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RNLI COFFEE MORNING 17th March 10.00-12.00am

March 8th 2012



Church Rooms, Lostwithiel


Saturday 17th March, 10.00 to 12.00am


Join us for coffee and biscuits or cake, a chat and to stock up on RNLI Souvenirs and Presents


There will be a variety of stalls including Bric a Brac, Plants and A RAFFLE




Lostwithiel & District RNLI Branch


Support Rachel

March 4th 2012

Some of you will know that Rachel Waters will be running in the Bath Half Marathon on 11th March.  Rachel will be running to raise money and awareness for the charity CLIC Sargent.

CLIC Sargent is a charity in the UK that was formed by the merger of Sargent Cancer Care for Children and Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood in 2005. The charity specializes in providing support for children with cancer.

CLIC Sargent aims are:

  • to help as many children and young people as possible survive cancer and make the most of their lives
  • to help the whole family cope with the trauma of cancer, life after treatment and, in some cases, with bereavement
  • to make sure that young people with cancer and their families can speak out about their needs and get involved in how they are met

Rachel, from Lerryn, is a teacher at Fowey Community College where a young pupil, Anna Howe, 14, is currently undergoing treatment for Leukaemia.  Anna, as many of you will know, is the daughter of Lostwithiel GP, Dr W Howe.

If you would like to support Rachel, you can do so online by clicking on the link below:


Quiz Night

March 3rd 2012

Quiz Night 25th February 2012

The Quiz Night held at The Ship in Lerryn on 25th February was very well attended and a good time was had by all. There was enthusiastic participation in the quiz and a tie break had to be held to establish the winners!

Very sincere thanks are due to Keith and Jenny Rooker, who continue to organize these very popular events on a voluntary basis to support various village groups.  Also to Jonny and Ronnie who provide the venue and donate prizes for the winners.

Thanks to all who supported this particular quiz, in aid of Lerryn Area Community Website. The raffle resulted in an amount of £111 being banked (after deducting cost of raffle prizes).  Funds continue to be needed for the maintenance and development of the village website. This includes annual hosting charges, currently £245.

The website continues to attract more viewers - the photo gallery and archive page are proving very popular. Contiributions to the news page and discussion forum are always welcome!

Official Press Release

March 3rd 2012

2012 du Maurier Festival, Fowey

With a line-up including Nik Kershaw. Blake, Sir Terry Wogan, June Tabor & Oysterband Julian Clary and many other national and internationally known writers, performers and celebrities tickets for the 2012 du Maurier Festival, Fowey, are sure to be much in demand.  The only way to guarantee you have the best seats in the house for this year’s Festival is to become a Patron and enjoy priority booking. 

Full details on this year’s programme have just been announced, together with news on how to become a Festival Patron, on the Festival’s website: www.dumaurierfestival.co.uk .

 The 2012 Festival takes place between Wednesday 9th and Sunday 20th May.  It begins with a schools concert, featuring children from Fowey Community College, Fowey, Primary School and Lostwithiel School and ends with a special day of events at the University of Exeter’s Tremough Campus, Penryn.

 The majority of the remaining events take place in and around Fowey.  Also confirmed to appear his year are: Sir Trevor McDonald, Richard Madeley & Judy Finnigan, E V Thompson, Mike Shepherd, from Kneehigh, former poet laureate Andrew Motion, Fern Britton, Georgie Fame, comedian Jimeoin.

 Jonathan Aberdeen, Festival Director, says: “A major event of the 2012 Festival is a special advance screening of a new film version of Daphne du Maurier’s story The Scapegoat, commissioned by ITV and starring Matthew Rhys (from the hit US series Brothers & Sisters).  Prior to the showing of the film, a panel of actors and members of the production team will discuss the making of this imaginative re-working of du Maurier’s classic tale.  Joining them on the panel will be Christian Browning, son of Daphne du Maurier.” 

Last autumn, the Daphne du Maurier Festival Society was formed to take over the management and running of the annual community arts & literature Festival held each May in Fowey.  The Festival was set-up by Restormel Borough Council in 1997 and in recent years has formed part of Cornwall Council’s Cultural services Department.

 The du Maurier Festival Society is a company limited by guarantee and is registered as a charity.  Cornwall Council gives the Festival a grant towards the staging of this prestigious annual event, acknowledging its importance to Cornwall, not just as an artistic event, but as major tourism event and a provider of a much-needed boost to the County’s economy, prior to the start of the main summer season.

 Ends:  Jonathan Aberdeen, Festival Director – Tel: 01726 223439


Tickets go on sale to Festival Patrons on 12th March and on general sale on 26th March

200 + events over 12 days 

Approximately half of the Festival’s content is events organised by community groups, involving several hundred participants. 

                  Facebook: The Daphne du Maurier Festival and on

                  Twitter: @DdMFestival


Parish Plan Update

March 2nd 2012

The first phase of the joint Parish Plan Analysis, the analysis of the questions, was finished around Christmas time. The second phase, the collation of all of the comments onto a single questionnaire, was a singularly slow process and was completed at the end of February.


Thereafter the first draft conclusions will be drawn from the results and updated by the Parish Councillors to take account of any new regulations or changing situations.  A public event will be held to allow parishioners to comment on these. Following this the plan proper will be drawn up.


The Governments new planning regulations may require us to prepare a "Neighbourhood Plan", possibly with other adjacent Parishes. This would not replace the Parish Plan as it concentrates only on Housing and Planning issues but it will require us to accept, as a minimum, any new housing/development which the Cornwall Core Strategy allocates to us. This is all a little hazy as yet but we will hopefully be able to clarify the position as the regulations come into law.



March 1st 2012

On Saturday June 9th, the very end of 'Jubilee Week', the Lerryn Players are planning a coffee morning that combines fresh coffee and good cake with a little light on-stage entertainment. Make a note in your diary; it should be a good morning!

Samba band in the news

February 29th 2012

The Samba band which used to practice in the hall has been in the news lately. The Cornish Guardian picked up on the story of the band being asked to leave the Village Hall which apeared of the front page of the Cornish Guardian last week (article). Now ITV has picked up on the story and there should be a piece this evening on West County Tonight at 6pm.

Here is the ITV news clip http://youtu.be/4SfDxRuKH_M

The Old Bridge

February 27th 2012

We have been sent the following communication from Nicola:

 Hello there 

I wonder if you can help me identify this photo – it is labelled as my great great uncle Willie Haye at Lerryn, in the 1880s/90s but having visited Lerryn recently I can see that it is not the main bridge at Lerryn.  You have on your website a picture, dated 1890s, of ‘the old bridge’ at Lerryn.  It looks very similar and I’m wondering where exactly it is & is it still standing?
Many thanks if you can solve this puzzle for me.
It is interesting to compare this photo with the one Heulyn Lewis sent to the Photo Archive (shown below).  He dated the photo as c.1890.  There can be no doubt that the two bridges are the same.  Comparing the trees behind Miss May's Cottage, it would appear that Heulyn's photo is the older of the two.

If anyone has any further information that would be useful to Nicola could they please get in touch with Lerryn.net so we can forward it to her.  We can be contacted by clicking on the button and leaving a message.

Fowey du Maurier Festival 2012

February 26th 2012

This year's Festival promises to be the best ever so don't miss out.  Become a Patron now and you will be able to secure your seats by purchasing your tickets in advance of the public.  The programme will be live very soon - meanwhile, visit the website and register to become a Patron: http://www.dumaurierfestival.co.uk/,

or enter the short story competition and win yourself a cash prize: http://www.dumaurierfestival.co.uk/short-story-competition/

or attend the next Lunch and talk.  John Henty a former BBC presenter, is an authority on Mabel Lucie Attwell; many of you will remember his shop in Fore Street in Fowey as the Mabel Lucie Attwell Museum. He is also Chair of the Max Miller Appreciation Society in Brighton.  The lunch will be two courses followed by coffee for £20 per person.   The Fowey Hotel has limited parking but is a short walk from the Main Car Park.
Booking: please email admin@dumaurierfestival.co.uk with your reservation details.
Tel: 01726 833847 or send a cheque made payable to The du Maurier Festival Society to
5, South Street, Fowey PL23 1AR. We regret we can only take payment by cash or cheque.

The date of the talk is Tuesday the 6th of March 2012.
The closing date for reservations is the 3rd of March 2012.


Quiz Night

February 24th 2012

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