April 2019 Extra

Having cleaned up after the gardening session at the beginning of the month, visitors arrived at our mid-month cafe to be greeted by the latest edition of the Bowgie Inn sponsored ‘Sparkle’ magazine with accompanying quiz and a wordsearch based around the National Trust.
Richard then introduced our guest speaker for the afternoon, Mike Simmonds, Lead Ranger for the National Trust covering the area from Holywell Bay up to Tintagel.
Crantock is fortunate to be almost surrounded by beautiful coast and countryside protected by the Trust, from unspoilt beaches and fields of wild flowers to the ‘Round Garden’ in the centre of the village.  We were therefore most interested to hear about the many different aspects of the National Trust’s work in Cornwall before focussing on our own area of coastline around Crantock and West Pentire.  Mike illustrated his talk with photographs of the wildlife and wide variety of flowers to be seen on the cliffs as well as telling us of field systems and of the fascinating history of Vugga Cove, with the aid of old maps and aerial photographs.

As usual we all enjoyed afternoon tea, which today included some Easter delights!
This was followed by a game of bird bingo which provided an entertaining end to the afternoon.
Richard enlightened us with the answers to the quiz before we set off for home once again.
New members, who have a degree of memory loss, are always welcome to come along with their carers. We meet up again from 2pm – 4pm on Monday 6th May and Monday 20th May at Crantock Village Hall. Should you require more information please contact Di on 01637 830544, Joan on 01637 831347 or see our website: www.crantockmemorycafe.org.uk