Everybody at Port Eliot is sad beyond measure at having to confirm that Peregrine, Lord St Germans, passed away on the afternoon of Friday 15 July. Peregrine died after a short illness following surgery for cancer. Peregrine loved Port Eliot. He started the festival and the Elephant Fayre that preceded it, and made clear that he wanted this year’s festival to go ahead with instructions that it should be the best ever.┬áSo, we are more determined than ever that that is what it will be.

26 thoughts on “Peregrine St Germans”

  1. Sending my thoughts love and prayers to you all
    At the truly sad and painful time X we will make the festival
    Truly special in his honour X RIP

  2. Have the best party and celebrate at the fest festival there is! All my thoughts are with you all at Port Eliot ! Big hugs Cathy and everyone.

  3. Sending our sincere condolences. We were so pleased to meet Peregrine two years ago when Cathy invited us to tea in the beautiful house. I am so very sorry. It is a rough old year this 2016.

  4. Oh no! That’s desperately sad news. He was an inspiration to all and will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace (until he is ready to party again!) With love and respect. Julia H x

  5. RIP Peregrine and what a wonderful legacy he leaves behind. Our thoughts are with you all.

  6. Bless the Eliot’s, Bless the festival, my life has been irrevocably changed since having walked and worked along side the estuary and the grounds that surround the estate.
    Peregrine, Kathy, Louie and everyone who is a part of this very special place in the world, Im humbled and thank you from the bottom of my heart…

  7. Terribly sad to hear this news. We loved Elephant Fayre and now we love Port Eliot and always enjoyed spotting Peregrine having a brilliant time, usually in the walled garden. His generosity at sharing the beautiful grounds and house with us is so appreciated and we really will make it the best ever. Thank-you Peregrine for giving us so many lovely memories. xx RIP.

  8. I am so sorry to hear of Perry passing away..sending lots of love and light to all his loved ones and this sad time. The festival will be a celebration of his life. xxx

  9. I echo Cathy’s words. Elephant Fayre for me and then Port Eliot. I sat as a 17 year old and watched John Martyn in 1984 and my life changed for ever. I have been going to festivals for 32 years and all because of the gloriousness that was elephant fayre- borne of that lovely man’s spirit. And yes, I enjoyed spotting him too – usually on his quad bike. I know people die but not the Mavericks please xx

  10. So sad to hear this, Perry was a wonderful, generous, extraordinary man. I have so many good memories of Elephant Fairs, Simple Simon providing great food for the set up crew and into the festival. Perry and Heathcott and Richard, us and others chatting. Perry and his silver dollar
    threading through his fingers. In recent years seeing him around the estate at Port Eliot Fest. Yes let’s make this one a real tribute to him, a collective, hugely appreciative wake.
    Sending sincere condolences to Cathy and all the family.

  11. I am so terribly sad to hear this awful news. I have never been to the festival but met him at Port Eliot when he invited me there to have tea after I contacted him on a private matter, He was so kind and showed me all round the estate long before it was open to the public. So very sad.

  12. I will miss him in his slippers on his quad bike,
    At the head of the dining table
    His fantastic, funny stories
    Showing me the trees he’s planted
    His knowledge was outstanding
    His beautiful affection for his amazing Wife Cathy
    His devotion to the estate and all who live there
    Thank you Perry

  13. I was sad to hear this news. My heartfelt condolences to Lady Cathy & the family. May Peregrine’s energy and spirit be celebrated at the forthcoming festival.
    Lorraine (Torpoint/Cornwall)

  14. Sad, sad, sad,

    We are so sad not to be there to offer whatever we can. His was a fellowship I shall always remember, and our hearts are with Cathy and the rest of the family. We will see you all at the Festival … HIS Festival. xx

    Kevin and Bernie

  15. Wishing Peregrine’s whole family and friends strength and comfort. I am stewarding for the second time this year. Here is to a wonderful festival for you all.

  16. Sorry to hear the sad news of Peregrine’s passing. I’m sure this years festival will be the best.

    From all at Hine marquees

  17. So sad,to hear. A legend when I was at school with the much missed Jago,…….and a legend to the end. A man who is unforgettable and will be much missed.

  18. I never met or knew Lord St Germans but went to Port Eliot last year and loved it. Reading the obituary and the lovely messages above he was clearly a true British eccentric and free spirit who was loved by everyone. We need more like him in our world people who love life and embrace it. RIP Peregrine.

  19. Onwards and upwards Perry to light and life. Though all of us Elephantees will miss you, this Litfest will celebrate a kind interesting liberated Cornishman who will be watching us from above with amusement. Love to Cathy and Louie and family x

  20. Having cut my teeth at the Elephant fayre, being just 13 years old, i can honestly say that Peragrine altered the course of mine and many others lives. So i salute you sir for hosting such wonderful events. My sincere condolences to all at St Germans. Nick

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