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W.I. - Fun, Foraging & Feasting

November 9th 2009


Foraging, fun and feasting were the order of the day for Lerryn WI’s October visit to Cotna Barton.
We left not sure what had been planned for us, but with baskets, gloves and boots at the ready we were “up for it”.
Rachel Lambert, the mastermind behind Wild Food Walks, had enlisted the help of Sara and David Readman, whose smallholding near Gorran Churchtown was an ideal setting.
We were to walk the land identifying and picking the plants to be used for lunch. Rachel and David were informative, knowledgeable and by the end of the morning session we had a selection of plants ranging from horseradish to nettles (apparently a super-food), black mustard, sorrel and watercress – there were more but you’d have to arrange a walk to find out about those!
After a refreshing cuppa we were let loose in Sara’s kitchen to prepare a lunch with the food we’d foraged. Sara was organised and helpful in supervising us all in the preparation of lunch.
Catherine helped produce some wonderful home-made pasta with nettles as a substitute for spinach, topped with a delicious watercress pesto. Jan grated horseradish and Sue grated beetroot for the beetroot, apple and horseradish salad. Anne, Flynn and Nina created a pudding, which would have rivalled Cranks, with blackberries, wild apples and meringue – eggs courtesy of the Cotna Barton chickens! Julia, Mary and Sue created two lovely green salads beautifully decorated with edible flowers. Sara served bread that she had baked earlier and the tangy sorrel and yoghurt dip was a wonderful accompaniment.
After an extended lunch there was just time for a walk to look for more wild food.
It was a happy, sated band of WI members who wended their way home from an innovative outing and one that we can certainly recommend.
Anyone out there who wants a taste of the same can contact Rachel at rachel@wildwalks-southwest.co.uk or visit her website at www.wildwalks-southwest.co.uk.




Zombies Depart the Village

November 7th 2009

All decent law abiding villagers will be pleased to hear that the plague of Zombies has now moved on.

Despite outward appearances the undead residents of the village enjoyed a "live"ly night on Halloween.  Anyone there will confirm it was quite a sight.

Thanks to everyone who made such an effort to die for the nights entertainment so successfully

Particularly those who shall remain nameless and shameless despite trying to swim across the river naked at 4.00am....and no.......we don't believe the tale of you falling off the stepping stones and your clothes being washed off you either .......

Thanks of course to The Ship for providing a much used bar and to the Village Hall for providing the temporary mortuary

The Band were very impressed with all your Michael Jackson Thriller moves although their posting on their  own website the day after read

"Don't know quite how we managed to get out of that Crazy village alive last night" and thus perhaps summed their experience up more truthfully.

Anyway as everyone seemed to enjoy the Band (Shameless) so much they have agreed to pencil in another visit next Halloween...so be warned -  book your holidays now if you are not attending.

Meanwhile if anyone needs anything to frighten their children with between now and next year please show them the Picture Gallery on this site which should do the trick (no treat)



The Recession Revue

November 7th 2009

Loads of local talent will be kicking off Christmas on a shoestring in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Saturday 5th December.



Admission £5; under-16s £2.


Doors open from 7.00pm for the sale of wine, beer, soft drinks and light refreshments.

Christmas Food and Wine Tasting Day SUNDAY!

November 4th 2009

Christmas Food and Wine Tasting Day

Make your Christmas preparations easy this year by joining us in the Red Store this Sunday 8th November between 11.00am and 4.00pm

Hosted by River Dining Company, you have the opportunity to get expert advice from Nigel Ede of Experience Wine, taste and order wines and port for pre-Christmas delivery, pick up order forms for Christmas meats, fruit and vegetables, cream etc. from local suppliers, all organised by Deanna through Lerryn River Stores. Bocaddon Farm Cheese will be offering samples and taking orders and Prue and friends invite you to taste cakes, puddings, pates, buiscuits and other treats.

We look forward to seeing you.  Further details below....

Prue Cornwall

01208 873488


You are invited to a











River Dining Company


Experience Wine, Truro


Lerryn River Stores


Bocaddon Farm


Continental Fruits, Liskeard







11.00 AM – 4.00 PM






Lerryn TV Star

October 31st 2009

 Charles Morgan's appearance on The Weakest Link will be aired on BBC1  Tue 10 Nov



Tune into BBC1 Tuesday 10 November 5.15 p.m. and find out!



CLICK HERE to find out how to win your prize !

LAMA Pub Quiz Next Weekend

October 31st 2009

The quiz at The Ship on the evening of Saturday 7th November will be in aid of the Lerryn minibus. Please come and join in - make up a team, buy a raffle ticket (or two!), have a good evening and support the bus.



RNLI Autumn Coffee Morning

October 30th 2009


Church Rooms, Lostwithiel.

7th November, 10.00 to 12.00 a.m.


Join us for a coffee and a chat and to stock up on RNLI Cards and Presents for Xmas.

There will be a variety of stalls including Cakes, Plants and Bric-a-Brac.


Free Live Music this Saturday in the Village Hall

October 26th 2009

All villagers welcome to join a Halloween Zombie Party at the Village hall to celebrate Damon's 40th.

This Saturday from 8.00pm Halloween dress for those that want to go for it..... if not don't worry.

Live music from around 9.00pm from Shameless....... hope to see you there.


Over 250 people join Cornwall Council Walk at Pentillie Castle

October 22nd 2009


This month's Cornwall Council Walk to Pentillie Castle on the banks of the Tamar exceeded even the organisers optimistic expectations. Over 250 people from all over Cornwall (Lerryn was represented!) flocked to join the walk which included guided tours of the estate and the house. The house and grounds had been closed for over 30 years and have only recently started having "open days" so there was much interest as this walk included parts of the estate which have not been previously open to the public. The walk finished with a "bangers & mash" lunch (for which there was a small charge) in the house and adjoining marquee. 

The "Castle" has been extensively refurbished to a high standard and is used for weddings and functions as well as offering accomodation, although the gardens are still reminiscent of Heligan in the early days. The original Repton landscaping is slowly being restored.

These Walks are free and are run by Cornwall Council.  Advance notices are displayed on the Parish Council and other notice boards in the village.



Halloween - All Lerryn Zombies welcome

October 5th 2009


Hope you can make it........ alive or otherwise......



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