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Busker Phil's Walk

August 21st 2012


Phil wrote back in June:

later today (Tuesday 18 June) I start my walk from Lands End to John O'Groats! Its been a life time ambition for me! I will be busking in as many places as possible along the way and mostly sleeping beneath the stars (or rain clouds)! I'm raising money to buy trees and other plants on the vegan, organic woodland gardening project, Plants for a Future, in Penpol!

If you would like to, sponsor me you can send cheques payable to Plants for A Future to Rich Morris, 1 Lerryn View, Lerryn, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0QJ!

Thanks ever so much! Love to you all! May your darts always be straight ones and your rice bowl always be full!


There is now a facebook page documenting Phil's progress http://www.facebook.com/BuskerPhilWalk


Here is the latest news:


Message to Richard Morris on 13th August:
Phil has already passed Pitlochry, just south of the Cairngorms, Pitlochry is one of the first places he ever busked. In Phil's own words from Monday 13 August:

Busking in pitlochry after 22 years was great! I made 30 pounds! Busking there 22 years ago changed my life! Its where I became Busker Phil! Cant remember what i made 22 years ago but i remember coming back 2 camp with lots of cans of special brew! Just been through Blair Atholl! I wonder if the little house on the hill is still there! Settling down with a bottle of cider now! Heading off into the wilderness 2morrow!

Message to Richard Morris on 19th August:

I'm alive and well and I've reached Inverness! I enjoyed coming through the highlands though it was a struggle and I’m looking 4ward 2 the last stretch along the east coast!

Stop Press:  Phil has reached Golspie on the north east coast of Scotland! He is now just 73 miles from John o Groats. (Thursday 23rd August)


Book early for the RNLI Halloween Dinner Dance!

August 18th 2012

Click on the Pumpkin for details                        



August 13th 2012

A huge thank you to everyone who helped make our garden party on Saturday a huge success. We raised just over £500 towards my trip to Uganda and Kenya and had great fun as well!

The 62nd Annual Produce Show

August 8th 2012



The 62nd Annual Produce Show

Saturday, August 4th 


The 62nd. Lerryn Produce Show took place at the village hall on Saturday 4th August. 

After this terrible summer we were blessed with a lovely summer afternoon which was enhanced by the music from our local band Anything Goes. We were also pleased to welcome Mr & Mrs Iain Mackie, the previous High Sherriff of Cornwall,  who opened the show  and presented the prizes. 

Entries this year were slightly down, due in the main to the weather and perhaps the Olympics. An exhibitor suggested we should present a gold medal for the person with the largest  - or should it be fastest  - slug. 

Still, the hall looked a picture thanks to the hard-working committee, the exhibitors and not forgetting the judges who had the unenviable task of choosing the winners. 

The show has a close relationship with Lerryn School and we are grateful that they are able to sponsor a class for the pupils. This year it involved growing Broad Beans, and our winner Callum Dack grew 92 beans from his original three seeds. For this not inconsiderable feat he was presented with the George Keast Memorial Shield which was richly deserved. 

Other prizewinners included:-

Association Cup for most points in Vegetable classes  -  Brian Philp

Penfoye cup for most points in flower classes  -  Marie Farey 

Brian Philp was presented with The WI. cup for most points in the show and also the Cornish Garden Society Gold medal for the best overall exhibit, a collection of quite magnificent parsnips. 

After cleaning up and dividing the spoils – in particular, Brian’s enormous cabbages -  the committee enjoyed a most convivial supper to celebrate another successful show. 

We always remember that the show wouldn’t take place without you, the entrants, who grow and bake and shape, and the dedicated hard work of the committee. Thank you one and all.







Callum Dack, the winner of the Broad Bean challenge








Support Sam's fund raising efforts

August 5th 2012

Sam Nicholls (Sally Turner's son and Viv Turner's grandson) is hoping to go to Uganda and Kenya next summer on a life changing educational expedition.  The trip will include time spent working on a worthwhile project, hopefully building a classromm, enabling Sam to help the communicty in which he is travelling.  He needs to raise £3,745 to go!

The Turner family is holding a garden party at Crrek Cottage, Lerryn on 11th August if the weather is dry.  If not, they will have another go on 18th August!  There will be cream teas, games, music, craft, produce, bric-a-brac and a raffle.  Please come if you can!

If you have seen Sam recently, you will have noticed that he has shaved his head.  This was to raise money and Sam takes the opportunoity to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who sponsored him. 

He is available for car washing, lawn mowing and general odd jobs.  Please call Sam on 01208 871419 if you would like him to do some work for you.  Many thanks on Sam's behalf.

Lerryn Film Club

August 1st 2012

The committee is looking forward to the start of the new season - the first film to be shown will be on Saturday 15th September at 7.30 in the Lerryn Memorial Hall.  The film will be Saving Grace, a comedy partly filmed in Cornwall.

If you would like to join the Film Club, please ring our membership Secretary, Jane on 01208 871430 and she will be happy to give you the details of the other 7 films to be shown.

Membership costs £15 per person and this entitles you to see all the films and enjoy a social gathering with tea and coffeee before the performance.  If you would like to come along to one film to experiece the friendly atmosphere, please ring Jane and she will arrange for you to come as a visitor.

Leucistic Crow

July 17th 2012


Leucistic crow photographed on the Lerryn River floodplain


We have had information from Angie and her daughter, Laura, that a white or grey crow has been seen around Lerryn.  It appears to be a fledgling and is in a group of 4 normal birds, one of which is the adult.

Leucism is an abnormal condition affecting the plumage.  The normal pigment is not deposited properly in the birds feathers resulting in a variety of effects.  There may be white patches where the bird should have none, the plumage may look bleached or the plumage can be completely white. 

The degree of leucism will vary depending on the bird’s genetic makeup. Birds that show only white patches or sections of leucistic feathers – often in symmetrical patterns – are often called pied or piebald birds, while birds with fully white plumage are referred to as leucistic birds.

Albino birds can be identified by the fact that they have pink eyes and pink legs.




Jubilee Photo of Lerryn Residents

July 14th 2012


Ros Hawken and Flynn Pearce have selected the above print of the residents of Lerryn taken from the Lime Kiln during the Diamond Jubilee (Photo taken by Bernie Gibbons).
The finished size is a 10" x 8" print in matt. There are currently 9 copies available in the village shop at a cost of £2.00 per copy.  Once they have been sold, Bernie will be quite happy to order more if requested. He has left a form in the shop for you to add your details if you would like to purchase a print.


Village Night

July 12th 2012

Many events all over the country have had to be cancelled this "summer", but even the weather failed to dislodge Village Night. The children's events remained in the marquee and the delicious hog roast still scented the air outside, while the beer, the band and the stalls moved into the Hall. It's never as good a fundraiser that way, but it was still a successful event. Many thanks for all the assistance and goodwill that helped to make it so.


Message from the River Lerryn Yacht Squadron

July 12th 2012

Advance notice of the next Annual Seagull Race
Saturday December 8th 2012
About 11.30 a.m.

This date has been chosen,  as it was the only day with a suitable tide, apart from Boxing Day!

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