St Mabyn Village News

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

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Tremeer Garden

Lord and Lady George will be opening their lovely garden at Tremeer, St Tudy in aid of the Army Benevolent Fund on Sunday 29th April from 2 pm to 5 pm.
This is the first time this garden has been opened for a charity during the time that they have lived there. It is a stunning garden including a series of ponds. Tea, cake and scones will be available.
Admission is £2.50.

History of Cornish Churches

Tonight 25th April in the village hall at 7 pm there will be the AGM of The friends of St Mabyn Church followed by a talk on the history of Cornish churches by Andrew Foot who has just relinquished his Chairmanship of the Cornwall Historic Churches Trust.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Richard and Carol

Congratulations to Richard and Carol who were married in St.Mabyn on Sunday

Thursday, April 19, 2007

St Mabyn postcard

Here's an interesting photo from the early 1900's taken from the church tower.
Thank you Dave

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Business is blooming

Offering everything from fresh local meat orders to bouquets of flowers...Joe and Laura Brown have been running the post office and shop at St Mabyn, for only a year, but their enthusiasm and fresh ideas have already made their mark on the business.
The couple had been working in city jobs in Birmingham for years when they decided to fulfil their dreams and move to the Westcountry.
Read the full story from the Cornish Guardian

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Watergate widow?

I have been contacted by Kris whose grandfather, Edwin Harry Cosway was married to Clara Cosway and lived in Cross Cottage in Respryn. He was a 1st Class Porter for the Great Western Railway and worked at Bodmin Road (Parkway) Station.
On the 31st July 1935 his body was found on the railway line beneath Respryn Railway Bridge. His head had been severed by a passing train.
The verdict of the Coroner's Inquest the following day was one of suicide.
It transpired that Edwin had been "visiting" a widow who lived at "Watergate, St. Mabyn". Rumour has it that she had two children, girls he believes but that is all he knows.
What he would like to do if at all possible is find out who the lady in question was. She admitted herself to a Plymouth hospital on the day of the inquest and could not be called to give evidence. He wonders whether perhaps she was pregnant with Edwin's child?
His intention is merely to find out WHY his grand father might have taken his own life. There is a third individual involved, Thomas Burge, could it have been a love triangle that went tragically wrong?
He would be HUGELY grateful for any help you could give. Does anyone know anything about the incident and feel able to give him more information?

Summer Music

Sunday 6th May “Town and Country” The Allen Valley Singers
All Proceeds in Aid of St Mabyn Church Restoration.
starts at 7.30pm
Admission is free with a retiring collection in aid of the restoration appeal.

Garden Safari

St Mabyn Garden Safari 6th - 7th May
St Mabyn Garden Club are organising a Garden Safari in aid of the Church Restoration Appeal over the Bank Holiday weekend and there is an excellent choice of wonderful gardens to visit (several gardens will be open both days but there will be other gardens open on just one) Start at the Village Hall (plenty of parking in the field behind, thanks to James Mutton) to buy your entry ticket and map; a number of gardens are within easy walking distance and then the car will be necessary to carry on safari! Cream teas, and plant sales will be various locations and in the Hall itself there will be an exhibition of paintings for sale - our grateful thanks to John Blight of the Camelford Gallery for organising this. Contributing artists are donating a percentage of sales to the Appeal, and the Famous Slate will also be available for viewing. Start at 2pm each day.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Old Postcards of St Mabyn

Currently on eBay
I've been outbid... but you might be richer than me [wouldn't be difficult!]

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

St Mabyn Young Farmers

More than 1,250 people took part in Sunday's GoGoss event, raising thousands of pounds for charity.It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk along the new Goss Moor dual carriageway.
A group of youngsters from St Mabyn Young Farmers Club raised money for St John Ambulance, Clic Sergeant and St Mabyn Church Restoration. Rachael Chamberlayne said "We thought if we did this walk we would get fit for the Cornwall Federation YFC tug-of-war contest."

Playgroup Easter Fair

Pre-School Playgroup Easter Fair
Playgroup leader Angie Brown wishes to thank everyone who supported this enjoyable event in March, which raised £500 for the playgroup.

Red Nose fun day

Red Nose fun day raised £198.
Have a look at the school website to see how well the school is doing on the sports side. Congratulations to Paige, Oliver, Jake, Jack, Callum, Daniel and Joseph who competed so successfully at the St Tudy cross country run gaining a host of medals, and especially to Jack Blake, who was the overall winner of the event. Such great teamwork meant they also won the cup!

Antiques valuation evening

The antiques valuation evening held in the Village Hall in aid of providing extra funds for additional facilities at St Mabyn School was most enjoyable. Fifty people enjoyed a buffet and wine before the valuations began. Bonham's Mr Roger Tappin was obviously very experienced in his field and delivered the news with much historical fact and humour. A raffle (with the majority of items donated by the Church Roof Restoration Appeal Committee) raised £84 split between the St Mabyn HAS and the appeal committee. In all, £330 was raised for school funds. Thank you to all those who attended.

Coffee mornings

Coffee mornings in aid of the Church Roof Restoration Appeal, held at Pauline and Bob Parkhouse's home on February 23 and Audrey and Vic Cooke's on March 23 raised £275 between them. Every amount, no matter how big or small, is a big contribution towards the financial goal of restoring the roof of St Mabena.

The next coffee morning will be on St George's Day, Monday, April 23 at Jennifer Tarring's, Longview Cottage, Longstone from 10.30am.

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