This fantastic event was opened on Saturday, August 6, by Mayor Cllr Rob Rotchell and a descendant of the Tingcombe family, Phillip Hinde.
Mr Hinde brought with him the key to the park.
Mayor Cllr Rob Rotchell said: “What a splendid day to celebrate 100 years of Enfield Park being gifted to the park. We had a great range of events which were enjoyed by all, and it was a wonderful opportunity to showcase our beautiful park.”
The event got underway with a wonderful performance by 10 children in Camelford, choreographed and led by Adie Dove from KBSK (Kick Back Street Kids CIC) supported by George. The children (Ella, Molly, Bryher, Nancy, Lucy, Charles, Esther, Isabella, Harley and Olivia ) only had two mornings to put the dance together but they did tremendously well and it was a wonderful performance. Dance was the first event of the original programme in 1922, and Camelford Town Council followed the original programme, with a few updates.
Camelford Town Council was pleased to get the continued support of FEAST, which funded four community leaf workshops to make copper leaves for a wonderful Centenary Tree Sculpture at a cost of £4,000. Gary and Thomas from Thrussells ran these workshops and created the tree which is located in the entrance of the park.
This was unveiled by the Mayor and Deputy Town Clerk, Amanda Lash, who secured the funding and facilitated the workshops.
Amanda said: “I want to thank FEAST for supporting the workshops and the sculpture, which is Camelford’s first sculpture. I also want to thank the people who came along and did the workshop, which was quite hard work, and Gary and Thomas who did such a fantastic job leading the workshops and creating a truly beautiful tree. Camelford Town Council is looking to secure further funding to do more workshops for those who could not take part in the July workshops. It is hoped to complete more leaves for the tree, and create a leaf trail around the park.”
The “sport section” of the programme was the rescheduled Tug of War from Fun Week. “Dixie’s Dirt Bags” won the men’s competition, and “Lucky 7” won the children’s competition. This was kindly sponsored by the Masons Arms, St Austell Brewery. A time capsule was buried by the Mayor.
Thanks were expressed to Arthur B Bryant who are creating a stone to mark where the time capsule is buried. This will be opened in 2122. Its contents include a Jubilee badge, contributions from the WI, Leisure Centre, Scouts, the Library, Camelford Town Council, a copy of the Camelford and Delabole Post, a list of everyday items and their cost, and a face mask! Camelford in Bloom winners were announced. Allotments winner was Richard Healy, Commercial winner was Alison Slope, Sycamores campsite Valley Truckle and residential front garden winner Thelma White. Well done to all those who took part.
Entertainment was provided by Camel Circus Jam who led a circus skills workshop, and the crowd were entertained by the Electric Bandits, Change the Letter and Smokey’s King Shufflers. DJ Steve Fudge finished the evening off with a DJ Club Classics set which got everyone up dancing. Food and drink was provided by New Hanger Management,
Crème de la Crepe, and the WI provided teas and coffees. An amazing Enfield Park Centenary Cake, created, baked and decorated by Kirsty Ferguson, was given out free of charge to attendees. Our thanks go to Kirsty for making the cake. No small feat in this hot weather.
The next event is the Winter Festival on Saturday, November 26, starting at 6pm finishing around 9pm. This event will include the Christmas Lights Switch on, fireworks display by Celebration Pyrotechnics and music from the Boscastle Buoys.
More information will be available nearer the time. For more information about events, go to www.visitcamelford.co.uk or visit the Camelford Town Council website www.camelford-tc.gov.uk