Here you can read all the news items that have been posted to the website.

We had a very successful AGM last Saturday with the highest ever attendance at a meeting - 95 members and guests! There were a series of fascinating talks including Bob Cowley talking about the population of dung beetles on Lundy and Grant Sherman updating us on his study of the Lundy Guillemots.

If you have been wondering where the 2016 LFS Annual Report has got to, we are delighted to let you know that it is now with Short Run Press of Exeter for printing. Unfortunately, with the Christmas period almost upon us, the printer will not be able to deliver the report until early in the New Year. As soon as it arrives, we will aim to get the report out to you as quickly as possible. Please accept our apologies for the long overdue appearance of the Annual Report.

Lundy will feature in the BBC4 programme 'Invasion' presented by Dr Sam Willis at 9.00pm tonight. It is about the occupation of the island by Barbary pirates in the seventeenth century. The programme can be seen on the BBC iPlayer after broadcast.

You may be interested to know that Lundy featured on the BBC4 programme, "Britain's Outlaws" last Thursday in a segment about Thomas Benson. You can see the programme on the BBC iPlayer and the relevant part starts about 36 minutes in.

We had a busy and productive LFS committee meeting yesterday in Swindon. By now you will have usually received your Annual Report for the preceding year. Unfortunately our editor, Tim Davis, has been very busy with other work commitments but good progress is being made and we hope the 2016 edition will go to the printers within the next month and be posted out in October.

Belinda (Bee) Cox is now starting to pull together the content for the next Discover Lundy bulletin, and would love to receive any stories of interest from members (that's you!) to consider for inclusion. Please send articles about your recent or historical trips, or anything else relating to Lundy that would be of interest to other LFS members, to Belinda by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you live in the BBC Points West region, there will be an item about Lundy with Miranda Krestovnikoff on the evening news programme tonight. The programme starts at 18:30.

A number of members enquired about the availability of the slides from Dr Steve Jones's presentation about the geology of Lundy at the AGM in March.

These slides are now available to download here. Please note there are 60 slides and the file size is 24MB.

If you are in the BBC Spotlight region in the South West, you may be interested to know that the church restoration project should feature in
the programme tonight, 6.30pm, BBC1.

The MV Balmoral will be sailing to Lundy again this summer! Paul Doubler has provided some information and photos to share with you.

We are very sorry to have to tell you that Myrtle Ternstrom died very peacefully in Devon on Wednesday 29th March. Her daughter Alex was with her.

We are delighted to share the news with you that St Helen's church on Lundy has been awarded a grant of £999,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund!

We had a successful AGM day on Saturday with 78 members present at the Boniface Centre, Crediton. The day followed the tried and tested formula of lunch and socialising before the business meeting. The Lundy Company had a stall selling the new 2018 calendar and we ran a book stall, selling items that had been donated to us from the Judy Langford bequest. We were especially pleased to welcome Dean Jones, the new Lundy Warden, and many people took the opportunity to meet him.

You may be interested to know that Lundy will feature on 'Tales from the Coast with Robson Green' on ITV. Our Chairman, Keith Hiscock, was interviewed sporting his LFS polo shirt last summer although we don't know if he made the cut!

The episode will be broadcast tomorrow evening at 8.00pm or can be viewed here.

The committee had a busy meeting in Bristol two weeks ago although it has been a quieter few months since the Discover Lundy week. We look forward to the publication of the next issue of the annual bulletin, 'Discovering Lundy', which will have full reports of the activities from the week. It should be dropping through your letterboxes in late January or early February.

If you were present at the 2015 and 2016 AGMs you may recall the discussion about providing a memorial bursary in the name of our former President, Sir Jack Hayward, who died in January last year. I'm pleased to report that we have now been able to make an award in Sir Jack's name to Luke Sutton for his continued research into the Lundy peregrine population.

We have learnt of the passing of Reg Tuffin on Wednesday 9th November at the age of 85.

“Little Reg” had worked on Lundy for 18 years as a general assistant and postmaster, having previously been a long term visitor since the 1950s. Reg finally hung up his post bag for the last time and retired to the mainland in January 2014.

The LFS will be represented at the funeral.

To support the restoration project there will be an open day in the church on Sunday 25th September including a short service with the new Vicar Revd Brenda Jacobs. The MS Oldenburg will make a special return sailing from Ilfracombe and the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the restoration fund.

Tickets are £25 for adults, £12.50 for children or £65 for a family and should be booked through the Shore Office by calling them on 01271 863636.

Over the next few days copies of the 2015 Annual Report will be dropping through your letterboxes. Once again it has a stunning, full-colour cover and I hope you will enjoy reading it.

Our thanks to its editor, Tim Davis, for its production and to Tim, Tim Jones and Alan & Sandra Rowland for envelope stuffing. We're also grateful to Lyndsey Green and the Bideford Shore Office who are looking after the franking before the reports go in the post.

You may be interested to know that Lundy will feature on the ITV programme 'Countrywise: Secret Wild Places' tonight at 8.00pm.

Hugh Boyd, who served as the second LFS Warden (1948-49), before going on to become an ornithologist of global renown, passed away at an Ottowa care home on 3 July after suffering from several years of debilitating ill health.

It is with regret that we pass on the news of the death of Peter Hywel Harman Jones who died on 11th November in Kingston General Hospital after a long illness, aged 95. He was the husband of Diana Keast’s sister Ruth, who passed away in 2006, and is survived by his daughter Marion who nursed him during this last illness.

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