For this guest blog we approached someone very special to the Bowgie Inn Crantock to tell us a bit more about themselves.
The Bowgie’s Thursday Night Melting Pot has become somewhat of an institution and Gerry is the man to thank.
It’s his love of music and his approachable, encouraging nature that has allowed such a fantastic event to continue for so long. Scottish-born Gerry moved to Worthy Vale, Cornwall 43 years ago.
Gerry is a talented musician and many say that it is thanks to him that they found the courage to perform in public for the first time here at the Bowgie’s Jam Night. Others say that after years away from their instruments it was Gerry who gave them the encouragement to get playing again. We get so many regulars turn up to jam with Gerry or just to listen to him play and there are so many people who want to thank him for what he does.
However, Gerry has a thank you of his own and when you hear this story, you will never feel the same way about our Melting Pot Jam Night again.
Gerry told us:
‘Years ago I experienced a near-death cliff fall and was airlifted by helicopter to Treliske. My main injury was a broken hip and hand factures. I owe my life to the cliff rescue team and the RAF. Also the guy who spotted me. I never found out his name’
If by any chance the person who spotted Gerry that day is reading this (you never know, things like that do happen) we would all like to thank you for making the call to the rescue teams who saved our very own Gerry. We would also like to invite you and everyone else to join us for a drink and jam here next Thursday!