December Newsletter


December 2019 Newsletter

Merry Christmas

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A Happy Christmas to all our readers

Thank-you for supporting our Village Hall during
the past year. We hope to see you in 2020.

A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who has supported our village lunches this year, this means all of you who have cooked, helped as well as come along to dine. The lunches are a wonderful village event and a great fund raiser which helps keep our lovely hall so well maintained. Also thanks to Berriman’s Farm Shop which continues to support our lunches.  

Decorating the Hall for Christmas

on Sunday 1st Dec from 11am.
Also make to take home! All welcome! Enquiries to Inger on 07528839824

Christmas Lunch
Saturday 7th December

A reminder that if you have booked for the Christmas Lunch, the food will  be served at 12.30pm.
Enjoy your meal!

Townshend Carol Concert

Please join us for a Carol Concert in the Hall on Saturday 21st December 2019 at 6.30pm.  A young village resident, Georgia Jack, has such fond memories of singing carols around the Christmas Tree in the square, that she decided to organise a Carol concert. Georgia and her friends are  involved in their school choir and they will perform some of the carols and others will be for everyone to join in.  Traditional Christmas refreshments will be available, a stall with last minute Christmas present ideas and a raffle (donations welcome). It is good to have someone new (and young) organising an event so come along to support it.

Georgia and her friends have been selected by their school to perform at the annual Cornish Festival in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, USA. Miners and their families from this area emigrated there in the ‘Poldark’ era. The Cornish Festival is three days of music, food, workshops, films and craft demos in ’the most Cornish Town in America’. They are putting together a small book about our area with recipes and stories to take with them and would appreciate anything appropriate for inclusion.

Email or bring it along to the carol evening.  Money raised on 21st Dec will go towards the flights to USA, so help make their trip a reality.

Film Club

January is the time to renew your C-Fylm membership. This entitles you to attend any of the Cornish C-Fylm clubs and of course to come along to the films in our hall. It costs £6 per person per year and is exceptional value. You can join at any film club evening but January is a good time. Come along a little early and fill out your membership form for 2020.

The next film will be on 25th January 2020 and will be a 2019 comedy called


As usual it will be for C-Fylm members only.  The film starts at 7.30pm and the doors will be open from 6.45pm to enable you to renew your membership. Entry to the film is £3 and includes refreshments served before the film. For further information or to arrange your membership
at another time contact Sarah Lane on 850933.

Even more exciting Club News!

On 22nd February we will be showing ‘The Big Night’ A light-hearted film set in an Italian Restaurant in New York. To celebrate our new film club  year, the film will be accompanied by an exceptional Italian-themed two course meal.  This will be served at 6pm for film club members. The meal will be cooked by Roy and Diana Williams and will cost £7.50 per person. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a night out in Townshend Hall. A meal and a film. Bring your own drinks.  Places for the meal are limited so please book in advance with Sarah Lane on 01736 850933. Roy and Diana are very  happy to cater for any dietary requirements but please mention these to Sarah when you book.

Not to be missed!

Wildlife Tip of the Month

Cornwall Wildlife Trust recommends that you try covering the soil in your veg. patch with heaps of compost and any organic material. Just leave it on top of the soil. Worms are active all winter and they do a much better job that we can ever do!

Diary Dates

11th January—Village Lunch
A week later than you might expect!
25th January—Film

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