BOCONNOC GARDENS OPEN FOR RNLI
May 1st 2009
Sunday 10 May, 2.00pm till 5.00pm
Refreshments available; Souvenir, Plant and Gift stalls.
Demonstration by the Cornwall Branch of the British Horse Driving Society.
Admission £4.50 (accompanied children free)
SUPPORT THE RNLI - saving lives at sea
Lostwithiel & District Branch RNLI
Rare tree planted in memory of Jean Elliot
April 29th 2009
Ronald planted a Wollami Pine , in memory of Jean , in their garden at 'Tregoning' on Thurs. 23rd. April 2009, supported by his daughter Jane, her husband Michael Sturdee, Rob & Lin Briggs & Eric Baker.
This is the first ever Wollami Pine, a survivor from the Jurrasic age (some 200 million years ago!), to be planted in The Parishes of St. Winnow or St. Veep.
Catamaran loose off St Winnow Boathouse
April 16th 2009
Encounter Cornwall canoe trip today found that the 25ft Catamaran that appeared to be moored next to the Boathouse St Winnow has in fact drifted there and luckily for whoever owns it has got caught by the dock wall. We noticed it on Wed night. Luckily again with a falling tide its not going anywhere for a day or two.
FHC have been informed but if anyone knows the owner (or its yours) you need to get down and check its secured.
Can't quite make out the name as its hidden by the wall
"KWA????...... Heri " FHC Number G254 25ft Catarmaran Red Sails
If you know the owners please let them know.
China Clay falls to an all time low in Fowey
April 11th 2009
Imerys have announced an 11-day shut-down further affecting shipments from the harbour at Fowey.
Further economic fears hit Clay Country this week as Imerys announced it is to shutdown all plants due to a fall in demand.
Only last month Imerys refused to comment on rumours production rates and demand for clay were falling.
One employee, who asked not to be named, claimed demand had dropped to an all-time low with just eight boats leaving Fowey harbour in February, compared to the usual 27 each month.
Struggling to find a Job in Cornwall - is this why ?
April 11th 2009
BBC News Cornwall
Calendar Girls triumph for Lerryn W.I.
April 10th 2009
Lerryn WI can be congratulated for a very successful event when two of the original Calendar Girls were guest speakers at their April meeting.
Such special guests warranted a more than usual effort and tickets were issued to some 100 people, including other local institutes, who saw the stage decorated with appropriate props from the Calendar for each month of the year, as well as sunflowers (their special symbol) and the obligatory bigger buns!
Members and visitors heard from Tricia and Angela how the original idea of the Calendar had been born and how they had persevered to such a successful outcome. They had never dreamed of how far it would take them or how much money would be raised for Leukaemia Research – over two million pounds. They spoke of the subsequent film and international travel as well as the forthcoming stage production. Although describing a serious subject, the girls managed to give a humorous account of events which kept everyone chuckling to the end. The girls posed for photographs, including one with WI Presidents, present, past and Founding.
Everyone enjoyed refreshments and Tricia and Angela stayed on and mingled to the very end, proving themselves to be genuine, warm and approachable ladies. When the speakers were thanked, we were reminded that most people’s lives have at some stage been touched by cancer. The Calendar Girls had brought various souvenirs for the raffle, including an autographed copy of the 2009 Calendar and, including donations, the wonderful sum of £563 was raised, which will hopefully go some way towards their next million. Thanks are due to all who helped, contributed or donated in any way.
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Free Bargains on Classifieds - Greenhouse etc !
April 9th 2009