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Carols around the Christmas Tree in Lerryn

December 19th 2010

We hope that many of you will be able to brave the inclement conditions to join us at the Lerryn Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st December.  There will live music to accompany the carols as well as mince pies and mulled wine to keep you warm.  There will also be the opportunity to buy raffle tickets for a sumptuous hamper.

Present for Pete the Fish

December 19th 2010

Thank you to everybody who contributed towards a present for Peter. It came to £118!!!

With the money, David St John  has bought a big Christmas Hamper, a bottle of Whisky, a bottle of Gin and some Chocolate Gingers.

Now all he has to do is contact Pete.  He hasn't answered the phone yet. Once David has spoken to him,  he will take it all over to Mevagissey.


Lerryn School Fair & Nativity Play

December 19th 2010

Lerryn School Christmas Activities


The school fair was held in Lerryn Memorial Hall on 11th December.  The Hall was packed and there were stalls containing all sorts of bargains as well as delicious cakes and refreshments. Father Christmas was in his backstage grotto and children lined up to meet him and/or to have their faces painted.  A good time was had by all and the princely sum of £970 raised for the school. In the evening, a quiz in the pub raised a further £117.

On Sunday 12th December, St Veep Church was equally packed. The children performed two plays - the infant performance was entitled "It's a Baby!" and the junior performance "Silent Night". Both were extremely well done and the congregation was entranced by the acting and singing and also enjoyed joining in with some of the Christmas carols. A collection was made and £141 sent to the charity "Crisis" to help homeless people at Christmas.

Fiona Corfield paid tribute to the legacy of David Vipond and also to all those who helped to make these activities so succesful.  Congratulations to Fiona on the successful completion of her first term at Lerryn.

For more pictures, visit the photo gallery on this website ---------


Support your local school

December 10th 2010

This Saturday, the Christmas themed quiz at the Ship Inn will be in aid of the Lerryn School Parent Teacher Association. £1 entry per player. A bottle of wine for individual rounds and overall team winner. Raffle prizes, plus Play Your Cards Right. The PTA looks forward to seeing you there. A fun way to support our village school.

Washaway West Gallery Choir Concert cancelled!

December 10th 2010

Regrettably, because of adverse weather, Friends Of Boconnoc Church have cancelled the concert by the Washaway West Gallery Choir on this Sunday, 12 December.  The next FOBC event is a talk by the explorer and BBC cameraman John Earle, in  Lerryn Village Hall, at 7.30 p.m. On Saturday 5th February, entitled "The Elusive Volcano". Put it in your diary!

Snooker tuition for Young Players

December 9th 2010



FRIDAY 14TH JANUARY 2011 7.00 P.M. TO 9.00 P.M.


Would you like to learn how to play Snooker?

Do you know how to play, but would like to improve your skills?

Come along to the above evening and receive help and advice from Senior Club Members.

Suitable for boys and girls aged 12 or over. 

If successful, the tuition evenings will be held on a regular basis.


For more information, contact Paul Weatherhogg on 01208 873621


Collection for Pete the Fish

December 8th 2010

You may have noticed a collection box in the Shop for Peter the Fish. In case you don't know, Peter the Fish is Peter Randall our fish man who hasn't appeared on Wednesdays for some time. Peter has been having a hard time lately with operations and has also been flooded out of his home in Meva, so Pam Michael thought it would be a friendly gesture to send him something for Christmas to show that we miss him. Hence the collection box.
At the end of next week, David St John will collect the donations and organise a hamper to be sent to him at his temporary address.
We hope you all agree with this idea and will be able to contribute towards the collection.

Severe Frost

December 7th 2010
















 Temperatures in some parts of Lerryn fell to minus 10.2 degrees Celsius last night (Monday).  The high spring tide flooded the road and the water subsequently froze making it treacherous for pedestrians but good fun for the children.   
















Pete the Fish Update

December 6th 2010


We are pleased to report that Pete is recovering well from his foot surgery although he still has to attend Treliske Hospital three times a week.  His flooded house has now been cleaned up but it will be several months before it will be ready for occupation.  In the meantime, he and his wife, Shirley, have warm, cosy accommodation above a shop in Mevagissey.  Peter says he is being driven crazy by not being able to work and hopes he will be fit enough to be back after Christmas.  We look forward to his return but we hope he will give himself time to recover fully before he starts work again.  We all send our very best wishes.


Simon Weston's Visit

December 5th 2010

Roz McNarey (of Help for Heroes) with Simon Weston


Lerryn's very own puzzle author and publisher Charles Morgan has been in the news recently with the launch of Sudoku for Heroes at the DCLI Museum in Bodmin with Falkland's veteran Simon Weston OBE as guest of honour. This is the latest in the Sudoku Word Search series which Charles has been producing for the past two years in partnership with Bodmin-based IT specialist and web designer Kim Roscoe.


  Charles Morgan   Simon Weston   Kim Roscoe                    Roz sitting alongside Simon

Sudoku for Heroes follows the same format as Charles and Kim’s two previous volumes, Cornish Sudoku and Holiday and Travel Sudoku, and it follows a military theme encompassing the three armed services and their history. It is specifically designed to raise funds for the increasingly popular services charity "Help for Heroes" and 35p from the sale of each puzzle book is being donated directly to the charity with which Charles and Kim’s company, M&R Puzzles, has signed a commercial participator agreement. As Simon says in his foreword "Sudoku for Heroes is a simple and effective way of giving help where it is needed. The money raised will be used to make life easier for those of our forces who need help the most and who probably wouldn't even ask for it." Simon also signed a number of copies at the launch.

Sudoku for Heroes is already on sale in Lerryn River Stores and from M&R Puzzles' own sales stand which is currently doing the rounds of various Christmas Fairs, and it will shortly be available in more local shops. However it should also be available in all good bookshops country-wide in the New Year, as well as in shops attached to military museums and is expected to raise significant funds for "Help for Heroes". To give this a boost Charles and Kim are planning a second, national launch with Simon in London in January.

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