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Dangerous doings for minibus drivers

March 27th 2009

Bernie Gibbons and David St. John, Lerryn minibus drivers and also LAMA committee members, have just spent a strenuous day practising emergency evacuation procedures for minibuses. See the Lerryn Photo Gallery on this website for the pictures. They both came back unharmed, but the next challenge is to ensure that our other drivers get a chance to learn the same things. Watch out for a smoke machine in the car park ... !


Website Group - Inaugural Meeting

March 24th 2009

After a longer than expected gestation period the Lerryn Area Community Website Group are about to hold their Inaugural Meeting to adopt a constitution and elect members to the group.

The proposed constitution can be found by clicking here.

 The Inaugural Meeting will be held at the School at 7.30pm on Monday 6th April and will take the form of:

  1. Opening remarks by Chairman
  2. Adoption of Constitution
  3. Election of members to the Group
  4. Demonstration of next stage of development and an opportunity to suggest any enhancements to the website.

Everyone is invited to attend this meeting and you will be especially welcome if you would like to join the group which steers what is one of the best small village websites in the SW. Experience of computers is not necessary!


Princes / Wells Cottage - Can you Help

March 21st 2009

   The following message received at Lerryn.net can anyone shed any light on this - if so please just drop Gillian a quick email by clicking on her address below. If you prefer to call let us know as she has left her number with us.



I have been researching my family tree and my great, grandmother Edith Sobey (b 31/10/1870) appears to come from Lerryn (according to census entries).  I recently received her birth certificate and it notes 'Prince's Wells Cottage' as place of birth (although it then mentioned St Winnow - not sure if that was because they recorded the wider Parish).  I just wondered if anyone knows if this cottage still exists and whereabouts in the village it is.


Gillian Randall








Lerryn Produce Association News and Plant Sale

March 12th 2009





Lerryn Produce Association would like to publicly thank the relatives of George Keast for donating this magnificent shield to the Association.


The shield is to be awarded annually to the “Young Gardener of the Year” at Lerryn School. Encouraged by headmaster David Vipond we are jointly, with the school, organising a competition in which the whole school will take part concerning the growing of potatoes. The shield will be presented to the pupil who grows the heaviest weight of the crop and everyone will be encouraged to take their harvest home for all the family to share.


The Produce Association will continue to sponsor a digital photographic competition for the school, details will be finalised at the start of the summer term.


Finally may I remind you all that our Annual Coffee Morning and Plant Sale will take place on Saturday May 16th. at 10.30 in the Village Hall.


Besides the normal plant sale, coffee and biscuits are available plus a raffle and a scrumptious cake stall prepared by the W.I. Also this is a good time to pick up your Show Schedule so you have plenty of time to plan your entries. It is also the time to renew your membership or indeed join the Association. Membership is only £1. and it qualifies you to win many more prizes at the Show as well as generally supporting the Association.


Viv Turner our cup steward would be pleased if you could return any cups won in 2008 to her as soon as possible please.


Thank you for your support and happy gardening.


Peter Bucknell

LAMA fundraising - and all that jazz!

March 10th 2009

The Great Western Jazz Company, who played so memorably on last summer's soggy river trip, will be playing much more comfortably in Lerryn Memorial Hall at 8.00pm on Saturday 14 March. Doors open 7.30pm. Refreshments available. Tickets £8 from Lerryn River Stores. All proceeds to the bus.



Calendar Girls in Lerryn

March 8th 2009


come along and meet two of the original Calendar Girls
Angela and Tricia
and hear their story: before and after
Apply for your FREE ticket NOW as numbers are limited

8pm 1st April
All welcome – FREE Admission by ticket only from:
Ann Henderson– tel: 01208-873428; e-mail: annh@mail.com
Lin Briggs – Tel: 01208-872093; e-mail: lin.briggs@btopenworld.com
Memorial Hall

London Stage Production of Calendar Girls opening on 4 April


Message from Mike Casey - former resident - Can you Help?

March 6th 2009

If anyone can help with this or if you know some of the people mentioned who were Michaels neighbours in Lerryn View can you please email him or contact us at Lerryn.net and we can pass on any info. He is very keen to try and track down some former neighbours....if you read this and can let those people know that Michael is trying to get in touch with them he would be very grateful


hello Lerryn.net  as you see my name is michael and i am trying to find my roots so to speak old friends. i lived in lerryn view some years past with a lady called meta jackson last known name husbaind gordon who have both died.

My family was friends with the pearse,s well my brother was (Kevin casey) we left lerryn around 1970 i believe there was the davey,s at the top r/handside ie john same age im 48 this year. the todds girls name hellen whent to birthday party at her house lived in main village in 70's , stead family single mum had 4 kids i think me and kev play with them cant think of any more name anyway when or if you have a village meeting can you ask ie todd family if any one has any photos of 1970 back to1965 and pass on my email to all who remembers me and kevin as i would like to get in touch.as i have very little memory of my child hood in lerryn school and no photos .

As my 5 year old girl called Abbie is asking questions her self now and i cant aswer or show her whot i was like metta had children her self (Terry,Roger,Sylvia,and bernice all of witch was a lot oldder than us. My dad was called walter patric casey died when in was 9/10 years old if anyone called get in touch and help me i and abbie would be so greatfull. 


Lostwithiel Fair - Advance Notice

March 5th 2009

The Lostwithiel Festival is on Sunday May 10th from 10am onwards, with lots of art, antique and craft stalls  not forgetting music and dance. If anyone would like a stall indoors or out let us know as soon as possible. It's £20 and the money raised this year is going to FLEET (first responders).

For more details on stalls and events contact  Adrian Barratt on 01208 8873912 at dejavu antiques
Keep checking the news pages for more information about this event as its released.

Police Message Bogus Callers in the Area

March 5th 2009

This message relates to Police Log No. 643 030309.

It has been reported to us that Bogus Callers are currently in the area of Lanreath, Looe and Polperro.

These callers are claiming to be from one of the electricity companies such as SWEB or EDF.

They are described as one or two white males possibly in a white estate car.

Please remember to always keep the chain on the door and verify the callers identity by phoning the Company in the Phone Book. If in doubt keep them out.

If you have any concerns then please contact us on 08452 777 444 quoting CMS and Police Log No. 643 030309. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Thank you for your Co-operation. 


WI get reupholstered!

March 4th 2009

WI members tried out their upholstery skills on Saturday 28th February at a one day taster workshop in the Memorial Hall. The successful workshop, run by St. Austell Upholstery, proved very popular with members who are all keen to carry on with their new found skills.


Tuition began on Health & Safety issues (of course!), as we were using very sharp tools, then proceeded to the need for good sound preparation of our projects - sturdy frames, tight webbing and plenty of stuffing!  Members' individual projects varied from antique chairs to blanket box tops and stools and the atmosphere was quite jolly, despite the intense concentration.




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