St Mabyn Village News

News from the village of St.Mabyn in North Cornwall...

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Mistletoe Fair

In the Village Hall from 1.30-4.30pm
The Fair will be opened by the Mistletoe Mayor and Mayoress
and announced by the Village Crier at 1.30pm.
Mistletoe and Holly will be on sale plus many interesting stalls.
You may be able to find some different Christmas presents and goodies to eat.
Teas will be available until the fair closes at 4.30pm

Cash Machine in Post Office

St Mabyn post office is one of the first in the country to benefit from a high street bank scheme to install free cash machines in local communities.A total of 300 machines are being installed across the country, after NatWest wrote to community leaders, credit unions and MPs asking for their views on the most appropriate locations.
Joe Brown, from the post office, said: "At a time when post offices across the UK are under threat of having facilities removed, it's excellent that this initiative is introducing the facility in the post office and wider community."
Read the full article


Planning application for Tregarden St.Mabyn Listed building consent for demolition of shed and erection of open loggia and conservatory, provision of paved terrace and formation of french doors in existing window.
Full details

Thursday, November 23, 2006

St.Mabyn Rectory 1918

Found this on eBay recently.
John Kendal Rashleigh would have been the incumbent since he was vicar from 1905 until 1922

Snow this time last year!

Photos taken by Ian Barnes

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Planning applications

Metheral Tredethy Erection of conservatory to side of dwelling
see the plans here

Penwine Barn St.Mabyn conversion of garage to bedroom on barn annex together with new window and chimney.
See the plans here

1st St Mabyn Scouts

The Scouts meet every Wednesday and Thursday. Scout Leader is Brian Farmer. On Wednesday, Beavers meet from 5.30pm to 6.30pm and Cubs from 6.30pm to 8pm. On Thursday, Scouts meet from 6.30pm to 8pm. The Scouts are striving to raise £35,000 to provide proper toilet facilities (instead of a chemical toilet) for the groups. This is so essential, as everyone can appreciate. Any suggestions for how we can support or raise money for our Scout Group would be appreciated. Brian is very busy at the moment applying for whatever grants may be available. Is there anyone in the village to assist and drive this forward with Brian? This is the only Scout Group linking the small villages together in the surrounding area.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Young Farmers

The latest group photo from our dinner and dance held on Saturday 28th October at Bowood Golf Club, Camelford showing Members & retiring president and advisory members.
It was well attended with about 100 people including guest speakers, members, advisory, parents and friends.
Cups and Trophies were presented to the following people
Left to right Danni Babb, James Mutton, Peter Harris, Charlotte Woodrow, Ed Harris (back) Gary Pearce, Amanda Harris (back) Emma Braunton (middle) Amanda Weaving, Dale Harris (far right)
Friday 24th – Trip to Just Water @ Bodmin meet St Mabyn, 7.20pm
Saturday 25th –Indoor Sports Final, Redruth Community College @ 7.30pm with a dance after at Camborne Rugby Club.
Saturday 25th- Wine and Wisdom at St Tudy Village Hall 7.30pm include wine and nibbles- Team of 4 £5 book With Helen Eustice 01208 895005 ASAP

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Saint Mabena day!

18th November is Saint Mabena day. She was born c.AD 474 and died aged 76 on 18th November 550 allegedly trampled by a cow!
She was one of 24 children of Brychan Brycheiniog and his wife Gwladys, a large number of their children became saints.
She lived as a hermitress possibly at Treveglos [church farm] which was a group of buildings beyond the farm now with the same name on the St Tudy road.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Mistletoe Fair

In the Village Hall from 1.30-4.30pm
The Fair will be opened by the Mistletoe Mayor and Mayoress
and announced by the Village Crier at 1.30pm.
Mistletoe and Holly will be on sale plus many interesting stalls.
You may be able to find some different Christmas presents and goodies to eat.
Teas will be available until the fair closes at 4.30pm
We need your generous help to make it go with a swing. Please would you make a cake or preserve, or other Christmas goodies to be sold, or some mince pies or biscuits for the teas?
If you can help, please bring your cake etc to the Hall after 10am on the morning of the fair, or give them to any of these people beforehand.
Anthea Lobb...Manyviews, St Mabyn
Anne McDermott... Trearyern, Station Road
Sue Knibb, Longstone
Yvonne White...4 Meadow Court
Audrey Cooke...Gleneagles, Station Road
Molly Dyke...The Old Farmhouse, Tregaddock.

Do come along and enjoy yourselves and if there are any profits from the Fair they will go to support the Village Hall.

Salsa dancing

Salsa dancing classes are held in the village hall on a Monday: beginners from 7 to 8pm, and more advanced dancers from 8 till 9pm. The classes cost £3 per session.
The money raised will go towards hall improvements.
For more information contact Mike/Yvonne Haywood on 01208 841762.

An informal painting workshop is also due to start soon.Look out for details soon.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Primestock Show

Was held at Wadebridge Show Ground – Monday 13th November
All 10 classes were entered by a number of St.Mabyn Young Farmers all listed below

Floral Art –Odyssey (as title) entered by Rachael Chamberlayne Charlotte Woodrow
Home Made Novelty Cake - Rachael Chamberlayne Emma Braunton Danni Babb Annie Warren
Home Made Victoria Sponge – Charlotte Woodrow Dan Gill Rachael Chamberlayne Emma Braunton
Home Made Boys Pasty - Mark Kempthorne David Braunton
Home Made Girls Pasty - Emma Braunton Amanda Weaving Rachael Chamberlayne
Home Made Swiss Roll - Emma Braunton Peter Harris
Home Made scone based pizza – Jack Braunton
Item of Sewing – Rachael Chamberlayne
Group Exhibit – Title Big Breakfast

Sunday, November 12, 2006


photo by Susie Farmer
The Scouts and Cubs lead the parishioners to the War Memorial and
councillor Alf Finnamore laid the first wreath on behalf of the village.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Remembrance Day

Here is a photograph taken on the day the memorial was officially unveiled.

Christmas party

The successful combination of food, drink, raffle, quiz and general merriment enjoyed by so many over the years at the home of John and Anthea Lobb, will be taking place again this year at their Christmas Party. The Party is on Friday 8 December, with festivities starting at 7.30pm, Many Views, St Mabyn. Tickets, at £6 each, are available from John Lobb (841581).
The opportunity to ‘Buy A Slate’ will also be available at the Party.
Proceeds from this annual party have historically been donated to the general upkeep of St Mabyn Church, a cause dear to the heart of the Lobbs given John’s tireless efforts at carrying out ongoing repair works and maintenance. This year, all monies raised will go specifically towards the Restoration Appeal.
All will be assured of a warm welcome.

THANKS . . . this month specifically go to Ruth Ellery and her team of helpers for hosting and catering at the ‘Buy A Slate’ Launch Party, and to Jo Hyde for all her efforts in making the evening such a success. Thanks also to Richard Jenkins who has given so much of his time in procuring, arranging, printing and producing tickets and other stationery materials for the Appeal, and also to Audrey Cooke for her sterling efforts in the design and production of posters.
For those not already aware of who exactly makes up the Appeal Committee, they are:
Abigail Kirby-Harris - Chairman Helen Barratt - Website Liaison
Jenni Tarring - Secretary Richard Jenkins - Member
Jo Hyde - Treasurer Alan Millson - Parish Council
Margaret Millson - Patron John Lobb - Churchwarden
Jenny Trethewey - School Governor Helen Payne - Publicity
Colin Hyde - Friends of St Mabyn Church

‘Buy a slate’

Many of you will have enjoyed an excellent evening at The Potter’s Barn, where Ruth Ellery kindly hosted the Launch Party for ‘Buy A Slate’. Those of you who missed this very enjoyable occasion but wish to make a donation can do so by completing the cut out form in this month’s parish magazine or you can download and print a form here – donations of any size are always welcome – thank you.

Parish Council Election November 2006

St Mabyn Parish Council Election
Memorial Hall
Thursday 23rd November 2006
08.00 – 21.00hrs
No Polling Cards Needed
To fill ONE Casual Vacancy

There are two Candidates standing for election -

Candidate: Barry Kent, Bramble Cottage, Station Road, St Mabyn.
"I am 55 years old and have been married for 30 years. I have lived in villages for most of my life. Because I have lived in St Mabyn for over 2 years; and having semi-retired I look forward to serving the community in the future.
My career was in teaching and I worked in primary schools for 30 years. For 12 of these years I was a headteacher of a Junior School. I gained wide experience of working with councils, dealing with departments as varied as finance to planning.
My greatest interest in teaching was to develop sporting skills in young children. I coached football, cricket and hockey. I was also successful in obtaining Lottery funding for a sports hall in my school local community. I served on various council committees.
I now work a few days a year as an Educational Consultant, visiting several local schools.
My interests are sport, gardening and reading.
I do not belong to any other organisations or committees within the parish and therefore have no conflict of interest."

Candidate: Paul Menhenitt "If I do get elected then I will listen to what the villagers want but I do not make promises that can not be kept and that is why i am being honest to you now."

Friday, November 10, 2006

Lorry Fire!

Incident Date:10/11/2006 10:10
Incident Location:Longstone, St.Mabyn
On reports of this incident, one appliance from Bodmin was mobilised, on arrival the crew found that a refuse lorry was well alight and the water carrier was requested, the fire was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using hose reels.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

November Parish Magazine

View the November Parish Magazine

St.Mabyn baptisms 1717 - 1844

I have now added St.Mabyn baptisms 1717 - 1844 to the St.Mabyn village website as a pdf document

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rachael Chamberlayne

CONGRATULATIONS to Rachael Chamberlayne, from St Mabyn Young Farmers' Club, who was elected chairman of the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs' agriculture and rural affairs steering group, when members voted for their new national office holders at their council meeting at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
This is the second year in a row that Rachael, who is originally from Gloucestershire, has held a place on the national federation.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


As a result of the article in the October edition of the Parish Magazine, the Parish Council have received a very generous offer of a donation of half of the costs of the Junior Football Goals. Having accepted this donation the Parish Council will now fund the other half of the costs. Enquiries are now in hand to try to purchase these new Junior Football Goals as soon as possible. The old existing iron goalposts will still be covered by polystyrene type materials for safety reasons for all to use. Parishioners will be kept informed of the progress. Ron Heath, Parish Councillor, following up the information from previous articles.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Marriages 1562 - 1812

Marriages in St.Mabyn 1562 - 1812 can now be found on the
St.Mabyn website

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Stables falling down

Stables sadly falling into disrepair.

Saturday, November 04, 2006


[photo shows some BURDEN ladies]
Sue King [nee Lobb]is researching her family history & would love to have contact with any other family members.
James Henry LOBB (son of John & Mary Elizabeth nee MENEER) married Susan BURDEN in 1864. John & Mary Elizabeth LOBB lived in & around St Mabyn,Egloshayle & Sladesbridge all of their lives. From Census records they lived in the Chapel House & then Chapel Terrace by 1901.
James Henry & Susan LOBB emigrated to New Zealand where Sue now lives.
You can contact Sue here

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