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Singing in the Bath

August 28th 2010

Would –be singers can still get tickets for the “Scratch Messiah” at Boconnoc; and there are also tickets for the audience. Friends of Boconnoc Church (FOBC)are hosting the “Scratch Messiah” at the historic church on Saturday October 2nd to raise funds for heating this beautiful old church.
The conductor, Paul Ellis (East Cornwall Bach Choir), will lead the rehearsals and the performance.
FOBC hope that as many as possible will join in and emphasise that you don’t have to be an experienced singer or read music to take part. Copies of music (Watkins Shaw) will be available in advance.
Rehearsals for singers will start at 1.30 p.m. for the run-through; there’s a break at 4.30 p.m. for tea; and, after those who have come only to listen have taken their seats, the performance starts around 7 p.m.
Ticket prices are: Singers £15.00, to include tea; audience £5.00.
To book, ring Jennifer Bell (01208872119) or Sue Watts (01208871513), or email them on lerrynbells@googlemail.com or sue.cmill@btinternet.com.
Michael Baker

Three More Cruise Ships

August 26th 2010

Sadly, the Braemar was unable to enter Fowey Harbour last week because the visibility was down to 50m.  However, three more cruise ships are coming to Fowey in the next two weeks.


Firstly, Black Watch will be arriving on Monday 30th August at 0700hrs.  According to Harbour Master, Capt. Mike Sutherland, she will break the record for being the longest ship ever to arrive in Fowey.  At 205.47m she is just 0.4m longer than the Boudicca, the previous record holder.

Black Watch is 205.47m long, her beam is 25.2m and her tonnage is 28,613 tons




Then, on 3rd September, the Silver Whisper, a ship new to Fowey, will be arriving.  She is 182m long, has a beam of 24.8m and tonnage of 28,200 tons.




Finally, the Silver Cloud will be returning to Fowey on 9th September.  She is the last cruise ship of the year to come to Fowey.

Silver Cloud is 156m in length, has a 21.5m beam and a gross tonnage of 16,927 tons.



Lerryn WI Talk

August 25th 2010

The Lerryn WI invite visitors and non-members to attend their next talk scheduled for Wednesday 1st September at 8.00pm.  The talk, which will be given by Jill Anstey,  is entitled "From African Slave to Brilliant Musician - The Life of Joseph Emidy".  The venue is the Lerryn Memorial Hall.

Cancer Research UK

August 25th 2010

Cancer Research UK is organising a coach trip to Clark's Village on 4th September.  There are still some places available and if you would like to to book a seat, please contact Janet Haley on 01579 326091.

Art Exhibition in the Drill Hall

August 24th 2010

DO NOT FORGET that the Lerryn Art Group is holding its Exhibition and Sale of Work in The Drill Hall until Monday 30 August, opening 11.00 am to 5.00 pm each day. There is a wide variety of work on display throughout the week and the group looks forward to welcoming residents and visitors.

Charity Fete at Trewether Farm

August 22nd 2010

Let us keep our fingers crossed for dry and even sunny weather at the Charity Fete that will be held at Trewether Farm on Saturday 28th August from 2.00 until 5.00pm.  The fete, which has become an annual event, is organised in aid of all local charities. Featuring the Lostwithiel Town Band, 70 stalls & games, lamas, alpacas, archery, fly fishing, Meet The West (cowboy group), teas, refreshments and plants!

For any visitors to the area, the location is easy to find: Trewether Farm, St.Winnow, Lostwithiel (one mile from Lostwithiel on the road to Lerryn)


Fowey Regatta week - Fireworks Display

August 22nd 2010

Please note that the Fireworks Display scheduled for last night ( Saturday 21st August ) was cancelled due to inclement weather. 

It will now  take place at 9pm tonight,  Sunday 22nd August .

The Braemar

August 19th 2010

A reminder that the cruise ship, "The Braemar", will be coming to Fowey on Friday, 20th August.  She is due to arrive at 0830hrs and depart at 1800hrs.

Public Service notice

August 19th 2010


The new telephone 'scam' has arrived. Some of you may have seen this scam featured on Watchdog.  Please alert Lerryn residents who do not have access to the Internet.

I received a call from a 'representative' of BT, informing me that he was disconnecting me because of an unpaid bill. He demanded payment immediately of £31.00, or it would be £118.00 to re-connect at a later date.  The chap wasn't even fazed when I told him I was with Sky:  allegedly Sky have to pay BT a percentage for line rental!  I asked the chap's name ‘John Peacock’ - & phone number 0800 0800 152 or 0800 0800 152 .

Obviously the chap realised I wasn't believing his story, so offered to demonstrate that he was from BT. I asked how and he told me to hang up and try phoning someone - he would disconnect my phone to prevent this.  AND HE DID!!  My phone was dead - no engaged tone, nothing - until he phoned me again.  Very pleased with himself, he asked if that was enough proof that he was with BT. I asked how the payment was to be made and he said credit card, there & then.  I said that I didn't know how he'd done it, but I had absolutely no intention of paying him, I didn't believe his name or that he worked for BT.  He hung up.

I did 1471 and phoned his fictitious 0800 number – not recognised.  I phoned the police to let them know, I wasn't the first! It's only just started apparently but it is escalating. Their advice was to let as many people know by word of mouth of this scam. The fact that the phone does go off would probably
convince some people it's real, so please let as many friends & family aware of this.  This is good but not that clever. He gave the wrong number - it should have been   0800 800152 which takes you through to BT Business. The cutting off of the line is very simple: he stays on the line with the mute button on and you can't dial out - but he can hear you trying.  (This is because the person who initiates a call is the one to terminate it).  When you stop trying,  he cuts off and immediately calls back. You could almost be convinced! The sad thing is that it is so simple that it will certainly fool the elderly and vulnerable.  Obviously, if this scam is real, once they have your credit/debit card details, there is nothing to stop them cleaning out your account.

Footnote:  Damon first drew our attention to this scam back in September 2009.   It would appear that it is still doing the rounds so be vigilant.

A Diamond Jubilee Celebration

August 19th 2010


Lerryn Village celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of the Produce Association with some aplomb.

The show was opened by Tracey Wilson, the well known horticultural expert and Radio Cornwall presenter, who graced our show with great style. Music from a local group “Anything Goes” helped things go with a swing.

Total entries were 588 compared with 436 last year.  This caused a bit of a panic for the committee but fortunately the snooker club let us use the snooker room which provided much needed space.  Many thanks to the President of the club for his willing cooperation.

The children of the village were enthusiastic competitors, with 194 entries compared with 140 last year. The monsters, made out of vegetables, get more frightening every year.

The George Keast Memorial Shield for potato growing was won this year by Timothy Boraston with a weight of 1lb. 11oz.

Our president, Eric Baker, has entered every show over the last 60 years. It was therefore fitting and a very popular choice when he won the Cornwall Garden Society Certificate for the best overall exhibit in the show. He also won the Best Bloom Cup and the Jubilee Cup.  All of these were presented to him by Tracey.

After the show the committee retired to a local hostelry to celebrate both the success of the show and the Diamond Jubilee in traditional Cornish convivial style.

Many, many thanks to the committee, the exhibitors and our supporters for all their hard work and support.

Peter Bucknell


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