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Millbrook is a village on the Rame Peninsulamarker in south-east Cornwallmarker, Englandmarker, United Kingdommarker. The village is built around what was once a tidal creek, which is now dammed as a flood prevention measure and has become a well known birdwatching site. Millbrook is one of the largest villages in the county with a population of 2033 according to the 2001 Census.

Parish church

The church, which is modern, is dedicated to All Saints: the parish was created from part of Makermarker parish in 1869. There is a ruined chapel of the vanished Inswork Manor House.

Football

Millbrook AFC was founded in 1896 and currently compete in the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League. The club is in the heart of the community. They have three teams at present. A first team, a reserve team and a youth team. All three play their football at Mill Park.

Flower Boat Ritual

During the first Bank Holiday in May (May Day Bank Holiday), the Flower Boat Ritual takes place. During mid-morning, a procession of dancers and singers parade through the narrow ways of Millbrook, as well as the neighbouring villages of Kingsandmarker and Cawsandmarker, stopping at chosen houses and inns on the way. They carry with them a boat decorated with all the available spring flowers. In the evening, the boat is launched on the water, with a firework accompaniment. The ritual has been carried out in Millbrook since the fourteenth century, and is thought to be pagan in origin.

'Spirit of Mystery'

In 2008 sailor and adventurer Pete Goss MBE built his 37-foot Cornish lugger Spirit of Mystery with the help of local craftsmen in a shed at Innsworke Mill Boat Yard in Millbrook. The boat is a replica of Mystery, which made a voyage to Australia and back in 1854-55.

Twinning



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References

  1. Cornish Church Guide (1925) Truro: Blackford
  2. Landmark Visitors Guide - Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly - ISBN 1843063107



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