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Successful Trip to Coombsehead Charity Craft Fair

October 14th 2008

A suggestion that a few villagers might like to visit the Coombsehead Charity Craft Fair, at Lewannick, snowballed into a full minibus visiting the fair on Tuesday14 October.

With over 30 stalls of good quality craft work on display, the group wasted no time in taking advantage of the opportunity for some early Xmas shopping. Refreshments and light lunches were available. This year's charity is The Merlin Project (building a therapy centre in Cornwall for MS sufferers, at Hewaswater).

The trip was so successful that it looks set to be repeated next year!

Not another cup of tea! --------Thirsty work this Xmas shopping!


A day of small triumphs

September 25th 2008

Paul and Jeff saw a great northern diver, Anne Fenwick saw a guillemot, Julia saw a seal, Bernard saw red admirals, and we all saw the enormous swoop of great black-backed gulls. Lerryn WI and guests were lucky enough to be on the last crossing of the season from Looe to the nature reserve of Looe Island, the burial place of one of the two sisters who bought the island in the 60s for £20,000 and lived there in fairly challenging conditions until their deaths. We were shown the original buildings  - not in a glossed-up museum presentation, but kept as they were, giving us a vivid picture of hard and busy lives. It was a beautiful day and  we picnicked together on the grass before a slightly damp and choppy return to the mainland. Many thanks to Lin for administering the trip and driving the bus, and also to the two Cornish Wildlife Trust wardens. Their enthusiastic introduction to the island and the house showed their own respect for and commitment to a very lovely place.




See the website's Gallery pages for more pictures of the event.


September 16th 2008

A steady stream of people visited the Red Store during the weekend of 13 - 14 September to admire WI records and artefacts from the late 1940s, when the Lerryn Institute was founded, to the present day. Guests also enjoyed the complimentary tea/coffee - and (of course!) the home-made cookies.

The range and quality of the craft-work on display was awe-inspiring, and the beautifully mounted wall displays built up a vivid picture of a lot of people having a good time while developing all sorts of new skills and interests - and facing some interesting challenges - over the years.   And it continues: several visitors to the exhibition took the opportunity to sign up for a new course just being developed.

Distinguished people present included Mary Northcott, Lerryn WI's first President and still an active member, as well as guests from the village and from other WIs. We were delighted to see you all. Thank you for coming.


Jazz evening a great success!

August 11th 2008


 On Saturday 9th August at 5.00 pm, despite the rain and the wind, thirty intrepid villagers set off for Falmouth. Their destination: Prince of Wales Pier. Their purpose: to board an Enterprise boat for a three and a half hour Jazz Rivershuffle up the Carrick Roads, including a 45 minute stop-over in St Mawes.

The bus journey from Lerryn to Falmouth was undertaken in monsoon conditions, and that was inside the bus!  It is a good job plenty of umbrellas were on hand.  David even had the nerve to collect money for the journey!  Evidently the roof of the bus had been damaged on the run from Lostwithiel before the pick up (We didn't believe it either!).  


Whatever misgivings any of us might have had when we set off, we all had a great time onboard the trip boat, thanks to the wonderful traditional jazz played by the Great Western Jazz Company.


We were all impressed by the way the windows steamed up so quickly!  Had the weather been fine, we could all have admired the wonderful scenery of the Carrick Roads as the boat went up the river Fal and then made its way to St Mawes.
Still, we all huddled under cover and had a great time, as you can see from the photographs that were taken!
Hardier souls even ventured above deck and got wet, very wet, but they did see a ship!
The band was very generous. The musicians donated £50.00 to LAMA and in addition, they allowed us to hold a raffle, which raised a further £106 for the minibus. It definitely made it worth our while to don wellies and waterproofs in the height of the summer!
Thank you to all participants for their generosity and their good spirit!
PS: we are hoping to invite the Great Western Jazz Company for a curry and jazz evening in March in the Memorial Hall. So watch this space!

Photos courtesy of Derek Knott and Rob Briggs.

Riverside venue for Tuesday Club AGM

June 25th 2008

 On 24th June, for their AGM, ladies from the Tuesday Club enjoyed a tour of Jennifer and Malcolm Bell’s beautiful and varied riverside garden. A truly delightful garden where wildlife abounds, however, the deer which was startled by the ladies, was the only unwelcome visitor, as Jennifer explained the damage caused to many of her new plants. The business side of the meeting brought the evening to a close and was helped along more than a little by a welcome glass of wine and delicious nibbles which Jennifer and Malcolm so kindly provided for us. A full programme for the year was enthusiastically put together and ways were discussed to encourage more ladies to join us.  Watch out for the new programme on the calendar (coming soon).

The Tuesday Club started over 35 years ago as a Young Wives Group for the parishes of St Veep and St Winnow.  As the years went by and we all got older, it was decided to rename the group as the Tuesday Club.

The group welcomes women of all ages to the monthly meetings held on the last Tuesday of each month (except July, August and December).  There is no formal membership or annual subscription but a charge is made to cover the cost of hiring the hall etc.  We have speakers and demonstrators covering a variety of subjects and we also visit gardens and places of interest.

If you would like more information, please phone Penny Philp on 01208-873169.
Our grateful thanks to Jennifer and Malcolm for a really lovely evening.

Lerryn Lads receive Awards

June 16th 2008

Awards and certificates were presented to some of our lads on 13/6/08 from Lostwithiel Youth F.C. at their awards night at the Gold and Country Club.

Timmy Boraston, Henry Landgmaid, Greg Hill-Turner and Leon Wilson Brown received certificates from the club and Josh Richards received The Most Improved Players trophy for the U10's. In the under 11's squad, which won the East Cornwall League this season,

Alex Graham, Aaron Vincent, Sam Nicholls and Jakey Law all received medals, plus Jakey was awarded the Players Player of the year and Alex Most improved Player of the year for the Under 11's.

In the Under 13's Jacob Coates and Sam Harmon won special awards for their contribution to the teams success this year ...  The older boys also received awards but we don't have details from the person who sent the info in -  so if you received anything and are not on our list of congratulations let us know and we can add you.

Anyway I gather everyone had a great time at the awards and well done to all involved on such as succsessful season from Lerryn.net

Lerryn Boys Play A Vital Role in Football Success !

May 15th 2008

Lerryn School Boys play vital role in Lostwithiel under 11's football team's success!

Alex Graham, Jakey Law, Sam Nicholls and Aaron Vincent helped Lostwithiel under 11s secure undefeated success in the East Cornwall C league. The team played 18 games with 160 goals scored for and only 6 goals conceded. Jakey Law was goal keeper - Jakey played all 18 games and kept a clean sheet for 13 of them!   Aaron and Alex played mainly in mid field. Alex had a cracking season scoring 15 goals in the 12 games he played - including 3 hat tricks. Aaron played 17 games(sterling effort)  and scored 9 goals including 1 hat trick, whilst Sam Nicholls played 9 games (due to being unavailable alternate weeks!) and scored 4 goals including 1 hat trick. Well done lads.

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