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Lerryn's intrepid Mariner makes a solo trip home!

July 5th 2009

Arriving in the Fowey river today on his trusty trimaran "Tersancta" was Lerryn's Ronald Elliott. At 90 years of age Ronald has for the first time sailed single handed from the Scillies to Fowey via Newlyn and the Helford river in quite testing conditions.

Many sailors of lesser years shrink from the passage to the Scillies because of its fearsome reputation. That Ronald has achieved this in his ninetieth year is an incredible achievement and we take our collective hats off to him. Well done Ronald, welcome home!


Ronald celebrating with friend's on Bryher, IOS.



Village Night RNLI Duck Race Winners

July 5th 2009

The traditional RNLI Duck Race held on Village Night was completed over an arduous course on the River Lerryn. The prizewinners were as follows:

Winner (£20)  David Vipond

Second (£10) Brin Bowen

Third (£5) Marie Farey

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Pictures of Village Night are now beginning to appear on the Gallery, if you have photos you would like put on the site please send them to us.



Baby Llama For LAMA at Trewwther

June 30th 2009

The LAMA stand at this year's Trewether Fete, to be held on Saturday 29th August, will feature a llama and its baby. Come and see us! The fete starts at 2.00pm.




Summer Solstice Review 2009

June 24th 2009





Summer Solstice 2009


A sunny but cloudy and rather windy day greeted the nineteen boats participating in Lerryn’s annual midsummer boating event on Saturday, 20th June.     The theme for this year’s event was “Allo! Allo!” and many of the participants went to great lengths to dress themselves and their boats as characters from the quintessential TV series making a colourful spectacle on the river.    In addition the boats were given a pack containing a quiz on France and the French Resistance and also a jigsaw, each piece of which was hidden in envelopes attached to various buoys along the route.   The crews had to find these pieces and answer a further question on each piece.    If they found all the pieces and put them together they were rewarded with a picture of the “fallen madonna with the big boobies”.    The route led to Penmarlam where the boats tied up to the quay and the pontoon or the beach and enjoyed a picnic and a chat before returning to Lerryn.     A raffle for the RNLI raised £75 for the lifeboats.    Before the prizegiving at The Ship Inn crews were invited to act out a script from Allo! Allo! And three boat crews took up the challenge.   The best performance judged by clapometer (D.Vipond!) was given by Tracey Graham and Nick Stewart-Smith.

Results for the Quiz/jigsaw were:   1st Adam Haley,  2nd Alan Worswick and 3rd Carol Baker.

Prize for the best dressed boat was won by Andy Reid,  2nd was Alan and Rita Worswick and 3rd Mr. G.Thomas who had come up from Falmouth to take part.

Best dressed crew was Treve Fowler and Tracey with Any Reid 2nd and Andy Treleaven 3rd.

A big thank you to David Vipond and Penny Philp for the considerable effort put into organising the activities for this event.


Richard Parrott.    Commodore RLYS.




 Thanks to Keith Rooker for the photo's - check out the Gallery Page later this week for all the shots from the day.


Thank You Summer Solstice Sponsors

June 23rd 2009


RLYS Summer Solstice 2009


Thank you to all our sponsors who have generously donated the prizes:



Fowey Gallants Sailing Club

The Galleon Inn, Fowey

The Globe Hotel, Lostwithiel

The King of Prussia Hotel, Fowey

Lerryn River Stores

The Lugger Inn, Fowey

Rashleigh Inn, Polkerris

Royal British Legion, Fowey

Royal Fowey Yacht Club

Steve Langmaid, Fowey

The Royal Oak Hotel, Lostwithiel

The Ship Inn, Fowey


The Ship Inn, Lerryn

Thanks from the LAMA

June 10th 2009

Thanks to a record turn-out, backed by generous donations from people who couldn't attend, the coffee morning on 6 June made £259 for the bus. Thank you very much to all those who helped.




Funeral Notices

June 9th 2009

We have been asked to bring your attention to the following funeral details:

Peter Irwin   - Friday 12th June -2.30pm at St Veep Church Funeral Service and burial.
Family flowers only please. Donations gratefully accepted at church or via funeral directors ( Dignity-St Austell ) for the Sunrise Centre Treliske and Cornwall Hospice Care.
David Saunders-Davies  - Monday 15th -1.30 at Glynn Valley Crematorium for a short funeral service and 3pm at St Veep Church for a Service of Thanksgiving.
Tea afterwards at Lerryn Memorial Hall.
Family Flowers only please. Donations gratefully accepted at church or via Bodmin Funeral Services for David's favoured charities.

Our thoughts are with the families at this sad time.



Pub Quiz - Thank You from Jen and Keith

June 4th 2009

Jen and Keith would like to thank everyone who came along to the quizzes over the last 8 months and gave so generously to aid lama ,the village hall ,the snooker club ,friends of bocconoc church,playgroup ,pony express and macmillan nurses ,with your help you raised over £1,000. thanks to ronnie&jonnie for supplying 40 bottles of wine and 2 bottles of champagne in prizes and thanks to anne&david for helping out with printing. moms aloud won the overall quiz yet again,and can someone please put a team together to give them a run for their money when we fire up again in september, photo of moms aloud enjoying champagne



Tuesday Club AGM Date

June 1st 2009





Please come with ideas for meetings for next year.

Lerryn Produce Association Notice

June 1st 2009



When you read this the Plant Sale will be over and the Show will be only 2 months away on August 1st 2009, times does fly.


I hope that you picked up a schedule at the coffee morning, if not they are available from the shop, Viv Turner at Creekside Cottage or Penny Philp.


In recent years the entries in the classes for Flower Arranging have been a little disappointing. We all know that there are some very talented and artistic ladies, and gentlemen! in the village who excel at this. I understand that once again the W.I. will be involved so how about the young mum’s having a go, having swept the board at Quiz Night you should find Flower Arranging a piece of cake.


The photography class this year for adults is “Cornish Sunlight”, plenty of scope there to let your imagination run riot provided of course the sun does shine.


For children the title is “Horror” we are looking for a really scary picture of any size.


At the school David Vipond tells me that the potatoes have broken surface, it will be very interesting to see how this works out and who will be successful in winning the shield.


Happy gardening


Peter Bucknell


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