Septuagenary Celebrations !
September 7th 2009
On Saturday 5th September 2009, Lerryn Memorial Hall rocked with the sound of many voices and the strains of the Black Rock Jazz band
From the left, Martin Broadway, David St John, Ann Henderson & Paul Weatherhogg
enjoying a celebration of their collective 280 years !
Many friends joined the party, a delicious spread was provided and a good time was had by all.
Remember - 70 is the new 60 - and these four prove it !
More pictures will appear shortly on the gallery
Calling all Community Groups!
September 5th 2009
It is now over a year since the Community Groups Directory was created and it is likely that some of the information about the groups and people involved have changed in that time. Although not a member of the Website Group, Lin Briggs has agreed to help keep these records up to date and it would be useful if all groups would review their entry and send any changes to Lin at email@example.com Thereafter changes can be notified to Lin as they arise.
Not all groups are using the Calendar which is one of our most popular and well used features. The calendar can be used by any village group and it is very easy to put entries on. It can be password protected, if required, so that others cannot accidentally change or remove it. Please try it for yourself and if you have difficulties contact the website administrator who will be happy to help.
Whitecross and District Gardening Club
August 30th 2009
Whitecross & District Gardening Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at Whitecross Village Hall. It is a lively friendly club with 84 members enjoying a wide and varied programme throughout the year.
Speakers often bring a range of specialist plants which are for sale after their talk, whilst we enjoy a chat and a cup of tea or coffee.
In December the Village Hall is transformed for the Christmas Party, a special event, where we enjoy a delicious meal together with our partners in a warm friendly atmosphere.
As a group who share a love of and an interest in plants and gardening we are keen to support young people and we have agreed a Bursary Award to help anyone who is undertaking or about to embark on training in horticulture. If this applies to you, or you know of anyone who fits the bill, then we would love to hear from you.
Our 2009/2010 programme is available from the end of August. (See also Website Calendar)
August 28th 2009
In the event that swine flu becomes widespread in the village and surrounding area, we think that it will be useful to have some contact names of people to help out if you and your family and neighbours are unwell at the same time. The following people have kindly volunteered to be "Flu Friends":
Madeleine & Peter Bidwell: 872232
Tim and Jane Bulmer: 871430
Marguerite Butt: 873357
Sue Daw: 873634
Norman Douglas: 873895
Anne Gibbons: 873434
Jill Gooch: 872680
Jill Grant: 871334
John Halkes: 873393
Jackie Harman: 872340
Ann Henderson: 873428
Barry and Gillian Hunt: 871044
Jim Kelly: 873837
Charles Morgan: 872834
Catherine Murphy: 871195
Bill Needs: 872884
D & P Rolling: 873295
David and Elizabeth St John: 873373
Nick Smith: 873355
Lesley Thomas: 872862
Viv Turner: 873458
Sue Watts: 871513
Gill Wolhuter: 01503 220467
Last Night of the PROMS - LAMA fund raising
August 28th 2009
Please ignore the date given in the September ‘Bridge’!
LAMA will be showing the Last Night of the Proms concert LIVE on the Memorial Hall big screen on SATURDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER. Bring your own bottle, and book in advance for a delicious substantial-soup-plus-pudding supper. Details in the shop and on the noticeboards.
Learn to play Bridge
August 28th 2009
Saturday September 12th - 2pm to 5pm Liskeard Public Hall
Would you like to improve, learn or return to bridge?
Drop in to the open afternoon, or call Mike or Sylvia Smith on 01726 870 489
Beginners and improvers courses will start in September
Liskeard Bridge Club welcomes new and old bridge players!
Welcome to Nigel and Deanna
August 26th 2009
On Wednesday 26th, the Lerryn Village Stores re-opened after a day's closure for stock take. We all welcome Nigel and Deanna O'Brien, the new owners. All too often we hear on the local news of village shops which close. So, good people of Lerryn, show your support for Nigel and Deanna, not just in words but more importantly in deeds. And remember the slogan USE IT OR LOSE IT! It does not bear thinking about.
Yet MORE Theft Attempts
August 22nd 2009
An attempt was made through the night on Thursday to take one of the Encounter Cornwall Safety Boat Engines from our larger boat. Its bolted and locked through the transom which appears to have saved us as the clamps were fully undone this morning and an attempt had been made to pull the engine off the boat.
This means that things have been stolen or attempted to be stolen (assuming the same people are responsible) during three seperate nights this week. Clearly these people are no messing around and see Lerryn as a soft touch at present.
The visitors boat lost a 9.9hp engine worth around £1,500 so an expensive holiday for them. Details including the serial number are in the Shop window and on the drill hall if anyone hears anything or is offered anything.
Once again make sure everything is securely locked or taken off your boats as it would appear that these "people" may well be back
Helicopter Rescue St Winnow
August 21st 2009
From BBC News yesterday.......
2 people were rescued from the mudbanks off St Winnow earlier this week after their newly purchased inflatable had "run out of fuel" and they got stuck as the tide fell.
They were stranded out there for 6 hours....in the dark.
Both were winched off the boat by helicopter eventually...... cold but unharmed.
Inshore Lifeboat crew were also involved through the night.
"On average it costs £5,800 to launch an all weather lifeboat, such as the Maurice and Joyce Hardy and £2,200 to launch an inshore lifeboat like the Olive Two." (Source www.foweylifeboat.co.uk)
More Theft - Outboard Engines can you help?
August 21st 2009
Two outboard engines were stolen on Wed night from the foreshore
One a local residents was padlocked to the boat on its mooring by the car park - it was a 15hp engine so we can assume there was more than one person involved due to the weight.
The other was taken from a visitors boat left near the slipway.
This has all been reported to Looe Police and the Harbour Commission who are now investigating following the dingy theft on Monday
Due to the tide times on Wed it seems most likely that the thefts are from land by a vehicle