Rededication of War Memorial Hall & Film Showings

Re-dedication of St Breward War Memorial Room Saturday 10th November

Although the War Memorial Hall (now part of the Institute & War Memorial Hall was not opened until 1923, November 2018 seems a fitting time to re-dedicate the War Memorial Room.  The War Memorial Hall, a registered War Memorial, was opened in 1923, built by Apprentices from Tor Down Quarry with granite from the quarry, donated by the Nankivell family owned the quarry at that time

The re-dedication ceremony will be held on Saturday 10th November at 1.15pm, conducted by Reverends David Seymour and Doreen Spaey-Delacassa.  Following the short service, refreshments will be served in the Reading Room of the Hall where the History Group will be displaying material relevant to the men of St Breward who served in The Great War, some of whom did not survive the War.

At 2pm, the Moorland Community Cinema will be showing Cornish Tommies (2018) a 15 minute film made by Creative Kernow, and Nurse Edith Cavell (1939) PG starring Anna Neagle, admission donations £3

St Breward has a unique link with the statue of Edith Cavell standing in St Martin’s Place, London.  It has a white marble statue of Edith Cavell on a tall granite pedestal, standing in front of a granite block surmounted by a cross with a statue of the Virgin and Child.  The granite for this memorial to her was quarried at De Lank, St Breward.

Following the film, refreshments will be served in the Reading Room. For more information contact Hall Secretary, Veronica Stansfield  01208 850727



Cards for Good Causes

Christmas is coming!

For many people, sending and receiving Christmas cards heralds the start of the festive season and helps to stave off winter blues with steady reminders that family and friends are thinking of each other during the cold, dark weeks ahead.

Sending a charity Christmas card not only helps brighten someone’s day but also helps support one of the many brilliant organisations working tirelessly to improvelives across the UK.

‘Cards for Good Causes’ help over 250 charities by selling their cards in 300 popup shops across the country. It offers an unrivalled selection of charity Christmascards, wrapping and stocking fillers and promise to return at least 70p in every £1to the individual charity you have chosen to support.

Buying from Cards for Good Causes is a great choice for both you and your chosen charity.

You can see a selection at

Central Methodist Church Launceston from 1st November to 8th December 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday 10am – to 1pm on Saturdays

Ghosts, Games & Grub Halloween Coffee Morning

Come along to the Ghosts, Games & Grub Halloween Coffee Morning in the St Breward Memorial Hall on Saturday morning 27 Oct 10am-12noon

Lots of Games and Activities for children including The Witch’s Smelly Washing Line, Pumpkin Golf, Decorating Cupcakes, The Great St Breward Snail Race, the chance to use a Virtual Reality Headset and a Fancy Dress Competition

……….and for those not interested in Ghoulish Games there will be a traditional Coffee Morning with all the usual stalls.  Don’t bother with breakfast we will be serviung Hot Dogs!!

This will be our fifth year with this event, fundraing for the Memorial Hall

More info from Hall Secretary Veronica 01208 850727

Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) PG

The film on Saturday 6 October will be ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ (2017) PG Directed by Simon Curtis Starring Margot Robbins, Domhnall Gleeson,Kelly Macdonald and Alex Lawther

‘After leaving London for the English countryside, writer A.A. Milne starts to spin fanciful yarns about his son’s growing collection of stuffed animals. These stories form the basis for “Winnie-the-Pooh” and “The House at Pooh Corner,” published respectively in 1926 and 1928. Milne and his family soon become swept up in the instant success of the books, while the enchanting tales bring hope and comfort to the rest of postwar England.’

Doors open at 1.30pm for a 2pm start. Annual Membership £2 Admission Donations: Members £3 Visitors £4, Refreshments included.  The full list of Films for 2018 can be seen  here  the Hall noticeboard at Row and from the Hall Secretary, 01208 850727

Carnival Quiz Night Thursday 13 September

Thanks to everyone who supported the Carnival Quiz at the Football Club on Thursday 13 September, especially to our Quiz Masters Jon and Julie and to the Football Club for the use of their facilities.  We raised £182 for Carnival funds

The Winning Team -‘ Bobby’s Girls’ , Uncle Bob, Jenna, Megan and Kate

and someone has to get the wooden spoons……….

Moorland Community Cinema ‘Becket’ (1964) PG

The film this Saturday 15 September will be ‘Becket’ (1964) PG Directed by Peter Glenville, Starring Peter O’Toole, Richard Burton and John Gielgud

‘Debauched King Henry II  installs his longtime court facilitator Thomas Becket as the Archbishop of Canterbury, assuming that his old friend will be a compliant and loyal lackey in the King’s ongoing battles with the church. But Becket unexpectedly finds his true calling on the ecclesiastical side, and aligns himself against the king’s selfish wishes, causing a rift and an eventual showdown not only between the two men, but also the institutions they represent.’

Doors open at 1.30pm for a 2pm start. Annual Membership £2 Admission Donations: Members £3 Visitors £4, Refreshments included.  The full list of Films for 2018 can be found on the Memorial Hall notice board at Row,  Community website  and  Hall Secretary, 01208 850727

Bodmin Moor Study

The Bodmin Moor study results are finally in and I’ve just been informed that another trip to the moor is in order!

I will be presenting the results on Wednesday 19th September at the St Breward Institute & War Memorial Hall –  at 6pm  and  Friday 21st September at the St Neot Archives – at 6pm

If you would like to attend either of these brief presentations (and ask as many questions as you like!) please let me know so we have an idea of numbers.

Thanks and hope to see you there

Jodie Lampert, Department of Genetics and Genome Biology

University of Leicester