara, on the 9th

August. Love you lots. Benjamin & Isabelle xxxx

Happy Birthday, Tara. 18 years today, 9th August.

Love Mel

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