The village, with the creek in the centre
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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,increasing to 2,214 at the 2011 census.
Millbrook is at the head of a tidal creek which is now dammed, since 1977, 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".
It is also the home of Millbrook AFC. The club, which is based at Jenkins Park, is a massive part of the community and has been very successful in recent times. They are well known throughout Devon and Cornwall and, as they were formed in 1888, are one of the three oldest clubs in the county.
Black Prince Parade
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.
The local football club was founded in 1888 and compete in the South West Peninsula League, which sits at Steps 6 and 7 of the National League System. The club play at Jenkins Park (formerly Mill Park) and are now managed by Ryan Swiggs. The club have been very successful since the 1980s and have competed in the FA Vase. It is a massive part of the local community.
Millbrook along with the rest of the Rame Peninsula is also a good spot for fishing, with many fishing lakes being located near by and in the village.
Pete Goss MBE
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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