August News from Coverack 

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Lambeage Hall 28th August
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Proposed Communications Relay Installation near North Corner, Coverack

Airwave, the company providing mobile radio communications services to the nation’s Emergency and Public Safety Services,
is proposing to install “telegraph” poles and a junction box to act as a relay station in fields near North Corner, Coverack. Read More

There will be a Public Meeting on Wednesday 16th September, 6pm to 8pm in the Lambeage Hall. See poster

Pirates and Mermaids Day 25th August
Winners - The Harbour Lights

Pirates and Mermaids

Pirates and Mermaids Day 25th August

It was much more closely contested this year, with Harbour Lights once again lifting the best dressed business prize, and Phil at Coverack Stores the best dressed pirate.

Businesses taking part : The Seine Loft, Archies, The Village Stores, Harbour Lights and The Old Mill shop - all joining in the fun.

Businesses were judged by Terry Thompson and children were judged by Maggie Gaunt.

See more photos by Terry Thompson

Coverack Horticultural Show 22nd August

Coverack Horticultural Society held its 61st Annual Show on Saturday, 22nd August. The Show had a record number of entries from local residents, visitors and 'serious' growers from across West Cornwall. The standard was exceptionally high in all sections of the competition with the usual magnificent vegetables and flowers, the Children's Classes were full of colour and creativity, while the Domestic Section required additional tables to display bread, cakes and preserves to a standard that Mary Berry would have found impressive.

See more photos of the show

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Beautiful Flowers


Coverack Horticultural Show

Bumper Crop of Exhibits

Gloria Knight, Show Chairman said, 'Every year I get a little worried that people will be deterred by rain ruining their entries and that there might be a degree of 'sameness' in staging the event annually , and every year, the reality is, that more people come with more entries than the previous show. Last year we had 390 and this year 435. I think the reason is that we all like tradition, competition and meeting up with old and new friends for a good old natter'.

See List of Prize Winners

Manacle Voices and Friends
Summer Serenade 18th August

The variety show in the Lambeage Hall, Coverack, played to a good, responsive audience. A Poldark Sketch, written and produced by Angela Julian caused some amusement, as the purchase of the Perranwiggy Treacle Mine was discussed. David Turton was at the keyboard for the solos and duets. The audience also heard Jamie playing the accordian, guitar and ukulele. The event raised £291, enabling the Manacle Voices group to buy the second half of another Shelter Box for the Helston based charity.
Many thanks to everyone who made the show possible.

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Summer Serenade

Lineup rehearsal

Janet, Pam, George and Gwenda
practising the Line-up comedy

"I Remember It Well"

Philip and Pam

Philip and Pam
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Coverack Regatta 9th August

Despite a poor weather forecast the rain held off, and Coverack Regatta took place in good conditions, with a large crowd present.

To see more regatta photograhs,
by John Hanley, click here

Coverack Regatta Report

and   Race Results By Liz Hanley

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Coverack Regatta 9th August

The Lark

Coverack Gig Club in the Lark

Coverack Regatta 9th August

Kayak Race

Closely contested kayak Race

Pippa's Jazz Evening with Gwelhellin


Jonathon Coudrille - keyboard, David Painter - percussion, Gordon Stafford - clarinet, and Tony Apple - guitar

Jazz in the Garden at Ponsongath
Friday 7th August

The Jazz Evening was well attended, raising £2,200 for the Cove Macmillan Support Group.

The weather was kind for a change; dry, with a gentle breeze. The team providing refreshments included Tom, Hugh, Norma, Angela, Steven, Stanley and James.

Entry was by donation, and there were refreshments available. There was also a raffle to tempt supporters to spend more, and after that an auction run by Clive Richards.

Clive Auctions Some Treasures

the auction

Pippa with Clive, Martin, and Ben, busy with the auction raising extra funds.


Coverack Art Club Exhibition
Admission Free

Flowers in a Window

Flowers in a Window
Julia Nunn    oils £145

Daily in the Lambeage Hall
31st July to 9th August 10am - 6pm

Catch the Wave

Catch the Wave
Pam Furby    oils £100

Some Art Club Members in a photograph


Reg Lewis    Oils £95

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Sand Castle Competition 4th August

Child's sand castle

Winning child's sand castle by Ella Hone

Sand Castle Competition on Coverack Beach

Best sand castle

The best sandcastle
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Sand Sculpture on Coverack Beach

Best sand sculpture

The winning sand sculpture
"A pair of trunks" by the Smith family

Drifting Yacht - Coverack 3rd August

Yacht found

The yacht in the photograph was found drifting between Dolor Point and Chynhalls Point in Coverack Bay mid afternoon. A lifeboat and helicopter began a search for the skipper.

Yacht Secured to a Mooring

The yacht, Kate, was taken in tow, and attached to a mooring, by Coverack Wind Surfing Centre instructor, Chris Pryor. At 7pm the yacht was towed away by the Falmouth Lifeboat.

Police and Coastguard Also Involved

Police and Coastguards were present in Coverack. The police boarded the yacht to examine the log and the skipper's passport.

The skipper was 68 year old Philip Walwyn and his log showed that he left the Scilly Isles early on Monday morning. He was an experienced sailor, having made seventeen trans-atlantic crossings, on this occasion from Canada. He built his yacht, Kate, himself, using modern materials, but based on a design from the early 1900s.

A rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose found Mr Walwyn in the sea, just beyond Chynhalls Point, on the South side of Coverack Bay. He was air lifted to hospital where he was found to have died.


Rock Pool Safari 30th July

Compass Jellyfish

A good variety of life was found in pools and
under stones by the keen eyed searchers.
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Music in St Peter's Church 31st July

Church Concert

The Manacle Voices were joined by many talented soloists to provide a varied concert. Over £300 was raised for the Shelterbox charity.

Lifeboat Day 1st August

Falmouth Lifeboat

There were many stalls on and around the Harbour, and the crew of the Lifeboat gave a demonstration of saving someone from the sea.

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St Keverne Parish Council

New sites for "Travellers"

The Parish Council supported plans to build a site for Coverack's resident "travellers". The proposal is for a new site on Goonhilly Downs with an area of hard standing for three caravans, and a septic tank. It is down a short track almost opposite to Croft Pascoe Pool.

Parish Councillors also backed a plan by Michael Tylor to build twelve houses on the edge of Coverack, four of which will be affordable.

Based on a report in the West Briton

Spitfire Propeller Landed at Coverack

Spitfire propeller

Jon Carey, Harbourmaster at Coverack, has landed an aircraft propeller, believed to be from a Spitfire.

                Updated August 2015