St Mabyn Village News

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

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Latest house prices

The average house price for St Mabyn so far this year is £355,000
Full details at
and still no sign of any affordable housing in the near future!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Village Hall Diary

Sunday, December 2nd: St Mabyn YFC

Monday, December 3rd: Salsa 7pm to 9.30pm, beginners 7pm.

Tuesday, December 4th: St Mabyn Parish Council meeting 7.30pm.

Friday, December 7th: Coffee morning.

Thursday, December 6th: Yoga classes 7.30pm to 9pm.

St Mabyn Young Farmers

The dinner and dance was a lovely evening, held at Hustyns this year - a new venue for us, but worth the change. There were approximately 110 members, family and friends who enjoyed the evening and it was great to see such a good turnout.
The new members recruitment evening went really well with a fantastic turnout of both present and new members.
Bowling at Trethrone had about 45 members attending including almost all the new members from the previous week. It was great to see such enthusiasm from the new members. Next week we are ice skating at Plymouth Pavilions. The following week on December 7th we are line dancing, followed by a business meeting - details from secretary Emma Braunton 07876 708077.

Friday, November 30: Ice skating at Plymouth Pavilions. Under 16s £4.20, Over 16's £5.20. Meet St Mabyn 7pm sharp.

Wednesday, December 5: Late night shopping at Truro. Meet 6.15pm prompt at St Mabyn. Everyone welcome, please tell parents. £5 per person for bus.

Friday, 14 December: Carol singing. Meet St Mabyn bus shelter at 7pm.

Coffee Morning

The village hall coffee morning held on November 23rd saw 28 villagers, visitors and holidaymakers enjoying themselves. £1 for coffee and biscuits. Next coffee morning will be on December 7th 10.30am to 11.30am. There are some new residents in our village, welcome to you all.

Gallipoli talk

Cancellation this Friday. With regret the three course lunch and Gallipoli talk at St Mabyn Village Hall has been moved to a later date in the new year to be announced.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Festival of St Mabena

The celebration of the Patronal Festival of St Mabena was an enjoyable and uplifting day. The service was led by the Rev Margaret Millson, assisted by Prebendary Roger Urwin, the Rev John Brendon-Cooke, and the Archdeacon, the Venerable Clive Cohen, who preached the sermon.
Worshippers from St Tudy and Michaelstow were also present and the service was followed by a luncheon at Levalsa Mere, home of Churchwarden Colin Hyde and his wife Joanne, who led the team of talented cooks. In the afternoon a concert was performed by members of the Cadon Chamber Choir, accompanied by Steven Tyrrell and with instrumental pieces played by flautist Joel Dowling and violinist Joanna Milner, accompanied by Sue Uglow on harpsichord. The retiring collection was in aid of the Restoration Appeal.

Village hall

Saturday, November 10, saw the 'Big Night Out' dance take place. A terrific choice of favourite music with our own DJ Mike Heywood spinning the disks, everyone found a tune to their liking - disco to salsa Mike had it. These events are always held to assist the upkeep of the village hall and/or to support one of the small social groups within the village.

Coffee mornings

The next coffee morning is on Friday from 10.30am to 11.30am. This continues to be a most enjoyable friendly social event. Newcomers into the village have a unique opportunity to mix with residents who are only too willing to welcome them to coffee and biscuits. £1 per person.

St Mabyn School

On Wednesday, November 7, a meeting took place in the school to discuss a project to provide further out of school activities for the nine to 13 age group. It was an opportunity to look at what further provision there might be in the village.
Mr Bower from Wadebridge Comprehensive School has kindly offered support for the project. Many of the youngsters in the village came along to discuss how the project could get started. The aim is for the youngsters to organise the project with a helping hand from adults.

Jill Murphy

Jill Murphy, author of children's books, who lives locally, has had one of her books voted onto the CBeeBies Book Club. Peace at Last is about Mr Bear who can't seem to sleep in any of the places he tries. Not in the bedroom, not in the garden - where will he find peace? It's published by MacMillan Children's Books.

Pre-School Grant

St Mabyn Pre-School has received a grant of £5,000 from Lloyds TSB to pay for much-needed administration support and advice.News of the boost was followed by a party at the village hall, attended by past and present pupils and parents of the group.
Chairman Gillian Molesworth-St Aubyn said: "This is a really wonderful boost as it means Angela Brown, our hard working supervisor, will be able to spend more time and energy on what really counts... the children."
The chairman also announced that the pre-school will soon have its own newsletter and page on the village website. The pre-school also has plans to restart its toddler group and aims to retain the support of Jenny Ahern, from the North Cornwall Pre-School Learning Alliance, who helped with the grant application.

Plans for new house re-submitted

Land adjacent to Corfe House, erection of new three bedroom detached dwelling for Mr Parkhouse.
Full plans

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Photo taken by Tamsin

Parish Magazine

The November edition of the Parish Magazine can be viewed here

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

School Planning Application

Proposed Canopy and Gazebo.
Full details

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Guy Competition

Bodmin's fireworks event on Monday night was one the best displays seen yet in the town, with £5,000 of pyrotechnics supplied by local firm Celebration Fireworks.
Local schools made six marvelous Guys in a competition won by St Mabyn Primary School, with St Mary's second and St Petroc's judged third.

St Mabyn Church Restoration Appeal

St Mabyn Church Restoration Appeal has received a generous boost of £2,500 from a family whose links with the parish span three generations.The money was donated by Pat and Richard Danielson, in memory of Pat's parents, Gweneth and Donald Hoskin, and grandparents, Mr and Mrs Hughes.
Both couples in turn kept the St Mabyn Stores and Post Office for a total, unbroken, 60 years. All four are buried in the churchyard.

Lioness WINNERS!!

Local band Lioness, won the Fuse Uploaded Battle of the Bands at London's Shepherds Bush Empire after performing in front of thousands.
They were given free Xboxes and games, free guitars from Gibson and did an interview for Sky TV which will be shown in the next few weeks.
The band are now due to meet Visible Noise records to discuss a record deal. See for more details about the band.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Demolition of former workshop

Proposed new house to replace former workshop on Station Road St Mabyn

Full application details

Betty Hobbah memories

Elizabeth Bailey (nee Hobbah and known when young as Betty) was born in 1927 in St Mabyn and would particularly like to know more about the following people and hear from any one who is in contact with them:
Phylis and John Bastard
Mary Trevethan
John & Jean Barrabal
Jean Bear
Jean ODonnal
John Dow
Adrian Morris

You can contact Betty here

Lunch and Gallipoli Lecture

There will be a 3 course lunch with wine & coffee at St Mabyn Village Hall at 12 for 12.30 pm on Friday 30th November followed by a talk on the Gallipoli Campaign by the military historian Naomi Sharman MA.
The lunch and talk are in aid of St Mabyn Church Roof Restoration Appeal (£205,000 is needed).
Tickets at £12 are available from Reverend Margaret Millson on 01208 851691 or from Anthea Lobb on 01208 841581.
Book early as they can only seat 80 people.
If you would like to make a donation, please send your cheque made out to 'The Friends of St Mabyn Church' to J G Williams, Menkee, St Mabyn, Bodmin PL30 3DD

Young Farmers Diary

November 2007
Tue 6 – Junior Public Speaking & Reading competitions. Fraddon Village Hall 7pm.
Sat 10 – St Mabyn YFC’s 70th Annual Dinner and Dance @ Hustyns, Wadebridge
7 for 7.30 start £25.00 per ticket. Dress Code; Black tie/Lounge suit.
See Rachael or Amanda to book tickets.
Thu 15 – Indoor Sports round @ Bodmin 8.00 pm. Meet St Mabyn 7.30 pm.
Fri 16 - New members evening with County Roadshow,
Meet St Mabyn Village Hall 7.30pm.
Sat 17 – Threemilestone YFC Disco (after the sports round at Redruth).
Fri 23 – Indoor sports final at Redruth 7.30 pm followed by dance at Camborne RFC
£9 without, £6 with cards.
Fri 30 – Ice Skating at Plymouth Pavilions. Under 16’s £4.20, Over 16’s £5.20
Meet St Mabyn 7.00pm sharp.

St Mabyn Young farmers

We have raised £4000 this year for various charities :

St Johns Ambulance
Clic Sargent
St Mabyn Church Restoration Project
St Mabyn Boy Scouts

The money was raised by doing various activities throughout the year from carol singing, bagging dung and selling to local villages, sponsored walks, club parties and holding our annual barn dance.

New members evening on Friday 16th November at St Mabyn Village at 7.30. Everyone is welcome, bring along friend, its just a fun evening, getting to know about young farmers, what we do throughout the year.
You don't have to be involved with farmers to be a Young Farmer!!

If you'd like more details please don't hesitate to call either Chairman-Peter Harris 07859 803779 or Secretary-Amanda Harris 07775 707021.

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