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THE DELABOLE SLATE

ISSUE 421

AUGUST 2022

Delabole.slatenewsletter@gmail.com

DELABOLE VILLAGE SHOW

50th ANNIVERSARY

Saturday 20th August

It’s not just fruit and veg!

Plenty of classes to suit everyone and all ages so why not have a go and enter?

You may be surprised…

Schedules available from the Spar or Delabole Village Show FB page.

The Darley Oak

You may remember that the Parish Council was successful in their application for a Darley Oak

tree to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project.

The sapling is doing very well and has been re-potted, fed and watered during this recent spell

of hot weather.

It has been recommended that we keep it potted and protected over this winter with a view to

planting next spring 2023.

The village took a vote as to where to plant the tree. The vast majority voted for the green triangle

at the bottom of Westdown Road, so it will be seen on the approach to the village.

More details of the planting nearer the time.

INFORMATION.

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Or phone direct to Helen Hicks on 01840 212558 or

Ro Chapman 01840 211150.

Messages can be left with Tricia Hicks 01840 212520.

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Thank You Tricia

Delabole Methodist Church has an enormous amount to thank Tricia Molloy for. She had been involved with Methodism

all her life, in fact Linda, one of the many who attended Tricia’s thanksgiving service, remembered attending her Sunday

School class and one day being told that Tricia would not be her teacher the next Sunday, as she was getting married.

After the wedding Tricia and Rex lived in St Kew Highway but it wasn’t long before they were settled in Delabole, which

was very dear to Tricia’s heart. By now there were other roles to take on in church life - one of which was sewing

costumes for the Delabole Church Youth Group’s annual pantomime. Hundreds of people from around Cornwall packed

into the Wesley Schoolroom for the performances and another of Tricia’s jobs was selling the tickets for 25 years - and

making sure that everyone got their seat. What an undertaking!

Tricia and Barbara about to perform on Music Day 2019,

after receiving Thank You cards from the congregation

for all that they contributed.

them to contribute a display on a range of themes. People’s imaginations were wonderful

and their generosity in providing the flowers meant that much-appreciated amounts

were able to be handed over to Hospice Care - an organisation very dear to Tricia’s

heart. However, Tricia wasn’t just involved with the organisational side; in the early days

people would place their flower orders with Parkers of Camelford and at 6am she’d be

in the shop, sorting orders with Shirley and Di, transporting them back to the chapel and

hoping that everyone got the flowers they were expecting. Can’t describe the mess that

ensued but somehow by 10am on the opening morning the chapel was a riot of colour

and ploughman’s salads were ready to be served in the Sunday School - and she made

it look easy!

Tricia didn’t take herself too seriously though, as she was happy to dress up and take

part in the village churches visits to the school with the Open the Book team. She could

be seen most weeks donning biblical costumes and re-enacting stories from the Bible

for a school assembly - plus sometimes enjoying coffee afterwards.

There are so many things that could be said about her involvement and dedication but

we’ll move on to the late 1990s when Tricia took on the task of Senior Steward at the

chapel (even though she was heavily involved with many other village organisations) -

One of the offshoots from the pantomime was ‘ Delabole

Ladies’ - a singing group that toured local chapels and gave

concerts for church funds. Tricia was in the soprano section

and it was all (including the practices) great fun. We always

said that our popularity relied on the facts that we didn’t charge

and we’d bring a congregation with us in the form of parents

and friends. Singing and performing in chapels had always

been part of Tricia’s life - from taking part in church youth

festivals as a teenager to kicking off the annual Music Day at

chapel when Tricia, at the piano, and her good friend Barbara,

on the recorder, would launch into Lord of the Dance and you

knew you were in for a good time and the various charity stalls

that she’d arranged to be there would make a good profit.

Alongside this, in 1983, the first of the annual Flower Festivals

was held at the chapel - and so began (until the advent of the

virus) the raising of thousands of pounds for the Mount

Edgcumbe Hospice. Over the

years, Tricia contacted village

organisations and persuaded

Tricia (and friends) being

Holy Dusters (cleaners) on

Tricia’s 71st birthday

a position she fulfilled conscientiously and loyally to near the end of her life when she ensured that there were others

to take over. This role was not just a title but involved hands-on hard work from overseeing renovations and buildings,

to filling in forms, making sure there was a preacher in the pulpit on Sundays, to ensuring things ran smoothly and to

tidying the cupboard under the stairs!

My dad used to say, ‘Service to the community is the rent we pay for our room on Earth’ - Tricia, the Methodist community

of Delabole would wholeheartedly say that you didn’t die in arrears.

Rest in peace and rise in glory. HH

Delabole British Legion

All members were sorry to hear of the passing of our secretary, Patricia.

Patricia had been our secretary for 13 years, she took on the job even though she had other

commitments. She told us how her dad had been in the forces and she wanted the branch to continue.

Those 13 years seem to have flown by. Patricia always had everything organised and running smoothly, even when

unwell.

The branch was lucky to have her as a secretary and we do appreciate all the hard work she did for the branch.


Mon - Fri


DELABOLE WORKING MEN‘S CLUB

POOL TEAM - FURTHER SUCCESSES!

As published last month in The Slate the pool team’s

success at winning the;

Tintagel & District Pool League

and the

Team Knockout

has now been added to. On the finals night, at Delabole

Working Men’s Club on 14th June, the team added two

more wins;

Doubles (Davey Tilley and Al Chapman)

and the

Singles (Al Chapman).

Thereby completing a clean sweep of ALL titles!

Congratulations to all involved!

Delabole Working Men’s Club Pool Team - June 2022

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North Cornwall Book Festival, curated by

international best selling author Patrick Gale, has

launched its 2022 programme and it may be the

most exiting yet.

Expect an incredible line up of authors, including

Kate Mosse, Kit De Waal and Esther Freud, and

evening concerts by Gwenno and performance

poets Inua Ellams and Vanessa Kisuule. Located

in the peaceful hamlet of St. Endellion (near Port

Isaac), the festival has a dazzling selection of talks,

performances and workshops that you won’t want

to miss out on! Come for the day and enjoy our

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Left to Right:

Al Chapman, Bill Hatch, Jordan Greenaway, Tom Mainwaring,

Scott Greenaway (Capt), Jordan Blanchard, Davey Tilley

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Congratulations to Delabole Station Manager for getting his 20 year

service and good conduct award at New County Hall on 29th June.

This is what they said ‘Clyde joined Cornwall fire and rescue in June 2001

and is now a station manager of Delabole. Clyde is dedicated to his team

and committed to delivering the best service to his community. He leads

a station which goes above and beyond regarding community liaison by

raising money for charity events, gritting the roads in the winter, driving

the Christmas float for the children of Delabole and supporting other

groups with local initiatives bettering relationships between his crew and

the public. The station is very much the centre of the community and

thisis a credit to Clyde and his crew. Clyde has stepped up at SM over

the last year leading the station to a thriving environment filled with

positivity. Clyde has recruited developed and promoted his team over

the last 18 months making him fundamental in the success the station is

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team and community. He lives and breathes the code of ethics and stands

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Delabole School

A Farewell To Tricia

Throughout several years of communicating the life of our school to its

community via The Slate, usually we find ourselves considering events

in school, important thoughts about primary education, and even the

impact of national events, but this time our school contribution is

inspired by the unwavering dedication of one very special lady – Patricia

Molloy or simply ‘Tricia’ as she was known to us.

Many of you will have known Tricia as one of those increasingly rare

and precious people – someone who gives of their self graciously, and

steadfastly dedicates their time – a lifetime in fact – to supporting the

community and asking nothing in return, other than that the community

continues to flourish and improve for the people in it. A truly important

element of her commitment in this respect was her dedication to the

life of Delabole School – she was a cornerstone for the children, the

staff and our families.

Tricia was first made a school governor in 1983, on behalf of the parish council, and then went on to become a local

authority school governor. This was the beginning of her unwavering voluntary service to the governing body and critically,

her stabilising presence, as the school saw many headteachers come and go over the intervening 35 years. A school

never stands still, and throughout those years there were both successes and challenges. As an advocate for the children

and a staunch critical friend for the leadership team, Tricia helped to navigate the right course, carving a steady line to

the present day and a school that proudly continues to serve its local community.

COUNCIL CORNER Delabole Parish Council

Tricia Molloy

Above all, however, Tricia enjoyed spending time with the children,

listening to them read, watching their development as they progressed

through the school and contributing to school assemblies and

performances. A mark of every rite of passage through the school

calendar, was Tricia’s thoughtful and genuine appreciation for the efforts

of staff and children…and a reminder that primary education has a critical

role to play in the formation of a young person’s sense of belonging. She

never failed to recognise that the Delabole community also had its unique

role in nurturing our young people and helping them to become wellrounded

individuals. She was quietly but fiercely wise in her

understanding of this.

And so, the time has come here to say a fond farewell to Tricia - truly a

bittersweet responsibility. It seems only fitting to end this piece with a

beautiful and now poignant memory of a garden party in the school, held

only a few years ago. Children, staff, friends, associates and family came

together, and for one small space in time, it was Tricia’s turn to stand

centre stage and receive our heartfelt gratitude. We sang, we smiled,

we were as one – the beautiful tribe of Delabole with Tricia in our midst.

We told her she was ‘the mother of our school’. And she truly was.

The Delabole Team.

All members of the Parish Council were very saddened to learn of the passing of Tricia last month and send their most

sincere condolences to Tricia’s husband Rex and to all her family.

Tricia was a committed parish councillor who for many years chaired the St Teath Parish Council which, in those days,

included Delabole. She was also a great supporter for Delabole being an independent Parish Council and became a

mentor to some of the newly appointed councillors.

Always busy in her many roles within Delabole school, the Royal British Legion, the Methodist church, the Slate and the

Parish Council, Tricia always maintained a level head and a sense of fairness when dealing with problems or confrontation.

Her commitments to village life over the years has been enormous and although many readers may not have known

Tricia you may certainly be benefiting from her many contributions towards making this village a lovely place to live.

Dear Tricia, may you rest in peace knowing that you will always be a legend to so many.

**********

The next meeting of Delabole Parish Council is on Tuesday 13th September at the Methodist Church.

Members of the public are welcome to speak or raise their issues with the council in the public section of the meeting.

Agendas and full minutes are available on line www.delaboleparishcouncil.gov.uk and on the Parish Council notice

board.

The usual contact for our Parish Clerk is 07869 725450 or clerk@delaboleparishcouncil.gov.uk


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Termyn Gwari Fleghes

(children’s playtime, in Cornish)

August! Summer holidays, fine weather, long, long days to do all sorts of

interesting and exciting things. The summer is probably the best time to go

beach exploring, looking in rockpools is not as much fun in the colder weather!

If you decide to go rock-pooling when you go to the beach, take a bucket

and maybe a small net. A clear plastic jar makes a good viewer, if you put

the bottom of it in the pool and look down through you will have a much

clearer view of what is happening under water. Each pool will have its own

mixture of inhabitants, depending on its size, how warm the water gets in

the sun and how long the water is left between tides.

The best way to rock-pool is to watch the pool you have chosen very quietly

and wait to see what moves. If there is seaweed, lots of small creatures will

keep safe in between the seaweed fronds. Sea snails, little crabs and lots

of insects will get in the fronds to keep away from predators and keep damp.

Small fish and shrimps will swim around in the open water, they are often

very well camouflaged, so they are very hard to see from above. Larger fish

and crabs can bury themselves in the sand or hide in cracks in the rocks.

Rock-pools are actually quite dangerous places for sea creatures- they can

become very warm or the water level might get too low so the creatures

could dry out. Sea-anemones pull in their tentacles and look like jelly blobs

when the tide is out so that they don’t dry out and die. Shellfish like limpets

and mussels cling on very tightly to the rocks so that they don’t dry out.

When the tide covers the rock pool again, they will all open and move around

in the water to feed.

The best way to rock-pool is to look and not disturb the creatures at all, but

if you want to look at something closely, catch it carefully and put it in

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Citizens Advice Cornwall is appealing for people to come forward as volunteers to not only

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Like many charities, Citizens Advice Cornwall relies heavily on volunteers to be able to

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A Methodist Minister’s View

As I sat down to write this article the news came through that there were 26 Ambulances at our Treliske Hospital in Truro

waiting to admit patients. This is not a new phenomenon but has been ongoing for many months but despite all the

discussions about it the situation does not seem to be improving. It is not just locally that we have this problem but the

same is happening at most hospitals in the South West and beyond.

One article which I read on the issue stated that over the past years some 25,000 hospital bed places have been taken

out of service across the country. The current estimate is that our hospitals need an extra 16,000 beds to be able to

meet the demands of the present time. It seems to me that somewhere along the lines there has been a miscalculation

in the business plans for our Health Service. I am assuming that somewhere there is a business plan in the relevant

government departments.

Part of this debate hinges on the work within government departments anticipating future needs. ‘Anticipation’ is a basic

human skill which is taught in various ways. For some 25 years I was involved with young people pursuing their Duke

of Edinburgh’s Award, when in the expedition training, we encouraged participants to ‘anticipate’ the likely outcome of

their decisions and to plan accordingly. We all in various ways are people who ‘anticipate.’ Some people are currently

anticipating going away on holiday, whilst those people who run holiday businesses have been anticipating their need

for staff and provisions. For those in business not anticipating future needs well has the potential for the loss of profits

and embarrassing situations as well as the consequences for the customers.

As I started thinking along these lines, I realised again just how our creator God anticipated the nature of us human

beings, who are created in his image, and planned accordingly in his love, care and concern for us. His answer was to

send his Son, Jesus, amongst us to suffer in the way in which he did to enable us to be reconciled to God from the

potential mess of our lives. His anticipation had costly consequences, perhaps all situations of anticipating correctly do.

Food for thought and action for all of us.

Enjoy your summer days. Every blessing,

Bryan Ede

Shops of Delabole - The Co-op

Access to the upstairs Co-op Hall was via a

door that was on the far left of the building

(A few years ago Tricia Molloy and I were preparing for a Flower Festival entitled

‘Delabole - Now and Then’ and during our researches we talked to Mary John (nee

Billing) who had been brought up in Delabole and was extremely proud of her

association with ‘the city of slate’. She was a source of much village knowledge - as

you will see from some of her

memories below! HH)

Auctions used to be held upstairs over the grocery section and I

remember going with my father (so I was about 5 years old) to see the

contents of Mrs Stacey’s house sold. She was a widow who lived next

door to the Manse in High Street and the ‘lot’ that caught my interest

was 100 books. No one bid except me! Father and Mother were not

particularly pleased to have 100 books for six pence!

The Co-op decided to hold some fashion shows etc and so a Miss

Morley (who later married the widower Mr Barrett Honey) came as a

Manageress.

It was all quite

exciting and I

remember the show that finished with a wedding scene and Miss

Phyllis Boundy (an assistant who cycled from St Teath every day)

was the bride and she looked beautiful.

We also used to hold concerts in the upstairs hall. On one

occasion my sisters Dorothy and Joyce played piano duets,

Frances sang and I sang and recited. It was just our family that

night and we gave the concert for charity.

The Manse, where the minister lived,

3rd from the right

I later remember, over at the lower end, being on Home Guard

duty. Colonel William John Williams and Major Arthur Kent

decided to put my age forward by a couple of years so that I could

join the Intelligence Section! It was quite ‘high powered stuff’ and

I found map reading quite difficult but I could assemble a Lewis

Gun and recognise gases by smell and appearance. One day

when we had a Sunday County Rehearsal and I was in charge and told to let no one in. I challenged this English-looking

officer who didn’t give me the correct password so I ordered his removal etc - only to find out that he was Sir Edward

Collins who was in charge of the whole operation. Apparently he was quite impressed by my action and I received a

certificate at the end of the war!!


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Rhodes Ramblings!

I am always afraid that I might say or do something that could be thought of as taking advantage of my kids or not wishing

to join in with the occasional party they invite me to. Paradoxically I get concerned when they don’t invite me to such

gatherings, even though for the most part I would prefer not to go anyway. Mad isn’t it? That’s age for you…

Let’s face it, I am at the age now when I don’t find noisy social gatherings with music and booze and the family members

I actually care for together with lots of people I don’t know, all that much fun. Well maybe the booze and the food might

appeal but that’s about it.

I have a few mates in this amazing little backwater of North Cornwall, and we are all of an age, and our general view is

that we would prefer to read a good book, watch a decent movie and munch unhealthy snacks and other rubbish as and

when we feel the urge, We like to sample a large slug of cheap scotch or it maybe glass of vin rouge and then doze

off and practise being dead. For us it’s much more desirable to slob about the house in old and worn and loose but sooo

comfy, loved clothes than to dress up and appear in public to have our senses assaulted by music we don’t like, which

comprises almost anything that was released after 1959 for example. We are not fond of eating food that promises to

commit GBH on our guts, what is Peri peri anyway? Last Perry I remember was/is Perry Como, ahhh Catch a Falling

Star, they don’t write stuff like that anymore! I digress, so back to the revelry, …as we become miserable and tetchy as

the evening chips away at our tolerance, patience and ability to remain conscious.

So all I am saying is this, whenever you have the urge to ask this miserable old geezer you have the misfortune to be

related to, to join in with your celebrations and I decline, it’s not because I don’t love you all dearly. It’s not because I

hate your company or that of your amazing children or any other reasons you might think of. It’s because I have finally

reached an age where everything I have seems to ache most of the time, and nothing else actually works properly

anymore.

Under such circumstances please understand that my prayers for your total and complete enjoyment on any such

gathering and indeed life in general are heartfelt and genuine. As is my honest intention to not offend or upset you, or

even cast a blight on your enjoyment in any way at all.

And if for the most fleeting of moments it crosses your mind to phone Dad and invite the old boy over, please don’t think

of this example of a doddering old man’s ramblings and avoid doing so. It’s just possible, in fact even likely, that I might

just be in a mood to inflict myself on you this once…

David Rhodes


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Children’s Hospice South West & Pat

Little Bridge House Devon 1995

Charlton Farm Somerset 2007

Little Harbour Cornwall 2011

Through the 1980s, a Devon couple called Jill and Eddie

Farwell were looking after their two life limited children at

home. They found it exhausting, isolating and very tiring,

very little support being available. The only children's'

hospice in the world at that time was Helen House in

Oxford, over 5 hours drive away. Their first visit was a

revelation, it was not a sad place at all and became a

lifeline for the whole family. So much so that the Farwells

dreamed of building a children's hospice in the |South

West so that more families could have help and support.

In 1990, with a group of friends, they set up the charity

Children's Hospice South West, with Little Bridge House

the first project. The original aim of the Farwells was that

no family should have to travel more than 1.5 hours to a

hospice, that aim was achieved in 2011, when Little

Harbour, near St Austell, was opened.

Local Friends’ groups were set up in towns and villages

all over the South West to organise fundraising - which is

when Pat and I got involved, right from the start of the

Delabole Friends group, as chair and treasurer. Over the

following 32 years, Pat worked tirelessly for the group (as

she did for many groups), often quietly in the backgroundbut

getting vital jobs done. Thank you for all you did Pat,

supporting this much needed charity, even through your

own ill health.

Esther Richardson

Chair Delabole Friends Group CHSW

Tribute to Tricia

In the early eighties the county formed the Cornwall

Community Council and it identified Delabole as a village

needing help. One of the outcomes of the initial meetings

was the formation of a local group to see what could be

done to benefit the village. It will come as no surprise to

learn that Tricia Molloy, along with (I think) Edwina

Leighton, Beric Raymond-Barker, Ann Paul, Sue Gettings

and Jean Hodge took the initial step to start a village

newsletter and thus the first edition was produced in May

1983, being typed and printed at the school on two sides

of A4 with readers invited to send in their suggestions for

a name for the magazine. This was won by Neil Bradley

who suggested The Delabole Slate.

Tricia was immensely proud of The Slate and worked hard

to ensure its success. She became Chair of the Committee

but it didn’t stop there as she was heavily involved with

reading/checking the copy that came in (we still giggle at

the time ‘hot cross nuns’ slipped into print instead of ‘hot

cross buns’), collecting advertising revenue (ads were £1

a column inch or 3p a word), coordinating the printing and

taking the newsletters around to the deliverers - which

took ages as she had to stop and have a chat with each

of them.

We’re now on our 421st edition, with Tricia only recently

stepping down from her role as she was convinced of the

importance of anything that worked for the good of the

village community and that celebrated its successes - this

was something to be fostered, nourished and treasured.

Thank you Tricia and we hope that we continue to live

up to your ideals.

HH



NEWS & INFORMATION FROM

THE DELABOLE SLATE QUARRY

Quarry opening times are now Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm and we are closed every Friday, Week-end and

Bank Holiday.

Queen’s Jubilee - Steve and Chris built a big bonfire at Slatehenge for the Delabole Firemen to light, to mark the

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Jack made a commemorative plaque for the Parish Council to add to the Delabole clock

tower array. All seems to have gone well despite a bit of rain.

PEOPLE AT DELABOLE SLATE – We are recruiting for the following

VACANCIES

Slate Splitter & Dresser

Saw Operator

Mill Operator

Work hours: Monday to Thursday – 8am to 5.30pm with ½ hour lunch break

Pay - £10.65 / Hour fully skilled (£383.40 / 36 hour week)

Holidays: ^ weeks holidays per year including Bank Holidays.

4 day working week, so every Friday, Saturday & Sunday off

To apply: EMAIL or POST us your CV or CALL IN FOR AN APPLICATION FORM

Email: sales@delaboleslate.co.uk

Thank you

George Hamilton July 2022


What’s On - In our area

Events at St. Endellion August 2022

(Port Isaac PL29 3TP)

North Cornwall Book Festival Author Tours:

Seán Hewitt on All Down Darkness Wide

Thursday 11th August, 7.30pm – St Endellion Hall

Friday 12th August, 7.30pm – The Edge Of The

World Bookshop, Penzance

Saturday 13th August, 7.30pm – The Poly,

Falmouth

Sunday 14th August, 7.30pm – The Eagle

House Hotel, Launceston

£8

Seán will be in conversation with Patrick Gale at St

Endellion, Katrina Naomi in Penzance, Colin Midson in

Falmouth and Sophie Pierce in Launceston. They will

be discussing Hewitt’s new prose memoir All Down

Darkness, an unflinching meditation on the burden of

living in a world that too often sets happiness and queer

life at odds.

Tickets available at:

https://www.ncornbookfest.org/whats-on/

Squashbox Theatre - Stones and Bones

Saturday 13th August, 12pm & 3pm (50 mins)

St Endellion Church.

Pay what you decide | suitable for 5+

This August, Squashbox Theatre will be joining us for

two performances of their hilarious family show Stones

and Bones. Find out all about archaeology and fossils,

say hello to one of your stone-age ancestors, hear

stories of giants and wizards, see a volcano erupting

before your very eyes, and maybe even glimpse a

dinosaur or two.

Stones And Bones is a marvellous mix of history and

mystery. There will be lots of laughs, plenty of puppets,

songs, slapstick and crazy characters. This event is pay

what you decide - please book in advance and bring

cash on the day.

Tickets available at: https://endelienta.org.uk/

A Grand Night For Singing

Tuesday 23rd August 7pm

£10

The 10th Anniversary celebration concert for the Chris

Treglown Foundation Fund.

Join us for an evening of wonderful entertainment with

classic songs and unforgettable arias. Some of the

country's finest young musical theatre and classical

singers will be performing ‘It’s A Grand Night For Singing.’

Tickets available at: https://endelienta.org.uk/


Delabole

Methodist

Church

Aug 2nd 12 noon Community Lunch

Steak or Steak & Kidney Pie

Please book 01840 212558

Aug 7th 11am Worship with

Jean Heywood

Aug 14th 11am Worship with

Hugh Huntley

Aug 16th

Drop-In coffee & chat plus

FoodBank Collection

in Sunday School

10.30am -noon

Aug 21st 11am Church Fellowship

Aug 28th 11.00am Worship with

Peter Daniel

Pleasure to have your company at any of the above.

Contacts

Helen 01840 212558 Marie 01840 213999

This month’s Bible verse

AUGUST

Behold, I come quickly… Revelation 22:12

Knowing this first, that there shall come in

the last days scoffers, walking after their own

lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his

coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all

things continue as they were from

the beginning of the creation.

2 Peter 3:3-4

For the Lord himself shall descend from

heaven with a shout, with the voice of the

archangel, and with the trump of God: and the

dead in Christ shall rise first:

1 Thessalonians 4:16

Pets' Service

31st July at 11am

St Thomas’ Camelford

Authorised Version

...Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Revelation 22:20b


DIARY DATES

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

IF YOU PUT UP A POSTER FOR YOUR

EVENT, PLEASE TAKE IT DOWN

AFTERWARDS. Thank you.

DELABOLE VILLAGE SHOW

50th ANNIVERSARY

By the time you read this the schedules for this year’s

bumper anniversary Village Show on

Saturday 20th August

Should be available to collect from The Spar or to

download from the Delabole Village Show Facebook page

We hope that plans for your entries are well under way.

Could all previous winners please ensure that their

cups are returned as soon as possible.

Many thanks, Christine Wilkins (Show Secretary)

Tintagel Orpheus Male Voice Choir.

Our programme of Summer Concerts continues, dates are

as follows:

11th, 25th August.

8th September.

These are all on Thursday evenings in Tintagel Social Hall,

starting at 8pm. We are always happy to see visitors and

locals at these concerts.

We continue to look for new members. No pressure, just

come along to a practise

on a Tuesday evenings in Tintagel Methodist Church

(School Room, 7.15pm) listen and see if it could be for you.

This is a Joke

Driving along on July 1st, I was intrigued to hear that it was

International Joke Day and the presenter was going to share

a favourite joke with us. I’m not good at remembering these

but this one I have.

“Two birds were sitting on a perch, one turned to the other

and said, ‘Can you smell fish?’”

I waited patiently for the punch line - none came. Then I

re-played the joke in my mind and suddenly burst out

laughing.

HH

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

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.

More information from Pauline Dean 212577

Flagman’s Notes.

There is only one date in August

when the Union Flag should be

flown.

Monday, 15th August.

Birthday of Prince George

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.

Drop-In Tuesday

Drop-In for coffee and a chance to chat with

friends and friends-you-haven’t-yet-made in

the Methodist Schoolroom on the third

Tuesday of the month - that’ll be

Tuesday 16th August

between 10.30am and noon.

There’ll also be a collecting point for Wadebridge Foodbank.

DEADLINE FOR

SEPTEMBER SLATE

IS 10th AUGUST

Our mailbox is at the Spar.

The mail & email boxes are

emptied once a month only,

after the 10th.

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