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Lerryn River Stores

August 30th 2017

Dear all

It is with a mixture of disappointment and sadness that we announce that we will cease trading with effect from 25 September 2017. The post office for the time being will remain open but this may change depending on the post office.  You will all be able to purchase bread, milk, meat and veg until the 25th September; ambient products will now start to run down and not be replaced, newspapers will run for as long as we can ; all vouchers will be returned to our customers that use them once papers cease.

The shop has enjoyed a rich and varied history and we have been proud to have been a very small part of it. We have tried our very best to provide a shop that caters for all, with a mixture of everyday groceries and local produce.

We would like to take this opportunity to formally thank our staff past and all of our young team, for all their hard-work and commitment. and for the support that the village and surrounding areas have shown; the friends we've made its been a fantastic journey,  

As always in life, there is more that we could add, but this is not the forum for such comment; instead we are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.

In the meantime, we sincerely hope that someone will step forward and take over the reins. 

Best wishes,


Walking the St Winnow Way, Bank Holiday Monday, 28th August 2017

August 29th 2017

What a wonderful Bank Holiday! 

St Winnow Parish Church could not have wished for better weather or for greater support in walking the St Winnow Way and for all of our visitors. So many thanks go to so many people and groups who helped bring the day into fruition, culminating with the first public ringing of our ten lovely new bells. We even featured on BBC Spotlight!  

Every contribution in donation or deed has been so valued and appreciated. The seed of a remarkable and creative vision turning into an audible and visible reality is a marvelous thing to witness and we are so proud of our journey and community spirit, far and wide.  Proud to have been a part of it.  

However, whilst our appeal for our funding gap goes on, this is not the end of our project.  But, perhaps more excitingly, the beginnings of something much further extending.  At St Winnow we talk about the stones of our building and the people being the living stones.  The buildings of our Benefice simply came alive on Monday, packed to the rafters.  People of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs; no boundaries.  Simply a sense of togetherness, achievement, community bonding, fellowship, comradeship, reuniting; the hope and inspiration for this to continue.  To keep our wonderful heritage alive.  Surely the greatest achievement and gift.  Priceless.  
Thank you all!

St Veep Church supporters' outing

August 27th 2017

Coach Trip to Nicholsons Bell Works of Wednesday 23 August 2017

On Wednesday 23 August a trip to Bridport in Dorset was arranged to visit the Nicholsons Bell Works where St Veeps virgin peel of bells was being refurbished. The purpose of the visit was primarily educational and also to contribute to the fostering of community relations throughout the parish and beyond. Thus a coach load of 44 people set out from Lerryn at 0915hrs.


By midday we had reached Lyme Regis for a very pleasant lunch stop for an hour and a half, before setting off for the Bell Works. Arriving there at 1400hrs we spent a most interesting and informative two hours viewing the premises and learning of the technical processes involved in all aspects of Bell refurbishment. Some myths were dispelled and replaced with often more fascinating facts, but (if proof was needed) the reality of St Veeps virgin peel was confirmed beyond doubt for all.


After leaving Bridport it was back on the road again heading for the Dartmoor Lodge at Ashburton, where we had a most excellent carvery supper.

Following the meal, due recognition and thanks were expressed to Carol Langmaid for organising such a highly successful and enjoyable day and also to Peter Bucknell, who has been the main driving force for St Veeps bell and bell tower restoration.

Then it was back on the coach heading for home but not without the inevitable merry sing song on the way. Arriving back in Lerryn all agreed that we had enjoyed a most splendid charabanc trip.

To see further photographs of the outing go to the Photo Gallery or click on the bell below:

Walking the St Winnow Way on Bank Holiday Monday

August 27th 2017

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.

LAMA Cream Teas on Bank Holiday Sunday!

August 26th 2017

LAMA invites you to its CREAM TEAS on Sunday 27th August 2017 (2.30 – 4.00pm) in Lerryn Memorial Hall.  There will be a produce stall, a books stall and a Raffle.  All proceeds will go to the Lerryn Area Minibus Association.  Come and support your community minibus!

Marine Discovery Day

August 18th 2017




11:00am — 03:00pm

Join the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project for a day of fun and games on Portmellon beach.

Find out more about your local beach and marine wildlife with a rock pool ramble, snorkel taster, scavenger hunt, beach crafts and more..

PLUS find out about your new local Three Bays Wildlife Group that are calling for volunteers to get involved. Come along and find out more!

@threebayswildlifegroup on facebook

E. nat.gibb@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk

Many of you will know Rob Wells, one of our very keen volunteers. Living in Mevagissey, Rob could see the need for more marine conservation and awareness work nearer his home and has been part of setting up a new marine group called 'Three Bays Wildlife'.
They are holding a taster session of marine events including rockpooling, snorkelling, scavenger hunt and beach crafts at Portmellon Beach (near Mevagissey) on Monday 21st August from 11am to 3pm and everyone is welcome to attend.
It will be fantastic to have another local conservation group to 'join up the gaps' along our beautiful coast, we wish them every success and we look forward to our groups working together in the future.
Please go along and support them!
Claire (Friends of Fowey Estuary)

Garden Visit to YY

August 13th 2017


Sunday 13th August from 2pm to 5pm in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

SX 102578  or  PL22 0JL

David and Tessa Guiterman invite you to their open garden on Sunday 13th August from 2pm to 5pm in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

We were treated to a visit to the garden in June and it was thoroughly enjoyable - not to be missed!

Tickets SOLD OUT

August 10th 2017

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

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