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THE DELABOLE SLATE

ISSUE 422

SEPTEMBER 2022

Delabole.slatenewsletter@gmail.com

GOOD LUCK TO ALL PUPILS STARTING, RETURNING OR

MOVING UP TO NEW SCHOOLS ~ HAVE FUN!

Dominic Fairman Cornwall Coucillor St Teath & Tintagel Division

As the cost-of-living crisis deepens and with news today as I write this that the energy price cap is likely to reach

£4,266 in January, I want to make residents aware of a funding scheme that is available from the Council to help

tenants of private landlords who are threatened with eviction to stay in their homes.

The scheme was initially run as a pilot project in December 2021 and through Citizens Advice Cornwall it has helped

over 40 households to remain in their homes and avoid homelessness.

Additional funds have now been secured to extend the scheme over this winter until March 2023. The scheme is open

to both landlords who are thinking about serving notice due to rent arrears as well as tenants at risk.

Citizens Advice Cornwall will work with tenants and landlords on a case-by-case basis looking at the reason for the

arrears and provide advice and assistance to support them in sustaining their tenancy. In exchange for addressing

the arrears and providing support, landlords will then be expected to allow renters to remain in the properties for up

to 12 months after they have been given assistance.

So far, the scheme has been able to assist in various situations from arrears caused by loss of work or sickness, to

increasing debt and fuel poverty. The importance of keeping people if possible in their properties close to their social,

work and support networks, cannot be overstated.

If this is something that will help you or somebody you know, please get in touch with Citizens Advice Cornwall on

this email:

tenancyhelp@citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk

Other cost-of-living support payments including money for energy, food and water bills are available and can be found

on the following page of the Council’s website:

www.cornwall.gov.uk/people-and-communities/support-for-residents-struggling-with-the-cost-of-living/

Or simply type “cost of living” in the search box on the home page of the Cornwall Council website.

Mobile: 07939 122303

cllr.dominic.fairman@cornwall.gov.uk

INFORMATION.

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

You can e-mail us at delabole.slatenewsletter@gmail.com

(Please do not use any other email)

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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of the preceding month. The views expressed in the newsletter

are not necessarily those of the committee. The committee

reserves the right to alter or refuse any material submitted for

publication.

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Your village newsletter. Produced and delivered by volunteers

NOTE THE NEW ADDRESS - You can read or print out on line from www.delabole2020.uk


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TUES CLOSED 4.30 - 8.30

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Friday 9.30am - 5pm

Saturday 9.00am - 4pm


Dominic Fairman Cornwall Councillor St Teath & Tintagel Division

On Wednesday 13th July well over fifty local councillors and members of the

Public attended a meeting I convened to hear presentations from a variety of

agencies around the single topic of the water quality in the River Camel and its

Tributaries.

There were representatives of the West Country Rivers Trust, The Environment

Agency, Bodmin Anglers, Cornwall Council, Natural England, National Farmers

Union, and South West Water who each gave a presentation and then took

questions.

There was an inevitable focus on the levels of phosphates in the river which has led to a moratorium on planning

applications across a wide area of North Cornwall for the last year. The picture that emerged from the Environment

Agency data supplied by their Integrated Environment Planning Team Leader - Dan Griffiths - was one of consistent

improvement in these levels over the last decade with much of the catchment in a “good” condition, whilst not quite

meeting the very high environmental levels required of a river such as the Camel which has protected status as a Special

Area of Conservation.

Both the Westcountry Rivers Trust – represented by Giles Rickard - and Natural England’s local Catchment Sensitive

Farming officer – Kate Allingham – detailed the large number of farm advice visits that have been undertaken in the area

over the last decade or more which has obviously helped with the improving picture, along with South West Water

investment in some of their Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTWs) with phosphate stripping measures.

Local Michaelstow Parish Councillor, Peter Jago, gave the perspective from the local anglers and reported both a decline

in fish and fishing locally, and Patrick Aubrey-Fletcher from the NFU stressed the importance of agriculture to the local

economy and some of the constraints and pressures that farmers are currently working under.

Cornwall Council were represented by their Head of Planning Policy – Adam Birchall – and their Head of Development

Management – Hayley Jewels, and outlined the importance of taking a precautionary approach to approving applications

in the catchment now and the need for robust evidence of any mitigation measures before any new developments can

be approved.

Finally, South West Water were represented by their new Director of Natural Resources – Carolyn Cadman – and Richard

Foster who is their River Basin Planning Manager and they outlined their future investment plans for the catchment.

A generous amount of time was allowed for public questions and whilst a lot of the focus was inevitably around planning

and the phosphates issue, many of the public were equally concerned around levels of nitrates and sewage discharges.

I was very pleased with the interest and turnout on the night and very grateful to the speakers for their time and willingness

to take questions. By taking an in-depth and holistic look into the issues, it has thrown up a number of questions that I

feel need further investigation:

• How can it be that new developments in the catchment that could feed into existing Waste Water Treatment Works

are not allowed – but all other areas of North and East Cornwall are free deliver septic tank collections into the catchment

via the Nanstallon WWTW?

• If the Council’s commissioned consultants are correct in claiming that 78% of Phosphates in the river come from

agriculture, why are the Environment Agency noticing such marked improvements in line with investments from South

West Water in their WWTWs

• Why are some of our WWTWs discharging untreated sewage so often? In the case of Delabole this is nearly 250

times per year and cannot possibly be only linked to heavy rainfall events. Doesn’t this require investment in capacity

as well as treatment?

South West Water are currently encouraging members of the public to make their views known on their draft Drainage

and Wastewater Management Plan for each catchment and members of the public can access this on their website:

www.southwestwater.co.uk/dwmp

DELABOLE HIGH STREET, HIGHWAYS UPDATE:

From Cllr Dominic Fairman - Just to reassure residents that all of the concerns raised to me during and after the formal

consultation around the potential improvement scheme in the High Street have been taken back to Cormac for review.

No work will commence on site until updated plans have been agreed and shared with the community.

This may now be in the autumn.

Editors note - all information available about the road scheme are on the Cornwall Council website including details,

result documents and the results of the consultation(s)

Consultation Reference Number: 2080 Scheme Reference Number: EDG1768

Delabole – Traffic Management Proposals (EDG1768) (East)

Further information on construction timetables, when they become available, can be found on the Roadworks section

of Cornwall Council’s website at https://cornwall.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/roadworks/


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REPORT CRIME © www.safercornwall.co.uk

Report a Crime - Call 999 if you or someone else is in

immediate danger, or if the crime is happening right now.

To report non-emergency crime or queries visit

www.dc.police.uk where you can access the police’s

online contact methods – WebChat and Crime Reporting

Form. These are available to use 24 hours a day, 7 days

a week. If it’s not an emergency, you can also report it to

the police using 101. Email 101@dc.police.uk or

Telephone 101

If you are unsure which service you need AskNED the

online non-emergency directory can help. Visit

www.dc.police.uk/AskNED enter your question, select your

location and AskNED will provide you with the answer.

Remember, in an emergency always call 999.

If you have information about a crime you can also contact

Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11

Anti-Social Behaviour - covers a wide range of of acts

that can include verbal abuse, vandalism, joy riding, noise

nuisance, criminal damage, throwing missiles, underage

drinking, engaging in threatening behaviour in groups or

harassment of residents or passers by. To report incidents

of anti-social behaviour visit www.dc.police.uk where you

can access the police’s on line contact methods WebChat

and Crime Reporting Form. These are available to use

24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If it’s not an emergency

you can also report by calling 101. Email

101@dc.police.uk

In an emergency always call 999.

Noise, Nuisance or a licencing complaint

Neighbourhood noise (e.g loud music, barking dogs) can

constitute a statutory nuisance if this an unreasonable

interference to the use and enjoyment of your home. Visit

www.cornwall.gov.uk/noise for further details, including

how to make a complaint to the Cornwall Council’s

Community Protection team. Telephone 0300 1234 212

Email publicprotection@cornwall.gov.uk

Licences Online www.cornwall.gov.uk

Email licensing@cornwall.gov.uk

Report Drug Litter, Rubbish & Graffiti - If you find

discarded needles or drug related litter, do not attempt to

pick it up. Please report the location to Cornwall Council’s

Waste Management Team via the webpage

www.cornwall.gov.uk/needles or telephone 0300 1234

141.

To report graffiti, fly tipping, littering, abandoned vehicles

and dog fouling please use the “Report It” pages on the

Cornwall Council website www.cornwall.gov.uk/report-it

Keep our village safe

At the last Community Network Panel, Lee Skinner,

Neighbourhood Beat Manager for our area, explained how

the reporting crime system is managed using the Police

resources available.

Often crime is not reported because the public feel the

police take no notice or take no action. This is not the case.

In areas where crime is reported, no matter how petty or

trivial, the report from the public is logged. Using this data

a picture of crimes or anti social behaviour occurring in a

specific area is created. This allows the police to pinpoint

where and when certain crimes or anti social behaviour is

happening. Using this information, the Police are able to

deploy their resources accordingly.

For example, if there were reports of anti social behaviour

or vandalism between 6-9pm at the weekends in a specific

locality, the Police would ensure their presence in that

locality for a number of weekends. In the first instance to

establish facts and in most instances to give a verbal

warning but that’s not to say they would not press charges

if necessary.

So keeping our village safe is not entirely down to the

Police. It’s down to individuals or groups to make the

necessary reports to the Police using the 101 facility.

Certainly DO NOT take matters into your own hands as

that is illegal and may cause you further problems!

If it’s not reported, it won’t get sorted

Helpful Numbers to cut out and keep handy

Contact for Camelford Police -

Camelford@dc.police.uk

Report a crime or anti social behaviour - phone 101

or email 101@dc.police.uk

Report noise nuisance - 0300 1234 212

or email publicprotection@cornwall.gov

Drug litter - 0300 1234 141

or email www.cornwall.gov.uk/needles

Graffiti, flytipping, dog fouling -

www.cornwall.gov.uk/report-it

Addaction - www.addaction.org.uk


Mon - Fri


A Methodist Minister’s View

As I write this article in early August, we find our news bulletins dominated by the leadership election for our next Prime

Minister, and the issues about the future costs of our electricity and gas supplies.

In the leadership ‘hustings’ we are hearing the promises of the candidates as we in Cornwall have seen the promises

of our previous Prime Minister for extensions at two of our Cornwall hospitals temporarily withdrawn. The promised

expenditure was £109 million pounds for the works at Treliske and Penzance – part of a ‘slogan promise’ to build 40

new hospitals. So much for political promises!

More worrying is the potential price increases in energy costs largely due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine

affecting the world prices. It seems to me that Europe is suffering because of the impact of a large reliance on supplies

from Russia in some countries. The power of President Putin is having far reaching consequences. The conflict is also

affecting the supply of grain grown in Ukraine to many nations. As I write 12,000 tons of last year’s harvest out of 25

million tons has been exported. Just ponder these consequences of the conflict in a world where we are inter-dependent

with other nations.

In a very real way amidst the world situation with it’s conflicts we are seeing a few people becoming very rich at the

expense of so many who are becoming poorer. This issue has raised it’s head many times in human history. Even in

the 8th Century before the days of Jesus, that is some 2,800 years ago, the prophets of the Old Testament were raising

the issues of bad leaders and the consequences of their decisions and actions. Micah, one of the prophets of that era

wrote these words: -

‘…the Lord has told us what is good. What he requires of us is this: to do what is just, to show constant love,

and to live in humble fellowship with our God.’ (Micah 6:8)

His view of human beings was that we are co-creators with God to use what is a available to us for the good of all people.

As we approach the season of Harvest and Harvest Festivals these are thoughts that we should ponder and commend.

Please pray that all those involved in decision making across the world see things in God’s way and work for the good

of all people.

Every Blessing,

Bryan Ede

P.S. Our new Superintendent Minister for our Camelford and Week St. Mary Methodist Circuit, the Rev. Steven Swann,

takes up his duties on September 1st and will be based in Tintagel. We wish him and his wife Julie every blessing as

they minister amongst us.


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COUNCIL CORNER Delabole Parish Council

A while back, the Parish Council was invited to Delabole Community Fire Station for an informal but informative visit.

This invitation was taken up by a number of councillors on Tuesday 26th July, which happened to be a drill night.

Councillors were introduced to Lee Giffin, East Command Response Group Manager. Jason Boeuf, On call Supervisory

Officer and and a Group Manager of Risk Policy. Watch Manager, Stuart Parkyn, Group Training Instructor and our

commentator for the evening. On this occasion the drill involved the scenario of a road traffic accident with three

casualties including a baby. Other drill nights would cover a variety of situations like flooding or house fires.

Stuart Parkyn talked us through the various stages.

Each member of the crew receives instructions on the journey to the accident so that they all have a role to play on

arrival at the scene. The fire crew demonstrated a range of skills and techniques to stabilise the vehicles and make the

area a safe zone for the emergency services whilst assessing the casualties. The baby was rescued first, safe and well.

The drivers had to be cut out of the vehicles and this was done after assessing injuries and risks like spilt fuel or anything

else that might ignite or explode, like passenger or driver air bags. Cutting equipment is very noisy so the casualty

receives constant reassurance from the crew. Both vehicles had to be cut to release the drivers and two methods were

demonstrated; one through the side of the vehicle and one by removing the roof. Both casualties were placed onto

spinal boards. Interestingly, the fire service uses special film applied to all the car windows before removal or smashing

to avoid shards of glass injuring anyone. They have a special tool for cutting and removing windscreens. Some of the

worst injuries occur when front passengers have their feet on the dashboard. Imagine when the airbag explodes!!

It was all very interesting.

After this we went inside to the drill room for a warming cup of tea (don’t mention the cakes!) and to watch the latest

recruitment video (youtube.com ‘CFRS - So what is an On-Call Firefighter?’). Discussion followed regarding the

recruitment and retention of firefighters after a three year training course, the fact that these firefighters come from all

walks of life and are ready for action at the sound of their pager. Some of the Delabole crew told stories of various

incidents they had attended, you can rest assured that you are in good hands with the Delabole crew.

In all, it was a most enjoyable and informative evening and we thank Delabole Firefighters for their hospitality.

Station Manager Clyde Ferguson said

‘We were delighted to welcome Delabole Parish councillors on our

weekly drill this week to collaborate upon our mutual interest in road

and community safety. We simulated a 2 vehicle Road Traffic

Collision with multiple casualties demonstrating different extrication

processes.’

Stop Press -

A third defibrillator has been installed in The Methodist Church porch. This machine is electronically monitored. Although

the instructions are attached and easy to follow, if any member of the public would like to undertake formal training to

use these machines please put your name forward to the Clerk.

Public toilets - Anti social behaviour in July; stuffing crisp packets and toilet roll down the toilet(s), cost the Parish

Council £80 to have the drains cleared. Is this a good use of public money?

Stone planters at the park gates are suffering from wear and tear. The loose blocks have been removed for safety

reasons until repairs can be arranged.

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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Takeaways are also available

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Sunday Lunches are still available

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‘Great Proposals for Delabole’

This is the way that the local paper of 1900 announced the initial plans for our village show.

The origins of the Delabole Flower Show date back to the summer of 1900 when members of the Free Church Council

organised a “Hospital Day” where children of the village and Delabole Brass Band had a procession through the village

carrying flowers and collecting money en route to benefit local hospitals. The children were all given seeds to encourage

them to grow their own flowers.

The following year it was suggested that the Hospital Day could also incorporate a village flower and vegetable show

with classes open to all cottagers in the village and employees of the Delabole Slate Quarry.

By 1904 classes for poultry were also integrated into the schedule. The Hon. Secretary of the organising committee was

Mr Robert Pearce, who was also Headmaster of Delabole School and

the event was held in the school. (See photo from 1906 which shows

Mr Pearce with some of the show exhibits.)

I have no other information other than the photo kindly given to me by

Graham Rush which shows his

father, Charlie, preparing one of

his poultry for the show, possibly

in the 1950s? Charlie was

actively involved with the Royal

British Legion, so possibly they

were running the show at that

time? I'm not sure exactly when,

but the show died out sometime

in the 50s or 60s.

Graham Rush’s photo of his father, Charlie, getting

ready for the show

Mr Robert Pearce in 1906 at Delabole School

I first became involved with the show in 1972 when some former show “stalwarts”

like Mr Arthur Blake, Mr Jack Burnard, Mr Jack Wills. Mr Austin Hill and a few

others decided to try to resurrect it. I had no gardening expertise whatsoever but,

because I had worked for the Nat West Bank, they thought I would make a good

treasurer.

The first show was organised for the third Saturday in August 1972 under the grand title of The Delabole Horticultural

and Poultry Society. In those days almost every town and village in the locality held a show, so it was important that you

stuck to the same date every year to ensure that it didn't clash with anyone else. There were “Local” and “Open” classes,

so exhibitors showed their produce in the local class for their own village show and the open class for any other show

they decided to enter.

There were never any poultry classes in my time, but as well as flowers and veg, there were also classes for cookery,

art and handicraft and for a few years, for wine and honey as well. The men’s committee took charge of the flowers and

veg classes whilst those for cookery, art and handicraft were taken care of by ladies from the W.I. Our first President, if

my memory is correct, was Mr Arthur Kent and our Secretary Mr Bill Warring. Mrs Nora Kent was in charge of the W.I.

Contingent. For the first few years the show was held at Delabole School. There was a small charge for entry to the hall

to view the produce after the judging was completed, but no prize money for class winners. First, second and third prize

winners were each awarded a certificate.

Ray Worden

Brenda Burnard, Wendy Keat, Margaret Sweet, Val Wills, Kath Wickett

THANKS

Many thanks to Ray and Brenda

for this article and research.

Also, thanks to all those who worked so hard in

preparing and entering this year’s village show.

Well done, you follow on in a long and proud tradition!


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From Rev Angela…

Ah, Summer! For many a time of holidays and relaxation,

a break from school and work but also extra visitors,

cream-teas, catering and traffic – busy roads, busy

beaches and busy lives - how restful was it?

You possibly know the famous words of the 23 rd Psalm,

perhaps from the hymn, ‘The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not

want’. This talks about finding God-given rest in green

places and beside still waters. So how about taking a

coffee-break and considering this modern interpretation of

the psalm by a Japanese writer…

The Lord is my pace-setter, I shall not rush.

He makes me stop for quiet intervals.

He provides me with images of stillness

Which restore my serenity.

He leads me in ways of efficiency

Through calmness of mind.

Even though I have a great many things to accomplish

each day,

I will not fret for his presence is here:

His timelessness, his all-importance

will keep me in balance.

He prepares refreshment and renewal in

the midst of my activity,

By anointing my mind with

his oils of tranquillity:

My cup of joyous energy overflows.

Truly harmony and effectiveness

shall be the fruit of my hours,

For I shall walk in the pace of my Lord

And dwell in his house for ever.

by Tokio Megashio

My first thought on reading it again after many years was

a wry, “I wish!” But perhaps instead, our response could

be a prayer, “Please God, may this be true for me!”

God bless you as you work, rest, and play.

Angela

Rev Steve Swann

and his wife, Julie

who will be moving to live

in The Manse at Tintagel.

Rev Steve takes over as

Superintendent Minister

for the Circuit (Camelford

and Week St Mary) and

will be our Methodist

Minister for Delabole.

His welcome service is being held at Tintagel Methodist

Church on Sunday 4th September at 3pm.

Let There Be Light

After a bit of waiting, it was our turn for the electricians

and we were so pleased to see them arrive at the

Methodist Chapel ready to fit new LED lights. It took a day

or two but when they’d finished we thought it was a good

chance to be Holy Dusters and give the chapel a tidy-up.

However, before the feather dusters were given a work

out we decided to have a ceremonial turning-on of the

new lights - which Marj, Diana and Marie are doing. No

speeches but I’m surprised no one’s wearing sunglasses.

It’s hopefully saving us money and BRIGHT! Why not

come along on a Sunday at 11am and check it out? HH

Macmillan Cancer Support

We all know how charities have been suffering from lack of funding over the past

few years - so now there’s a chance to do something about it right here in our own

village. On

Tuesday 20th September

between 10.30am and noon in the Methodist Church

there’ll be coffee, cake & company to raise funds for this wonderful organisation.

If you’ve never been before, you’ll find everyone’s friendly and the chances are you’ll have a good time. Just cast your

eye over the smilers at some previous Macmillan fundraisers - when we were all a bit younger!

P.S. If you’d like to make a cake?

HH


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Heligan’s lit paths - new location for memory walk

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is excited to announce a new location for its

annual Moonlight Memory Walk.

The event, usually held annually in Falmouth, is this year taking place at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, which is supporting

CHSW as its charity of the year, on Saturday 12 November from 6pm.

The Moonlight Memory Walk will give people the opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of their loved ones

by participating in an uplifting memory ceremony before walking 5km in the calm and beauty of Heligan’s lit paths. There

is also a virtual option for those wishing to take part in their own time and location.

Kiley Pearce, Events Fundraiser for CHSW is excited to be bringing the event to Heligan; “We feel very fortunate to

have the opportunity to hold our Moonlight Memory Walk at Heligan this year. It is a very poignant event for everyone

who takes part and this incredible location is going to make the evening all the more special.”

Walkers are encouraged to raise sponsorship in memory of their loved ones, helping to raise funds to ensure children

and young people from across Cornwall can access the care and support offered by Little Harbour children’s hospice

located just a few miles from Heligan in St Austell.

Sam Dickenson from St Austell, whose son Seth died in May 2021 aged 7 following a three year battle with a brain

tumour, describes the impact that Little Harbour had on her family;

“People see hospices as very medical but Little Harbour was so much more than that to us. They are an extended

family, a security blanket, there was never any judgement, they let us do what we needed to do but were there for us

all.”

Anyone over the age of 12 can take part and dogs on leads are welcome.

Ticket tiers:

£10.50 super early-bird 25% discount price running until 5 September

£12.60 early-bird 10% discount price from 5 - 30 September

£14 full price ticket from 30 September – 10 November

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Milk Rounds

Over the past months I’ve been merrily working my way

along Delabole High Street trying to recall the shops I

remember or have heard about to inflict on you in The

Slate.

Last time’s offering being about The Co-op, it occurred to

me that I’d left out places that sold milk. From my memory

bank I recall being sent down to Park House to pay Mrs

Betty Davey (Diana’s late mother-in-law) for our milk. I

believe it was unpasteurised but it was rich and creamy

and Mum used to stand it overnight and then gently heat

it, cool it and then skim the cream from the top.

To find out more about the topic, I looked in Dad’s book

‘Delabole in the Days of Yore’ and found that he’d done

more or less the same thing. He recalls fetching milk and

cream from Diana’s grand-parents-in-law also at Park

House. He was armed with a jug, a small glass dish and

a couple of small coins.

Delabole British Legion

Hello Everyone.

The branch is short of members and would like

to welcome anyone in the village or surrounding areas to

join. If we aren’t able to get any new members there is a

possibility the branch will have to close.

As we are one of the only branches in N Cornwall, we

would like to keep it going if we can. For anyone that is

interested we have our next meeting on 7th September at

7.30pm at the Poldark Inn. Open to anyone, you don’t have

to have served in the forces or be connected to join.

The branch would like to thank Phil Carnon who was our

chairman for many years and his wife, Hilary, for all their

hard work and support that they have given to the branch.

Preliminary notice - we will be having our annual dinner

on 14th October at the Poldark Inn at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Thanks

Rose Meakin would like to thank everyone who supported

the Delabole British Legion Cream Tea. This was the first

one we have had for two years, due to Covid.

Thanks also to everyone who kindly donated raffle prizes

and cakes.

A grand total of £384.15 was raised.

Thank you all,

Rose Meakin, Treasurer

Picture courtesy of the Davey Family

Don’t have a picture of a milk round horse but this is Mr Venning Davey with

his cart horse beautifully bedecked with brasses for the village Carnival.

He also remembered the clip-clop of horses’s hooves

through the village as they pulled a pony trap with one or

two milk churns at the back. Apparently the horse knew

knew where to stop for regular customers and the

householders would come out with their jug and the milk

would be measured out in a pint or quart scoop.

It was a seven day a week job but Dad said he heard of

one man who made such late deliveries and was so

irregular that he could catch up on one day a week - but

he took that story with a pinch of salt.

Other milk producers didn’t make house-to-house

deliveries but served it from their homes. Dad

remembered the names of Male, Lugg, Broad, Davey,

Commins and especially Mr William Blake, who lived in

the end cottage at Roseland Terrace, as it was on the way

there one day that…

HH

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Just a quick update on the Boscastle &

District RNLI Branch

Since we restarted the branch in late February this year,

we have collected over £4600 for the RNLI and the team

would like to express our sincere thanks for all the local

businesses that have supported us and everyone who

has donated, it’s a fantastic amount for such a great cause!

The committee has been meeting most months to discuss

progress and organising cover for events/collection and

we now have a good range of affordable, quality RNLI

merchandise and these will be on sale at various events

throughout the coming months.

We are still in need of help in terms of collections, so if

anybody could spare an hour or two of their time, or you

would like to arrange for a charity box or charity box

collection, please give us a call or send us a text on our

helpline number 07908 738230. Alternatively, you can

email us on boscastlernli@gmail.com.

Isobel McKinney - Happy 24th Birthday

We don’t know if your friends are normally late,

But their greetings request missed the Newsletter

deadline date,

The editorial team here at the ‘Slate’ do not like to

disappoint ,

And so we would like to make a point,

Of sending Steph’s wishes anyway,

(Although too late for the day!)


Why English is Hard to Learn

We’ll begin with box; the plural is boxes,

But the plural of ox is oxen, not oxes.

One fowl is a goose and two are called geese,

Yet the plural of moose is never called meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a house full of mice,

But the plural of house is houses not hice.

The plural of man is always men,

But the plural of pan is never pen.

If I speak of a foot and you show me two feet,

And I give you a book, would a pair be a beek?

If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth

Why shouldn’t two booths be called beeth?

If the singular’s this and the plural is these,

Should the plural of kiss be ever called keese?

We speak of a brother and also of brethren,

But though we say mother, we never say methren.

Then the masculin pronouns are he, his and him,

But imagine the feminine … she, shis and shim!

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Deadline for the OCTOBER Slate is

10th September


THE GOOD OLD DAYS

1976 – Major Drought …

… 2022 – Another ‘Major’ Drought?

As I write this on 9 th August 2022 we have already had a

couple of dry months and a good bit of sunshine with a

prediction of further dry, hot weather to come for the

immediate future.

Delabole Carnival week was dry and sunny for the most

part – and – what a wonderful chain of events had been

arranged for us to watch and participate in, yet again, by

the organisers. ‘Well done’ and ‘Thank You’ one and all.

This is just a note to reflect on one or two memories from

the Summer of 1976. I believe them to be memories but

parts might be “dreams” so I stand to be corrected on

detail.

A fair bit of Tintagel Cliff was ‘on fire’ as were big swathes

of cliff and downs throughout Cornwall, and a fair

scattering of roadside verges too. We were being urged

not to throw lighted cigarettes from vehicles. I was never

sure why people needed to be told this, bearing in mind

that every car, coach and bus had ashtrays as did

theatres, cinemas etc. at that time.

I believe we had hosepipe bans but, as far as I recall,

“Standpipes” were for use in extremes of cold – e.g. the

Winter of 1962-1963 - rather than as an aid to solving

drought conditions.

I recall, also, seeing the Delabole firemen filling their water

tanks with water from a ‘makeshift’ pit that had been dug

into the riverbed that was catching just enough water to

be sucked up before it discharged to the sea at Boscastle

Harbour.

No doubt we will know how this drought resolved by the

time you read this. I have realized that if the next drought

of mention is spaced equally to the last intervening period

I will be about 125 years old when we get the next and am

wondering if I should be looking forward to it with ‘eager

anticipation’ or ‘dread’ !!!!

I.M.B. August

2022.


Events at St. Endellion

September 2022

(Port Isaac PL29 3TP)

Endelienta Ensemble Residency

Thu 1st Sept, 3pm - St Julitta's Church, Lanteglos-by-

Camelford

Fri 2nd Sept, 7.30pm - St Endellion Church

Sat 3rd Sept, 7.30pm - St Endellion Church

£12 (£20 for 2 concerts, £25 for 3 concerts)

Accompanied under 16s free

We are thrilled to welcome back the young professional

orchestra Endelienta Ensemble. Versatile and musically

direct, the ensemble showcases the very best of the chamber

orchestra repertoire, uncovering some rarely heard gems in

the process.

Endelienta Ensemble’s members are all young musicians,

currently studying or recently graduated from the London

conservatoires. Rees Webster will be conducting an eclectic

programme, which you can access on our website.

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

Author Tours: Clare Chambers on Small Pleasures

Thursday 8th September, 7.30pm – St Endellion Hall

Friday 9th September, 7.30pm – The Edge of The World

Bookshop, Penzance

Saturday 10th September, 7.30pm – The Poly, Falmouth

(tickets available on theirwebsite)

Sunday 11th September, 7.30pm – The Eagle House

Hotel, Launceston

£8

With the emotional intelligence of Maggie O'Farrell and the

witty observational skills of Kate Atkinson - Small Pleasures

is a novel of unexpected second chances set in 1950s

England.

Clare Chambers will be in conversation with Patrick Gale at

St Endellion, Wyl Menmuir in Penzance, Colin Midson in

Falmouth and Sophie Pierce in Launceston.

Tickets available at:

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

Inua Ellams & Vanessa Kisuule

Friday 23rd September, 7.30pm The

Festival Marquee, St Endellion

£10 | Accompanied under 16s free

A thrilling double bill from two renowned performance poets

at the top of their game.

Tickets available at:

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

Gwenno

Saturday 24th September, 7.30pm

St Endellion Church

£12.50

Renowned Welsh Cornish musician Gwenno will be returning

to Kernow for this year’s North Cornwall Book Festival! She

will be performing songs from her new album Tresor, which

is almost entirely in Cornish. We can't wait to welcome her to

the North Coast!

Tresor is Gwenno Saunders' third full length solo album and

the second in Cornish.

Tickets available at:

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


ST JOHN’S

CHURCH

DELABOLE

Sunday 11th September

11 am

Village Harvest Celebration

In St John’s Church

ALL WELCOME

Collection of gifts

for FOODBANK

There is a service every 1st, 2nd &

3rd Sunday at 11am and

Delabole

Methodist

Church

Sunday 4th September

No service here

3pm Circuit Service at Tintagel

to welcome our new minister,

Rev Steve Swann and his wife, Julie

Tuesday 6th Sept

12 noon Community Lunch

Roast Chicken

Booking only 01840212558

Sunday 11th Sept

11am Worship led by Peter Daniel

Sunday 18th Sept 11am

Village Harvest Service

at St John’s

Tuesday 20th Sept

10.30am - noon

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Sunday 25th Sept

11am Worship led by Dorothy Grundon

Pleasure to have your company at any of the above.

Contacts Helen 01840212558 /Marie 01840 213999

every 4th Sunday is ‘Breakfast

Church’ from 10am in

St Teath Parish Church

ALL WELCOME!

Please feel free to contact us if you feel we can

assist…

Rector Rev Angela Cooper - 01840 212468

Curate Rev Jeffrey Terry - 07562 700170

Reader Claire Salzmann - 01840 212713

Reader Sue Wilcox - 01840 212713

Warden Tricia Hicks - 01840 212520

The Church Building, [whole or part] is

available to hire; if interested, to view or

book, please contact Claire or Tricia,

numbers as above.

SEPTEMBER

This month’s Bible verse

In the beginning God created the heaven and the

earth...

...And the LORD God said, It is not good that the

man should be alone; I will make him an helpmeet

for him.

And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon

Adam…and he took one of his ribs…

and made he a woman, and brought her unto the

man.

And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and

flesh of my flesh:

she shall be called Woman, because she was taken

out of Man.

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his

mother, and shall cleave unto his wife:

and they shall be one flesh.

Genesis 1:1; 2:18,21-24

Authorised Version


DIARY DATES

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

IF YOU PUT UP A POSTER

ADVERTISING YOUR EVENT

PLEASE TAKE IT DOWN

AFTERWARDS Thank you.

Tintagel Orpheus Male Voice Choir.

Apologies to anybody who might have been inconvenienced

by our cancellation of the Summer Concert of August 25th,

due to circumstances beyond our control.

We now have two concerts planned for September.

Friday, 16th September at 8pm and Thursday, 29th

September, also 8pm.

Both concerts in Tintagel Social Hall, Fosters Lane, Tintagel.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Further information can be obtained from John Sadler on

01840 212583.

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

NORTH

CORNWALL

BOOK FESTIVAL

St. Endellion

22 nd - 25 th September 2022

www.ncornbookfest.org

Flag Man

There are no dates in September when

the Union Flag should be flown

NORTH CORNWALL BOOK FESTIVAL 2022

Thursday 22 nd - Sunday 25 th September

St Endellion, Port Isaac, PL29 3TP

This September, everyone's favourite Cornish boutique

book festival is back at St. Endellion! The 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 beautiful surroundings, delicious food and

drink, and festival market.

Tickets available at:

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

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 20th September

between 10.30am and noon.

This time it’s a Macmillan Coffee Morning

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

OCTOBER SLATE IS

10th SEPTEMBER

Our mailbox is at the Spar.

The mail & email boxes are

emptied once a month only,

after the 10th.

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