Sad news - Sylvia Chegwyn
This is very sad news. She was an amazing character who loved the Merlin fleet. She also cooked wonderful roast dinners with fantastic portions. Our thoughts are with Brian, Jools and the family. Xx
Phil Dalby (Hampton Merlin fleet captain)
Sylvia was a fabulous personality, with a welcoming and friendly smile, always happy to have a chat in the yacht club bar. She was a great cook and we enjoyed many a tasty meal or bar snack of her creation. Sending all our thoughts to Brian, Jools and all the family from the Hampton Merlin fleet. We will raise a gin and strawberries to Sylvia at Hampton at the weekend. X
I'll be going to the funeral tomorrow from Exeter. I'm picking up Fran from Exeter St Davids Train Station at 11:21 so if anyone else would like a lift, they are more than welcome. Sylvia was one of "The Friendly Three" at Salcombe (Including Brian and Jools). Their welcome and hosting is up there with the top reasons why Salcombe is such pilgrimage, or at least for me it is. I hope the Yacht Club have stocked up on Gin and Strawberries!
Natasha Edwards - Pat and Alan Edwards of homefield
I've just came across this after having a nostalgic evening talking with my husband of my fond memories in Salcombe as a child, where my sister and I used to stay at my grandparents bed and breakfast "homefield." grandma and grandpa (pay and alun Edwards) were good friends with sylvia and Brian. They always set up the wooden skittles for us to play with and our best treat was "sylvias sausages" I bought my grandpa back to Salcombe in 2012 and we saw her briefly. she knew us as the two little girls who always took part in the regatta and scooped 1St place, especially for the "Salcombe in Bloom" many years ago. I feel so sad of hearing this news. Sylvia was always so welcoming and lovely with my sister and I. She would always tell my dad Steven Edwards for sinking grandpa's boat Swan.. Rest In peace sylvia Your sausages were the best.