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Rockpool Ramble

May 21st 2014

Just a reminder about our next event which is a Rockpool Ramble at Readymoney Beach on Wednesday 28th May 10.30am - 12.30pm
We will meet on the beach. All welcome, under 18's must be accompanied by an adult
Please wear sensible shoes

Lerryn and District Produce Association

May 20th 2014


Firstly, the Produce Association would like to say a big thank you to all of you who planted seeds, grew and donated plants for our annual Plant Sale and Coffee Morning. The abundant produce and keen prices made the day a great success, and as always we are grateful for your support. The hard work and profit from the morning goes toward producing our Annual Show - this year on 2nd August. And we must also thank the WI for providing such delicious refreshments.


Saturday 2nd August, Lerryn Memorial Hall, 2.00pm

Schedules for the show are now available from Lerryn River Stores or from Brian and Penny Philp.

Lerryn School will this year be commemorating the First World War with ‘A Flanders Field’ grown in a pot.  This moving tribute will be produced using poppies, and corn donated by some of the local farmers.

This years’ titles for the Photography competition are ‘My Pet’ for the Under  16’s, and ‘Just Relaxing…’ in the Adult class. We hope to see lots of entries this year!

Don’t forget to browse all the categories in the schedule, now available!  The good news is that this year there will be no entry fees for exhibitors!

Come and join us for a great traditional afternoon, including cream teas, a raffle and live music. Doors open at 2.00pm, admission is 50p for adults and free for children.

Benedicte Bay will be opening the show for us at 2.30pm.



Please don’t forget to return your prizewinners’ cups to Sue Hancock .



This is a busy month now the soil has warmed-up, and if it’s not too wet, seeds should be doing well.

As the year progresses and temperatures rise, things should be growing well now that the soil has warmed up. First early potatoes should be ready for harvesting this month, so gently dig down and check the size of any tubers.

This is a peak month for planting, so don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to get started, as most things will grow away well – such as courgettes, French beans, peas and runner beans. Don’t forget that second sowings of peas and carrots will produce late summer crops.

Can you help Alison?

May 10th 2014

Alison has written to us in an attempt to find out more about Eva Williams.

Eva Williams was my Mum's sister who sadly died at the tender age of approximately 9 years of age. Her parents were Dora Williams and John Davey Williams.  I believe Eva was buried in the Lerryn area as the family lived nearby and she may or may not have a headstone.  I am not absolutely sure of the exact year of Eva's death because my mother (Eva's sister) now has dementia.  My mother was born in 1935 and is aware of Eva so I assume that Eva was most likely to have died after that date.  My mother was one of seven children and it is even possible that Eva died before my mother was born.

If anyone knows of any parish records or has any other information about Eva then I would be most grateful to hear.  Costs will be met if needed.  I would love to come and see the grave or look at any records.

I do hope someone can help.

My email address is alisonq610@googlemail.com 

Alison Quick

A Visitor from Canada

May 9th 2014

We received the following correspondence from Connie who lives in Northwestern Ontario in Canada.  She is able to travel to Lerryn without leaving home by visiting lerryn.net.  Here is what she says:


"As is my habit while eating supper, I like to go online and do a bit of travelling.  I came across your lovely photo album and enjoyed a trip back in time of your villages.... Thank you so much.  Truly relaxing.

Oh yes, I live in northwestern Ontario Canada out in the bush.  We are just coming out of a very brutal winter (lowest temp.  -60F).  Long and hard...  Your pictures are part of my recuperation ...lol................connie"
Thank you, Connie

Ethy Gardens

May 9th 2014

Glorious Ethy Gardens special open afternoon
Saturday May 10th      2 to 5pm
The beautiful gardens of Ethy House near Lerryn will again be open to the public but this year on Saturday afternoon of the 11th May instead of the usual Sunday.   Mr and Mrs Leslie who live at Ethy have extensively restored the gardens and woodlands in recent years. The gardens are not usually opened to the public and this is a rare opportunity to see them at the peak of the Spring flower season.  Proceeds are in aid of the local charity – the Friends of St Winnow Church
 Ethy gardens are managed with a sensitive regard to nature and in early May the wildflower meadows and the woodland bluebell walks are spectacularly interspersed with azaleas, magnolias and rhododendrons. Andrew Leslie, currently Chairman of The Cornwall Gardens Society , will be present during the afternoon and would be pleased to share with visitors information on the gardens and woodland.
The whole surrounding countryside with its parkland, woodland and river is an area of outstanding natural beauty and well worth exploring.
Delicious traditional afternoon teas will be available in the courtyard and a local plant nursery will be selling high quality plants and shrubs.
Visitors will find Ethy just three miles south of the ancient stannary town  of Lostwithiel   -  half a mile north of the popular riverside village of Lerryn .  There is ample car parking and the access to the gardens is suitable for the less able bodied visitors.  Admission is only £3.  Dogs on leads may be walked in the grounds.
Further information – contact John Halkes
 01208  873393
Email:  skypilot@withiel.com

Fowey Festival of Words and Music

May 8th 2014

This is the last chance to book tickets for the Festival.  Click on the button below to see some of the events:


May 3rd 2014

Congratulations to Viv Turner and John Halkes on the day of their wedding!

To see more photos of the wedding click on the button below:

Carol's Birthday Climb

May 1st 2014

Carol Baker had a special birthday and to celebrate she, together with her brother, son and Ann and Bernie Gibbons climbed Scafell Pike in the Lake District last Sunday.  The photo shows Carol at the summit of England's highest mountain at an altitude of 978 metres (3,209 ft) above sea level.  Many happy returns, Carol.

Rachel's Marathon

April 30th 2014


I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who sponsored me for the London Marathon. Among 37 000 runners and in near perfect conditions, I managed to finish in a time of 4 hours, 13 minutes, 13 seconds, so I didn’t quite catch Mo Farah, but I was pleased to come in under 4 and a half hours. Money is still coming in as my donation page, www.virginmoneygiving.com/RachelWaters  is open for another 2 weeks but I have raised over £500 so far for Macmillan Cancer Support. So thank you all, once again, for your contributions and messages of encouragement.





Facebook page

April 23rd 2014

Just to let people know we've now created a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Lerryn.net this will hopefully draw more people to the website and expand our reach.

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