August 19th 2018
Lerryn Chess Club
August 12th 2018
The Chess Club meets weekly in The Ship Inn. Meetings used to be on Wednesdays, but they have now moved to 7.00pm Thursdays.
Lerryn.net Crowdfund Appeal
August 12th 2018
Please help us raise our target of £2400 to develop a brand new website for Lerryn and the surounding areas, the website is run by a small group of volunteers
Visit our Crowdfunder page to make a donation:
Lets raise this money as a community and spread the word far and wide!
Open Garden YY Milltown
August 10th 2018
August 10th 2018
Infinity Under the Stars - TONIGHT!
August 7th 2018
Film showing. Lerryn Memorial Hall, 7.30pm, Tuseday August 7th 2018
Lerryn in Bloom
August 5th 2018
Every summer, the amazing display of flowers outside the Mill House is a treat for our residents and visitors alike.
A huge THANK YOU to Jean Piper for making the Old Mill and Lerryn looks so pretty.
PS: even if your garden cannot be seen from the road and however small it is, if you are proud of it why don't you e-mail your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include them in the photo gallery.
Lerryn History Society outing to Pentillie Castle
August 4th 2018
On what was predicted to be the hottest day of the year, the LAMA bus set off from Lerryn with a group of Lerryn History Society members and friends to visit the Pentillie Estate, St Mellion. We were greeted by the owner, Ted Coryton, and shown around the grounds by him and his wife, Sarah.
They inherited the estate 11 years ago and together with their three children have turned the Castle into an award winning, 5 star B&B and have reclaimed the grounds. The grounds are at their glorious best in the Spring and every year, there is an Open Day in May in aid of a Charity. As we walked through the woodland, making our way to the mausoleum, we looked down on the huge walled garden. The walls and greenhouse have now been restored and it is being used partly as allotments and partly by rehabilitating service men.
The mausoleum was built on the orders of Sir James Tillie, the first owner of Pentillie who built the Castle in 1698. He ordered that on his death he was to be placed in the mausoleum, dressed in his best clothes and sittign on a chair. He intended to sit there until his resurrection, which he expected to be within two years and then intended to return to Pentillie. He sat there for a full two years while his remains and the roof of the mausoleum deteriorated. His mortal remains were finally buried but it was not know whether at the mausoleum or the nearby churchyard at St Mellion. A marble statue was erected in his place and remains in the same commanding spot today. During the restoration of the mausoleum in 2012 a vault was uncovered and unbelievably the remains of Sir James Tillie found.
On returning to the Castle we took tea on the Terrace, looking down at the Repton designed landscape. Our very enjoyable visit was coming to an end but before leaving we drove down to what is now called the Boathouse, but was originally a school room, built in 1856, sat on the edge of the River Tamar looking across to Devon; a truly idyllic spot. It is used as an idyllic location for wedding ceremonies.
Pentillie Castle is the main location of the Sky Series "Delicious" starring Dawn French and Emilia Fox. We knew that on the following Monday, filming of series 3 would start. What we did not expect when we arrived at the Boathouse, was to meet the film crew. We were able to step inside the building and it was most interesting to see how it had been transformed into a film set (bedroom, lounge and bathroom). We all loved the bathbtub framed by the window overlooking the river Tamar.
For more information about Lerryn History Society or to join please go to www.lerrynhistory.co.uk .
Lerryn and District Produce Association
August 4th 2018
LERRYN AND DISTRICT PRODUCE ASSOCIATION
Many Happy Returns!
August 3rd 2018
The tiny meeting room on the banks of the Lerryn River became a very colourful place – and a good bit noisier than usual – when Lerryn WI got together on a sunny afternoon in early July to celebrate their 70th anniversary.
Current members were out in force, naturally, but they greeted with delight many former members and colleagues as well as the guest of honour, Margaret Johnson, the Chairman of the Cornwall Federation of Women’s Institutes.
It goes without saying that a lot of hard work had gone on in the background so that there was an abundance of wonderful food and a reasonably tuneful singing of Jerusalem. There was much laughter, but also some sadness at the good wishes received from ex-members no longer well enough to join us, and complimentary deliveries of birthday cake were speedily arranged for them.
Chairman Alison Ginty hit the right note when she recalled the post-war period in which local women had established the Lerryn WI. Food shortages were still in evidence, and daily life was hard. Lerryn village did not even have mains electricity until 1952, and those women came together to support one another in creating a better life for their families and themselves.
So what changes? We have in many ways a much easier life than they did, but the needs are still there – for the support and companionship, the stimulus of fresh ideas and the opportunity to acquire new skills. When the magnificent cake was cut and the champagne came round, we were happy to toast the next seventy years!
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