In August 2009 five members of the Polperro Fishermen’s Choir met to form an “afterglow" singing group with the idea of enjoying a ‘sing along’ after the choir’s Wednesday evening practice sessions or after the choir had performed one of its many concerts. Fifteen members of the choir attended the first “afterglow” practice session and the group quickly adopted the name "Polperro Wreckers" with the first ‘Gig’ being held just prior to Christmas 2009.
The practice sessions have themselves become performances enjoyed by both visitors and locals alike singing along to a mixture of Cornish, Shanty, Folk, and Sixties numbers. The Wreckers are all about letting their hair down and having fun. They have now performed at various venues in Cornwall and Devon with charities such as the RNLI, Shelter Box, British Heart Foundation, Children's Hospice SW, Cornwall Air Ambulance and local charities including the Fishermen’s choir benefiting as a result.
At about 9.30pm on most Wednesday evenings throughout the year, the Wreckers can be found enjoying themselves in the lovely Old Mill House Inn in Polperro.
Polperro Wreckers News and Events
CONCERT IN ST DOMINIC PARISH HALL
3 Dec 2017
Let Polperro Fishermen's Choir help you prepare for Christmas at this Sunday evening concert, with a relaxing and enjoyable mix of seasonal music, plus some songs from the Wreckers, in St Dominic Parish Hall PL12 6TD. This concert is usually a sell-out so BOOK EARLY! Tickets are £5, available from Julie on 01579 350214 or Eunice on 01579 351491.
WHERE TO FIND US IN DECEMBER
1 Dec 2017
We will be busy singing Christmas carols and songs under the famous garland at Cotehele, at care homes, in local villages and in our home base of Polperro. We hope to see you at one of them - we'll help you get in the mood for Christmas!
WRECKERS AT THE MILL
22 Nov 2017
Catch us while you can! Because of the choir's busy programme of Christmas concerts, the Wreckers won't be able to sing in the Old Millhouse Inn every week in November and December. We will be there on the 22nd November (but not the 29th) and we will be there in December only on Wednesday 6th, at the earlier time of 8pm.
WHERE TO FIND US IN NOVEMBER
31 Oct 2017
We're taking a bit of a breather before our busy Christmas month so this is a good time to come along to a rehearsal if you want to think about joining the choir. We rehearse (almost) every Wednesday at 7.30pm in Polperro Methodist Chapel and then you can find the Wreckers in the Old Millhouse Inn afterwards.
CONCERT RAISED £1400 FOR SHAMROCK ON COTEHELE QUAY
10 Sep 2017
The Wreckers were delighted to help raise over £1400 at a fun concert in the boathouse next to Shamrock on Cotehele Quay. Shamrock is a lovely 1899 Tamar sailing barge which needs funds for restoration. We shared the concert with Mike and Tilly, a musical duo from West Devon. A mix of £5 tickets and donations by the lovely audience raised over £700 and this was matched by Barclays Bank. (Picture by John Hartland)