St. Eval Candles

Judy Wright

May 2023

On my recent visit back to New Zealand to attend the biennial general meeting of the New Zealand Cornish Association in New Plymouth.  I spent a couple of days in Martinborough where I used to live, before moving to Melbourne.  Taking the opportunity to look around the shops I came across an unexpected “Connection to Cornwall” at Mint at Martinborough, a gorgeous kitchen/homeware and gift store. Here I found a lovey boxed set of nine scented "Wild Gorse" tealights made in St. Eval, Cornwall.

The St. Eval Candles website – states their extensive collection of fragrances are inspired by the wild beauty of the natural surroundings on the North Cornish coast.

Take a glimpse behind the scenes with this video and learn the St. Eval story - Link

St. Eval is a civil parish and hamlet in north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The hamlet is about four miles southwest of Padstow. The parish population at the 2011 census was 960. Much of the village land was acquired by compulsory purchase in 1938 to build an RAF Coastal Command Station, RAF St Eval.