editorial - Camelfordian Magazine & Camelford Town

I apologise in advance but I am prepared to announce that Summer has arrived in
the Taylor Household. I have dusted off my flip-flops, put the Summer-tog duvet
on the bed, bought a bag of charcoal for the barbie and thought about cleaning the
If it is raining when you read this I can only assume that my optimism has
affected the weather and that I have been a little premature.
I have just returned from the Neighbourhood Plan Meeting with a spring in my
step. It was very well attended and there was a very positive buzz in the room.
Don’t forget this is our chance to have a say in how Camelford develops and the
best ways to make use of our space.
Stamp prices have increased from
30th.March 2015.
1st class up 1p. To 63p.
2nd class up 1p. To 54p.
2nd. Class small parcels up to 2kgs. Will remain @£2.80
2nd Class medium parcels up to 2kgs. Will reduce to £4.89, a
saving of £3.11.
Now Camelford branch of Nat West has closed, you can use
the Post Office for free cash withdrawals, balance checks, and
paying cash and cheques into your account. You will need to
use a Nat West paying in deposit slip.
Cheques will then have to go into a cheque envelope which
we hold here in the Post Office.
Cash and Cheques need to go on separate deposit slips.
A grand total of £760 was raised towards Bobbie and Kasey representing the South
West at the World Jamboree in Japan in July - WELL DONE, it was a great evening
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Age Concern
Camelford & District
Reg Charity No 274217
Bus Mobile
07980 485 238
Cherry Whitehead [Admin], Kerenza, Helstone, PL32 9RL
Tel : 01840 213391, Email : [email protected]
Programme Sheet for April 2015
For all residents and visitors over 50
Barbara Clutton
9 am
Margaret Rush
1 pm
Barbara Clutton
9 am
Liz King
9 am
Lillian Marshall
9 am
Liz King
9 am
Barbara Clutton
9 am
Bickford Arms
Holsworthy EX22 7XY
Peggy Molesworth
9 am
Barbara Clutton
9 am
XX - NS - no shopping
ST - visit to supermarket and time allowed for refreshments as required
****** to contact Barbara please dial ALL these numbers and wait for instructions : 18002 01840 211011
Closure of NatWest Bank
On Monday 23 February at 4.30 pm the doors of Camelford NatWest Branch
were closed for the last time.
Camelford Branch was opened by Dingley & Co in 1863 and was acquired by National Provincial & Union Bank of England in 1922. The name was shortened to
National Provincial Bank in 1924. In 1970 National Provincial Bank, Westminster
Bank and District Bank merged and began to trade as National Westminster
Fiona and Anne would like to thank all those customers who kindly gave cards
and gifts.
Dingley & Co (1855-1927), established in Launceston, was a past constituent of
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group.
This private bank was established in 1855 by Richard Dingley, banker; Edward
Pethybridge, banker; George Graham White, solicitor; and John Dingley, solicitor.
It was also known as Launceston Bank, and was associated with the separate
bank Dingley, Pearse & Co of Okehampton.
By 1922 the bank had branches at Tavistock and Holsworthy and agencies at
Stratton, Callington, Camelford, Bude, Calstock, Gunnislake and Kilkhampton. In
that year the bank was acquired by National Provincial & Union Bank of England.
Taken from RBS website
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Fostering the Arts and Spirituality in North Cornwall
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Strings
St Endellion Church
Thursday 23 April, 7.30pm
We are incredibly lucky to have the 28-strong Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
String Ensemble coming to North Cornwall in April.
Masterworks by two great Romantic composers open and close the Bournemouth
Symphony Strings concert – Dvorak's Serenade for Strings, and an arrangement
for strings of Brahms's String Quintet in G. The programme also includes Warlock's
Capriol Suite, for which the BSO musicians will be joined by young Cornish string
players, and a work by the leading Dutch composer of the last century Otto Ketting, Souvenirs du Printemps.
Other items on the programme will include William Walton's Two Pieces from
Henry V (as the concert will be given on Shakespeare's birthday).
Tickets £10 ~ Free for accompanied under-16s
By telephone 07787 944935
By e mail : [email protected]
In person : Wadebridge Bookshop
Online : on the Carn to Cove website www.crbo.co.uk
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Bluebell & Wild Garlic Sunday at Pencarrow
The annual Bluebell & Wild Garlic Sunday will take place at Pencarrow on Sunday 3rd May
from 10am – 4pm. Come and see the beautiful bluebells, be amazed by the wild garlic and
generally enjoy all that Pencarrow has to offer. The Friends of Pencarrow will be in the
courtyard running a bring-and-buy plants stall and selling a delicious selection of marmalades
and cakes.
At Pencarrow the only plant visitors are permitted
to pick, pull up, pop in a bag and take away is wild
garlic. This prolific invader with tender green
leaves and white pom-pom like flowers (not a
horticultural description) is regarded by many as
being a culinary delight so the Friends of
Pencarrow will be selling wild garlic recipe leaflets
with a carrier bag for the modest sum of £1 in order
for visitors to ‘pick-your-own’. This wild garlic
forage is fun for all the family and with Pencarrow
being one of the most dog friendly gardens anywhere there is simply no excuse for not
exercising man’s best friend at the same time.
Normal admission applies and the Peacock Café will be open for refreshments.
For more information on how to become a Friend of Pencarrow please contact:
[email protected] or telephone 01208 841329
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Registered Charity number 300524
Children’s Parties ~ special rate £30
in main hall + £50 returnable deposit
Short Meetings in conference room - one hour or less - £10
Phone Jenny on 01840 211114
or email bobmette[email protected]
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Selling your home or business? You need an Energy Performance Certificate – from £55
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Camelford & Advent
1914 to 1918
In the 1911 census for the Camelford and Advent area there were about 390
households, which is about a fifth of the same area today.
About 3 years later war was declared and the men of Great Britain and the
Empire were called to the Colours.
During the next 4 years around 250 men went from the Camelford and Advent area, and all but 24 returned.
Many of those that went were from the same family, in one family there
were six men that faced the enemy and thankfully all six returned.
The Camelford and Advent WW1 Organisation have just launched a new
website, http://www.camelford-advent-ww1.org, to show the world what
our brave men did. As we find out more information about these men we
are adding that to the website. If you have any information about any of the
men we would be very grateful if you could send it to
[email protected] or call 01840212524.
We are also looking for details of the heroes from the Great War belonging
to the New Camelfordians, we want to recognise the bravery of all these
men and women.
Please help us in this venture.
We will remember them!
Camelford now has a diary to enable you to check out dates to avoid
clashes and to publicise events. Contact [email protected] to set up a
link. It is managed by Alan Burgess who will
ensure that it is regularly up-dated and
advertised through twitter and facebook.
This is the QR code to access the new Events
Calendar which is in Alan’s Google Drive.
Scanning this with your mobile opens it up and
allows you to see updates
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A Methodist Ministers View
Since the middle of February we have seen on television advertisements for
the Chocolate products associated with our Easter Celebrations. One
manufacturer of ‘melt in the mouth’ chocolates has produced a limited range
of chocolate rabbits, whilst at least one supermarket chain has been
promoting a Special Offer on Easter Eggs. As I have pondered on this I have
come to the realisation that for many people the real reason and message of
our Seasons Celebration have become overtaken by the products associated
with the Season.
At Christmas the focus for many people is on Christmas food, presents, cards,
and family gatherings, whilst at Easter we become ‘smothered’ in chocolate
products at the expense of the ‘reasons for the seasons’ which are of
importance to all of us for our experiences of everyday living. The world
would be a far different place were it not for the impact of the Christian faith on
the lives of people, who in turn have contributed to the development of the
Christian cultures which are dominant in many countries.
The tradition of the Easter Egg goes back through many generations and
started with eating eggs for breakfast on Easter morning, some of which were
especially decorated for the Celebration. The Egg is symbolic of the tomb in
which the body of Jesus was laid after his crucifixion, and the New Life that
came from it because of his rising from death – his resurrection. Others have
seen the shape of the egg as being symbolic of the Stone which had to be
moved to open up the tomb.
At the heart of the Easter Story are truths, which are central to the Christian
faith, and remind us of the love, care and concern of God for each one of us.
In essence Christians are convinced that through the Crucifixion of Jesus they
are able to make a new start with God through his willingness to forgive, and
to experience life in the heavenly way. The heavenly way was opened up to
all of us through Jesus’ resurrection, and with it comes the promise of a
continuing Spiritual life – our victory over death. These truths have impacted
on the lives of many and the challenge for all of us at Easter is to ponder their
relevance for us.
Wishing you every blessing at Easter,
Bryan Ede
P.S. Look out for details of events in your local Churches over Easter - you
will be very welcome to share in them.
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North Cornwall National Trust Association
Friday, 17 April, 7.30 pm
at Wadebridge Town Hall
story behind our local Ice Cream” with Paul Harrold
We are all familiar with the Kelly’s Ice Cream vans
on our beaches, car parks and streets, but have
you ever considered how and when they started.
Come along on to hear the fascinating story of the
company from its humble beginnings in 1890 to
the produce that we all know today.
Tickets which include refreshments £5 for members and £6 for guests
From 10 until 13 April the Choir will be on a
Choir Trip to Wales
More information from Bob Metters,
01840 213736
Moor Harmony’s ‘outstanding’ Success
Moor Harmony Chorus received their highest
marks 90, improving on their previous best of 89
putting them into the ‘outstanding category’ at
Wadebridge Music Festival in the barbershop
section. The members of the chorus were
delighted with the adjudicator’s comments on their performance and being rewarded
for their hardwork in preparation for the festival. They were also pleased with the
audiences enthusiastic response. Moor Harmony has 2 quartets, Coastal Belles and
Samphire, who competed against each other and both received high marks, their
scores were split by a single point.
The chorus were asked to sing at the Closing Concert on the Saturday night and
afterwards they celebrated in Hewitt’s Cafe on Molesworth Street until they ran out of
songs. Thanks to everyone, for supporting our Barbershop Chorus, it spurs us on to do
better! Wendy
Don’t forget to follow Moor Harmony on Facebook or moorharmony.co.uk
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Between 09/01/2015 and 06/02/2015 heating oil was syphoned from a
property in the Warbstow area. This is not to cause any unnecessary concern.
Police are appealing to anyone with any information no matter how trivial to
contact them on 101 (general enquiries), 999 in an emergency or email
[email protected] quoting crime number
CR/008987/15 . This is also a reminder to all general public to continue to
report any suspicious activities and to keep their properties securely locked.
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Camelford Badminton Club Results this
year to date
Mid-Cornwall Badminton League
Combination League Division 1
Squad- Robert Cook (Captain), Rob Heckbert, Tony Marshall,
Laura Galley, Helen Beer and Claire Walkey
Camelford 2
Squad- John Paul, Chris Hobbs, Tom Cole, Mark Brown, Mandy
Galley, Janet Anderson and Teresa Anderson
08/01/15 WON 9 – 0
26/01/15 Newquay (away) WON 5-4
29/01/15 Liskeard (home) WON 9-0
26/02/15 St Austell (home) WON 6-3
Mixed League Division 1 (same squad)
26/01/15 Launceston (away) WON 6-3
05/02/15 St Austell (away) WON 8-1
05/03/15 Newquay (home) WON 8-1
Ladies League Division 1
Squad-Laura Galley, Helen Beer, Claire Walkey and
Teresa Ridley
Camelford 2
Squad M. Galley, J. Anderson, T. Anderson and Zoey Ansell
12/02/15 Bodmin (home) WON 6-0
19/02/15 St Austell (home) WON 6-0
(Champions for the sixth consecutive year)
Men’s League Division 1
Squad-R Cook, R. Heckbear, T. Marshall and Patrick Lucas
12/02/15 St. Austell 2 (home) WON 6-0
19/02/15 St. Austell 1 (champions) (away) LOST 1-5
Men’s League Division 2
Squad-J. Paul, C. Hobbs, T.Cole and M. Brown
15/02/15 Newquay 1 (champions) (home) LOST 0-6
22/02/15 St. Austell 3 (away) WON 5-1
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Charity No: 1035065
Rear of Camelford Hall, Clease Road, Camelford, Cornwall PL32 9PL
Providing education & childcare for children aged 2-5years
Ofsted registered – “Good” with “Outstanding” areas for report
For more details contact Kerry on 01840 212114
Open term times, and some holiday dates
Stay n Play Group
Operates in Clease Hall on Thursday mornings from 9.30 a.m to 11.30 a.m.
for 0-3’s, only £1.50 per family, refreshments included.
A warm & friendly welcome is assured!!!
We're pleased to draw your attention to the above
event next Saturday to be held in the function
room at the rear of CAMELFORD LIBERAL
CLUB. The Race Night is one of our most popular fundraising events
and brings in much needed funds for our club. Currently, we are faced
with a requirement by the FA to concrete specific areas around the pitch
in order that we may continue to compete in the FA Vase competition
as well as repairs to the fence that blew over in the winter months.
We are looking for sponsorship, for both horses and for the races - these
are just £5 and £20 respectively. If you wish to supply us with the name
of a horse or a race, please contact us by responding to this email at
[email protected] as soon as possible. Of course, on the night, we
need punters to attend who are willing to chance their luck by placing
bets on which nag will come in 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
We look forward to hearing from you - your support would be much
With best wishes, Shirley and Gerald Hoskin
[email protected]
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Tel: 01208 851072 OPEN TUES TO SAT 10 am - 4 PM
It’s April and now is a happy time, not least because like seedlings emerging from the warm
soil all our lovely customers pop out to see us once again. The atmosphere on a sunny day at
Cedarcroft when you are pottering around buying plants, drinking coffee, laughing and chatting is lovely. On the last weekend of April we celebrate the work of the inspiring designer Vita
Sackville West, with our new show garden.
Come and see the white garden we are planting in memory of her beautiful gardens at
Sissinghurst. (Opens 25 / 26 April free entry) Self-taught, experimental, romantic but also
ruthless in her approach, she was the ultimate amateur genius.
When I was small I had a book called “Flowers That Do Not Disappoint”. They nearly all did,
but that was probably my fault so far as the annuals were concerned. Hardy annuals should
not disappoint, and there is still time to sow them in April, so useful for filling bare patches or
for making a display in the window-boxes of town houses.
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The charm of annuals is their light gaiety, as though they must make the most of their brief
lives to be frivolous and pleasure-giving. They have no time to be austere or glum. They must
always be youthful, because they have no time to grow old. And so their colours are bright,
and their foliage airy, and to leave as much seed as they can behind them for their progeny to
continue in the same tradition. This, of course, is the one thing you must not let them do: all
seeding heads must ruthlessly be snipped off if you want to prolong the exuberance of flowers.
So much advice has been given about sowing annuals that it is perhaps unnecessary to repeat
it in too much detail. The ground should be well dug, but, generally speaking, not over enriched, unless it is very poor. It should be broken down into a fine surface tilth. The piece of
advice that people never take is: sow thinly and thin out remorselessly; but if ever you have
noticed a solitary plant growing with ample space all around it you will be better disposed to
listen. The smaller the seed the shallower it should be sown, and it is better to sprinkle some
fine soil over your sowings than to attempt to rake them in, a method which usually results in
an uneven distribution. Look out for slugs. Put twiggy sticks among those seedlings that will
eventually grow tall enough to need staking.
In a
short article like this it is impossible to give an exhaustive list, but I might single out a few annuals that are less commonly grown than the usual clarkias, godetias, and so on. To take one
of the tiniest first, I am very fond of Leptosiphon; only three inches in height, but very varied in
colour, it is charming as an edging, or among stones, or in paving. It likes full sun. Linaria associates well with it, being several inches taller, but of the same delicate character, as the name
Fairy Bouquet will suggest, nine inches, sown in large patches, will quickly make a mat of gentian-blue.
Among the stronger colours, Coreopsis Crimson King is a brilliant bronze dwarf.
Dimorphotheca aurantiaca, the orange South African daisy, looks like a patch of sunlight on
the ground (but shuts itself up when the sun goes in); and among the calendulas there is a
strain called by the repulsive name of Art Shades, which throws a variety of pretty colours in
apricot, buff, and straw, less violent than the old Orange King. A study of a seedsman's catalogue will give many suggestions, and there is also a very useful book, Annuals by Roy Hay,
published by the Bodley Head at 12s 6d.
Notes from the Garden: By Vita Sackville West who wrote a column for the Observer in the
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Between Sunday 1�� February 2015 and Thursday 26�� February 2015 some vehicles
were damaged in the Tresparrett area. Police are appealing to anyone with any
information no matter how trivial to contact them on 101 (general enquiries), 999
in an emergency or email [email protected] quoting
crime number CR/013984/15. This is also a reminder to all general public to
continue to report any suspicious and unusual activity.
01840 213709
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Camelford Leisure Centre is working closely with Camelford Police to organise
a volunteering scheme for young people roughly aged between 14 -24 in and
around the Camelford area. The scheme will give young people a fantastic
opportunity to help out in the community and be rewarded by the leisure
centre with a range of activities of your choice free of charge. If you or
someone you know would be interested in getting involved then please visit
the leisure centre and request a volunteering pack, available from the 14��
March 2015. A further ‘get together’ will be held at the leisure centre at 10am
on Saturday 21�� March 2015. The leisure centre does have an Easter program
which will be between the 28th March - 12th April 2015.
The local press are is keen to promote the local volunteers on this day.
Please contact Tom Cole and/or Wayne on 01840 213188 and/or 101 asking to
be put through to PCSO Krolik officer 30645.
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By the time you read this you will probably already know that I have, very reluctantly,
decided to close Magpies’ Nest.
I am not, and never have been a “business person” and my grasp of the Internet is
shaky , if not non existent. The last nearly two years have been great fun and a real
education. I have met lots of lovely interesting people from the town, the local area
and from all over the world.
Although I will miss seeing everyone and being part of the High Street it will be nice
to catch up on the gardening and spend more time on craft projects at home.
Visitors who call in always say how much they enjoy seeing and being able to shop in
so many independent shops and, together with the town’s other assets - the free car
parks, toilets, river walks and Enfield Park, there is a lot to be positive about.
Although I won’t be in the shop I will try to help out wherever I can with any events
in the town, and I will continue to promote Camelford High Street shops and businesses as much as possible.
Finally, I would like to thank all my customers and the owners and staff of all the other shops and businesses in Camelford, and beyond, who have helped and supported
me over the last twenty one or so months, and hope that another trader will move
into my place and keep Camelford High Street as interesting and as varied as it is
Katherine Little
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One of the first priorities when I came to live
here 18 years ago was to make a garden out
of the field that stretched in front of our
house. So it came as a bit of a shock to discover that gardening in this wild and windy part
of North Cornwall was even more challenging
than coping with the heavy limey clay of my native Bristol.
Luckily my then neighbour, Val Gill, introduced me to Juliotter Garden Club where I
soon learned what to plant, where to plant it and what to avoid because it disliked
the wind as much as I did. And along the way I met a lot of new friends because the
members are a very welcoming, informal bunch bound together by our love of gardens and gardening. And to be honest, almost as many people join gardening clubs
for the social get-togethers – 68% – as the 70% that cite learning about cultivation,
according to a survey from the Royal Horticultural Society. And it’s certainly true of
our club. We love our outings, our summer barbecue and our winter post-Christmas
Our meetings are always fun, whether we have a guest speaker or a garden-themed
get-together with mulled wine and snacks. And we enjoy four newsletters a year as
well as monthly emails to keep us in touch with all that’s happening, plus discounts
at several local nurseries as well as club bulk buys from seed catalogues. All in all,
we think the club membership fee (currently £12 a year) is just about the best value
for money around. The new membership year is just about to begin so come along
and join us - you’ll be sure of a warm welcome. We meet in the brand new hall at
Otterham on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7.30.
For details phone Pat Thorne on 01840 261237 or email [email protected]
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The Eden COPD Walking Group runs as a self supporting group
that visits the Eden Project for health walks all year round ~
an exercise programme for people suffering with COPD
and other lung related diseases
We are an independent group
of people who get together at
the Eden Project each week to
improve our health. We
provide qualified walk leaders
whose aim is to help you
achieve your aims.
Walkers arrive at EDEN and meet
in the Cafe in the Visitor Centre
for 1030 am every Tuesday.
Everyone is registered and entry
stickers issued. The various
walking groups – divided by ability
– are allocated and away we go. At
the end of the walks, we all meet
up and finish the morning with
voluntary gentle pilates exercises
and then the most important
part.... a cup of tea and a chat!
You work to your ability levels
with encouragement from the
walk leaders.
Remember that exercise is going to help you manage your disease
and help keep you out of hospital!
We have access to Eden’s paramedic should assistance be required
Don’t be shy - come and join us. Exercise and have fun at the same
For more information ring Peter Reddick: 01726 850356
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Camelford Rotary Club and Camelford Town Council are
working together to put on a weekend full of entertainment over the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of August. On Sunday 30th we will see the return of the
Roughtor Run.
The run is set over a challenging 10 mile course and will
take place on road, trail and off road. The run will commence at 11am and the runners will start from the junction of Clease Road and Fore Street and head down
through the town before turning off for Tregoodwell. They will head out towards Davidstow airfield and then turn right and head towards Crowdy Reservoir. They will run over the
dam at the reservoir and then head across country towards Roughtor car park. They will
then loop around Little Tor and down across the front face of Roughtor. Then along the "Big
Dipper" before turning left towards the ford on the way to Advent. Then back up to
Fenteroon and on to Valley Truckle and back into town. Phew !!!!
We are advertising the event across the country and expect a good field of competitors.
At the same time we will be holding a children's event which will start after the main run
has commenced. The children will run down through town turn left to Trefrew and then left
down to Broadwood Bridge and then a lap of Enfield Park.
There will be prizes for each category and full entry details will be available shortly.
It is truly a community event and we will be working with Scouts, Guides, Young Farmers
and many other local organisations. We have already secured sponsorship from Dairy Crest
and are working hard to get other sponsors on board.
So now is a good time to dust the running shoes off and start the training !
So if you can help or just want to know a bit more about it email me but full entry details
will be available in the near future.
Rob Rotchell
Email. [email protected]
Time for a chat on the Raffle Stall
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The Save the Children Hunger
Lunch on 13 March raised a
much needed £330.
Many thanks to all concerned
for your contributions, work
and time.
Approximately twenty members and friends attended this month’s meeting, with a
return visit from Mr Robert Evans. Mr Evans explained that the evening’s talk would
be from notes made by his grandmother about her recollections of Pentewan when
she was a girl. We also saw some fabulous old pictures to illustrate this.
Sophia Williams Bishop was born in 1897 in a cottage in “West End”, Pentewan. Her
father was a fisherman and he walked to and from the boat which went out from
Mevagissey. He was in the Royal Navy Reserve and he fought in the Boer War. After
the First World War the fishing industry was slack and he got a job on a steamship.
At the school there were over 100 children. Many walked quite a long way. If they
got wet they dried their things on the fireguards which were around the old stoves in
the school. Anyone lucky enough to have pasties for lunch could use the stoves to
warm them. Sometimes the children would have to wait for a train to cross at the
level crossing and were late for school.
Mr Evans remembers that his
Grandmother said she was afraid of the
chimney sweep who occasionally walked
around the village. Also, she said she was
afraid of an Italian looking lady who had
a barrel organ and a monkey who sat on
top of it. She sang Ally, Bally, Boo.
There were five shops in Pentewan, a
blacksmith and the village bakehouse.
Most of the villagers used the bakehouse and it cost a penny per article. The baker
used a sort of flat shovel on a long handle to push the bread etc in and out of the
ovens. The villagers sourced their water from the village pump, fetching and carrying
it in buckets. The doctor did his rounds on horseback and carried all his things in a
bag. The children thought this was how the babies arrived!
How wonderful that Mr Evans’ Grandmother made these notes and passed on a little
bit of history.
For a little extra information about Pentewan, Mr Evans told us of the Sandworks. In
1908 it was decided to use the sand on the beach to make concrete blocks. The sand
was coarse and gravelly as much of it had been washed down the White River from
the clay pits. The trucks from the now disused railway were used to carry the sand
form the beach to the grader. During the 1920 -30s much of the sand went by boat,
to Plymouth and London. This was needed for roads.
We were all very grateful to Mr Evans for giving us such a fascinating talk. The old
photographs were delightful. Perhaps more of us should ask our grandparents what
they remember of their younger days.
Our next meeting will be at The Clease Hall, Camelford on Monday 13�� April at 7.30
p.m. Our speaker will be Mr Ryan Metters ~ everyone is welcome.
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large 53 seater coach
2nd, 4th and 5th Tuesday each month
usually a few seats available
Ring Edwin and Margaret (01840) 261282
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Royal British Legion
Camelford Branch
Charity number 219279
V.E. 70
To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the cessation of the Second World
War, the Royal British Legion is hosting a Service of Thanks and Remembrance.
The Service will be on Sunday 10th May 2015 in St. Thomas’s Church at 3 p.m.
There were approximately 200 local men and women who nerved under the
Colours together with an unknown number who also served on the Home
The service is open to all residents of Camelford, Advent and Camelford Station.
Following the service there will be a “NAAFI Break”.
If you are a man or woman who lives locally and “did their bit” and would like
to attend this service then please call 01840 212524 to ensure that you have a
seat in the reserved area.
Don’t forget there’s still time to grab your tickets for our Annual Charity Dinner Dance at The
Pavillion Centre, Royal Cornwall Showground on Saturday 25�� April 2015. Dig out your glad
rags and dust off your dancing shoes and bring your friends along for some fun. Tickets are £30
and available from the StoreHouse Shop, Bridgend, Wadebridge. If you’d like to donate a raffle
and/or charity auction prize please give us a call on 01208 815374 or drop us an email.
Mother Ivey’s Bay Supports the Foodbank
We are delighted to announce that we have recently received a generous donation from
Patrick Langmaid of Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park. Each visitor was asked to donate £1 to the
Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Patrick then match-funded this amount and kindly donated to the
Foodbank. His continued support is overwhelming and
will help people in crisis who use our Foodbank.
Wadebridge Foodbank & Storehouse, Bridgend,
Wadebridge PL27 6DA
Tel. 01208 815374
Email: [email protected]
Registered Charity No. 1146404
Website: www.wadebridgefoodbank.org
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20 Victoria Road Camelford
Cornwall PL32 9XA
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catered for
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Phone 01840 213433
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I should like to begin by saying how sad we all are at the loss of two of our members,
Liz Durrant and Kay Colwell . Many of us have very happy memories of them both
and, thanks to Rita Wright, we have many photos to remind us. I should also like to
mention how heartened we are to have our new members who have already
“stepped up to the plate” and proved to be a very useful addition to our group.
Once again, we have had a very full year. Rita organised trips to Looe on the Liskeard
train and the Japanese Garden. Both were on very sunny days which must mean that
Rita has found out what was causing the bother in the past! She has provided a wide
range of speakers throughout the year and dealt with all the logistics (are they
coming? What will they need? and letters of thanks) very efficiently. I am sure I can
speak for all when I say how very grateful we are.
We have proved what strong quizzers we are and we hope to continue!
We made our presence known at the Launceston Show, Camelford Show and Chapel
exhibitions with great success and we have set the bench mark high for future
Kate Neall’s Garden party gave us a good opportunity for a natter and I would like to
thank her for allowing us to use her home. Heaven knows where she got all the
chairs from! Diana and John Jones provided the entertainment and food for our
Christmas Party which was so amazing I insist they be shortlisted for this year.
Our coffee mornings have been well attended and it is amazing what we have found
out about everybody. Our meetings don’t really allow us the time for a proper chat
and so these events have been very enjoyable.
The Crowlas and Ludgvan outing to Truro was quite well attended and I feel that it is
important that we keep the link. It is our turn to organise the event this year and I
hope it will be well supported by both groups. We also had a very successful group
meeting when we invited the Camelot group to our American Night.
We have been very busy catering . Not only did we have our cake stall in the Opeway
but also ran a stall at the Camelford Fayre . We made teas for the Council Planning
Meeting at Sir Jim’s and the Monument Opening Day. It not only maintains links with
the community but helps to top up the funds!
Our links with the community have also been strengthened by supporting the bid for
accreditation to Walkers are Welcome(which we have achieved) Representation on
the Neighbourhood Planning Committee and Town Team.
And last, but by no means least, our Baton Celebrations! We showed the town, and
ourselves, just what we can do when we put our minds to it.
We have proved that we can support the community and one another and I am
proud to be a member of our group.
If you think you would like to join us call me on 01840 213433. We meet in
Camelford Hall on the third Monday each month at 7 p.m.
Diane Taylor (secretary)
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On the A395 • Davidstow • Camelford • PL32 9XR
01840 261131
[email protected]
Restaurant and Function Room
Evening Meals ~ Birthday parties
Christenings ~ Anniversaries
Christmas and New Year Parties
Themed Evenings
Available for Pre-Booked Evening Meals and Special Events
Dan Bray
Tree surgery and hedge maintenance
Tree surveys and inspections
Mayford, Coombe Road
St Breward, Bodmin, PL30 4DQ
01208 851662
07850 437872
[email protected]
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Hilltop is open 7 days a week serving All Day Breakfasts & Home Cooked Food all day
every day! Bookings Taken.
Easter Sunday Lunch Two Courses with Tea or Coffee £15.00. Booking Essential! Be quick!
Lunch served from 12 pm until 3 pm.
Proper Home Cooked Sunday Lunch £9.50 Choice of locally sourced Meat & a Vegetarian
Option. Bookings advisable.
Summer opening hours Mon - Sat 9 - 6, Sundays 10 - 4
Hilltop is a designated drop off point for Easter Egg Donation for CHICKS working with
Pirate FM. We have a large box in our restaurant and we’d like to fill it for CHICKS
For enquiries or bookings please call us on 01840 211518
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Holy Week Services 2015
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All aspects of Roofing ~ uPVC Windows
Fascias and Guttering ~ Bathrooms ~ Tiling
Painting and Decorating
or mobile
James Boundy ~ Ivy Cottage, Trebarwith, Delabole, PL33 9DF
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In the last round of County Council cuts, Youth Service funding was slashed. As a
result the funding for the youth support workers, who run the Thursday night
sessions, has been removed. So it is with great regret that the management
committee has to announce the closure of Camelford Youth Club at the end of March
Opportunities for the young people of Camelford were already limited. The Scout
and Guiding movements do a wonderful job, but the Youth Club provides a different,
and equally valuable service to our young people. The removal of this facility is just
another sign that the County Council priorities are not with the young people of
Cornwall. Young people that attend the Youth Club have no political voice, they
cannot vote and have no say in the democratic process, which so affects their lives.
The County Council response is that the youth service will continue to support
individual young people who have been identified as being in most need. This
however is nothing but fire fighting. By having qualified and experienced youth
workers, supporting the young people of Camelford over the last decade or so, there
has been a demonstrable improvement in their life chances. They have received
information, advice and guidance on a range of matters, which they would not have
received elsewhere and helped young people deal with issues that might have
otherwise been overlooked. The consequences of the removal of such a safety net
can be devastating to young people as has been highlighted in the national news.
If you would like to see the Youth Club continue please get in touch. If we have
enough volunteers (at least 2 per session, who would require an enhanced CRB
check, but we can arrange that) or you think you could help with fundraising we may
be able to continue.
Photograph from Alan Burgis - many thanks
Please contact Jonathan Holt on 01840 212229 if you think you can help.
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Give us a call for friendly advice on 01840 211443 / 07989 988060
Email : [email protected]
Terry Baber
Decorating Services
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54 Fore Street
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Phone : 01840 213325
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Email : [email protected]
General Building and Property Maintenance Services available
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Sharon Nettleton was the speaker at this meeting, to talk about the services offered by Age UK
Cornwall. Based in Truro Age UK covers the North Cornwall area from Newquay to Bude and
across to Launceston. All funding raised from local donations, NHS Kernow and the Council
stays in Cornwall.
Changing Lives is a service designed to help people (mainly over 55, but maybe younger) who
have come to a crossroads in their lives, caused by major events such as bereavement, hospitalisation and falls. Its aim is to help people regain confidence and independence, and to alleviate isolation. The work is done by volunteers who work alongside people until they feel they
can cope on their own. This includes an Advocacy Service to help with benefits and other
forms (though it does not cover tax or legal forms). A shoe Home Fitting Service is available, a
Medication Compliance service and the adequacy of food and drink in the house will be observed. There is a Home Optician Service, a Home Dentist and a Carers Helpline. There is a
Nail Cutting service in Wadebridge and, less frequently, in Bodmin. There is a charge for this
Homecare (similar to home help) is available at a charge of £15.50 per hour, for such things as
shopping, housework and a sitting service, but not personal care. If a volunteer is available for
sitting there is no charge, but the main carer must stay on the premises.
Day Centres, currently in Newquay and St Austell, are under discussion, with a view to providing more centres in the next 12 months.
Hospital Transport - TAP (transport access people) is used, and this service may be available
for non-hospital appointments.
Living Well is an initiative that is being trialled in Newquay and Penzance and, more recently,
Launceston. This involves multi disciplinary team meetings that will reduce delays and duplication of patient care. The aim is to help patients who have two long term chronic conditions
to stay in their own homes and out of hospital. Since the Newquay project started hospital admissions have been reduced by 42%. Sue Rabson is to make enquiries about the adoption of
such a service in this area.
The Home from Hospital service, provided by The Red Cross, gives people being discharged
from hospital a £5 bag of groceries to tide them over, ensures that someone is at home to welcome the patient, make a cup of tea and make sure that food is available. A follow up visit will
also be made.
Oakhouse Foods run a shopping service and some local shops will delivery within a very local
area. In Camelford there is a pub that will deliver 2 course meals for £5. Schools at Blisland
and St Teath also offer this service from their canteen.
Age UK may be able to help with modifications to homes and is always willing to help people
find the service they need.
Age UK in Truro can be contacted on
01872 266388
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Diane Taylor
Daws House, Victoria Road, Camelford PL32 9XA
Tel : 01840 213433 Email : [email protected]
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Local Council & Services
Mayor of Camelford
Andy Shaw
Town Clerk
Lee Dunkley
01840 212880
01840 212880
Camelford Hall Chairman
John Pearce
01840 212665
Camelford Hall Bookings
Jenny Metters
01840 211114
Cornwall Councillor
Rob Rotchell
01840 214528
Member of Parliament
Dan Rogerson MP
01566 777123
Cornwall Council
One Stop Shops
0300 1234 100
Non emergency 24 hours
Neighbourhood Team, Bude
01288 357501
Neighbourhood Watch
Chair Julie Dowton
01840 212694
SITA Recycling Centre
Bowithick Quarry, Trewarmett
01840 770778
Camelford Surgery
Drs Nash and Uglow
01840 213894
Camelford Surgery
Dr Garrod
01840 213893
Wendy Jones
01840 212190
Camelford Post Office
Doctors :
St John Ambulance
Churches :
Methodist Church
Revd Stephen Caddick
01840 214624
Church of England
Revd Peter Dixon
01208 852022
Roman Catholic Church
Father Bryan Storey
01840 770663
Souls Harbour
Revd David Flanders
01840 212620
Celebration Church
Joan Keating
01840 212602
Christian Spiritualist Church
Linda Taylor
01840 213058
Camelford Youth Club
Jonathan Holt
01840 212434
Christine Alexander
01840 779101
Peter Jones
01208 850613
Schools :
Sir James Smith’s School
Head - Jon Lawrence
01840 213274
Camelford Primary School
Adult Education
Head - Mr S Bishop
Dionne Peers
01840 212376
0300 1231 117
Little Acorns Nursery
Kerry Corner
01840 212114
Veterinary Surgeons :
Jonathan Holt
Inns Park
01840 212229
Market Place
01840 213277
Camelford Town Band
Bookings Secretary Sally Rickard
01840 211777
Women’s Institute
Secretary Diane Taylor
01840 213433
Residents’ Association
Alan Burgis
01840 213692
Community Allotments
Lee Dunkley
01840 212880
Age Concern Pop-In
Hon Sec Jean Brown
01840 211224
Camelford Folk Dance Club
Barbara Perry
01840 212655
Royal British Legion
Cameron Valentine
01840 212524
Camelford Football Club
Secretary Hilary Kent
07798 918360
Camelford Rotary Club
Secretary Ray Jeffs
01840 212497
Camelford Floral Art Society
Chairman/Prog sec Val Bluett
01840 212157