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Jenny Pearce - Memorial Service


January 7th 2010

 The date and times of the service have now been confirmed:

The funeral will be on Wednesday 13 January when Canon John Halkes will take the services.

The service at the crematorium will be at 3.30pm and is for family members only.

A memorial service will be held at St. Winnow Church at 4.30 pm, when all will be welcome. 

"Family flowers only" have been requested, with donations in lieu to St.Winnow Church.

LAMA are providing a  free minibus journey which will be available as follows:

Message from LAMA:

Many of the people who used to travel with Jenny on the Lerryn minibus will want to attend her memorial service, so we are providing an additional bus service for that day.

The collection times will be as follows:

3.30      Lerryn car park

3.35      Lerryn View

3.55      Grenville Road

4.00      Lostwithiel Library

4.15      St Winnow

4.30    Service starts 

Parking is very limited at St, Winnow, so we want to make maximum use of the bus and seats will be available to everyone on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  Please phone to book your seat on 01208 871272.

RWB


Police Appeal


January 6th 2010

This message relates to Police Crime No. BE/10/5.

We are appealing for information following a high value burglary in Looe. Entry was forced to a home some time between New Year's Eve and New Years Day.

The thieves stole a number of items including two Apple computers, an Apple iPhone and a digital camera before stealing a grey Honda Civic with Registration WL06 HGO.

Please could residents take safety precautions such as leaving lights on when they are not in their premises and put expensive items and all keys out of sight.

If you have seen this vehicle or have any information please contact us on 08452 777 444 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting CMS and Police reference BE/10/5.


Anyone slid into Lostwithiel ?


January 6th 2010

Anyone made it into Lostwithiel today (Wed)  in anything other than a landrover ?

If you have any info on the road(s) please send a quick email to

info@lerryn.net

We can then display any useful info for everyone else wondering about when to try it

 


Seagull Race - fundraising & thanks


January 6th 2010

A message from the Commodore of the R.L.Y.S.

Further to my report on the Seagull Race I am pleased to say that we raised over £400. In addition to that the RNLI raised over £140 in their raffle. After deduction of expenses the committee decided to distribute £300 to local organisations and charities as follows;

 

Donations of

£100 to Lerryn Area Minibus Association,

£100 to Friends of Lerryn School for purchase of sports equipment

£100 to The Merlin Project.

 


My thanks to the members of the RLYS committee who all had a part to play in the organisation and running of this successful event, to Bill Needs for allowing us to use the Drill Hall, to Annie, Jackie, Lesley and Viv for doing the mulled wine and mince pies which raised £154, to Lerryn River Stores (Deanna judged the fancy dress) and The Ship Inn for their support, to John and David for providing additional rescue boats and marshalling and to many others who have helped in different ways. Thank you all!

Richard Parrott.
 


MINIBUS TO JENNY PEARCE'S MEMORIAL SERVICE


January 6th 2010

Message from LAMA

Many of the people who used to travel with Jenny on the Lerryn minibus will want to attend her memorial service, so we are providing an additional bus service for that day.

The collection times will be as follows:

3.30      Lerryn car park

3.35      Lerryn View

3.55      Grenville Road

4.00      Lostwithiel Library

4.15      St Winnow

4.30    Service starts (provisional time).

Parking is very limited at St, Winnow, so we want to make maximum use of the bus and seats will be available to everyone on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  Please phone to book your seat on 01208 871272.

 


Seagull Race Review and Results


January 4th 2010

RIVER LERRYN YACHT SQUADRON

 

22nd Annual British Seagull Outboard Motor Race

 

This event, held on 29th December, was the wettest Seagull Race for many a year.    It rained without let-up before, during and after the race and the grassy river bank was reduced to a squelchy, muddy mess.   But even this failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the competitors who braved the elements and dressed themselves and their boats to the theme (Rig of the Day) of “Pantomime”.   They ended the race drenched but still smiling and headed to the Ship Inn for warmth, lubrication and the prizegiving.     They were supported by a surprising number of doughty spectators who remained on the foreshore, in the rain, throughout the race.    Mulled wine and mince pies were available in the Drill Hall all afternoon and a barbeque nearby.

 

We always expect a much better turnout when the event is held in the week between Christmas and the new year and this year was no exception.   47 boats with between two and five crew entered the race, as against 40 boats last year in much better weather, and most of them finished the course.   Can you imagine the characteristic sound of a Seagull engine at full chat?     Multiply that by more than fifty times (several boats had two or more engines), add the blue haze hovering above the surface of the river, a few mini oil slicks and people pulling starter cords all along the course, you get the flavour of this famous spectacle.    This is one day of the year when nobody worries about carbon footprints or noise pollution!

 

The prize for the Best Dressed Boat  was won by Phil James whose boat was dressed as the genie and the lamp and even managed some smoke from the spout of the lamp!

The prize for the best dressed crew was won by Rod Tucker who was convincingly dressed as Ali Baba.

 

The overall winner of the race and winner of the Ship Inn Trophy was Tim Colyer.      Class A (Canoes and Catamarans) was won by Andy Reid who also won the “Concours d’elegance” for the best turned out engine.     Winner in Class B (Boats 12ft and over) was Tim Colyer.

First in Class C (Boats under 12 ft) was Mr. Southcoat.

The Fast Lady Trophy (first helmswoman to finish) was won by Caroline Vipond.   The Team Trophy was won by the “Boathouse Pirates”.    Peter Pearce took the prize for the youngest competitor.

 

Some pictures can be seen on www.saving-old-seagulls.co.uk and a lot more on www.lerryn.net in the Lerryn Gallery Section

 


Jenny Pearce


December 30th 2009

We were saddened to hear of the death of Jenny Pearce and we will all miss her cheerful and helpful ways. 

We have been asked to let you know that her funeral will be on Wednesday 13 January when Canon John Halkes will take the services.

The service at the crematorium will be at 3.30pm and is for family members only.

The family have arranged a service at St. Winnow Church at 4.30 pm, when all will be welcome
 but have requested family flowers only, with donations in lieu to St.Winnow Church.

THE TIMES OF BOTH SERVICES ARE STILL TO BE CONFIRMED and we will confirm details in due course.

RWB

 


Christmas Day - in spite of the ice !


December 28th 2009

Hey!

 

My family and I came down to Lerryn, Lostwithiel in Cornwall for the Christmas period. For the past 3 years we've always walked up to St Veep church for the service on Christmas day. Today however, the ice and harsh weather conditions meant that the people who tried to get to church up the hill couldn't get up there. So instead, with the vicar unable to get to church, we thought we would hold the service in the green. It was a wonderful scene and still without a organ, we sang our heats out to O Come Ye Faithful!

 

It was lucky that no-one was hurt and we still managed to hold a service on Christmas day!

 

Attached is a photo of Lerryn community attending the service on the green by the river!

 Kate -  16  - Southampton

 


Seagull Race Tomorrow - Details !!!!


December 28th 2009


First sighting of Father Christmas?


December 24th 2009

RWB



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