Tresillian Village News Bulletin Board Archive 2023

Public Notice – Tresillian Village Hall – AGM Thursday 22nd February

The Tresillian Village Hall Committee will be holding their Annual General Meeting at 7pm on Thursday 22nd February. Members of the public are invited to attend to hear the Committee present their annual report containing information about performance and strategy. Members of the public also have the opportunity to ask questions of the Committee on matters relating to the village hall.

The village hall address is Fairfax Road, Tresillian, Truro TR2 4AZ.

A30 Closure 8pm Nov 17 – 6am Nov 20 – Public Service Notice

The A30 will be closed between Scorrier and Boxheater from 8pm on Friday, November 17, to 6am on Monday, November 20.

Tresillian Village, Report on Remembrance Day Service, 12th November, 2023

The annual service of Remembrance was held at Tresillian War Memorial on 12th November in the Playing Field. Thankfully, the highly destructive forces of Storm Ciarán of just a few days ago had by now abated, leaving just wet and relatively mild conditions which brought a good turnout of people.

All Photos are Copyright © Keith Littlejohns

Photo Above, Left to Right: Leslie (Les) Sutton, who for the last few years has been organising the service. Dave Chapman who read out the names of WWI fallen as commemorated on the war memorial and who were part of our local community, he also read out names of members of our armed forces lost in any military conflict since WWI and who’s relatives are resident in our village community today. Dan Beacham, Buglar, preceded the two minutes silence by sounding Last Post, after which he sounded Reveille to bring the customary period of respectful silence to a conclusion. Anthony Le Fevre, Reader& LLM, Church of England conducted the service and prayers. Both Photos Above: Bob Scott, who prior to the two minutes silence had read aloud the familiar 4th stanza from Laurence Binyon’s ‘The Fallen’ as adopted by the Royal British Legion as an Exhortation for ceremonies of Remembrance to commemorate fallen Servicemen and women:
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

Following the two minutes silence, Bob then read aloud the words immortalised on the Kohima Memorial inscription:
“When you go home, Tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow, We gave our today”.

All Photos are Copyright © Keith Littlejohns

Tresillian Village, Remembrance Day Service, 10.40am, 12th November 2023

A service of Remembrance is to be held at Tresillian War Memorial on 12th November at 10.40 am in the Playing Field. All are welcome, it will be a short service of remembrance.

Photo is Copyright © Keith Littlejohns

Air Ambulance Lands in Tresillian Village – October 9th

On Saturday 9th October a Cornwall Air Ambulance set down in the Playing Field to attend an emergency call for a patient in the village. Currently there are no details available about the patient.

All Photos © Copyright Fred Taylor

Tresillian Village Hall 50th Anniversary Celebration – 19th August 2023 – Photos and Report of the Event – Plus a Little History


“In the early years of the 1939-45 war, when the men of the village were coming home on leave we thought it would be a good idea to start a small fund to provide friendly, social evenings to welcome them home.”
Extract from TRAM, August 1973, written by Mrs. V. Brabyn and Mrs. D. Jewell.

Back then events took place at the Church Hall, as there was no village hall as such. However, as time went on it was realised that as events became more popular and larger the hall was no longer big enough to cope with all the interest created. Therefore, a larger venue was deemed necessary and a Village Hall Committee was formed in August 1949.

Between 1949 and the day the hall finally opened there were many setbacks and disappointments as well as positive moves forward.

Eventually, after many years spent finding land and funding for the building of a dedicated Village Hall, it was finally opened on Saturday, 18th August 1973.

To read the full story behind the extensive efforts made to achieve the construction of a village hall for Tresillian that we all enjoy today, please click on this link Tresillian Village Hall, the full story to see extracts from the ‘Village Hall Souvenir Edition’ of TRAM, published in August 1973.


On Saturday 19th August 2023, Tresillian’s villagers celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the opening of our village hall.
Despite inclement weather leading up to the event, happily the weather was fine on the day and there was a good turnout of people from all parts of the village. Attendees enjoyed a variety of cakes, tea and coffee as well as pasties, a disco and a raffle.

Jonathan Jones OBE, Managing Director of local Tregothnan Estate’s English tea plantation and founder, CEO of tremap, the first ever smartphone tree mapping system, counting and locating trees everywhere on a global database, gave the formal opening address to the event.

Popular musicians, Highly Strung made a return visit following their previous successful appearance at our ‘Right Royal Knees Up’ event last May.

A ceremony also took place to honour George Doherty, long time village resident; many years spent as an active member of the Tresillian Residents Association (Village Hall Committee, Secretary 1970-1973), joining TRAM (Tresillian Residents Association Magazine) as a Secretarial Staff member initially with responsibility for articles, followed by a long period as Editor; local parish councillor and Chairman are just some of the roles George played in our community. His son, Ian unveiled a plaque in his father’s memory to show appreciation for his service to The Community including his participation as Village Hall Committee member during the important pre-build development phase.

All photos © Copyright Keith Littlejohns

Tresillian Village Hall 50th Anniversary – 5pm, 19th August 2023

On Saturday 19th August 2023, 5pm ’till late. FREE. Folk Band – Raffle – Cakes – Pasties £3 – Bring your own booze.

Tresillian Village Hall, Fairfax Road, Tresillian, TRURO TR2 4AZ

A Right Royal Knees Up! Tresillian Playing Field

On Sunday 7th May 2023, villagers gathered in the Playing Field attending a community celebration for the coronation of King Charles III.

There were a number of stalls and activities, music from Highly Strung and plenty of large hay bales for people to sit on and pass the time of day in the lovely warm and sunny weather.

Folk music band ‘Highly Strung’ provided the music.

The BBQ stall was kept busy.

Likewise, the cake stall had many customers.

Trying to get the wooden ball through one of the three holes in the plank is not as easy as it would seem. However, several people did actually manage it. Well done to them.

The Kids Crown stall showed off just how creative our village youngsters are.

Amy Cooper [Left], gave a free ceramic workshop. This was well attended with people eager to see if they can master the art of turning clay into something beautiful…

…and here we have a successful finished result, if not exactly beautiful.

For those just happy to take the day at there own pace there were plenty of straw bales to relax on with friends.

All photos are copyright © Keith Littlejohns

Road Traffic Accident A390 Tresillian – Vehicle Overturns

A speeding vehicle crashed through a substantial wooden fence, demolished a lamp post and ended up turned over as it tumbled into the ditch. This happened at around 11.30 pm on Sunday 16th April, 2023. There was only one vehicle involved in the incident. There are no reports of serious injury – a very lucky escape given the intensity of the crash.

All photos: © Keith Littlejohns

Open Garden – St Clement – Ends 16th May

A Right Royal Knees Up! – Playing Field – 7th May 2023

Funeral of George Doherty

The life of one of Tresillian’s best known community minded residents, who peacefully passed away at home on the 7th March after a short illness, is to be celebrated at Holy Trinity Church on Friday, 24th March, at 1.30pm.

Followed by a private family committal, at Penmount Crematorium. Donations in memory of George, in lieu of flowers to benefit Tresillian Village Hall Management Committee in aid of the village hall. c/o:

George eagerly involved himself in a number of important projects that have enhanced life in our village. As Hon. Secretary of the then recently formed Tresillian Residents Association the early 1970s saw him play a leading role in the launch of a residents magazine, the name of which is made up of the words Tresillian Residents Association Magazine – TRAM for short. The magazine came under his editorship early on and he remained editor until the winter issue in 2019, after which Lesley Jones took on the role of editor.

George was also involved with the project to build the Tresillian village hall, he also served as a committee member for the village hall and as a local parish councillor for St Clement, serving as chairman during his term with both organisation.

A more detailed account of George’s life in our village will be published in the next, Easter, digital issue of TRAM on this website. All subscribers to the website will be notified of the publication date and links.

Village Hall AGM 2023

Notice of Tresillian Village Hall AGM.
The Tresillian Village Hall Committee announce that the AGM will take place on 23rd February 2023, starting at 7pm, and that the general public are hereby invited to attend.

Philip Buddell. b.18th June 1943, d. 27th January 2023

It is with great sadness Tresillian Website News has to report that Philip Buddell, a well respected senior member of our community died recently at his home Millcot, Tresillian. Philip had a known heart condition and succumbed to a fatal heart attack despite the best efforts of paramedics to revive him, having arrived by air ambulance due to the A390 being blocked by a road traffic accident.

A public funeral service will take place at Truro Cathedral, 23rd February at 11.15. A family only, private service will be held afterwards at Penmount Crematorium.

Those wishing to make a donation in Philip’s memory are requested to consider Marie Curie as a suitable charity. A website address will be made available for making donations.

Seventy nine year old Philip was well known for his various charitable works. Among them he was a long time member of The Lions Club of Truro, ordinary people who do extraordinary things to help others and support good causes throughout the British Isles and globally. Philip was responsible for negotiating a substantial donation from Truro Lions Club towards the installation of both defibrillators in our village. He continued supporting efforts to raise money to cover the cost of on-going maintenance, most recently by making a written appeal to the parish council.

He, along with his wife Linda, were most visibly well known in our village by their regular street sales of home-made jams and pickles outside their home. The proceeds of which are donated to Marie Curie.Philip was also an enthusiastic contributor to the Tresillian Village Website’s wildlife pages. In particular he took a keen interest in the welfare of swans that set up nesting sites close to his home by the Tresillian River. For a number of years he constructed tethered floating rafts that allowed parent swans to build their nest safe from being engulfed by rising tides.Swans nesting by Tresillian River. Photo © Philip Buddell 2016