THANK YOU for the great feed back on the 1st Treasurer Hunt, so here’s another one.
On Saturday 25th April, the Callington Singers will be giving a free concert in Stoke Climsland Church. The concert will incorporate lots of joyful music under the general theme of the coming of summer. The programme will include Vivaldi’s Magnificat, along with some madrigals, the Hallelujah Chorus and an original setting of the Jubilate, composed by our new Musical Director, Andrew Wilson. The Callington Singers has a long tradition of making music freely accessible to the community. It is our policy to strive, wherever possible, to give concerts completely free of charge. This is not always practical, as there are many expenses to cover, such as venue hire, publicity and the fees of hired musicians. The choir rely on a retiring collection after each concert to cover these costs. We are very pleased to be working again with Stoke Climsland Parish Church. The Callington Cluster (incorporating churches in Stoke Climsland, Linkinhorne, Callington and South Hill) have the admirable policy of hiring out these churches free of charge, which makes our job of providing free music very much easier.
The free venue and delightful surroundings are not the only reason we are pleased to be performing in Stoke Climsland church again. We also enjoy performing there as an unofficial honour to an important character from Stoke Climsland’s past, who strived as we do, to provide music in his community and who would be familiar with most of the music we are to perform on this occasion; namely Thomas Calvert, gentleman of Stoke Climsland. The impressive memorial to Thomas Calvert appears prominently in the foyer of Stoke Climsland Church: In Memory of Mr Thomas Calvert Late of this parish who in the year 1746 First introduced into this Church four part Psalmody and with Indefatigable Pains and perseverance not only encouraged but in a great measure supported it with great Reputation upwards of 30 years He Was an Honest Man a Kind Master a Sincere Friend And a good Christian He departed this life at Plymouth on June 3rd 1781 in the 71st year of his Age. Although described as being ‘of the parish of Stoke Climsland’, Thomas Calvert was born in Moor Monkton, just outside of York. He was the firstborn son of Joseph and Elizabeth Calvert (née Hunter) and was baptised on the 18th August 1710. How he came to be a pillar of the Stoke Climsland community is a complete mystery. He married a local girl, but had no children. He was employed as Coroner for Cornwall in 1756 and retired from this post in 1776. He spent his last months living in St. Germans (where he made his will) and he was buried in Stoke Climsland churchyard.
His contribution to village life is undeniable. Mr. Calvert’s promotion of four part psalmody singing reflects the growing popularity, at this period, of incorporating music into church services and we owe him a debt of gratitude for the continuing tradition of choral singing which is enjoyed in this country. The ‘Indefatigable Pains and Perseverance’ which are quoted on Thomas Calvert’s memorial stone are aptly illustrated here in a transcript of an extract from the Vestry minutes of Stoke Climsland. Any modern Musical Director will doubtless recognise the inherent challenges facing him. Vestry Minutes from 28th of November 1773: A Letter was read from Mr Thomas Calvert, setting forth the disappointments he has meet [sic] with in his frequent Attendance on the Singing owing to irregularity & Refractioness of many of the numbers, and Declaring that he wou’d not think of Attending many more unless the whole Body wou’d enter into an Obligation Consisting of Several Conditions which he propos’d for the better keeping up & bringing to perfec[ti]on & carrying on with Psalmody to the promotion of Religion and Harmony [in] the Performers; Observing at the same time however that the Parishioners who were the Singers had been at much trouble in Learning & many of them were put to Inconvenience by their Attendance & moreover that few or none has Books & others in general very bad; Proposing therefore as an Encouragement & Countenance to those who wou’d enter into & sign an Association to continue & practice the singing for three years, that the Parish at Large should contribute something towards purchasing proper Books, & defraying other Expenses, in which He, Mr Calvert wou’d also contribute & Mr & Mrs Call had also promis’d. The Members of the Vestry taking the premises with Consideration & being sensible of Mr Calverts Obliging Attendance & Trouble for many years, in promoting & assisting the singing & in doing many other Beneficial Acts to the Church, Do unanimously Agree, that the sum of Six Guineas out of the Church Rates be allow’d from Xmas 1773 to Xmas 1774 to be paid to Mr Calvert by the Churchwardens & laid out by him as he judges may best promote the good order, regularity & continuation of Psalmody, provided that the singers will all enter into such a Bond as he proposes, this contribution to be for one year only at this expiration of which the Parishioners will Continue or revoke it as they See it has Promoted, or Disappointed the End Propos’d.
We sincerely hope that Thomas Calvert would approve and enjoy this upcoming concert, as we also hope you will. Stoke Climsland church will shortly undergo a major refurbishment of the church roof, which we hope will go forward without a hitch. Come and help us raise the roof before it is repaired by joining us for a splendid evening of music on 25th April at 7pm.
SHARE AGM was held on September 18th.Members will receive a full report and details will be posted on the web page. This year has proved another VERY busy and profitable year and has attracted a number of new members, in and around the parish.
If you haven’t signed up yet, email us or phone Astrid 01579 383620 and we’ll drop a membership form to you and answer any questions you may have.
We have enjoyed and been shocked on the recent visits to the:
Materials Recycling Facility at Bodmin: 30 took a coach on this fascinating visit, to see where our kerb side recycling goes and what happens to it. SUEZ monitor the contracts and processing and can confidently say that all materials stay in the UK.
Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre at St. Dennis: as numbers where limited to 10 per visit, we organised 2 visits here to watch our kerb site waste being incinerated and generating enough electricity to power 21,000 homes. There are no operating landfill sites in Cornwall, all our ”black bag” waste is incinerated here. The tons of ash produced is processed on site and are used as aggregate for roads and building.
Langage Farm Anaerobic Digestion Facility operating since 2010, takes food waste from local restaurants and schools and generates power to produce their ice-cream products with surplus electricity powering around 500 homes. After 6 months being digested the resulting “waste” is a rich material used by local farmers to improve their farmland.
We visited a water wheel to see if hydro power generation is viable. We’re still not sure. More visits are being planned, if you have suggestions or contacts let us know.
SHARE Trees: If you have land to plant trees please get in touch, it’s more important now than ever. Planting and managing trees & woodland so they are fit for the future is a big responsibly, SHARE can help. Plant native trees and know where they have been sourced. Insect pests & organisms such as certain bacteria & fungi are a real threat. Take a note of any Ash Die Back, take a photo, record and watch for any changes. The Forestry Commission has information as will our local arborists. SHARE is concerned.
SHARE Firewood for Sale: Many of our regulars have already stocked up, but if you need top ups a full load is £120 and dumpy bag is £60 ALL local seasoned wood, sized for you. Email SHARE@south-hill.co.uk All profits go towards planting more trees.
Annual Trees Sale. These won’t last long : TEXT Ali 07305 044049 this week From Endsleigh Milton Abbot: Pears £25, all others a tenner: Apples , Crab Apples . Ornamental Weeping Cotoneaster, Weeping Cherry, Robenia x Slavince “Hillier”
Recycling Project. We have sent Terracycle around 375kg, equating to over £600for Kicks Count charity. Every Friday at 10am we sort the items at Green Meadows, join us, just to see what we do! see the amount of “rubbish” saved from being wasted.
No newsletter this month, but lots of news.
Starting today, SHARE Tree sale. Fruit and ornamental trees from Endsleigh Nursery Milton Abbott at great prices Contact Ali firstname.lastname@example.org Text 07305 044049 for stock or pop into GREEN MEADOWS
This weekend the BIG Get-Together at the Parish hall Golberdon has been postponed because a new kitchen is being installed adding to the other hall improvements. so well worth waiting for. Sept 7th – 8th It’s Wild Weekend at the Tamar Valley centre, Drakewalls, with lots for all the family to be involved in. 2 – 5pm on Saturday and 10 -2pm on Sunday call 01822 835030 for details or FB or Twitter @TVAONB
Many groups are now back after the summer holiday. Monday 16th 9:30 – 11:30am JAMM Play group start again and are looking for some extra help in the “new” kitchen at the Parish hall Golberdon, and to make the occasional cake. This is a great group and well worth supporting so please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 18th September SHARE AGM 7:15pm at the Parish hall Golberdon. If you still haven’t got round to joining, please come along and find out what another busy year it’s been and future plans.
Wednesday 28th September The Monthly Charity Quiz is back 7:30 – 10pm
It’s RECYCLING WEEK September 23 – 29th With the amazing success of the RECYCLING FOR CHARITY project we are in need of some help to collect items from around the parish, Callington and beyond and to also help sort. PLEASE contact Ali before she drowns in crisp packets. Text 07305 044049, phone 01579 384544 email email@example.com Thank you
Thursday 26th September 7pm “What Happens to our Waste & Recycling after Collection” meeting with Cornwall Council organised by St. Ive parish Climate action Group, Millennium House Pensilva
Friday 27th September at CO-OP Newport Ind. Est Launceston from 2 -6pm SHARE will be promoting RECYCLING FOR CHARITY, so if you’re still not sure what can be collected, please pop along with any items or questions.
October 2nd Callington Honey Fair a full day of activities for everyone. www.callingtonlions.org.uk/honeyfair.html
October 3rd Beech Auctions South Hill Rd starts at 9am
October 6th Callington Monthly Sunday Market 10 – 3pm in the Pannier Market Marquees. Since this started 3 months ago it’s been a total success, with lots of different stalls and plenty of people enjoying the atmosphere created.
Launch of TAMAR VALLEY PARCEL CLUB. Some of you will already know Fiona Casey who has been delivering parcels around the parish, she has now gone independent and looking for your continued support. You can use her address for deliveries, so you don’t have to stay in and risk missed deliveries, and she will deliver. Great for surprise presents also ! Join on FB email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07974 674915
New Facebook group for those with horses that ride in the parish https://www.facebook.com/groups/646773255733445/
South Hill Horticultural Show 2019. On Saturday 17th August 2019 the 60th South Hill Horticultural Show took place at Golberdon with 600 exhibits of cookery, vegetables, handicrafts, photographs, flowers and children’s entries from 70 exhibitors. It was great to see so many old and new faces enter and support the show on the day. With torrential rain all day Friday the weather was luckily on our side for show day which aided in a successful day. Anthea Ley a local artist presented the trophies to the many winners and Ruby Doidge of Tutwell presented the gift of a wooden crafted pen to Anthea at the start of the prize giving. The prize winners were as follows :
Committee Cup (Most points in show)- Judith Ayres K. J. Uglow Cup (Runner up)- Pete Tunnicliffe Cup third place most points- Brian Arthur Barbara Ede (New entrant, most points)- Lyla Hunt E.C. Pomroy (most points floral arrangements)- Helen Squires Maureen Hindle (Best floral art exhibit)- Helen Squires Best Cut Flowers in Show- Brian Arthur F. Eggins Memorial Trophy (Most points cut flowers)- Brian Arthur Jenny Jane (best rose in the Show)- Alison Jackson Best exhibit in Pot plants- Ray Moss Gilbert Rickard trophy (most points in Veg classes)- Pete Tunnicliffe H. Trewartha (best exhibit in Veg classes)- John Scarrott Best collection of vegetables- Alison Jackson Buckingham Trophy (most points in handicrafts)- Andrea Hill Best Exhibit in Handicrafts- Sallie Waring Mrs S Rickard (most points in cookery)- Sue Palmer Best exhibit in cookery classes- Sue Palmer Sheila Cup (most points in photography- Marc Haxby Best entry in Photo Classes- Wendy Miller Parish Council (Miss Alvery Cup Local Child most points)- Emily Robbins Child 5 & Under most points- William Coombe Child 6-10 most points- Ruby Doidge Child 11-15 most points- Alfie Snell R.H.G Gimblett (best photo by a child)- Izzy Knight Many Local organisations joined us for the afternoon too with stalls from the Parish Council, SHARE, Recycling For Charity, St Sampson’s Church, Callington Fresh Produce and even a Tarot Reader. The ladies from South Hill WI tested everyone’s ability to tack up a model horse. St Sampson’s Church CRUX team held a BBQ. Kit Hill Bees had their bees on show for all to see and answer any questions on bee keeping. A game of skittles was enjoyed by many on the field with a chance to win some pork in the game named “Bowl for your pork”! TT Taekwondo which meet each week in the hall did a fantastic demonstration for everyone. Johnny Mac, our local postie gave a great live music performance to kick the show off followed by the Golberdon Girls made up of all local ladies who sang beautifully to an audience on the field. The Liskeard Spinners set up in the sun and demonstrated the art of spinning textiles and the Caradon Orchard Group brought along their apple pressing equipment and information to demonstrate making apple juice. Cream Teas and refreshments were served by the ladies of the show committee and even sold out come the end of the day. A Dog Show kindly sponsored by Dirty Dog Grooming of Saltash and judged by Tracey Harrison was enjoyed by an array of canine friends and their owners with lots of rosettes won. Many thanks to Sarah Bunkum for organising. A successful day all round and enjoyed by all. Many thanks also goes to sponsors Helluva Pasties, Josh Gosling Carpentry, Keadeen B & B and Campsite, Callington Fresh Produce, Meaders Cabinet Works and Keltic for their sponsorship of the show and our Cornwall Cllr Sharon Daw for providing funding to cover the cost of insurance. Thank you to all who exhibited and attended the show for your support. Next year’s show will be Saturday 15th August…. Please put it in your diaries and keep it free, it will be great to see you there and fill the hall with exhibits again! If you would like more information or would like to become part of the team, please contact Lucy or Cat on 01579 382182.
That’s it for now. If you have any suggestions, events, news etc, THE Connection AGM is Wednesday 11th so let us know.
Following the very successful RECYCLING EVENT at the TAMAR VALLEY Centre SHARE have organised more dates for you to learn about their RECYCLING FOR CHARITY project and also encourage you to bring items you are unsure about for this project and also your kerb side collection. .. so we can get PLASTICS SORTED.
July 11th The Parish Hall UPTON CROSS 2:30 – 4:30pm.
July 16th The Parish Hall STOKE CLIMSLAND 9 – 12 noon
July 16th The Village Hall COADS GREEN 2:45 – 4:15pm
July 20th Tavistock Eco Fest 11 – 4pm
WOW what a reception at these events and so much recycling sorted and items saved for KICKS COUNT charity. Thank you so much
August 10th St. Ann’s Chapel Fete 11 – 1:45 & Lezant Show 2:30 – 4:30pm
August 17th The Parish Hall GOLBERDON 2 -4pm as part of the Horticultural Show Special 60th Anniversary event.
August 22nd The Methodist church South Petherwin 8:30 – 10am
Please try and make one of these events they have proved very popular and informative. ALL WELCOME
SHARE MEMBERS are invited to visit Bodmin recycling centre on August 15th and St Dennis Incinerator on August 20th. Plus Langage Farm September 4th Numbers are limited .
Vibrant and colourful, Mayfest was once again a great day out for all the family, with Morris Dancers, Breton Dancers, music, food, stalls, displays and GIANTS!
Something great came out of today’s litter pick. From now on we will be teaming up for Recycling for Charity and passing all of our recyclables over to them. This is a perfect example of how different groups in Callington can work together. To find out more about Recycling for Charity click the link below…. announced Town councillor and volunteer litter pick leader Mikkie Raphael.
Pictured with SHARE volunteer Ali Humphreys who attended Mayfest to promote RECYCLING FOR CHARITY which collects items that can not be recycled kerb side but can be sent to TERRACYCLE to be made into park benches etc and credit KICKS COUNT charity that are reducing the UK’s stillbirth rate by educating pregnant mums about the importance of their baby’s movements.
Items collected include crisp and snack packets, biscuit, sweets and chocolate wrappers, pet food pouches, contact lenses, used toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes… find your local collection point and support this project. www.south-hill.co.uk/charity-recycling
On Sunday 12th May, two South Hill gardens, Anvil Cottage and Windmills, will again be opening their gardens for charity under the National Gardens Scheme from 1.30 to 5 pm. This year, half of the proceeds will be given to St Sampson’s church as well as to national charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support.
Anvil Cottage garden is largely the creation of Barbara Clemerson, who for many years wrote a gardening feature for the South Hill Connection. Windmills is mainly the work of Peter Tunnicliffe who has transformed the garden originally created by Dave Moren.
The two gardens, which were featured in ‘Cornwall Today’ in 2016, are adjoining, and a combined entrance fee of £5 gets you into both of them. There will be home-made teas and, of course, plants for sale. For more details and pictures go online to https://www.ngs.org.uk