King Arthur’s Hall – Excavation by Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

In September, the Cornwall AONB’s Monumental Improvement project will be working with the Cornwall Archaeological Unit to conduct an excavation of King Arthur’s Hall, an at-risk Scheduled Monument  in St Breawrd on Bodmin Moor. The team will carry out a small investigative excavation in order to understand more about the age of this enigmatic site which will ultimately help to inform its future management.

Specialists teams will be digging a small trench near the entrance to King Arthur’s Hall to examine the bank and the adjacent leat system, using Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating to try and determine when it was built. The team will also be taking pollen, peat and water samples and examining the standing stones inside the Hall in order to discover more about the construction and use of the Monument in the past.

The main objectives of the excavation are:

  • To develop a clear chronology for the construction of the site

  • To understand the use of the Monument and its relationship with the adjacent leat system

  • To understand how the site and the environment may have changed over time

  • To understand the longer-term conservation needs of the Monument

This excavation is part of the two-year Monumental Improvement project which is seeking to ensure that 40 Scheduled Monuments in the Cornwall AONB (which are on the Heritage at Risk register of classified as vulnerable), are better protected and identified

On Saturday 17th  September Cornwall AONB will be holding a free community  event at the Village Hall – 11am-1pm and 2-4pm, with an inflatable planetarium, activities for children and lots more

For more information Click Here to visit the Cornwall  AONB Website

Community Newsletter Wednesday 7th September 2022

Village Hall Garage and Craft Fair    Saturday 10th September

A Garage Sale and Craft Fair returns to the Village Hall on Saturday 10th September, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.
Bigger and better than ever with a wider range of stalls including lots of DIY equipment, extensive range of good quality furniture and household equipment. Along with wood carvings, glass, knitted items (and wool) handmade cards, plants and locally grown vegetables.

Refreshments include tea, coffee, bacon/sausage baps and cakes. Gluten and vegan options available                                                                                                                 Contact Ted Ryanham for more information 01208 851396

Parish Magazine: July edition available now

Don’t miss your copy of the new style Parish magazine, available now at St Breward Stores. Catch up on the news here in St Breward and also find out what’s going on in Helland, Blisland and Temple too in each area’s news pages.

Included this month is the Community Bus Timetable, photos of the celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee and a book review as well as the monthly reports from the Church, our Cornwall Councillor and our MP. Our WI, items on nature and wildlife, a chicken recipe and more…

Copies available at only £1.50 – or save money by taking out a subscription here.

 

 

 

 

St. Breward Community Bus

The latest timetable for scheduled trips for June & July 2022 is as follows:

Trips for June are as follows:

Wednesday 8th. June : Launceston & Homeleigh Garden Centre :

Pickup from  9.00 – Return approx. 3.00 : Fare £4 return

Trip available to Blisland residents picking up about 0930

 

Friday 17th June : Truro City Centre:

Pickup from  9.00 – Return approx. 2.30 : Fare £5 return

Trip available to St. Mabyn & St. Tudy residents picking up about 0930

 

Wednesday 22nd June : Wadebridge:

Pickup from 9.00 – Return approx.  1.30 : Fare £2 return

Trip available to St. Mabyn & St. Tudy residents picking up about 0930

 

Trips for July are as follows:

Friday 1st July: Truro City Centre:

Pickup from  9.00 – Return approx. 2.30 : Fare £5 return

Trip available to Blisland residents picking up about 0930

 

Wednesday 6th July : Launceston & Homeleigh Garden Centre :

Pickup from  9.00 – Return approx. 3.00 : Fare £4 return

Trip available to Blisland residents picking up about 0930

 

Friday 15th July: Truro City Centre:

Pickup from  9.00 – Return approx. 2.30 : Fare £5 return

Trip available to St. Mabyn & St. Tudy  residents picking up about 0930

 

Wednesday 20th July : Wadebridge:

Pickup from 9.00 – Return approx.  1.30 : Fare £2 return

Trip available to St. Mabyn & St. Tudy residents picking up about 0930

 

Thursday 28th July : Trago Mills:

Pickup from  9.00 – Return approx. 2.30 : Fare £3 return

Trip available to Blisland residents picking up about 0930

 

If you want to book a seat on these trips please contact Phil Nance (Bus Secretary) on 01208 850229 or email stbrewardcommunitybus@gmail.com

May Parish Magazine now available

The latest edition of the colourful larger format Community Magazine has been published and is available from St Breward Stores, Get your copy to find out what’s been happening, or is about to happen, in your village and also in Helland and  Blisland with Temple. There are updates from your local MP and Cornwall Councillors, items on nature, a book review, a recipe and a quiz as well as an article from the St Breward Rector –  and much more!

Copies available at £1.50. To make sure you don’t miss getting yours, you can take out an annual subscription by clicking here – it will also save you money!

St. Breward Community Bus

St. Breward Community Bus – Restart!

Regrettably, the Community bus has been off the road since late January. This was due to operational issues that necessitated  halting services while they were resolved. I’m pleased to be able to tell you that those matters have been sorted out and the bus will restart during late April, although with a much reduced service to begin with.

The following trips will run in April:

Friday 22nd April : Truro:

Pickup from  9.00 – Return approx. 2.30 : Fare £5 return 

Trip available to St. Mabyn & St. Tudy residents

Wednesday 27th April : Wadebridge & Trelawney Garden Centre:

Pickup from 9.00 – Return approx.  2.00 : Fare £2 return

Trip available to St. Mabyn & St. Tudy residents

If you want to book a seat on these trips please contact Phil (Bus Secretary) on 01208 850229

We have new drivers about to undergo training, so we expect to ramp up the services, hopefully including the Village Shuttle, over the coming months. Our thanks to David Poxon of the Parish Council in assisting the Bus Committee in these matters.