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THE DELABOLE SLATE

ISSUE 413

NOVEMBER 2021

Delabole.slatenewsletter@gmail.com

Delabole Branch of the Royal British Legion

Once again it’s that time of the year when our village

marks Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday and you

will find full details of these commemorations elsewhere

in The Slate.

On Saturday 13th November we are planning to hold a

coffee morning in the Methodist Church from 10.30am

until 12 noon in aid of the Poppy Appeal.We hope to have

the usual cake stall. BL goods and raffle. Any

contributions will be gratefully received. Just bring along

on the morning

In order to keep the event as covid safe as possible

please enter at the Sunday school entrance, on Medrose

Street , where you can purchase from our stalls and then

walk through into the chapel to join friends for a chat over

coffee. Hope to see you there.

Geoff Cleave, our Poppy Organiser, has distributed the

trays of poppies to our volunteer band of collectors who

will be calling on you. Please give as generously as you

can to our Poppy Appeal.

Patricia Molloy.Secretary,Delabole Branch RBL

Christmas Greetings and messages for publication in

the December/January Slate

Deadline 10th November - boxes at Spar & Luggs

DELABOLE BRANCH of the

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

Thursday 11th November at 11.00am

“We Remember”

A minutes silence at The War Memorial Garden

Saturday 13th November, 10.30am to 12 noon

COFFEE MORNING

At the Methodist Church

Proceeds for the Poppy Appeal

Sunday 14th November at 2.30pm

“We Remember”

At the War Memorial Garden

3pm Service at the Methodist Church

All the above are subject to Covid restrictions

HAVING FIREWORKS?

TAKE CARE

FOLLOW THE SAFETY CODE

ENJOY!

PLEASE DO NOT EXERCISE DOGS ON THE KGV PLAYING FIELD OR

IN THE CEMETERY

THESE ARE CLEAN AREAS FOR THE PUBLIC, SPORTS AND

CHILDREN TO USE SAFELY

DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THESE AREAS

INFORMATION.

This is an independent newsletter, compiled, published and distributed voluntarily by the Delabole Slate Committee and their helpers.

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Or phone direct to Helen Hicks on 01840 212558 or

Ro Chapman 01840 211150. Messages can be left with Tricia

Molloy 01840 212529 or Tricia Hicks 01840 212520.

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COUNCIL CORNER - Delabole Parish Council

The October meeting covered many positive items.

A member of the public raised the issue of community policing and the presence, or lack of, in the village of a PCSO.

The PC agreed to invite a member of Devon & Cornwall Constabulary to respond to this enquiry.

A member of the public requested that the PC write to Scott Mann MP in support of the CEE bill. PC resolved to do this.

The PC resolved to pledge an amount towards the Skate Park project which would enable the project to bid for further

funding from other sources. It was agreed that two councillors (Cllr J Chapman and Cllr N Hatch) would work closely

with the Skate Park committee and that this would be a recurring item on the monthly agenda.

The wild flower area in the King George playing field was given the go ahead. This scheme is a collaboration between

the PC (Cllr Hatch) and St Piran’s Playgroup. Contributions of plants, shrubs, grasses or other materials together with

volunteers from the community to assist with the development of this area would be greatly appreciated.

The repairs to the play park equipment remain outstanding due to a delay in the delivery of the necessary parts.

Councillor Fairman reported that a plan for the the car park in Rendle Street to resolve the current problems will be

drawn up and carried out by Cornwall Housing.

20mph Zone Scheme - Cllr Fairman reported that Cormac have a revised plan for the traffic calming scheme to include

‘give way and priority’ areas. In order to support this scheme with additional features, the PC resolved to pledge an

amount of money pending a positive response to the public consultation to the proposed plans. Cllr Fairman is very

hopeful that the public consultation will take place before the end of this year.

Cllr R Chapman and Cllr K Cann will represent PC at the Community Network meeting, on 26th October in St John’s

church, to consolidate the 20mph scheme across our community area.

Ash Dieback. This is being dealt with and quotes have been received. Cllr A Pooley is clarifying details with the contractors.

Tenders for grass cutting, weed control and footpath maintenance were discussed. Chosen contractor will be notified.

A number of villagers have reported dog fouling in the Cemetery and King George V playing field. Dogs are not allowed

in these areas as a mark of respect in the Cemetery and to keep the playing field clean for sports and other activities.

Interim measures resolved whilst a new Clerk is appointed -

Cllr R Chapman to be the central contact and to hold the mobile, computer and deal with email and mail.

Cllrs K Cann and N Hatch will deal with cemetery enquiries.

Finance and payroll to be looked after by Cllrs K Cann and R Chapman.

Planning matters will be forwarded to Cllrs J Chapman and K Cann.

No councillor is in a position to make decisions without the full agreement of the Parish Council.

All enquiries and items for the next agenda must be emailed to clerk@delaboleparishcouncil.gov.uk

The Parish Council mobile number is 07869 725450. Please leave a message and a councillor will return your call.

Rector of St Teath and Delabole

Remember, remember the 5 th of November… I have been

remembering lately… I have always loved Bonfire night!

The best ones took place on a piece of waste ground at

the end of our road – just rubble and weeds but an

adventure playground for us children. In the middle was

a huge up-ended tree-stump and for a few years my friend

and I (bossy little things that we were) organised a

community bonfire around it – it was so solid it never

burned away. We begged wood up and down the street

and on the night, each family brought a contribution:

sausages; jacket potatoes; parkin (this was Yorkshire so

no pasties) bonfire toffee; and hot chocolate. The Dad’s

pooled the fireworks and set them off and we all had a great

time together.

We have learned to truly value our communities during the

pandemic: how we have missed our community gettogethers

in the past couple of years! It’s great to see

things gradually reviving.

IIn the church we are planning for Remembrance Sunday

on 14th November and we’re so looking forward to

celebrating Christmas together this year – a little differently

maybe, with some risks still around, we may not be able

to accommodate some of our bigger services, but most will

go ahead in some way – details next month. We hope you

will join us to remember and celebrate.

Angela Cooper

Washing-Up Party

Some people have all the fun!

Having decided to attempt a Soup

and Sweet Charity Fund Raiser,

everything in the upstairs’ kitchen

at the chapel needed to be

scrubbed, cleaned and, in some cases, passed on to

charity shops. Took quite a while to achieve this but the

Washing-Up Party was fun and who knew fingers could

get so wrinkly and still return to normal? Our bodies are

brill!

Having achieved the cleaning goal, it was decided to go

for the annual (well not last year) Christmas Cracker Coffee

and Pasty Lunch event. There won’t be crackers this time

and no-one’s quite sure what to call the event but on

SATURDAY 27th NOVEMBER

from 10.30am to 2pm the Methodist Chapel will be open

with stalls, coffee, pasties and desserts (recently

discovered this is ‘stressed’ spelt backwards - no

comment!).

Covid is still with us, so we do ask that you use the hand

sanitiser as you enter, wear a mask until seated and try to

keep everyone as safe as possible.

Be lovely to see you there.


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It’s November and doesn’t it seem so dark already? We put the lights on in the

morning when we get up and as the clocks have changed at the end of October it

is now really dark very early in the evening as well. Summertime seems a long time

ago now, most of the flowers are gone, the summer birds like swallows are definitely

long gone and are probably swooping around herds of zebra and elephants now,

catching flies in Africa. There are a few insects like flies about but no butterflies.

The deciduous trees like ash and oak have shed their leaves and are resting until

next spring, so the evergreens are much more noticeable, trees like holly, fir and

pine. The brightest things to see at this dull time of year are the berries to be seen

through the hedgerows and woods. They are a great source of food for birds,

including birds that visit us from further north, from places such as Iceland, Norway,

Sweden and even the Arctic. Some of these birds will get as far as Cornwall as soon

as the colder weather comes, and from this month we could see fieldfares and

redwings in the hedges, feasting on hawthorn and holly berries. They will stay with

us until about February, then they will fly north again to breed. Fieldfares are the

size of a thrush, usually live in flocks on farmland and hedgerows. They are mainly

greyish in colour, with brown back and wings. Their call is a chattering call-which

sound like chack-chack-chack. Redwings are a smaller member of the thrush family,

they are mainly grey-brown with a white eyestripe, and an orange patch under its

wings. They live in farmland and woods, and their call is a high ‘tsseep’. Note down

where you see either of these birds and what the weather is like. They are usually

more common when the weather is cold and the wind is from the east.

If you visit estuaries, like the Camel estuary, you may see swans and geese that

have also come from the far north for the winter. Make a note of any unusual birds

you see, they could be rare migrants brought here by bad weather.

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Astronomy in Delabole

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what is really up there? Do you just see a starry sky and moon

or only see it as a vast emptiness?

I’ve always loved looking up at the night sky from a young age, then in May 2020 during the early lockdown, I seriously

got addicted to astronomy. I now take images of what I see with my telescope and camera which is called

astrophotography.

There are so many things to see in the sky at night (when it’s clear!) and you don’t even need expensive equipment to

start with. Just your eyes, a planisphere or the free smartphone app ‘Stellarium’ which are good additions. If you have

access to a pair of binoculars this is even better. Now with nights beginning to get darker earlier and longer it’s a great

time to look up and start your astro journey.

First off let your eyes become dark adapted, by going outside 20 minutes earlier to let them get used to the dark, then

you’ll see much more. In the winter sky the most recognisable constellation is that of Orion, with the 3 bright belt stars

in a line, the 4 ‘corner’ stars representing his shoulders and feet with his bow to the right. Below the belt stars is Orion’s

sword and in there is M42 the great Orion nebula, it can be viewed with averted vision but best through binoculars or a

telescope. This is an area where stars are born. From early November Orion is just starting to rise in the south eastern

sky from 9.30pm and by the end of November slightly higher and earlier, it will be even higher, earlier and better to see

in Dec, Jan & Feb. It’s a wondrous constellation.

Also higher up in the eastern sky and more of a challenge to spot is M31 the Andromeda galaxy, in the constellation of

Andromeda. M31 is our closest neighbouring galaxy. If you look in the right area with averted vision again, binoculars

or a telescope it will look like a slight grey smudge, this is a whole other galaxy similar to our own Milky Way. The light

from M31 has taken roughly 2.5 million light years to reach our eyes, so you are seeing what it looked like 2.5 million

LY ago!

Grab your coat, hat, comfy chair and flask of hot chocolate and look up into the night sky. You may even see the

International Space Station zoom over, meteors go shooting past, satellites going by, Jupiter and its moons, Saturn or

just gaze at our Moon which is best viewed before or after a full Moon as it will show the craters more clearly and defined.

You can even just learn the constellations.

So Look Up & Out There!

LH

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cards for their contributions to the community

Charity Day

By the time you read this, hopefully, a successful Charity Day will have

happened on Saturday 23rd at the Methodist Chapel. Optimistically, the

charities will be pleased with the amounts that have been raised, people will

be delighted with the cards and produce they’ve bought and the soup and

sweet will have brought satisfied smiles to the diners.

The photograph is from 2019 when the event was called Music Day but, in the

interests of Covid safety, it was decided to forego live music, arrange tables

to aid social distancing, encourage mask wearing and make sure that the

chapel was aired.

Thanks to this year’s kind soup and sweet providers, the stall holders and all

who helped make the day (well it was 11am -2pm) happen.

Besides the profits taken by the indiviadual charity stalls, donation jars were

for monetary gifts for Kernow Young Carers. This is a new project provided by

Barnardo and will be supporting young carers and young adult carers in

Cornwall over the coming years. More information is available online. Prior to Charity Day, £94 has been raised through

the sale of butterflies and books - hopefully a goodly amount will have been added to this.


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Hello from the Carnival Committee!

We hope you are all keeping safe and well,

Over the past year we have unfortunately lost some key

members of the committee and we need you.

We need a few new committee members who are willing

to take a role of responsibility. We need someone in the

following areas; catering (organising and preparing catered

events during the year), raffle (arranging prizes for all the

events throughout the year) and Bingo (arranging and

hosting the bingo events throughout the year).

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Melanie Vercoe or Lydia Florance on 01840 211338.

Take care and stay safe,

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Good Energy

With reference to the item concerning Good Energy, my experience was very upsetting. I have used SSE since 2005

because they offer Economy 10 meaning our storage heaters do not go cold. This is Important as I am 83 and suffering

from COPD.

I asked Good Energy if they could offer the same tariff and was promised the same benefits. I joined up and felt pleased

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had been misinformed and this tariff did not feature in the choices with their company. I managed to persuade SSE to

reinstate my account and counted my blessings to have escaped from poorly trained staff.

Bert Linham.

Launch of New Delabole Book

The well known local historian and author Geoff Provis, who has published several books, mainly about his home village

of Port Isaac, has now turned his attention to Delabole and written a book called “Delabole At Work And War”. It takes

a look back at the history of Delabole, focusing on local industries and the effects the world wars of the 20th century

had on the village and village life, much of it being told in the words of those who lived through it.

Using interviews conducted with local people over many years and meticulous research of historical archives, old

photographs and newspaper records, Geoff has produced a work that will appeal to everyone with an interest in Delabole

and its history. When asked about the project, Geoff told us, “Delabole has such a rich and varied past the problem

when compiling the book has not been what to include, but what had to be left out due to lack of space. As it is, I have

enough material left over for a second volume, concentrating on other aspects of village life, which will be coming out

in 2022.”

Well over two years in the making, the book covers a host of topics including quarrying (of course), farming, the railway,

emigration, the village “Bobby” and how the First and Second World Wars impacted on Delabole life. “Delabole At Work

And War” contains many photographs to accompany the text and reference is made to lots of well known village

characters. Publication was, unfortunately, delayed by the pandemic but the book is now ready just in time for Christmas

and would make an ideal gift for anyone with a connection to our village. It is priced at £9.99 and will be available from

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Football Club News -

Delabole United FC completed a 3 match unbeaten

run with a convincing 4-1 win over Gunnislake

Reserves on Saturday. The Slaters scored 4 goals for

the second successive game and moved up to 5th in

Duchy League Division Two.

After the last 2 seasons were curtailed because of

COVID, there’s a good degree of optimism that this

season can be completed successfully and that a

promotion push to Division One might yet be possible.

Getting up and running and playing regularly is only

possible with the support of local sponsors and huge

thanks as always from everybody at the football club

goes to Vay-Cays Holiday Rentals, Oakway Utilities,

Pristene Linen, The Poldark Inn and Bruallen Flowers.

The club prides itself in being an active member of the

local community and the support of local businesses

is invaluable to everyone at the club.

Future home fixtures at versus Week St Mary on Saturday 16th October and versus Foxhole Stars on Saturday

30th October.

Kick off as always is 14.30 at St George’s Playing Field. Let’s hope the boys can continue their unbeaten run!

Cheers, Paul

A Methodist Minister’s View

Many of you, like me, will have watched the television coverage of the Chelsea Flower show at the end of September.

The timing of the event was a ‘first’ for the Royal Horticultural Society in holding an autumn show because of the Covid

pandemic – in this sense it was ‘unique’.

The Show for me was also ‘unique’ in that The Bible Society sponsored one of the Show Gardens and received a Gold

Medal for it. The garden was based on Psalm 23, which is probably of the best known of the Psalms and begins with

the words ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’. Probably the most popular version of the Psalm is the hymn version which we

have for over 70 years sung to the tune ‘Crimond’ after the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh used it at their wedding

in 1947. The words of the hymn version date from 1650.

The Bible Society, formerly known as the British and Foreign Bible Society has a history going back into the 1800’s.

The aims of the Society have always been to make the Bible and it’s teaching accessible and available. Many people

will relate to the Society’s work in translating the scriptures into other languages – a work which is on going even at this

time.

The purpose of sponsoring the Show Garden was to remind people, both the visitors to the show and the worldwide

television audiences, of the relevance of the Bible – God’s inspired word for everyday living.

On this occasion they used words which are at least 3,000 years old attributed to David, a Bethlehem Shepherd who

became a King in the Old Testament days. The Garden Designer, Sarah Eberle, was inspired by the words for her

Show Garden. She is an experienced garden designer who spent some time in her childhood living on Dartmoor, which

was the source of inspiration for her Garden having reflected on the words of the Psalm.

The garden was designed to depict ‘Life as a Journey’ which we all undertake. The planting in the garden was made

to represent God’s generous provision for us – the ‘green pastures’ of the Psalm. The path in the garden led people

beside ‘still waters’ which emanated from a waterfall feature. The rocks around the waterfall area served as a reminder

of both the everlasting, enduring power of God and the ‘difficult areas of life’ which we all encounter in it’s ‘dark valleys’

and pass through.

Sarah Eberle is quoted as saying that she hoped the garden would offer visitors solace, tranquillity and hope as they

reflected on the words of the Psalm.

A book about the Show Garden project was published in October entitled Sarah Eberle’s Psalm 23 Garden, with pictures

of the garden. It contains some gardening advice from Sarah, as well as meditations on the Psalm and stories of people

who have been impacted by it. It contains 52 pages and is priced at £6.50 – an affordable gift idea for the coming

season perhaps.

It is quite marvellous that words written so long ago inspire and have an impact upon people today, providing food for

thought for all of us. Every blessing in your pondering and reflecting on the ‘Pathway of Life’.

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www.ncornbookfest.org

To all who attended the North Cornwall Book

Festival between 23 rd and 26 th September 2021

MANY THANKS!

It was a fantastic event with many famous, or not so

well known, but just as interesting, authors,

discussing a number of fascinating topics of both fact

and fiction:

South Africa, ghosts, sailing, gardening, graphic

illustration, fishing, families and relationships.

Also, there were two wonderful musical evening

events held in our trademark beautiful marquee;

workshops including graphology and pop up books;

exhibitions of painted images of authors and black

and white portrait photographs; wonderful food

served in our café and a retail market including

flowers, plants, honey, gin and wine, local crafts, a

bookshop and a charity.

Peter Brodey’s London Marathon

Thank you

On Sunday 3rd October I took part in the London

Marathon raising money for iSight Cornwall and it was

an amazing experience. There were people lining the

streets all of the way and this was a real boost, especially

seeing several St Piran's flags! Running over Tower

Bridge was a real highlight and I had also been excited

by the prospect of running past Buckingham Palace and

down the Mall. However by the time I reached St James's

Park I was completely exhausted and my effort was

solely focused on crossing the line that I didn't take in

my surroundings! I was a little bit slower than I had hoped

for, but I managed to finish in 3:39.01 in the end.

Please continue to support Endelienta and the

events that are held at St Endellion and we

look forward to welcoming you again in 2022.

Although it was a personal challenge, the main goal

was to raise funds for iSight Cornwall and so far I've

raised £1,230 which has surpassed my target.

I couldn't have done it without the help and support of

so many people, so I'd like to take this opportunity to

thank everybody in the village who has supported me.

It really does mean a lot.

If anyone else would be kind enough to sponsor me, I'd

be so grateful and it all goes to such a great charity

helping people in our Duchy.

https://www.virginmoneygiving.com/peterbrodey

Thanks so much, Pete

THANK YOU

'My Cornish Pasty. Jim. Thank you for all the oxytocin,

dopamine and serotonin you give me. You're going to

be an amazing Papi. Debbie xxx'


THE

POLDARK INN

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

Elaine Reynolds

AWARD WINNING FLORIST

67 High Street, Delabole,

North Cornwall PL33 9AH

01840 212555

Flowers@bruallen.co.uk

www.bruallen.co.uk

Family run florist with that

personal touch


Local News from Oct 1935

The Regal Cinema in Atlantic Road, Delabole was a

huge attraction at the time. The following is an extract

from the half-page advert in The Wadebridge and North

Cornwall Times.

THE CINEMA,

DELABOLE.

THIS WEEK :-

THURS., FRI., SAT.,

Oct. 17, 18, 19

The picture that has delighted

audiences wherever shown.

“BARNACLE BILL,”

“U” Certificate

FEATURING

Archie Pitt,

Known as King of Revue

This is his second film. “Danny Boy” was his first. He is well

enough off not to do another hand’s turn of work all his life,

besides being married to the highest paid woman worker in

this country. You may have heard of her, her name is Gracie

Fields.

Doors open at 7-30 to begin at 8p.m.

Prices: 1s.6d.; 1s. ; and 6d.

NO HALF PRICES ON SATURDAYS

Children admitted at Half-price when

accompanied by parents (Saturdays excepted).

However, the enterprising owners didn’t stop with the

ad, they scattered little nuggets in the individual news

from other villages - particularly like this one from the

Boscastle section,

‘We are grateful to Gracie Fields for allowing her

husband, Archie Pitts, to appear as “Barnacle Bill” at the

Delabole Cinema, this week.’

HH

Holocaust Poem

by Amelia-Paige

It happened a long time ago

When her mother’s moods weren’t low

A little girl

Tall and slim

She used to dance

She used to sing

Two tight braids woven on each side of her head

Counting her silk ribbons on her bed

Picking flowers in the middle of spring

Laughing at each peculiar finding

Playing board games with her family

was something she loved to do

Chess and draughts were their go-to

The room filled with laughter

every time her father used to cheat

Skipping around the room after her fathers defeat

One day everything changed

In the month of September

When they searched her house

And took her somewhere

where she had to be as quiet as a mouse

A better place she was told

‘You will be safe there, never alone.’

But they soon took her hair

Along with her clothes

And told her 64027 was her new name upon law

It appeared on her uniform

Written in ink on her wrist too

She saw her father being executed

at a time she believe was noon

It’s been 80 years since she entered Auschwitz

And today she was found in an old gas chamber

on block 11, Auschwitz I.

FREE

Plastic sleeves for ring binders. If you can

make use of them please call.

Tel: 01840 211111

More Memories

Just been reading about the Cornish Insurance Shop in October’s Slate. I remember I used to buy a small tin of

Horlicks

or Ovaltine sweets there. It was a real treat. I was thinking that Mr and Mrs Ching ran the chemist for a while, followed

by Jim May and his wife. I think they changed it to a fruit and veg shop and he also came around with a van selling

the produce - mum used to buy from him. After a while, didn’t they move across to what was Lynda’s playgroup

building? The Mays had a son also called Jim and they eventually went back to Port Isaac, where young Jim has

been a fisherman for years.

Recently I spoke with the children at Delabole School, being one of the oldies in the village and part of the history!

I did enjoy it...I was connected on teams on my iPad. Isn’t technology wonderful?

After I came off, I remembered that I was in a play put on by the school and was on Wesley Sunday School stage.

I was a fairy, Rosebud, in a pink crepe paper dress I think, Wendy Brown was Buttercup and Gill Cory was Bluebell.

Pat Davey was the fairy queen and I think that the fairy king was Aubrey Cronin. Don’t remember anything else

about it and have never seen any photos. We would cause a laugh if we dressed up as fairies now!

Anyone else with village memories they’d be willing to share?

Patricia Molloy


Smuggler’s

FISH and CHIPS

HIGH STREET, DELABOLE

01840 212232

Lunchtime Evening

Monday CLOSED 16.30-20.30

Tuesday CLOSED 16.30-20.30

Wednesday CLOSED 16.30-20.30

Thursday 12.30-13.30 16.30-20.30

Friday 12.00-13.30 16.30-21.00

Saturday 12.00-13.30 16.30-21.00

Sunday CLOSED 16.30-20.30

Also we have a new

lunchtime mega deal -

see in store for details

HOME PRODUCED BEEF & LAMB.

HOMEMADE JAMS & CHUTNEYS, HOMEMADE CAKES, LOCAL

CHEESE, RODDAS CREAM & MILK, LOCAL BAKERY BREAD,

FRESH FRUIT & VEG., PASTA, CRISPS, SNACKS, BISCUITS,

FUDGE & ICE CREAM

Farm Shop & Restaurant

Open 7 days a week

Restaurant closed on Mondays

SERVING: BREAKFAST, COFFEE, LUNCH,

SUNDAY ROAST, HOMEMADE CAKES,

CREAM TEAS, ICE CREAMS

Winter Warmer Lunches available throughout

November (excl. Sun & Mon)

2 courses plus tea or coffee for £11.50

Homemade dish using our own home produced meat

plus homemade fruit crumble & custard.

BOOKINGS BEING TAKEN FOR FESTIVE FUNCTIONS

TELEPHONE: 01208 880164 www.trevathanfarm.com

CHILDRENS PLAY AREA. RIDE-ON TRACTORS AND

DIGGERS. PETS CORNER.

FIND US ON THE B3314 AT ST ENDELLION, NEAR PORT ISAAC

Follow us:

CENTRAL GARAGE

45, High Street, Delabole

GOOD FURNITURE & ALADDIN’S CAVE

We buy and sell good second-hand furniture

Open Mon & Tues 10.00 - 2.00pm

Thurs 11.00 - 3.00pm

Fri 10.00 - 2.00pm

Or by appointment

Enquiries -

Ring Carolyn 07896 909245 / 01840 213590

Come take a look

Tel: 01840 219368

69 High Street, Delabole, PL33 9AH

Opening hours

Tuesday 9am - 5pm

Friday 9am - 5pm

Saturday 9am - 4pm


THE GOOD OLD DAYS

Lilla Miller - “The Queen of Camborne” (‘Mrs Rosewarne’)

Something over 20 years ago Cornwall was blessed with several locally bred ‘natural’ comedians. In fact, I would say

that every village / community had at least one.

When she was in her 80s I had the pleasure, and privilege, of taking “Mrs Rosewarne” back to her home in Camborne

after some event at which she had treated us to some of her situation comedy in St. John’s at Delabole. She was as

entertaining in the car as she had been in the Church! (Was it a Carnival event?) Our conversation was mainly about

the places and people of “Old Camborne” that we both knew – her from a lifetime living there and me mainly from my

‘Camborne Tec’ days and Young Farmer’s dances which included many trips to ‘The Flamingo’ at Pool and the like.

I have no recollection of our discussion now other than for her last five minutes when she was telling me about some

of the overlong sermons which seemed to get increasingly longer each Sunday!

“Last Sunday”, she said, “I was in Chapel, a bit nearer the front than I am comfortable with. Everything was fine to start

with and the service followed the usual format. We came, eventually, to the sermon. After about 10 minutes, as usual,

I started dozing off. I suddenly became aware that the Minister was speaking to me personally and I awoke abruptly

to his voice saying, ‘Can you hear me alright, Mrs Rosewarne?’. I was taken completely ‘off guard’ and without any

thought, or even waking properly, I replied, “Yes, I can, but I’d be quite happy to change places with someone that

can’t!”.

As I write this, early in October 2021, our MPs are happily blaming the current fuel shortage on us, mere constituents,

“panic buying”! – Definition?

I have spoken to several motorists (at random) asking how they are coping and what they are doing about getting fuel.

Yes, they are ‘filling up’ when they manage to get to a garage with fuel available! – They hate queuing!

Typical responses :- “I need my car to get me to work (miles from home).”

“I have children to get to and from school miles from home.”

“My disabled, elderly father lives on the other coast to me and I visit him twice a week to clean up and do any washing/

shopping etc that may be needed.”

“We are on holiday and going back to the Midlands on Friday,” (Plus two similar from London and one in Stevenage!).

Several needing to visit Doctors or Hospital soon or regularly and two awaiting to be called to hospital for ‘ops’ or

‘treatment etc. etc. etc…

The reasons given seem reasonable, in a rural area, to me! If I could see that any of the above would not be possible

because I couldn’t get fuel - I’d panic too!

I.M.B.



Spectacular Santa run returns to Eden for children’s hospice

Children’s Hospice South West’s spectacular Santas on the Run Goes Freestyle will be returning to the Eden Project

this December. More than 650 people took part in the last festive 2k fun run around the iconic biomes in 2019, raising

nearly £26,000 in support of the charity’s Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell. And after being held virtually

last year due to the pandemic, organisers hope an army of fun runners and walkers will be back at Eden raising cheer

in their festive gear on Sunday, December 5.

“We’re excited to be bringing our flagship fundraising event back to the stunning Eden Project in our 30th anniversary

year,” said CHSW fundraiser Kiley Pearce.“Our supporters did us proud during the pandemic, raising thousands of

pounds across the region by taking part in virtual Santa runs with their families and friends at home and while people

will still be able to do a Santa run at home if they’d prefer to, we hope as many people will join us at Eden as possible.

Our festive, fun 2k course is suitable for all ages and abilities and there will be plenty of festive treats to enjoy along

the way,” added Kiley.

Santas on the Run Goes Freestyle will be one of the charity’s first physical fundraising events for nearly two years.

To enable social distancing in the event village and on the start line, there will be three start times at 10.30am, 1pm

and 3.30pm.

Santa suits are not being provided this year to help reduce the impact on the environment, and the registration fee

has been reduced to £10 per adult, £5 per child (under twos are free). “People really enjoyed the freestyle element of

last year’s virtual event so we’re encouraging people to do the same at Eden and be as creative as they like with their

own festive costumes,” said Kiley. “Whether you want to sleigh it like Santa, rock it like Rudolph, sock it like a snowman

or twinkle like a Christmas tree, we can’t wait to see everyone’s festive outfits – there will be prizes for the best! Your

registration fee includes entry into Eden for the day, making it a brilliant festive family day out – the perfect way to get

everyone in the mood for Christmas and help raise a few pounds for your local children’s hospice.”

CHSW, which was founded in 1991 and is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, supports more than 500 families

across the South West. The charity provides respite, emergency, end-of-life and bereavement care and support for

the whole family at Little Harbour and its other two hospices in Barnstaple and Bristol.

It has adapted its care during the pandemic to ensure Covid-safe support wherever and whenever families need it,

including for the first time ever, in families’ own homes.

“By taking part and raising money, you will be helping to provide vital care for local families who need our love and

support now more than ever,” added Kiley.

Santas on the Run Goes Freestyle is kindly sponsored by The Exeter. To sign up for the Eden event or to take part

virtually, visit www.chsw.org.uk/santas


This month’s Bible verse

November 2021

Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

Acts 16:30b

...if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord

Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God

hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be

saved.

Romans 10:9

...Jesus answering said...I came not to call the

righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Luke 5:31a,32

The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon

him, to all that call upon him in truth. He will

fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also

will hear their cry, and will save them.

Psalm 145:18-19

Authorised (King James) Version


What’s On - In our area

Delabole

Methodist

Church

Nov 2nd 7.30pm Church Council

Nov 7th 11am Service with Holy Communion

Rev Linda Barriball

Nov 14th 11am Church Fellowship

3pm Remembrance Service

Nov 21st 11am Michael Hicks

Nov 27th 10.30am Christmas Sale + Pasty & Sweet

Nov 28th 11am Church Fellowship

Great to have your company at any of these services.

Singing allowed but Lockdown precautions still advised.

Delabole Methodist Church

CHRISTMAS SALE

PLUS

PASTY AND SWEET

SATURDAY 27th NOVEMBER

10.30am - 2pm

Masks to be worn until seated please

Save the Date

The provisional plan is to hold a

Christmas Lunch at the Methodist Chapel on

December 7th at 12 noon.

This will be roast beef and all the trimmings,

Christmas pudding

plus tea or coffee.

Numbers will be limited and booking essential

(01840 212558)

Covid precautions will be in place

DEADLINE

for your events, greetings & articles

For the December /January double issue

Is

10th NOVEMBER

Submit to Delabole.slatenewsletter@gmail.com

Or drop in to the box at Spar / Luggs shop


DIARY DATES

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

Delabole Branch of the Royal British Legion

Thursday 11th. November at 11am

‘We remember’ A minutes silence at

The War Memorial Garden.

REGULAR MEETINGS / EVENTS

Every Tuesday: Kernow Credit Union 1.00- 2.15pm

Contact Tricia on 212520 for up to date details

Saturday 13th November 10.30am-12 noon

Coffee Morning at the Methodist Church

Proceeds for the Poppy Appeal

Sunday 14th November 2.30pm

‘We Remember’ at the War Memorial

3pm Service at the Methodist Church.

Subject to current covid restrictions.

Endelienta Events November 2021

20 November at 7.30pm

Spindle Ensemble

St Endellion Church

Spindle Ensemble are a chamber quartet like no other.

They perform their own style of contemporary classical

music, combining beautiful melodies, virtuoso

musicianship, elements of folk and jazz with their

unique line up: piano, marimba, vibraphone, violin,

cello, Celtic harp and accordion. Their innovative style

has gained them much praise and radio play on both

BBC Radio 3 and 6 Music. Tickets £10 from

www.endelienta.org.uk

Monthly, Wednesday evening

The North Cornwall Book Festival Book Club

Please contact operations@ncornbookfest.org for more

information

Monthly, Saturday morning

The Make Club

A fun place for parents and children to explore, create,

and get messy. Please check the website

www.endelienta.org.uk for dates and details

Free to a good home - 3 Adult bikes in not great

condition. One is a Claud Butler lady's bike hardly used.

Unfortunately all bikes need quite a bit of TLC as have

not been well stored. Good project for an enthusiast.

louise.carroll4@virgin.net or 07712135559

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

DEC/JAN double issue

SLATE IS

10th NOVEMBER

Mailboxes at the Spar &

Lugg’s Garage, and the

email box are emptied once

a month only, after the 10th.

Do you or a loved one struggle with

their Mental Health?

Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness, Loss

Mind Matters is a non clinical, non judgemental

support group providing a safe confidential space

to talk or just listen.

We currently meet on

Wednesday evenings at St John’s Community

Rooms from 7 - 9pm

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