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Newsletter NL123 – 29th July 2022

Editor - Derek Godridge with contributions from Eve and Karen PCC News Eve Govier - A day at St. Mawgan with Penryn Camera Club

What a start to the outing on the first day of school holidays! We were warned that traffic might be horrendous but we luckily sailed through. Mind you I did take the Ladock to Fraddon back road which is always easier. Those who went via Carland Cross had a bit of a hold up but nothing too awful. Anyway, Karen and I arrived in St. Mawgan and stood outside the pub (where else!) while the others arrived. Paul, Jan, Carol, Sarah and Ash with Geoffrey arriving a close second!

St. Mawgan is such a lovely village with a pub, tea room, village shop, convent, church, and of course the Japanese Gardens. I took everyone to the little chapel by the Convent first but unfortunately today it was locked. The convent houses a closed order of about 12 Carmelite nuns, but no one ever sees them as they keep themselves away from the world outside. However I was reliably told that they have internet! Wonder if they do catch up of “Call the Midwife”!

We spent some time in the Church next to the convent, which is very old with the carvings on the pews dating back to the 1400s apparently. Strangely there was a giant 99 (yes the ice-cream version!) on one of the window ledges but you will have to ask Sarah about the explanation as I can’t remember, but it was interesting and relevant! On to the little shop by the stream. What a gem and various items were bought. Nothing quite like a bit of retail therapy! Lunch at The Falcon Inn was plentiful and very good. Shame the Wisteria had gone as it makes a beautiful picture.

Then on to the Japanese Gardens which are delightful. So many photo opportunities with trees, plants, ponds, chimes, a sand garden complete with rake, peaceful spots to sit and meditate and lots of Buddhas and temples within the trees.

Japanese Gardens 1

After a lovely stroll through the garden and much picture taking, we went out through the shop (of course) and on to the village café for tea and cake and a delicious cream tea which Geoffrey insisted on so we thought we should keep him company! A lovely end to a lovely day in good company and a lot of laughs and hopefully some good pictures from everyone for those competitions!

Japanese Gardens 2

By the way who knows how to pronounce scones correctly? Jan and I obviously do. lol

A definite must see village which I am sure those with us today will come back to October time would be wonderful for those of you who missed it.

Japanese Gardens 3

Image Credits: Eve Govier & Karen Burton Best wishes Eve

PCC Committee Meeting The next committee meeting is 2nd August so if you have any issues you would like to raise please contact a committee member.

Summer Programme – Upcoming Events See details below regarding visits times and places etc. Also see my emails. Kind Regards Karen

  • Saturday July 30th - TBC East Pool Mine 10.30 for 10.50 start please

    • Looking forward to our next trip Saturday 30th.Our tour is 10.50.

    • So please arrive at 10.30 ish so we can all go on together on time.

    • I haven't booked lunch. If all else fails we can get a coffee in Morrisons.

    • Free parking in Morrison’s

  • Sunday 7th August- Purdeys Cream Tea Hi Everyone Hope you have all survived the heatwave and enjoying cooler temperatures! I need to know numbers and food choices for our Cream Tea on Sunday 7th August.

    • Cream Tea 2 scones and Jam with Tea £ 5.50

    • Quiche and salad £5.50 PLUS 2.20 Tea/coffee. There are cakes as well on offer ! Please let me know your choices so I can let the lady know for her catering order. If there is anyone who needs details how to get there let me know.

  • Saturday 20th August Hayle-Bird Estuary and Birdies for lunch/tea High Tide around midday so possibly from 10am (TBC)

  • Saturday 27th August - Penryn Town Fair-Exhibition Members to bring prints for display – more information to follow

  • Saturday 17th December – Xmas Meal – Falmouth Golf Club See Menu sent out by Karen - £28 for 2 courses, £32 for 3 courses


PCC “Freedom 4” competition – Hand-In due next Monday 1st August Midday to Victor please. OPEN category 1600 x 1200 max pixels

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

The AGM has been held and minutes are awaited TBA

Wildlife & Nature Competition Hand-in - Saturday 17th September Competition results - Saturday 19th November 2022 –

Wildlife & Nature Competition

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)

  • 11th March 2023 - Knightshayes Trophy 2023 subject is “Decisive Moment”

Best wishes Derek, Eve and Karen

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