THE DELABOLE SLATE
*STOP PRESS* Ukranian Coffee Morning
Thank you to all who supported and gave generously at this village event.
Great to see you all there and thanks to those who made cakes, served coffee and cake, organised the raffle, washed
dishes and tidied up afterwards! £1,050 is being sent to DEC.
Also in this issue is a booking form for the Jubilee over 60’s meal on 3rd June to be completed and returned by
10th May. Thank you.
PLATINUM JUBILEE 2nd to 5th JUNE
NEXT MEETING - THURSDAY 7th APRIL 7pm at the Methodist Church
Thanks to a small group of volunteers, plans are coming together for a celebratory weekend of events which hopefully
contains something to appeal to all ages. A final programme and entry forms will be in the May issue of the Slate’
IN THE MEANTIME we need a band of reliable and willing individuals or groups who are prepared to roll up their sleeves
• We need Stewards to accept and display competition entries in the marquee or in one or both of the churches.
• We need litter pickers to keep the King George V field nice and clean.
• We need 1st Aid cover for events on 3rd, 4th and 5th of June.
• We need a family or group of individuals to take ownership of a BBQ on Saturday 4th June (funding available).
The afternoon and evening of Thursday 2nd June have been allocated for individual street parties. Hopefully this will
avoid clashing with other events over the weekend. Our Beacon will be lit at 9.15pm to finish off the day.
Advance notice of some of the competitions, so get your thinking caps on -
• ‘Blooming Lovely’ Container or hanging basket visible from the road.
• ‘Jubilee Pudding’ Fit for a Queen.
• Age under 8 - A decorated Crown.
• Ages 7-12/12-14/15 upwards - to create a decorated cardboard castle. Size up to 1 meter square.
• Children’s entertainment and disco with a Royalty fancy dress theme.
Do you have any photos with a Royal connection? There will be an area to display your proud moment with Royalty.
The above is just a sample of ideas to date. To ensure a truly memorable Platinum Jubilee, an occasion that may never
happen again in our lifetime, we need the support of the village. Please come along to the next meeting on 7th April
with your ideas or to offer your help.
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Photos from 10 years ago when villagers joined together and celebrated the Diamond Jubilee. Now…
Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
If you’re a Senior Citizen and live in the PL33 area,
you’re invited to a free celebratory 3 course roast beef lunch on
Friday 3rd June at 12 noon
at Delabole Methodist Church
Raffle, Quiz, Photos from former celebrations etc
Please complete the attached slip & place it in The Slate box at Spar or phone 01840 212558 by May 10th
Jubilee Lunch - June 3rd 2022
Phone number ______________________________________________________________
Please choose dessert: Cheesecake ___ Pavlova ___ or Fruit Salad ___
With the cost of living rising, I know that many people in
the village may be struggling. I wanted to make sure
everyone was aware of the wonderful services our lovely
community and local areas have in place for us to use in
Delabole if we need help!
Firstly, The Neighbourhood Community Cooking Club
delivers hot food to residents in Delabole and surrounding
areas free of charge. For more information on this contact
Julie on 07828 824951 or if you have access to Facebook
there is a page with all the information on there called 'The
Neighbourhood Community Cooking Club'.
Secondly, Tintagel and Camelford both have pantries that
welcome anyone from local areas to use. The Pantry at
Tintagel Social Hall is contactable via email:
email@example.com and telephone: 07521 310341
if you need any more information. The Old Bank and
Community Larder in Camelford is contactable only via
email currently: firstname.lastname@example.org. They have a
Wednesday Stock-up from 2 till 4:30pm and then later on
at 7 till 8:30pm. Anybody is welcome. Both have Facebook
pages if you have access to Facebook.
Lastly, I'm working on being able to get food from the
pantries delivered to those in Delabole who cannot get to
Camelford or Tintagel and need these services. Anyone
who can help me with this please contact me via email:
Best wishes, Alice
From Myke Rosenthal-English,
a former Delabole resident
Myke, Miriam and their 6 kids are now living in Füssen,
Germany. They contacted Chris and congratulated him
on his website.
Myke says, “Those who attended Delabole School with
our eldest child Miriam might be surprised to know she is
25, married with 5 children aged 6, 4, 3 and twin girls aged
Those who remember Father Bryan Storey might find the
website I run about him interesting. It can be found at
eucharisticrenewal.org. Fond memories of when we lived
in The Sidings! We swapped views of the quarry for views
of Mountains surrounding us!
My 70th birthday is in 2 days and I got a letter from the
President of Bavaria wishing
me a Happy Birthday! Only 30
more years till I get one from the
King or Queen of the UK, if
there is still a monarchy then.
Do like the style of your new
site, Chris. I really enjoyed
reading about the history of the
PS View from our bedroom
window attached! With a
Zeppelin flying past for good
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We have been incredibly busy at the Station, The end of 2021 highlighted with the most Fire calls we have ever had,
averaging between 110-120 calls a year we responded to 170 calls in 2021. Whilst 2022 crept in it also was time for us
to make plans and get in as much training as possible for our yearly operational audit, the audit tests our ability and
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Dominic Fairman Cornwall Councillor St Teath & Tintagel Division
As I write this we are two weeks into the horrific invasion of Ukraine, a refugee wave is gathering pace and the whole
situation is rapidly deteriorating into a humanitarian crisis. Like many of you I expect, one of the overriding emotions I
feel is one of helplessness and beyond donating goods or cash there seems to be little we can do except watch the
horror unfold on our screens. We are now just beginning to understand how deep and wide-ranging the implications of
this war are going to be and how the knock-on effect of sanctions on Russia and a decoupling of Europe from Russian
oil and gas is going to have on our day-to-day cost of living in Cornwall. The increase in energy prices was already
causing problems before the war and this is likely now to be worse again next winter. Most of the fertiliser used on farms
is produced in Russia and so food inflation will become a real issue and there is already a steep rise in fuel prices which
affect us not only with our personal transport, but also has a knock-on effect to all other areas of the economy. I believe
that the best thing that we can do as a Council for both Ukraine and our residents is to support those who are financially
or otherwise vulnerable so that we might keep up the pressure on the Russian state through meaningful and long-lasting
sanctions. It is important that we do this – but it is equally important that our less well-off residents can both heat and
eat. There is a dedicated page on the Council website for those facing financial hardship which covers areas such as:
• Heating and energy bills advice
• Debt management
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Letter to Delabole Slate
Thank you for being a part of wind power history
Thirty years ago Delabole made history as the site of the UK’s first commercial wind farm. The Edwards family took a
pioneering step into what was a relatively unknown and untested technology, having discussed what use the plentiful wind
in the area could be put to.
Then, nearly 20 years ago, Good Energy bought the wind farm and just over 10 years ago, in 2010, we invested in repowering
the turbines. The ten old turbines were replaced with four new ones which more than doubled the wind farm’s output to
enough power to power roughly 7000 homes.
A couple of years later we introduced our local tariff. A 20% discount on our standard variable tariff with an additional £50 a
year when the wind farm performed well. Along side our contributions to the Delabole Wind Farm Community Fund. It was
our way of saying thank you to local people.
As customers on the tariff will now know, it is now closing, this is following the sale of the wind farm, alongside all of our other
wind and solar farms to Bluefield Partners LLP.
We are very proud of our involvement in the Delabole Community and this piece of wind power history and want to thank
you for your support over the years. The sale of our wind and solar farms was made in order to invest in our future strategy,
focused on encouraging more local, small scale renewables with services that support them, alongside growth in the clean
Even though the tariff is closing, the wind farm will continue to support the local community through the Delabole Wind Farm
Community Fund. Over the years Good Energy has contributed around £100,000 through the fund which has been invested
into projects including energy efficiency measures and solar panels at Delabole Primary School, repairs to the church roof
and even sports kits for the football and cricket clubs. The community fund will now pass over to the new owners. Bluefield
are a dedicated renewable investor and generator and we are very confident they will be excellent stewards.
Good Energy’s commitment to supporting renewables remains, through the community of over 1900 independent generators
from which we purchase power. In fact we are still buying from Delabole Wind Farm so if you remain a customer, you will
still be effectively using locally sourced clean electricity.
Thank you for being a part of wind power history.
Events at St Endellion (Port Isaac PL29 3TP)
Saturday 2nd April, 10am-12pm
St Endellion Parish Hall (next to the church)
Endelienta Make Club - Rocks
£5 per family
Roll, print, draw and paint to create your own rock layer artwork.
Each month we have new creative ideas to keep the whole
family busy. The Make Club is a fun space to explore, create
and get messy. Each workshop is led by inspirational artists and
makers and there are always enough materials available for
caregivers to participate as well.
Saturday 30th April, 7.30pm
St Endellion Church
Joyful Company of Singers
£10 | Accompanied under 16s free
The Joyful Company of Singers are known for their virtuosity
across an astoundingly wide repertoire. The choir has had
successes in national and international competitions, have
performed at several leading UK festivals and have been
broadcast by both the BBC and Classic FM.
This concert’s pieces were composed in the last century –
featuring the works of;
James MacMillan, John Rutter, John Tavener and David
Mitcham. The concert’s centrepiece is Malcom Williamson’s
Symphony for Voices, setting texts by Australian poet James
MacAuley. The program also features a wistful collaboration
between a Hungarian composer and a French poet! To book
tickets, visit: www.endelienta.org.uk
and North Cornwall Book Festival!
We are looking for new people to volunteer at our
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A Methodist Minister’s View
As I write this article the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been under way for two weeks. One thing which struck me is
how things have changed for all of us in that short period of time from experiencing increasing prices for petrol, diesel
heating oil through to responding to the appeals for money, clothing and other essentials. The response to these appeals
has been phenomenal with the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal reaching £100 million pounds within 4 days, as
well as people setting off from different parts of the country with van and lorry loads of the goods which are needed.
As we face such a crisis many of us feel helpless other than responding by giving. Some have said that they only watch
the news bulletins once a day because they feel so distressed by the situation.
Within 24 hours there were responses from the Church Leaders in this Country with the organisation of Prayer Vigils on
Tuesday, 1st March, and the writing of special prayers. On a Radio programme that we were listening to the story was
told of a Ukrainian young man who said to the Bishop of Europe that the people of Ukraine ‘felt the power of our prayers
don’t stop praying for us.’ In response to this I encourage you to pray for the situation. Below is the prayer which was
written for use in our Methodist Churches and members of our congregation, but it can be used by everyone.
Holy and Gracious God.
We pray for the people of Ukraine and the people of Russia;
for their countries and their leaders.
We pray for all those who are afraid;
that your everlasting arms hold them in this time of great fear.
We pray for all those who have the power over life and death;
that they will choose for all people life, and life in all its fullness.
We pray for those who choose war;
that they will remember that you direct your people
to turn our swords into ploughshares and seek for peace.
We pray for leaders on the world stage;
that they are inspired by the wisdom and courage of Christ.
Above all, Lord, today we pray for peace for Ukraine.
And we ask this in the name of your blessed Son.
Lord have mercy, Amen.
As you receive this article in print the Easter Celebrations will be very much on your minds, although we may find it
difficult to celebrate as we normally would with the Ukrainian situation as it is. However, the Message of Easter of God’s
Love for all people and the hope which it brings is still the same. As we remind ourselves again of the Crucifixion and
Resurrection of Jesus, we celebrate the joy of the new start and new life, which it brings, with the peace which ensues
Amidst all that we are experiencing continue to pray for the Ukrainian situation and open yourselves to the hope, love,
joy and peace of Easter.
April in the Garden
with Bessie Greenfingers
The garden really wakes up this month.
Feed the roses with rose fertiliser. Mulch the borders and
vegetable beds with home made, or peat free compost.
Seeds of all sorts can be started off in the greenhouse
now. Annuals, perennials, beans, peas, and brassicas all
benefit from an early start in the greenhouse. If you do not
have a greenhouse, a sunny window sill will do.
Make sure your greenhouse glass is clean before you start
and keep it ventilated, but close the door unless it is hot
and sunny. Tomato plants in the greenhouse will need
support, so put in canes or frames.
Lift and divide any large clumps of perennials to make
more plants, taking care not to damage any emerging
foliage. Put stakes in the border around perennials before
they become tall enough to flop. Make sure sweet peas
have supports to climb through. Trim hedges and mow the
lawns. Make sure paths and patios are clean. It is amazing
what a good stiff brushing using just plain old water can
Take time out on sunny days to smell the earth and the
flowers and sit in the warm sunshine. Oh, and keep
Souper Soup from Carrie Casserole
1,000 grms of butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and
1 medium size carrot, peeled and chopped.
1 medium sized potato, peeled and chopped.
1 medium sized onion, peeled and chopped.
2 vegetable stock cubes.
1 large teaspoon dried mixed herbs.
3 teaspoons olive oil.
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Mon - Fri
Delabole Village Show
It is hoped that the Delabole Village Show will be able to go ahead this year. If you have attended previous shows
you will know what a marvellous event this is for our village. There truly is something for everyone with classes for
flowers, vegetables, cookery, art, crafts, floral art and photography, as well as a wide variety of children's classes - a
real showcase for all the village has to offer.
More details and schedules will be available in early summer, but in the meantime, if you'd like to know more, or feel
you can help in any way please come along to our AGM on Tuesdy May 3rd at 7pm in the Chapel Schoolroom.
We'll have the kettle on and we promise you a warm welcome.
‘Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the
most patient of teachers.’ Charles W Elliot
If someone were to ask you to capture key moments in your life by thinking of the most important books you had
encountered, where would you even start?
For those of us who have always had a love of reading, but perhaps even more so for those of us who have struggled
with reading, it would take a great deal of thought and deliberation, and it would trigger countless memories – some
of them joyful, some of them perhaps quite lonely. Moments of carefree escapism and moments of desperately needing
to escape into a book when life gets too hard. Moments when we gaze outward and connect with countless other
souls and moments when we look inward and tap into our deepest selves. Books are a potent trigger for emotion, for
intrigue, excitement, outrage, empathy, magic, danger and solace. The list is endless and linked to all that it means
to be a human amongst other humans. What a gift that is!
Which is why, ultimately, the most important job we ever
do in school – apart from the fundamentals of safety –
is to teach children to read and then offer them
encounters with the best that has been said and written.
It goes far beyond just a selection of modern fiction. It
goes to the very core of our children’s cultural heritage
and connects them with who they are, where they belong
and what they may one day become.
At Delabole Primary, when we talk about the journey
from learning to read to reading to learn, we are really
making a commitment to shaping a person, because
beautiful core texts lie at the heart of all we do. For every
element of our curriculum, there is a book that has been selected with care that is ‘just the right book for the job’ at
that time. Every book has to earn its place and must inspire, delight, provoke thought and trigger emotion. It is hard
to measure how much impact this truly has on our children – although they show us every day that they are touched
by the words and books we share.
But when we asked the children to share their ‘life in books’, we were astounded by their responses. They rewarded
us with the most life affirming, creative and captivating array of presentations – each one so carefully considered and
so enticing. The images here really don’t do justice to the attention to detail and sheer joy in books that we witnessed.
What it truly did show us is that children connect with books from the earliest age in a really powerful way and define
themselves through the books they love. If ever there were any doubt that reading to and with your child is one of the
most important things a parent can do, these images dispel it. Share a book with your child. It makes all the difference
in the world.
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friends and friends-you-haven’t-yet-made
in the Methodist Schoolroom on the third
Tuesday of the month - that’ll be
Tuesday April 19th
between 10.30am and noon.
There’ll also be a collecting point for
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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
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Come take a look
Tel: 01840 219368
69 High Street, Delabole, PL33 9AH
Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm
Friday 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday 9.00am - 4pm
COUNCIL CORNER Delabole Parish Council
The March meeting started with a short presentation from Lucy Muldowney who spoke about the ‘Foundations for Work’
scheme. Lucy is a mentor for individuals who are long term unemployed and who are looking to return to work. She is
organising workshops, drop in services and one to one meetings offering free help and guidance. There is a budget
available for training, transport costs, clothes for interviews and outreach courses in Maths/English and IT.
Our Parish Clerk will liaise with Lucy to provide further details via the Community Face book page, in this publication
and with posters around the village.
Our County Councillor, Dominic Fairman, spoke about planning applications being on temporary hold due to the high
level of phosphates being discharged into the river Allen. The Rivers Trust website shows that locally Delabole treatment
works are discharging 30% of sewage into the river Allen. Cllr. Fairman will raise this at the Community Network meeting
At the March PC meeting it was agreed to -
• Replace the PC mobile phone with a model that would be more functional.
• Renew the PC insurance which covers the Womble activity and Jubilee events.
• To purchase and maintain a further (3rd) Defibrillator at the Rockhead end of the village to serve the residents
of that area, Medrose Street and Rendle Street including the flats. This will be installed in the porch of the
Methodist Church and we thank them for accommodating this. The installation of this equipment will mean that
the village is covered as well as possible with potentially life saving equipment for residents and activities
occurring at the Methodist premises.
• A funding request towards setting up a Delabole Youth Club.
• Commit to installing CCTV to cover the King George V playing field and children’s play area.
• Complete repairs and maintenance to the public toilets to include motion sensor lighting as an economy.
• Begin to review, update and amend the PC policies.
May 2022 will mark the first year of Delabole Parish Council.
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Tuesday 10th May at 6.30 before the regular PC meeting at 7pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
The usual contact for our Parish Clerk is 07869 725450 or email@example.com
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Spring is here at last! New leaves are coming out in the trees in woods and lanes and
more and more flowers are opening in the warmer spring weather. The evenings are
much lighter and when you go out for a walk you will hopefully be able to see and
hear many birds as they are busy making their nests and feeding their chicks. Lots
of the birds live here all year round but some only visit us for the summer. In winter
the summer visitors fly to warmer places in Africa, then in the spring they will fly
hundreds of miles back to make their nests and raise their chicks here.
Most of these summer visitors are already here, the only ones that haven’t arrived
yet are swifts, which will not arrive until the beginning of May. Swallows, house martins
and sand martins have already made their nests and are hunting insects around our
homes and fields and farms. They only visit in the summer because that is when the
weather is warm enough for plenty of insects to be flying for them to feed on. They
catch all their food while they are flying, they even drink from pools as they fly over
It is Easter this month, a religious festival which is closely linked in our minds to new
beginnings and new life. People often send Easter cards with pictures of lambs, chicks
and eggs and give gifts of chocolate eggs.
It is fun to decorate ordinary eggs for Easter and is quite easy to do. If you decorate
hardboiled eggs using these methods, they are still perfectly fine to eat.
Method 1.- the simplest! Colour your eggs with sharpies or any other non toxic
coloured pens. Make your pattern as complicated as you like. When you have finished,
decide who has decorated the best egg, then eat them!
Method 2 – (still pretty simple)- make sure you ask an adult to help with the shaving
foam and food colouring.
a)hardboil your eggs and leave to cool.
b)spray some shaving foam into a shallow tray and spread it out.
c)add some drops of different food colouring into the foam and swirl it through with a
skewer or a toothpick.
d) place the egg into the foam and roll it so that it is covered with foam.
e) repeat with more eggs, adding more colours if you want. Place the foamed eggs
on a plate or tray and let them dry for 20 mins, or until the foam starts to dry on the
f) wipe the eggs off with paper towels and you will find that the egg shell is stained
with a marbled effect.
Just come across a book of quotations printed by Wakefields of
Camelford possibly in the 1930s.
It was compiled by a Rev H. W. Charity and is comprised of quotes
contributed by people, I imagine, from around the Methodist Circuit
- including many from Delabole. HH
Mr. W. E. Lugg, Park Villas, Rockhead
Troubles are like babies,
The more you nurse them, the bigger they grow.
Miss J. K. Lugg, Park Villas, Rockhead
You will never be sorry for - doing your level best;
hearing before judging;
thinking before speaking;
sticking to your principles;
being generous to an enemy;
keeping your promises.
Miss B. Lugg, Park Villas, Delabole
To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
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To start at the beginning, that’s when you pop your contribution in The Slate box or email it to
firstname.lastname@example.org - before the 10th of the month, which is when we meet (well it maybe the day after)
to open emails and allocate the items to the ‘typists’ to change them into the format that we use.
Next stage is the read and paste, where an editorial group meets to read through each contribution, check for mistakes
and that it’s OK to include. Having agreed on that, there follows the difficult decisions on where to fit everything on the
pages. Adverts have to go in - they’re kindly paying to print The Slate - and then it’s arranging the articles around them.
The over-riding consideration is what will fit into an even number of pages. Consequently, some things have to be omitted
(items by the team) or quickly written so as not to have too much white space.
With this part completed, the paper copies are taken to the ‘page makers’ who use a programme called Serif to slot
things together so there’s a cohesive look to each page and the dividing lines are exactly horizontal or vertical!
We leave enough time for people to do this, fitting around what’s going on in their lives, before the memory sticks are
gathered to sort the pages into their final format. Now comes the pdf-ing, that is putting it into a format that can be emailed
to the printer.
Pdf-ing is the decidedly iffy bit. Some months it doesn’t go too badly, at other times it’s AWFUL. Last month was such
a month. Ro and Sue, who tackle it, spent AGES. If it could go wrong, it did. Can’t thank them enough for their dedication
and stickability. Eventually the whole caboosh was ready to send - but first each article needed a final check that the
last lines (usually with names and contact details) haven’t been dropped. Can’t describe the utter relief when the key
was pressed and the newsletter wended its way to Jonathan, the printer, at The Old Bank in Camelford and we also
forward a copy to Chris who kindly publishes it on his website.
Now it’s over to Marie who takes the boxes to Camelford and waits for the phone call to let her know the 930 copies are
in the boxes and ready for collection. Off she goes, loads them into her car and takes them to Carol, who counts the
correct number of Slates for each round; after which, Marie takes them to the ‘Deliverers’ who, when it’s possible, pop
them through our letter-boxes…
and all of this is done by VOLUNTEERS. The only payment involved is for the printing.
So THANK YOU ALL so much. You’re BRILLIANT and we do APPRECIATE you!!!
The old cardboard box
I wonder if like me you have a cardboard box full of newspapers and old cuttings, pieces from The Slate, paintings and
cards made by your children and grandchildren and all sorts of other treasured memorabilia.
I have had a great time just lately going through my box and looking at all sorts of items bringing back many happy
memories of village and family life.
In 1986 the Parish Council called a village meeting because of concern over cut backs in the hospital car and ambulance
services, often making it difficult for villagers to access appointments and visits. From this meeting the Delabole Hospital
Car Service was formed, a committee meeting held, a coffee morning arranged which raised £141.26 and the service
started on 7th April 1986. Two of our original committee members are still running the service. Thank you,Tricia Hicks
and Ann Hopkins.
February 2000 saw the first meeting arranged by our long time Delabolian friend and councillor, John Lugg with myself
and the County Enterprise Officer to look at the needs of the village going forward. This led to the formation of the
Delabole Development Group, chaired and still is I believe by Chris Keat. A public meeting was called when 84 residents
attended. I seem to remember that the seeds for the revival of the carnival were laid at that time and a village questionnaire
was prepared and delivered to each home asking for ideas and suggestions for the way forward. A further meeting for
young people and those interested in youth work was called in the April and if my memory serves me right it was from
this that the very successful youth club run by Richard Lewis and Dee Paul was formed.
Amongst other treasures I found the report of the opening of the new classroom at Delabole School by The Duke of
Gloucester, a newspaper photo of the first coffee morning in Cornwall which was held here in our village to raise funds
for the First Air Ambulance by a group of villagers, organised by Margarette and Ray Worden. £1000 was raised.
I found reports of VE/VJ commemorations in the village and of course the Silver, Golden and Diamond Celebrations of
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth 11 celebrated with decorated houses, fancy dress and children’s sports, the revival of
the flora dance, Last Night of the Prom concerts by Mount Charles Band, teas and lunches, children’s mugs and much
more. Does anyone recall a brilliant concert held in the Wesley Hall, I think for the Silver Jubilee, with Jenny Benham,
Trevor Hewitt and Chris Edwards and other local talent or is this a figment of my imagination?
Now I am sure we are all looking forward to our village celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee. Best wishes to all
those who are organising the events. I’m sure we will have a time to remember and more cuttings to put in my cardboard
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This month’s Bible verse
Jesus said unto her [Martha], I am the
resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me,
though he were dead, yet shall he live:
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall
never die. Believest thou this?
She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou
art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come
into the world. John 11:25-27
...Christ died for our sins according to the
scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he
rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
And this is the will of him that sent me, that every
one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may
have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the
last day. John 6:40
Authorised (King James) Version
I have read Helen's piece about banks in the March edition of “The Slate” with interest because between 1966 and 1971
I worked for NatWest Bank (then National Provincial) at Camelford and one of my duties was to attend the Branch Agency
Offices at Delabole, Boscastle and Tintagel. We went to Tintagel three half days a week in Summer and one half day
in Winter. Boscastle and Delabole had a half day each, Summer and Winter. We were transported to and from by taxi,
owned by Mr “Taggs” Hayne of Camelford and our usual driver was Mr Les Dawe. Because we carried a large amount
of cash with us we were supposed to vary our route regularly for security reasons but, to the best of my recollection, I
don't think we ever did.
Thursday was our day to come to Delabole. We would open the Boscastle Agency in the morning from ten to midday,
then have an hour for lunch and to make our way to Delabole to open the office there at one o'clock until three o'clock
in the afternoon. As Helen said, the Bank employed someone to act as a bodyguard. The bodyguard was always an
elderly retired gentleman, so I don't imagine he could have put up a lot of resistance in the event of an armed robbery.
I can remember having three different bodyguards in my time, Mr Harold Sandercock from Camelford, Mr Irving Arnold,
a Delabole chap originally, but then living in Tintagel and Mr Frank Nute, also from Tintagel. Mrs Irving Arnold made
delicious pasties so en route from Boscastle to Delabole we always detoured to stop at Irving's house to pick up a hot
pasty each for our dinner.
Our Delabole office was in Mr & Mrs Claude Penfound's front room in Gordon Terrace, which is the row of cottages
between The Bettle & Chisel and what used to be the Co-op Butcher's shop (later Quarry Cafe). Before I became the
agency clerk the job was held by one of my colleagues called Paul. One Thursday afternoon after Paul had come back
from Delabole we did the daily cash balance and came up £100 short, quite a tidy sum back then. Having double and
triple checked the figures Paul was despatched back to Delabole in Taggs's taxi where, fortunately, he discovered the
missing bundle of a hundred £1 notes hiding under Mr & Mrs Penfound's front room table.
I'm afraid Helen's memory is playing tricks on her, because NatWest later moved from Mr & Mrs Penfound's, not to the
old SWEB shop, but to an office at 17 High Street, more or less next door to what was in those days Mr & Mrs Eric
Heath's hardware/DIY shop and later Mandy's Hairdressers. This office was part of a property owned by a Mrs Madeline
Reid, whose maiden name was Treleaven. She had previously lived in New Zealand for several years, but was originally
from an old Delabole family. I can remember two of her brothers, Charlie, who had an accountancy business in Lanson,
and Harry, who was partially disabled. Harry lived in a residential home at St Teath, owned by Mr & Mrs Garwood and
he could often be seen out and about around Delabole and St Teath villages. Harry may have been disabled in body,
but his mind was sharp as a tack. He could remember the birthday of practically everyone he knew, plus most of their
family as well. I expect some of The Slate's older readers may remember him and Charlie.
One incident that has remained with me concerns the time a Bank Inspector called unexpectedly when I was manning
the Delabole office one day. He asked me if I had tested the alarm system, something I was supposed to do every week
first thing on arrival. I told him of course I had and that I did it weekly without fail, which, I'm afraid to say, I never did.
He then asked me to demonstrate it for him and when I pressed the alarm button, probably for the first time in many
years, there was a loud “Bang” that blew every fuse in the building.
Some customers I can remember who used the Delabole Agency weekly for their business were Mrs Carol Heath, from
the shop next door, Mr Bert Hall, who traded as Cornwall Electrical Installations in Medrose, and Western Engineering
Ltd, owned by Mr George Iles. Mr Douglas Chard, who did their accounts, always came in to pay in the cheques the
firm had received and also to draw out cash to pay the employees' wages.
To clear one or two other things up, it was Barclays Bank that took over the old SWEB Shop, now Dr Garrod's surgery,
and the Midland Bank office was in the house then owned by Mrs Cory, Les Cory's mother and where Les lived in more
recent times. If I remember correctly, Les worked for the Midland Bank at Padstow for a short time after leaving school
before getting a job with Southern Railways, first at Padstow Station and later at Delabole Station.
World Day of Prayer
Formerly called Women’s World Day of Prayer, it is always
held on the first Friday of March and this year Delabole
hosted the event for our area.
The service was based around a verse from Jeremiah, ‘I
know the plans I have for you’ - a verse of hope - and hope
was the overarching theme. It was symbolised in the use
of lighted candles and packets of seeds.
But the amazing thing, which almost all commented on,
was that, with the Ukrainian war in all our hearts and
minds, this service might have been prepared the day
before rather than the year or so in advance that it was.
It was so apt.
Anyone wishing to have the booklet that accompanied
the service, please contact a member of the Methodist
Colourful Rainbow Run returns to Cornwall this summer
One of the UK’s most colourful fundraising fun runs.
Rainbow Run is making a return to RAF St Mawgan near Newquay on June 18 after a two-year break due to the
pandemic and early-bird tickets are on sale now with a 25 per cent discount.
Anyone over the age of five can take part and participants will get covered in powder paint as they walk, jog or run
through different coloured paint stations along the 5km route.
Around 1,500 people took part in the 2019 event, raising £80,000 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).
Rainbow Run is sponsored by Ann’s Cottage and CHSW event fundraiser Kiley Pearce says the event will be a fun
way to start the summer, while raising funds to help provide vital care for local families who are supported by CHSW’s
Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell.
“Rainbow Run is the brightest fun for everyone and we cannot describe how much we are looking forward to bringing
the event back to the people of Cornwall,” said Kiley.
“It is such a fun event, and to see people reunited with friends and family, having fun and helping to raise vital funds
will just be fantastic. If everyone could raise just £20 in sponsorship that could help fund one hour of care for children
at Little Harbour.”
Covid safety measures will be in place but there is also an option to take part in a virtual Rainbow Run at home.
Kiley added; “We are really pleased to be able to continue offering our virtual options so people can do their own
colourful 5km wherever they live; we also are keen for schools to take part in our Rainbow Run schools challenge, so
there really is something for everyone.”
Early bird discount tickets are currently £15 for adults and £10.50 for children for a limited time only.
Capacity for this event is limited and tickets must be pre-booked in advance at www.chsw.org.uk/rainbow
Deadline for May Slate - 10th April
YOUR GUIDE TO TO LOCAL EVENTS AND MEETINGS IN AND AROUND DELABOLE
REGULAR MEETINGS / EVENTS
Every Tuesday: Kernow Credit Union 1.00- 2.15pm
Contact Tricia on 212520 for up to date details
Alternate Fridays: DELABOLE QUILTERS
We Meet on alternate Fridays, 2pm at Delabole Methodist
school room. More information from Pauline Dean 212577
Delabole Village Show
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 3rd May at 7pm
Delabole Chapel Schoolrooms
There is one date in April when the
Union Flag should be flown.
Thursday, 21st April. Birthday of
Her Majesty, The Queen.
The flag of St George will be flown
on St George’s Day,
Saturday, 23rd April
Your news from clubs, activities and events in the
village is always welcome. Please send to
Our mailbox is at the Spar.
The mail & email boxes are
emptied once a month only,
after the 10th.
Local Information - stuff to cut out and keep
Always asking the same questions?
Hopefully this page will answer them for you.
If there’s anything missing, let us know.
Cut out and keep handy for reference or to help others.
Not everyone has access to the internet to find or ask
for the help they need.
SMUGGLER’S Fish & Chips
Hours from March 2022
Monday Closed 4.30-8.00pm
Tuesday Closed 4.30-8.00pm
Wednesday Closed 4.30-8.00pm
Thursday Closed 4.30-8.00pm
Friday 12.00-1.30 4.30-8.30pm
Saturday 12.00-1.30 4.30-8.30pm
Sunday Closed 4.30-8.00pm
Delabole Hospital Car Service
This service has been in operation since 1986. It is open
to any resident of Delabole who needs transport to attend
a hospital, surgery or clinical appointment.
It is a pre-booked door to door service which is arranged
through the coordinator, Patricia Hicks, on 01840 212520.
St Endellion Easter Festival
9-17 April 2022
Saturday 9 April 10am
Come & Sing Haydn’s Nelson Mass. Open to all.
Sunday 10 April 7.30pm
Chamber concert with works by Price, Shostakovich,
Elgar, Bridge & Mozart.
Tuesday 12 April
1.15 pm Lunchtime prom in St Kew Church with Patrick
Gale & Jim Causley.
7.30 pm Chamber concert 7.30pm with works by
Haydn, Warlock, Beach and Mendelssohn.
Wednesday 13 April 7.30pm
Choral & Orchestral concert with works by Finzi, Bach
Thursday 14 April
1.15 pm Lunchtime prom in St Kew Church with Sir
James MacMillan and Patrick Gale
7.30 pm Late Night Candlelit Jazz – Folk meets Jazz
Friday 15 April & Saturday 16 April 6.30pm
Choral and orchestral concert: Bach St Matthew
Passion, featuring Mark Padmore in the role of
Sunday 17 April 7.30pm
Choral and orchestral concert with works by Brahms,
Wallen and Mozart.
Full programme and booking details at
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
Seasonal opening hours from
7.30am Mon-Sat. 8.30am Sunday
St John’s Church
Rector Rev Angela Cooper 01840 212468
Curate Rev Jeffrey Terry 07562700170
Reader Claire Salzmann 01840 212713
Reader Sue Wilcox 01840 212713
Warden Tricia Hicks 01840 212520
Delabole Methodist Church
Minister Rev Linda Barriball 01840 779339
Steward(s) Helen Hicks 01840 212558
Marie Shore 01840 213999
Report a crime or anti social behaviour - phone 101 or
Report noise nuisance - 0300 1234 212 or email
Drug litter - 0300 1234 141 or email
Graffiti, flytipping, dog fouling -
Addaction - www.addaction.org.uk
To date there are two in the village
1. Outside the Bettle & Chisel (op. Spar shop)
The responsibility of the Parish Council
2. On the Planet Park site (top of Westdowns Road)
The responsibility of Planet Park
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