Washaway West Gallery Choir Concert cancelled!
December 10th 2010
Regrettably, because of adverse weather, Friends Of Boconnoc Church have cancelled the concert by the Washaway West Gallery Choir on this Sunday, 12 December. The next FOBC event is a talk by the explorer and BBC cameraman John Earle, in Lerryn Village Hall, at 7.30 p.m. On Saturday 5th February, entitled "The Elusive Volcano". Put it in your diary!
Snooker tuition for Young Players
December 9th 2010
LERRYN SNOOKER CLUB
TUITION FOR YOUNG PLAYERS
FRIDAY 14TH JANUARY 2011 7.00 P.M. TO 9.00 P.M.
IN THE SNOOKER ROOM AT LERRYN MEMORIAL HALL
Would you like to learn how to play Snooker?
Do you know how to play, but would like to improve your skills?
Come along to the above evening and receive help and advice from Senior Club Members.
Suitable for boys and girls aged 12 or over.
If successful, the tuition evenings will be held on a regular basis.
For more information, contact Paul Weatherhogg on 01208 873621
Collection for Pete the Fish
December 8th 2010
You may have noticed a collection box in the Shop for Peter the Fish. In case you don't know, Peter the Fish is Peter Randall our fish man who hasn't appeared on Wednesdays for some time. Peter has been having a hard time lately with operations and has also been flooded out of his home in Meva, so Pam Michael thought it would be a friendly gesture to send him something for Christmas to show that we miss him. Hence the collection box.
December 7th 2010
Temperatures in some parts of Lerryn fell to minus 10.2 degrees Celsius last night (Monday). The high spring tide flooded the road and the water subsequently froze making it treacherous for pedestrians but good fun for the children.
Pete the Fish Update
December 6th 2010
We are pleased to report that Pete is recovering well from his foot surgery although he still has to attend Treliske Hospital three times a week. His flooded house has now been cleaned up but it will be several months before it will be ready for occupation. In the meantime, he and his wife, Shirley, have warm, cosy accommodation above a shop in Mevagissey. Peter says he is being driven crazy by not being able to work and hopes he will be fit enough to be back after Christmas. We look forward to his return but we hope he will give himself time to recover fully before he starts work again. We all send our very best wishes.
Simon Weston's Visit
December 5th 2010
Roz McNarey (of Help for Heroes) with Simon Weston
Lerryn's very own puzzle author and publisher Charles Morgan has been in the news recently with the launch of Sudoku for Heroes at the DCLI Museum in Bodmin with Falkland's veteran Simon Weston OBE as guest of honour. This is the latest in the Sudoku Word Search series which Charles has been producing for the past two years in partnership with Bodmin-based IT specialist and web designer Kim Roscoe.
Charles Morgan Simon Weston Kim Roscoe Roz sitting alongside Simon
Sudoku for Heroes is already on sale in Lerryn River Stores and from M&R Puzzles' own sales stand which is currently doing the rounds of various Christmas Fairs, and it will shortly be available in more local shops. However it should also be available in all good bookshops country-wide in the New Year, as well as in shops attached to military museums and is expected to raise significant funds for "Help for Heroes". To give this a boost Charles and Kim are planning a second, national launch with Simon in London in January.
Parish Council Meeting
December 3rd 2010
There will be a meeting of the St Veep Parish Council on Thursday, 9th December at 7.30pm in the Red Store.
Visitors to the Lerryn.net website will be aware that the subject of dumping rubbish has been raised in the News section and in the Discussion Forum. We are pleased to be able to announce that the Parish Councillors will be discussing this topic at the next meeting.
Look Who Dropped in for Dinner
December 3rd 2010
The following has been sent to us by a resident in Lerryn who took these photographs between Wednesday and Friday.
With the overnight temperature falling to minus 9 degrees Celsius in Lerryn on Monday night and minus 8.5 on Thursday night, it is hardly surprising to find numerous birds coming to garden feeders during the present cold spell. Niger seed is very popular with goldfinches and siskins as can be seen in the photo to the right.
Suet blocks are very high in energy and are a favourite of many birds. Below, a robin and a bluetit compete for this food source.
Old favourites, such as peanuts, still attract many birds. Here, house sparrows and a blue tit come to the feeder. It is interesting to note that the house sparrow population has fallen drastically over the last few years, but they seem to have made something of a recovery this year. Peanuts are also sought out by greater spotted woodpeckers as can be seen below
Long tailed tits enjoy peanuts and suet and often arrive in parties of ten of more birds. These tiny birds need to feed frequently throughout the day in order to keep their body temperatures up in the very cold weather.
Redwings are a winter thrush that arrive in the United Kingdom from North East Europe. They feed on the autumn crop of berries that have been plentiful this year. They enjoy apples that have been cut up and thrown on the ground. This bird was a solitary arrival. Often, redwings can be seen in large flocks.
This buzzard was not very interested in the contents of the feeders and did not provide much of a threat to the small birds feeding from them. The real threat comes from the sparrow hawk which frequently takes birds from gardens in Lerryn.
Spare a thought for our garden birds this winter and help them out by providing them with food and water. You will be rewarded by an entertaining and colourful display.
Fairy Tale Harpist
November 25th 2010
We think it would be a pity not to share our December speaker, Elizabeth-Jane Baldry, with our local friends. Therefore, we would like to particularly encourage you to come along (at 8pm after our meeting). Elizabeth-Jane will be bringing her harp to accompany her seasonal/Christmas/Fairy talk. You might like to take a look at her website for a flavour: http://www.fairyharp.com/. We don’t charge visitors to attend, although some volunteer to contribute to our current charity, when they join us for coffee/tea and biscuits afterwards.
Lerryn Memorial Hall
Wed 1st December @ 7.15 pm
Competition – A Member Made Christmas Fairy
to be followed at 8.00pm by a talk:
“The Story of a Fairy Tale Harpist”
Speaker: Elizabeth-Jane Baldry
Visitors and non-members
welcome to attend this talk
Recession Revue 2009
November 25th 2010
For any of you who missed the Recession Revue last year or for any others who would like to see this sketch again, here is a chance to see David Vipond and Chris Fagg as you have never seen them before. Thanks to Paul Weatherhogg for his camera work and to David Vipond and Chris Fagg for permission to show this clip.
The sketch is called "The Plank". We hope it amuses you.
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If there is anyone reading this who would be able to make a Cam recording of the 2010 Seagull Race, we would love to hear from you. It is hoped that this recording might be added to the Village Archive. Please get in touch with the website by clicking on the "Contact Us" link on the list at the top left of this page.
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