July and August News from Coverack 

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 Coverack Film Dates Lambeage Hall

26th August: Trumbo

Coverack Horticultural Show


Admiring the flowers

Saturday 20th August

Things to eat

Good things to eat

Tuesday Evening - Drone over Coverack


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Does you have photos of the queen visiting Cornwall?

Do you have any memorabilia of coronation or jubilee street parties, medals from the war or similar interesting items from the past 90 years.

If so could we borrow them for a display on 12th September?
The Monday club is doing an afternoon tea for senior citizens, a celebration for
"the queen of blighty at 90"

contact Pam on 281558 or bazpam@yahoo.co.uk

Tide Challenge - Coverack beach
Tuesday 23rd August 3pm

Quiz Night at The Paris
Wednesday 24th August 8pm

Summer Fete
Saturday 27th August 2pm - 5pm
At the Lambeage Hall and the Battery.

See all events in August

Silvermere Garden Party

Sunday 28th August from 2pm

(Next to
the North Corner Charity Car Park)

Live music with "Tiger Tales"

In aid of Macmillan Cancer support
and the Coverack Defibrillator Appeal

See a poster for the event

Coverack Regatta 2016

Harbour Sunshine

Hot and sunny for the fun

Sunday 14th August

Speedy Boat

See full Regatta results

Swimming to win

swimming race


Gwelhelin Jazz Trio


Jonathon Coudrille and Gwelhelin

Jazz in the Garden raises £2,550

On the "glorious 12th" of August the weather really was glorious. A record gathering came to listen to jazz and enjoy the refreshments in Pippa's spacious garden in Ponsonagath.

Part of the refreshments team, (who sold out), is on the right, showing Stan, Steve and Sarah. Other essential members were James, and Norma, producing the food, with Tom, Hugh and John quenching thirsts.

The League of Friends of Helston Community Hospital are the ones to benefit this year.
Pippa thanks all who came to support her event.

See news from the Helston Packet

Refreshments Team

BBQ team

Just three of a big team of loyal helpers, all of whom Pippa wishes to thank for their contributions.

Pirates and Mermaid's Day 11th August

The Seine Loft Coverack

Winners at the Seine Loft
Leanne and Jessica ready to invite boarders

Photo by Terry Thompson

Coverack Businesses Dress Up

The Old Mill Shop

Highly commended - The Old Mill Shop

More photos of Pirates and Mermaids

Harbour Lights Restaurant

Harbour Lights Restaurant

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Photo by Terry Thompson

Pirate and Mermaid Day

Thursday 11th August

Pirates and Mermaids 2015

At the Harbour Lights 2015

Coverack Regatta - Sunday 14th August

Boys' Swimming Race

The boys' swimming race last year

Motor boat races, sailing race, swimming races, greasy pole pillow fights, kayak races, diving for plates, comical diving, and more.

Message from Pam Patten

On Thursday evening 4th August a wonderful concert in St Peters Hall raised over £450 for the defibrillator maintenance fund.
Some fantastic young talents from our area performed to a full house and a truly happy, fun evening was enjoyed by everyone.

Then on the 5th August a superb afternoon’s music in church, followed by afternoon tea in the hall, raised another £170.

Read Pam's full message

Falmouth Lifeboat Back to Coverack
Monday 1st August 2.30pm

Only two days after visiting the village as part of the Coverack Lifeboat Day, Falmouth lifeboat was back. This time to search for three divers who had lost contact with their diveboat on the Lowland side of Coverack Bay. The Lizard Lifeboat was the first to arrive in the Bay with a Rescue Helicopter. The Coastguard Team members were also ready to assist at Coverack Harbour.

Fortunately the three divers managed to get ashore on to a beach on Lowland Point, where the medic from the helicopter was able to give them a check. As they were well it is understood that they were able to return in their diveboat.

Read about it in the Helston Packet

Coverack Art Club Exhibition
29th July to 7th August

Towards Lowland Point

By Dee May (Acrylic) £160
Click painting to enlarge

Coverack Art Club Exhibition
Open daily 10am to 6pm

Relaxing on the Helford

By Diana Wild (Acrylic) £110
See more paintings

Lifeboat Day - Saturday 30th July

Helicopter and Lifeboat

The Coastguard helicopter preparing to lower someone on to the Lifeboat.

On Board the Lifeboat

Visiting the Lifeboat

Here you can see Tim James taking people
out to visit the Falmouth Lifeboat,
the Richard Cox Scott.

The RNLI Stall in Coverack

RNLI Stall

Raising funds for the RNLI
A good crowd kept the stall holders busy.

Lifeboat Day Saturday 30th July

Stormy Sam

Stormy Sam supports Lew

Lifeboat Day - Saturday 30th July

The weather was warm with sunny periods and a gentle breeze. There was a raffle, an exhibition of old Coverack photographs, the RNLI Stall, a refreshment stall, a stall selling sea-salt made at Porthkerris, a clothing stall, as well as David Harrison making crab pots by hand.

Pot Maker

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Coverack Art Exhibition starts Friday 29th July

Gull in distress in Coverack

Gull in distress

This gull was photographed at about 7pm on a house in Chymbloth Way, Coverack on 27th July. It has fishing line wound around its beak. All the more reason to support the beach clean at Coverack on 2nd August.

The Duck Race

Duck Race

25th July - watching the finish

Duck Race


Joint fund raising of £250 for the community group Coverack Space 2000 and the new defibrillator case. The ducks also learned to fly, as Ian and Caroline helped them to pass a section with little water.

Competitors purchased their plastic duck and then raced them down the stream near the Mill Shop, and on to the beach,

Music - Defibrillator Fundraisers

Thursday 4th August at 7.30pm
Cabaret Style Musical Evening
St Peter's Church Hall
Tickets £5 from Mill Shop

See a poster for this event


Friday 5th August 2.30 - 3.30pm
St Peter's Church Coverack
Matinee Musical Concert
Admission Free
Donations Gratefully Accepted

See a poster for this event

Coverack Carnival Queen

Carnival Queen

Looking lovely in Ben Roskilly's transport

Coverack Carnival 22nd July

Absolutely Fabulous

First prize to the Absolutely Fabulous
Sarah and Angela


St Keverne Silver Band

St Keverne Silver Band

Leading the procession

The Bird Garden

The Bird Garden

A Cornish Farmer

Cornish Farmer

The Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman

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Ideal Weather to Make Hay

Hay in Coverack

Two scorching days have helped with the baling of hay in the village, by the Bay Hotel.

Reminder to Dog Owners

Dog Control Notice

Please note that dog owners are also requested to have their dogs on a lead when visiting Coverack Harbour. This is for the safety of other users of the Harbour.

Basking in the Sun - 18th July

Coverack Harbour

Click the photo to see people cooling off on the slip

Boat Trips from Coverack

Boat Trips
For next trip
See Coverack Community Facebook
Dolphins have been spotted from the boat.

New Facebook Page for Coverack

Coverack Facebook page

A new facebook page has been created to keep everyone up-to-date with happenings in Coverack.

Have a look and contribute

Coverack Village Community on Facebook


Saturday 2nd July at 9pm

The community group Coverack Space 2000 organised a ‘Night of Twinkling Lights’ as a joint fund raising event for the maintenance of the two village defibrillators and the community group Coverack Space 2000.
On Saturday evening people bought candle bags, with artificial tea lights inside, for £3 each and then took them on to the beach, where they chose where to place their candle bag. Some people wrote messages on their bags others simply placed them.

Margaret Parkes - Work for Charities

Margaret Parkes
Margaret tending her stall

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Margaret Parkes - Work for Charities

Margaret and her husband, David, retired to Coverack in 1987.  When David died Margaret coped with her loss by devoting herself to her garden at Battery Cottage, and the large garden in front of Prospect Cottage, Sunny Corner.
Margaret began to sell surplus produce from the gardens and has over the years been helped by four gardeners: Vic, George, Barry and Graham. It was Barry who made the sales table outside Battery Cottage, where the surplus produce is for sale.
The money earned over the years by Margaret’s little stall has grown to an amazing £22,250, which she has distributed in £50 slices to over twenty charities, recently to the Cornwall Air Ambulance and the RNLI.

Read more

Flowers in the Wall

Garden in the Wall

Margaret has made it her job to keep these little gardens filled with Lampranthus flowers

Wedding In Coverack


18th June 2016

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Lesley Dunlop Marries Chris Chittell

The wedding took place on 18th June of Lesley Dunlop, who plays Brenda Walker in the ITV Soap, "Emmerdale", and Chris Chittell, also of Emmerdale fame, who plays the part of Eric Pollard.

In the photograph to the left you can see the married couple leaving St Peter's Church in Coverack after their wedding which was at 2pm.

They walked through Coverack to the Paris Hotel where they enjoyed a wedding breakfast with their friends.

In the evening there were bagpipes played on the harbour as an impromptu part of the celebrations.

Wedding in Coverack

Other members of the Emmerdale cast in Coverack for the wedding were: James Hooton who plays Sam Dingle, Katherine Dow Blyton who plays the vicar, Harriet Finch, and Charlie Hardwick who played Chris's wife in Emmerdale, before the death of her character.

Ian Richards, landlord of the Paris Hotel, who catered for the wedding party, is reported in the Helston Packet as saying "It was a great compliment to us to ask us to do it. It was fantastic for us to stage such an event ....it was a great wedding"

Lesley used to live in Coverack, in Chymbloth Way, and has a special affection for our village.



Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations

Coverack School Celebrates the Queen's 90th Birthday

Coverack School

Admiring the cake, in St Peter's Hall
on Friday 10th June

Stars, Planets and Cakes

The school enjoyed a day in St Peter's Hall studying the Stars. Jo Foster, the Chairman of the PT&FA gave the children lessons studying the Stars and Planets inside a blow up Planetarium. The afternoon was open to families and the local community who joined in the experience and to take part in the 90th Birthday celebrations.

Elizabeth Watts made the cake and PT& FA committee made cream teas. The children handed round the tea and entertained everyone with the Queen's favourite song and National Anthem. A very happy occasion.

Report and photo from Joan Kearsley

HMC Searcher Visits Coverack

HMC Searcher

English French Co-operation?

Two Border Patrol  Vessels

On Thursday 9th June the two ships were anchored in Coverack Bay. Both ships are ready to prevent smuggling of goods and people.


Photos taken 9th June 2016

Jaques-Oudart Fourmentin Visits Coverack

Jaques-Oudart Fourmentin

Permission Granted - Field above Penwartha

Decided on 31st May 2016

The West Sub Area Planning Committee of Cornwall Council decided to allow the erection of four affordable dwellings, and eight open market dwellings in OS field 9316, above the village of Coverack.

The application was made by Mr M Tylor


Planning website not yet updated

Field OS 9316, above Penwartha

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Permission Granted - Gypsy Traveller Pitches

Decided on 31st May 2016

The West Sub Area Planning Committee of Cornwall Council decided to allow the change of use of land to form three gypsy traveller pitches and installation of a septic tank. The land is opposite Croft Pascoe on the Traboe Cross to Kuggar Road.

The application was made by Mr M Tylor


Planning website not yet updated

Second Defibrillator Presented to Coverack

Second Defibrillator

The defibrillator will be situated next to the door of the Fishermans' Rest at the top of the harbour. It will be available for anyone to use in an emergency.

In the group photograph, L to R, you can see Vanessa Millar, who has trained over 100 people to use our defibrillator. Jack and Victoria Glendinning are next with their three boys. Victoria's company, "The Ideas Network" won the defibrillator, donated by the Red Cross in a prize draw. Victoria, who bought a house in Coverack over two years ago has generously given it to Coverack.

Next, holding the box, is Dan Beadle who is organising a Duck Race on 25th July to help to raise funds to pay for the defibrillator box, and the electrical work necessary.

On the right is Pam Patten whose enthusiam generated the funds for our first defibrillator in Coverack.



Sunshine on Coverack Harbour

Harbour 31st May

People enjoying the last day of May

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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

                Updated August 2016