Thursday, 27 December 2012

Lost - Ipod

A young lad has lost his brand new Ipod. He thinks he lost it between Trenow Lane and Boat Cove in the triangular field. If anyone has come across it or knows of someone that has please contact Diane Purchas

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Perranuthnoe Christmas Tree 2012

Perranuthnoe Christmas Tree 2012
Our Christmas tree will once again be in the village for all to see and will be lit on Friday 14th Dec.

The approximate schedule of events is:

  • 6.00 pm – Lynfield Craft Centre Christmas Extravaganza
  • 6.00 – 8.00 pm    Lisa & Jenny of Peppercorn Kitchen CafĂ© will be serving complimentary tasters of hot soup and dhal!
  • 6.00 – 8.00 pm   Val of Village Crafts invites you for complimentary sherry and jacket potatoes with tasty toppings and offers 10% discount on purchases for this evening only.
  • 7.00 pm. The tree will be blessed and illuminated and the carols begin. We hope that everyone will join in the carol singing (bring a torch to light up your hymn sheet).
  • 7.15 pm. Father Christmas will arrive with a gift for all village children (under the age of twelve).
Hot sausage rolls and mince pies will be handed around during the carols followed by punch, made to a secret recipe especially for the occasion at the Victoria Inn (courtesy of Stewart & Anna).

Perranuthnoe Christmas Tree Event 2012
Merry Christmas

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Christmas Fayre

Saturday 1st December 2012


12 noon – 4pm


The Church Room Perranuthnoe


In aid of Bolenowe Animal Sanctuary


Craft stall, cake stall, special tombola, Books and Bric A Brac


If any one in the village ever has any bric a brac, clothing or books the Bolenowe Charity Shop in Helston would be most grateful.
Please contact Bev Hilton on 01736 710586

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Dry winter home required for elderly lady currently receiving a new lease of life!!!

If anyone knows of, or has a dry garage space for our 1974 Beetle over winter please call me on 710919 or email me at

The space will be required for approximately 4 to 6 months whilst the workshop is sorted out and I am happy to pay rent.


St Pirans Cottages

Monday, 12 November 2012

Pasty Lunch

Pasty Lunch hosted by Perran Jubilee Fund


Sat 8th December in the church room

For further details and/or tickets, contact Andrea at The Old Post Office or email

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Planning Application

I would like to make village residents aware of the Planning Application for "a certificate of lawfulness" for continued use of the land south west of Seaview Cottage..., planning ref. PA12/04255. This is the piece of land just below Cynthia's cottage, approximately 2/3rds the way up the lane.

David Sharp

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

War Memorials Of West Cornwall

War Memorials of West Cornwall

An illustrated talk by Major Bob Harrison on his in depth research and history of war
memorials, a photographic journey of the
interesting memorials in Penwith, and details of those whose names appear on the
Perranuthnoe War Memorial.

Friday 19th October -
Perranuthnoe Church at 7.30pm

Donations offered to be shared between
The British Legion and the Church

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Perranuthnoe Calendar 2013

Sold in aid of the Perranuthnoe Christmas Tree Fund
Copies of the popular Perranuthnoe Calendar 2013 are now available from Village Crafts or Andrea at The Old Post Office ( - price £5.00 each
The photos are by Jim & Sue Mason and the calendars are produced by Vistaprint. All profits will go towards this years Village Christmas lights and the childrens gifts from Santa!!
These calendars sell fast so make sure you get your copy quick.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Have You Joined Cornwall Together

The countdown is on to 28th October when Cornwall Together will close its doors and start negotiating with the energy companies. It goes without saying that the more members we have, the better deal we will be able to secure.

What happens next?
On Monday 29th October we will hold a reverse auction whereby we will invite the energy suppliers to bid to supply the group. We'll aim to get the cheapest deal for everyone, although we will also be looking for an energy option from a more sustainable source. We'll then come back to you and you can decide to accept either offer and change your energy provider or not, there is no obligation.

Why buy in this way?
Apart from the fact that this should save you a lot of money, Cornwall Together is about bringing our community together to support each other and make a difference. The more members we have, the better price we hope to secure so please help us grow the group by spreading the word.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Have You Moved To BT Infinity

Would anyone in the village who has moved to BT Infinity or other fibre broadband product this year please contact me on

I am currently processing a high level test complaint through my provider Plusnet regarding the mis-selling of high data speeds. Plusnet have said that the more people who do the same, the more weight it will add to the case.

I am happy to assist anyone with their complaint and I would like to gauge exactly how many fibre customers there are in the area with the same issue.

Many thanks

Mark Taylor

Monday, 3 September 2012

Perranuthnoe Navy Call Up!

As you may know, me and Chas have spent the last few months taking photo portraits of various individuals and groups, connected to the village, for a forthcoming exhibition. The project is now drawing to a conclusion and we would like to create a group 'kayak' portrait of the Perranuthnoe Navy on the beach. The image will be used in our exhibition.

Please could you come to Perranuthnoe beach in wetsuit, etc together with your kayak on Tuesday 4 September at 4pm. The tide will be low(ish) at this time and we're hoping the weather will be good too, but whatever the weather just turn up! If you haven't got a kayak bring a surfboard.

We would like to get as many people to this event as possible so please spread the word.

Many thanks for your co-operation.

Martin Holland
Tel: 01736 710820

Friday, 24 August 2012

New Railings & Bench At The Top Of The Ramp

As you are all by now probably aware there has been a bench and some railings erected at the top of the ramp to the beach.These appeared overnight and there have been many complaints.

The level part where the railings are was supposed to be for less able bodied people to safely enjoy the view and surroundings without having to go right down on to the beach. Unfortunately the bench and railings have made it very difficult for wheelchair users as the space is very limited. This is aside from the fact that the said railings are an eyesore.

There is a petition to have the railings removed. If anyone would like to add their name they can do so at The Cabin.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Cheaper Energy

A new initiative from Cornwall Together has been bought to my attention. Cornwall Together is a group of Cornish people, joining together to save money on their energy bills. I know some in the village have already signed up. The more subscribers they get the better the deal we should all get!

Here's the link, have a look and see what you think:

Monday, 30 July 2012

Help Needed

I am looking for someone in the village that is good with a sewing machine and has some offcuts of material. I am making a Father Christmas sleigh for the village and I need some help to make a seat cover for it.
If you can help please contact Andrew on 710452

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Perran Pork Sausages

If you would like some fresh Perranuthnoe pork sausages Karen has just 15lb left. They are £2 per pound all refrigerated and ready to go. Tel: 01736 711875

Friday, 6 July 2012

Karen's Farm Camping

Karen is opening up one of her little meadows (Garden Field) down Boat Cove Lane for camping for 28 days during the summer holidays.

Please see her website for more information:

Summer Teas and Tom Dale

Monday, 21 May 2012

Olympic Torch Pics

Here are a few photos of what was seen at Red Lane Rosudgeon when Geoff Letchford handed the flame over (the "kiss") to Andy McKenzie. Also captured was the wonderful crowd of well wishers, including Barbara and Jean from Perranuthnoe with their patriotic flags.

Thank you to Michael for sending the pics in.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Karen's Farm In Top 5% in UK For Clean Milk

Without warning or announcement all UK milk producers have a raw sample of milk taken away for analysing to ensure it meets the Food Standards Agency criteria. This happened to Karen a couple of weeks ago. She has just had the results back, she is in the top 5% in the UK for clean milk!

You can read all about it here:

Great news Karen, well done

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Invitations To The Village Jubilee Party

Invitations to the Village Jubilee party have now been sent out to households in Perranuthnoe - If anyone in the village has not received an invite please contact Andrea either by email or by telephone on 719042

Please return your slips by 18th May at the latest - no exceptions!!!

Thank you

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Be Part Of The Olympic Torch Relay in Marazion

Marazion looks set to be a real focal point on May 19th when the Olympic Torch passes through. There are fun runs being organised by Hayle Running Club (1 or 2 miles - you can enter on the day), TV crews, refreshments, mass-dancing, live music & lots more.

You can take part in the dance project which is part of the Olympic legacy and Big Dance 2012. You will work together to create a celebratory dance to mark the occasion that will be performed on the 19th May to live music.

The project is being supported by Marazion School and managed by Works Dance and Theatre Cornwall

People of all ages are welcome, you do not have to have a connection with the school, the instructors are brilliant, you do not have to stay for the whole duration at rehearsals, it is completely free and on the day there will be live dance-music by Bagas Degol.

Next practise is on Saturday at Marazion Town Hall at 10am.

For more information please contact Saffy Setohy at The Works on 01209 215570

Monday, 30 April 2012

UPDATED: Talk By Angelo Spencer-Smith

I have had notification from Shelterbox that the recent talk raised a total of £192.08.

A great response and a big thanks to everyone that donated and helped to make this a success.

Kind regards

Village Jubilee Party

A meeting will be held in the churchroom on Wednesday 2nd May at 7.00 pm to discuss the planning of the Village jubilee party - all welcome

Friday, 20 April 2012

Cushions for Breast Cancer patients

In aid of St.Michael’s Breast Care

Come to a --------


Sat. 5th May 10.30 - 3.30
Perranuthnoe Church Room

The Cushions are used for underarm protection after surgery
Choose your fabrics and
Perran Stitchers will make up your Cushion
Sponsorship £5
including coffee/tea & cake & delivery to St.Michael’s Hospital


Spring Quiz

Friday 27th April
St Piran’s Hall, Goldsithney

Tickets £5 adults,
£2.50 - 18yrs and under.

To include a delicious Pasty.(BYO drinks + glasses)

To obtain tickets phone Michael on 710364
or sign the form at the back of the Church

Proceeds in aid of Perranuthnoe Church Funds

Friday, 13 April 2012

Karen's Farm

Due to so much interest in the cows and other animals Karen has decided to start a blog which she will use to keep everyone up to date with progress.

You can find her blog here:

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Pub Quiz and Breakfast Morning

Two events for your diaries both in aid of the Village Jubilee Party

Last Pub Quiz (until the Autumn)

To be held at the Victoria Inn on

Wednesday 18th April  at 8.00 pm

Raffle (donations of prizes welcome)

Entrance £2.00 per person to include 'nibbles'

All proceeds to Perranuthnoe Village Jubilee Party

All welcome

Breakfast Morning

To be held at the Victoria Inn

Saturday 28th April - 9.00 - 10.30 pm

Stewart will be cooking local bacon or sausage sandwiches with a hot drink for £4.00 - or as an alternative we will offer a selection of homemade sweet breakfast muffins etc with a hot drink also at £4.00

We will be having a 'bottle' tombola (donations of prizes - anything in a bottle, from wine to shampoo!! - would be most welcome)

Please come along and support this event - All welcome

If you able to help, either by serving etc on the 28th, able to bake muffins or similar to serve at the breakfast, or by donating a bottle for the tombola - please contact Andrea on 719042 or email

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Perranuthnoe Cows Update

Hello Perranuthnoe,

A heartfelt thanks to the great many people who have phoned, text, enquired at the Craft shop etc as to the welfare of the cows. I would especially like to thank Katie's two girls who have each made beautiful get well cards for the cows. I have put the cards in a plastic pocket to keep them safe and pinned them in the barn to cheer them up when they come in for their tea.

Slow progress is being made to the physical injuries to all of them. Guinevere is due a check up and more jabs tomorrow, as she was the most injured. She is able to eat a little. (If that had not been possible then the vet would have had to shoot her.) All the cows are very apprehensive about the bottom of the field now. I understand the attack started at the ring feeder at the left of the field and ended up in the yard some 80 yards further across, which is where I came across the incident.

However time is a good healer even for cows.

For those who don't know what has happened then it is on the local ITV news tonight.

Thank you everyone

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Dogs Attack Perranuthnoe Cows

Last night two Pitt Bull/Staffy type dogs attacked the Whitebred Shorthorn cows in Perranuthnoe. One of the cows was badly injured and ended up having to be sedated with a vet working on her for two hours, she needed 14 stitches. All of them have bite marks and slashes from the dogs. One of the dogs was shot and killed at the scene as they were completely out of control and would not leave the cows alone. The dogs are believed to be from the Marazion area.

Updates will follow as and when more information is available.

Friday, 16 March 2012

UPDATED - Fun Pub Quiz For Village Jubilee Party

We made £137.00 on last nights Easter egg raffle and another £74.00 on the quiz!!

Thank you for your support

A fun pub quiz is being held at The Victoria Inn on
Wednesday 21st March at 8.00 pm,
to raise moeny for the village Jubilee party.
£2 entry per person, to include nibbles.

Easter Egg raffle also being drawn.
Tickets available from the Victoria Inn.

Donations of Easter Eggs gratefully received.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Village Jubilee Party

Many thanks to all who came to the meeting about the village Jubilee Party!!

We plan to hold the party on Monday 4th June, in the car park field (thanks to Jonathan and Emma)
We plan on having a BBQ, with Stewart from the Victoria Inn (with help from village volunteers) on the cooking!!
Tickets will be by Invitation only and will be sent to households in Perranuthnoe prior to the event.

Fundraising activities are the first priority. 
We have a quiz and Easter egg raffle (donations of Easter eggs would be appreciated) to be held in the Victoria Inn on Wednesday 21st March 8.00 pm.

On the 28th April we will be holding a special breakfast event at the Victoria Inn - details to follow at a later date

If you need any further information, or are willing to offer help in any way, please contact me on - Andrea

UPDATED - Grand Book & DVD sale

(with Coffee & Cakes)

Saturday 17th 10.30am – 3pm
Perranuthnoe Church Room

All proceeds will be donated to the Lenten Benefice Appeal for the charity

Proceeds from the Grand Book Sale plus further donations, have raised  £606, this together with the profits from the Feast Lunch means that a total of  £760 has been raised towards the Lenten Benefice Charity Appeal for Water Aid. 
Once again, a huge “thank you” to all who so generously, in so many ways, made this appeal such a success.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Missing Cat

Have you seen Carla who is a white affectionate tom cat, neutered, lost since Wednesday 7th. He has fawn patches on ears and a tabby tail. He came over to us from France a month ago, has Michrochip number 250269801854851 with French address.

I have a fear that he may have been sitting on car engine and fallen off on the 394 bypass. So if picked up dead or injured, caught by fox, we are desperate to know.
Tel: 01736-710251
No suitable photo to date.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Churchway Footpath Alterations And Animal Welfare

Today I received the following email:

Hi Perranuthnoe, I understand that the Churchway footpath alterations have been giving cause for concern.

Since the beginning of Feb my cows have escaped three times from their field. In escaping, end up in one of the two empty fields with the footpath in. Because there is nothing in there, they hop the stiles into the broccoli fields at either end. I have seen them do this as have Gill and Frank Tanner. I have never put the cows in these fields on purpose. So, having added additional fencing to their field I needed an insurance policy just in case they got out again.

I spoke to Gareth Griffiths of the Parish council who advised me to contact the County Council footpath dept. This I did, and last Thursday Colin Bayes visited the stiles in question. The County Council do not provide labour or materials to make modifications, but he came up with the idea of the upright posts which is what I have done. I don’t have the wherewithal to provide gates, hanging posts or closing posts but if anyone in the village would like to donate some then I could approach Colin Bayes again to get written permission to install these instead (gates need written permission apparently). At no time have I added or removed stones from these stiles.

Today I learnt that these modifications have been causing concern so I have spoken to Colin Bayes again. He said if anyone had a concern they should speak to Dan Senior at the County Council. He can be contacted on 0300 1234 202.

Moreover, it would seem like my dairy venture is likely to die before it has drawn its first breath? Why? Someone in the village has been very vocal about the lack of welfare of my animals. Would I buy from a retailer who apparently takes matters into her own hands when it comes to footpaths and the welfare of her stock is suspect? No I would not. I would say no smoke without fire and avoid that person and her wares. So, for that reason I extend an open invitation to anyone to come and look at my animals so they can see for themselves. It would be good to phone me first (07980 313739) so I may accompany you. I will answer any questions you may have so you can come to your own conclusions based on facts rather than assumptions.

Daisy, Guinevere and Primrose have enough space to roam. They have three sources of water and a choice of hay or silage to eat. Their barn has 20mm rubber matting on the floor for insulation and covered in straw. At milking Daisy has dairy nuts and sugar beet shreds for additional protein and carbohydrates. After milking her udder is rubber with a peppermint and Camomile salve, her teats have a moisturiser/ waterproofer so she doesn’t get chapped and her teat tips are sprayed with an iodine ointment as protection against mastitis.

Thank you for reading this.


I would urge all you photographers out there to please go along and take photos of Karen's animals and the posts and anything else that is causing concern so that others, who may not be able to walk there themselves can make their own judgements.

This needs to be sorted as quickly as possible,. The dairy is a positive move and will be great for the village as well as for this rare breed of cow the Whitebred Shorthorns!

Please feel free to send me your photos,
As always, comments welcome.
Thank you

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Village Party

We are hoping to hold a Village Party and BBQ to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee in June - but we need your help with planning/organization, fundraising and 'on the day'

We are holding a meeting in the Churchroom at 3.00 pm on Saturday 10th March to discuss further.

If you are unable to attend but are willing to help in anyway contact Andrea on 719042 or email


Monday, 27 February 2012

Charity Pub Quiz

Charity Pub Quiz at the Victoria Inn
Wednesday 29th February at 8.00 pm
Entry fee £2.00 per person to include 'nibbles'
All welcome!!!

30 Years Behind The Lens

Monday, 20 February 2012

Trenow Cove Dairy‏

Trenow Cove Dairy has started production of real fresh unpasteurised milk following a DEFRA inspection on Friday.

Its remarkable in lots of ways. Its the only milk being currently produced from a Whitebred Shorthorn cow in the world, (despite being a dual purpose breed), - its a first for at least half a century. Its a promotion of this very rare breed of cow with approx 152 registered females in the world. Its probably the smallest dairy in Britain. It is also the first dairy production in Perranuthnoe village for many decades, having last been produced by Joe Laity at Lynfield farm. Also a rarity is that it is milk that has not been homogenised. So, like old fashioned milk the cream comes to the top of the bottle. There is some evidence from the Soil Association that homogenised milk contributes to heart disease, (fat molecules have been made smaller and therefore more readily absorbed from the gut into the blood stream).

Chilled milk will be available daily in 1 litre or 2 litre tamper proof milk containers, selling at £1.20 & £2.20 respectively. Karen can be contacted directly by phone or mobile to place orders tell: 711875 or 07980 313739. Milk will be available for collection at 11.30am in the village.

Production will double in August when Buttercup gives birth. However, by this time it is anticipated that milk will be available pasteurised along with the current unpasteurised form. Other products such as plain and fruit yogurt, butter and buttermilk will also be available. Pasteurised products will be made available in Perranuthnoe Village Crafts with milk prices remaining at current values.

Marazion School Craft Club

Marazion School craft club is looking for old woollen jumpers, old adult t-shirts and broken crayons, to turn into new things for the spring cancer fair at the Marazion community centre at the end of march. 
If you have anything to donate, please leave with Katie Kirk or Yvonne Groves.
Many thanks

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Beware BT Infinity

As you are all probably aware BT Infinity is now available in  Perranuthnoe. This is just to let everyone know that all is not what it seems.

Although the 40mg speed offered by BT Infinity's fibre network is reaching the cabinet at the crossroads opposite the Dynasty as soon as it starts to travel through the village it is a completely different story. In the words of a BT engineer, the equipment in the village is out of the arc and not capable of the job.

The speed gradually decreases so much so that by the time it reaches us (The Old Chapel) it is only running at 12mb. The BT Infinity hub will not even connect at this speed as it is expecting at least 15mb.

Bt however still expect you to pay Infinity prices and are not offering any discounts.

If any of you have signed up for BT Infinity or any other service providers super fast broadband it would be great if you could let everyone know (via the comment box below) what speeds you are getting and whereabouts in the village you are so others can make an informed choice.

You can use this link to test your speed:

Thank you

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

A New Birth In Perran

I am pleased to announce the arrival of Snowdrop who is Daisy's first calf. Hopefully the beginning of building up the numbers of this very rare breed of cow.

The Whitebred Shorthorn are an indigenous breed but suffered badly in the 1968 foot and mouth outbreak in Cumberland, to the extent that they have dropped from being critical to worse than that. Now there are only 150 registered females in the world, and today 151. In this area there are 6 cows and 1 bull over at Pendeen and my 3 -now 4, here. They winter out, eat a varied diet and are highly favoured by Natural England for their conservation grazing.

I am proposing to milk Daisy but I need to go through a few more hoops with Environmental Health to sell pasteurised milk in a shop. However, in the meantime I can sell the milk direct to the public unpasteurised.

The "herd" is registered with everyone it needs to be and the milk will be tested. So to start off with it will be old fashioned full cream milk. Later in the year (when Buttercup calves) I will be doing yogurt and butter. In the dairying process the calves need to be separated from their mother after a day or two so Snowdrop will only be here until Saturday. That is when she will go to Pendeen to be hand reared with some other young Whitebred Shorthorns


Monday, 30 January 2012

First Fun Pub Quiz Of 2012

The Victoria Inn are running their first fun pub quiz of 2012 on Wednesday 1st February at 8.30 pm.
£2.00 entry per person to include nibbles at the interval.
Dinner is availalbe beforehand, to book please call 01736 710309