THE DELABOLE SLATE
COUNCIL CORNER – Delabole Parish Council
Very sadly, due to a change in personal circumstance, the Parish Clerk has resigned with effect from 10 th October.
The Parish Councillors are extremely sorry that Holly is leaving and hope to have a new clerk in post as soon as possible.
Holly has worked tirelessly to ensure that Delabole’s new Parish Council had a good start from May this year; organising
training and meetings, preparing policy documents and other guidance to ensure that the new councillors had all the
information they needed.
Delabole Parish Councillors wish Holly and her family every happiness in the future.
The full advert for this vacancy is printed in this issue.
The September meeting covered a variety of topics –
Play park repairs to equipment - unfortunately, the parts have been delayed but the work will be carried out as soon
Footpath in the park – the uneven and damaged tarmac footpath towards the old Post Office end of the park is due to
be replaced and made safe.
Other public footpaths will have their second cut back during October.
Skate Park – the council has agreed to support the Skate Park committee and for the planning permission to be applied
for in the name of Delabole Parish Council.
20mph zone – Cllr Fairman reassured the council that the traffic calming scheme is still being worked on.
However, the Camelford Community Network is exploring the 20mph scheme for some villages. This will be discussed
at their meeting on September 28 th and Delabole Parish Council has submitted a report highlighting the problems with
speed of traffic and congestion along the B3314 through the village.
Ash dieback – the council is obtaining advice regarding the affected trees.
The full minutes of the meeting can be viewed on the notice board or on line at www.delaboleparishcouncil.gov.uk
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Many households in the village will probably be on the Delabole Local Tariff for their electricity supply from Good Energy
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letting us share your local natural energy source” i.e. the wind-farm. This tariff was guaranteed by Good Energy to be “
always 20% cheaper than our standard electricity tariff and with a windfall bonus when the Delabole turbines produce
more energy than we predict”.
Earlier this year I received an invitation via email from Good Energy to have my electricity meter upgraded without cost
to a “smart meter”. An important question needed answering before I agreed to the meter change, so I asked it in writing.
Would I remain on the Delabole Local Tariff after the meter was changed? The answer came back from Good Energy,
also in writing, yes I would remain on the Delabole tariff. So on this understanding I agreed to the meter change.
The smart meter comes with a digital display and after it was fitted I observed that the both the unit charges and standing
charges were higher than the Delabole Local Tariff. When I questioned this with Good Energy after exchange of many
emails they said they had made a mistake in what they told me and I could not remain on the Delabole Local Tariff with
the new smart meter. I asked them to take the smart meter out and put the old one back so I could stay on the original
tariff as they had promised and they said they could not do this either and I was put onto their standard tariff.
They issued a “Deadlock” letter advising me to take it up with the Ombudsman which I did.
This week the Ombudsman has upheld my two complaints of Mis-selling due to them misleading me into agreeing to
the meter change and Customer Service, due to poor service quality and lack of contact. The rulings are in the public
domain as they are published by the Ombudsman.
However, being cynical about Good Energy’s motives the cost to them as decided by the Ombudsman is a “£75 goodwill
credit” to my account whilst the cost to me is £191 per annum increase in electricity charges on their default tariff at
normal annual usage.
The Ombudsman does not have the power to instruct Good Energy to return me to my original tariff. One can only
assume Good Energy were aware of this and are therefore “quids in” . Except of course this approach does not fit well
with the sharing caring image Good Energy like to project.
I quote from their invitation to the Delabole local tariff in 2013 “ this tariff is the first in the country to put communities at
the heart of renewable energy generation”.
I say action speaks louder than words!
A Methodist Minister’s View
The first Foodbanks came into being in 2008. It now seems that they have become an accepted part of our ‘Caring
Provision’ in local communities alongside other developments such as Community Kitchens and Community Larders.
This fact came home to me a few weeks ago when I was reading an article in our West Country daily newspaper written
to advise those struggling with debt or a lack of sufficient money to make ends meet. Part of the advice was to seek
help from agencies that could refer persons in need to a local Foodbank. The existence of Foodbanks is a commentary
on life for some in our country – the fifth richest country in the World.
A few months ago, I heard two stories of people who were prepared to go into the fields of our market gardeners to clear
some of the unpicked crops to pass them on to local Foodbanks and other kindred agencies for distribution to their
clients. One of the stories emanated from West Cornwall and involved the picking of courgettes, and the other from
Norfolk where rhubarb was being picked. This situation too, is a commentary on our current economic and political
The word used for this type of crop gathering was ‘gleaning’, which is defined in my dictionary as ‘collecting small
quantities’ or ‘pick up produce left by harvesters or reapers’. As soon as I hear the word ‘gleaning’ I think of the book
of Ruth in the Old Testament of our Bibles. One of the two books in our Bibles named after women. The story brings
to the fore two issues, which are still a part of our everyday news, but it was written some 3,000 years ago. Ruth was
born in Moab, a country that welcomed people from another country – Judah. There was a shortage of food and the
Judean family moved to Moab, were welcomed, and settled there and the sons married Orpah and Ruth who were
Moabites. After some time, Ruth moved back to Judah with her Mother-in-Law, after the death of her husband and two
sons. Ruth found herself to be welcomed in Judah and went ‘gleaning’; for the needs of her Mother-in-Law and herself.
Ruth also marries again to a native of Judah.
This 3,000-year-old story hopefully causes us to think about our attitudes to the contemporary issues of poverty and
migration (or immigration). The responses to the issues in the Book of Ruth involved welcoming and providing, and the
New Testament dimension would add loving to the responses. Food for serious thinking!
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Delabole Parish Council
Delabole Parish Council is seeking a part-time Clerk/ Responsible Finance Officer –
45 hours a month
Salary in accordance with National Rates SCP24 – SCP28 (£28,672 - £32,234) pro rata
Delabole is a new Parish Council formed under the Cornwall Council community governance review, inaugurated after
the local council elections in May 2021. The Council is now recruiting for the post of Parish Clerk and Responsible
Finance Officer to the council and the successful candidate will have a role at the heart of the council.
The ideal candidate will be self motivated with attention to detail, a good communicator with administration, IT skills and
common sense. Experience of the role is not necessary as full training will be available. Ability to work on own initiative
is essential in this challenging but very interesting position. Ideally, the successful candidate will live locally and take an
active interest in our village.
Overall responsibilities include –
‣ The Clerk is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and in particular to serve or issue all the
notifications required by law of a Local Authority Proper Officer.
‣ The Clerk will be totally responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council in connection with its function
as a Local Authority are carried out.
‣ The Clerk is expected to advise the Council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies to be followed in
respect of the Authorities activities and in particular to produce all the information required for making effective
decisions and to implement constructively all decisions.
‣ The person appointed will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and
will report to them as and when required.
‣ The Clerk will be responsible for all the financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its
We are looking for a Clerk who can help us achieve future ambitions whilst also dealing with the day-to-day work involved
in meeting the Council’s duties and obligations.
The Council will provide the necessary office equipment to support the role including IT, printer and phone. The post
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As I write this in the fading sunlight of a balmy late summer / early autumn evening, it is hard to imagine that, by the time
you read this, autumn will be well and truly established; the nights will be drawing in and the days will be noticeably
shorter. There are elements of both sadness and joy in this repeated cycle of the seasons. Sadness as we regret the
loss of the warm summer weather and the long hours of sunlight, but joy at the wonderful way in which the turning of
the seasons reflect the cycle of our lives on this unimaginably beautiful planet which we inhabit.
Late September and October are the times when the church celebrates the bringing in of the harvest, in our harvest
festivals. These simple services of thanksgiving for the provision of the very essentials of life can take various forms.
Some of the best harvest festivals I ever attended were when we lived in the Pennines, some 1200 feet above sea level,
almost on the boundary between Lancashire and Yorkshire. One of the local farmers used to make his large barn available
for the event and it was a real family occasion. Hay bales would serve as pews and the vicar would have to shout really
loudly to be heard above the squeals of delight from the children running happily amok while their parents, wrapped up
in coats and scarves against the Pennine weather (it can easily snow in October), looked on benignly, content so long
as the vicar was content to preach the Gospel as best he could in the merry chaos.
And yet, and yet, it probably didn’t really matter if the vicar’s, no doubt profound and carefully crafted, words could be
heard or not. And it didn’t matter ~ indeed it was a positive bonus ~ that we were not assembling in the parish church,
architecturally splendid as it was. What was most important about those events was that we came together as a local
community, husbands, wives, children, young lovers, grandparents, the lonely widows and widowers, the singletons,
and uncle Tom Cobley and all to celebrate being a community; to celebrate the next generation playing raucously among
us; to celebrate the turning of the seasons; to celebrate the simple fact that the earth, this earth, miraculously provides
for our every need. Those of us who were believers no doubt took comfort in the vicar’s assurance that we owe all this
to God: but not everybody joining in the harvest celebration was a confirmed believer. Some, no doubt, held the view
that the evolutionary biologists have it right and that billions of years of random chance found us all together celebrating
the harvest without which we would be unable to survive. Some probably never gave a moment’s thought to why the
cycle of life is as it is. But, on such occasions, such differences between us are subordinated to the simple joy of gathering
together with friends, acquaintances and neighbours in recognition of our shared dependence on and deep human need
to express our gratitude for the harvest and all the good things that this life has to offer us.
Are we in danger of losing traditions such as these? Or are we still capable of coming together in our local communities
to recognize that whether we give our thanks to God, the universe or just blind chance, we all have something to be
thankful for and that the best way of expressing this is together, men, women and children, all in their own way celebrating
our lives and the fact that this wonderful planet, with which we have been so careless, is both our home and our means
of survival. So let us give thanks this harvest time, either individually or in groups together, and let us reflect that perhaps,
just perhaps, that country vicar shouting to be heard above the joyous din in that Pennine barn may have had a point
when he said that all this plentiful and life giving eco-system was brought into being and is sustained in place from day
to day by a God who so loved the world that he gave his only Son that we might have life and have it abundantly.
November’s Slate deadline is October 10th
Oct 3rd 11am Service with Holy Communion
Rev Linda Barriball
Oct 10th 11am Alison & Hannah Gill
Oct 17th 11am Jean Heywood
Oct 24th Alison Gill
Oct 31st 11am
Village Harvest Service
Rev Bryan, Sue Ede & Claire Salzmann
Great to have your company at any of these services.
Singing allowed but Lockdown precautions still advised.
Mon - Fri
Termyn Gwari Fleghes
(Children’s Playtime, in Cornish)
October, the start of autumn, and a real change in the weather and what
we can see in the world around us. Each morning the sun rises later and
we need lights on to get dressed for work and school. In the evenings the
sun sets earlier, so we snuggle up indoors with the lights on and maybe a
fire lit. We spend less time outdoors because it is much cooler now as
autumn starts, even on sunny days.
Animals react in the same way to darker, colder days. They make
themselves nests in snug burrows, pile leaves up to make beds; and they
eat and eat and eat all the good food they can find in the autumn
countryside, to build fat and strength to last the winter. Some of the foods
they eat and collect we enjoy too, like blackberries and hazel nuts. Birds
and animals will eat and collect nuts, acorns, berries fruit and seeds all day
through the last good weather of the autumn, because once the first frosts
of winter come, there will be very little food anywhere. Some animals, like
hedgehogs, go into a deep sleep called hibernation through the colder
months, to save energy, only waking up a very mild days for water and any
snack they might find.
Once the last flowers have died, insects like bees and butterflies, hibernate
in their nest, under bark or underground; most die in the first cold nights.
Birds that would usually live on insects migrate to warmer places for the
winter. Other birds migrate to us from much colder countries to the north,
they escape the winter cold and live on the berries and seeds in the
hedgerows here, then migrate back north in the spring.
As autumn starts one of the most noticeable changes is that instead of just
shades of green, the leaves turn to bright shades of orange, red, yellow,
brown and gold, making a brilliant but very short-lived display of colour.
The fallen coloured leaves are ideal for craft activities such as making
pictures or doing scavenger hunts.
This month’s Bible verse
God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we
say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in
darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
1 John 1:5-6
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the
light of the world: he that followeth me shall not
walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is
For this purpose the Son of God was manifested,
that he might destroy the works of the devil.
1 John 3:8b
Authorised (King James) Version
It Shouldn’t Happen!
Just came across a press cutting for a Parish Meeting
from 1927, when one of the members of the public
objected to wireless batteries being charged in the
village. He said ratepayers paid a 9d rate to bring the
current to Delabole and he did not like to see electricity
being sent out of the place in batteries.
To clarify, Delabole was one of the few towns or villages
in the county to have electric street lighting and
electricity in the homes. It was first suggested in 1913
and came into being not long after with the creation of
The Delabole Electric Lighting and Supply Company.
This was backed by The Old Delabole Slate Company,
who offered the free use of their equipment, up to 20hp
during working hours, for 14 years - however, it wasn’t
going to be free on Sundays or Public Holidays but the
Quarry would supply and maintain the dynamos,
switchgear etc .
The DEL&S Co had a shop where Dr Garrod now has
his surgery and when my Dad began working for the
Company (1935) one of his jobs was to charge wireless
batteries. These came in various sizes. Customers
brought them to the shop and paid 6d to 1/6 for them to
be charged. The charge lasted about 2 weeks - when a
return visit was needed.
Tintagel Orpheus Male Voice Choir
Firstly, I must apologise for the incorrect information in
last month’s issue regarding our forthcoming concert in
The date should have read Sunday, 3rd October in Bude
Central Methodist Church at 3pm in conjunction with
Bude Community Gospel Choir.
This will be our first major concert for about 18 months
and we are all looking forward to it very much. All are
Attached with this article is a flyer about our 'open
rehearsal' evenings starting on Tuesday, 19th October.
Please come along if you would be interested in singing
Tintagel Orpheus Male Voice Choir
We are holding an
Open Rehearsal on
Tuesday 19th October 2021
and every 3rd Tuesday in the month.
We sing a varied, rich and
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We are looking for people of all ability.
So why not come along and try out?
You never know!
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Delabole Primary School
‘From Me To Everyone’ – It takes a village to grow a child
As we start a new Autumn Term here at Delabole School, the whole school community has begun once again to explore
our core value ‘Belonging’. What does it mean to truly belong, and how can we work together as parents, school and
community to continually shape a vision for the future of our children?
Our INSET Day was spent revisiting all the core aspects of our school culture – the DNA of our school
– and considering what it means exactly to shape a child for a future that we can hardly envisage. With
all that we have learned from recent experiences, with the pace of change gathering momentum year
by year and technology opening up pathways that could not have been imagined even two years ago,
we find ourselves considering an uncertain future…and we are definitely preparing the children of today
for jobs which haven’t yet been invented! Balanced with this is our responsibility to make sure that we
uphold what it is to be a child, protect the essence of ‘childhood’ and ensure our children thrive and reach
their best potential.
Once again, we shared our aspirations for our pupils’ future and began to communicate ideas which will take the school
forward and offer the children fantastic opportunities for learning. One of the key focuses for our discussion was ‘From
Me to Everyone’ - the idea that when children first join us, they need to develop their unique identity and nurture a feeling
of security in their world. This helps them to gain a strong sense of self (the ‘me’). As they move through the school, it
is our job alongside our parents, to grow them on socially, emotionally and academically so that they become
well-rounded, aspirational and have a discerning world view. Critically, it is increasingly imperative that we teach them
to care for themselves and for their world. This is the essence of citizenship (the ‘everyone’).
To illustrate this idea, we have developed our theme of The Learning Tree by sharing
with the children the idea of growth rings. The image here captures both ideas – our
individual mark on the world (our unique fingerprint) and the growth rings of our lives as
we develop. The similarities are striking and memorable.
And now the children have arrived and suddenly the school has really come to life, which
is just how we like it! So, now we must all get on with the business of making 2021-2022
a really happy, memorable year of learning. And more than ever, we hope to regain the
privilege of sharing our learning journey with our village of Delabole. Sue Cox and the
Delabole Branch of the Royal British Legion.....We need your help please!
As with all organisations, the Delabole Branch of the Royal British Legion has found these past months
during the pandemic unprecedented and uncertain. We have not been able to hold our bimonthly
meetings and fundraising events and of course the Commemorations to mark Armistice Day and
Remembrance Sunday were severely curtailed. However, we were able to hold a limited Act of
Remembrance at the War Memorial, which as well as the usual poppy wreathes laid at the foot of the
memorial, many hand painted pebbles were also laid to remember each one who had paid the ultimate price in both
The celebrations we had started to plan to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day on May 8th 2020 were unable to go
ahead, but with true Delabole community spirit and determination villagers and businesses came to the rescue and
decorated their homes and business premises, many yards of bunting were made and street parties held.
We have now started to make tentative arrangements to mark this year’s Remembrance Commemorations in November.
Of course this will be subject to any change in the Covid restrictions.
We are planning to hold a minute’s silence at the War Memorial Garden on Armistice Day, 11th November at 11am and
on Remembrance Sunday, 2.30pm at the War Memorial followed at 3pm with a service at the Methodist Church.
We also hope to hold a coffee morning for the Poppy Appeal on Saturday 13th November at the Methodist Church.
Further details in the November Slate. Our Poppy Appeal Organiser, Geoff Cleave, has ordered the poppy wreathes
and poppies and will shortly be filling the trays for our door to door collections.
Many of our collectors have been willingly visiting your homes for a considerable number of years, but some now feel
the time is right to stand down and some to retire. We are very grateful to each and every one of them for all of their
commitment in doing this valuable work.
We are looking for some volunteers to take their place and help with the collection so please if you have some time to
spare could you contact Geoff Cleave on 01840 212791 .Geoff will be delighted to have a chat with you.
If you are interested in joining our branch, then please give our membership secretary, Andrew Stacey, a call on
Hopefully it won’t be too long now before the Branch can start to meet again at our bimonthly meetings at The Poldark
Secretary 01840 212529 Poppy Appeal Organiser 01840 212791
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The Good Old Days
The things we did! (1940s and 1950s – and maybe beyond)
I don’t know if there is a game played today that is a modern version of this.
At Primary School in the 1940s we had milk bottles with cardboard tops. These tops preceded the
metal tops passing over the bottle tops that we have now. They were about one and a half inches
(40mm) across and quite stiff. Each bottle had one top pushed down into a groove in the bottle neck.
There was a much smaller groove pressed into the centre of the cardboard top which could be
pressed out to allow the tops to be pulled out. The tops were generally printed with a coloured name
of the farm from which they came.
We children collected these tops and played ‘milk tops’ with them. The game came in two forms –
‘longsies’ and ‘topsies’!
The former (“longsies”) involved two children approximately 5 paces back from a wall. Invariably in
our school this was the outside wall of the toilet block which was the sunniest location in the
playground! A milk top was flicked at the wall from between the first and second finger by each player
and the one getting his milktop nearest to the wall picked up and kept both. This was repeated until
one player ran out of tops.
The latter game (“Topsies”) involved each player throwing alternately and continuously until one
overlapped a milk top thrown by either of the players previously. The player throwing the top which
overlapped the one below was the winner and picked up all the tops thrown earlier. The game could
then stop or restart if each had sufficient tops with which to continue playing.
I assume this was played universally during the period in which the bottle tops were available.
However, I have never heard it mentioned up here but, conversely, I have never had occasion to
bring it up in conversation myself.
I assume that the ‘third of a pint’ bottles of milk we were given to drink in school had the same or
similar top but may have been smaller.
If you look (or get one of the kids to look!) on the internet you may well find pictures of milk tops
showing a farm you know or knew.
Happy hunting I.M.B.
You will need :-
200 grms / 8 oz self raising flour.
50 grms / 2 oz soft margarine.
25 grms / 1 oz sugar.
Large pinch salt .
A little milk.
Put the flour, sugar, salt and soft margarine into a bowl.
Cream together using a fork. At this point you could add
some dried fruit or glazed cherries if you want to. Add a
little milk and bring the dough together , ready for rolling.
Sprinkle with flour and roll out to about half inch
Cut into rounds or triangles. Place on a greased baking
tray. Bake in a hot oven, about 220C for 7 to 10 minutes
or until risen and golden on top. Cool on a wire rack.
Delicious with butter or jam and cream.
Happy munching. Carrie Casserole.
We have gorgeous , dancing butterflies and busy
Crowds of cheeky, chirping sparrows, sitting in the trees
Big black jackdaws and doves, all soft and grey.
Blackbirds and robins come visiting our way.
Chaffinches come, but they don’t stay long.
Blue tits and great tits add to the throng.
There are many creepy crawlies, slugs and snails by the
Spiders hanging everywhere, I’ve even seen a toad.
All visitors are welcome, but I have thought once or
That although there’s lots of wildlife, some humans might
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The latest ‘find’ in my Old Delabole Records file is a free
newsletter from 1935 - only the ‘free’ is replaced by ‘gratis’
(by post 10d per quarter) and the newsletter is called The
Wadebridge and North Cornwall Times.
There are lots of fascinating articles (almost guarantee
you’ll be hearing more of this over the coming months)
but now it’s the news from Treligga’s Harvest Festival.
The article begins by calling Treligga (known locally as
‘Ligga) “a little village with an old world appearance which
will be hardly known in some parts of the Methodist Circuit”.
The chapel celebrated Harvest with a visit by a special
preacher from St Minver, Mr Wesley Blake. Apparently
the congregation was unusually large and the evening
service was crowded.
“Here a few earnest Methodists struggle to support their
church: for many years it has been uphill work. We are
pleased to hear that of late the workers have been
encouraged by a growing interest and an increasing
All this is leading to an apology via The Slate that we’re
unable to provide a write-up for the 2021 Delabole Village
Harvest Celebrations - it has had to be postponed and the
first available date when Claire Salzmann and Sue and
Bryan Ede are able to lead the Thanksgiving is Sunday
October 31st. This must be a record for Delabole’s latest
church Harvest - unless you know differently!
However, it’s at 11am at the Methodist Chapel, gifts and
offerings for Wadebridge Foodbank - AND IT’S NEVER
TOO LATE TO STOP AND SAY THANK YOU. HH
October 31st 11am
Village Harvest Festival
in combination with St John’s
poems and stories
Led by Rev Bryan, Sue Ede & Claire Salzmann
Followed by coffee
Harvest gifts and Offering for
Great to have your company at this service.
Singing allowed but Lockdown precautions still advised.
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1. 155 (147 + 8 for a free ball)
2. Althea Gibson
3. Ian Woosnam
4. David Shepherd
5. Sir Clive Woodward
7. Clapton Orient / Orient FC
9. Eric Bedser
10. 9 times
11. Donald McCain
12. FC Bournemouth
13. West Ham United
14. The Corbillon Cup
15. Bernhard Langer
16. Old Trafford
17. Tourist Trophy
18. Devon Loch
19. Peter Osgood
20. Amen Corner
Thank you, John
Mr Barrie Sadler passed away on 11 August 2021 and
there was a small funeral at Bodmin cemetery on 24th
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Shops of Delabole 4
Looking at the pictures opposite you may recognise Cornish
Insurance in two of its previous incarnations. The top pic
shows it as two cottages and, talking to John Penfound, he
remembers them well. The one nearest the school was lived
in by Dick Williams who came there in about 1928. Mrs
Williams, he believes later worked in the school canteen.
The cottages were later bought by Williams’ of Wadebridge
to expand their Chemist shops. People would take their
requests to the shop and whatever was prescribed was sent
up from Wadebridge on the National bus and collected from
the bus conductor by Mr Lobb who worked in the shop.
Dad’s family lived in the house next door and he
remembered Cyril Lobb lodging with them and the fun dad
had as a lad using the dark room at the back of the chemist
to develop and print his films. I remember the shop as selling
sweets - strange that!
I think the next step was being taken over by the Pidcock
family and holiday chalets being built at the back. This turned
into The Setters when Ivy and Fred Shore and family took it
over and many of you will remember meals and celebrations
happening there - as well as the fabulous flower displays
that appeared annually.
Now of course it’s the Cornish Insurance office.
‘Hoggstock’ - Thank You
Russell Hogg would like to thank all the attendees and
supporters of his 50th birthday party 'Hoggstock' in
August which raised money for his chosen charity
'NACOA' (National Association for Children of
Alcoholics'). At the time of writing, the donations, and
monies raised from the raffle and auction of promises
has raised over £3500, with Russell's company,
Hogtronix, having contributed exactly 50% of the total
by matching donations pound for pound.
Russell and Debbie would like to thank all those who
attended (we had a great night), and all those who
donated, but also the following businesses and
individuals who donated so generously to the Auction
of Promises by giving up their time or donating to the
Bruallen, Nicola Beaven, Boots Wadebridge, Olive May
Therapies, Maggi Appleby, 'designed by amy', Little Nail
Boutique, Christian from the Sidings, Cornish Toadstool,
Breeze Car Wash (Rock), Julie Dale, Pauline and Lola,
the Fergs, the Heards, Jane in West Lane, Lee Hall,
Pengelly Produce, Graham New, and Bonner and Fitz,
plus also to Delabole Fire Station, Packaway Play and
Camelford Rotary Club for their assistance with the
marquee, seating and kids entertainment.
Ask and You Shall Receive
In August’s Slate, I wondered if anyone knew about this
sticker - and a reply came from Angela.
Rich (her husband) said it’s a water slide and used on
motorbikes. You immersed it in water and slid it on to the
motorbike. He remembers seeing a box full of them in
the shed at Lugg’s but due to their age they would no
longer slide without breaking up.
Charity Christmas Card /
Soup and Sweet (Hopefully)
You may remember that in October we usually
have a Charity Music Day at the Methodist
Church. This is when musicians from the village
and surrounding area entertain us whilst we buy
Christmas Cards etc from various charity stalls
kindly set up by Esther, Val, Sue, Lorraine and
friends and then we consume coffee, cake and
soup and sweet.
This year we’re planning to curtail the day to 11am
to 2pm (still time for coffee, soup and sweet) with
socially distanced charity stalls but no musicians.
The planned day is October 23rd. Hopefully this
can go ahead as all charities need as much
support as possible - but it all depends on how
things are at that stage.
Please look out for posters nearer the time.
I have a confession to make… I am a fair
weather gardener. My input to your gardening
efforts, therefore, dries up about now and will
return in the Spring.
This month, weather permitting, check
everywhere for weeds and mulch between the
plants in beds and borders . Ensure that any
less hardy plants are put into a cold
greenhouse or under a cloche or fleece. Plant
bulbs to look forward to in the spring.
Hope to see you again next year in apple
Love Bessie Greenfingers.
The deadline for the
November edition of the
Slate is October 10th
Free Shed for a Bonfire
Are you planning a village bonfire this November?
If so I have the perfect kindling! My tool store is
looking for a good home (bonfire). It is pine and
measures 3' x 5' x 2'.
Please phone me or text to arrange pick up asap,
from Tintagel on 07773 886898. Jenny.
To Tom Pickard, the son of Vanessa and Matthew
Gettings. We are so very proud of your success and
achievement as a Fire & Rescue cadet and for being
chosen as a Flag Bearer at the parade on
Remembrance Sunday in November at the Cenotaph
in London. So well done.
Love Auntie Val and Auntie Shirley.
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REGULAR MEETINGS / EVENTS
Every Tuesday: Kernow Credit Union 1.00- 2.15pm
Contact Tricia on 212520 for up to date details
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
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Mobile Post Office Van Tel: 07999 936473
Friday 8th October
Friday 22nd October
Mailboxes at the Spar &
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Carnival Revel 2021
Fabulous day, fabulous fun.
Great to catch up with friends and
Thank you SO much to all who organised it -
these things don’t just happen -
and what about the weather?!!!!!
Thanks to Jocelyn Murgatroyd for the brill photos.