Records show the existence of a parish magazine, published by the local church from 1892, but it was some 89 years later, in 1981, that the two local (civic) Parish Councils of St Minver Lowlands and St Minver Highlands came together to donate a sum of money to finance the launch of a community magazine. It was envisioned that the new publication would act as a 'link’ between various clubs, organisations and groups in the area, hence the origins of the magazine’s name.
Since its first publication, 40 years ago, the magazine has gone from strength to strength. With the onset of digital technology, the magazine was transformed from a basic type-set thirty-two page black and white magazine to a quarterly full colour publication.
The first editor of the magazine was a well-known member of the local community called Anna Alexander, who approached her new responsibility with some panache! She wrote a short poem in which she summarised her vision for the magazine:
“Like links in a fence we all unite
to secure a fine community.
With willing ears. With hands held tight.
Neither keeping in nor shutting out.
But holding fast to fellowship:
A refuge from adversity.”
Today, it is the same enduring sense of community and fellowship which sustains the magazine. Managed by a small group of local volunteers, the magazine continues to provide news and information for both local people and visitors to the area.
Browsing back copies
You can browse the back issue of your by clicking on the edition below. We use the services of issuu.com to open the magazine in a separate window so that you can read it page by page.