2011

Port Navas Methodist Chapel « · »

On Christmas morning a cheerful congregation of about thirty people were saddened to hear that the 2011 Christmas service would most likely be the last one celebrated in Port Navas Methodist Chapel. The regular congregation has slowly dwindled in numbers and the building is becoming more and more difficult to maintain.

Despite the sad announcement the service proceeded with much good humour and enthusiastic singing. In the congregation were local residents accompanied by family visitors spanning the generations. We were reminded that 2011 was the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible and listened to the familiar reading from St Luke in which the Birth of Christ is told.

Our little Chapel celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1994, and at that time it was reported that it “is crowded on the various annual festivals”. Unfortunately this is no longer the case and its future is now uncertain.

Christmas Coffee Morning 2011 « · »

The coffee morning at the Village Hall was a most enjoyable event on Saturday 26th November with village residents, young and old, and visitors from further afield, meeting up to enjoy hot mince pies, coffee and a bountiful raffle. Helpers from the committee decorated the hall with Christmas greenery and outside the Christmas tree was resplendent.

More Regatta Photos « · »

Another Great Port Navas Regatta « · »

A late tide meant an early evening Regatta at Port Navas on July 30th. The Children’s Fancy Dress Competition made a triumphant return to the Regatta programme, the rowing and swimming events were fiercely contested as usual and the crowd in the field picnicked and played.

Our usual photographer was inactive so we urgently need photos from the afternoon. If you have any, please email them to webmaster@portnavas.com.

Thanks for some great pictures Margaret Scott and Alan Waddington.

Midsummer Barbecue 2011 « · »

Saturday May 7th: Grand Plant Sale « · »

Lots of plants, lots of people and a lovely day. Organiser, Gillian Turnbull, with help from neighbours, particularly Darola Steel and Bernice & Roger Wickens, had rounded up a wonderful collection of plants. John Green came down from Calamansac by tractor with specimen roses and more. Sales were brisk and over £300 was raised for the village Hall. Darola guessed the number of peas in the jar at 690, very close to the actual total: 711.

Under New Management « · »

 

On April 1st Peter and Margaret Goad handed over the keys to the Port Navas Yacht Club to Jonathan and Janet Fine. Peter and Margaret were given a grand send off that same evening.

Jonathan has been working alongside Peter at various PNYC events during the past year in order to ensure a smooth changeover.