2019

Christmas Tree Lighting « · »

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Port Navas Yacht Club Quiz « · »

The Yacht club held one of their fiendish quizzes on behalf of the Village Hall. There was a tie breaker at the end but the magnificent trophy was gratefully received. Mike produced  delicious curries, Nigel kept us well watered but Tom stole the show with his masterful control and challenging questions.  Margaret thanked all concerned and a very enjoyable evening resulted in a hefty donation for the Hall.

Second Soup Kitchen « · »

Pauline and Tiffa provided warming soups today at the Village Hall. Two delicious soups with bread, followed by little sweet treats and cheese and apples from Pauline’s orchard. It was a full house again on yet another wet day.

First soup kitchen « · »

The first soup kitchen of the season. Gaye and Margaret made leek and potato and tomato with orzo soups and the diners enjoyed catching up after the summer break. The next soup kitchen is on Wednesday 6th November, 12.30 onwards, £3. There is no need to book.

Summer Barbecue « · »

While the rest of the country struggled with storms and strong winds, Port Navas enjoyed a balmy evening for its traditional Summer Barbecue. The crowd was convivial; mostly local friends and neighbours with a few very welcome visitors. Good food and good company.

The 2019 Regatta « · »

A typically wonderful Port Navas Regatta: fabulous weather; a happy crowd; great competition on the water, and well-deserved prizes. Next year’s Regatta will be on August 1st at 3pm.

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Regatta Coffee Morning « · »

It was a  lovely day for the traditional Port Navas Regatta Coffee morning. Tea & coffee; loads of crummy cakes, and even a glass of prosecco.

All the money raised will go to the Regatta charities.

Summer Strum « · »

A discerning crowd chose not to watch the Cricket World Cup Final (England beat New Zealand ), the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final (Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer), or the British Formula 1 Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton won for the sixth time).

They chose instead to spend the afternoon sitting in warm sunshine, enjoying a cream tea and being entertained by the Ukulele Orchestra of Constantine. A young visitor, Tommy, accepted the invitation to join in and was soon strumming with the band.

Oyster Talk and Taste « · »

The village hall was full for a very interesting talk by Tristan Hugh-Jones who has recently taken over the Helford Oysterage. Tristan talked of his family’s long involvement in raising oysters in Ireland and Scotland and his plans to re-introduce the native oyster to the Helford. He brought samples of Pacific and native oysters for us to taste with a glass of Prosecco.

A very enjoyable evening!

Oyster Exhibition Opening « · »

The Oyster Exhibition in the Village Hall kicked off with an evening view. Don Garman, who’d organised the exhibition on behalf of Constantine Museum, gave us a potted history of oyster fishing on the Helford. John Shepperd kindly provided native oysters and Guinness to augment the usual snacks and wine.