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TINTAGEL NEWS

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

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22nd 2017

DEATH: David M Stacey: Tintgelweb is sad to annunce the death of David a couple of days ago.
He was a very well known and respected photographer in Delabole and worked for the local newspapers.
David had a grocery shop in Delabole for a long time and also had a van round to variousvillages.
When he finished as a newspaper photographer many years ago he retired to Bodmin with his wife.

More Details Late
Rest in Peace David

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DEATH: Sonia Williams of St Teath. Sonia was a lovely lady and it was a pleasure always to see her
along with her husband Michael Williams, the author.
I first met her at Bossiney House Hotel many years ago and have remained friends with Sonia and Michael ever since.
More Details when I get them

Rest In Peace Sonia.
I have been very fortunate to call you a friend

David Flower
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DEATH: Doctor John Richardson. John died suddenly on Tuesday November 7th 2017at the age of 77.
He grew up in Exeter and started his training at Westminster HospitaI in London.
During his long career, at one time he became a Flying Doctor in an Australian Outback for a few years.
John and his wife came back to the Westcountry in 1989 and joined the Camelford Doctors Practice where he worked until his retirement 15 years later.
He leaves his wife Rosie, three sons, Tom, Doug and Peter and his grandchildren. He loved to have his grandchildren around during his retirement.
I not only called him my doctor but also my friend. To many of John's patients he was known as 'Doctor John'
A Short Memorial Service will be held today Saturday November 18th at St Materiana's Church, Tintagel at 2.00pm
Rest in Peace John.
A Wonderful, Caring Doctor

David Flower

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THAT 'WONDERFUL?' PROPOSED 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

 

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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NO CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FOR TINTAGEL THIS YEAR?
After thirteen years the Tintagel Christmas Lights Committee have been unable to obtain an electrician
to wire up this year Christmas Lights.
The lights were due to be switched  on Saturday December 2nd 2017.

Elaine Flew, who has been in charge of the Lighting Committee since the start, this year, with just one other volunteer,
has been struggling to get the usual electricians from the local area to wire up the lights.
She has also tried other electricians so if there is an electrician who reads this please give Elaine a ring on 01840 770345.
It is not a free job so you will be paid, if you manage to save the Tintagel Christmas Lights!!
 
Well done Elaine and your committee for lighting up Tintagel for so many years!!


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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WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AT THE VISITOR CENTRE?
Tintagel Visitor Centre is manned almost entirely by volunteers from the Parish Council and local people.
The volunteers work for the satisfaction of building our community, assisting the thousands of tourists that visit Tintagel
and the surrounding area and helping our beautiful village to thrive.
We are in need of a few more volunteers particularly during the afternoons and during periods of sickness and holidays.
If you’d like to be involved, whether you can offer just 1 or 2 hours a week or a morning or afternoon shift, we would welcome you to join our team.
And although it’s a worthy activity, it is great fun too!
If you are interested please pop into the Visitor Centre for a chat.
You can now also apply to be a Volunteer at the Visitor Centre via the Tintagel Parish Website www.tintagelparishcouncil.gov.uk

 

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 01840770857
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!!

On our newly designed pages please have a look at the Slide show photos HERE

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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 2018/19!

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 recently a Carving of Merlin's face has been engraved (and damaged) 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.


John Stratton Group Oil Orders

If you would like to join the group ring John Stratton on 01840 770500

Dates for the year 2017 for oil orders  are as follows        

Winter is coming so why not fill your oil tank with the Tintagel Oil Group .
The next order will be placed on 24th November 2017 .
If you wish to place an order contact John on 01840 770500 before this date. 
When phoning leave your name address phone number & amount of oil required if leaving a message.
Don't miss out on a good deal.

 

       John Stratton

 

 

 

 

Ä FREE PHONE DIRECTORY LINKS !!

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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David Flower, is a freelance photographer with the
Sunday Independent
and Cornish Guardian,
Cornish Times,
Newquay Voice and St Austell Voice
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