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RNLI - SOS (Share our Soup!) day

January 14th 2009


Lostwithiel & District Branch of RNLI
Saturday January 31st 2009
Share Our Soup
Delicious home-made soups and sinful desserts!
in Lerryn Memorial Hall
from 12 noon until 2pm
Please come and Share Our Soup (and puds!) and help raise funds for the RNLI.

Happy New Year to all our readers.

January 14th 2009

Happy New Year to all the readers, contributors and the development team of the Lerryn Website

We would also like to thank the many people who have contributed to the website over the year, in whatever way. The number of visitors to the site continues at a high level and we have had a number of  plaudits from people who either used to live in the village, or are relatives of current residents.  All use the site to keep in touch with what is going on.

The Group recognise that it still has some way to go to fulfill its commitment to deliver a comprehensive service to the community and this is what we will be working on during the coming year. We will review how the site has worked over the past year and you can expect some of the areas that have not worked so well to be changed as we try different approaches to keep the site fresh and relevant.

Do your stuff!

January 13th 2009

The Lerryn Players' Springtime Revue, to be held on 24 and 25 April, is now in preparation. Anybody willing to 'do a turn' should contact co-ordinator Jim Kelly (873837) as soon as possible. There are no formal rehearsals for the Revue. People prepare their own material, though the Players' Musical Director, Malcolm Bell (872119), will offer help to those planning musical contributions, and there will be a run-through the weekend before the performances to check production details. Go on - have a go!!

Circus for all ages

January 13th 2009

The 'Carn to Cove' events are fundraisers for the Hall but they also provide some very good value in entertainment. The circus evening on Friday 16 January offers fun and games for all age groups and comes with some good reviews. Tickets are on sale in the shop.

Race Night - gallop to the shop for your tickets!

January 13th 2009

Every year is a fundraising year for the bus. 2009 gets under way with a bit of fun - a Race Night in Lerryn Memorial Hall. Admission costs £5 and tickets are in the shop now. There will be beer, wine and snacks on sale and doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start.

Jean Elliott - Funeral Arrangements

December 30th 2008


Jean's funeral will take place at Bodmin Crematorium at 14.30 on Monday 12th January and afterwards at Lerryn Memorial Hall for refreshments from around 16.00.
The Funeral Director is:
John Doran,
Meadow Bridge,  
PL30 4DP.
Tel: 01208.821186
If anyone, rather than sending flowers, would prefer to make a donation, this may be made to "Lerryn Memorial Hall" which was dear to Jean's heart. There will be boxes for donations at the Crematorium and in the Memorial Hall.
Accommodation Request
A number of relatives and family friends will be attending the funeral and Ronald has asked that, if anyone is able to offer accommodation for a couple of nights, would they please contact him direct.

Jean Elliott

December 26th 2008


We are sad to have to let you know that Jean Elliott passed away peacefully during the morning on Boxing Day.  Duncan arrived from New Zealand on Christmas Eve and so all the family are there for support at the moment.
Further details will be posted as they become available.
Jean was a wonderful lady and we will all miss her terribly. Our thoughts are with Ronald and his family at this sad time.

Police Notice / Appeal - Distraction Burglaries

December 22nd 2008

This message relates to Police Log No. 762 15 December 2008.

We would like to make you aware that we have received reports of distraction type burglaries in the mid Cornwall area.

A male has entered properties of elderly residents stealing property such as handbags, money etc.

The male tries to find common ground with the resident, sometimes pretending to know them, once access is gained he distracts the resident by asking them to change money or for a cup of tea and then steals items. He is described as a white male, in his 20's - 30's,of muscular build and last seen wearing a plain grey woolly hat and a plain grey waist length zipped up jacket.

Please keep doors locked and treat all cold callers with suspicion, if you feel intimidated or threatened call the police. Please pass this information on to elderly neighbours.

If you have any information regarding these incidents please contact us on 08452 777 444 quoting CMS and Police Log No. 762 15/12/08 or 999 if you see anything believed to be suspicious.

Seagull Race Results & Message from the Commodore RLYS.

December 21st 2008

From the Commodore RLYS.

The special 21st anniversary event was a great success and the weather was kind to us.   My congratulations to all those who put in so much effort to dress their boats and themselves and spruce up their engines.    It made a very colourful spectacle.     My thanks to all my colleagues on the RLYS committee for their support and hard work in organising the event and to Penny and Anne for doing the registration, Annie and Rachel for doing the Mulled pies and mince wine(!) and Mike and June for selling Raffle tickets.
There were quite a number of disqualifications this year.    Unfortunately those involved have only themselves to blame.    The rules are very clearly set out in the race instructions and I suspect that several competitors did not bother to read them.     The rules have to be applied for safety reasons and we would not be allowed to run the event without them.
I am delighted to report that the event raised £227 from the RNLI raffle.    The catering and entry fees raised a further £290 which will be distributed to local organisations / charities.     A big thank you to everyone.
Richard Parrott.




Not many cakes; plenty of ale - Seagull Race 2008

December 21st 2008

48 boats registered, despite the fact that we were all probably meant to be doing something else the last Saturday before Christmas. In better weather than we had for the midsummer solstice, a party atmosphere prevailed in line with the theme for the day - fuelled by a good supply of mulled wine and mince pies. It was amazing how many ways people managed to interpret the 'party' idea. Have a look at the Gallery page to see:

  • The Mad Hatter's tea party
  • The dinner party - cool evening clothes and hardly a splash in sight!
  • The Green Party, complete with extremely green people, a tree to hug and a familiar resident seagull
  • The British Seagull Party, with campaigning rosettes and a loud hailer
  • Santa and his flock of seagulls - powered by no fewer than five apparently working outboards. (Sadly, these were no help on the mud, which meant Rudolph had to get out and push.)
  • A 'party' party, with table, chairs, bottles and glasses
  • Multiple balloons - some of which were accompanied by booming party music
  • Parties of the sixties.

There were also all the usual local party accessories: wigs, funny hats, pirate outfits and - of course - men in fishnets.

There were new departures to mark the event's 21st anniversary. Sadly, the 'best decorated cake' competition attracted only one entry. Luckily it was a very good entry, so there was no difficulty about awarding the first prize! There was also an entertaining tug o' war between the winning boats. This was soon over, and no doubt a bit frustrating for those whose engine at that one crucial moment failed to start - all part of the genuine Seagull tradition!

The prize-giving and raffle draw were hosted at lunchtime by The Ship Inn, where it was announced that well over £200 had been raised for the RNLI - a good end to a good morning. Congratulations to all those involved!



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