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Lerryn History Society

August 6th 2015


August 4th 2015

Tide timetables are available in the village shop!

Lerryn Produce Association 65th Annual Show

August 4th 2015

Lerryn Produce Association 65th Annual Show

The highest standard of entries and an abundance of produce, in spite of the weather, provided one of the best–ever shows, and was a credit to all the entrants.

The event was opened this year by Mrs Brigid Howells, Head of Lerryn School who was presented with a bouquet of flowers by young Abi Brown.

Mrs Howells noted that the Produce Association has always enjoyed close links with Lerryn School, and stressed the importance of instilling the ‘gardening bug’ early.

The Lerryn Produce Association is 65 years old, and 16 years ago, in 1999 they commented on the need for young talent, saying:

 “Concern has been recorded many times about the lack of younger members of the village community joining the Association.  This is still a concern today.  We are told that gardening is the nation’s favourite pastime and we need our younger people to help this important part of the village life to continue.”

Stand-out entrants in the children’s classes included Matthew Rounsevell for his Scarecrow and evocative photograph entitled Little and Large. Teenager Henry Langmaid took 1st prize with his hand-made wooden toolbox. And the George Keast Memorial Shield Gardener of the Year went to Abi Brown.

Stunning floral displays in the Decorative classes saw many familiar names including Joan Harvey and Jane Bulmer. Joan delighted everyone with her amazing design for a Decorated Hat, using layer upon layer of glossy camellia leaves. Her imagination and skill shone through in other titles including “Rose Garden”, “Water Garden” and “Rock Garden”.

Brian Philp and Morley Tubb shared 1st prize for their potatoes, and Brian scooped up further prizes for his runner beans and cabbages, lifting the Association Cup for most points in the vegetable classes. He also took the Glanville Cup for Best Vegetable Exhibit.

The Cornish Garden Society Award for Best Exhibit was awarded to Dawn Clark and Brian Philp who won Silver Gilt and Gold respectively.

The I&C Keast Memorial Cup for Best Bloom went to John Philp for his beautiful golden dahlia, and John also took Best Exhibit in the flower classes.

Marie Farey won prizes for fruit and flowers and Pat Bucknell took the Jubilee cup for her vibrant collection of ‘Hot Flowers’ .

Overall winner of the Cookery Classes was Ann Henderson, who baked vegetable samosas and also a cake reflecting 100 years of the WI.

Chairman John Hancock said “Thank you to everyone on the committee for all their dedicated hard work and to everyone who came along to support the day."  If you would like to join the Association or find out how you can help to support the show, please email John  Hancock: john7hancock@yahoo.co.uk


Thank you on behalf of the Merlin Centre

August 2nd 2015

We wish to thank all our helpers and anyone who supported us in any way, whether baking cakes, visiting the gardens or even just chilling out listening to ‘Anything Goes’ with tea and cakes in the hall.  Given the weather last Sunday, we had a great turn out and managed to raise an incredible £687.  So, thanks everyone for supporting such a worthwhile cause as the Merlin MS Centre.


Lin, Jennifer and Nina

Rockpool Ramble

July 24th 2015

Gardens Open

July 24th 2015

School's Sports Day

July 20th 2015


For more photos of the School's Sports Day,  go to the Photo Gallery or click on the button below:

Games on the Green

July 19th 2015

What will you play first on the afternoon of Sunday 19th July? Are you handy with the dice? Good at hand-eye co-ordination? Up for a gentle game of boules? Or is your style more of a quick flutter on the tombola and watching gentle children splatting a rat while waiting for the duck race to start?

Whatever your skills and inclinations, come and support the LAMA minibus from 2.30-4.00pm on the green - or in the Hall if wet. Either way, refreshments will be available from the shop.

65th Annual Produce Show

July 14th 2015


Lerryn and District Produce Association

65th Annual Produce Show.


The posters advertising this years’ show have been pinned up around and about, so now’s the time to start preparing and nurturing your entries. If you’ve never put anything into an annual show before, now is the time to take the plunge and – you never know – you could be walking away with a beautiful prize-winners’ trophy or simply basking in the glory of entering something you have produced.

Entry forms and schedules with full details about all the different competition classes are available from Lerryn River Stores or from Brian and Penny Philp.

We can promise you a beautiful show of flowers, fruit and vegetables, mouth-watering bakes and preserves, children’s crafts, exquisite decorative floral displays, photographs, and of course, Cornish cream teas, a raffle and music by our live band, Anything Goes.

So please do come along and support the wonderful effort and creativity shown by our community in the traditional setting of the Memorial Hall on Saturday 1st August.


Please remember to return your prize-winners’ cups to Sue Hancock (01208 873478).

Osprey Nesting Poles

July 11th 2015

We are excited to let you know that the Osprey poles were put up on 9th July. Here's a short report from our chairman Peter Edwards who must be thanked for all his efforts to make this happen!
It was an early start for the 4 crew from BT Openreach to get to Haye Farm with all their equipment and the telegraph poles where Farmers Alix and Nigel were waiting to show them the positions of the artificial nest and perch poles.  The operation started by digging the holes with the machine auger whilst Ben from the SE Ranger team of the National Trust  fixed the nesting basket to one pole and the perching timbers to the another.  Then the BT team hoisted the poles into the holes with their lorry mounted crane and backfilled the hole.  On one pair of poles the digging was much more difficult as the main lorry wouldn’t work on the sloping ground, but BT had a smaller rough terrain machine that could, but the poles had to be man-handled into place.
A very hard working crew were then shown the cider making equipment that Haye Farm is famous for and of course were allowed a little sample of cider.
A huge thank you to the team at BT and Ben from NT for making a very difficult job go extremely smoothly and of course to Alix and Nigel for allowing it all to happen.
Next job is to get the nesting material into the baskets with the help of CWT and then we will have comfy nests to attract the Ospreys
We will be organising a guided visit in the near future so will keep you posted.
(Friends of Fowey Estuary)


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