Rose Village, Surrounding Hamlets & its Residents

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This page shows the history of Rose Village, Surrounding Hamlets and its Residents over the years.

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Rose is a small village with a very small population. It is in between Goonhavern and Perranporth. The people of the village get together and write a newsletter. There is a committee to arrange various activities for the local folk. They have an A.G.M. once a year. The Men’s Institute hold a Fun Nite each year. This year they had a genuine home-made pasty section on their “Home Produce” stall. There was a baking day for the ladies. There is also a Sunday School for the children with a different theme each week. In the chapel they have concerts in the evenings as well as regular services. They write all sorts of news in the newsletter which is monthly. For instance if someone leaves the village they mention it (eg. joining the Army). Even a cuckcoo in a nest can get a mention!

Rose Post Office is owned by Mrs Partridge.She does family allowances,  bills, pensions, stamps and kodak prints. The P.O.is small. She runs it on her own. If anyone came to steal anything they would find it difficult because she has got a very vicious dog. Just the locals use this P.O. Originally it was joined to the shop down the road. Her father had it before her. It has had three moves. At one time it was in her mother’s kitchen and now it is in the old coal house. A bell rings in the kitchen when someone comes. She likes working in the P.O. because its not very busy. She has been working there about 14 years. £35.80 is the basic pension but not many people have that now. A married person gets £21.50. There is a much larger P.O. in Perranporth. Sadly, a lot of small village P.O.’s have had to close.

Article Courtesy of the BBC Domesday Reloaded Project written in 1986.

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