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By West Briton  |  Posted: May 24, 2011

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Angarrack Methodists

Members at Angarrack Methodist Church invite you to join them for services at 11am each Sunday.

The preacher this Sunday will be Mr Tony Rowe, of St Ives.

Coffee morning

Angarrack's fortnightly coffee morning takes place this Friday, between 10am and noon, at Angarrack Community Centre. All welcome.

Brea Chapel

A misty morning welcomed the congregation to the morning service, led by John Gilbert.

Bill Pryor also gave his musical support from the organ and his wife, Kathy, provided a beautiful bouquet of flowers to adorn the Communion table in memory of her father.

Members were all saddened to learn of the loss of Lucille Starling-Larke, whose funeral service will be held in the chapel this Friday, at 2.15pm. Their thoughts and prayers are with her husband and loved ones at this sad time.

The appointed preacher this Sunday is Mansell Williams of Camborne.

A warm invitation is still extended to any who would like to join with us for our Thursday coffee/craft mornings, also our hour of Bible discussion and prayer each Friday at 7pm.


Bridge Chapel

Last Sunday, the service was led by Peter Sincock.

The flowers were provided by Myrtha Phillips.

We are sorry to report that Mary Bradbury died last week, after many years of ill health. Her funeral will take place this Friday, at Camborne Crematorium, at 10am.

On Friday, the chapel holds its monthly Scrabble evening at 7pm. All welcome.

This Sunday, the chaple will host a locally led service.


Centenary Methodist Church

At the recent meeting of Centenary Floral Art Group, Anne Spargo and Ruby Trethewy gave a superb demonstration using some new containers and great ideas. It was a most enjoyable evening.

The next meeting will be on Monday, June 13, at 7.30pm; all welcome.

Thanks to everyone who helped with the flower festival. It was a wonderful display and a very happy time of sharing together.

The following activities are taking place. On Thursdays, hot lunches are served at noon at reasonable prices, come along and bring a friend.

Also on Thursdays, a prayer group meets at 3pm. Further details from Carol Eathorne, 01209 716032;

On Fridays, the carpet bowls club meets in the Centenary Centre from 7.30pm; on Mondays, the arts and crafts group meets between 10.30am and 4pm.

On Tuesdays at 7.30pm, the group Revelation practise; new members welcome.

All are welcome to come to any of the above events or to attend the Sunday services at 10.30am and at 6pm.

This Sunday, June 5, at 10.30am, the service will be taken by Marquis Honeychurch; there will be coffee after the service.

At 6pm, there will be informal worship in the Upper School Room which will be led by the Rev David Bagwell, supported by the musical group Revelation, followed by coffee.

Camborne Senior Citizens' Club

May gave a warm welcome to everyone at the club's recent meeting. Birthday cards were presented to Pam Mitchell, Margaret Harry, Betty Treloar, Bill Davies and Harvey Prisk.

Cameo were the entertainment. They were happy-go-lucky and dressed in shiny costumes, and were received with great applause.

Grace was sung and tea and biscuits were served.

The previous week, Veronica welcomed everyone in the absence of May, the chairman. She called for a minute's silence to remember very special member Bernard Thomas, who had died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

A new group, called Manacle Voices, provided the entertainment. The pianist was David. They performed sketches dressed in appropriate costumes. There were lots of songs from the shows; The lyrics to An English Country Garden were sung to the tune, Cornish Thyme.

Many more sketches, poems, and funny stories followed, which made for a lovely afternoon of laughter.

After thanks were given, David played Grace.

Ten Tonners

A select band joined life president, Mr R Denning, for a meander around the villages twixt the Gannel and Perran, on Wednesday last.

Beginning at the sign of the Old Albion Inn, Crantock, quick progress was made across Cubert Common, to the sign of the Treguth Inn, Holywell, for an early lunch.

Therein, the valley through Ellenglaze was followed, the campsite quickly giving way to open, sandy fields, although pause was taken to allow a large male adder to slither hedgewards on a hollow way approaching Cubert.

Censure must be taken with the Ordnance Survey, whose Explorer sheet still denoted a merry blue flagon in Cubert village, leading to some searching by the party: who later discovered the pub had been demolished some six years hence! High fields were crossed en route to the Smuggler's Den at Trebellan, but alas! in vain, as last orders had been called at fine hostelry.

From here, good progress was made across sun-drenched fields by way of Trelaske, Rejerrah and Fiddler's Green, taking time to examine the track bed of the lost Shepherds tpo Treamble mineral railway; before a jar was raised in toast at the Pheasant, St Newlyn East.

Carnkie Methodist Church

Last Sunday, the preacher was Sheila Taylor from Perranarworthal. Marie P read the lesson and the music was played by Christine. The flowers were donated by Betty.

The preacher this Sunday will be June Cooper, from Camborne.

All are welcome to the services; the congregation would be delighted to see you. For a lift, please call 01209 212408.

Monthly quiz

This Friday, June 3, the monthly quiz at 7.15pm. Why not come along and pit your wits with like-minded people? Graham does a brilliant quiz, and participants have great fun. Come either as a team of four, or help make up a team.

Connor Downs

Connor Downs Gardening Club

The club's next meeting will be on Wednesday, June 15, at the WI hall at 7.30pm.

The speaker will be Cilla George who will give a talk entitled Trevarno – Past, Present And Future.

There will be refreshments and a raffle.

New members and visitors very welcome, £1.50 for members, £2 visitors. For details, ring 01736 756250.

Gardening Club

The club enjoyed a slide show and talk by Bill Herring, of Camborne, on growing vegetables in containers.

The competition winner was Terri Bishop.

Wednesday Club

On Wednesday, May 25, 37 members of the club and friends, met at the Inn For All Seasons for the anniversary lunch.

It was an occasion for the ladies to wear something special. The meal was excellent.

The birthday cake was cut by Shirley Cole as a thank you for all her hard work in and for the club during the year.

One birthday was celebrated. A raffle was then held, amid a lot of mirth.

The next meeting will be on June 8, starting at 2pm prompt.


Carnhell Green Vintage Rally

A sponsored tractor run was held on Sunday, May 15, organised by Leonard Thomas, Colin Benney and Alec Faull.

More than 60 tractors took part; to date £2,085 has been raised.

Many thanks to the Thomas family for the venue, refreshments and to all who sponsored the participating tractors.

Whist at the Pendarves Inn

Another successful whist drive was held last week in aid of Gwinear Parish Church.

The MC, Rachel Eustice, welcomed everyone and thanked Barbara Pascoe and her helpers for dealing with entrance and raffle monies; also Donna and her staff for hospitality.

A note from Margaret Stapleton was read, conveying thanks on behalf of the church to all who supported the whist drive.

There were nine tables in pay and £120.50 was raised for church funds.

Two players scored 13 tricks and were awarded special prizes: B Wells and H Tyack.

Whist winners were: Ladies – H Tyack, J Radmore, N Bray, and J Ellis. Gents – B Jeffery, K Ellis, M Heather and D Marks.

Raffle winners were J Radmore, J Lawry, D Marks, R Ellis, Barbara and Ruby Pascoe, E Hosking, H Williams, C Tyack, J Ellis, Theresa, M Heather, G Cook, D Eustice and E Oates.

The final whist drive of the season, in aid of the usual charities, is on Tuesday, June 7, at 7.30pm.

Gwinear Parish Church

Last Sunday's Rogationtide walk and service was a great success. Members and friends of the Godrevy Team's churches walked from church to church ending up at Gwinear, where a cream tea was served prior to Sung Evensong. Thanks to all walkers and others who supported us.

This Sunday, June 5, Gwinear has a joint service at Wall at 10.30am with its Methodist friends.

Today is Ascension Day, for which there is a team service at Gwithian at 7.30pm. Local historian David Thomas is giving a short talk in the church this evening at 6.30pm. Anyone who is interested is invited to come along.

The reading of the King James Bible continues at 6pm each Monday evening.

Hayle Meanderers

On May 19, the group tackled the mining trail to Pendeen and Botallack, with Eddie leading the group.

This is an inspiring walk which made the participants aware of the everyday hardships for the men and women who worked the mines, and the thought of the many hazards actually getting to the workface in such terrain is amazing.

On a sunny but windy May 26, 15 members came for the walk at Carnewas and Bedruthan which included Park Head.

Ruth led walkers with her usual expertise down to Bedruthan and kept them interested with her knowledge of the area; although it was a hard trip, everyone enjoyed it.

The new programme for July to December is being prepared. Members are asked to contribute walks, especially local ones, because the cost of fuel means that car owners are not keen on long journeys.

Please bring your cars to the starting point at the car park in Hayle next to the day centre so members are not left behind. For more details, ring Joan on 01736 793631.

St Elwyn's Church

Tonight the team service for Ascension Day will be at Gwithian Church at 7.30pm.

This Sunday, June 5, the parish Eucharist will be celebrated by the Rev Malcolm Uren at 9.30am.

The tea time service, which is suitable for children of all ages, will be at 4pm, followed by refreshments.

On Wednesday June 8, Morning Prayer will be at 9am.

At 10am, the Rev Malcolm Uren will be celebrating Holy Communion.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after each service.

St Elwyn's is hosting a wedding fair on June 10, 11 and 12, from 11am to 4pm. There will be dresses from the 1950s to the present day displayed in the church. Admission is free.

There will also be a fashion show on Friday, June 10, at 7.30pm, given by Bride! of Penzance. Headquarters Hair Design of Hayle will be dressing the hair of the models. Tickets for this are £5 to include refreshments, available from Bride! headquarters or on the door.

On Sunday, June 12, at 3pm, the festival concludes with a celebration of marriage to which all are invited. There will be an opportunity for couples who so wish to renew their marriage vows, whether they were married in church or in a civil ceremony. A celebration tea will follow.

St Elwyn's church marriage registers going back to 1954 will be available for inspection; and the church would particularly like to contact all who were married, or had their wedding blessed at St Elwyn's.

The venue is wheelchair-friendly. For catering purposes please ring either June on 01736 753797 or Eileen on 01736 753585 for more details.

Phillack Parish Church

This week's services are as follows. On Sunday June 5, Eucharist is at 9.15am; Sunday school meets at the same time. On Monday, Holy Communion is at 6.30pm; and on Wednesday the Anam Cara Prayer Circle is at 6.30pm. A warm welcome awaits all who join in.

Bingo night is on Saturday, June 4, at 7pm; and the following Saturday, the parish luncheon is at 12.15pm. The venue for both these dates is Phillack Church Hall.

Last Saturday's monthly quiz was very well attended. The next quiz is on June 25 at 7.30pm.

If you require a home visit from one of the Godrevy Team, please contact 01746 754866.

Phillack Ringers are looking to recruit new members; if you would like more information please join them in the church tower on any Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm.

St Joseph's Church

Father Philip celebrated the 6pm Mass on Saturday, May 28; the readings were from Acts of the Apostles, St Peter, and the Gospel by John.

Mass on Friday is at 10.30am at St Mary's Convent.

The Bishops of England and Wales have decided to reinstate the Friday abstinence from meat; they are also considering the Epiphany and Ascension Day as holy days.

Churches Together are having a tent (stand 1) at the Royal Cornwall Show from June 9 to 11. The show service is on Wednesday 8, at 6pm in the main arena.

Churches Together are to hold an ecumenical service at Gwennap Pit on Sunday, June 12, at 3pm; the preacher will be the Bishop of Truro.

A day with Mary at Buckfast Abbey is on Saturday, June 18, from 10am to 5.45pm.

Hayle Children's Centre

Thursday, June 2: Playtime is in the crèche today at Hayle Children's Centre at Bodriggy Street, Hayle, from 10am to 11.30am. This playtime session is suitable for children under the age of 5. The suggested fee is a donation of £1 per family. The child health clinic is from 2pm to 4pm: a drop-in for health advice and baby weighing.

Friday, June 3: The WILD weekly group is for mothers aged 23 and under. For more information please contact Cheryl Macfarlane on 07795 034866. Dance And Movement at the centre's beach hut is from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Dance and jump around; it's not just for children, for grown-ups, too.

Monday, June 6: First Friends meet at Hayle Children's Centre beach hut from 10am to noon. This under-1s' group has free play, baby weighing, health and breast-feeding advice.

Tuesday, June 7: Playtime is in the beach hut from 10am to 11.30am. This playtime session is suitable for children under the age of 5. The suggested fee is a donation of £1 per family.

Wednesday, June 8: The Childminders' Drop-In is in the beach hut from 10am to 11.30am: an opportunity for local childminders to meet. The Enchanted Experiences Story Time is in the café from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. This weekly story time session is for children up to the age of 5.

The toy library is open Mondays and Fridayz from 9.30am to 1pm; and on Thursdays from 10am to 6pm.

The Tiny Treasures Crèche is open on Mondays, from 10am to noon and Fridays, 9.30am to 11.30am.

Cornwall councillors' surgery

The next councillors' surgery will be on Saturday, June 4 from 10am to noon at Hayle One Stop Shop.

Cornwall councillors for Hayle also have a small fund to award grants to local groups for specific items – let them know your needs and they will happily advise on what to do.

Hayle One Stop Shop is at Frank Johns Centre, 56 Queens Way, Hayle and is open from 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Hayle is represented by two Cornwall councillors; both are always eager to hear from residents. John Coombe is on 01736 752831. You can contact John Pollard on 07967 272808 or check on current issues on www.djpollard.co.uk

Hayle and District Lions' Club

The club is holding an open evening on Tuesday, June 14, at the Passmore Edwards Institute, at 7.30pm.

Everyone is welcome to come along and find out more about what it means to be a member, what we do and who we help.

This will be an informal evening, chatting, getting to know people and having a cuppa as well.

Look out for the posters around Hayle and make a note in your diaries.

Knit In Public Day

Saturday, June 11, is Knit In Public Day; the knitters will be outside Pratts Market, Chapel Terrace, from 10am, and all are welcome to come along and join in. Bring a chair and your knitting.

Paynters Lane End Methodist Church

Roy Picken, from Falmouth, was welcomed to Paynters Lane End for the first time last Sunday.

Mr Picken opened the service with John 14, xv. If we really understand who Jesus was and the love he offers everyone then we will enjoy carrying out His commandments.

We are not alone as Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit to help us live our lives.

The lesson was read by Daphne Newman.

The evening service was led by Peter Sincock whose theme was discipleship: what it means to follow Jesus.

The organist at both servicees was Sid Yeates.

On Saturday evening, many people from the area enjoyed a barbecue and chat at Paynters Lane End Methodist Hall, arranged by the Camborne-Redruth Methodist Circuit Network Group.

The preachers this Sunday, June 5, will be: at 10.45am, a service led by local worshippers, arranged by Stella Rule; and at 6pm, Mr W Herring.

Lanner Methodist Chapel

The morning service on Sunday, May 29, was led by Barry May. Readers were Mrs S Shield and Mrs C Curnow.

This Sunday, the morning service will be led by the Rev D Reed. The organist was Darrell Curnow.

At 4pm, Songs of Praise will take place in Lanner Square, led by Lanner Silver Band, followed by a cream tea. If wet, the event will be held in the Methodist hall.

There will be no evening service at Lanner, but at 6pm, there will be a service at North Country United Church led by Mr Reed and the Rev A Cowburn.

On Tuesday, June 7, at 2.30pm, the Woman's Network meeting will be led by Christine Curnow and Gillian Langford.

Lanner Parish Council

The parish council met on Thursday, May 26, in the village hall.

It was resolved that the officers be re-elected en bloc, as follows: chairman, Councillor Wood; vice-chairman, Councillor. Bray; chairman of planning, Councillor Martin; tree warden, Councillor Allan; footpath officer, Councillor Bray; minor authority governor of Lanner School, Councillor Martin; Carn Marth Trust, Councillor Allen; Lanner Village Hall trustees, Councillor Allen; Mining Villages Regeneration Group, Councillor Wood and Councillor Martin; Camborne-Redruth Community Network, Councillor Wood and Councillor Martin; primary care trust, Councillor Anson; Historic Churchyards Group, Councillor Wood and Councillor Anson.

With the addition of PCSO Jenny Northcote there are now three PCSOs. PC Church is still the neighbourhood beat manager. He is looking into the problems of speeding traffic on the A393 at and near Treviskey.

This year's garden competition will take place in July with the prizegiving held at the annual parish assembly. A bag of bulbs will be given to each entrant. Prizes for the best garden will be donated by Councillor Thomas, best vegetable garden/allotment by Councillor Wood and best hanging baskets/tubs by Tremethick House.

A decision notice has not been issued yet in respect of the Coastline development at Tresavean, as the s106 agreement is yet to be drawn up.

A very reduced copy of the Home Choice list has been provided by Jody Jeffery. This includes banding but with no supporting information regarding the criteria. Despite a request for more information by the solicitor, nothing had been received.

The draft parish plan has been circulated to appropriate community groups and is available on the website. No comments have been fed back to date. It is proposed that a presentation of the findings will be made available to the public at the annual parish assembly for approval. A summary of findings will be distributed later to all households and businesses as part of a newsletter.

Councillor Thomas and the clerk met Malcolm Heather at the playing field. The wall at the back of the field has collapsed at one point due to a sycamore tree growing in it. Mr Heather quoted £780 to remove the tree and make good the wall. As this matter was urgent it was resolved that this quote be accepted – the work to be carried out before the 2011 school summer holidays.

To remove the block wall and granite wall in front of the toilets and replace with a chain link fence Malcolm Heather had quoted £1,640. This included taking the granite off site for storage. It was resolved to make further enquiries regarding this work including the possibility of selling the stone.

The deeds show that the parish council is responsible for all the boundaries.

After discussion it was resolved that the grant would not be recalled for Lanner Festival in August. The parish council's preference would be for the festival to form part of carnival week. However, if this is not acceptable to the organisers then the event should endeavour to attract people from outside the village. Mrs Williams to be asked for details of the Lanner Festival committee.

The next meeting will be June 23. The annual parish meeting will be held in August.

School news

A reminder that the sports afternoon takes place on Tuesday, June 14, at 1pm, on the school field, weather permitting.

The reserve day is Tuesday, June 21, to be followed by the summer fair. Stalls will include Jam Jar Jingles, a tombola, cakes and cream teas, plants and produce and the Happy Feet pre-school.

There will also be a nail bar, face-painting, Hook A Duck, Mary's Milk Jug, Tin Can Alley and stocks. Further details nearer the time; all volunteers welcome, please let the office know if you can help.

Cornish hospices

Sheila Goldsworthy, chair of the support group for Crowan, Godolphin and Gwinear, arranged a tea party at Truthwall Farm, Fraddam, with the help of her excellent and hardworking committee.

While preparations were being made for the tea, George Ansell led a sponsored walk with about 24 walkers and several dogs around the lanes of Leedstown, entertaining and informing the walkers about the history of the area. It was good walking weather, cool and somewhat cloudy.

On their return, they joined the non-walkers at Truthwall for an excellent tea, with a raffle and a bring and buy stall.

Mrs Goldsworthy updated those present on the progress being made at St Julia's with the new extension, which is under way. She thanked all who supported the event. The total raised so far is £670, with more to come.

Future events include a coffee morning at 12, Station Hill, Praze, on June 18, between 10am and noon; and the annual fête which is at Clowance on Sunday, July 3. More details to follow.

Christmas lights

The annual meeting was held recently in Leedstown Village Hall. The following committee was elected: chair, Tom Christophers; vice-chairs, Patrick Flower and Jonathan King; secretary, Joan Christophers; assistant secretary, Elizabeth Williams; treasurer Doreen Taylor.

While the officers are complete, the committee would like some new helpers. There is already a very fine army of workers to erect the lights.

If you think you can help with the organisation and fundraising, please contact Joan Christophers on 01736 850315. Funds are healthy but expenditure is always high because of the high cost of insurance.

There will be a coffee morning in August to help with fundraising.

LUMC news

The LUMC Walking Group has changed the date of its walk as it clashed with the recent sponsored walk for the hospice.

The walk is now this Saturday, June 4, at 2pm, leaving LUMC for a walk around Carn Brea. All welcome.

Many thanks to all those who kindly contributed to Water Aid. A cheque for £38 was handed over to the charity.

Barrie and Ruth Williams are now running the Bonus Ball for the chapel. Please remember to pay your dues!

Penponds Parish Church

This Saturday, June 4, members of the congregation will be holding a cream tea as part of their programme of fundraising events.

Concert of Songs

On the evening of Wednesday, June 8, at St Anta's Church, Carbis Bay, the combined forces of the St Piran's Singers ladies' choir and the Praze Hayle Male Choir, under their joint musical director, Anne Birch, will present a programme of their favourite songs.

The concert will begin at 7.30pm; admission is £5.

Each choir will perform individual sets, and will join together towards the end of the evening.

On the afternoon of Sunday, June 12, the Praze Hayle choir will be taking part in the Crowan Whitsun celebrations in Praze.

Crowan School

The school congratulated Kathryn and Jessica last week for winning their classes at Wall Music Festival. They also congratulated Alex and Jessamin for their special efforts during Science Week.

The school held a fun sports day last Thursday and despite the weather, much fun was had. The children were put in teams and had to carry out many different challenges, which were made much harder due to the very strong winds. Thanks were expressed to former pupils who helped and to parents who wrapped up and supported the children.

The Whitsun fête raised a total of £501. This will fund the new spotlights in the hall. Prizewinners: Matthew, Miss Phillips, Janet Willis, Mrs Gillam, Emma Williams, Sally Brown, Heather Williams, Gemma Lynn, Jon Bouch, Leanne Masterton, Annabel, and Ria Douglas.

The winners of the Walk To School Week competition were: 1, Charlotte; runners-up, Matthew, Josiah, Annabel, Philippa and Molly. The winning class was Crenver with 24 children walking both ways.

Redruth Ladies' Tuesday Club

The speaker, Alicia Ray, was introduced by chairlady Daphne Ray. She spoke about her work as a clinical psychologist, how she trained, and what her job entails, which is to provide therapy and support to young people with mental disabilities, and to their families. She was thanked by Maureen Turner.

Redruth Methodist Church

The early morning prayers last Sunday were led by Connie Honeychurch.

The preacher at the morning service was Alan Curnow and the opening worship was led by Amanda Veall, assisted by her daughter, Amy.

Birthday wishes were sung for Ron Brown and Peter Williams.

Bible readings were by Hugh and Ruth Malyan and Geraldine Crewes. The quartet of Ron Brown, Marlene Thorne, Katherine Stoddern and Tom Reed sang, When Peace Like A River, accompanied by Sue Hunt.

The evening service was led by Eleanor Williams, and Bible readings were by Jean Pope and Connie Honeychurch. The day's organist was Ron Brown.

St Day Methodist Church

Wednesday's Bargain Bins was a time to make purchases and enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit with Ray.

On Thursday the morning worship prayer and word was led by the Rev Danny Reed.

Friday evening's Fellowship and Bible Study was led by Gerald Triggs.

Sunday morning's service was led in worship by Debbie and Keith Goldsworthy and the preacher was the Rev Peter Facer.

The message was based on Jesus's instructions to the disciples who had been out fishing and were returning with no fish until Jesus gave his guidance. Communion followed.

The young people and teachers were busy preparing for the junior church anniversary which is this Sunday, June 5, at 10.30am.

The Sunday afternoon service preacher was Alan Crowle; the music was provided by Mabel Thomas.

Stithians Methodist Church

The morning service last Sunday, May 29, was led by Alan Crowle of Maidenhead. The organist was Colin Anthony.

The evening service was led by Gordon Dyer and included a short dramatic sketch, performed by Gordon and his wife Sylvia. The organist was Gwen Nicholas.

Greetings were read at both services from Robbie Sellwood, a member of the congregation who is on holiday in Australia.

Treleigh Floral Art Club

Members were welcomed to the May meeting by the chairman, Anne Julian. She asked members to remember Joan Mitchell, a founder member who had died recently.

As the booked demonstrator was unable to attend, members were pleased to be entertained by Vera Vigus and Julian Horscroft.

Vera began with a twin arrangement on black and white dishes, using Solomon's seal, euphorbia, fir, hosta and cream roses, finished with loops of green cane.

Next she used a tall, black, wrought iron stand in the shape of a treble clef, with an array of golden privet, skimmia, fir and yellow spider chrysanthemums, gerberas and roses, with a small complimentary arrangement at the base.

For her finale she used a cream pottery vase topped with ruskus, rubus, boloto, pieris, grey hosta, rosemary, the colour brought in with pink spray carnations, gerberas, chrysanthemums and finished with purple freesias.

Julia then used a pink pot filled with copper beech, acer, zambuccas, cat mint and pink gerberas, carnations and roses.

Next she used a textured beige pot and used a mixture of eunonymous, euphorbia, spurge, and groups of orange parrot tulips, roses, gerberas and pieris to make a colourful display.

Her finale was placed on a round glass bowl filled with green cane loops. Using lime green oasis she made an arrangement of palm, green carnations, white chrysanthemums and tulips.

As an extra, Julia topped a tall turquoise vase with purple calliums and hellebore leaves.

Betty Parnell gave the vote of thanks, saying how very fortunate the club is to have two such talented ladies as members, who were able to fill in at short notice.

Anne reminded members to meet at Vera's garden for a tour, followed by tea and scones, at 6.30pm on June 15. The competition, Let's Dance, was entered by Zoe Simmons who won first in the premier class with a beautiful twin arrangement in shades of cerise and purple.

Wall Methodist Church

The service on Sunday morning was led by Keith Kneebone. Flowers were kindly given by Sandra Plummer and Alan Butterfield was the organist.

Today at 2.30pm, there is a meeting of the Bright Hour, at which the speaker will be Joan Holmes.

On Saturday, from 9.30 am to 11.30am, the chapel is holding one of its regular waste paper collections and coffee mornings. Help in loading paper and serving coffee would be much appreciated. Please contact Avril Woolcock if you are able to help on 01736 850567.

This Sunday's service ,at 10.30am, will be led by the Rev Simon Clarke and will include the Sacrament of Baptism.

Camborne-Redruth Fuchsia Society

Thirty-five members enjoyed a talk by Ray Burns, vice chairman of Exeter Fuchsia Society, at the meeting at Camborne School last Thursday.

Carol Richards, secretary, welcomed Mr Burns, a member of the British Fuchsia Society for more than 20 years, a national judge and for the first time this year, is judging at Malvern.

He opened his talk by inviting members to discuss taking cuttings and growing on, with or without peat in the compost.

The peat-free method is more likely to be the way forward but it needs to be sieved.

He then covered insecticides and pesticides. Because of legislation which has removed products from the market there could be difficulty in getting rid of pests and diseases. Those that are left will be diluted in strength and may not be adequate for the job. He suggested soapy water may help.

Over-wintering could become a problem with rising fuel prices. We will not be able to grow the variety of cuttings that we are used to, and they could become more expensive.

After refreshments, Ray advised on the showing aspects of fuchsias, and the stopping times for single-flowered cultivars, semi-doubles and doubles.

He advised that every little green tip must be removed, even to the smallest ones in the leaf axils; check the plant over a few days later in case any were missed.

For shaping he recommended the use of stakes, but to be sure to remove them before placing them on the show bench.

He waters from the top and only when necessary. Watch for dropped leaves especially in the centre; if left, these could cause botrytis.

Check foliage regularly for greenfly, white fly and other pests and spray but only in the evening light.

A vote of thanks was given by Janet Cohen for an interesting and informative evening and for travelling from Exeter to be with them. From the members came a request for him to judge the 2012 show. This was proposed, seconded, accepted and carried!

The next meeting, on June 2, is an evening with Clive Shilton from Hardy Exotics. New members will be made welcome, so come along.

Camborne-Redruth Camera Club

Last Thursday, May 26, the members met at the Treleigh Hall for the final evening of its 2010-11 winter programme.

Reg Poad, chairman, announced that plans for the 2011-12 winter programme plans were well advanced and will include talks by Lee Pengelly of Silver Scene Photography, Plymouth, on September 22; and London Salon member David Penprase FRPS of Porthleven on November 24.

As the weather was cold but bright, members were given the choice of either photographing at nearby Wheal Peevor as planned or at Treleigh Church and cemetery. The majority chose the latter.

After photographing for about an hour, they returned to the church hall for a welcomed cuppa and to have their images projected and discussed.

Each member saw the scene differently and implanted their personal stamp on the subject. These ranged from straight recording to creative, infra-red photography and images modified within the camera. The exercise proved to be very successful.

There were 13 entries for the design of the 2011-12 programme cover with Kevin Leah's design being preferred.

The evening concluded with Andy Davies LRPS, vice-chairman, showing an audio-visual sequence of when he led a group of members to Snowdonia for a week's photography in early April. The presentation showed a highly successful photographic week, with images of red kites, and atmospheric landscapes and seascapes. Delia Trathen, Jim Tarbox, Kevin Leah and Bob Morgan contributed images.

On Saturday, May 28, the club held its annual dinner and award evening at the Old Shire Inn.

The following principal awards were presented by the club's treasurer Brian Moyle.

Print And Projected Image Of the Year, advanced group: monochrome print, Jim Tarbox; colour print, Bob Morgan; projected image monochrome, Andy Davies LRPS; projected image colour, Kevin Leah. Intermediate Group: monochrome print, Val Burtenshaw; colour print, Mike Adams; Projected image monochrome, Val Burtenshaw; projected image colour, Wendy Allard PhD.

Most Points, Advanced Group: monochrome prints, Jim Tarbox; colour Prints, Jenny Goodman; projected images monochrome, Clive Kingsley; projected images colour, Kevin Leah; most points overall, Jim Tarbox. Intermediate Group: monochrome prints, Reg Clark LRPS; colour prints, Val Burtenshaw; projected images monochrome, Reg Clark LRPS; projected images colour, Reg Clark LRPS; most points overall, Reg Clark. Chairman's Trophy, Jimmy Trethowan; Most Encouraging New Member, Wendy Allard.

Jo Memorial Competition: Advanced Group, monochrome print, Jim Tarbox; colour print, Jenny Goodman; projected image monochrome,Mary Poad; projected image colour, Barbara Jenkin LRPS.

Intermediate Group, monochrome print, Val Burtenshaw; colour print, Sheila Harvey; projected image monochrome, Val Clark; projected image colour, Reg Clark LRPS.

Field Trips Competition: Advanced Group, monochrome print, Jim Tarbox; colour print, Kevin Leah; projected images monochrome, Peter Keverne ARPS; projected images colour, Peter Keverne ARPS. Intermediate Group, monochrome print, Val Clark; colour print, Neil Keen; projected images monochrome, Reg Clark LRPS; projected images colour, Reg Clark LRPS.

Cornwall Competition, Angela Goodman; Cornwall Photographic Alliance Annual Competition, highest scoring C-RCC members; winner of the projected image class, Kevin Leah; prints, Bob Morgan; design of 2011-12 programme cover competition, Kevin Leah.

Certificates were also awarded to Jenny Goodman, Brian Moyle, Andy Davies LRPS and Peter Keverne ARPS for their services to the club during 2010-11.

The next field trip takes place this Sunday, June 5, when the club will be covering the British Clubman's Sidecar Motocross Championship round at Truthan Farm, Trispen.

On Sunday, June 12, the club ventures into Devon to visit the Dartmoor Zoological Park. Members are asked to meet in the DZP car park at 10.30am.

Special arrangements have been made to photograph the interior of Truro Cathedral on Monday, June 27. Members are asked to meet outside Truro Post Office at 7pm.

Further details about the club's summer programme can be found on its website, www.camborne-redruth-cameraclub.co.uk or by e-mailing rosewarneimages@msn.com or phoning 01209 714557.

Penwith-Kerrier Group of The Ramblers

As expected, Phil Jones's evening walks are proving to be very popular again this year and last Thursday was no exception.

Leaving Goldsithney on a breezy but sunny evening, he took 15 ramblers cross-country to Tregurtha.

Surviving the hazardous crossing of Marazion bypass the footpath to Plain-an-Gwarry was followed; there was a delightful stroll through the woods down to Gwallon. The route was via the footpaths, tracks, woods and fields to Tregillier Farm then on to Trevalsyn and back to Goldsithney at dusk.

Bryan Street left Long Rock car park on Saturday, in blustery conditions to complete the 12-mile pilgrimage along St Michael's Way to Lelant.

Coffee was taken at Ludgvan before the ascent to Boskennal where the sun came out – but before Trembethow, the drizzle had set in again and everyone needed to re-robe.

Lunch was enjoyed at Bowl Rock in preparation for the ascent to Knill's Monument, where the views were just fantastic. After the coastal path to Lelant the group diverted across the paths over the golf course back to Carbis Bay for tea.

Sunday's afternoon walk from Longrock was enjoyed by eight ramblers. Mary Bridget Greenwood-Penny took them for a good six-mile walk from Longrock to Gulval, Trezella Farm, Rosemorran and back along the coast.

The views of the Mount were splendid and it was another glorious walk.

This Saturday, Ian Cooke is leaving Men-an-Tol Studio at 10.30am for an eight-mile circular over Penwith Moors. On Sunday, Phil Jones is starting his walk from St Just at 9.30am for a ten-mile hike via Carn Kenidjack, Carn Euny and Bartinney, then he is off again on Monday evening for a four-mile circular from Alverton estate car park, leaving at 6.30pm, to see the bluebell woods, Chygolder and Lesingey Round. On Thursday, June 9, he is leading another walk, this time from Ludgvan Church, setting off at 6.30pm.

Remember to pop and see us on The Ramblers' stand at The Royal Cornwall Show.

Sylvia Ronan, secretary for Penwith Kerrier Group of The Ramblers, telephone 01736 740542; e-mail sylvronan@btinternet.com

The Ramblers' website: www.cornwallramblers.org.uk

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