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Kernow Petanque goes where the crowds are

Kernow members set up a temporary terrain and invited members of the public to try petanque during a very popular heritage event held at Geevor Tine Mine Museum, Pendeen, yesterday, 6 August.

Several thousand people turned out to see Man Engine, the giant mechanical marionette constructed to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

The Kernow Petanque terrain was in the middle of the site and, while most visitors were there to see the main attraction, there was interest from significant numbers. Younger players were particularly enthusiastic at getting a chance to 'have a go' with our 'balls of steel'! 

Kernow players handed out leaflets with contact numbers for Cornwall's five clubs but beyond this created an additional profile for the game in the county: a number of people said they hadn't previously known that petanque is played in Cornwall.

A big thank you to Colin 'Boot' Booth of the adjacent North Inn Petanque Club, who arranged for us to take part, and to those who turned out to set up the terrain and talk to prospective players: Susan Wiiliamson, Mark Hypponen, Pete Lynas, Ray Beresford and Graeme Kirkham.

 

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