THE DELABOLE SLATE
DELABOLE CARNIVAL SUMMER REVEL
Sunday 22nd August, 11am to 4pm
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The House on the Hill - Richard Mattos
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.
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KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
Thank you to our litter
pickers and to those looking
after the planters
The village looks
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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.
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If anyone would like some free trees to plant on their land, please contact Cllr Helen Ferguson
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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.
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
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CORNWALL 23rd - 26th September 2021
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.
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After the dust has settled…time to think and dream.
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
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
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
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
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Nigel would have said, “Proper”
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
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.
This month’s Bible verse
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.
...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
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
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
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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.
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A Methodist Minister’s View
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.
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!
(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
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?
WEST COUNTRY SHEDS & CABINS LTD
MAN & MINI DIGGER
LOGS & KINDLING
- Cabins & Sheds to suit your budget, please ask for brochure
- Landscaping / Ground Works & Garden Services
- Narrow Access - Digger fits through doorways/gateways
- Supply and removal of materials (to save tip costs)
- Professional & Reliable service - Free Estimates
Tel: 01840 552011 / 01840 211233
Mobile: 07747 606271 / 07595 545390
FOR ALL YOUR BUILDING
AND ROOFING NEEDS
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.
Extra Large, rubber, durable dog bed
3’ x 2’ x 1’
£5. Can deliver
Louise 01840 211136 /
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.
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
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.
The deadline for the September edition
of the Slate is 10 August
First Class Food - Vegetarian Dishes Available
Treligga Downs, Delabole
Evening meals available every night
Takeaways are also available
Bar open every evening and
All day Saturday and Sunday
Sunday Lunches are still available as
takeaway only, delivery
can be arranged.
Phone: (01840) 212565
FLOWERS FROM BRUALLEN
AWARD WINNING FLORIST
67 High Street, Delabole,
North Cornwall PL33 9AH
Family run florist with that
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
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?
The Delabole Village Website
What’s On and Future Event Notices
News and Photographs
An online version of the Delabole Slate Newsletter
Free advertisements for Delabole Businesses,
Tradesmen and Accommodation
Ex Delaboloians and friends regularly view the website to keep in
touch with their part of Cornwall.
We are continually looking for your news,
photographs and stories.
Send contributions to
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
Details will be posted at a later date for all
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
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)
Delabole fire engine
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
SEPT 2021 SLATE IS
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.
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.