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RNLI Rescue off Fowey

August 9th 2017

Fowey RNLI D-Class launched to swimmer in distress

Friday 4 August at 5pm 3 volunteers on the Olive Two launched to respond to a report of a woman in trouble swimming near St Catherine’s Point and now missing.

A couple had set off from Coombe Beach to swim to Readymoney when the woman had got into difficulties. The man had helped her to a rock and then gone for help.

The RNLI crewmembers were tasked with searching from St Catherine’s to Coombe to find her as quickly as possible.

As they searched all the gullies, people on the cliff started to wave directions and the woman was found. Jamie Gitsham went ashore to check her ability to move and the lifeboat stood off to wait. When it was ascertained that she could move safely she was helped on board by Tim Stables and Malcolm Richardson and taken to the lifeboat station to await an ambulance.

After warming up she felt better and the ambulance was cancelled.

The Fowey RNLI D-Class lifeboat Olive Two was returned to station and made ready for service by 5.45pm.

(Photos taken from St Catherine's Castle, Fowey)

Lerryn Produce Show Report

August 9th 2017





About 150 local residents, children, babes in arms and visitors turned out on Saturday to enjoy our 67th Annual Show, a big thank you to everyone for your support.

The sun shone, allowing everyone to enjoy authentic Cornish Cream Teas whilst listening to gentle music supplied by our local keyboard maestro Malcolm Bell.


The Show was opened by Rev. Paul Beynon, Rector of the Benefice of Lostwithiel Parishes. He showed great interest in the wonderful displays of exhibits.


Unfortunately the heavy down pours of rain over the last few weeks posed big problems for exhibitors in the flower classes. Thankfully they managed to work miracles and provide some stunning exhibits. Sadly the weather took it toll on the Roses, as we had no exhibit in these classes this year.Show entries in the Vegetable, Fruit and Cookery classes were up this year. Entries to the childrens classes were slightly down, but it was nice to see quite a number of children entering the Adults classes.


Two brothers Jayden and Thomas Boraston jointly won Mary Farrant Antique Cup and Rosette for most point in the children classes. The other major winners were as follows:-

W.I. Cup for Most Points in Show                                                  Brian Philp

Association Cup for most points  (Vegetable Classes)                   Brian Philp

Collon Cup for most points (Fruit Classes)                                    Keith Langmaid

Mrs A. Day Cup for most points (Decorative Classes)                  Rita Dunn

Penfoye Cup for most points (Flower Classes)                               Pat Bucknall

Polscoe Cup for most points (Cookery Classes)                             Ann Henderson

George Keast Memorial Shield (Young Gardener of the Year)    Harry Shaw

Ruth Motton Memorial Shield (Best Exhibit Flower Classes)      Pat Bucknall

Russell Glanville Challenge Cup (Best Vegetable)                         John Hancock

I & C Keast Memorial Cup (Best Bloom in Show)                        Carol Langmaid

Cornish Garden Society Gold Medal (Best Overall Exhibit)        John Hancock


To see further photos of the Produce Show go to the Photo Gallery or click on the tomatoes below:

The photos extend over 2 pages of the Gallery

Wildlife of Water Meadows

August 8th 2017

Join us in making history at St Winnow Parish Church

August 6th 2017

Join us in making history at St Winnow Parish Church. You are warmly invited on Sunday, 6th August 2017  to our 11 a.m. Parish Eucharist service at which The Bishop of St Germans, The Rt Revd. Chris Goldsmith will consecrate our ten new bells and rededicate our re-furbished tower and our conserved old bells. This will provide a unique opportunity to view our ten new bells, which will be on display in the Lady Chapel of our church for the afternoon before they are installed into the tower the following day, where they will ring out gloriously for the next hundreds of years across the banks of the river Fowey. Please come along and join us in celebrating the works to our tower and the offering of our thanks to God for the incredible achievements of the past year and the generosity of so many people. Ten bells are the most musical combination for any peal of church bells and place St Winnow Parish Church in a distinctive position. They will be the only ring of ten concurrently cast bells in Cornwall and the only ring of ten in South East Cornwall. After the service, there will be light refreshments, and the church will be open for the afternoon and our Bells & Tower appeal committee will be on hand to give presentations and talk to you about all of the works that have taken place. Please let us know if you would like to attend by confirming numbers to info@stwinnowparishchurch.com so that we can plan seating. Parking will be very limited so please car share where possible. A park and ride service will be in operation from Trewether Farm at the end of the lane. Our appeal for funds remains open as we seek to close the gap on the remaining work to be completed. Please visit our appeal page at www.stwinnowparishchurch.com for details of how you can help support us.

Then, on Bank Holiday Monday, 28th August 2017, join us on our annual pilgrimage, walking the St Winnow way; starting at St Mary Bradoc Church for picnics at 12 noon, then walking to Boconnoc Church and St Nectan’s Chapel between 1 p.m. to 3 p.m where we will stop for teas and cakes; progressing to St Winnow for 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. where you will be able to hear our ten new bells ring out for the first time publicly in joyful celebration across the banks of the river Fowey.  Funds raised on this day will be in aid of Cornwall Historic Churches Trust and Bradoc and St Winnow Churches. By kind permission of Boconnoc Estate, please keep dogs on leads whilst on the Estate grounds.

Toilet and disabled access are available at St Winnow Parish Church.

Lerryn Produce Show on Saturday

August 4th 2017

Lerryn Produce Show Today

(Saturday 5th August)

Lerryn Produce Show - countdown to Saturday!

August 4th 2017

Lerryn History Society learns about Exercise Tiger

July 31st 2017

On Monday 24 July, 19 members of Lerryn History Society set off in the LAMA bus + 1 car to learn a little about Exercise Tiger.  Our first stop was Dartmouth.


Here we visited the Museum (kindly opened early for us) and watched a video of the evacuation of villages in the Slapton Sands area in 1943 to make way for U.S. troops.    

This was one of the most traumatic episodes in the area’s history, involving the clearance of 30,000 acres and three thousand men, women and children who were evacuated, all within 6 weeks, at the end of 1943, taking their belongings, livestock, pets and in many cases, farm equipment with them.  They made way for 15,000 U.S. troops, who over the following months engaged in battle exercise, often involving live ammunition.




  After lunch in Dartmouth,  we travelled on to Torcross where we were met by Dean Small at the Sherman Tank Memorial .  Dean is son of the late Ken Small, the man responsible for raising the Sherman tank from the sea bed.  Ken Small’s determination to raise the tank created media interest; this led to American survivors and family members coming forward after 50 years of silence, to tell their stories of Exercise Tiger. Eventually, the memorial was recognized by the U.S. Government and remains today as a memorial to honour all those who perished during Exercise Tiger.






          To learn more about Exercise Tiger go to:





Rockpool Ramble Cancelled

July 28th 2017

Cancelled because of the forecast of bad weather

Duck Race

July 23rd 2017


For further photos of the duck race, go to the Photo Gallery or click on the duck below:

Nice weather for ducks!

July 22nd 2017


Today from 1.00pm


Book your duck(s) in advance at the Lerryn Stores or make your selection in person at the event in Lerryn from 1.00pm

There will also be an opportunity to see one of the LAMA committee members dressed up as a duck - an opportunity you simply cannot miss!


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