Camera Club April

After postponing their outing on Tuesday due to the bad weather, Camera Club went to Carn Euny near Sancreed for their April meeting. With the aim of using Aperture controls to get clear foreground detail combined with a blurred background there was plenty to photograph at the iron age settlement. Next month’s meeting is 1st May at Godolphin – please see Helen if you would like to join us to photograph the bluebells.

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April Walk

We couldn’t have chosen a better day to walk up Godolphin Hill and then around the woods following the Hayle River.  There were obvious signs of spring at last – lambs and bluebells in bud.
The photograph is taken from the top of the hill – stopping to admire the panoramic views of countryside and Mounts Bay.  As usual we ended the walk with food which we were able to enjoy outside in the sunshine.  (Shirley)

March Monthly Meeting

March brought the Annual Meeting for Crowlas and Ludgvan WI. Members gathered at The Murley Hall to listen to the roundup of the past year, plus the financial report.  The membership currently stands at 62, with a full calendar of events, along with subgroups that include two walking groups, a Book Group, a camera club and craft group, plus one off workshops and outings: there really is something for everyone. Following a ballot, Alison Latham was elected President for 2018/19. Outgoing committee members Di Curnow and Kathy Merrett were thanked for their service and presented with flowers, and new members of the committee were welcomed. Cups were awarded to Sylvia Ronan for the most competition points accrued over the past year and to Julia Havard as ‘Most Inspiring Member’.  As Julia was unable to attend on the night, she sent a message thanking members and saying that she felt honoured to have received it.

Sylvia receiving her trophy

Camera Club March Meeting

Camera Club went indoors for their March Meeting. They had a Portrait Session with Peter Puddiphatt at his studio in Sennen, learning how to set up their cameras and the studio lighting for best effect. It was a fun and informative afternoon. Next month (weather permitting) they are planning to go to Carn Euny Archaeological Site near Sancreed. See Helen if you would like to join them – any type of camera is fine, or you can use tablet or phone if that’s all you have.

Movable Feast February

There was a good turn out for the first Movable Feast of the year, held on Feb 23rd at Trengwainton .
It was a rare, and richly deserved beautiful sunny day, and the food was as ever delicious. Naturally we were as always quiet and well behaved! (Colleen)

Ringing, Singing and Having a Go

Crowlas and Ludgvan W I welcomed the Perran Rebells to the February Meeting. After a short history of handbell ringing and a demonstration of just how beautiful they can sound, it was time to hand out the bells to members. With a bit of help The Murley Hall was soon echoing with familiar tunes such as ‘Drunken Sailor’, ‘Daisy Bell’ and ‘Morning has Broken’. Many thanks to Vickie Ferguson and her team of ringers – we all had a great evening.

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Board Games Fun

Despite the wind and rain there was a good turnout for the Ludgvan Lunch and Board Games afternoon. The soups were wholesome and warming and the cakes as delicious as you would expect from CLWI, and it wasn’t long before The Murley Hall was full of people mingling and enjoying the company of others as they played games and did jigsaws. Many thanks to all those who supported the event.