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Newsletter Summer 2006
Mid summer, walking up on the Carn, this shot sums it all up for me. A Cuckoo calling somewhere across the fields, flowers to die for. Want somewhere to recharge those ailing batteries? Take time out on the Magic Hill, right on our own doorstep.
1. Saturday 22nd July – Litter Pick. Meet at Theatre Quarry entrance for a clean round prior to forthcoming events. Many hands make light work. Equipment provided.
2. Thursday July 27th – Art Workshop – with Paddy Haughton for children aged 9+ at Carn Marth Theatre Quarry. 9.45-3.30 starting at Lanner Primary School to walk up to the Quarry. £2. Booking essential – 01872 323468.
3. Saturday July 29th, 2pm – ’MR BE’ –Mime artist with Swamp Circus presents a spectacular clown show using acrobatics, circus, mime, break-dance and hilarious audience participation. At 3pm, show followed by workshop in circus skills for all ages. Drinks and healthy snacks provided. £3. Booking essential. 01872 323468.
4.Tuesday August 22nd, 7.30pm – Miracle Theatre present ‘The Government Inspector. Satirical! Farcical! Musical! Carn Marth Theatre. Refreshments provided. Tickets may be obtained from any Carn Marth Committee Member or call 01209 820463 or 820717 alternatively you may call the Booking Office on 01872 262466. Tickets £9.
5. A GB Endurance Ride will set off from Scorrier House on Sunday September 3rd incorporating Carn Marth. There will be 20 & 30 mile rides plus a pleasure ride for the less fit.
For at least two of us our tenure as officers on the Committee comes to an end at the AGM in October and for various reasons we already have lost several valuable members over the last couple of years. The Trust runs entirely on the good offices of its volunteer committee members and we are now getting very thin on the ground. Some of us have been on the Committee on and off for the last twenty years. I have put similar pleas in newsletters for at least the last five years and, not to beat about the bush, the response is underwhelming. Those who have come on to the Committee don’t put in more than approximately, eight evenings a year plus a bit of time at the theatre events. I am more than happy to set you right on what is involved, no special skills needed at all, apart from a sense of humour, why don’t you give me a ring or e-mail, or get in touch with any other committee member. So there it is, this years ‘crie de Coeur’, a bit earlier than usual so you can have time to think and, I hope, make up your mind well before the AGM to give the hill a bit of your time for a while. Brace yourselves as I may well be repeating this in the next Newsletter!
That was the serious bit and of course the Carn will endure no matter what, I dare say it will even outlive the Rock of Gibraltar seeing as how it is made of Cornish Granite rather than Limestone! The summer visitors we all love are here, the Swallows drinking on the wing in the top pool, Cuckoos and Whitethroats, plus the vast burst into life of flowers with their attendant butterflies and insects of all descriptions. I have at last seen some, three, of the really quite large fish in the top pool and have a passable photo of them, nearly two feet long and sporting scales as big as the top joint of my little finger, does anyone know what sort they are?
Earlier this year we were alerted to the appearance of a possible mine shaft on the leased land near Cathedral Quarry. It couldn’t be ignored so we bit the bullet and had it professionally fenced. Redruth Charity Trust have very generously made a grant of £200 towards the cost. This is the second time they have come up trumps for us and I wish to extend, on behalf of you all, my heartfelt thanks to them. Thank you.