March Village Lunch
With over 90 people served in the Church Hall and another 15 “Takeaways”, the return of the Village Lunch as a quarterly event has quickly become an even greater success than its monthly predecessors. With tasty, wholesome food, good company, background music and not forgetting the raffle, over £700 was raised for the village lights. The next one is for the village playgroup, on 6th June 2018.
Coffee Morning at Kerri’s
How about this for a quote – “It was so crowded in there, I didn’t get to the coffee and cakes. I just had chance to put a tenner in the pot, and then I was off”. Well done to all who supported the Coffee Morning at Kerri’s in March, supporting Tyler’s future medical equipment. Over £1400 was raised on the day.
Puss In Boots 2018
Well, what a felicitous feast of feline frolics! Well done to Bob and all the team for having us rolling in the aisles once again (at least when the killer rabbits weren’t patrolling them).
Any photos out there from Christmas Lunch, Carols in the Cafe, the Village Pantomime, Basses singing at Barry’s, New Year round the clock, Quiz Nites, Burns Night or anything else, do let us know and we’ll add them.
Village Show 2017
The 27th annual village show was held on 12th August, with magnificent entries ranging from tiny floral displays, to handicrafts, food and wine, and garden produce. The full list of winners and some fantastic photos can be seen in the October 2017 edition of Timepiece.
Village Carnival 2017
The rain held off and many enjoyed the fantastic annual village parade, with a presidential visit, an appearance by The Smurfs and much more!
Many thanks to ©Adrian Jasper for all the photographs.
Flower Festival, Music in Bloom
Many thanks to all the wonderful flower arrangers who transformed St Teath church into such a glorious sight. Can you work out the songs or music shown in the arrangements?
Village pantomime 2017 – Snow White and a number of small people!
Thanks to a wonderful cast and support from dedicated directors, stage hands, and the like, St Teath enjoyed another fantastic pantomime. Here’s to the next one!
St Teath Citizens honoured
The Rotary Club of Camelford honoured its Citizens of the Year at a celebration at Bowood Park Golf Club and this year’s deserving recipients were St Teath’s very own Lorraine and David Jasper.
At the presentation ceremony David and Lorraine were astonished to see large numbers of their friends and family who had succeeded in keeping the celebratory dinner a secret and who were all eager to congratulate the couple on such a well-deserved honour. Elaine Reynolds cited the many good causes which have benefited from the couple’s dedication and hard work over the years, particularly the Merlin Appeal which established and continues to maintain the MS Therapy Centre at Hewaswater, and for which David and Lorraine have raised many thousands of pounds. For the past 25 years Dave has been Chairman of the Village Show, and a leading light in the Drama Group, acting in and directing the annual pantomimes. Lorraine has also won prizes for her exceptional floral art and cookery. She is a longstanding member of the WI and has contributed delicious items to countless fundraising events in the village, as well as – with husband Dave – helping with the Village Lunches over many years. Lorraine is also a valued member of St Teath Church Choir.
It’s impossible to list all the many ways in which David and Lorraine have contributed to the life of our community or the many acts of kindness they have performed for friends and strangers alike. They are always ready to help anyone in need in whatever way they can. As Johnny Cowling said in his letter of appreciation, ‘Every village needs a David and Lorraine!’ So true!
Village Show August 2016
A spectacular range of talent was laid out before us all at the St Teath Village Show this year. Congratulations to the organisers and and contributors, but especially to all the knitters whose generosity with time and wool led to more than 100 tiny and beautiful premature baby hats being knitted, now donated to the special care baby unit.
There were many other entries too (sadly too many to capture as images here): collages, miniature gardens, wonderful baking, preserves and home-made wines and more.
Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!
Villagers turned out to celebrate a very special 90th birthday, enjoying much cake, laughter and plenty of treats.