Ludgvan Open Village Day

What a splendid time we all had at this year’s Ludgvan Open Village Day on Sunday!

Our stall was chock-a-block with gorgeous hand-crafted items, jams, books and plants. It really did look fantastic, especially with our bunting-clad gazebo and our banner proudly displayed.

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If you weren’t there, you certainly missed a treat. There were 21 open gardens, varying from stunning grand lawns to tucked-away pocket gardens. We heard a jazz band, a choir and more. Sausages, barbecued fish, cake and ice cream were all on offer for those with appetites. Fantastic artwork was on display in the church, including some lovely pieces by our own talented Rosemary Gries.

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The day was held to raise funds for the Murley Hall Development Fun (of particular interest to us), Cornwall Wildlife Trust and ACE (Aid Conservation through Education), all very worthwhile causes. We’ve been told that a grand total of £2,581.09 was raised!

As for Crowlas & Ludgvan WI, we raised over £100 – which still leaves us with £80 after making a contribution to the day’s fundraising. We should all be very proud of ourselves, both for adding to our own coffers and for helping to support some really worthwhile causes.

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Thank you to everyone who worked on the stall, made and donated items to sell, and to those who stopped by to say hello as well!

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Thanks to Mary and Ruth for the lovely photos!

A very special Moveable Feast

On 27 April, we celebrated 15 years of Crowlas & Ludgan WI with a wonderfully jolly meal out at the White Hart.

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Founding member Ann Tilley was there and regaled us with the story of how our WI began. We all shared memories and compared notes on our favourite WI moments over the years. Amid all that, there was a lot of laughter and a delicious meal!

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Big thanks to Kathy Merrett for organising the evening brilliantly, and to our friends at the White Hart who were so welcoming and hospitable.

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Thanks to our wonderful members, we’ve had a fantastic first 15 years. Here’s to our future!

 

Our November Walk

Nine hardy souls from Crowlas & Ludgvan WI along with four dogs set off from Ludgvan last Wednesday for this month’s circular walk.

They arrived at the Godolphin Arms in Marazion rather wet and windswept.

A rather wet group arrived at the Godolphin Arms (left to right, Jane Twose, Hazel Brown, Val Puddiphatt, Liz Hosking, Shirley Battle, Sue Knights and Pat Gloyn)
A rather wet group arrived at the Godolphin Arms (left to right, Jane Twose, Hazel Brown, Val Puddiphatt, Liz Hosking, Shirley Battle, Sue Knights and Pat Gloyn)

 

Coffee and hot chocolate brings a smile to the faces of Shirley Battle and Sue Knights.
Coffee and hot chocolate brings a smile to the faces of Shirley Battle and Sue Knights.

After some reviving coffee and hot chocolate, they set off for Long Rock along the coast road.

Fortunately the rain cleared and the ladies enjoyed warm sunshine for the rest of the walk.  This was just as well, as one of the little streams was too deep to cross resulting in a lengthy detour up towards Castle Gate. However, the views  of Mount’s Bay were well worth it.