the left in the photo) was born in Manchester, but first came to
Cornwall with her parents in 1962. She married in Manchester and
later came back to Cornwall. She has two daughters. Jane now lives
in New Zealand in a rainforest and keeps horses.
Amanda lives locally to Perranporth. Beryl joined Inner Wheel a
few years ago and is an enthusiastic and helpful member of the Club.
Mary Mitchell has been a member of Perranzabuloe Inner Wheel for
27 years and this will be her third time as President. She is delighted
to share the roll with her friend Beryl. She farmed for 25 years
and then had a business in Padstow for 15 years. Now retired, she
enjoys gardening and playing her fiddle with a folk group. To celebrate
our 27th birthday, members of Perranzabuloe Inner Wheel decided
to do a short walk round our local boating lake, in aid of the Stroke
Association. One of our members, Beryl, lives conveniently close
to the lake, so we met at her house where she had arranged a number
of tables and chairs in her forecourt. Other friends joined as well,
and after some members had done the walk, we had a delicious tea
and a cake made by Beryl.
Like all Clubs,
all meetings organised and arranged for the last six months have
had to be cancelled. However, we have kept in touch with each
other through phone calls, and social-distancing walks and visits.
Vanessa Hughes has organised three Zoom meetings, where we met
on screen, with varying results. Those of us who can join in the
meetings. One of our Zoom meetings was for a charity National
Cream Tea Day - I can't think how this can be a national as cream
teas are Devon and Cornwall specialities! Anyway, our President
Dot suggested it, so some of us came on screen with our own scones,
jam and cream (cream on top of course!), and a cup of tea. She
suggested that we wear hats! Only three did, but it was an enjoyable
occasion, and those taking part put £5 in an envelope to
give to our Treasurer some time, and others made a donation by
bank transfer. All in aid of Cornwall Wildlife Trust, our President's
charity. We also tried to have our AGM, not very successfully,
but we agreed that our officers should carry on for another year.
one of our members, Mary Mitchen, has been volunteering to man
the phone for her local Covid-19 Support Group, but most of us
have been doing things at home and in the garden. Vanessa and
Mike Hughes have made a new pond in their garden, Sue and Garth
Langston have made a new seating area in theirs. Sheila Bing has
been decorating her lounge, and Beryl Nolan has been turning out
her flat ready for sale. We have been fortunate that the weather
has been kind for the first two or three months, and we were able
to make the most of our lovely countryside without going too far
lockdown, we had a prospective new member wanting to join, and
we are delighted that she still does. Very sadly, one of our most
popular members, Jocelyn Osborne, who joined us after Newquay
Club closed, died just before lockdown started, so were were unable
to go to her funeral. Otherwide all members seem to be in good
health and coping well.
meet at Perranporth Gold Club for a business meeting at 5.45 p.m.,
followed by dinner at 7.00 p.m. Our area covers both Perranporth
and St Agnes, but we do have members as far afield as Probus,
Mawgan Porth and Newlyn East. Until recently we had a member from
Penzance, after the Club there closed, but she is unable to travel
now due to ill health. So we are open to all comers!