The village, with the creek in the centre
Millbrook shown within Cornwall
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Millbrook (Cornish: Govermelin) is a civil parish and village in southeast Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is situated on the Rame Peninsula four miles (6.5 km) south of Saltash. The population of Millbrook was 2,033 in the 2001 census.
Millbrook is at the head of a tidal creek which is now dammed as a flood prevention measure. The resulting pool and wetlands are a popular birdwatching site.
The seal of the borough of Millbrook was a mill with waterwheel in a stream of water amid trees and hounds, with the legend "Sigillum de Millbrookia".
Flower Boat Ritual
The Flower Boat Ritual takes place on (May Day bank holiday). During mid-morning, a procession of dancers and singers parade through Millbrook and the neighbouring villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, 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 14th century, and is thought to be pagan in origin.
Millbrook A.F.C. was founded in 1896 and currently compete in the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League. The club has three teams – a first team, a reserve team and a youth team. All three play at Mill Park.
Millbrook along with the rest of the Rame Peninsula is a good spot for fishing.
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.
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