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Cummunications & Culture - W.I. Pack it in!

September 20th 2009

The secrets of the Telegraph Museum were revealed to the ladies of the W.I and their guests at Porthcurno today. The Museum proved to be a fascinating place and was once (and arguably still is) the worldwide hub for international communications via deep sea cables.  The talk given by Ann, concluded in a demonstration of how 20,000 volts could transmit messages around the world (thank goodness none of us had pacemakers!).  The Museum's main collections are held inside the tunnels (commissioned by Churchill to protect communications in WW2) and some of us climbed the 121 steps back to the surface to access the viewing platform.  It soon became clear that to those with an interest in communications, a half day visit wasn't enough!


After the Museum , came the Minack Theatre where a picnic lunch was enjoyed in brilliant sunshine before the commencement of a matinee performance of Proms at the Minack (based on the traditional Last Night theme, with a few novel twists including an Elvis "Impressions for Brass" interlude!) and which concluded with the battle of Trafalgar in words and music, complimented by fireworks. The guest conductor was Dr Nicholas Childs (Black Dyke Band); soloist Cheryl Brendish and compere John Maines. Much flag waving and singing was in evidence and a great time was had by all, even those who were attending their third proms event this year!


The trip was a huge success, thanks to a gloriously sunny day and to the W.I. organisation.

But of course there is always one!


Last Night of the Proms - Lost Property!

September 19th 2009

Did you leave something in the Hall after the Lama Last Night of the Proms?

If so please contact the Website Administrator with a description and he will be happy to arrange for its return.


Local Police Information

September 19th 2009

The following messgae is from out local officer Tom Barnes.  I have had a look at these pages - the pages on Marine Crime (Look under "In this Section") are particularly good and these can be accessed through the Looe Police Website Link below. Information there on stolen engines and boats etc and on how to prevent it happening to you as well as new schemes to deter the thieves.


To Lerryn.net


Devon and Cornwall Police have recently launched a new Neighbourhood Policing Website. Each neighbourhood area has their own page. I would be grateful if you could put a link up on your website.


The address for the Looe area is  http://neighbourhoodpolicing.devon-cornwall.police.uk/BCU-1558/Sector-1605/NB-1609/Pages/Home.aspx


CLICK HERE to access the site or use the link above )


We would like to raise awareness of this new site, and I know how popular the Lerryn website has become.






PCSO 30170 Tom Barnes

Police Community Support Officer

Lansallos, Lanteglos, St Veep & St Winnow Parishes





September 19th 2009



Tickets went on sale at Lerryn Village Stores and Paraphernalia in Lostwithiel for the Tony Oreshko jazz concert at Boconnoc Church on 4 October (@ 7pm). This promises to be a lively night as Tony Oreshko and his quartet bring the jazz of the Left Bank, reminiscent of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and Le Hot Club de France, to the 14th century church


Tony Oreshko is a well-known jazzman and with an enthusiastic following and the tickets at £7.50  (£6.50 for members & £5 for u/16), to include light refreshments afterwards, are generally reckoned to be a bargain as he and his musicians fill the old church with foot-tapping melody.


Mike Lynch, who has arranged the concert for Friends of Boconnoc Church, said, “We doubt you’ll ever have heard the church swing as you will on 4th October!”


Tickets can also be purchased by ringing 01503220760 or 01208821138. Hurry to get yours!




Precious Lives Quadrathon - Can you help

September 15th 2009


Can you help with the following event on Sunday 27th September.

Encounter Cornwall are providing canoes and equipment for 24 competitors as well as 2 safety boats.

However we need another safety boat OR someone who can kayak to be on the river to direct the paddlers safely in the Penmarlam area.


Please help if you can - this is a very worthwhile event, should be a lot of fun to watch and will help the appeal.  The event has been approved and is supported by Fowey Harbour Commision   -

If anyone can assist on the day between around 11.30am and 3pm please call Damon on 01208 871066 or email    info@lerryn.net




On the 27th September 2009 twenty four people are planning to cross Cornwall from Padstow to Fowey in the first Cornish Coast to Coast Quadrathlon - raising money for the Precious Lives Appeal to build the new Childrens Hospice in Cornwall - www.chsw.org.uk

Entrants have to swim 800 metres from Padstow up the River Camel, cycle 20 miles to Lanhydrock, run 5 miles through Lostwithiel to reach St Winnow before heading off to Fowey by canoe down the river. They've got to catch the tide so there'll be no time for faffing!

The event starts off from Padstow on the incoming tidea at 9-30am. Participants travelling in teams of 4 are aiming to reach St Winnow sometime around 12:00 to 13:00 ready to canoe down to Fowey.

A Justgiving website has been set up for sponsors and donations - http://www.justgiving.com/cornish-quadrathlon/

This event is being made possible by Encounter Cornwall http://encountercornwall.com/ who are supporting the canoe leg

For more information contact Simon and Becky Jeffery ventonwynhome@aol.com 01872 572866.


For anyone interested in the route CLICK HERE to see a PDF of the Coast to Coast route.




2009 Coast to Coast Cornish Quadrathlon

LAMA - Last Night of the Proms Success

September 13th 2009


Lama's Last Night of the Proms evening was a great success. Everyone enjoyed the evening and the Buffet supper.  The singing was loud and raucous and did credit to the W.I. (Jerusalem!) although the volume flagged for "Rule Britannia" and the second verse of the National Anthem!

The evening made a profit of £245 for LAMA funds. Well done to LAMA for organising this enjoyable event.


Parish Council discuss Website Forum

September 10th 2009

Just two members of the public attended the Parish Council meeting tonight – such a shame because it was a very interesting meeting.  Amongst other items, the Website Forum was discussed, as well as ways to progress the Parish Council’s page on the website. It was suggested that members of the public would be interested particularly in Planning Applications and that it would be useful to create a link to Cornwall Council so that local applications can be viewed. Well, the Website Group are ahead of the game on this one. The links are already there! If you choose “Useful Numbers” on the left hand side of the page, you will then be able to choose from various sub-headings, including “Councils” which in turn takes you to the old Caradon details. If you then click on the website link, you will be automatically taken to the Cornwall Council Planning Applications page. Give it a try it does work!  (Reporter: Lin Briggs)

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


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