December and January News from Coverack 
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Taking Down the Lights

At the harbour
John and Ian

Most of the Coverack Christmas lights were removed today, to be stored away ready for putting back in place next November.

6th January 2017

Coiling the necklace
Alan and Bill

Many people came to Coverack to admire our Christmas lights. Each year we aim to install a new feature - in 2016 it was the rescue helicopter.

7th January 2017

Loading the Bridge

Ben collecting up the frames of the Christmas pudding and the bridge aided by Richard, Bill, Ian, Harry, Geoff, John, Peter and Graham

Thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make Coverack Christmas lights so good in 2016.

Room on the beach

Mill Beach, Coverack

2nd January

Swimmers at Porthbeer Cove

Swimmers at Porthbeer

2nd January

Sunny Corner and School Hill

Sunny Corner

2nd January

Christmas Day Charity Swim

In we go

Carol and David lead the way

Coverack Swim for Cancer Research

Swimming in Coverack Harbour

A view from Sam's Quay

Coverack Charity Swim

A good crowd turned up on Christmas Day at 12.30pm to watch the sight of 192 swimmers raising funds for Cancer Research. This number is a record for Coverack, over 50 more than 2015, which was itself a record.

£1,540 was raised in the collection buckets for Cancer Research.

"Thank you," to all who contributed in any way.

See another 18 swim photos by Robin Hobson

Includes groups and individuals

Coverack Christmas Lights

View looking South

The three photographs in this row were taken by Martin Stroud who has kindly allowed us to show them.

See more Coverack lights

Coverack Christmas Lights

Evening in the Harbour

Boats in the Harbour

Coverack Christmas Lights

Looking East

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Coverack Christmas Lights

General View

Come and see them for yourself.

If you have a good photo send it to the webmaster for possible inclusion.

Coverack Christmas Lights



Coverack Christmas Lights



Senior Citizens Christmas Party


Lambeage Hall on 6th December

A lovely meal was provided by Georgia Roskilly and her team of around a dozen helpers.

Coverack School Entertains

Coverack School Entertains

Children came down the hill from Coverack School to entertain around sixty senior citizens with guitar music and singing. They tested the memory and fitness of the audience by asking them to join in with an action song.

Coverack Christmas Tree

There was small problem with two cars parked in the Christmas tree space by the toilets. One car owner was soon traced and the car moved, but the car pictured below was locked, in gear, with the hand brake on. It got worse when we were told that the owner was in Thailand - and Ben Richards and Clive were on their way down from Lanarth with the tree. Fortunately there were members of the Christmas lights team with special skills, and it was not long before the car was out on the road, and out of the way.

Soon afterwards Ben Richards arrived, having collected the tree from Micky Tylor at Lanarth, bringing it down to Coverack on a long trailer.

Coverack Christmas Tree

Tree in Place

A tall slender tree is in place

Christmas Tree Night
Saturday 19th December

Job Done

Job done

Shaun Flynn, Ben Roskilly,
Bob Oxford and Ben Richards.
There was a meal for 33 in the Paris Hotel
at 2.30pm to celebrate completion.

Coverack Christmas Tree

Car Problem

2nd December 11am
A car is parked in the way

Power provided by Clive Richards

Clive Richards

and his helper in the cab!

Coverack Christmas Tree

Haul Away

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Children's Christmas Craft Workshop

Saturday 10th December 1pm - 3pm

at St Peters Church Hall Coverack

£4 per child

Organised by Coverack Space 2000

See more details

New Facebook Page for Coverack

Coverack Village Community on Facebook

Don't Lose The Plot!

Join our fund raising campaign to secure the triangular plot of land at the entrance to Chymbloth Way and create a Remembrance Garden and much needed extension to the churchyard.

There have been several failed planning applications to develop this small, triangular plot of land adjacent to St. Peter's Church. If we miss this opportunity to acquire the land for the village, the
plot could be over developed and the view of the Church in its stunning surroundings destroyed.

See more details

Maen Voes Choir

Wednesday 14th December 7.30pm


It is the Maen Voes Choir's 3rd Annual Christmas Concert on Wednesday 14th December 2016 at 7.30pm in St Keverne Church.

Free entry, and refreshments
MD Andrew Wood,
Accompanist Irena Bennett,
Guest Flautist Christelle Challand.


A 771 squadron search and rescue helicopter will be seen again over Coverack this Christmas.

Thanks to an original idea from Margaret Oxford , the 12 foot by 6 foot rope light feature will be part of Coverack's illuminations this year. Along with several other new and rebuilt items.

The helicopter feature will be lit on Christmas Tree night, with the rest of the many superb features, purchased with donations from the public.

Coverack Christmas Tree Night

Saturday 10th December

Switch on is at 6.45pm

See a poster

Christmas Tree night features a children's choir and torchlight procession, Santa in a pony drawn sleigh with a present for every child, Illumination Brass Band,
Roast Beef and BBQ, jacket potatoes and cheese, raffles etc.

All proceeds go towards the annual upkeep of the lights which will remain on till Jan 6th.

Coverack Christmas Lights

Putting up the Dolphin

Dolphin lights

Ian, Bob, Charles, JohnB, Bill, Terry, Tim, Alan and John

Christmas Lights - A Christmas Tree

Putting in the lamps

John, Charles and George putting in the lamps

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Christmas Lights - Getting Ready

Sorting out connections

Harry, Graham, Bob, Charles, Terry and IanB sorting out the leads to various light features.
(10th December for the switching on ceremony)

See past news items
October November 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
Feb-Mar 2016

Go to archive of news items from previous years

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

                Updated December 2016