A pumpkin competition was organised for Halloween by Jemma Hames (Jem’s Book Shop). There was a wonderful response all around the parish, and prizes were donated by Meaders Cabinet Works, Helen at the Chutney Shed, Astrid Fischer, Eversfield Organics, Callington Tesco and Jem Books.
Photos were submitted to Facebook and in the end they were all so good that everybody had a prize!
We have been running the South Hill Emergency support now for 5 weeks and although it started quite slowly we have ended up being quite busy.
The biggest problem in South Hill is the distance between the houses, meaning that during the lockdown we have had to rely on the Great work of the South Hill Parish facebook page and the newsletter to let people know we are here to help. Thank you for this as it has obviously been effective.
This is a long post. Written by my granddaughter who is a key worker in Cornwall. I don’t clap for her… I cry and worry.
I don’t work for the NHS, but I am a community carer – unfortunately we don’t get the same acknowledgement as them. (Although I do appreciate everything they do!!)
We get sent to the back of the queue when trying to shop in a short amount of time for clients, I’ve been told off many times by members of the public for not wearing gloves in shops whilst wearing my uniform because of the job I do & the ‘germs I carry’, I see people cross the road whilst I’m in uniform, I’ve been asked silly questions & looked at funny, all because I’m not working for the NHS & am ‘just a carer’.
Our mum, Charlotte Wilton, has been working hard at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth as the Maternity Matron there. She usually works a lot of hours but the last few weeks she has been working even more than usual preparing for any potential admissions of women with COVID-19 and changing services ensuring that there are enough staff to care for the women during pregnancy, labour and after the birth if there are lots of staff off from work sick.
At the end of March she filmed a short video that is on YouTube, Twitter and had 14,000 views on Facebook. You watch the video below.
It’s been a
year since I moved to Golberdon, and I can honestly say I’ve loved my time here
The village is
so friendly and helpful, my neighbours are always wonderful. I’ve had a bank
card drop back into me that my boiler engineer dropped on the street…. I’ve
had Dick helping to try and jump start my truck when it wouldn’t start… I’ve
traded eggs for a bag of kindling, rhubarb for recycling bins and another
neighbour “stealth dropped” some wonderful tomatoes on my
I’ve not had to take anything I no longer need to the tip – I’ve rehomed a table, a mirror, shelving units and numerous other bits and bobs by dropping them to the free corner, and also acquired some gems too – a great little shelf unit, a fabulous casserole dish to name just a few!
farming wise, it’s been an amazing year too. I lambed for the first time ever
this year, by myself (remember the freeze in April? I camped at the field and my
tent was like an igloo one morning when I woke up with ice burns on my eye
I only have 2
ewes and borrowed a tup back in November. He did a proper job, and we were
rewarded with 4 marvellous lambs (Branok, Bryan, Brea, and Beryan) to add to
our fibre production crew at Tregaver – 3 boys, now castrated, and a ewe lamb
which will be bred when she’s of age.
I also bought 2 valais x lleyn lambs (Byghan and Ballow) a few months ago – their fibre is superb, perfect little locks which are much softer than pure valais black nose!
And one of the
most exciting things… We finally have goats at Tregaver, making it a genuine
“place of the goats”. We welcomed 5 gorgeous angoras from Devon. So
we’ve now got a Boudicca, Barvus, Bolitho, Barthek and Baya.
As you can
see, all of our livestock have Cornish or Celtic names – Bolitho is my family
name back to 1611!
So here’s to
another year in Golberdon, and here’s hoping our fibre business continues to
My name is Caroline, I’ve recently moved to Golberdon with my dog Eliza. I’ve achieved a dream by buying some land in Latchley, much neglected for many years, my priority is to improve the ground. I’ve worked with goats, and intend to get some Angoras in the near future, but for now I’ve decided one of the ways to begin land recovery, was to get some sheep to graze! I’ve worked with sheep before, and when I started to look into breeds, I just fell in love with the fleeces of UK rare breeds, and settled on a small flock of pedigree Teeswater sheep and I’m now venturing into wool production.
I intend to sell my wool fibre for carding, spinning, felting, and any other crafting hobbies, either as raw locks or hand washed and dyed. Continue reading →
Exhibition in St Sampson’s church, to show how the two world wars, and all the other wars of the last century, affected the families of the people who have lived in South Hill Parish, during that time, or live here now.
This is not just about families who were living here during the wars, although obviously they have some interesting stories to tell, but also those parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts etc. of the families who live here today, and who may have been living hundreds of miles away.
We have some fascinating stuff, including details of a South Hill man who was awarded the Victoria Cross, but there must be much more we could include. Pictures, letters, diaries, photographs of medals, and newspaper clippings are ideal, but we would also like the stories of what happened on the ‘home front’.
Land girls, prisoners working on farms, home guard (Did we have our own Captain Mannering ?), ambulance drivers, evacuees, merchant navy, or anything about how our families were affected. Does anyone still have a gas mask, or a ration book ?
Please let me know if you have anything. We can help with printing and copying if it is too valuable to loan.
We have a number of events coming up, one of which is very soon and one slightly further away in time. We are also keen for any of you who would like to to come in to talk to our students about what you do either in assemblies or with classes; departments are always very keen to tell our current students about what you are up to.
Recently we have had scientists, artists, train drivers and ship yard apprenticeships who used to attend the college coming in and telling us all about their lives and careers since leaving Callington. We are also, of course, basking in the reflected glory of alumnus Joff Oddie’s sucess with winning the Mercury Music Prize with his band Wolf Alice.
On Thursday 1st November we are holding an event for our current Year 11 students who are just about to consider their post-sixteen options. If you were able to attend and talk to our students that would be great. The idea is that small groups (6-10) of Year 11s will carousel around different employers/alumni and further education providers to find out what the future could hold for them. The event is due to run from 8.50am until 11.20. If you can’t make it in person but would like to be involved then there are some options:
1: Perhaps someone in the organisation/company that you work for could come along
2: Perhaps you could make a 30 second video about yourself/your work that we could show.
3: Perhaps your organisation has a promotional video that we could show on the day.
Looking further into the future we another calendered event on 14/02/2018 that I am calling ‘I Love My Job’ which will be aimed at the younger children at the college; again, you, your colleagues or your virtual presence would be great.
Thanks for taking the time to read this; you are an essential part of our college community and we are hugely proud of what you have achieved,
Let me know if you can help or if we can help you in any way,
Alumni Officer Callington Community College firstname.lastname@example.org
There are times when I’m intrigued by the lives of well-known personalities. So often they can be seen to be achieving so much in their lives, and yet at times there emerges the frailties that they can suffer in their more private moments. There can be no doubting the influence and success that they have, but we don’t often catch a glimpse of the inner person that may be quietly plagued with doubt and fear.
I recently came across a Guardian newspaper interview with Lisa Brennan-Jobs. I suspect that name will not be instantly recognisable, but Lisa is the daughter of Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, the company that is now the largest in the world by market value (over 1 trillion dollars). He was in many senses a brilliant man – a visionary of how technology could be designed and produced to not only look and feel good, but effectively support new and effective ways of doing things. One well-known example was the launch of the iPhone back in 2007, a totally new approach to the mobile phone which changed the market completely. Since that time most mobile phone manufacturers try to out-do the latest iPhone with each release of a new product. Continue reading →