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 IF YOU HAVE A NEWS STORY PLEASE E MAIL US ON flowcrick@aol.com

 

 

A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL IN 2019!!


 

THE WEBSITE TO FIND OUT THE LATEST TINTAGEL NEWS
FRIDAY JANUARY 18th 2019

DEATH: Ronald Doidge of Camelford

Ron's funeral wil be held in Tintagel on Wednesday Janaury 23rd 2019

More details when I get them

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DEATH: Geoff Thomas Cann. of Tintagel. Geoff died on New Years Day January 1st 2019 in Stratton Hospital.
Sorry to hear the sad news of the death of a great Tintagel character Geoof Cann. His parents and brother Ron, died many years ago
His funeral service will be held at Tintagel Methodist Church on Monday January 14th 2019 at 1.30pm followd by internment.
Donations may be given in lieu of flowers, to the benefit of Tintagel Methodist Church and the League of Friends of Stratton Hospital, by retiring collection
Or c/o
Stepehens & Harris. Funeral Directors. Tewalder. Delabole. PL33 9ET. Tel: 01840 212340
Geoff was well known througout Cornwall and the World, as the Tintagel Toy Man.
He had a unique shop called 'The Tintagel Toy Museum' (still open in 2019), full of interesting model cars, old photographs and so much more
I always got on well with Geoff and we had many interesting conversations.
i knw him when he lived with his parents in a flat over the Garage they ran in Camelford for mny years.
In fact Claude Cann, was well known for restoring old Austin Seven cars.
I purchased an Austin Seven 1934 car from Ron's father Claude Cann, for £10 in the early 1950s .

Rest in Peace Geoff...a Great Character

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TINTAGEL CASTLE BRIDGE UNDERWAY
Photo taken on November 29th 2018

The wires were put across the gap which will be used for assistance in building the bridge

Tintagel Castle; the bridge and its implications

LATEST UPDATE DECEMBER 12th 2018

General information
THE FACTS


On 1 April 2015 English Heritage split into two parts, with the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England as the governing body and English Heritage (the new part) taking charitable status. The 400 sites under the Historic Buildings umbrella are run under licence by individual management companies who bid for the licences, employ their own staff and make their own profits. These companies all run under the title English Heritage, rather as any franchise does,
The present licence for running Tintagel Castle runs out in 2023, thus the new bridge - almost a free bonus for the company running the Castle - should have a wonderful effect on the profits in its first four years.
I only make this point because there tends to be a general belief that English Heritage (note that in the split this old name was passed to the hands-on money making side of the business) remains a “cosy” and caring guardian of our historic sites and is not entirely profit driven. Unfortunately this is absolutely not the case.

The following information is what I was told when I went to the information day at the upper English Heritage shop in the early summer. I spoke at length with 3 different employees there, one of whom was Ms Georgia Butters who is the PR guru. This is what I was told in answer to my questions:

Changes to the routes to the Castle


1 There will be a one-way system in operation for visitors to the Castle. They will use the upper Mill Path to access the new bridge by crossing the small footbridge over the river as they reach the bottom of the hill where the footpath by the Wootens joins Castle Road.

Visitors using the Land Rover service will use the path up to the upper ward to access the new bridge.

2 The new bridge will operate a strict one-way policy. There will be a member of staff at each end to encourage and explain (and I guess to stop any lingering on the bridge) and visitors will be encouraged to follow the newly laid path around the island. They will not at present be stopped from stepping away from the path but the claim is that they will be damaging the archaeology, so this may follow.
(The importance of the archaeology has been known since excavations in the 1930s and 50s and indeed I was taught in the early 70s that Tintagel Castle was an important trading post and that Mediterranean water had been found there, implying a wealthy group of inhabitants.)
Maybe the path is simply to speed up the time taken to circulate the island.

3 Those with mobility problems/scooters are asked to phone before they visit the site. I guess they will be told to visit at the most unsociable times, since they will greatly hinder the access of other visitors as they will need to return over the new bridge against the flow of the incoming. The path on the island is not designed for scooters thus only the courtyard is accessible in part.
Again, they may need to use Castle Road for the scooters/wheelchairs - but the slope of the path up to the new bridge access is still very steep and may prove difficult in both directions. So much for the PR hype.
Note this “side” path will also be used by those visitors who want to use the facilities before their sightseeing.

4 All other visitors will follow the path around the island and return to the mainland down the existing flight of steps. If there are any who need to return via the new bridge on the day, they will have to ask the staff on duty at either end and may be asked to wait if the traffic is heavy. They are certainly not going to be encouraged to return that way.

The lure of King Arthur


So we will now have a new bridge with the supports driven into the cliff faces, well-renowned for their stability (!), an island covered by a path and the prospect of losing the very Castle which draws the visitors sooner than need be., not to mention the loss of the beautiful view as it stands. All for the sake of increased numbers and short term profit. Yes, the Castle itself is not of any particular archaeological interest but it is important to Tintagel and to the visitors who imagine the court of the great King Arthur in all its splendour in that very courtyard. It’s hard to believe that as many would flock to see this piece of fine pottery, fascinating though it is.

This article wasw kindly written by a local resident who attended the Parish Council meeting

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WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS?!
EMAI: flowcrick@aol.com?
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TINTAGEL VISITOR CENTRE

FOR LATEST NEWS ON THE TINTAGEL VISITOR CENTRE GO TO https://www.tintagelparishcouncil.gov.uk

Good news for Tintagel -

The Visitor Centre is back to normal and items in the shop area are on sale again.
  Some stock is being sold at discounted prices to make way for new lines next season so come along and  and have a look
The volunteers will be pleased to see

 

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Friday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/fridays-news-briefing-the-daily-digest-of-cornwalls-headlines-3/

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Crisis at Bodmin dementia ward forces patients to travel hundreds of miles in search of suitable care
By Anne North

More than half of all dementia patients on a Bodmin hospital ward cannot be discharged because there is nowhere suitable for them to go.  Because patients cannot get out, new patients – sometimes with urgent needs – cannot get in.
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/crisis-at-bodmin-dementia-ward-forces-patients-to-travel-hundreds-of-miles-in-search-of-suitable-care/
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U Nationals who want to stay, after Brexit, told to report to Cornwall’s libraries
By Graham Smith

Cornwall’s libraries are to become “Settlement Centres” for European Union citizens who wish to remain in the UK after Brexit. 
Britain is currently due to leave the EU, without an agreed deal, on 29th March.
A new Cornwall Council report offers further insights into how officials are planning for …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/eu-nationals-who-want-to-stay-after-brexit-told-to-report-to-cornwalls-libraries/
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Three years after it closed, patients in St Ives can still find a use for the Edward Hain hospital
By Anne North

A pilot programme to bring the St Ives Edward Hain hospital back into use has got underway with zero publicity or promotion.
The hospital, closed three years ago by the Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust – on alleged fire safety grounds – was supposed to have re-opened last month. 
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/three-years-after-it-closed-patients-in-st-ives-can-still-find-a-use-for-the-edward-hain-hospital/
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Thursday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/thursdays-news-briefing-the-daily-digest-of-cornwalls-headlines-3/
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Cornwall’s special schools for excluded pupils expand into Devon
By Peter Tremayne

The new Multi Academy Trust responsible for children excluded from mainstream schools has launched formally at an event in Saltash.
Lisa Mannall, the Department for Education’s Regional Schools’ Commissioner for the South West, formally launched Cornwall’s Wave MAT at a special celebration at the China Fleet Country Club this …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/cornwalls-special-schools-for-excluded-pupils-expand-into-devon/
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Four of Cornwall’s Tory MPs contributed to the government’s historic 230-vote Brexit defeat
By Graham Smith

Four of Cornwall’s six MPs voted against their own government last night, contributing to its historic 230-vote defeat over its proposed Brexit deal.
The four rebel MPs were Derek Thomas (St Ives), Steve Double (St Austell & Newquay), Scott Mann (North Cornwall) and Sheryll Murray (South East Cornwall.)
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/four-of-cornwalls-tory-mps-contributed-to-the-governments-historic-230-vote-brexit-defeat/
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Health chiefs offer talks about the future of Stratton’s Minor Injury Unit
By Julia Penhaligon

Health chiefs plan to meet community leaders in Bude tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss the future of the Stratton Minor Injury Unit, which has been closed overnight since last month as a “temporary” measure due to staffing difficulties.  There are fears locally that the Cornwall Primary Foundation Trust is …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/health-chiefs-offer-talks-about-the-future-of-strattons-minor-injury-unit/
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Tuesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

You may view the latest post at https://cornwallrep Theresa May: Cornwall’s part in her downfall
By Anne North

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Theresa May: Cornwall’s part in her downfall
At least of half of Cornwall’s MPs are today (Tuesday) expected to contribute to an historic moment in Parliament if, as expected, they help defeat their own government’s negotiated plans to leave the European Union.
South East Cornwall’s Sheryll Murray, North Cornwall’s Scott Mann and St Austell & Newquay’s …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/theresa-may-cornwalls-part-in-her-downfall/

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orts.co.uk/tuesdays-news-briefing-the-daily-digest-of-cornwalls-headlines-3/

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Monday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/mondays-news-briefing-the-daily-digest-of-cornwalls-headlines-3/
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End of the road for Tywardreath village shop, as locals ask for their money back
By Graham Smith

The village stores at Tywardreath, near Par, has closed – less than two years after it was “rescued” by two people who raised £470,000 from local people who promised to keep it open.
The long-term future of the shop is now uncertain.  A sign in the window says the …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/end-of-the-road-for-tywardreath-village-shop-as-locals-ask-for-their-money-back/
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 Missing In Action: what they find when they take the register of councillors at County Hall
By Graham Smith

Only 28% of Cornwall councillors attended all of the meetings at which they had been expected over the past six months, according to official figures.
County Hall’s register of attendance shows that only 35 out of the 123 members of Cornwall council turned up 100% of the time.
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/missing-in-action-what-they-find-when-they-take-the-register-of-councillors-at-county-hall/
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Friday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/fridays-news-briefing-the-daily-digest-of-cornwalls-headlines-2/

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 Cornwall Council is running out of time, and ideas, for how it might pay for “Champagne-gate 2” as potential sponsors go cool on the idea

 
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:24

By Graham Smith
Cornwall Council officials hoping to return to Cannes for another champagne-drenched property conference may have to think up another way to get there, after the Great South West Partnership confirmed it had little interest in funding the trip.
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/cornwall-council-is-running-out-of-time-and-ideas-for-how-it-might-pay-for-champagne-gate-2-as-potential-sponsors-go-cool-on-
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Flybe’s takeover means flights to London will continue – but introduces new uncertainty about which London airport
By Peter Tremayne
Flybe, the regional airline which currently ferries passengers between Newquay and London, has been taken over by a new consortium called Connect Airways –which will operate under Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic brand.
Cornwall’s air passengers are now wondering what the future holds.
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/flybes-takeover-means-flights-to-london-will-continue-but-introduces-new-uncertainty-about-which-london-airport/
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Thursday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/thursdays-news-briefing-the-daily-digest-of-cornwalls-headlines-2/
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 Planners vote 13-2 to approve housing estate on the site of Wadebridge Town football club
By Graham Smith

Planners have finally given the go ahead for a housing estate on the site of Wadebridge Town football club.
The 13-2 vote means the club will relocate to fields behind Wadebridge school.  This morning’s decision is subject to legal agreements and a deal with a neighbouring landowner.
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/planners-vote-13-2-to-approve-housing-estate-on-the-site-of-wadebridge-town-football-club/
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Cornwall’s MPs all voted against the “no deal Brexit” amendment last night
By Graham Smith

All six of Cornwall’s MPs were on the losing side of last night’s Brexit vote in the House of Commons.
The six Conservatives all voted against an amendment to the Finance Bill which requires ministers to seek Parliamentary approval before embarking on a “no deal” Brexit. …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/cornwalls-mps-all-voted-against-the-no-deal-brexit-amendment-last-night/
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New questions about top-flight rugby help explain Whitehall’s caution over Truro stadium plan
By Peter Tremayne
Talks between some of England’s leading rugby clubs, keen to set up their own exclusive “super league” competition, have shed new light on the government’s continuing delays to a decision about building a sports stadium at Truro.

The driving force behind the £14 million stadium proposal is the Cornish …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/new-questions-about-top-flight-rugby-help-explain-whitehalls-caution-over-truro-stadium-plan/
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Wednesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/wednesdays-news-briefing-the-daily-digest-of-cornwalls-headlines-2/
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Tuesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/tuesdays-news-briefing-the-daily-digest-of-cornwalls-headlines-2/
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Creditors give South Crofty more time to find the cash it needs – but deadlines are looming
By Rashleigh MacFarlane

The company behind plans to re-open South Crofty tin mine has won more time to meet the demands of its creditors.
Strongbow Exploration, which secured a potential £1 million investment from Cornwall’s taxpayers last month, had been due to meet a Stock Exchange deadline for share purchase agreements last …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/creditors-give-south-crofty-more-time-to-find-the-cash-it-needs-but-deadlines-are-looming/
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New questions about top-flight rugby help explain Whitehall’s caution over Truro stadium plan
By Peter Tremayne
Talks between some of England’s leading rugby clubs, keen to set up their own exclusive “super league” competition, have shed new light on the government’s continuing delays to a decision about building a sports stadium at Truro
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/new-questions-about-top-flight-rugby-help-explain-whitehalls-caution-over-truro-stadium-plan/
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 Monday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/mondays-news-briefing-the-daily-digest-of-cornwalls-headlines-2/
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 If you have any News/Photos/Stories/Diary Dates or Family Anouncements
I will be pleased to put the information on your local website www.tintagelweb.co.uk
I look forward to your co-operation
This is a free of charge service by your local website
www.tintagelweb.co.uk or www.tintagelweb.com

Many thanks.
David Flower EMail:flowcrick@aol.com or 01840 770775

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REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11th 2018


   

 

     

   


 

TREASURED MEMORIES

From early 2,000 to 2017 I was the local press photographer for the Camelford and Delabole Post
and the North Cornwall Advertiser. Regretably in June 2017 these two papers advised me that they would no longer print any of my photographs unless I signed a contract.
I am, and have always been, a Freeelance Photographer ánd I would not sign the contract.

I have decided to offer those whose photos I have taken over these 20 odd years, a chance to buy a photo.
I have stored all the photos I have ever taken since I started working for the press.
All I need is your name, phone number or Email with details of the event and where held.
I will do my upmost to find that special photograph!

If you would like a copy please contact David Flower: on 01840 770775 or EMail me on flowcrick@aol.com

i still work for the Sunday Independent, Cornish Guardian, Cornish Times, St Austell Voice and Newquay Voice plus the Western Mornig News!. Hardly retired!!

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LATEST NEWS

The photographs have still not been sent to me so tjob has still to be completed

(EXCLUSIVE)TINTAGEL CARNIVAL 2018 PHOTOS SOON ON TINTAGEL WEB ONLY(EXCLUSIVE)

THE NEW WONDERFUL BRIDGE BUILDING AT THE CASTLE STARTS IN OCTOBER
English Heritage continues with their incredible work to change the Castle area to a new Theme Park for Tintagel
and make more money for themselves.
This is the organisation who closed OUR King Arthur's Castle to people for many years during the week.
I wonder when the Swings and Roundabouts go on the site?!
Apparently work starts on this wonderful bridge in October 2018. They intend to open it in 2019

David Flower

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THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED DAILY WITH THE LATEST LOCAL NEWS

PLEASE GET INVOLVED AND LET ME HAVE ANY NES STORIES THAT YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO COVER

THERE WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHS ON THIS PAGE AS WELL

IF YOU HAVE A PHOTOGRAPH YOU WOULD LIKE ON THIS PAGE, PLEASE EMaiL flowcrIck@aol.com

IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE A COPYRIGHT PHOTO PLEASE CONTACT DAVID FLOWER ON 01840 770775 0R EMAIL:flowcrick@aol.com

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David Flower, is a FREELANCE Photographer
with
Sunday Independent, Cornish Times, Newquay Voice, St Austell Voice and Cornish Guardian

Please Contact David Flower: Phone 01840 7707745 or EMail flowcrick@aol.com
with your photos and stories

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BLAST FROM THE PAST

TINTAGEL HAWKER HUNTER PLANE CRASH JULY 6th 1979

Look at the pages on the website for more photographs

CLICK HERE


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Old School Rooms Wall Paintings October 3rd 2014

Now Painted Over


 

TINTAGEL CRICKET PHOTOGRAPH 2010


Tintagel Cricket Club 1st XI Division 3 East 2010
Photo taken on Saturday July 31st 2010 at Tintagel before the league game against Tideford
Tintagel Cricket Club 1st XI Division 3 East 2010
Keith Lovegrove (Fixture Secretary), Alex Gibbons, Jordan Burnard, Sam Abbott, Jason Seldon, Chris Lovegrove, Steve Jose (Chairman) and Paul Haynes (Committee)
Front Row: Aaron Washer, Matthew Joliffe, Bob Wilson (Captain), Simon Harrison and Keith Thompson
Missing from Photoshoot: Richard Harland, Alex Higgs and Andrew O'Kelly

 

THAT 'WONDERFUL?' BRIDGE AT TINTAGEL

OLD ORIGINAL NAME 'KING ARTHUR'S CASTLE' NOT TINTAGEL CASTLE

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PROPOSED MODERN BRIDGE?
This Will Be a Forum For Your Personal Views

My view is that I think it is the continued destruction of our lovely village,
hoping to get more money for English Heritage (David Flower)

WHAT ABOUT TINTAGEL'S HERITAGE??


An EMail from Jenny Eldridge
I m horrified at the plans for a new bridge at this ancient site.
English Heritage seem determined to turn Tintagel Island into a theme park with no concern for its true history or the damage the construction will have on the geology.
The increased footfall will erode the heritage even more.

The Duchy who own the land have not given consent and made no representation at the council meetings.

English Heritage have to become self sustainable by 2021 thus they need to increase visitor numbers to generate even more revenue, this is their only concern.

We should be writing to the Duchy to intervene and also Sajid Javid - Secretary of State to protest. 

Should we not be banding together as a group to make our voices heard?

Jenny Eldridge

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Further EMail From Jenny on November 11th 2017

I have written  to Prince Charles and will write to Sec of State but I fear that they will be ignored!
Having had dealings with English Heritage on a personal basis  ( renovation of an old house which they claim an ancient monument -
but seem happier to let it fall to ruin than let a sympathetic owner do slight reconstruction!) they seem to have ultimate power to override any objections on anything. 

Keep up the good work.
Jenny 

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THE REVAMPED SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

 

The wonderful new look Sunday Independent now has not only the finest Sports coverage in the Westcountry but probably the best in the country!
The Sports pages are 72 pages with nearly every type of sport covered but now has expanded the news pages as well!!
Apart from this you can regularly see my photographs in the Sunday Independent on the Sports pages.
i have regularly taken Team pictures of sport mainly Cornish Football and Cricket Teams since 2004 and still continue in 2017!!
i also have a column in the paper with a Referee Profile in the winter and Cricket Officials in the summer 

FOR ME THIS IS THE PAPER OF THE WEEK!!
BUY A COPY ON SUNDAY FOR £1.20 AND SEE FOR YOURSELF!!
David Flower
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As I no longer work for the Camelford & Delabole Post or North Cornwall Advertiser
I would like any stories or events you get please so as I can cover them if possible and put them on the News and Diary Dates sections of my web site www.tintagelweb.co.uk
It is intended to improve the Local News page but it is up to villagers to help me please!

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TINTAGEL INDOOR BOWLING

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN THE BOWLING CLUB ATINTAGEL SOCIAL HALL?
There are practice sessions onTuesday Evenings 7.30 pm till 10pm
or/and Wednesday and Friday mornings 10am till 12noon
Free Tuition Every Week
Phone Bob Flower on 01840 770857
or
Just turn up to the Social Hall. You will be made very welcome

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Tintagel Carnival Photos from 2003 to 2017 in Slideshows!!

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SADLY ENGLISH HERITAGE WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO CARE FOR THE PAST DON'T APPEAR TO NOW!!
THE NEW THEME PARK WILL POSSIBLY BE OPEN IN 2019

PROPOSED NEW BRIDGE AT TINTAGEL CASTLE

English Heritage has selected the bridge that will be built subject to planning permisions (Planning Permission Granted inOctober 2017)
The site is being 'upgraded' and a Carving of Merlin's face has been engraved in the cliff close to Merlin's Cave

Let me know your views please at flowcrick@aol.com


Email from an old School friend and former resident of Tintagel

Dear David,  From Robert Putt born Tintagel 1943 Castle View Rd,

I feel I must contact you as I know that you are someone of around my age group, I am extremely dismayed to hear of future plans to modify Tintagel & spoil the wonderful view over the Castle & Beach area. What an eyesore a modern bridge will be to look at for people wanting to visit an ancient monument like this. I cannot start to  understand how English Heritage could even contemplate such a move !! but see that awful building that was allowed to be built on Salisbury Plain @ Stonehenge visitor centre, if you have not seen it,  it is a most hideous place built of Stainless Steel Tubing about 60' high & made up of glass, at one time it was made underground @ the entrance to the site & out of sight. Now they want to spoil beautiful Old Tintagel in the same way. The next will be to put a roof over the whole of the ruins to protect visitors against the tempest of the Atlantic winds & rain. I spent my first 20 some odd years roaming all over this area with it also overlooked from our property. I do not know what most of Tintagel's older original born residents feel about it but understand some of them probably moved into village over the later years & some being the people who changed the village for profit over the last 30 -40 yrs, feel it is a wonderful idea but when the West gales are at there strongest I think anyone crossing at those times would be mad with a death wish. I presume it is a done thing & permission will be given for planning consent. If this should go ahead how on earth will it be secured into the land on each side as both you & I know that most of the cliff area is made up of very soft rock ( reason for causeway ) as can be seen looking out over the back side of the keep from the stile on pathway from the Church. Cabling will have to be fixed so deeply into the land on each side to tie the bridge to the original ground within the ruins it will have to have such massive destruction carried out. What is Tintagel Paris Councils real true thought about it as I feel it will kill peoples interest. When in place it will be permanent like all the wind turbines & solar farms now sited throughout all the high points in Cornwall & why when there is so much water, Huge rivers like at Trago flowing 24/365 capable of driving water turbines many times over along that stretch alone.  I am glad that I no longer am able to get the view now with only pictures & memories when visiting my Heritage each year, I feel so sad to walk down the High Street looking at so many places that gave me my memories, but not now. So many memories David of you / your Family, School days & Characters who Walked / Worked / Played /& made the Village Life, who must be turning in there graves if they can see it now. 

Sincerely Robert Putt.  robertputt@outlook.com   now residing @ St Austell.  

Another Local View

Dear David


Having read Robert Putt's comments on the proposed bridge for Tintagel Castle, we entirely agree with his comments and also consider the whole concept completely bonkers.

Those of us living in Tintagel all know how windy it gets up there even on a fairly mild day and so this eyesore would be shut a considerable amount of time as it would be so dangerous.

One of the charms of the castle is the effort we all have to make to get there and back - look at the comments on Trip Advisor - visitors love the fact they did it and how wonderful it all is, the atmosphere etc.  Yes, there are those who moan about being no safety barriers on the island to stop their children from diving into the sea, but they are all warned of the dangers before they go on the island. 

The island as it is and has been for many centuries is a one-off - awesome - please can the residents of Tintagel stand up and object to this ridiculous idea.

Kind regards

Robin & Margaret Beckett

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Hi David,

I am looking forward to the decision on the design of the proposed bridge to link Castle Island.

Hopefully it will be a single span which will look very graceful.

The idea is brilliant and will enable many more people to see the amazing views from the Island and learn more of its history.

It could also encourage more people to access the path to the Church and beyond-enjoying a circular walk of great landscape beauty.

My Grandfather and Father used to have the grazing rights for their sheep on the Island in the 1920s when there was only a path leading up to the top.

I wish English Heritage in its new form much success with this project. Let's have the Island open all year again.

Regards,

Harry Sandercock.


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One pensioner was charged £81 for just ONE query and another had a three month bill for £454!. 
BT has been fined £25,000 and has to refund those people who used the service and were astounded by the charges BT made.

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Come along and not only be part of the Church Bellringer team but also come and enjoy yourselves with a new hobby

Bellringers at St Materiana's Church, Tintagel, now practice every MONDAYevening at 8pm.
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 CAN YOU HELP? Ricky Lee +

Caroline Boxall, is one of Frederick Boxall's daughters , the other daughter is called Melanie.
Fred was better known by his stage name Ricky Lee, and sadly died aged just 33 years old, 
at his home Number 33 The Butts, Tintagel on the 20th September 1983.
She has no photographs or a recording of him singing
and would desperately like to be in touch with someone who can help in her search.
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