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Phil Jackson – From Minack to Mennaye

Posted: November 9, 2021
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Phil Jackson will be known by many in West Cornwall and beyond for his role as Manager at the world famous open-air Minack Theatre at Porthcurno.

Recently retired Phil, aged 68, is a cherished volunteer for the Pirates where besides his help given over many years in a variety of ways on Cornish Pirates’ match days, he is now also happy to give of his time on Wednesdays, as a willing helper about the Mennaye Field ground.

A St. Buryan boy, where his family ran the village shop, and still do through his sister Margaret, Phil was educated at the Humphry Davy Grammar School in Penzance and later at St. Luke’s College, Exeter.

A rugby player in his youth, who has always been a keen supporter of the game, Phil worked in banking post his college days, however it was at the Minack, a place where he spent many hours when younger, that was an ultimate attraction. Indeed, spending most of his working life there, he was Theatre Manager for 30 years from 1990-2020.

Speaking on behalf of the Pirates, Phil Westren commented:

“Phil’s support on match days has always been appreciated, as he has covered a number of roles where needed over the years, and always with a positive willingness and a smile.

“People like him might not always be seen at the forefront, however they play important roles and are cherished, and we have been very fortunate to have such reliable support.”