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About Squires Field
"THE SQUIRES FIELD WAS PRESENTED TO THE TOWN OF FOWEY AS A RECREATION GROUND IN PERPETUITY BY COLONEL EDWARD TREFFRY C.M.G., O.B.E., A.D.C., T.D., D.L. IN MEMORY OF HIS FATHER CHARLES EBENEZER TREFFRY OF PLACE FOWEY WHO DIED ON 27TH FEBRUARY 1924 AND WAS FOR 40 YEARS SQUIRE OF THIS PARISH. THE SQUIRES FIELD OPENED TO THE PUBLIC ON 1ST MAY 1926."
The Squires Field site comprises a football pitch, children’s play area, old bowling green and club house and now the community centre and football pavilion.
In 1925 Mr Treffry gave a field to the Fowey Borough Council for use as a recreational field, when it became known as Squires Field.
It has been used since before the war as the football pitch for Fowey Town and has housed over the years tennis courts, putting green and children’s play equipment.
It is currently a football pitch and pavilion, a community centre and a modern children’s play area.
The old bowling club is now owned by Fowey Town council and leased to Squires Field Community Centre CIC . the directors and committee members are all volunteers who maintain the upkeep of the building and grounds with money raised through the hire of the centre, donations and grants.
THE SQUIRE'S FIELD COMMITTEE
Heather Hunt, Chair person
"I have lived and worked in Fowey since 2005. living here is a dream and I love this place. I work locally as a potter and in Fowey River Gallery part time. I got involved in the community Centre right at the start as I saw that the building was going into decline and we really need to preserve what we have for future generations, if we lose this facility we will never get it back.
I am a director and part of the management committee.
My main role at the centre is writing grant bids and overseeing developments."
Angela Cottrell, Committee member
"I have enjoyed being part of the management and directors committees, seeing the building progress and the community centre usage increase. I help organise events, get a real kick out of seeing our rooms fill up with with those who come to join in and donate to their local facility, whether it's the monthly produce market, one of our cafes or a bingo evening.
I work in the care industry, helping to run a local day centre and visiting individuals to help out with daily tasks from cleaning to administrative work, I love solving other people's problems!"
Maggie Blake - Director and Vice Chair
"I first came to Fowey nearly fifty years ago because my husband spent his childhood here.
We permanently settled here when we retired and as a Brownie Guide Leader I got involved in setting up the Community Centre as a director and vice chair of the management committee.
I love Fowey and the Community and my favourite event held in the Centre is the Local Produce Market - serving the Community with wonderful produce."
Jacqueline Hards, Committee member
"I have been married to my husband for almost 40 years - we met when he was a drummer in my brother’s band!
I worked for the Head of Tea Buying at Brooke Bond Oxo before it was taken over by Unilever. Then to the Head of Purchasing for about 10 years during the 1980’s. I was a housewife and mother to 2 children during the early 1990’s before returning to work for almost 18 years as School Secretary at the Royal Russell School in Shirley Hills in Surrey.
I love living here in Fowey and feeling part of the community. I also love my Gig rowing which I have been lucky enough to do since we moved here 4 years ago."
Annie Stuart, Committee member
"I have lived in Fowey since 1982 and worked in the County for 36 years.
I am a committee member and have been involved with Squires Field Community Centre from its infancy.
I am also involved with the Events Sub –Committee, Safeguarding and Health & Safety"
Karen Cooper, Committee member
"I have lived in Fowey for approximately 20 years and both my children have enjoyed playgroup, primary and secondary schools, Brownies; gym club, Gallants sailing etc.
I am actively involved in Fowey Funnybone Youth Theatre as well as the SFCC committee and am responsible for some of the ongoing maintenance.
I have always worked in education and have been lucky enough to teach abroad in Africa and Asia."
Anna Alcott, Committee member
"After travelling extensively abroad, I decided to return home to the UK. However I didn't want to go back up North and London was too expensive. Through Facebook I tracked down my ex in-laws and visited Fowey in November 2014. I returned to the States, sold my belongings and returned to Fowey in February 2015. My 3yrs here have been spent meeting wonderful people and exploring some extraordinary sights in Cornwall.
I have an AA (American degree) in Journalism and have been in the film & theatre industry most of my life. I was an executive administrator for a producer who specialised in documentaries. Now I work from home for a great company and also love to write fiction."
Hayey Toms, Committee member
"I have lived in Fowey for 6 years, having moved away at 18 to study as a nurse. I grew up in Polruan and was keen to ensure that my daughter grew up in the same area.
My career as a nurse has mostly been in management and education and I now run my own business providing consultancy and training within health and social care.
I am Mum to Lily, help to run the SFCC youth club as well as being a governor at Doubletrees school."
Tim Caulfield, Committee member & Groundskeeper
"Born and bred in Manchester I eventually came to rest in Bodinnick in 2005
I worked as a teacher for many years. Retired, I now content myself with gardening for anybody who needs me - hence my involvement with Squires Field where, over the past couple of years, I have endeavoured to create some attractive garden features.
My ambition is eventually to help our community centre win a first prize in the Fowey in Bloom Competition!"