Sunday, 4 October 2009

The Great Liskeard Balloon Race


Yesterday was the St Matthew's Fayre here in Liskeard. The ancient town of Liskerrett received a charter in 1471 from the king of England to hold a fayre in honour of St Matthew. While the town not had a fayre each of the past 538 years, it has become a recent tradition. Organizations set up booths and a carnival with rides sets up in the Cattle Market Car Park. This is the second year we have participated and provided a balloon race for children. We had a good turnout and even some looking for us from last year. We gave out a large number of tracts and also had a few good conversations with some people. We were the only church in town that participated and that is just fine with us. We had a newspaper photographer take pictures of our booth as well as the launch and so we will keep and eye out for those.

Down a few at church today but James is sick and Connie stayed home to look after him. Please pray for James. When you get 89 years old what seems a small bout with the flu can become a big problem.


  1. great pictures, let us know who wins.

  2. Man, you sure made me hungry for some fish & Chips! Looks awesome, looking forward to hearing more.