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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 lin.briggs@btopenworld.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.
February & March sees us swapping seeds, encouraging each other to grow new plants and divide old favourites for our annual sale held in May.  This year the sale was held at Hall Farm, courtesy of Gavin and Margaret Shakerley, and a great time was had by all!
During the summer we arrange garden visits and outings.  We think you will agree this is pretty good value for £7 a year membership.

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)
Any enquiries about the Club or Bursary Award to
Sue Watts on 01208-871513 or Sue Pearce 01503-220540


Flu friends

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

An old red Ford type, estate van with writing on it was seen on the “scene of the crime” on Monday  around Little Quay at 10.00 & there was evidence of cut rope found in the lay-by nearby at 10.30.

If anyone has seen anything suspicious please let us know so we can pass the information on ..... in confidence if need be.


Meanwhile until those involved are caught or move on please make sure you keep an eye on yours and your neighbouring boats.


A new item has been set up on the Forum Page for anyone with any ideas on how we stop this kind of thing.

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