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Race Night - gallop to the shop for your tickets!

January 13th 2009

Every year is a fundraising year for the bus. 2009 gets under way with a bit of fun - a Race Night in Lerryn Memorial Hall. Admission costs £5 and tickets are in the shop now. There will be beer, wine and snacks on sale and doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start.

Jean Elliott - Funeral Arrangements

December 30th 2008


Jean's funeral will take place at Bodmin Crematorium at 14.30 on Monday 12th January and afterwards at Lerryn Memorial Hall for refreshments from around 16.00.
The Funeral Director is:
John Doran,
Meadow Bridge,  
PL30 4DP.
Tel: 01208.821186
If anyone, rather than sending flowers, would prefer to make a donation, this may be made to "Lerryn Memorial Hall" which was dear to Jean's heart. There will be boxes for donations at the Crematorium and in the Memorial Hall.
Accommodation Request
A number of relatives and family friends will be attending the funeral and Ronald has asked that, if anyone is able to offer accommodation for a couple of nights, would they please contact him direct.

Jean Elliott

December 26th 2008


We are sad to have to let you know that Jean Elliott passed away peacefully during the morning on Boxing Day.  Duncan arrived from New Zealand on Christmas Eve and so all the family are there for support at the moment.
Further details will be posted as they become available.
Jean was a wonderful lady and we will all miss her terribly. Our thoughts are with Ronald and his family at this sad time.

Police Notice / Appeal - Distraction Burglaries

December 22nd 2008

This message relates to Police Log No. 762 15 December 2008.

We would like to make you aware that we have received reports of distraction type burglaries in the mid Cornwall area.

A male has entered properties of elderly residents stealing property such as handbags, money etc.

The male tries to find common ground with the resident, sometimes pretending to know them, once access is gained he distracts the resident by asking them to change money or for a cup of tea and then steals items. He is described as a white male, in his 20's - 30's,of muscular build and last seen wearing a plain grey woolly hat and a plain grey waist length zipped up jacket.

Please keep doors locked and treat all cold callers with suspicion, if you feel intimidated or threatened call the police. Please pass this information on to elderly neighbours.

If you have any information regarding these incidents please contact us on 08452 777 444 quoting CMS and Police Log No. 762 15/12/08 or 999 if you see anything believed to be suspicious.

Seagull Race Results & Message from the Commodore RLYS.

December 21st 2008

From the Commodore RLYS.

The special 21st anniversary event was a great success and the weather was kind to us.   My congratulations to all those who put in so much effort to dress their boats and themselves and spruce up their engines.    It made a very colourful spectacle.     My thanks to all my colleagues on the RLYS committee for their support and hard work in organising the event and to Penny and Anne for doing the registration, Annie and Rachel for doing the Mulled pies and mince wine(!) and Mike and June for selling Raffle tickets.
There were quite a number of disqualifications this year.    Unfortunately those involved have only themselves to blame.    The rules are very clearly set out in the race instructions and I suspect that several competitors did not bother to read them.     The rules have to be applied for safety reasons and we would not be allowed to run the event without them.
I am delighted to report that the event raised £227 from the RNLI raffle.    The catering and entry fees raised a further £290 which will be distributed to local organisations / charities.     A big thank you to everyone.
Richard Parrott.




Not many cakes; plenty of ale - Seagull Race 2008

December 21st 2008

48 boats registered, despite the fact that we were all probably meant to be doing something else the last Saturday before Christmas. In better weather than we had for the midsummer solstice, a party atmosphere prevailed in line with the theme for the day - fuelled by a good supply of mulled wine and mince pies. It was amazing how many ways people managed to interpret the 'party' idea. Have a look at the Gallery page to see:

  • The Mad Hatter's tea party
  • The dinner party - cool evening clothes and hardly a splash in sight!
  • The Green Party, complete with extremely green people, a tree to hug and a familiar resident seagull
  • The British Seagull Party, with campaigning rosettes and a loud hailer
  • Santa and his flock of seagulls - powered by no fewer than five apparently working outboards. (Sadly, these were no help on the mud, which meant Rudolph had to get out and push.)
  • A 'party' party, with table, chairs, bottles and glasses
  • Multiple balloons - some of which were accompanied by booming party music
  • Parties of the sixties.

There were also all the usual local party accessories: wigs, funny hats, pirate outfits and - of course - men in fishnets.

There were new departures to mark the event's 21st anniversary. Sadly, the 'best decorated cake' competition attracted only one entry. Luckily it was a very good entry, so there was no difficulty about awarding the first prize! There was also an entertaining tug o' war between the winning boats. This was soon over, and no doubt a bit frustrating for those whose engine at that one crucial moment failed to start - all part of the genuine Seagull tradition!

The prize-giving and raffle draw were hosted at lunchtime by The Ship Inn, where it was announced that well over £200 had been raised for the RNLI - a good end to a good morning. Congratulations to all those involved!



Seagull Race - 2008

December 21st 2008


The 2008 Seagull race was a huge success - CLICK HERE to see a great selection of photographs from the event and thanks to all those who made it such a great morning out on the river !
Thank you to all our sponsors who have generously donated the prizes:
Ann’s Gallery, Lostwithiel
Patricia Bolsover, Lostwithiel
Brian Dowell & Alan Worswick, Lerryn
Creative Travel, Couch’s Mill
Earl of Chatham Hotel, Lostwithiel
Fowey Gallants Sailing Club, Fowey
Fowey Harbour Commissioners
The Galleon Inn, Fowey
The Globe Hotel, Lostwithiel
Trevor Hawes, Lerryn
The King of Prussia Hotel, Fowey
Lerryn River Stores, Lerryn
Liddicoats Butchers, Lostwithiel
Lostwithiel Co-Op, Lostwithiel
The Lugger Hotel, Fowey
Old Ferry Inn, Bodinnick
Outboard Services Marine, Lostwithiel
Penhaligan’s Newsagents, Lostwithiel
The Rashleigh Inn, Polkerris
The Restormal Lodge, Lostwithiel
Royal British Legion, Fowey
Royal Fowey Yacht Club, Fowey
RNLI, Lostwithiel Branch
The Ship Inn,Lerryn
The Ship Inn, Fowey
Dean Wheeler, Barbers, Lostwithiel



Message from The Richards Family

December 17th 2008


This is just a little thank you and goodbye to everyone in Lerryn from the Richards Family
By the time you read this we will be well into the first leg of our New Zealand Ad venture. It will be hard to leave all of our lovely friends and family in Lerryn but hopefully this is just Au Revoir and not goodbye as I hope we will see a lot of you again soon.
Since we arrived in Cornwall well over 10 years ago we have made a lot of lovely friends and I just want to thank a few who have made our stay here particularly memorable.
Firstly thanks to Roz who helped in Josh’s early years and who I have a lot to thank for – without her I am sure he would not have eased himself into playgroup and then school so well and of course developed such lovely manners ! Special thanks must go to Mrs Oliver who has been a wonderful friend and teacher to us both, without her Joshua would certainly not be working for his Grade 3 Piano exam and I am hoping she will be one of our first visitors. A huge thank you to Wendy and Sandra and Mr Vipond all who have had to put up with me as well as Joshua for the last five years. Thank you for making my time in school so enjoyable. To David a special thank you for teaching Joshua how to play the guitar. We have been truly blessed to have known you all and Josh has had the most wonderful start in his academic life.
I would like to thank Alix for being such an excellent friend and to Jackie and Tracey and to all the people who organised the brilliant Mama Mia evening. For the girls at the shop and all the kind people who have wished us well and sent us cards over the last few days – we will miss you all.
Without Jane and Polmartin Stables I don’t know how I would have kept my sanity for these past few months and who introduced me to her lovely Arabs. The girls Tess and Jazz would like to thank the biscuit ladies for all the lovely doggie treats, we will also miss meeting Mike and Dennis on our walks. I know Joshua will want to thank Jonathan at Lostwithiel Youth Football Club and all his friends in the U11’s squad and all the members of the Pantomime.
Lastly but not least my lovely understanding family and especially Helga who we are leaving behind but certainly not forgetting and who we hope will visit us soon.
If you would like to follow our adventures we have a travel blog and will keep it updated regularly 
We hope to see you again soon
Love from Charlotte, Jo and Joshua

Lerryn Boys Play A Vital Role in Football Success !

December 17th 2008

Lerryn School Boys play vital role in Lostwithiel under 11's football team's success!

Alex Graham, Jakey Law, Sam Nicholls and Aaron Vincent helped Lostwithiel under 11s secure undefeated success in the East Cornwall C league. The team played 18 games with 160 goals scored for and only 6 goals conceded. Jakey Law was goal keeper - Jakey played all 18 games and kept a clean sheet for 13 of them!   Aaron and Alex played mainly in mid field. Alex had a cracking season scoring 15 goals in the 12 games he played - including 3 hat tricks. Aaron played 17 games(sterling effort)  and scored 9 goals including 1 hat trick, whilst Sam Nicholls played 9 games (due to being unavailable alternate weeks!) and scored 4 goals including 1 hat trick. Well done lads.

Lerryn pantomime success

December 8th 2008

The annual pantomime had a hard time this year, beset throughout by illness and other problems,

 but in the end the cast of adults and children pulled out all the stops to create a notable success

of 'Beauty and the Beast'. Thanks to Malcolm's input and a lot of local talent, the singing was

magnificent, and so were the costumes and make-up. (If anybody needs a wart, Viv is now an expert!)

Congratulations to all, and many thanks to all those who helped.


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