St Mabyn Village News

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

Monday, October 31, 2011

St Mabyn Holiday Park award

Congratulations to St Mabyn Holiday Park who won an award from the Cornwall in Bloom competition (Clean and Tidy / Quality of the Environment category)

Reflected Wave

reflected wave
Originally uploaded by Andy Titcomb

A photograph taken by Andy Titcomb won first prize in the Olympus Europe's photo competition "Puddle Reflections"

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chapel Lane footpath

Land Between Chapel Lane the Midas/Linden development St Mabyn Bodmin Cornwall
Proposal:Request for the removal of condition 7 (footpath onto Chapel Lane) of application no. E1/2008/00183 dated 20/08/08.
Planning application details

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Herdswoman Emma Martin wins with ADF

ADF, the global leader in dairy parlour hygiene, is delighted to have presented Emma Martin with her prize for winning the 2011 South West Herdsperson of the Year Award.
Emma manages the 1000 strong herd of Holstein-Fresians on the family farm at St Mabyn in Cornwall. The judges at the Royal Bath and West Dairy Show said they were impressed with her use of modern technology, alongside traditional farming techniques.
James Duke, Founder/Director of ADF presented 29 year old Emma with her £500 prize and crystal trophy.
James said “Being a British company we're determined to celebrate the most talented professionals in the UK dairy industry. It's great to have a chance to sponsor this award and we're pleased that judges have recognised the hard work and effort Emma has put into her herd and parlour over the last ten years”
Emma, whose parents began the herd at Trethick Farm in 1984, said she was surprised and delighted to be chosen by the judges. Her prized cows are deep-bedded on sand and benefit from refinements such as back scratchers. The farm breeds its own young stock and the herd is turned out to grass.
Emma's not unused to accolades – she's previously been shortlisted as one of Britain's sexiest farmers. Described by the Western Morning News as a “Lara Croft for the modern farming generation”, the paper marvelled at her ability to handle a cattle crush and hoof grinder.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Exhibition of Photography Life/Life

Exhibition of Photography featuring avid young artists Alex Cox, Alex Jones and Caleb Fanshawe at Rock Institute, Rock, Wadebridge 27th October - 31st October 10.00am - 5pm

Blocked drain

Within weeks of the drains being re-lined as part of the Midas/Linden development, it seems they are blocked!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

St Mabyn Players Christmas Extravaganza

A tremendous amount of planning and rehearsal is currently taking place by the new St Mabyn Players to ensure the success of their first production, A Christmas Comedy Extravaganza, in St Mabyn Village Hall on 8th, 9th and 10th December at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £7.50, which will include a delicious pasty supper, with sweet and tea/ coffee. Anyone who would like to bring their own alcohol is welcome to do so and table reservations can be made in advance for groups of eight.

Tickets are now on sale and early booking is recommended as it is already beginning to look as if the Extravaganza will be a sell-out. The show is advertised as containing 'adult humour.' However, only the very squeamish are likely to be offended by a few saucy references in the sketch that takes place during the first part of the programme.

St Mabyn's Tony Dickinson, who has appeared and starred in a number of local productions, is producing and directing the show as well as performing along with some other very recognizable local faces. Tony's highly comic rendering of 'Delilah' is a show stopper and not to be missed, especially as Delilah is quite a girl - she'll knock your socks off! What's more, unsuspecting folk who have wandered into rehearsals have found themselves hijacked into show business. They are finding it hard work but a lot of fun, and are discovering talents they never knew they had!

The essence of the show is musical comedy and will be quite a departure from anything you've previously experienced in St Mabyn Village Hall, So, do come along you'll be glad you did. Just remember - book early!

Tickets are available from Tony on 01208 841314 ( or Angela on 01208 841511 (

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Andrew Jago exhibition

Lovely paintings of St Mabyn and the surrounding area by Andrew Jago at Rock Village Institute 19th - 25th October open daily 10am - 6pm

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

St Mabyn Holiday Park wins award

St Mabyn Holiday Park has won the prestigious 2011 David Bellamy Conservation Award one of the longest-running green tourism awards in the UK.
BBC news article

Friday, October 14, 2011

Gardening Club

The first talk for the Gardening Club this season was given by George Kestell about propagation.
George brought a variety of shrubs and showed us how to take cuttings by making a horizontal cut below a bud and then making a slanting cut away from the third bud node higher up. We were also shown how to take small tip cuttings by removing all but a few leaves and the tip . Heeled cuttings were also demonstrated - a method which increases the ability of the plant to make roots. Simple division of some plants was also covered and we were then encouraged to have a go ourselves.
It was a very informative talk and members went away with cuttings for their own gardens. After thanks to George Kestell by the society’s chairman, John Lobb, tea and biscuits were a welcome refreshment..
For more information about St Mabyn Garden Club contact Angela Bunney 01208 841511. Don’t forget next meeting St Mabyn Village Hall 7.30pm Wed. 9th November. Lorraine Turnbull will be talking about Winter Colour in the Garden. See you there!

reported by Beverley Flint

Friends of St Mabyn Church Lunch and Talk

Friday 11th November
On Friday, November 11th, there will be a talk in the St Mabyn Memorial Hall given by Ken Gibbs, a long-term development and disaster relief worker who has travelled widely and got into all sorts of scrapes. He will be talking about work he has done in Bangladesh, Palestine, Bhutan and South Africa with some quite unconventional views on the situations he faced.
The talk will be preceded by a sit down lunch with wine which commences at 12:30. The Hall will open at Noon. Tickets are £12 (£10 for Friends). Pay at the door. Please book your tickets early as numbers are limited either phoning or e-mailing Liz & Gage Williams on 01208 841378 or – proceeds are in aid of St Mabyn Parish Church.
Ken was born in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and schooled there and in South Africa. His father was the governor of Southern Rhodesia at the time of UDI, who was kept under house arrest for four years following the event. Ken and his family emigrated from southern Africa in 1972 and he and his wife became United Nations nomads working in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam, Bhutan, Moçambique and Namibia before taking early retirement. Since that time, he has continued to be a freelance disaster relief specialist with a passport too full of esoteric country names to enumerate.

Having heard Ken speak, Liz and Gage highly recommend this event which will be fascinating, humorous and thought provoking.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

St Mabyn Garden Club.

For our next meeting on Wednesday 9 November, we have Lorraine Turnbull coming to talk to us about Winter Colour in the Garden. The year is drawing on and we are now preparing our gardens for their winter rest, but that does not mean that we have to do without any colour to brighten up the cold cloudy days.
We are a friendly Gardening Club and you will be very welcome to join us. We meet every 2nd Wednesday in the month until May, except December when we have our Christmas Party.
Subscription is still only £5 per annum. Please contact Angela Bunney on 01208 841511, for more details of our forthcoming meetings or any other information about St Mabyn Garden Club.

Book swap

Don’t forget the monthly Book Swap from 10am to 12 noon on Saturday 22 November in the Coffee Lounge at St Mabyn Post Office and Stores. Please keep the number of books you wish to swap to six, as last month we were snowed under with books. It was very kind of everyone to bring us so many books, but difficult to store them in a one bedroom bungalow! Thank you all for supporting the Book Swap and see you there!

1st St Mabyn Scout Group

LINDEN Homes is supporting the 1st St Mabyn Scout Group near its Mabena Lea development by donating £2,000 to raise funds for a new activities hall.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Church clock repairs

Photography by Peter Rasmussen

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Teenager in unprovoked bottle attack

Local 19 year old sentenced for unprovoked bottle attack.
This is Cornwall article

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