St Mabyn Village News

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

Thursday, June 28, 2007

1751 book

A critical Dissertation on the Book of Job by Charles Peters Rector of St Mabyn printed by E Owen in 1751
On eBay here

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Men's Breakfast Club?

Men's Breakfast Club in St Mabyn Village Hall (for parishioners only)
This idea has been around for a while. It's time to ask the question. A full English breakfast cooked by one or two of the group, chance to get together, close the door, have a good breakfast and chat about everything that men want to chat about, without being asked to do anything else (for two hours or so). It's got to be done. If you're interested drop your name and telephone number on a piece of paper, into Joe and Laura - in the shop.

Friends of St Mabena

The friends are holding Jazz on the Green on Friday, July 13th, an open air musical evening. Make sure you have the date in your diary, returning by popular request for the second year, when the amazing Bodmin College Jazz Orchestra will perform on St Mabyn Village Green from 6.30pm to 9pm. Bring a picnic, rugs and chairs for a funky night out. Admission Adults £5 (£3 for 6-18yrs) and £10 for family of four. Proceeds will be shared between the Jazz Orchestra and The Friends of St Mabyn Church (reg charity 1105840).

Mike Haywood

St Mabyn's local artist Mike Haywood continues to work on his three canvases in the church. The subject is John Newton and 'Amazing Grace' a song that is much loved all over the world. Mike welcomes people to visit the church to see his work which when finished will be on loan to St Mabena.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Walking to Tregaddock

Not always an easy walk these days. What with broken stiles, gates difficult to open and brambles and stinging nettles everywhere!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Desmond John Old

St Mabyn said a fond farewell to Desmond John Old today. The service was conducted by Reverend Margaret Millson. John Lobb read movingly from Corinthians 13 and Tony Cox played a beautifully emotive rendition of Vivaldi's "Largo from Winter" on violin.
Des lived his whole live in the village and had played the organ in church for more than 60 years!
The church was packed full of friends, relations and neighbours and the sun shone!
Photo...the road to Highgates

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Music for a Summer Evening

Triggshire Wind Orchestra
With Musical Director ~ Janet Elston
on Wednesday 27th June 2007
at 7.30pm in St Mabyn Church
Guest Soloists
Zoe Ray & Steve Tyrell
Also featuring St Mabyn School Woodwind Players and St Mabyn Wannabees!!!
Programme Includes Tuscola Mountain Celebration, Jamaica Rumba, The Muppets Show Theme, Tuxedo Junction, Saxophone Solo, Mozart Sonata, Cornish Dance, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and more

Admission to Concert is FREE with a Retiring Collection
In aid of St Mabyn Church Restoration Appeal
Refreshments will be served in the Village Hall during the interval, where an Art Exhibition will be staged by the “Camelford Gallery”.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Successful Fete

The church fete raised £3000 this year.

Scout "Gold Award"

Tony Menhennitt has become the first of his troop to receive the prestigious Gold Award. He had to undertake a series of challenging activities including hiking and mountain biking. WELL DONE TONY!

Churchtown Planning Application

Conversion of existing single family dwelling back to the original two separate units together with erection of single storey extension to rear of properties.
See full plans

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Church Fete

Tara Palmer-Tompkinson and "babes" filmed for a TV programme at the Fete today!

St Mabyn Scout Group

A Mixed Darts Evening was held at St Mabyn Pub, raising £121 half of which is being donated to the Scout Group – thank you to the Organisers and our supporters.
Also many thanks to the individuals who have donated so generously to our appeal.
The Cornwall Centenary Cub Camp was held at Stithians' Show Ground over the May Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate 100 years of scouting. A little wet and windy to say the least, and wisely the group decided to pack up a day early after damaging winds and rain caused havoc to some equipment. Well done to the leaders whose task it was to keep up the moral of some very cold, wet and fed up cubs! Better luck next time.
Our numbers continue to grow and we now find ourselves in the unfamiliar
situation where we may need to start a waiting list soon!!

Local History Group

St Mabyn Parish Local History Group will have met for the second time, by the end of June. The Group are hoping that there are villagers who will relate to us their oldest memories of life in our village (by coming along to talk to us, or writing in, or maybe we could record your recollections on tape – we’d love to hear from you) Tel No. 841342
Can you contribute to -
5 things you didn’t know about St Mabyn!
Which is the oldest settlement in the Parish?
Which is the oldest building between 150-250yrs old?
Who has memories of working in or on the Tredethy Estate?

Friday, June 15, 2007

Tara Palmer-Tompkinson

Tara Palmer-Tompkinson was spotted in the village hall today making jam and pasties with some "babes"! I kid you not! She was filming for a TV show called Dirty Cows which is aiming to find a girlfriend from the city for a Cornish farmer!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Average house prices

The average price for houses on sale in St.Mabyn last month was £462,333.00 this figure was rather distorted by the price of Tredinnick at £1.5m if you take this out of the equation then the average house price was £332,625.00 about the same as Greater London!

Monday, June 11, 2007

St.Mabyn Church Fete

This year's fete is to be held on the Green at St Mabyn on Saturday 16th June. It will be opened at 2.30pm by Reverend Margaret Millson preceded by the ringing of the church bells.
Attractions include: maypole and country dancing by pupils of St Mabyn School, fancy dress competitions, bouncy castle, Professor Goodvibes, followed by children's sports, raffle and tug-of-war with many other events to make the afternoon a happy one.
Cream teas will be served under the Chestnut tree with musical entertainment by Wadebridge School Steel Band. The stalls include cakes, preserves, tombola, plants, brie-a brac and much much, more. Ice cream and refreshments and a special stall by "The Friends of St Mabyn Church" selling delicious strawberries.
Please make a note in your diary to come along and enjoy a great family afternoon with us. Proceeds will go towards St Mabyn Church funds. We have disabled access to the green. If wet, the fete will still go ahead on the day.

Triggshire Youth Orchestra

Concert in St Mabyn 27 June. The Triggshire Youth Orchestra, with soloists Zoe Ray and Steve Tyrell will perform a concert "Music for a Summers Evening" in St Mabyn Church on Wednesday 27 June. Entrance is free, with a retiring collection and interval refreshments will be served in the Village Hall (plenty of parking in the field behind the hall). We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Lost an earring?

I found an earring this morning on Wadebridge Road...if it's yours you can collect it from the shop.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Coffee morning

Friday, June 8th at 10.30am until 11.30am in the village hall. This is a very sociable event. Funds raised are in aid of the upkeep of the hall.

Police news

Police community support officer for St Mabyn is Lloyd Paynter, working with PC Bryan Rice (NBM) PC 2947: Tel for non-emergency calls 0845 2777 444.

St Mabyn Scout group

The Beavers did a sponsored bounce, (final amount raised to be confirmed) and a mixed darts evening was held at St Mabyn Pub raising £121, half of which is being donated to the Scout group. Thank you to the organisers and supporters and to the individuals who have donated so generously to the appeal.
Work is commencing on the site at last. Mains water is now connected and the septic tank has arrived, which will be installed hopefully in a few days - thanks to Ivan Hewitt.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Amors take court for a ride

A mother and son were yesterday accused of "taking the court for a ride" after failing to turn up to be sentenced for a string of offences, including animal cruelty.
Liskeard magistrates were expecting to sentence Yvonne Amor and her son Richard for a total of 19 offences committed last year.
On May 23, Mrs Amor, 61, of Wetherham, St Tudy, near Bodmin, was found guilty of failing to produce insurance and MoT documents.
She entered a guilty plea for having no insurance and driving an unlicensed vehicle.
At the same hearing, Richard Amor was prosecuted by Cornwall County Council's Trading Standards on nine counts - the majority in breach of agricultural regulations and one offence of animal cruelty.
On Mr Tregida's request, magistrates granted a warrant for the arrest of mother and son without bail.
Read the full article here

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Parish Council

Next PC meeting is on Tuesday, 4th June at 7.30pm in the village hall.

Barn Dance

This is on 9th June from 7pm until 11pm. This is the most enjoyable evening St Mabyn parishioners can experience! - you can't dance?... Try this one. Buy your tickets early (on sale in the shop) as numbers are limited.
Bring a drink and nibbles.
Regretfully no children under seven years.
Contact 07966757318

Garden Club

The club will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a dinner at St Mabyn Inn on June 20th.
Members past and present (including partners) wishing to attend, please contact John Lobb on 01208 841581.

Local history group

St Mabyn Parish local history group
The Inaugural meeting held on May 22 was well supported, with 11 interested members.
Chairperson elected, Esther Dudley (historian and lecturer at Exeter University). You might remember Ester gave a lecture recently in St Mabyn Church on the 'Local Tombstones of Interest'.
The next meeting is on Tuesday, June 19 from 7pm. Contact Helen Barrett on 01208 841342 for more details.

Village Hall

New committee at the village hall

Grateful thanks to Venning Davey, retiring chairman, who served on the committee for 15 years. Thanks also to Anthea Lobb and Ruth Francis who have resigned after many years of service and who have ensured the viability of the parish village hall as a venue for many diverse and interesting functions.

Planning permission

Planning permission is sort for a three bedroomed house on land adjacent to Corfe House click here for details

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