Monday 26 March 2012

Launceston Fire Station

Launceston YFC visited the local fire station for an interesting club meeting last week. The community fire station covers a vast area of Cornwall and also some parts of West Devon. Launceston’s dedicated ‘On-Call Fire-fighters’ gave members a tour of the station and showed the vehicles on site, which consist of two Fire and Rescue Pumps and a new Command and Support vehicle. It was fascinating to cross examine these multi-purpose vehicles, which included a unique heavy duty off road Mercedes Unimog 4x4; developed following recent major weather related incidents in the county.

The extensively trained rescuers talked about the variety of scenarios which Fire and Rescue workers face on a daily basis; the bravery they demonstrate through their work protecting and helping members of the public is incredible. We would like to thank the team at Launceston Fire Station for the educational evening.  


Monday 19 March 2012

Caberet Revisited

Members were entertained last Thursday evening when they watched performances by Young Farmers throughout Cornwall. The Countryman Inn was the venue for the club meeting where three Caberet Performances were watched. The evening was inspirational for new members and brought back happy memories for those who have participated in the county team over the past few years. Cornwall YFC have consistently demonstrated their talent in the Caberet Competition, where they have reached the National Final for all 3 of these performances (and many more!). 

South West Area

Young Farmers from across the South West flocked to Weston-Super- Mare on the weekend of 9th-11th March for the South West Area Activities Weekend. Members of Launceston YFC competed in a variety of competitions over the weekend. Claire Butter was part of Cornwall’s Debating Team which achieved second place, in a very high standard of competition, and will now go through to the next round. Our Street Dancing Team of Tom, Sam, Charlotte, Sophie, Katie and Becky performed their dance extremely well which resulted in them taking 3rd place. The Jump Rope Team of Tom, Dan, Katie and Becky energetically skipped their way through to the next round of the competition as they came 2nd. Very well done to everyone who represented Cornwall YFC at Weston.

Monday 12 March 2012


Last Thursday’s club meeting saw members compete against each other for the Rosebowl Trophy in an annual speaking event. Led by our president Janet Ham and assisted by club leader Ali Jones, a game of Call My Bluff saw a very high standard of competition. The evening was rounded off with an intense one minute competition to list ten things directly related to a specific subject. Sadie Cornelious took home the Rosebowl Trophy- very well done to her! We would like to thank Janet and Ali for organising such an entertaining evening. 

Thursday 8 March 2012

Entertainment Evening

Last weekend Launceston Young Farmers presented an evening of entertainment at Launceston Town Hall. The audience were treated to performances from talented members, both past and present; with acts including our famous ‘Sea Shandy’ singing group, intriguing ‘Magic’ by Richard Gribble, highly polished piano playing by William Uglow and Natalie Stevens’s beautiful solo singing. Six members also energetically performed ‘Street Dancing’. Their excellent routine and sleek choreography won the Cornwall YFC competition and they will be representing the county at the South West Area Competition this weekend- we wish them the very best of luck! The final performance of the pantomime Cinderella followed these acts, and was once again extremely well received. Many thanks must be given to Mr Mike Stevens for hosting the evening.