Community News Magazine


St Breward magazine contacts:                                                                                    Hazel Burrows & Sara Burrows                                                                                          The Barn                                                                                                                            Penpont                                                                                                                                     St Breward                                                                                                                          PL30 4LQ

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St Breward Parish website, magazine page author                                                           Jane Hanscomb 07941 598488

THE TEAM:                                                                                                                     Chair:                    Julie Fairman                                                                                            07774 207870

Editor:                  Beth Cauldwell                                                                                                  07879 817758

Deputy Editor:    Richard Cavin                                                                                                         07977 938677

Treasurer:           Ben Fairman                                                                                     07787 561037                                                                                                                                                                                                  Advertising Manager:                                                                                                                                          Keith Glover                                                                                                   07813 319361

Production Manager:                                                                                                                            Pete Corney                                                                                    07899 957334

Readership Co-ordinator:                                                                                                                               Dee Fry                  

Proof Reader:      Elizabeth Ross-Talbot

Events contact:                                  

Cover Photographer:                                                                                                                                            Aaron Meade


St Breward Stores, St Breward                        01208 850260                                            Blisland Shop, Blisland                                     01208 851730                                        Jenny Trethewey, Helland                                 01208 75691                                      Graham Montague, Temple                              01208 821582

Magazine price £2 per issue from March: save money with a subscription and get 12 magazines for the price of 10  ie £20. Subscription runs from March

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First magazine cover 1st April 1980

The very first edition of the magazine was published on 1st April 1980. The editor was Ruth Lumley-Smith and the Vicar at the time was the Rev Sargisson. It was always a magazine for the whole parish, so as in all editions, it had a letter from the Vicar and dates of church services and also advertised and reported on village events. Interesting articles, especially about ‘times gone by’, were popular.  The early covers were reproductions of drawings sent in by readers. After the first free copy, the price was 10p. As shown in the photo, the magazine was for Blisland with Temple & St Breward: Helland was included later on.


Magazine cover October 1989

Stella Vause became editor in 1982, then Cathy McShee took over in October 1987 –  the magazine cost 15p at the time. Denis Lusby was then editor to 1997. It later became a committee run magazine with a larger content, more pages and colour was introduced, and in March 2022 – after a break due to Covid – it was published in A4 format, allowing space for even more items and with Julie Fairman as editor. However, it remains a village magazine and is now  the Community Magazine for the villages of Blisland with Temple, St Breward and Helland.


Many thanks to Cathy McShee for the information.

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