The community in Gunnislake is feeling very proud of its recent handiwork. Inspired by the village’s mining heritage and guided by local talented potter Rosie Fierek, young and old alike created their own masterpiece clay tiles to be part of the whole design. Together they formed part of Wheal Talk Ceramic Mural now on display in the centre of the
You will notice that our much-loved miner statue, William, is missing.
Poor William has been sat on his bench through sun, wind, rain and frost for years. He is now in need of, and deserves some R&R.
On the 13th December 2019 he was to be taken on a holiday to Wadebridge, so that his creator, sculptor Richard Austin, can refurbish him. The refurbishment has become quite urgent, as he is suffering from many cracks in his body, and another winter is likely to significantly worsen his condition.
Gunnislake Christmas Lights will be switched on from 1730 on Saturday 30 November 2019. There will be stalls, a BBQ, and live music before and after the lights are switched on. Meet outside The Buccaneer Inn .
Gunnislake Christmas lights will be switched on at 6pm on Saturday 30th November in Commercial Street. There will be stalls, a BBQ, raffle, Gunnislake Community Samba band & live music at The Buccaneer Inn during the evening, the fun starts at 5.30pm
Just over a year ago gardeners and generous givers joined together to begin a special village project, Gunnislake Community Memorial Garden. Cash and horticultural hard work has led to a much improved formerly neglected sloping bank at St Anne’s Church in the heart of the village. Regular volunteers from the church and community, have battled the brambles and invasive ivy
BT are planning to remove the telephone box from the centre of the village next to William. They says that the phone has had very little use over a significant period. But the community of Gunnislake are being given the chance to express their views. There is a consultation period of 42 days from the 17th October 2019. BT say
Gunnislake has become a whole lot greener this summer and has just received a top award from the Royal Horticultural Society. The volunteer group, Gunnislake Community Matters joined forces with RHS campaign “It’s Your Neighbourhood” at the beginning of the year. The various gardening projects in Gunnislake were visited by RHS assessor Josephine Spring in late summer and her report
The Christmas Tree Festival this year is at All Saints Church, Harrowbarrow. The set up is Thurs 5 December with the Festival between Friday 6th and Sunday 8th December. The Big Sing is on the Saturday at 3 p.m. with clear up on Monday 9 December p.m. Organisations who have contributed before will have received details by now but any
This year Dickensian Evening will be held on Friday 6th December. Shops are open until 9.00pm. There will be lots of entertainment on the night. The event is organised by Tavistock BID. For further information please click here to go to the BID website. Or visit their Facebook page
10 Events for 10 Years – Wildlife Weekend September 7 @ 10:00 am – September 8 @ 4:00 pm Event Navigation A series of planned activities and walks celebrating and showcasing the wildlife of the Tamar Valley. Saturday 2pm-5pm – drop-in activities, 7pm-10pm – bat & moth event Sunday 10am-2pm – walks (bookings in advance please) More details coming soon! Information: 01822
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN PUBLIC CONSULTATION – MORE DATES ADDED! Please make a note of these dates and come along to find out more about the Neighbourhood Development Plan that has been drafted by a team of Community Members and Parish Councillors – we have added some extra evening dates and we are holding a Sunday session in the Tamar Methodist Church
During the next two weeks we will be walking along different sections of Drake’s Trail which you are sure to know was named after the famous Elizabethan sea-farer, Sir Francis Drake; this 21 mile cycling and walking route links Tavistock with Plymouth whilst skirting around the western edge of Dartmoor, but this route is just a small part of a
Once at the scattered village of Yelverton just five miles north of Plymouth we wasted no time signing in and after a brief talk we were off on another of my favourite walks. Somewhere hereabouts Yelverton once had a railway station with a line looping around on its way across Dartmoor to Princetown as can be seen on the map
Once again we will be following part of the Discovery Trail but this time as it travels beside the River Tavy, one of the tributaries of the mighty Tamar. Both sides of this river are in Devon with Lopwell Dam linking the Bere Peninsula to the 6,000 acre Maristow Estate, their land rises from the Tavy Estuary to around 600
Gunnislake Railway Station has been at its current site for 25 years, as of the 6th June 2019. On that very day, Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership organised an afternoon of celebrations. They combined the event with the official unveiling of the mosaic of beautiful tiles on the platform walls. Local potter, Rosie Fierck conceived the theme of the tiles
It seems so long since we last did this walk on the Devon side of the River Tamar but with so many in our programme to choose from, they don’t come round very often and the fine weather certainly brought out a good crowd. Thirty two signed in at Bere Alston station and two more caught up with us as
Join in with the 2019 Big Lunch / Street Party in Commercial St, Gunnislake at 12.00 on Sunday 2 June 2019
Friday 24th May at 8.30pm
An evening walk to see and hear the bats living in the Tamar Valley
Book Essential – contact Ross Hanley: 01822 834773
Meet at Car Park at 8.30pm to share lifts to the start of the walk.
Wear appropriate footwear, warm clothing and bring a touch.
Dogs on leads welcome.
No charge but voluntary donations are welcome.
The inky blue water in the River Lynher appeared to be barely moving today as we watched it flow beneath the ancient bridge and then alongside us as we set off through the shadowy interior of Cadsonbury Woods. There is nothing quite like a bit of sunshine to bring out the walkers so of course our numbers were up again
Gusty winds almost blew us off our feet when we stepped from our cars at the little car park at Tokenbury Corner but that was nothing compared with what was to come. The nearest settlement on this south-eastern fringe of Bodmin Moor is St Cleer which has a stone church dedicated to St Clarus. He was born in Kent and