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Coverack Horticultural Show

Happy to be there!

Coverack Horticultural Show
was held at the Lambeage Hall
on Saturday 18th August at 2.30pm

See Poster and Full Schedule

See more photos of the show.

Thank you to the Judges:
Mr Chris Hosken, (Vegetables); Mr Alec Forman, (Fruit); Mr Geoff Tripp, (Flowers); Nicola Williams, (Floral Art); Mr John Knight, (Photography); Mrs Mary Thomas, (Cookery & Domestic); Helen Macfarlane, (Children); Emma Ferguson (Creative Writing).

Jams and Preserves

Bill Frisken had a first prize in this section.

More show news to follow.

Coffee Morning for the Sepsis Trust

There was a successful Coffee Morning on Tuesday 14th August from 10am to 12.30pm in St Peter's Hall Coverack.

£350 was raised. Sue Bryant would like to thank Jill Newell for her help with the organisation. Sue is so grateful to the villagers and visitors who made it such a successful event

Coverack Films - What's Coming
No film in September
Friday 5th October
The Mercy 12A
Friday 19th October
The Guernsey Literary and
Potato Peel Pie Society 12A
Friday 16th November
The Leisure Seeker 15
With additional matinee!
Friday 14th December
The Bookshop PG

Coverack RNLI Day 25th August
Able bodied people needed to erect a marquee on Friday 24th August at 4.30pm and to take it down on Saturday 25th August.

Rock Pool Safari

Squat Lobster

Squat Lobster found on Coverack Beach

The Rock Pool Safari on 13th August had many enthusiasts finding crabs, fish, and other creatures to display in the tubs of sea water.  Among the fish were Common Blennies, Montagu's Blennies, Scorpion Fish and two Fifteen-spined Sticklebacks


The winners of the Tide Challenge are the last ones to have their flag standing as the tide comes in.

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Tide Challenge - 14th August

Challenging the Tide

The tide begins to show its power

Mermaids and Pirates

The Seine Loft

Seine Loft Ship

Local businesses dressed for a week of Mermaids and Pirates

Mermaids and Pirates

The Harbour Lights Cafe

The Harbour Lights Cafe
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Mermaids and Pirates

The OLd Mill Shop

The Old Mill Shop

Mermaids and Pirates

Pirates outside Smugglers' Cottage

Pirate Ship outside Smugglers' Cottage

Mermaids and Pirates

Pasties for hungry pirates

Pasties for Pirates

Mermaids and Pirates

Pirate Shop

Pirate Shop - Arrrr! Welcome
They did not steal everything!

Summer Fete - 6th August

The Carnival Queen presented a bouquet to Leigh

The Carnival Queen presented a bouquet to Leigh

Summer Fete - 6th August

Some of the dog competitors

Canine Competitors

Summer Fete - 6th August

Sunshine by the Sea

Sunshine by the Sea

Back Home at Last

Back home again

Home after a year away

Back Home at Last

Just over a year after the flooding in Coverack, Leigh Bernard returned home on 1st August.  Her home was flooded to a depth of one metre. It has taken a year to repair the bank above her, and then replace the floors inside.

On Thursday 2nd August Leigh welcomed some of her many friends to a tea party to celebrate her return.
She thanked everyone who has been so helpful to her.

See group photo by Hilary Nias

Tea Party to Celebrate

Leigh with friends in her garden

Leigh in her garden with friends
Picture by Melanie Howes

Sunny Coverack

Lambeage Field 25th July

Lambeage field after two months of hot, dry, sunny weather

Two Dry Months

The last time we had rainfall of over 5mm was on 31st May, when we had 7.5mm. 

The whole of June had only 14mm of rainfall and July only 15mm up to 27th.

Whilst gardens are suffering, visitors and residents have been enjoying many days of unbroken sunshine.

Grass is crunching underfoot on the Lambeage field, shown to the left.

(Rainfall amounts recorded at Arlyn)

Parish Council

On Thursday 26th July a meeting of St Keverne Parish Council held a meeting in the Parish Hall at 7pm. Sarah Furley, Cornwall Council's Principal Development Officer, spoke about developing a Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish. About forty members of the public attended, as well as about   sixteen Parish Council members.

People were invited to add their names to a list if they are interested in helping to develop a Neighbourhood Plan.

If you would like to be involved, but could not attend the meeting, contact Grace Hatton, Parish Clerk,
Email: lsc.mullion@btinternet.com

Summer Fete at Lambeage Hall
and Lambeage field

Monday 6th August 1pm - 4pm

Music with Eselde & Friends
BBQ, Races, Dog Show, Cakes
and much more.

See poster for more


Kayaks at Coverack Beach
24th July 2018

Andrew and Jory

Coverack Horticultural Show

At the Lambeage Hall
Saturday 18th August at 2.30pm

Admission £1. No fee to exhibit.

See Poster and Full Schedule


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Coverack Carnival
Friday 20th July

Judging at the Bay Hotel

A good sized crowd gathered on the lawn at the Bay Hotel where the carnival entries were judged.
At 7pm St Keverne Silver Band led a procession to the harbour, where the band entertained, while people enjoyed refreshments.

Coverack Carnival
Friday 20th July


The Suffragettes, members of the Coverack Monday Club, won first prize in the groups section.

See more Carnival photos

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Coverack Carnival
Friday 20th July

Singles and Pairs

Here you see Pom Pom Glory, (Hollie Nicholas); Lady Luck, (Liz Peters); Lucy Wild Style from the Lego Movie, (Martha Philpott); Emmet, (Roger Philpott); and Bubblegum Girl,(Rose).

Coverack Stream -18th July 2017
The scene at 17:57

Stream 18th July 2017 at 17.57

Firemen struggle to clear debris
which was damming the flood.
Photo by Geoffrey Roberts

Coverack Stream - 18th July 2018
Spot the difference

Stream 18th July 2018

Not much water for the duck race!
There was plenty last year!

Coverack Flood -18th July 2017
Anniversary Exhibition

There were photographs, videos, and written accounts of the flood for everyone to see. Julie Dunstan, Kate and Lorna brought a display from the Environment Agency.  They listened to people's stories and provided information about the Coverack flooding event, which holds the record for the most serious three hour event ever in the British Isles.

The duck race down the stream followed the exhibition, but water levels were low - what a contrast!

Read a report

Coverack Open Gardens

More Funds Raised 2018

After all your hard work for the Open Gardens Day on 10th June, I thought you would all like to know that in addition to the £2410 donated to Cornwall Hospice Care, part of the amount raised has been match funded.

Thanks so much to Carol Jane and her connection with Santander, we have been able to add a further £998: now a grand total of £3408.



Public Meeting 26th July
7pm in St Keverne Parish Hall

See Poster

Have your say on planning rules.

ITV West Country Visits Coverack

Kathy Wardle visited Coverack on 4th July to interview some of the residents worst affected by the flooding last July.

Amongst others she spoke with Leigh Bernard, Marshall Dagger, Mary Roberts and Liz and John Hanley.

Kathy was collecting items for a broadcast on or near the anniversary of the flooding on 18th July.

Coverack People Get Awards

The Helston Packet of 13th June reported that special awards have been presented to those involved in the response to devastating floods in Coverack last July.

See Photo in Helston Packet

Among them were landlord of the Paris Hotel Ian Richards, who opened up his pub as the headquarters of the recovery effort, Chloe Marsland, who at the time ran cafe Chloe's on the seafront and gave much support to residents, and Melissa Norman, manager of the Porthgwara Nursing Home, who was recognised for the support she gave her residents and other local people.

Porthgwara Residents Visit
Coverack Monday Club

Monday Club
Monday Club members brought residents to St Peter's Hall
to enjoy tea and cakes.

See more about Monday Club

Coverack Monday Club
11th June

Manacle Voices
Singers from the Manacle Voices provided entertainment
for the Monday Club on 11th June.

New Defibrillator for Coverack

When Michael Priestley's life was saved at the Paris Hotel, using the HeartSine defibrillator, he became eligible to receive the gift of a new defibrillator from Aero Healthcare. Michael generously offered to pass on his gift to Coverack. This is especially welcome as the defibrillator near the Mill Shop was lost in the violent storm we suffered on 1st March. The new defibrillator will be placed on the wall of St Peter's Hall, where the photograph was taken.

It will be available for use by anyone in an emergency.

New Defibrillator for Coverack

New Defibrillator

Handed over on 13th June

New Defibrillator for Coverack

Pictured in the photograph to the left are Barbara Rogers, Vanessa Millar, Pam Patten and Oscar Palmer from Aero Healthcare, the company making the gift.

At present a defibrillator is located at the Fisherman's Rest, next to the harbour.  As soon as the electrician can do the work of installing this new one we will have a second machine.

Vanessa has trained 150 local people to use the defibrillator.

Coverack Open Gardens

On Sunday 10th June sixteen gardens were opened in and around Coverack.

We had the most successful Open Gardens Day since we began twelve years ago. For whatever reason; weather perfect, tide up, people checking that we'd recovered from the flood; but between us, we raised £2,400 to donate to Cornwall Hospice Care and had around 320 visitors come to see our gardens.

Coverack Open Gardens

Calceolaria in Arlyn garden

Calceolaria or Slipper Flower

Coverack Open Gardens

In 2017 we donated £1,460 to CRUK with around 220 visitors, and we thought that was fantastic!

A big "Thank You" to all of the gardeners, organisers, bakers, and washer-upers.  We could not have done it without your enthusiatic support.

Make a note - Coverack Horticultural Show is on 18th August.


Heather Bank Garden

Arch of Flowers

Barbara and Ian Rogers


Heather Bank Garden

The Pond

Chloe Wins an Award

Chloe wins award

For contributing to community life

Cornwall Civic Awards were given to three Coverack people at a recent awards ceremony in County Hall.

For their community spirited actions after the severe flooding of Coverack on 18th July 2017, Chloe, the owner of the Harbour Lights Cafe last July, Ian Richards, landlord at the Paris Hotel, and Melissa from the Porthgwara Nursing Home all received Civic Awards.

Khalsa aid were also given an award.

Chloe's Certificate

Chloe's certificate

Coverack Wildlife

Iceland Gull

2nd Winter Iceland Gull
Photo: David Wood 11th April
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Swallow Returns

Swallow 11th April

Swallow near Paris Hotel
Photo: David Wood 11th April

Sleepy Seal Yawning

Sleepy Seal

Near Chynhalls Point
Photo: Peter Wood 11th April

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June July 2018
May 2018
March April 2018
December 2017
September 2017

July August 17
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Feb17 to Mar17
Dec 2016 to Jan 2017
October November 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
Feb-Mar 2016

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18th July 2018

Coverack Flooding Archive

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