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The Old Bridge

February 27th 2012

We have been sent the following communication from Nicola:

 Hello there 

I wonder if you can help me identify this photo – it is labelled as my great great uncle Willie Haye at Lerryn, in the 1880s/90s but having visited Lerryn recently I can see that it is not the main bridge at Lerryn.  You have on your website a picture, dated 1890s, of ‘the old bridge’ at Lerryn.  It looks very similar and I’m wondering where exactly it is & is it still standing?
Many thanks if you can solve this puzzle for me.
It is interesting to compare this photo with the one Heulyn Lewis sent to the Photo Archive (shown below).  He dated the photo as c.1890.  There can be no doubt that the two bridges are the same.  Comparing the trees behind Miss May's Cottage, it would appear that Heulyn's photo is the older of the two.

If anyone has any further information that would be useful to Nicola could they please get in touch with Lerryn.net so we can forward it to her.  We can be contacted by clicking on the button and leaving a message.

Fowey du Maurier Festival 2012

February 26th 2012

This year's Festival promises to be the best ever so don't miss out.  Become a Patron now and you will be able to secure your seats by purchasing your tickets in advance of the public.  The programme will be live very soon - meanwhile, visit the website and register to become a Patron: http://www.dumaurierfestival.co.uk/,

or enter the short story competition and win yourself a cash prize: http://www.dumaurierfestival.co.uk/short-story-competition/

or attend the next Lunch and talk.  John Henty a former BBC presenter, is an authority on Mabel Lucie Attwell; many of you will remember his shop in Fore Street in Fowey as the Mabel Lucie Attwell Museum. He is also Chair of the Max Miller Appreciation Society in Brighton.  The lunch will be two courses followed by coffee for £20 per person.   The Fowey Hotel has limited parking but is a short walk from the Main Car Park.
Booking: please email admin@dumaurierfestival.co.uk with your reservation details.
Tel: 01726 833847 or send a cheque made payable to The du Maurier Festival Society to
5, South Street, Fowey PL23 1AR. We regret we can only take payment by cash or cheque.

The date of the talk is Tuesday the 6th of March 2012.
The closing date for reservations is the 3rd of March 2012.


Quiz Night

February 24th 2012


February 23rd 2012

Lerryn Players are holding a play reading session at The Ship Inn on Tuesday 20 March, beginning at 7.00pm.

This is strictly for fun - no auditions; no performance. Just come along and join in. (People who are not yet Players members for this year will need to bring their £1 annual subscription with them!)

The play we have chosen is ‘Inspector Drake and the Time Machine’, written by David Tristan. Subtitled ‘In Space, No-one Can Hear You Laugh’.


The professor's dead body is found floating in the library, his daughter has vanished, and everything points to the mysterious time machine. Can the intrepid Inspector Drake, ably hampered by Sergeant Plod, solve the crime of the century? Heroically pressing the wrong button by mistake, our hero is sent hurtling into the year 2950, and onto the deck of an alien spaceship. Plod becomes momentarily super-intelligent, and tries to make love to a robot, while Drake uncovers a fiendish plot to take over the world, and falls into the groping hands of the sex-starved High Priestess of Zircon.


Lerryn Memorial Hall - getting even better

February 22nd 2012

The splendid new kitchen donated in Jean Elliott's memory is already being put to good use and has produced the first of a series of lunches Jean would certainly have approved of.

We now also have additional storage space to house the kitchen crockery and the artefacts collected by/donated to the Lerryn History Society.

Meanwhile, back in the main hall, the sound insulation panels suspended just below ceiling level are adding to the enjoyment of many events. They make a difference on Film Club nights and promise to be an asset for the Lerryn Players, but they also make ordinary conversation a lot easier, which improves social events as well as formal meetings. The Hall committee went to quite a lot of trouble and expense to be sure that they were buying exactly what we needed, and it looks as though the investment of time and money has paid off.

Formal ceremony to unveil the Memorial Bench to Ken Hoskin

February 16th 2012

The formal ceremony to unveil the memorial bench to Ken Hoskin was carried out on Saturday 11th February by John Halkes, Chairman of St Veep Parish Council in the presence of Ken's wife Margaret and members of his family.

The unveiling of the seat was carried out by Ken's grandsons.  Margaret thanked the Parish Council for providing the seat and positioning it in such a way that people could enjoy Ken's favourite view.





Ken's Memorial Bench

February 12th 2012

The memorial bench in remembrance of Ken Hoskin, who died last year, is now in place on the Village Green.  Situated opposite his home on the other side of the river, it has commanding views looking down the estuary.  It will be a popular place for people to rest awhile and enjoy the river which was so much a part of Ken's life.




Lerryn and District Produce Association

February 11th 2012

Wishing all of you a very happy and productive gardening year ahead in 2012
Here are a few dates to fill up those new diaries and calendars that you got for Christmas.
12th March -  Annual General Meeting
19th May -  Plant Sale and Coffee Morning
4th August - Annual Show
Many thanks to all our members for your support and efforts that made last years’ show so successful. The Annual Membership remains at £1 and this will entitle you to a crack at one of those shiny members cups!
Best wishes
The Committee

Lerryn History Society - March Meeting

February 10th 2012

The next members' meeting will be held on Wednesday 21st March at 7.15 p.m. in the Red Store. The guest speaker will be Mary Jones who will talk on "The Siege of Lostwithiel". All are welcome, and remember it only costs £1 to join.

An Evening at the Opera

February 10th 2012

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