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TINTAGEL NEWS

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

 

 

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15th 2019

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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
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TINTAGEL CARNIVAL COMMITTEE.

Application for a donation from Tintagel Carnival Ltd.

Tintagel Carnival Ltd wish to make donations to local (Tintagel Parish) groups, organisations, charities and/or people.

If you are interested please apply in writing, detailing the reason for your application and use of funds, by Thursday 28th February 2019 to.

Mr Phil Aston,
3, Laura Close,
Tintagel. PL34 0EB
Tel:  0755 1657513
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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

 

Latest from Cornwall Reports

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There are lots of good reasons for subscribing to Cornwall Reports.  It costs less than 9 pence per day.
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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-7/

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 Sheryll Murray was the only one of Cornwall’s MPs who did not support the Prime Minister over Brexit last night
By Graham Smith

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray was the only one of Cornwall’s MPs not to support Theresa May over Brexit last night (Thursday) when the government was defeated by 303 votes to 259.
Mrs Murray did not vote at all, joining a group of 67 Conservative MPs whose abstentions …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/sheryll-murray-was-the-only-one-of-cornwalls-mps-who-did-not-support-the-prime-minister-over-brexit-last-night/

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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-cornwall

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Cornwall on course to stay a low-tax council, while continuing to cut services
By Richard Whitehouse and Anne North

Cornwall Council should increase council tax at the highest rate allowed or it will undermine its campaign for fairer funding, according to some councillors.
The council’s cabinet yesterday (Wednesday) agreed to recommend to full council that the authority’s share of council tax bills should increase by …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/cornwall-on-course-to-stay-a-low-tax-council-while-continuing-to-cut-services/

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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-6/
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 Health chiefs prepare for tough questions about the future of Stratton hospital
By Julia Penhaligon

Cornwall’s health chiefs can expect some tough questioning at an extraordinary meeting of the Bude Community Network Panel tomorrow (Thursday.)
Residents are furious about the overnight closure, in December, of their local Minor Injuries Unit.  A promise to re-open the unit 24-hours “in February” has not so far been …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/health-chiefs-prepare-for-tough-questions-about-the-future-of-stratton-hospital/
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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-7/


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 MP expresses concern at BBC’s promotion of Cornish benefits advocate
By Anne North

St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has criticised the BBC for promoting a benefits advocate who charges clients for advice.
The work of Truro-based Tony Leamon, known as Tony Lea, who runs Benefits Resolutions Community Interest Company, having previously been involved with a charity called Bufferzone which was …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/mp-expresses-concern-at-bbcs-promotion-of-cornish-benefits-advocate/

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 EXCLUSIVE: No Cannes do – Cornwall Council chiefs abandon their plans for “Champagne-gate 2”
By Graham Smith

Cornwall Council will not be represented at a lavish property conference in the south of France next month, having attended for the first time last year.
Last year’s adventure in Cannes, which saw six delegates enjoy a week’s accommodation which cost nearly £24,000, provoked an outcry.  The MIPIM conference, …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/exclusive-no-cannes-do-cornwall-council-chiefs-abandon-their-plans-for-champagne-gate-2/

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Cornwall Reports business model is worthy of taxpayer support, says review of local journalism
By Rashleigh MacFarlane

Subscribers to Cornwall Reports will be able to claim tax-breaks, if the government implements the recommendations of a wide-ranging review of local journalism.
The 157-page report of Dame Frances Cairncross calls for the creation of a new Institute for Public Interest News and says “the government should introduce new …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/cornwall-reports-business-model-is-worthy-of-taxpayer-support-says-review-of-local-journalism/

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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-7/
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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-6/

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Inside Kennally Care:
Details start to emerge of how charities and companies are now taking over Cornwall’s health service – with orders to cut spending
Historians will eventually decide if this was a revolution or a coup.  It was certainly not announced. 
But 23rd January is a date which deserves to be recognised as the moment the National Health Service in Cornwall was yanked into a brave new world of “place-based care” which at its …
You may view the latest post a
https://cornwallreports.co.uk/inside-kennally-care-details-start-to-emerge-of-how-charities-and-companies-are-now-taking-over-cornwalls-health-service-with-orders-to-cut-spending/

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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-6/

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Falmouth Packet owners reject Wall Street takeover bid – for now
By Anne North

The company which owns the Falmouth Packet newspaper has rejected a $1.36 hostile takeover bid.
Gannett’s board of directors said it had rejected an attempt by Digital First Media, now branded as MNG Enterprises, questioning the would-be buyer’s motives and accusing it of trying to conceal the company’s “inability …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/falmouth-packet-owners-reject-wall-street-takeover-bid-for-now/
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 European Union puts £1.8 million into new helicopter link to Isles of Scilly
By Rashleigh MacFarlane

With only 50 days to go before Britain leaves the European Union, Brussels has confirmed funding worth £1.8 million for the proposed Penzance Heliport.

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has previously supported other Isles of Scilly infrastructure projects including airport redevelopment at Land’s End and St Mary’s and …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/european-union-puts-1-8-million-into-new-helicopter-link-to-isles-of-scilly/

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The retail park money trick which is costing Cornwall’s council taxpayers
By Peter Tremayne

A controversial insolvency law has cost Cornwall’s council taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds.
The DIY chain Homebase has dodged more than £264,000 in Cornwall Council business rates even though its stores in Cornwall remain open and are still trading.  The firm formerly known as Staples, which now trades …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/the-retail-park-money-trick-which-is-costing-cornwalls-council-taxpaye

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-5/

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Get ready for a No Deal Brexit, Whitehall warns fishing industry
By Peter Tremayne

The government has published last-minute advice for fishermen to prepare for a “No Deal” Brexit – with massive implications for the way Cornwall’s £50 million-per-year industry catches, lands and sells its produce.
The Defra guidance note tells fishermen they will have exclusive access to waters within 12 miles, but …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/get-ready-for-a-no-deal-brexit-whitehall-warns-fishing-industry/

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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-6/

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Signs of tension at County Hall, as the Liberal Democrat-Independent coalition comes under strain
By Anne North

The position of chairman of Cornwall Council looks set to become a make-or-break issue for County Hall’s Liberal Democrat-Independent coalition, which was already coming under strain as councillor Julian German prepares to take over from Adam Paynter as council leader.
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/signs-of-tension-at-county-hall-as-the-liberal-democrat-independent-coalition-comes-under-strain/
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 Labour and Green Parties seeking to offer alternative visions for Cornwall
By Julia Penhaligon

There are signs of an upsurge in activism among Cornwall’s more radical Left-of-centre political parties, with both the Green Party and the Labour Party holding county-wide conferences next month – coincidentally on the same day.
Saturday 23rd March is due to seen the Greens gather at County Hall, Truro, …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/labour-and-green-parties-seeking-to-offer-alternative-visions-for-cornwall/

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.EXCLUSIVE: Official figures reveal sharp drop in number of students applying to Falmouth University
By Peter Tremayne

The number of students applying to Falmouth University has fallen dramatically.  Figures just published by UCAS show that the total number of applications for the 2018 cycle were 5,980 – down 7% on the previous year.  This compares with a national fall in the overall number of university …

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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-6/

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Land north of the Wadebridge by-pass to be declared “off limits” to developers
By Rashleigh MacFarlane

The long-running saga of the Wadebridge Neighbourhood Plan has taken a new twist with a declaration by local councillors that all land north of the town’s by-pass is now “off-limits” to developers.
The announcement follows last week’s refusal of planning permission for a large housing estate, a school and …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/land-north-of-the-wadebridge-by-pass-to-be-declared-off-limits-to-developers/
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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
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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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THE NEW WONDERFUL BRIDGE BUILDING AT THE CASTLE STARTED 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 started on this wonderful bridge in October 2018. They intend to open it in 2019

David Flower

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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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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

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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
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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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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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The latest scandal by BT with their charges they make for using their 118500 Directory Service has been publicised in the newspapers. 
If you use their Directory service you pay an initial £59 and then £2.39 per minute till you have your answer. 
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.

As you must have a computer to read of this con, you can find out ANY BT number here on www.tintagelweb.co.uk!. 
There is much more information on my page 'Links and Websites' on Tintagelweb and this is the LINK


Ä The Tintagel St Materiana Church Bellringers, need more people to join them and full training will be given.

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.
If you you are
interested please contact David Kenner on 01840 770741

 

 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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  DIARY DATES for the Tintagel Quiz nights are listed on our  Diary Dates page
If you have any Diary Dates these are FREE on Tintagelweb. 
Please contact the Webmaster on 01840 770775 or EMail on flowcrick@aol.com
 

Have a look at Bude Council's TEN cameras!  HERE

Have a look at Boscastle's THREE cameras HERE

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