Cury News

First published in Mullion

METHODIST CHURCH: The morning service on Sunday was led by Mr H Trezise of Porthleven. The offering was taken up by Christopher Trounson and flowers provided by Brenda Lawrance. On Sunday at 11am is the monthly family service led by Mrs S Richards. All welcome.

CURY CHURCH BELL/TOWER PROJECT: A wonderful evening’s entertainment awaited those who attended the concert at the village hall on Friday evening. War-an-Dour, a group of amateur musicians, were led by Chris Verran and played some superb Cornish tunes and others associated with the Golowan Festival at Penzance. Adrian Rodda, Droll Teller, told tales about Lutey of Cury and thoughts on the thimble found above Dollar Cove amongst other,s all written by him.

Priscilla Oates, who organised the evening, thanked the musicians and explained that most of them meet regularly when on archaeological digs. Priscilla also explained that although the bells have now been re-hung there is still some pointing to be done on three sides of the tower but because of the wet summer the steeplejacks have not been able to get up to do this. She also thanked all those involved serving teas, pasties etc during the break.

On November 16 at 7.30pm there will be an Open Meeting when Dr Imogen Wood, Ph D, will do a public presentation of the exhibits found on some of the groups recent digs. Refreshments will be served.

On Saturday we are holding the Holly Fair from 2–4pm in the village hall with refreshments and raffle.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: On Thursday at 7.15pm members will be preparing for Christmas with cake icing by Gill Keeble. Come along and join us for what promises to be an interesting evening. Refreshments will be available. New members are always welcome.

SERPENTINE GROUP: Read All about it - history of the newspapers by Ian Wilshire was the very interesting talk given to members when they met last week at Helston. Mrs J Blunn, president of Helston introduced Ian and his son, Sam. Whilst Ian did the talking Sam showed members some interesting events that have taken place over the years such as the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, which were compared to the recent events held by Queen Elizabeth II, the 1948 Olympics, the deaths of Queen Victoria and George VI and of course the Queen’s Coronation in 1953. On a more local topic was the disaster of the Torrey Canyon in 1962 - all these were shown from the massive tomes of newspapers Ian and Sam had brought along. Ian owns Papers Past in Truro and got interested when he was quite young, but trained as an accountant before he put his hobby into a business. Ian and Sam were thanked for a most interesting evening by Val Stephens, president of Mullion WI.

After refreshments Mrs. Blunn announced the Competition winners:- Three red flowers & foliage: 1, Sue Smith, Helston; 2, Rosemary Bray, Mullion; 3, Brenda Lawrance, Cury. Two decorated Cup Cakes for Halloween: 1, Sue Smith, Helston; 2, Brenda Lawrance; 3, Lesley Lewis, Helston. Collage of Newspaper Cuttings: 1, Sue Smith; 2, Catherine Barnes, Mullion; 3, Brenda Lawrance.

Entertainment of a very Cornish nature was given by Bert Biscoe and Pol Hodge, who had the audience in fits of laughter, they and the hostess institute were thanked by Jenny Smith, president of Cury.

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