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Lerryn & District Produce Association

May 27th 2013


Firstly, the Produce Association would like to say a big thank you to all of you who planted seeds, grew and donated plants for our annual Plant Sale and Coffee Morning. It made the day a great success and as always, we are grateful for your support. The money we make on the day goes towards the Produce Association being able to keep our Annual Show going for another year – and believe it or not, this August will see the 63rd show, which we think is something pretty special

We would also thank the WI for their delicious hard work!



Saturday 3rd August, Lerryn Memorial Hall, 2.00pm

Schedules for the show are now available from Lerryn River Stores or from Brian and Penny Philp. 

This year we have introduced a new category in the Novelty Class: we’re looking for Lerryn’s Tastiest Tomato – this one is not just about good looks but also about great flavour. We can’t wait to judge the results!

There are two inspiring titles in the Photography competition ‘Shadows’ for the Under 16’s, and ‘Happiness’ in the Adult class, and we hope to have lots of entries so that we can cover the back wall with creativity! Don’t forget – we’re not looking for the next David Bailey – we just want ordinary pictures that reflect our lives in this beautiful location. 

Come and join us for a great traditional afternoon, including cream teas, a raffle and live music. Doors open at 2.00pm, admission is 50p, and children are FREE!

John Halkes will be opening the show for us at 2.30pm.



Please don’t forget to return your prizewinners’ cups to Sue and John Hancock .



This is a busy month now the soil has warmed-up, and if it’s not too wet the seeds should do well. Not to worry if you’ve been a bit slow off the mark, as many vegetables can be planted this month – such as courgettes, French beans, peas and runner beans that can be sown direct into the ground from mid-month.

Thieves about in Lerryn

May 26th 2013

You will shocked to hear that on three occasions so far this year, money raised for the Lerryn Memorial Hall through the sale of books on Prue Cornwall's garden wall was stolen. The crime has been reported to the police. Please be vigilant and if you notice anybody behaving suspiciously, please challenge them and report their activity to the police. It would be a huge shame if the Village Hall had to stop this fund raising activity.

Can You Help Lucie?

May 23rd 2013

To find out if you can help Lucie in a very worthwhile cause, go to the Discussion Forum or click on the button below:

Rockpool Ramble

May 20th 2013



A reminder that our next rockpool ramble event is on Saturday 25th May from 1-3pm at Readymoney Cove, Fowey.
Everyone welcome but all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please wear sensible footwear that could get wet.
Look forward to seeing you and discovering more about our wonderful rocky shore.
Best wishes

Mevagissey Wet Fish

May 18th 2013


Just a reminder that Phil of Mevagissey Wet Fish comes to Lerryn on Mondays.  He arrives around 10.30am but sometimes is slightly delayed.  He will remain in the car park until about 12.30pm.  The fish is freshly caught off Mevagissey unless the weather is too bad for the boats to go out.  Fish can be ordered in advance by phoning the telephone numbers above.

Penpol Bridge Closure Update

May 16th 2013


Following Keith Langmaid's conversation, yesterday, with Laurence Reed on Radio Cornwall, the Radio Station has followed up the situation with regard to the closure of Penpol Bridge.  To hear a further interview with Keith Langmaid and his daughter-in-law, Jenny, click on the button below (it may take a little while to load):

The item was on The James Churchfield's Breakfast Show on Radio Cornwall this morning.  If the above link does not work then go to The Radio Cornwall Listen Again Site by clicking on the link below:


Click on "Listen Now 180 mins" and move the time slider to 2hours 18min and 09 secs.

NB  The item will only be available on this site until 22nd May

It would seem that Keith has now got a clearer idea of when the repairs to the bridge will start (10th June).  The power of the media!  Watch this space!

The Hall Walk

May 14th 2013

This is a reminder that our next event is this Sunday 19th May. We will be walking the Hall Walk, looking for birds, orchids and butterflies, and if the weather is half decent we should see plenty of all.
We will meet at Caffa Mill car park at 1030h, get the ferry across, and then walk to Polruan where we will get the foot ferry back. This walk will take 2-3 hours depending on speed, and is slightly strenuous in places. Please wear sensible footwear and bring waterproofs, a drink and some lunch. If you have them, binoculars and guide books may be useful too.
If you have any queries please contact Terry on 01726 832036.

Penpol Bridge Closure

May 14th 2013

To hear Keith Langmaid of Penpol talking to Laurence Reed of Radio Cornwall about the closure of Penpol Bridge click on the button below:
If this link does not work then go to The Radio Cornwall Listen Again Site by clicking on the link below. Click on "Listen Now 180 mins" and move the time slider to 2hours 45min and 50 secs.
This will only be available till Monday 21st May


May 6th 2013


Tickets please!

The 2013 Fowey Festival of Words and Music starts this week.  After months of planning, we’re now ready to go.  All we need now is the help and support of Festival-goers past, present and future by coming along and enjoying all that this year’s Festival has to offer.  Even the sun’s helping us out by making an appearance!
So, if you haven’t booked yet, please make sure you don’t miss out.  The majority of events still have tickets available and, to accommodate the usual last minute surge of ticket-buying, the Festival’s Main Box Office will be open to take bookings by ‘phone, in person, or by post on Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday. Fowey’s own Festival Box Office in Bookends, Fore Street, Fowey, will be open throughout the Bank Holiday weekend and, of course you can still book any time, day or night, online at www.foweyfestival.com .

Opening weekend highlights

The Festival starts on Wednesday night (8th May) with a special schools’ concert, featuring children from Fowey Community College and Fowey, Polruan and Lostwithiel primary schools.
There quickly follows a variety of events on Thurs 9th May, including a 50 Shades of Feminism panel event, featuring Rachel Holmes, Linda Grant and Helen Taylor.
Jessica Mann and Matthew Parris will be talking about their recent books and Jim Causley will be performing new songs, which he has composed, setting the poems of his relative Charles Causley to music.
The wonderful Duchy Opera will be performing a concert of popular classics from Carmen, The Merry Widow, The Marriage of Figaro and others.
Fridays events include a talk by Monty halls about his life as a tv presenter, explorer and marine biologist; Murder, Marple and Me, a one woman play about the strained friendship between the writer Agatha Christie and Margaret Rutherford, the actress who first portrayed Christie’s Miss Marple on screen.

Friday’s daytime events conclude with a talk by Stephen Cooper about the remarkable life Guy du Maurier, who combined two unlikely careers as a soldier and playwright.
Friday night has the comedian Tony Hawks introducing a special screening of his comedy film Playing The Moldovans at Tennis.
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th  includes events with Michael Morpurgo, The National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Peter Stothard, Piers Brendon, Ken Livingstone, Liz Fenwick and 10cc’s Graham Gouldman, with a special acoustic concert featuring 10cc’s greatest hits and others written by Graham for other bands including The Hollies, The Yardbirds and Herman’s Hermits.


These are just a few of the events on offer.  For full details, check out the full programme here
Please come along and support this year’s Festival. There’s so much to enjoy – see you in Fowey!

The Fowey Festival of Words and Music Team

The du Maurier Festival Society
Registered Office: 5 South Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1AR
Company Limited by Guarantee No. 7719529




Fowey Festival of Words and Music (8th to 18th May)

April 23rd 2013

Not long to go now, this superb Festival will soon be upon us.  There’s also a strong programme of community events including plays, concerts and talks.  Check out the full Festival programme here: www.foweyfestival.com

Group discounts

If you’re a member of a group or club (or, just extremely popular!) you can save money by coming to Festival events marked with an asterisk as a group.  For every 10 tickets ordered, you get one free.  So, the more you people you bring, the more you’ll save – and the more fun you’ll have!

Make a day of your visit to the Festival.  This discount applies to all Festival Village events, Fowey Billiard room events and some Fowey Church and Fowey Town Hall events too!

Return To Lyonesse - Mike O’Connor & Barbara Griggs

An event omitted from this year’s printed Festival programme is Mike O’Connor and Barbara Griggs’ performance: Return To Lyonesse - a tale of the lost Celtic lands: Lyonesses, Ys and Cantre’r Gwaelod.

Based on ancient Cornish and Breton texts, Return To Lyonesse is a lively, atmospheric and entertaining show, which is a mixture of powerful oral storytelling and achingly beautiful music.  The performance is preceded by a short illustrated talk on the legendary origins of the tale.

Return To Lyonesse will be performed at Fowey Parish Church on Monday 13th May, 8.00pm.  Tickets cost £8.50 and may be booked online here

That’s all for now.  You can keep up-to-date with all Festival news at our Facebook page and on Twitter: @FoweyFestival1.

See you in May! Best wishes,

The Fowey Festival of Words and Music Team

The du Maurier Festival Society
Registered Office: 5 South Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1AR
Company Limited by Guarantee No. 7719529



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