John Brooks

John Brooks


Born 02 November 1968 in a small village in Somerset, called "Shipham"

Educated at the "Kings Of Wessex" Upper School Cheddar Somerset.

Moved to Tintagel from South Wonford, North Devon in 1995. Needed a bigger place to live, for a growing family, better quality of life with outstanding schools.

Tintagel was that place!

I left school at the age of 17 and joined the Royal Navy, still serving now after 30 years.
Due to leave the service after completing a 5 year extension in 2013. I was then approached, and was asked to stay again, for another 5 years!
Said yes, must be mad, now due to leave during 2018 after 33 years.

Life in the Royal Navy has taken me all over the world, meeting some great, and not so great people!
Worked with people from all walks of life, seen action and conflict, seen pain and suffering.
Active service in the Gulf, Bosnia, Northern Ireland Afghanistan.

Lucky enough to serve on HMS Cornwall three times, the last time was during 2011, sadly before she was decommissioned after a successful deployment conducting "Anti Piracy Operations" near Somalia.

I’m now an "Instructor of new recruits" at HMS Raleigh, Torpoint Cornwall.
(Just like having children all over again!)

After leaving HMS Raleigh, my next job was onboard HMS Echo as the Communications Engineer.
First trip away, I was involved with searching for the missing airliner MA370.

Married to Deborah, who is also very active in the local community, drives the Age Concern Bus, Committee member for the W.I. and with great help runs the local Brownie Unit!
Plus looks after me!!

I have two smashing Children, Oliver (22) and Hannah (19).
Oliver attended University in Cardiff; he completed his Degree and is now looking for full time work.
Hannah completed her “A” levels and is now looking at Universities.

John Lewis

John Lewis


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Mary Dyer

Mary Dyer


I first moved to Cornwall with my parents at the start of the war and we lived in South Cornwall for 7 years. I then left Cornwall for boarding school. I eventually ended up in London working in a picture gallery. I moved to Cornwall in 1958, when my parents bought two cottages and a shop. I met my husband in Tintagel in 1960 and we were married in 1961. Though I have now lived in Cornwall for 63 years I would never presume to call myself Cornish, but I did the next best thing in marrying a Cornish man and produced two Cornish sons for Cornwall.

Hobbies are my membership of the Inner Wheel Club of Camelford, working in and for the Visitor Centre, reading and when necessary helping out with my family at Bude.

Forty four years ago our eldest son was very ill and the support of the residents of Tintagel was fantastic. The opportunity then arose for me to try and give something back to the village and I became a member of the Parish Council. I hope that the Visitor Centre under the management of the Parish Council and with the support of our excellent volunteers will continue to flourish.

Jane Avis

Robert Flower

Robert Flower


I was born in London in 1928 Evacuated with Wilson’s Grammar School to Horsham in Surrey and moved to Tintagel in 1940 as my parents had been bombed out, and my sisters were evacuated to Tintagel.

After I finished School I served in the DCLI for 3 years and in 1949 on my return I was a Grocer in Tintagel until my retirement in 1989. I have been a Parish councillor for Tintagel for 50 years. I was first elected in 1964.

I have also been The District Councillor for Tintagel for over 30 years. I was first elected to Camelford Rural District Council in 1970. Then Elected to NCDC in 1979. I became Chairman of NCDC in 1999.

I have been a Rotarian for 30 years, now retired and Secretary of The Social Hall Committee. Also formed and am now the Secretary of The Tintagel Indoor Bowls Club, the last 13 years (from 2000) I have been a County Player, now retired.

Michael Goward

Michael Goward


I was born in 1938 in North London. I received a grammar school education and on leaving school in 1955 I joined the Metropolitan Police as a Police Cadet and retired in 1984 as a Chief Inspector, after having served in areas ranging from rural to busy Central London police stations. During my police service, after years of part-time study, I was awarded a Diploma in Criminology by the University of London and a B.A. Honours degree by the Open University.

I met my wife, who was a woman P.C. also serving in London, and we married in 1963 (and recently celebrated our Golden Wedding). We have four children (three of whom still live with their families in North Cornwall) and six grandchildren.

In September 1984 (on my first retirement) we moved to Tintagel, having purchased the Post Office and I served the village as the Sub Postmaster, with my daughter Jackie and son Jon, until March 2010. My wife was ‘returning home’ and is distantly related to some of the older Tintagel families. Her father was born in Treknow and her mother lived in the Vicarage as a Nanny for Rev. Blissard-Barnes.

In my time in the village I have been treasurer to the Carnival committee, treasurer to the Football Club, (both for many years) and until recently was the Parish Church Treasurer for 14 years. I was a parish councillor (and chairman) in the early 90’s. I was also a volunteer at the Visitor Centre for a couple of years (as was my wife for many years) whilst it was being run by the District and then Cornwall Council.

I am a past president of the Camelford Rotary Club and in 1995/96 was Rotary District Governor for Cornwall and West Devon. I have been a member of Wadebridge Rotary Club since 1998 and have served the club for many years as the club secretary, which office I currently hold, and I am also the webmaster for the Club’s website. The Rotary creed is ‘Service Above Self’ and I aim to live to this.

I re-joined the parish council this year and hope to offer my experiences and local knowledge for the benefit of the whole parish.

Roland  Rotherham

Roland Rotherham