Toward the end of last month I wrote a blog entry about the National Coastwatch Institution and, more specifically, about their first lookout station at Bass Point on The Lizard. This summer they opened another in Cornwall, a former MoD building at Nare Point on the south side of the Helford estuary where it meets Falmouth Bay. Now I don't pretend to know the past history of this building but imagine that it dates back to World War Two and it's location looking up to the south side of Falmouth and also up the Helford at least as far Polgwidden Cove below Trebah, where boats were assembled for the D-Day invasion, would have made it a vital observation point.
Back to the present. The NCI are appealing for more volunteers to help out at Nare Head. If interested you can turn up at St Keverne Parish Hall on the first Monday of any month at 7.30 pm. Alternatively, and more quickly, one can email the NCI: firstname.lastname@example.org Where would this country be without all these dedicated volunteers in so many spheres of life.