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Saturday 22nd July: Hacksaw Ridge

Cornish Wedding in Coverack

Martin and Megan

Martin and Megan on the Church steps

At St Peter's Church, 2pm on 24th June

Martin Pascoe, son of Ann and Adrian, was married to Megan Nicholls, daughter of James and Davina.
Megan was accompanied by their two daughters as bridesmaids, Ellena, aged 5 and Tegan aged 21 months. The wedding service at St Peter's Church, Coverack, was conducted by Rev Peter Sharpe.

After the service, the wedding party walked in procession to the Lambeage Hall for the wedding reception.

The wedding rings were made in Porthleven, as a way of remembering Adrian, a Porthleven man.

Walking up Mill Road

Wedding Party Walking up Mill Road

Outline Planning Approval     PA17/01670

At the Planning Committee meeting on 12th June Cornwall Council gave outline planning consent for the formation of a two bedroom dwelling at the entrance to Chymbloth Way.

Local Parish Councillor Will Pollard reports that the voting in Committee on the planning proposal was tied at seven for, and seven against. The Chairman then used the casting a vote in favour of the proposal, to decide in favour of the application.

At the same meeting approval was given to the erection of a fence at Dean Quarry.

Coverack Harbour near Low Water

Coverack Harbour

22nd June 2017

Forthcoming Attraction


Charity show 27th July 2017

Join Harry Mills, Lauren Flyn and friends
for an evening of songs from the shows
and much more.
Harry and Lauren are both home to Coverack
from musical theatre degree courses.
If you missed their concert last year make a note and don’t miss this one - a fun evening for all.

Lambeage Hall Coverack, tickets available soon from Mill Shop or call PAM 281558 to reserve.

Wild Flower Walk

Thursday 22nd June

Treleaver to Coverack on the Coast Path

The next wild flower walk will be at 1.30pm on Thursday 22nd June. Meet at the National Trust car park at Treleaver for a walk back to Coverack.

Great Northern Diver pays a visit to Coverack
on 5th June - see photo taken by Peter Wood near the harbour at 7.20pm.

Coverack Open Gardens

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Coverack Open Gardens 4th June

Message from Gloria Knight

On behalf of Coverack Horticultural Society, and of course, Lizzie Cartwright, a huge 'Thank You' to all the folk who opened their gardens and those who came and enjoyed a wonderful day.

The weather was kind and we raised £1400. 00 for Cancer Research UK. I'm delighted that this was our most successful year to date in terms of money raised with almost two hundred people coming to the village, and of those, ninety had a Cream Tea!!

Coverack School Artists

Children's Artwork Display

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At St Keverne Library

Coverack School have produced some lovely paintings of the beach which are now on display around the Community Library. Do come and have a look! The Library, which is based in the old school building at St Keverne School, is open Monday 3.30 - 5.30pm, Friday 3.30 - 5.30pm and Saturday 10 - noon. There are plenty of books for all ages (babies to grandparents!) and free use of the Internet as well. The Library serves the local area, and over 200 visits were recorded in March.

Boat Launched 3rd June

Learning the ropes

Stanley Harris, new owner of the Coverack boat Georgia, watches as George Watters talks to Peter Barker after the launch.

Wedding 27th May

Jamie Kingett and Kate Green

Lychgate Repaired

Jamie and Kate are the first couple to marry at St Peters Coverack after repairs to the lychgate.

Work on the lychgate was begun back in March, and the main part was completed just in time for their wedding.

Paintings at Corner Cottage

Denise Stracey (facing) with one of her paintings, at Corner Cottage. The paintings were for sale from 27th to 29th May.

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£23,0000 Raised for Charity

Charity plant stall

Margaret tending her stall

£23,0000 Raised for Charity

Margaret Parkes has been selling plants and produce from her little stall for many years in support of various charities. Now she has reached the amazing total of £23,000.

Margaret wishes to thank the gardeners who have helped her over the years, especially Vic, George, Barry and Graham. She also wishes to thank all the people who have donated produce to her stall.

Thank you all for your support!

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New Bench at the Harbour

In memory of Frank and Elaine Daw for their services to Coverack and the RNLI.
Also in memory of all Coverack Lifeboat men who risked their lives to save others.

Lorna's Gift to Coverack Harbour

Lorna's Gift

Bill Frisken thanks Lorna Lowe for her gift of lights for the derrick on the quay at Coverack. The gift is in memory of her husband, Terry, and will help local fishermen on those dark winter days.
See photo of the whole group

Launching Boats 20th May

The launch team getting Milly ll to the top of the slipway. Tony Carey at the bow ready to lever her towards the sea.

Launching Boats 20th May

Bill Frisken, George Watters, and Bob Oxford, wait as the next stage is prepared.

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Monday Club - Coverack

Monday Club is open to everyone. It was set up to bring people together over a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Our aim is to create a welcoming atmosphere to welcome old and new residents into our community. If you would like to join us then please pop in, if you need a lift or want more information then please contact Vanessa by telephone on 01326 280402

No Monday Club on 29th May (Bank Holiday)
Next Meetings
June 12th 2pm - 4pm St Peter's Church Hall
June 26th 2pm - 4pm St Peter's Church Hall

Full list of dates for 2017 here

Dawn Chorus Walk with Dan

Dawn Chorus group

Meeting at 6.15am on Saturday 13th May, Dan Beadle leads a group along the footpath towards the Mears Beach and Chynhalls Point.


Wild Flower Walk With CS2000

Thurs 11th May Wild Flower Walk: Kestle Barton, Frenchman’s Creek and Helford Village
1.30pm to 4.30pm
Meet at: Kestle Barton Car Park, Manaccan Helston TR12 6HU SW754255

We saw 118 species of plants, 104 of which were flowering. The walk beside Frenchman's Creek was delightful, with Ramsons, Bluebells and Wood Anemones all showing well.

Lambeage Hall AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Lambeage Hall will be held at the Hall, on Monday 8th May, starting at 7pm.

Hear reports from officers about work this past year and their future plans.

Have you got a suggestion to put forward?



Carn to Cove - Friday 5th May

Lambeage Hall 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Spectacular is a cabaret show with a difference, bringing the operatic world to life with dialogue, drama and choreography. Mix that up with close harmony songs from the 40’s and 50’s musicals for a spectacular evening. Adults £8

More details

The Lifeboat House Restaurant

Fund Raising for our Christmas Lights

On Thursday 4th May the Lifeboat House Restaurant held a "Tapas and Jambalaya" evening to raise funds for the Coverack Christmas lights. The restaurant was full for the occasion, with the jambalaya being prepared in a huge pan for all of the guests.

John Campbell organised the raffle, calling out winners, - with no need for a megaphone!

Coverack Fun Run 17th April

Easter Fun Run

Start on Coverack school field


Coverack Fun Run

The Easter Fun Run is organised by Coverack Space 2000. It raises funds for both the community group Coverack Space 2000 and the Coverack branch of the RNLI. This event has now run for 8 years. Around 40 runners took part this year, and the total raised so far is £350 for the Coverack branch of RNLI and CS2000.

This is a ‘Fun Run’ rather than a race but the participants certainly put a lot of effort into their running. Local girl, Nell Savage won the 4 mile route (again!) followed by Joe Tanswell, with Will Tanswell in third place.

See more detail in Caroline's report

RNLI Quiz Night

Sat 22nd St Peter’s Hall

The RNLI Quiz Night raised £400.50

Thank you to everyone who came and contributed to the success of the evening.

Boats Launched at Coverack Harbour

Milly 11   FH746

15th April - Milly 11 going down

The "A" Team Achieves Success

At 1400 on Saturday, work began to get two boats ready for launch on the slipway. An experienced team: Jon Carey, Tony Carey, Richard Carey, Ian Carey, Peter Barker, Bill Frisken, Roger Combe, Chris Pryor, Charles Patten, Howard Wicket, John Brocklebank, Ian Bayley, John Frazer, Lew Lewis, were all there. First timers Laura Brocklebank and Lindsay John also joined the team.

The boats were moved with a combination of levers,
rollers, muscle power, Ian Carey's van, and gravity. Bill Frisken was present with a thick rope on the bow, to provide restraint, when gravity threatened to take control.

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Coverack Maid 11 being turned

Coverack Maid 11

At the head of the slip

Good Friday

Fifty-six people attended the Good Friday morning service at St Peter's Church, Coverack.

After the service, when the tide had fallen enough to reveal sand on the beach, members of the congregation made a cross, using large pebbles.

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Good Friday

Making a cross

Making a cross in the sand

Good Friday

Stone Cross

The stone cross

Chymbloth Way Plot

Sixteen concerned residents of Coverack attended the St Keverne Parish Council meeting of 6th April.

They were there to object to the planning application being made to build on the plot at the entrance to Chymbloth Way.
Reference PA17/01670

There is still time to make your comments.

Bob Oxford, Peter Barker, Caroline Davies, Elizabeth Watts and Nicholas Sturmey all spoke to give their views.

Later in the meeting Councillors voted unanimously to oppose the planning application, because of the lack of safe access.

Coverack Car Park Re-surfaced

Coverack Car Park top tier
Top tier - Photo from Terry Thompson

The North Corner car park has been cleared and resurfaced, thanks to Andy Tylor and his digger, Terry Thompson and his chainsaw and the Parish Council.

St Keverne Parish Council - 6th April

Three Parish Councillors Retire

Councillor Russell Peters has served on St Keverne Parish Council for 54 years, and has been Chairman five times. He has now decided to retire from the council. He was presented with a shield by Chairman David Lambrick, while Derek Keverne and Bill Frisken presented Russell with a painting of Porthallow, in recognition of his long service to the local community.

Councillors Rob Beadle and Tony Carey are also retiring from the Parish Council, and were thanked for their contributions by Chairman David Lambrick.


Lychgate Progress 27th March

Lychgate Repair

The roof supported by scaffolding

Planning Application -
Entrance to Chymbloth Way

A notice of a Planning Application, dated 21st March, has been posted, allowing 21 days for comments. Comments for or against the proposal can be registered by post, or online. Here is a link to the application if you wish to comment online,
Reference PA17/01670

For postal comments you can find the address to write to on this letter.

You can comment in person to the St Keverne Parish Council meeting on 6th April at 7pm.

Planning Application PA17/01670

Chymbloth Way Plot

Plot at the entrance to Chymbloth Way

Lychgate Renovation

Lychgate needing repair

The Lychgate on 17th March 2017


A lychgate is defined as a roofed gateway to a churchyard, formerly used at burials for sheltering a coffin until the clergyman's arrival.

The lychgate at Coverack Church is due for renovation, starting on 20th March.

As you can see from the photo on the left, the steel re-inforcement bars on the columns have rusted, cracking away the concrete surface.

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The Lychgate - about 1962

Lychgate wedding party

John Eddy reports that he is on the left, Ben Roskilly is in the centre with Peter James on the right. Joe and Rachel Roskilly are behind.

First House Martin of 2017

An unusually early House Martin was spotted by Phil Bedford and Dan Beadle on 4th March in the harbour area, Coverack.

Could this be the sign of an early spring?


The photograph to the right comes
from the RSPB website.

House Martin

House Martin

Coverack Village Stores - 5 Day Closure

Coverack Village Stores will be closed from
Monday 20th to Friday 24th March.

See more details

Cornwall International Choral Festival

Sixty male choirs are coming to Cornwall from different countries to to join the Cornwall International Male Choral Festival. Choirs from Germany, Sweden, Norway, Australia, USA, Russia, Finland, and the Czech Republic, will join Welch, English and Cornish choirs. The events take place from 27th April to 1st May. Singers in the Kerrier Male Voice Choir from Coverack, will be taking part.

See a list of events

Maen Voes Choir

Several people from Coverack sing with the St Keverne based Maen Voes choir. Their most recent events were at the Mawgan Flower Festival on 19th of February, and for the St Keverne Good Companions on 1st March.


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Maen Voes Choir at Mawgan

Maen Voes Choir

Daffodils at Lambeage

Daffodils at Lambeage

Coverack Harbour

Daffodils at harbour

Sunny Corner Flowers

Sunny Corner

24th February

100 Mile Run from Coverack

Race start at noon

Setting off from Bus Hut Green at noon
heading round the coast path

Coverack 10th February

Passing the church yard

Athletes going up past the church
Destination Porthtowan via Lands End

107 Take Part

Wayne Sara, who ran as far as Zennor, spoke on Radio Cornwall. He said that about 107 people started the run and of those, about 61 finished the 100 mile course.

There were qualifying checkpoints, approximately every 20 miles for taking on food and drink. These were at Porthleven, Mousehole, Sennan, St Ives, finishing at Porthtowan.

Based on the results of the 2015 race it takes the lead runners about four and a half hours to complete each 20 mile stage.

100 mile Coastpath Run
Starts in Coverack 10th February

100 mile 36 hour endurance run starting from Coverack to Porthtowen via Lands End.
125 competitors starting from the Green at 12:00 on Friday 10 Feb.
Link to organisers website.

More details

Rainbow Over Coverack Bay

Coverack Rainbow

4th February about 5pm

Coverack Beach
4th February

Coverack Beach

2nd February - Gale Coming

Harbour view

Coverack Harbour from the Mill Shop

Strong Southerly Winds

A fishing boat on Dolor point was being rocked by the wind this morning, as a southerly gale swept across Coverack Bay.

It was difficult to stay on your feet, and workers re-roofing the Watch House had a challenging task.

Yellow weather warning for Friday 3rd
Windward coastal areas will see a longer period of 50 to 60 mph gusts with isolated gusts to 70 mph. - Met Office

Mill Road gets a wash/awash

View of Mill Beach

View towards Mill Beach

New Church Launched

More than 180 people gathered on Sunday to celebrate the launch of a new Methodist Church in St Keverne.  Two services were held in the former Methodist hall, which has now become the United Methodist Church St Keverne.
The congregations of St Keverne and Ponsongath have amalgamated to form the new church, which now comprises around 25 regular members.   In future they will meet each Sunday for services in what was the adjacent hall, which will still be available for use by community groups, including the parish council for its monthly meetings, outside of the service times.
To mark the occasion members of St Keverne and Coverack Anglican parish churches joined with the Methodist church on Sunday for a service attended by more than 90 people.
By Emma Ferguson        Helston Packet

New Church Launched

Photo from The Helston Packet

Ponsongath and St Keverne

Coverack Open Gardens

Do you have a lovely garden where visitors can wander and delight in the early summer flowers and plants? If so, would you open it for the day to help raise a donation to the local branch of Cancer Research UK?

Size and style doesn't matter. We welcome all gardens - formal, wild, work in progress, patio.... I'm so grateful to the gardeners who work so hard to get their gardens perfect as I know how much love and attention is needed, but it's also extremely satisfying to have that hard work appreciated and share knowledge with like-minded people.

If you would like more information, please contact me, Gloria Knight.on 01326 280532 or e.mail

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Video of Coverack on Youtube

David Skentelbery from Lymm in Cheshire has put together some short videos of Coverack , which can be viewed on youtube by following the link below. The compilation lasts for just over 6 minutes.

I found the narration a bit quiet in relation to the background music, but there are some interesting shots of the village.

Watch the video here

See more photos taken on 14th September

Coverack Windsurfing Centre