The opening of the Parish hall extension. Liz Moir, Angela Priestley, Norman Locock, Myra Locock, Shirley Shears, Jill Reynolds, Sallie Waring Garry Middleton Batts(designed the extension), Godfrey Smale (with chain we think was Chairman of Caradon District Council at the time) and his wife, Ken Trewin, Dorothy Buckingham, George Wilson (our Caradon councillor at the time) and his wife, and Valerie Ham (Clerk to the Parish Council), the others were members of the Hall Committee. From right to left.
New Tolls at Kerney Bridge? Fishy ?
Some of you may have seen the piece on Spotlight and the interview with Ivan and Carolyn Callanan about the Pay and Display machines dumped in the River Lynher at Kerney Bridge. It was also reported in the local papers. At first it appeared that this was a new initiative by Cornwall Council to charge for parking at this popular spot where people often park to walk and exercise their dogs! Sadly not.
Some reprobate had cut these machines from their bases in Callington and Launceston Car Parks causing thousands of pounds of damage to get the few pounds inside. Kerney Bridge was just a convenient place to dump them. We are lucky to have such a tranquil spot in our parish as the Lynher valley. If you haven’t yet walked along the footpath from Kerney Bridge to Bicton Bridge, there is free parking at Kerney Bridge.
Dame Esther Rantzen described her feelings as a widow living alone for the first time at the age of 71. As a result Ellen wrote to her to describe her own feelings of loneliness.
“I can’t get out on my own due to health problems, so it can be as much as 3 days I go without talking to anyone… I dread the winter nights when everything seems to close in around me and I feel so isolated. I am an optimist by nature and sometimes I need that to get through another pointless day where I feel as if I am a waste of space.”
The reality is that older people should be valued as a tremendous asset to society. If, like Ellen, they become isolated and vulnerable, it is the nation’s responsibility to make older people feel valued, to include them, empower them, and connect them back to their communities. And that is what we hope The Silver Line Helpline will achieve.
Some vulnerable older people are so isolated they are extremely hard to reach. And there is a huge unmet demand for advice and friendship.
In the first year of operation, The Silver Line Helpline received 275,000 calls, 53% of callers saying they had literally no-one else to speak to. We now receive almost 1500 calls every day from lonely and isolated older people. Continue reading →
A memorial service was held to celebrate the life of Ken Trewin On Thursday 7th April at St Mary’s Church. At the service his granddaughter made the following tribute:
Thank you for joining us today to celebrate the life of Ken, Dad, Grampa and Great-Grampa.
Grampa lived at Higher Manaton, South Hill, for most of his life; however, he was born in December 1920 at Stonaford Farm North Hill, attending the local primary school and Sunday school at Trevadlock. At that time, the Trewin family were tenant farmers of Stonaford, Glubhole, East Berrio, Trewartha and Tolcarne all part of the Trebartha Estate.
I moved to Trevigro in February 2014. When I say moved, I was still working as a Mechanical Engineer in Falmouth at the time and it was quite a commute! Worth it though. From the minute my wife Rachael and I arrived, we were greeted by neighbours who quickly introduced us to the community, St Sampson’s Church, brought us up to speed with what is going on, the community strengths, the community weaknesses and a rich history of community life. I knew we had come to a very special place.
Anthea Lay, one of our members, gave us a very interesting talk on her experiences as a contestant on the BBC art show. This was not Anthea’s first foray into art competitions, as she had been a regular contributor to the BBC’s Sketch Club programme in 1959. She and her family were delighted to see her efforts on their back & white TV.