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THE DELABOLE SLATE

ISSUE 423

OCTOBER 2022

Delabole.slatenewsletter@gmail.com

Mount Edgcumbe Hospice Fundraiser

Soup & Sweet Fundraiser plus

Charity Stalls

on

Saturday 22nd October

at

Delabole Methodist Church

10.30am - 2pm

Menu

Homemade Vegetable Soup/

Prawn Cocktail/Fruit Juice

Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding

Roast Chicken & Stuffing

Vegetarian Lasagne

Bread & Butter Pudding

Strawberry Pavlova/Fresh Fruit

Salad

Bookings to

Suzanne Cleave: 07853298595

Or

Adrian Pooley: 01840 212565

Please, please, please pop the date in your diary or on

the calendar and come along with your friends - you’ll even

be able to stock up with Christmas (sorry) cards from the charity

stalls.

Would you like to know how to use a

DEFIBRILLATOR?

Tuesday, October 25th

7 - 8.30pm at Delabole Methodist Church

No need to book. No charge.

All Welcome

Further information from Suzanne Cleave

07853 298595

APOLOGIES for omissions and misprints in the

September issue of the Delabole Slate.

It was put together remotely by three individuals either with

Covid or suffering from Covid brain! Sorry.

INFORMATION.

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

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(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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reserves the right to alter or refuse any material submitted for

publication.

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Mount Edgcumbe Hospice Fundraiser

If you’ve lived in Delabole for a while you may remember that for 3 days every

Summer for 35 years (1983-2018) we’ve held a Flower Festival to raise funds

for Mount Edgcumbe Hospice. Many village organisations and friends helped

to make the occasion a success but after the coming of the virus it’s no longer

possible to continue this tradition.

HOWEVER, many of us have had cause to be thankful that hospices are there

but we can’t take them for granted and Mount Edgcumbe Hospice totally needs

funds so we’re holding a

Soup & Sweet Fundraiser plus Charity Stalls

on

Saturday 22nd October

at

Delabole Methodist Church

10.30am - 2pm

Please, please, please pop the date in your diary or on the calendar and

come along with your friends - you’ll even be able to stock up with Christmas (sorry)

cards from the charity stalls.

Not sure what soups will be served but they’re always delicious with people

being spoilt for choice, the aroma of the crusty bread adds to the temptation,

whilst the desserts are a sight to behold.

See you there so you can support the brilliant causes and have an enjoyable

time with your friends? HH

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THANKS

Many thanks to Jane Swan and Sally Holden for

changing Jane’s art work under the front porch awning

of the chapel to Autumn Leaves.

We do appreciate your kindness.

Delabole Methodist Church


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Dominic Fairman, Cornwall Councillor, St Teath & Tintagel Division

September saw us with a new Prime Minister, and then in very short order a new King with the sad passing of Her

Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Naturally, lots of planned meetings for Cornwall Council and Parish Councils for September were postponed or delayed

as a mark of respect in order to give people the time and space to mourn and reflect upon a reign like no other.

As someone who has lost a parent, I hope that the Royal Family took, and can continue to take, some comfort from the

fact that she passed away comfortably at home with some of her children by her side, and that she was active in both

mind and body to the end – meeting both the outgoing and incoming Prime Ministers only days before.

Whist this is undoubtedly the end of an era – it is also, as the throne passes seamlessly to King Charles, the beginning

of one. By chance, I had the honour of meeting the then Prince Charles when he visited Boscastle a few years ago. The

Cabinet member who was supposed to meet him couldn’t make it and I was a last-minute substitute.

As I waited in a small courtyard at the back of the Visitor Centre, he surprised me by coming out of the building alone

and with his arm outstretched. We then had a conversation about our shared interest in organic farming and it was all

very informal and enjoyable.

He is a thoughtful man who has been ahead of his time with concerns around the environment and climate change and

even though I have no doubt his future role will constrain his views in public – nobody who meets him in any capacity

will be in any doubt as to his convictions and beliefs around the seriousness of the climate and ecological emergencies

that we face.

Our new Prime Minister also faces some extremely serious challenges and I hope that by the time you read this that

details of meaningful support for both residents and local businesses over energy prices will have been rolled out to help

see us through what is undoubtedly going to be an incredibly challenging winter for many.

During the Conservative Party hustings in the summer, she also showed a deep understanding of the crisis in Social

Care and its impact on delaying discharges from hospitals and made pledges to properly fund this to allow many more

people the ability to live with some independence in their own homes with the appropriate levels of support. This would

indeed be a very positive step forward for Cornwall.

Dominic Fairman

Cornwall Councillor, St Teath & Tintagel Division

Mobile: 07939 122303

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A Methodist Minister’s View

The first full week in September will prove to be a very significant week in our history – in fact, it was history in the

making as the week unfolded.

Some of you may want to describe it as a ‘dizzy week’ which had us experiencing a range of emotions. Just as

we were seeing our new Prime Minister announcing her first measures to alleviate some of the current cost of living

impacts, we heard of the passing of our long serving Queen followed by the activity to Proclaim Prince Charles our

new king. All of this happened in the space of just five days hence my comment above.

We have much to be grateful for in the life of our long serving Queen. Seventy years of devoted service amongst

us is a tremendous achievement. As I have thought about our loss in the passing of the Queen four things have

come to mind, but doubtless you could add other things to the list.

Much has been made of the fact that the Queen has been unswerving in her dedication and loyalty to serving our

country, the dependencies, and the Commonwealth. She faithfully fulfilled her promise to serve in the interests of

us all which she made some 75 years ago. For her life of Service, we have much to give thanks for.

Amazingly, our Queen has kept pace with the changes over the years. It is sobering to look back to how things

were in 1952 in home and community life and compare it with our 2022 experience of life. The Queen seems to

have kept apace with the changes in all sorts of ways. Again, a cause for being thankful.

Further I have been impressed by the way in which the Queen has fulfilled her family roles as Wife, Mother,

Grandmother, and great Grandmother. Her family circle has had its share of issues and concerns but amidst it all

the family members have responded to her love and concern for them all. Her example is one for all of us to reflect

on.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the Queen has drawn strength, comfort, support, and inspiration from her

Christian faith which she has spoken about openly in some of her speeches and with concerned individuals. Here

again we need to reflect on this and give thanks to God for all that she was amongst us.

Please continue to pray for the Royal Family in the coming days as well as our new King, Prime Minister, and

Government - they all face tremendous challenges.

Every Blessing,

Bryan Ede


Mon - Fri


From Rev Angela…..

By the time you read this, we will have moved on a little, I guess, but as I write, just a few days after the death of

Her Majesty the Queen, we are all still reeling from the news. As you know, she was 96 years old, so why are we

so shocked? I think because she has been such a constant figure in our lives and suddenly that constant is gone.

Of course the press and our TV screens are full of tributes; crowds queue to lay their flowers and pay their respects

at her lying in State. There has, as is only right, been an out-pouring of fulsome praise for Her Majesty’s many

qualities and dedicated service through the years and I expect that will go on for many days to come, as we give

thanks for her life lived with grace, faith and faithfulness.

And yet, as someone pointed-out to me yesterday, how often we have criticised and looked to find fault - if not

directly with the Queen, then with other members of the Royal family, as we tend to do with anyone in the public-eye

and to some extent with one another. We are often quick to criticise and slow to praise.

I am so glad that in the recent Platinum Jubilee celebrations, we had the opportunity to reflect upon her life and

thank the Queen for her years of faithful service to our nation and the Commonwealth. I hope she really ‘heard’

and absorbed just how much she was loved and appreciated.

It is a lesson to me to look for and acknowledege the good; to encourage one another and to notice and praise

the good we see, making sure others hear our thanks – before it is too late.

As we make our goodbye’s, we express our thanks for a life well lived, an extraordinary service completed and a

wonderful example given to us all. May she rest in peace – and rise in glory!

Angela Cooper

Rector

Deadline for the November Slate newsletter is 10th October

OCTOBER

This month’s Bible verse

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only

begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him

should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn

the world; but that the world through him

might be saved.

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he

that believeth not is condemned already, because

he hath not believed in the name of the only

begotten Son of God.

And this is the condemnation, that light is come

into the world, and men loved darkness rather than

light, because their deeds were evil.

John 3:16-19

Jesus answered...Marvel not that I said unto thee,

Ye must be born again. John 3:7

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The Autumn Term is always the gateway to a new year of learning in school. The staff and children have returned

refreshed from their summer break, the school buildings have been spruced up and the planned curriculum is

enhanced with fresh thinking and exciting opportunities.

We always choose a whole school value which promotes a sense of community for the start of the year – for 2022

it is Trust and Collaboration. This then forms the foundation for our Enquiry Question ‘How Are We Stronger

Together?’ which in turn underpins our learning. Above all else, the Autumn term is about returning and reconnecting

as a learning community. And we know that many brains are more effective than just one!

Little did we know when we were planning our curriculum, that events in history would bring an additional layer of

meaning to our Value and Enquiry. With the sad death of Queen Elizabeth II and so much media coverage of her

remarkable life of service, many people have reflected on what it means to come together as a nation and share

in the momentous events which sometimes overtake us. Of course, our children have wanted to share their thoughts

and their questions. They often consider things that might seem insignificant to the adults, but which remind us

that the smallest details mean a great deal when you are very young and trying to make sense of the world.

For our older children, there has been a first-hand reminder that history is constantly unfolding and there are times

where we find ourselves witness to a present which is heavy with heritage from the past, but which simultaneously

brings the country together with its gaze on the future.

Staff have approached these moments with their usual capacity to combine honesty with tenderness. And every

thoughtful, nurturing conversation builds the trust account we have with the children. The deeper the trust, the

stronger their sense of safety and this unwavering security enables them to flourish through their developing sense

of identity, their collaborative thinking and their sharing of ideas.

Trust and collaboration are the bonds which unite a classroom of learners, a whole school community and a nation

on the brink of change. History teaches us over and over again that we are stronger together.

The Delabole Team

Mighty Hike

Congratulations to Miranda Honey and Susan Chapman on completing a

phenomenal feat! And congratulations to their poor feet as well.

They walked 26 miles up and down the challenging Jurassic Coast on 10th

September. You couldn't call it a stroll in the park. No wonder it was titled

the Mighty Hike!

However, this wasn't for the good of their health, they were walking to raise

money for Macmillan - and a goodly sum has been collected.

So well done, both of you!


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COUNCIL CORNER Delabole Parish Council

Preparing for the monthly Parish Council meeting involves the Clerk and the Chair getting together to discuss items for

the agenda, documents and correspondence received and any financial issues including the approval of invoices for

payment.

On 8th September they discussed a document received from The Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) titled ‘Operation

London Bridge’. This was the code name given to the passing of HM Queen

Elizabeth ll. The document included an action plan and a calendar of events,

instructing councils what to do when this occurred, day by day, up to the date one

month after the death. This was discussed and duly put onto the meeting agenda

for 13th September. Sadly, we never had the opportunity to discuss this as a

council because the Queen passed away that very afternoon. So sudden and

unexpected, a shock to the nation, and we heralded in the new King Charles lll.

Our Clerk immediately sprang into action, following the instructions regarding the

Council website, sourcing an official photograph, a book of condolence and

cancelling the 13th September PC meeting. The village Flagman was contacted

regarding the various times for raising and lowering the Union Flag to half mast,

then to full mast on Proclamation Day before returning to half mast when national

mourning resumed. So much to arrange in such a short space of time.

Our thanks go to our Clerk and the Flagman for their speedy response

to this situation.

Floral tributes left in Delabole Memorial Garden

A gentle reminder that anyone may speak to a councillor informally but for those who wish to contact the Parish Council

officially, please use the contact details below.

The next meeting of Delabole Parish Council is on Tuesday 11th October at St John’s 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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Julie Swann and Rev Steve Swann being welcomed into the

Methodist Circuit by Rev Loraine Mellor, Chair of District.

(When you meet the Swanns

you might ask about the trumpets)

Rev Steve Swann

Following a welcome service at Tintagel Methodist

Church I am now stationed as Superintendent Minister

in the Camelford and Week St Mary Methodist Circuit

(which covers Delabole). Born in Lancashire and

brought up in South Derbyshire/NW Leicestershire, I

married Julie in 1982. Julie had worked in banks, estate

agents and over the last 13 years she has been a

families worker in the Church. We have two children,

Samantha and James and four Grandchildren. We have

two cats called Sandy and Pebbles.

My work life previous to ministry saw me working

underground in the mining industry, as a part-time

fire-fighter, lorry driver, shelf-stacker, conveyor belt

repairer, warehouse man, storeroom manager and I sold

and serviced fire extinguishers.

From 1997-2009 I served as a Children, Youth and

Families Worker before entering for training for ministry.

In 2011 I was stationed to the Lizard and Mounts Bay

Circuit in Cornwall. I have since served in Colchester and Banbury before returning to Cornwall.

I enjoy writing poetry, painting and DIY in my spare time and still practise the firefighting once a year as fire crew

at the Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival. I am a lifelong Methodist and believe in living out my faith both within the

church and in the community. I love to follow Jesus’ example of being alongside people from all walks of life,

sharing the journey in a rapidly changing world as we relate life and faith together!

THE GOOD OLD DAYS - Nothing much changes in 60 years!

Sept. 1963 – I arrived in Camelford and am still enjoying the delights

of North Cornwall in Delabole! -- Sept.2022

I arrived, “green behind the ears” in Camelford as a “furriner” from “Down West” to take up a ‘Three Year Contract’

with Camelford Rural District Council working on its capital schemes in Sept.1963.

By December 1963, although I was a “Rocker” at the time, I had married a “Mod”. How brave of us both – but it

worked out fine! Consequently, the guarantee of less than 3 year’s work ahead did not seem very long. However,

although not an immediate worry, I did mention it to my Boss of the day.

I was told not to concern myself about it as the Camelford Bypass would be in an advanced state of construction

– and may even be completed by then. As he pointed out we had, and were using, a development plan showing

the proposed route with a very wide ‘no building’ zone of land from its joining position to the A39 North of Camelford

(with a bridge over the sewage works) and re-joining the road network again in the vicinity of Valley Truckle. This

zone was being rigidly protected by the Planning Authority and preparations were being considered by some

adjacent landowners to take advantage of possible links to it. The interesting part to me was that the “spin off” from

the bypass work would apparently keep me busy for years to come if I wished to stay on at the end of my 3 year

contract.

The following years bought new bypass proposals, prolonged consultations, and recommendations until about 30

years ago I understood the “Purple Route” (following much the same route as originally planned to the East of

Camelford) to have been agreed and an early start planned. This never materialised.

We now seem to have another “Agreed Route” skirting Camelford on the Western side of the town.

The most recent press release that I have seen says “Stalemate over much needed A39 Camelford bypass as

Cornwall Council and Government are waiting for each other”

It seems strange that I should have been told that my job security was ensured because of the imminent building

of the by-pass in 1963 by my employers who had no direct responsibility for its construction. However, in the

meantime, I’m still here in 2022 but the By-pass, after nearly 60 years, isn’t!

Never mind, Delabolians. Thank you for having me all these (bonus) years. The Bypass will surely be built soon

and I can “move on”!

It has been great to go out during the long, fine, spell and see so many happy, smiling, faces (including my own

in the mirror too!) It’s contagious isn’t it? I.M.B. September 2022.



Shops in Pengelly

Cook’s Shop at the bottom of Pengelly

Suddenly the deadline date is upon me and I haven’t

thought of anything to write. I was planning to ask those

with better memories about any of the numerous shops

that used to trade in Pengelly - but I hadn’t! Then it came

to me that there’s a photograph I’ve been wanting to

use for a while AND it definitely has a connection with

the title.

In the top right corner is a photograph, kindly forwarded

by Ivor Davey. It’s his Gran, Betty Davey (nee Cook),

on her wedding day. She’s being escorted by her father

from their shop, Cook’s Barber and Grocery Shop (in

the background), directly across the road from Wesley

Chapel (now the car park for the Wesley Sunday School

Apartments). The wonderful thing is that a red carpet

was laid across the street for the bridal party to walk

across! How fabulous was that!

This summed up all I knew, so I talked to David Cook

in Tintagel about the shop that he remembers well from

his childhood as his Granny Beer and father, Colin, lived

and worked in their shop. David recalled the really close

community and has a fund of information about that area

of Pengelly - he really should write a book.

In brief, one side of the establishment was for groceries,

where one of the items was a box of currents which

were then weighed out and sold in blue bags. Granny

Beer was a bit of a local ‘chemist’ and she sold

medicines that were made in Exeter. Newspapers were

delivered and, when the shop opened at 7am,

quarrymen on their way to work would call in and buy 5

Woodbines - and then buy another 5 on the way home.

The other side of the property was a hairdresser’s,

where Colin Cook cut men’s hair. His fame must have

travelled because he received a request from Castle

Hotel, Tintagel to go there to shave the male guests.

From this he worked up a round and eventually opened

his shop in Tintagel in 1914.

David, I hope I’ve got this right.

HH

Royal Letter

Following the sad news of the death of the Queen,

Elizabeth ll, I expect our Parish Council will have sent

a message of condolence to King Charles lll.

This also happened in 1936 following the passing of

King George V. Only the Parish Council in those days

was St Teath and I believe that the message was sent

by telegram.

Above, with apologies for the sad state of repair, is the

reply which was received from Buckingham Palace.

HH


Smuggler’s

FISH and CHIPS

HIGH STREET, DELABOLE

LUNCHTIME

EVENING

MON CLOSED 4.30 - 8.30

TUES CLOSED 4.30 - 8.30

WED CLOSED 4.30 - 8.30

THUR CLOSED 4.30 - 8.30

FRI 12.00 - 1.30 4.30 - 9.00

SAT 12.00 - 1.30 4.30 - 9.00

SUN CLOSED 4.30 - 8.30 4.30 - 8.00

HOME PRODUCED BEEF & LAMB.

HOMEMADE JAMS & CHUTNEYS, HOMEMADE CAKES,

LOCAL CHEESE, RODDAS CREAM & MILK, LOCAL

BAKERY BREAD, FRESH FRUIT & VEG., PASTA,

CRISPS, SNACKS, BISCUITS, FUDGE & ICE CREAM

Farm Shop & Restaurant

Open 7 days a week

CENTRAL GARAGE

45, High Street, Delabole

GOOD FURNITURE & ALADDIN’S CAVE

We buy and sell good second-hand furniture

Open Mon & Tues 10.00 - 2.00pm

Thurs 11.00 - 3.00pm

Fri 10.00 - 2.00pm

Enquiries -

Ring Carolyn 07896 909245 / 01840 213590

Come take a look

Restaurant closed on Mondays

SERVING: BREAKFAST, COFFEE, LUNCH,

SUNDAY ROAST, HOMEMADE DISHES AND

CAKES, CREAM TEAS, ICE CREAMS

CHILDRENS PLAY AREA. RIDE-ON TRACTORS

AND DIGGERS. PETS CORNER.

TELEPHONE: 01208 880164 www.trevathanfarm.com

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

Follow us:

Tel: 01840 219368

69 High Street, Delabole, PL33 9AH

Opening hours

Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm

Friday 9.30am - 5pm

Saturday 9.00am - 4pm


CHILDREN’S COLOURING COMPETITION

We have a new King, Charles lll

What would you like him to look like? Colour these images in and pop the finished page into

the Slate box at the Spar shop by 10th October. There will be a small prize for the winner.

Good luck!

Name ……………………………………………………………………………………

Age ………………………………………………………………………………………

Contact number or address …………………………………………………………..

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Rhodes’ Ramblings

I have considered writing this preface to the essay that follows for some time. Do I write a preface that by its inclusion

may scare people into ignoring the words that follow and thereby missing out on a lot of fascinating and entertaining

things that are available to them, or not write it and risk some rushing blindly into the internet and getting badly burned

without any words of caution from myself or those who might encourage them to get their feet wet. Responsibility compels

me to write the warning with the coda that I have been exploring the internet since 1997 when I obtained my own machine

and in the past 25 years I have never experienced any serious situations despite my rushing blindly around begging

hackers and trolls to come and get me!

If you do anything in life, you need to stay sensible and not invite disaster, you don’t ever cross a road with your eyes

closed, so don’t go online without first finding out how to protect yourself, and for the ancient and decrepit, of which I am

one, ask your kids or their kids to help you…

THAT SAID PLEASE READ ON….

For a long time I was involved with computers in my everyday employment. I think the first time I had to use one was

back in the early nineties and the machines we used were actually powered by gas ( that’s the first of many statements

you need to take with your tongue in your cheek!). I recall that we had one printer that served the office in which around

fifteen people competed for its use. When you sent something to the printer you had to yell “ PRINTING” because if two

tried to print at the same time the whole system crashed. I would imagine that for many who read the Slate, I am already

saying stuff that will incline you to stop bothering to read this, possibly in the main those who might feel this way are

from my own generation of geriatric pensioners. Please don’t give up just yet because you may just find some parts of

this essay amusing, and just possibly come to the understanding that just because you are in your seventies or even

older, this technology is as much for you as it is for those thumb typing young dudes who you secretly envy.

The mysteries of Facebook and social media and TikTok and snap chat and so on are unlikely candidates for your

attention, but with some of these you can easily ( HONESTLY ) have free video chats with loved ones on the other side

of the world with a basic computer or phone and a few clicks. All you need is someone to give you a few clues, after all

you didn’t get to be ELDERLY by being dim did you. By a few clues I don’t mean some well meaning relative popping

around and setting things up for you without taking the time to actually explain what they are doing and how you can

use it yourself. See it’s DIY, I mean I am almost 80 and I have put up a few shelves in the past, almost all of which fell

down as soon as I put a book on them.

So to kids of forty or older, why don’t you spend some time introducing your old fogies to Snap chat and how to use a

smart phone instead of rushing through setting it up and scarpering off without your dearly loved old person having a

clue what to do when you’re gone.

My message here is that anyone, regardless of age, has the smarts to benefit from technology. No more waiting for the

post office van to arrive in Delabole to pay your bills or withdraw money, do it easily online, you know you want to but

you’re possibly too proud to admit that it’s a bit of a mystery.

Here’s a thing though. Your eyes may be a little less efficient than when you were younger, your finances, in this nightmare

of energy and cost of living crisis we are going through, perilous but that doesn’t mean you can’t get to grips with the

21st century. A pay as you go smart phone can cost less than 50p a day, and it’s going to revolutionise your life. You

can currently get a high spec smart phone from Tesco for £13.99 a month, on a two year contract with so much time on

free calls and a million free texts that you’re going to die before you incur extra charges. That’s 49p a day! Or if you use

your Tesco club card its only 39p a day, other deals are available from other suppliers, I only quote Tesco because my

mate just renewed his contract with them.

You could download, YES, you really could, Audible. Get a pair of Bluetooth earphones and open up a whole world of

books being read to you by established actors which means you can ignore any problems the old eyes are giving you.

There is an alternative though that’s free, Audible costs £7.99 a month, Borrow box is free and all you need is a Cornwall

library card. You can download, YES YOU CAN, free audiobooks that are not old classics but up to date novels,

biographies, recipe books by fantastic authors like JoJo Moyes, Lee Child and the like for nothing. If your eyes are OK

download the text versions, it’s a book except it’s on your phone of computer. No need to buy Amazon Kindle this stuff

is FREE.

OK. You’re old, you won’t ever be young again no matter how much you might dream of your youth. But you probably

have kids and grandkids and if you pester them hard enough and make them guilty with little asides like, “You don’t ever

do anything for me!” In a short time you can be surfing the web, video calling those kids in Australia, reading free books

or listening to them and enjoying technology that is not designed to make you feel foolish. It’s not out there to steal all

your money, but can revolutionise your twilight years and make life more fun and convenient than you ever thought

possible.

Remember when those children you devoted your every waking moment to,caring about and spoiling, employed PESTER

POWER for a cabbage patch doll, now it’s your turn to use PESTER POWER, get online, join the 21st century and make

then show you how…

As Obama said

YES YOU CAN!

PS! Take care out there…..

David Rhodes


Delabole

Methodist

Church

Sunday 2nd October

11am Worship led by

David Rhodes

Tuesday 4th Oct

12 noon Community Lunch

Gammon

Booking only 01840212558

Sunday 9th Oct

11am Worship led by

Congregation

Sunday 16th Oct

11am Worship led by

Michael Hicks

Tuesday 18th Oct

Drop-In Tuesday

for Coffee and Chat

10.30am -noon

Saturday 22nd Oct

10.30am - 2pm

Soup & Sweet fundraiser

Plus charity stalls

For Mount Edgcumbe Hospice

Sunday 23rd Oct

11am Worship led by

Congregation

Sunday 30th Oct

11am Worship led by

Rev Swann plus Holy Communion

Pleasure to have your company

at any of the above.

Contacts

Rev Steve Swann 01840 779339

Helen 01840212558 Marie 01840213999

Pasty & Sweet

plus stalls - Christmas Fundraiser

Saturday 26th November

Christmas ‘Bizarre’

with Father Christmas PLUS…

Saturday 19th November


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.

Events at St. Endellion

October 2022

(Port Isaac PL29 3TP)

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

Jenny Dyson & Friends

Saturday 8th October, 7.30pm

St Endellion Church

£12 | Accompanied under 16s free

We are delighted to have flautist Jenny Dyson

returning to St Endellion, along with some special

guests, to perform music from the likes of Bach and

Ibert.

Jenny studied at the Royal Northern College of Music

where she studied with Richard Davis (Principle flute,

BBC Philharmonic) and Joanne Boddington (Hallé).

She has received multiple awards, including the Pat

Barney Flute Prize, the Trevor Wye Prize for

Chamber Music and the June Emerson Wind Music

Launchpad Prize. Jenny was also a finalist in the

prestigious RNCM Gold Medal Soloist Competition

in 2013, selected externally by the chairman of EMI

records.

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

Harbottle & Jonas

Saturday 22nd October, 7.30pm

St Endellion Church

£12 | Accompanied under 16s free

Partners in life and music, dynamic Devon-based folk

duo Harbottle & Jonas are one of the most exciting acts

on the UK circuit today.The duo combine a love of

traditional folk with their own original and powerful

songwriting. Dave and Freya have developed a distinct

and compelling signature sound, blending concertina,

harmonium, banjo, stomp box, acoustic guitar and

cittern with their beautiful and closely intertwined vocal

harmonies. Their energetic shows cover the historical

as well as the more personal, bringing to life people,

places and events through their intimate, timeless music.

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

R B L

The Delabole Branch is holding

a meeting on

Tuesday 4th October at 7.30pm at

The Poldark Inn.

All welcomed.

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

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 October 18

between 10.30am and noon.

DEADLINE FOR

NOVEMBER SLATE IS

10th OCTOBER

Our mailbox is at the Spar.

The mail & email boxes are

emptied once a month only,

after the 10th.

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