Lighting the Christmas tree « · »

A good crowd of young and old came to see the Christmas tree lights being switched on. After the count down David’s twinkly lights were switched on by Peggy. Mulled wine, hot pasties and mince pies were served and then the Constantine silver band struck up to accompany the carols.

Not a drop of rain fell and the super moon was nearing its zenith, the perfect start for the Christmas season.

Thanks to Margaret and Peter Scott for the photos.

Pope’s Garden « · »

Pope’s Garden is ready for the winter.  The Garden Squad have done a tremendous job in the community garden. The gunnera are tucked up and rampant undergrowth has been cut back and the ground cleared of ivy and planted with spring bulbs. The paths are all weeded and laid with new wood chippings.

Many thanks to the Squad, led by Cate and Pauline, and the free wood chippings from Mary.

Sleeping with wild elephants « · »

Dilys being thanked by Richard for her wonderfully illustrated talk on her recent camping trip to Botswana, “Sleeping with wild elephants” . This was the first in our programme of lectures for autumn and winter in the Village Hall.

Bernice Wickins « · »

Bernice Wickens

Port Navas is mourning the loss of one its most committed community members. Bernice Wickens died in St Julia’s Hospice on the evening of Friday September 8th.

Bernice was involved in all aspects of village life – from the maintenance of Pope’s Garden to the management of the Village Hall. She and her husband Roger could always be counted on to help, whatever the cause. She will be much missed and our thoughts are with Roger.

A cremation service will be held in the larger chapel at Penmount Crematorium, Truro at 11 am on Thursday 21st September

No flowers please. There will be a retiring collection for St Julia’s Hospice. Please be generous – the Hospice made such a huge difference to Bernice’s final days and weeks. Afterwards Roger would like to extend a very warm welcome to everyone to a cream tea and sandwiches in Port Navas Village Hall.

Summer BBQ – August 19th « · »

Many thanks to you all for making the barbecue so successful again. Great food, good atmosphere and some new faces. Tiffa, please pass on thanks to Jinny who helped so much.

I have just over £300 profit for the food takings. Richard will sort out the bar takings very soon. So, financially successful as well.

Best Wishes, Margaret

Photos by Jeff Meadows and Jinny Leybourne

Regatta Report and Results « · »

The sun shone on Port Navas this year, bringing in a record attendance for its annual Regatta.  There was much fun and laughter from the watchers on the quay as the intrepid ventured to do battle on the water.  “This was a really successful event, “ said Richard Tiptaft the Chair of the Regatta Committee, “made possible by the hard work and dedication of the local community.”  Richard also paid tribute to his wife, Gaye, for all her hard work.  “I couldn’t do this without her,” said Richard, “she has done so much to make it be so brilliant.” The Regatta has raised a great deal of money for charities such as Air Ambulance, the local Hospice movement and RNLI amongst others over the years.  ‘We hope to do even better this year,’ said Jonathan Fine, the regatta treasurer, “not all the money has been accounted for and not all the bills paid but it is looking very good so far.”

As well as water events, there were plenty of activities along the shore line with family games and stalls.  The children’s fancy dress theme ‘Super Heroes” had such a high standard that everyone won a prize!  The food tent, run by Cate Jones, was especially successful crammed with home made delicacies as well as a hugely popular BBQ with lamb supplied, as it is each year, by Budock Vean Hotel.

Pauline and Don Garman were awarded the Ron Badger Special Award for their huge contribution to making the Regatta such a success.

Winners Results

Veteran’s Rowing – Man: Phil Badger (Howard Rendle Cup); – Woman: Shane Flutter (Helen Colam Trophy); First person in over 70 Pauline Garman

Pair Paddles u 17 – Girls: Jessica Chamberlain (Serena Lucas Salver); Boys: Oliver Chamberlain (Walter Warren Salver)

Blindfold Rowing – Oliver & Jessica Chamberlain

Pair Paddles u 13 –  First Overall – Finn Ellemann (Sydney Hodges Cup). Girls: Sophia Walker; Boys: Finn Elleman; First 10 & under William Swann (HRCST Tankard)

Mother & Her Child Rowing – Antonia & Finn Elleman (Den Colam Cup)

Father & His Child Rowing – Sam & Daisy Heard (Van Marriott Trophy)

Pair Paddles Ladies – Gill Pascoe (Eileen Fisher Cup)

Pair Paddles Men – Oliver Chamberlain (Colam Eclipse Cup)

Swimming 12 & Under – Girls: Anya Hocking (D’Alton Cup) – Boys: Benjamin Vine (Peter Agnew Cup)

Swimming 16 & Under – Girls: Millie Vine (Dorris Wooldridge) – Boys: Finn Dungeval (Don Wooldridge Cup)

Swimming Men – Finn Dungerval (Budock Vean Cup)

Swimming Women – Anya Hocking (Vinnicome Cup)

Row & Run 13 & under – Finn Elleman & Angus Williams

Kayak Race over 15 – Isaac Hutchinson (Trengilly Wartha Cup)

Kayak Race under 15 – Harry Edmundson (Trengilly Wartha Trophy)

Fun Race –  Dunn Family (Fisher Cup)

Row & Run Adults – Daniel Williams & Tom Ellemann (St Euny Cup)

Visitors’ Rowing – Rosie Luscombe (Peters Cup)

Pairs Rowing (Lady & Gent) – Phil Badger & Gill Pascoe (Tiny Warren Cup)

Best overall Anarth Rower – Jowan Hoskings (Anarth Cup)

Greatest Number of Points – Women:  Gill Pascoe (Ron Badger Cup); Men: Finn Ellemann (President’s Cup)

Village Hall benches « · »

Tim Rendle has kindly restored the Village Hall benches which are dedicated to the Rendle family and Peter Prall.

Port Navas Regatta – August 5th « · »



Regatta Coffee Morning « · »

Jeff’s Photos

Cate’s Photos

Margaret’s Photos

Quay Noticeboard « · »