St Mabyn Village News

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

Monday, June 28, 2010


The 'Friends' are busy preparing for their fifth 'JAZZ ON THE
GREEN' (behind St Mabyn School) on Saturday July 10th
with the highly acclaimed Bodmin College Jazz Orchestra.
The performance starts at 6.30pm until 9pm. Entry is £5 for
adults and £3 for under 18s. Children under 6 years old FREE!
Disabled access.
The orchestra, led by their Musical Director Ben Vincent, are all
students at the College, and will perform for us fresh from their
tour of New York, where, on 1st July, they will have played on
the Central Park bandstand. These extremely talented young
people perform a wide range of music including Ellington, the
Beatles and Santana, to an extremely high standard, which is
recognised within Cornwall, the UK, and now the USA. You
can hear them on their website.
This is a very lively family occasion when the energetic dance,
kids have fun and everyone has a wonderful time. Please bring
chairs and picnics, as refreshments are not available on site.
In the (hopefully) unlikely event that it is wet, the Jazz (and
picnics) will take place in St Mabyn Church.
Enquiries 01208 841607.

Green-fingered toddlers grow their own vegetables

St Mabyn toddlers have been discovering that you’re never too young to grow your own.
The green-fingered tots and their mums have been learning how to grow their own food with the help of a professional grower from the Camel Community Supported Agriculture scheme at St Kew Highway.
It’s all part of the Cornwall Pre-School Learning Alliance Healthy Tots project, which has support from the Lottery Local Food fund.
Horticulturalist Jane Mellowship has been showing the group how to sow and grow a variety of vegetable plants in containers and pots outside St Mabyn Village Hall – including potatoes, spring onions, lettuces, runner beans, radishes, tomatoes and carrots.
Jenny Ahern, the Pre-School Learning Alliance development worker for north Cornwall said: “The purpose of the project is to bring parents and children together to demonstrate how foods can be grown in a variety of ways and how you don’t need a large garden to do that.
“It’s been so much fun. Jane’s been brilliant. It’s proved how easy it is to grow your own veg, how simple it is and what a difference it makes.”

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Strawberry Saturday

Go and sample Treworder Fruits delicious strawberries and jams, Bradley's creams, Barnecut's scones, homemade cakes and even a strawberry drink or two!
At the Coffeee lounge St mabyn PO & Stores 10am - 4pm

Thursday, June 24, 2010

St Mabyn Church

St Mabyn Church
Originally uploaded by RoyReed

Interesting wide angle photograph of St Mabyn Church taken by Roy Reed.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Living History Weekend

Discover the past in ancient Cornwall 
Saturday July 17th and Sunday July 18th 10am – 5pm.
The Arthurian Centre, Slaughterbridge,
Camelford, Cornwall. PL32 9TT.
    * Meet the archaeologists * Dig the site * Watch the battles! * 
  • Camlann battle – re-enactment of Arthur and Mordred’s last battle.
  • Archery and Living History demonstrations.
  • Have-a-go archery.
  • Beautiful walks to the 1500 year old ‘ King Arthur Stone’ and Camlann Battlefield.
  • Meet archaeologists digging on site.
  • Land of Arthur Exhibition and DVD.
  • Play Castle and Picnic area.
  • Food and drink.
 Admission : Adults £ 3.00, Concessions £ 2.00, Family £ 8.50.

Monday, June 21, 2010

New houses

Midas development taking shape at one end of the village whilst at the other end a house is delivered to Station Road on a lorry.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Roger Urwin 1922-2010

We are sorry to have to let everyone know that Roger died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, 12th June 2010 at Windmill Court Care Nursing Home. He moved in to Windmill Court just before Easter. He enjoyed being well looked after there, sharing jokes with the staff and having visitors. He especially valued being able to stay connected with the people of St Mabyn village and with the church, and remained astutely perceptive until the last.
Please join us to say goodbye and to celebrate his life on Tuesday 29th June 2010, at 2.00pm at the Funeral service to be held at St Mabyn Parish Church, to be followed by a Cremation at Bodmin Crematorium and a Reception at St Mabyn Village Hall. 
Everyone is welcome to all or part of this event.
Cathy and Pauline Urwin and the family

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Second home voters

Jeremy Rowe has tabled a question to next week’s Cornwall Council meeting regarding the issue of second home owners casting their votes in Cornwall when their primary place of residence is elsewhere.
Read more about second home voters

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Open Farm Sunday

All kinds of fun and games are taking place on Open Farm Sunday at St Kew Highway this weekend.
Camel Community Supported Agriculture and its neighbours St Kew Harvest Farm Shop are holding this joint event aimed at promoting local food.
Camel CSA is a co-operative group.  Its 50+ members grow fresh, seasonal vegetables for their weekly veg box scheme.
At St Kew Harvest Farm they cultivate their own fruit and vegetables without any chemicals or pesticides in the fields next to the farm shop. They also raise their own free- range Gloucester Old Spot pigs. 
It’s all happening on Sunday 13 June between 12.30 and 5pm.  There’ll be guided tours, children’s games & craft activities, nature quiz and vegetable box raffle. Refreshments include hog roast, veggie BBQ, home-made cakes, hot & cold drinks.
For more details click here.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Could you be a parish councillor?

Jeremy Rowe asks "Could you be a Parish Councillor?"

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