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Royal wedding invitation

February 12th 2011

THE ROYAL WEDDING  - Have you been invited? 

If not – you can come to a full programme of celebrations for the whole village, young and old alike, on the day.

We are planning:

  • Big screen viewing with coffee + cake in the morning
  • Children’s tea party in the afternoon
  • Disco in the evening 

BUT FIRST WE NEED TO RAISE SOME FUNDS - Please come to a coffee morning in Lerryn Memorial Hall

Saturday 19 February from 10.30am to 12.00 noon

Cake stall – Raffle – Cash donations gratefully received

Contacts: Ros 872999 and Elizabeth 873373

Love is in the air

February 12th 2011

Served from 7pm to 9pm on 12, 13 & 14 February 2011
£12.50 for two courses; £15 for three courses;
Reservations: 01208 872374 or enquiries@theshipinnlerryn.co.uk
The Ship Inn Lerryn, Fore Street, Lerryn, nr Lostwithiel, PL22 0NS.
Served with crusty bread

Homemade soup served with
Parmigiano Reggiano & croutons

Served with a dressing of black pepper, balsamic vinegar & extra virgin olive oil

A salad of tomatoes, mozzarella & basil
leaves drizzled with extra
Virgin olive oil & sea salt

Main course
Served with basmati pilaff

Spaghetti with a cream, egg yolk, pancetta & Parmigiano Reggiano cheese sauce

Spaghetti with courgettes, celery, tomatoes, bell pepper, mushrooms, carrots & basil

Lamb & potato stew served with Italian
bread Focaccia

8oz sirloin steak served with fat chips, peas, tomato & mushrooms

Served with crusty bread

Lemon and mascarpone cheese cake

Tiramisu, meaning ‘pick me up’, is a
layered creamy pudding made mostly of mascarpone cheese,
almond & coffee biscuits

Flambéed banana & peach slices
with brandy served with clotted



We are the leaves of one branch, the drops of one sea, the flowers of one garden
Jean Baptiste Henry Lacordaire

Pruning lessons

February 10th 2011

The National Trust have planned two pruning workshops this month in the Fowey area.

The first one took place yesterday  in Ethy Park where people were taught how to manage formative trees. If you missed that one, you might be interested in the second one, a restorative pruning workshop, to be held at Triggabrowne, two miles from Polruan, on Wednesday, February 16, between 9.30am and 12.30pm. For more information, call Ben Norwood or Andy Simmons on 01726 870146. Booking is not necessary.  You need to meet at the Pencarne car park.

Message from Peter Bucknell - Chair of the Lerryn Produce Association

February 6th 2011

I am writing this blog on Sunday 6th February, a nice mild Cornish winter day. Our first camellia, St. Ewe, flowered yesterday. This is quite amazing because, in what we used to call a normal winter,  St. Ewe was normally in flower at Christmas. It certainly shows the effect of the  cold spell, it must be global warming!  Let us hope the the mild weather continues when things should come on apace.

Please note that our AGM will be held on Monday 7th March at 7.30 pm  in the village hall. Please come along, as we are always looking for new committee members and perhaps a chairman.

Our vegetable gardening guru tells me that you should now be planting broad beans, shallots, onions, leeks, carrots and parsnips. Apparently it’s a bit early to be planting peas as they could be caught by a late Lerryn frost.  You should take his advice, as he does earn the odd prize at the show!

Best Wishes

Peter Bucknell

RNLI Lunchtime success!

February 5th 2011

The annual RNLI Share our Soup lunch was very well attended with around 100 Soup & Pudding lunches being served.

There was a real buzz as Lostwithiel and Lerryn came together for one of the first major social events of the year.

Around £440  was raised for the Fowey Lifeboat.

Thanks to all who generously donated Soup and/or Puddings, many of whom also attended, and also to Trewithen Dairies who donated the milk and cream.

Special thanks must go to all those who attended and supported this fund raising event, making it possible for the RNLI to continue the excellent job it does in saving lives at sea.


Lerryn residents fear that Ethy Woods could be privatised

February 5th 2011

I am sure that we all fear the woodland could fall into private ownership.

Ethy Woods, which contains 27 ancient oak trees, is part of the Forestry Commission's portfolio of assets which the Government is planning to sell off.

Popular with walkers, birdwatchers, cyclists and picnicking families the woodland, with its breathtaking views across the River Fowey estuary, has one of the biggest collection of oak trees in the county.

Whitehall plans to offer the woodland for sale to private enterprise or community groups and local councils as part of its so-called "Big Society" project.

All state-owned Forestry Commission woodland is under consideration as part of the consultation process, which ends on April 21.

There has been anger across the UK, with campaigns being launched in the Forest of Dean and in Exeter to protect 258,000 hectares of forests – 15 per cent of the Forestry Commission forest land which could be sold off by 2015.

Ros Hawken said in an interview with Cornish Guardian: "It would be dreadful if they were to sell off Ethy Woods. The sense of freedom is wonderful here and the woods attract so many visitors. If they were to sell it off it would be a huge loss and I think people in the village would fight against it. I would be a part of that campaign. Ethy Woods is a special, picturesque place and you always meet other people enjoying themselves here."

Morley Tubb, who lives at Castleway in Lanteglos, is the clerk to St Veep and St Winnow parish councils and said he had spent much of his youth playing in Ethy Woods.

"Everyone I have heard from is concerned whether the access will remain to the woods if it goes into private ownership," he said.

"We don't want that access to be lost.

"Ethy Woods gives you a circular walk of about two or three hours and views right along to Fowey Docks on a clear day. Apart from the coastal path, it is one of the most popular walks in the county.

"In the summer the car park is usually full; it attracts lots of walkers. I think the parish councils would support the view that it should be kept open to the public."

He said there might be support locally for the National Trust, which already owns part of the wider Ethy woodland area, taking it over. The trust has hinted it may be prepared to take over much of the state-owned English woodland and protect it in perpetuity.

Message from the Devon and Cornwall Police

February 3rd 2011

This message relates to Police Crime GA/11/300.

We are asking for the public to be vigilant given the recent reports of Fuel and Heating Oil thefts in Cornwall.

In order to assist the Police, it is recommended that regular checks are made on containers holding either Oil and Fuel, and where possible, extra security measures are considered.

If you have any information regarding these crimes please contact us on 08452 777 444, or 999 if you see any suspicious activity.

Thank you.

Please phone us with any information on 08452 777 444.

Message from the Cornwall and Devon Police

February 3rd 2011

This message relates to Police Log 457 31 January 2011.

We would like to make you aware of the following suspicious incident reported to us that took place in the Saltash area on the afternoon of Sunday 31 January 2011.

Two males attended a property to turn water off purporting to be from the water board but did not show any Identification. One male turned off the water tap under the kitchen sink, they told resident that as they used her water they would have to give her £5 but only had a £20 note and asked if she had change, the resident told them she did not have any money and they left telling her they would put £5 in the door later in the week.

The males are described as follows: first male is white, aged around 20 years of age, 6 foot, very slim, with short dark hair, wearing grey pullover and jeans. The second white male is described as late 30's, 5 feet 6 inches, medium build, short dark hair, and was possibly wearing a check shirt.

At this time we are not aware of any crime committed but doubt the male callers were genuine. Please remember to challenge all unexpected callers. Legitimate callers will carry identification and be happy to wait outside, with the door closed and locked, while you phone their company/business from the telephone number in the phone book.

If you doubt the authenticity of a caller at your door then please contact us on 08452 777 444. Please pass this message on to your neighbours.

Thank you.

Please phone us with any information on 08452 777 444.

New Year's Competition

January 30th 2011

Here is our first competition for 2011

You could win a bottle of wine !

Guess the names of 3 local people in "Dave's Crew", heading down Rapid No 5 "Stairway to Heaven"

What is the name of the river and, as a tie break, how many rapids did they go down on that day?

The prize for the winner of the competition is a bottle of wine, donated by the crew.

Send in your answer through the "contact us" button on this website. 

Rapids on Vimeo.

To play the video, move your cursor over the image and click on the arrow at bottom left of the screen.

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To return to the smaller screen, press Esc on your keyboard.

Good luck !

RNLI - Share our Soup (and Puds!) Lunch

January 30th 2011


Lostwithiel & District Branch of RNLI
Saturday February 5th 2011
Share Our Soup
Delicious home-made soups and sinful desserts!
in Lerryn Memorial Hall
from 12 noon until 2pm
Please come and Share Our Soup (and puds!) and help raise funds for the RNLI.


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