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Summer Photos

July 13th 2009

There are loads of excellent photos on the Lerryn Gallery Page (click here) covering amongst other things.....

The Solstice Event

Village Night

The Lerryn School River Trip

Many thanks to Rob Briggs, Bernie Gibbons and Keith Rooker for some excellent shots - a great record of some fine days.

If anyone wants copies of the photos contact us and we can arrange to email you over the images.


Thank you from some happy visitors

July 13th 2009

Message received at Lerryn.net

It was a pleasure to meet such a charming village, a community that works!

We came to stay for one night, at the Ship inn, but we ended up staying four nights and had such a wonderful time- we will definitely be back! Thank you for making us feel at home.

love to Jonney, Ronnie and all the team and musicians at the Ship Inn!!!!!

Ken and Net from Lancashire!




Lerryn.net receives a grant

July 12th 2009

£100 grant from The Wakeham Trust


Lerryn.net has recently received a grant of £100, towards further development of the website, from The Wakeham Trust.

We have been asked to "spread the word" about this Trust, set up by an anonymous donor in 1973, in order to support local community action groups.

They say "we rely heavily on successful applicants to spread the word about the Wakeham Trust, so please pass on our details to other groups in your area who may benefit from our support".

They normally award grants of between £75 and £750. Your group does NOT have to be a charity and the application is extremely straightforward -  this is all explained on their website www.wakehamtrust.org

Local groups, if you are in need of funds (silly question!) I would recommend an application !



Washaway West Choir at Boconnoc

July 8th 2009

Washaway west gallery choir


Boconnoc church


A Concert of 18th century music


8.00 pm Thursday 9th July


Free for FOBC Members

£2.50 to non-members (why not join?) - at the church door.

Refreshments included


The concert will be preceded by the FOBC AGM at 7 pm and followed by refreshments,  both in the Soane Room, Boconnoc



Swine Flu At Braddock School - No need to panic

July 8th 2009

The parent of one of the pupils at Braddock School has contracted Swine Flu (6th July confirmed) and has been prescribed Tamiflu for mild symptoms.

Current advice from Cornwall and Isles of Scilly NHS is there is no cause to be alarmed.

The school and nursery remain open and will operate as normal.

If you do have concerns or a member of your family begins to show symptoms the advice is to:

- Avoid contact with other people as much as possible.

- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing / sneezing .

- Wash frequently.

- Clean any hard surfaces using normal cleaning products.

Most infections are very mild and treatable with anti viral drugs. You can phone the local surgery and speak to a doctor who will assess you over the phone. Do NOT go into the surgery as this may spread the virus further.

Common symptoms are similar to seasonal flu accompanied by one or more of the following:

- A feverish illness

- A cough

- Sore throat

- Headache

- Muscle aches.

Some people have also reported runny nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.


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

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