Drying the dishes is a work of art for Mylor residents
Selling tea towels to raise money for the Tremayne Hall restoration fund are (from left)
Janet Mosedale, Val Jeans-Jakobsson and Joy Deighton.
(Picture Geoff Hichens)
By HELEN DALE
The latest fundraiser for the Tremayne Hall restoration project in Mylor proved another crowd-puller and brought in £600.
The specially commissioned Mylor tea towels, which feature art-work by Peter Clark, have proved particularly popular and are selling "like hot cakes".
As the hall is now closed so that the first phase of the restoration work can begin, a bring and buy garden sale was held at the Ord Statter Pavilion and proved a bigger attraction than expected.
Many villagers took along plants, garden furniture and tools, which were quickly snapped up by eager bargain hunters.
Refreshments in the form of teas with homemade cakes were served throughout the afternoon.
There was also a raffle with prizes donated by Burncoose, Trebah and Trewithen gardens among others.
The Tremayne Hall management committee had organised a buy a brick campaign to help raise money and this brought in £1,000.
All those who purchased a brick were entered into a prize draw for hamper prizes and the committee chairman, Chris Perkins, picked the winning tickets.
In first place was M Syrett with L Munden second and E Pollard third.
Phase one of the restoration project will cost £540,000 and has attracted a Heritage Lottery grant of £333,900.
It is proposed to make the hall a flexible building capable of providing facilities for a wide range of user groups, while maintaining itse character and history.
The work will include a new kitchen, stage and green rooms, new floor, toilets and baby changing facilities as well as replacing and repairing windows and repointing external walls.
Work on phases two and three, costing around £300,000, is due to start once phase one has been completed.
This will see a new annexe and lobby area, additional meeting rooms, exhibition space and a facility for educational courses and IT.
The next planned fundraiser will be a "very easy" sponsored walk of two miles to take place on the afternoon of Sunday, June 11.
(West Briton, 4 May 2006)