Lostwithiel Pram Race 2010
Wednesday 14th July 2010
Lostwithiel Pram Race was again a huge success. The rules are simple; teams must consist of four people maximum, and the prams must have a minimum of four wheels.
The race around town in the colourful hand-built prams has become a regular feature of Carnival Week thanks to the help and hardwork of Graham Rule, his family and friends.
The two lap race for the junior class, the under 18 years, commenced at 6.15pm, starting and finishing in Parade Square taking in the Cattle Market, Fire Station, Church Lane and Fore Street.
The senior class for the over 18s was again a two lap sprint starting and finishing in Parade Square, crossing the main road, and included pit stops at the town's various hostelries!
All teams were treated to a thorough drenching at the Fire Station and cheering round the entire route.
Where to stay
You're never short of somewhere to stay in Lostwithiel, with a great choice of hotel and pub accommodation, plus lovely b&bs.
For the more independent minded there is a great selection of self catering character cottages and apartments.
If you want to be closer to the glorious Cornish countryside there's camping, lodges and yurts nearby.
AccessibleA little bit of heaven
Hotels and PubsBest Western Fowey ValleyEarl of ChathamGlobe InnKing's ArmsRoyal Oak InnThe Crown Inn
Eat and drink
Lostwithiel is great for food lovers - there's somewhere different to eat every night of the week - with a choice to suit every taste and every budget, from award-winning restaurants to pub grub.
And if you don't fancy a sit-down meal, why not opt for a takeaway by the river?
CafesCafe Sam at Lostwithiel Community CentreDuchy Coffee ShopDuchy of Cornwall Nursery Cafe, Shop and Plant SalesHomefront HaberdasheryLerryn River StoresQ Street CoffeeWhite Light Gifts & Tasty Treats
We're known for antiques but you'll be surprised at the choice of independent shops selling everything from everyday shopping to quirky, original and luxury goods.
Antiques, Vintage & ArtAnna Dianne FurnishingsCindy Ashbridge JewelleryCornish Maids Antiques & Collectors MarketDeja-Vu Antiques & BooksDower House Antiques and InteriorsFaulkner & FinchJefferys AuctionsLostwithiel Antiques CentreNatalie Toms - Wildlife ArtistRoberta Hopkins JewellerySally Atkins Artist and IllustratorUzella Court Antiques Centre
Food and ConvenienceBellamama DeliLerryn River StoresLiddicoatsNelly'sPenhaligons NewsagentsPuddle Farm Shop
Health and BeautyBeauty by ClaireCarriage Works Lostwithiel DentalHair GalleryMountchase PharmacyNew You Beauty by KaliThe Barber Shop
Home and GardenAlice in ScandilandAtticus and WillowCarpet GalleryChoughsDuchy of Cornwall Nursery Cafe, Shop and Plant SalesLostwithiel Antiques CentreProperPlantsRomantic EnglishwomanWatts Trading
Lifestyle and GiftsAlice in ScandilandAnn's GalleryAnna Dianne FurnishingsAtticus and WillowChoughsCindy Ashbridge JewelleryDeja-Vu Antiques & BooksFaulkner & FinchHomefront HaberdasheryLancaster & CornishLost in BooksNatalie Toms - Wildlife ArtistRoberta Hopkins JewelleryRomantic EnglishwomanSkylark DistilleryWatts TradingWhite Light Gifts & Tasty Treats
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See and do
There's always something to keep you entertained from fairs and markets to workshops, tours and courses or simply exploring the local area.
Visitor guideHistoryExploring the townAntiques capital of CornwallWalks and pathsNearby beachesIn the areaCyclingRainy days
Festivals, Fairs and MarketsAnnual EventsCarnival weekDickensian EveningFairs and marketsLostFestProduce ShowGin FestivalCornish Maids Antiques & Collectors MarketLostwithiel Christmas PageantLostwithiel Garden Society
Tours and AttractionsCastle ToursColwith Farm DistilleryFowey ValleyHidden Valley GardensLostwithiel MuseumLostwithiel Twinning Association
Tuition, Groups and CoursesAngeline Edney Music Tuition / Organist / AccompanistAnnie Page, Virtual AssistantBodmin and District WoodturnersLearn English in Cornwall/ Learn Cornish in CornwallLinda Craven PilatesLost In SongLostwithiel Floral Art GroupLostwithiel Garden SocietyLostwithiel Twinning AssociationLovely Yoga CornwallTalons 'Owltimate' Encounters CICThe Cool Kids ClubThe Garden Gate Flower CompanyUNIT3
Lostwithiel is full of indepdent businesses and organisations offering a wide range of services.
AutomotiveDownend Garage & Motor Co.Lostwithiel Town CarsR J Motors
CharitiesLostwithiel MuseumMichelle NinehamRotary Club of LostwithielSabre Education
FinanceLanhydrock Accountancy PracticeMichelle Nineham
Food & Drink ProducersBig Pan PartiesCastle BreweryColwith Farm DistilleryCornish Gouda CompanyFowey ValleyKernow FornoPuddle Farm ShopRathlee Distilling Company LimitedSkylark DistilleryThe Fowey BreweryTrewithen Dairy
Health & CaringAcupuncture for Adults & ChildrenBeauty by ClaireCarriage Works Lostwithiel DentalFitness FactoryLinda Craven PilatesLostwithiel Complementary Health ClinicLovely Yoga CornwallMountchase PharmacyNew You Beauty by KaliThe Barber ShopThe Cool Kids ClubThe Meadow Healing Centre
Legal and PropertyA P Bassett SolicitorsJefferys Estate AgentsMiPAD LettingsProperty ShopRestormel Estates LimitedRestormel Insurance ServicesWombwell Homes
ManufacturingMKM Extrusions Ltd
Media and ITAnnie Page, Virtual AssistantHandmade MediaIteracy Web DesignLost in BooksPalace PrintersSally Atkins Artist and IllustratorThe Motion FarmWords At Work
Pet ServicesKernow Veterinary GroupScallywaggs Dog Grooming of Lostwithiel
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