Welcome to the South Hill Connection Newsletter

A Newsletter produced by and for the Parish of South Hill


Welcome to the South Hill Connection Newsletter!

Newsletter number 66, August 2018

In the latest edition of the South Hill Connection:

  • Get out and explore your local area this summer
  • Could you give some hens a happy home?
  • South Hill W.I.
  • Harvest SUPPER
  • 59th Horticultural Show
  • South Hill Parish Council update
  • And Some Came Home (Callington Town Band)
  • SHARE update
  • Make your own cleaning products
  • Councillor Sharron Daw
  • Church update
  • Some of you may remember me
  • and more…

Newsletter full version – click here…    Newsletter condensed version – click here…

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Coads Green – Bathpool 5 miler 2 1/2 hours ish.


From Coads Green village hall exit to the right and fork off right. After 1/4 mile see the footpath on the right. Keep the hedge on the right to a gate and onto another gate into a yard by the farmhouse at West Tremollet Farm.

Once on the road, turn left and immediately right past the farm buildings see the footpath crossing the field. Keep the telegraph poles on your left down to a gate. Go straight across this field staying to the right of the barn at 1/2 Acre farm and follow the track, keeping right enter the field on the right. (This field was in corn when we visited so we back tracked to the gate by the barn and followed the wire fence to the corner where a gate lead us back into the same field.) A little way on there’s a stile in the hedge, keep on this line heading towards great views of the tor and cross 5 more fields with sheep and cattle and horses, none took any notice of us. The stile in the fence by the water trough was abit wobbly. Head to the bottom right corner gate onto the road.

Turn right and right again into a narrow lane and down to cross a stream at an old clapper bridge at Heronsford, then up to meet the road. Right takes you to Coads Green so go left to Bathpool village and turn right to the lovely bridge and The Old Mill House.

Back track from the bridge and stay on the road as far as Meneth Chy on your right, and follow a track to a diverted footpath taking you up onto a lane and go left. At the crossroads turn right, unsuitable for vehicles, and stay on this track to a T junction and turn left.

Past South Combe Mill look out for the pond and see a cross on your left by North Combe. At Westcombe, on the corner, take the footpath into the grass field on the left and see a stile in the hedge at about the 2oclock position, by a tree. Keep leftish cutting the corner you ‘ll see a stile into the next field. Straight ahead spot the stile by some pallets taking you out onto the road.

Turn right. At the junction turn left and follow the road back to Coads Green and the start.

The Copper Trail


The Copper Trail is a 60 miles circular walk around Bodmin Moor.

Divided into 6 sections Ali and friends are walking the route in Sept/Oct. If interested in the whole route or a section, or joining us along the way somewhere please contact iamalihumphreys@yahoo.com

Minions to St Neot 8 1/2 miles

St Neot to Bodmin 13 miles

Bodmin to Camelford 6 miles

Camelford to Five Lanes  10 1/2 miles

Five Lanes to Minions 9 miles

There’s a book written by Mark Camp who we have contacted and will be joining us for some sections and sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm. If you would like a copy, let me know and read up on some of the history on our doorstep.

setting off my pathetic attempt at a selfie with the group 🙂

Walking Festival


Sun 9th: Liskeard to Looe Walk. Meet Liskeard Station (main entrance) 10.30am. Walk is about 11 miles and takes around 6 hours. Please bring refreshments. At the end of the walk, journey back to Liskeard by train or bus.

Sun 9th: Mt Edgcumbe Country Park Walk. Organised by the Ramblers, more details HERE

Mon 10th: Antony Passage Walk. Organised by Saltash Walk & Talk Group. More details HERE

Tue 11th: TBC

Wed 12th: West of Fowey Walk. Organised by the Ramblers, more details HERE

Wed 12th: Artists of Polperro Talk. Festival organiser Mark Camp will be giving a talk about the history of artists in Polperro. Starts 7.30pm Pelynt Village Hall nr Looe.

Thur 13th: Polruan Village Walk. Meet Polruan Quay More details HERE

Thur 13th: Unlocked Liskeard Walk. Discover the history of Liskeard as part of Heritage Open days. More details HERE

Fri 14th: Liskeard Geology Walk. A different way at looking at a towns buildings. More details HERE

Sat 15th: Duloe Ale & Cider Fest Walk. Celebrate the 18th birthday of the walking festival with a shortish walk through the Looe Valley to the ale fest. Catch train from Looe at 10.20am

Sun 16th: Drangways of Liskeard Walk. Explore the ‘alternative Liskeard Heritage trail’ More details HERE

https://www.visitcornwall.com/whats-on/sports/south-coast/looe/south-east-cornwall-walking-festival

PLUS Ali is walking on Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th Sept – walking THE SAINTS WAY  from Padstow to Fowey (28 miles ish). If you would like to join us for the whole walk or a part,  let Ali know ASAP Thank You iamalihumphreys@yahoo.com  https://www.oliverscornwall.co.uk/saintsway.html

September Connection Update


– Sept 2nd CIRCUS FUNTASTIC in aid of Macmillan, Saltash Rd Recreation Field, Callington. Seats £6, Kids under 2 free.  Book on 07447 986900 Show times: Wed 29th 7pm, Thursday & Friday 4pm & 7pm (Thursday Special Family Ticket 20). Sat 2pm & 5pm Sunday 1pm & 3:30pm  

Saturday 8th Sept CALLINGTON CARNIVAL – procession starts from Saltash Road car park, 4:30pm  

Saturday 15th Sept  HARVEST SUPPER, 7:30pm start at The Parish Hall Committee HARVEST SUPPER. Tickets are on sale now, please phone Liz 383202 to reserve your seats. If you are unable to attend and wish to support with a raffle prize or item for the Auction or a donation, please drop off at Green Meadows or phone Ali 384544 for collection. Thank you.

 Wednesday 19th Sept    SHARE AGM, 7:30pm at the Parish Hall Golberdon. South Hill Association for Renewable Energy 3rd AGM. Members and potential new members all welcome to hear about another busy and successful year for the group. Exciting news from M&S Energy, upcoming visits and discuss future projects. Light refreshments available so please email share@south-hill.co.uk if you plan to attend, alternatively send your apologies and any ideas, thoughts or items for discussion.

 Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th Sept – walking THE SAINTS WAY  from Padstow to Fowey (28 miles ish). If you would like to join us for the whole walk or a part,  let Ali know ASAP Thank You iamalihumphreys@yahoo.com  https://www.oliverscornwall.co.uk/saintsway.html

 Friday 28th Sept                MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING, from 10:30am until 1pm. Lucy Penney is holding a coffee morning at Polhilsa Farm, PL17 8PP (kind permission of the Barriball family) Coffee, cake, games and raffle… Even have a walk around the ponds! All welcome, bring your friends. For any more info please email: lucyede@live.com 

 Other News:

The Horticultural Show write up and pictures are on the Connection web site here.  

Planning – On August 24th the South Hill Parish Council met to discuss the recent planning application at “The Bee Farm” Trevigro. About 20 parishioners also attended to voice their views. The full details can be read on the Cornwall Council Planning Portal here…  

 South Hill Parish History group. Thank you to Magda for stepping forward to get the group started. If you are interested email ….. PLUS what would YOU like to discover more about? Reply to this email with your suggestions. Or if you have photos or information to share email newsdesk@south-hill.co.uk  

If you know of an event you’d like to share or have an article for the next newsletter due Oct 1st, please send to editor@south-hill.co.uk.  Thank you.

 

SHARE AGM Sept. 19th. 7:30pm


The third AGM of the Society will meet and report on Wednesday 19th Sept 2018 at South Hill Parish hall starting at 7:30pm. All members have been delivered the Agenda. If you wish to raise any matters or make any proposals please contact the secretary Astrid by Sept 10th. Refreshments will be provided so please RSVP or send your apologises if unable to attend.

Astrid Fischer 383620 share@south-hill.co.uk

Horticultural Show


Lots happening at the Horticultural Show this year, inside and out and down at the river…..

For the first time the Kit Hill group of the Cornwall Beekeepers Association had a stand at the Golberdon Horticultural Show on the 18th August. The display included bee identification, plants for bees and honey tasting. Geoff and Mary Hardman, (Chair and Secretary of Kit Hill CBKA respectively) cajoled passers-by to try honeys of six distinct flavours – all dependent on what the bees had foraged for. Dale Wood brought along his observation hive which proved very popular with visitors trying to spot the queen.

Kit Hill Beekeepers can be contacted via the secretary Mary Hardman at m.a.hardman@btinternet.com

Church Matters August 2018


I’ve recently read a fascinating book called “Why We Sleep” by Matthew Walker. The book is an International Bestseller and has the subtitle “The New Science of Sleep and Dreams.” As might be deduced from the subtitle, Matthew Walker is a Sleep Scientist and has been scientifically investigating sleep for many, many years. Although the book is American in origin, for that is where Matthew now lives and undertakes his work, he himself is British, born in Liverpool. Despite him being a scientist, the book is far from dry and beyond understanding. While it has some staggering revelations it is immensely readable and practical. Continue reading

De-Clutter Your Clothes


Clothes- You can’t live without them- but sometimes you can’t live with them!

We love our clothes. But so many clients that I visit describe how they struggle to find anything to wear each day – yet their wardrobe is full to bursting. So much so that their clothes spill out over the floor, chairs, and anywhere else they can pile it up!

So, what’s going on? We are strapped for cash and space and yet apparently British women still spend an average of £74 per month on clothes, and British men an average of £100.  With an average household owning approximately £4,000 worth of clothing, a staggering 30% of which hasn’t even been worn in the past year, that’s about £30 billion in unused clothing.

I find that people fall into several categories when it comes to clothes…

  • Maybe you are an over-buyer or an unrealistic buyer of clothes
  • Perhaps you keep clothes thinking that you will be able to fit into them again
  • People buy you clothes that they think would suit you?
  • You can’t resist a bargain in a sale or a charity shop
  • They don’t know what clothes they already have

Enough of why we have too many clothes – how can you clear some space and enjoy the clothes that you do have? Continue reading

Adventures in Portugal


Some of you might remember me

as Fiona Petto, from the days of the Scorpion Inn back in the 60s when my parents (John & Toinette) bought it and built on the Yew Tree dance hall but that is another story. Years past, I married Adrian (Adie) Wisher, had children and moved to Dorset where this story begins.

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Eat Local Ice Cream, support British Farming


The hot weather is also a great excuse to eat more ice cream to stay cool!

Do you prefer a cone or tub, single or double scoop, sauce or no sauce? Whichever way you choose to eat your cool treat this summer, be sure to back British farming. Supporting the industry has never been more important, so what better way than to treat yourself than with a scoop of British dairy ice cream on a warm summer’s day!

Here are some local producers, many encourage site visits, so why not go explore them.

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