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Too many leaves


January 16th 2011

The Cornish Guardian of 12th January included the following news item:

"The amount of leaves on the roads around Lerryn have caused people concerns.  As a result of the recent problems with flooding, St Veep parish councillors are worried about the lack of leaf clearance during the autumn leaf fall, and drain clearance in the village. They have written to Cornwall Council to ask how the service would be improved in the future."


Calling all good cooks!


January 15th 2011

On Saturday 5th February,  Lostwithiel & District Branch of the RNLI will be holding their annual SOS (Save our Soups) event in Lerryn Memorial Hall from 2.00 until 4.00pm.   This event has been very popular and warmly supported in past years and the committee are hoping that you will consider helping us make it equally successful this year, by supplying some Homemade Soup and/or a Pudding for the event.  I would be most grateful if you feel you can do this.

Please let Rob Briggs know if you are able to help and bring your contribution to the Hall between 11.00 and 12.00 on Saturday 5th.   If you are unable to bring your contribution, Rob will try and arrange collection.
 
Rob can be contacted at robetlin@btopenworld.com


BBC Cameraman to Describe Exploits


January 10th 2011

On Saturday 5 February,  Lerryn Village Hall will echo to the tales of the climber, explorer and BBC cameraman John Earle. This entertaining, experienced and amusing speaker will tell of his adventures in Patagonia with a rubber boat, braving swamps, thick forests, rocks and glaciers.

The illustrated talk, hosted by Friends of Boconnoc Church, entitled "The Elusive Volcano" will be held in the Lerryn Village Hall at 7.30 pm on Saturday 5th February. There will be wine and savoury refreshments.  Tickets are £5.50 from Lerryn Village Stores & Paraphernalia, Lostwithiel or from Jennifer Bell 01208 872119 or on the door.

All proceeds will go to Boconnoc Church.


Trip to Trago Mills Sale


January 9th 2011

Our annual trip to the Trago Mills sale had been scheduled for Thursday 6th January.  Unfortunately, that morning,  our minibus would not start.  Now thanks to a new battery we are able to resume our service.

Due to popular demand, the minibus committee had rescheduled the trip for Thursday 20th January.

There are a few seats left, so if you fancy "cutting your bills at Trago Mills", give a ring on 01208 871272.

For further details, go to the calendar of events or to the LAMA page.


Seagull Race Report


December 31st 2010

RLYS Seagull Race 29th December, 2010
 
The big thaw came just in time!   Lowertown had been a sheet of ice for days on end and would have forced us to cancel the race.    In the event we had a warm (relatively!) but dull morning with thick fog - you could barely see beyond the Red Store before the start, but visibility slowly improved and by the end of the race the fog had almost cleared.    At the turning buoy off Brockles Quay during the race we witnessed a pall of blue smoke extending to about ten feet above the surface with a layer of white fog above it - quite a sight !!
 
Thirty seven boats of all shapes and sizes took part in the race and many had put a lot of effort into dressing up their boats and themselves to the "Space Travellers" theme.    Congratulations to them all whether they won prizes or not - they all contribute to the fun of the event.
 
This was a successful event enjoyed not only by the competitors but also by a large contingent of spectators - Lowertown was buzzing with activity!  The RNLI raffle made over £200 while the mulled wine and mince pies (my grateful thanks to Annie and Jackie) made £137.  Together with the entry fees we should have around £250 to distribute to local organisations and the committee will decide next week who the recipients this year will be.
 
This is my last Seagull race as Commodore of the RLYS and after ten years as organiser of the event I am happy to hand over the reins to David Vipond, the new Commodore.   Penny becomes the new Vice-Commodore.    May I thank everyone who has supported me over the years, especially the RLYS committee who have been enthusiastically involved, and also the many willing helpers with fundraising, catering and other activities who help to keep this such an important event in the life of the village.
 
 
Richard (Parrott)
 
To see the photos of the 2010 Seagull Race click on this image ------------------

There are 55 images and the photos extend over two pages of the Photo Gallery

 


Seagull Race Results


December 31st 2010

The RNLI Shield trophy for the best dressed boat was won by Paul Ellesmere.

The prize for the best dressed crew was won by Treve Fowler who also won the Minions Boat Club Trophy for the randomly drawn finishing position.

The Lerryn Fast Lady Trophy (for the first helmswoman to finish) was won by R. McMillan.

The winner of Class C (boats under 12ft) and overall winner of the Ship Inn Trophy was A. McMillan who also won the Team Trophy with his "Boathouse" team.

Youngest competitor prize (Teddy Bear) was Peter Pearce.

The Commodore's Prize is awarded for "best endeavour" and this year it was decided to present the new Norman Douglass Trophy to the youngest helm, Molly King.


Public toilets in Lerryn


December 31st 2010

Message from David St John, Parish Councillor

I phoned Cornwall Council to ask why the toilets were locked.   Apparently the cold weather caused leaks which means Elf & Safety forbids their use. The Council are straining every sinew to have them working again by next year. Meanwhile...

 


Listen Again


December 29th 2010

 

 

If you missed the Radio Cornwall interview with Richard Parrott, the Commodore of the RLYS (River Lerryn Yacht Squadron), you can listen to it now by clicking on the button below.  If you click on the "Click to Play" arrow and drag the little white slide along until it reaches 2.09.50 you will be able to hear this item.

                                  

                  Richard Parrott                             This item is only available until 4th January 2011


Seagull Race 2010 - 2 days to go !


December 27th 2010


Christmas Greetings


December 25th 2010

    Nadelek Lowen           

Greetings from everyone at Lerryn.net and from this little Lerryn resident

We wish all of our Lerryn.net visitors a very Happy Christmas

and

Best Wishes for 2011



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