Lanreath Community Spirit was set up on 2012 after a chance conversation in the local village shop regarding the organisation of an event for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The original group, who had just four members, were subsequently invited to organise the May Day event for 2013. With a kind donation from the Lanreath Amenities, fundraising was also necessary in order to put on the May Day event. This led to the introduction of Quiz and Curry nights, a Christmas Fayre and a Halloween party for the children. This year, a Murder Mystery evening is being added to the list of events.
Throughout the past seven years, our motto has always been ‘affordable for all’, therefore we strive to put on events within the community that are accessible for all budgets, whilst preserving old traditions like the choosing and annual May Queen and children dancing around the Maypole, to the introduction of new community inspired events such as voting for a community person and having a pasty bake off. We also try to involve as many different groups from the community as possible on May Day because, although it is organised by Lanreath Community Spirit, it is very much a Village Event, bigger than any group or organisation.
Lanreath Community Spirit currently has seven members, that we feel, reflect the ‘makeup’ of the local community. We see ourselves as the ‘little sister’ to the Amenities group.
May Day 2019
Past May Day Events
Crystal is the Village Personality 2018
The winners of the May Day Pasty Making Competitions
The winners of the May Day Photographic Competitions
The Christmas Fayre
The May Day Handbell Ringers in the Church
Line Dancing on May Day
The group enjoying the successful ending to May Day celebrations
(from left to right Lydia Rollings, George Clark, Kirsty Pugh, Penny Short, Lucy Shaw and Jane Aspinal)