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Flag shocker: St Piran swapped for St George in Perranporth

By WBEsme  |  Posted: January 14, 2014

The view of Chapel Rock from the Watering Hole. Picture courtesy of the Watering Hole.

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Cheeky pranksters shocked locals by swapping the flag of St Piran for the cross of St George in Perranporth.

The mystery anglophiles snuck on to Chapel Rock this morning and switched the flags before hastily returning the St Piran’s version to it’s rightful place.

Yet the swap was seen by Perranporth residents cleaning storm debris from the beach.

Tom Job, director and manager at the Watering Hole, said: “We were cleaning and we looked up and saw a St George flag rather than the usual St Piran one.

“We went back in to the bar and when we came out it had been switched back to the St Piran's one.”

It is not the first time that Chapel Rock has seen unusual activity.

In the past a Christmas tree and a piano have both been perched at top of the structure.

But no one has ever before interfered with the rock’s symbol of Cornishness.

The culprits have not been identified, but Mr Job thinks it might have been jokers wanting a quick picture.

He said: “Obviously we have nothing against the St George’s flag, but we definitely prefer the Cornish one up there!”

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  • mosiemac  |  January 15 2014, 4:25PM

    No bitter hate filled faces in Porthyperran, just happy ones... we all have a good sense of humour and certainly didn't object to this!!! Wait for 25th January when we erect the haggis tree we've been cultivating.. there might even be a set of bagpipes hanging from it!!!

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  • pilgrimboz  |  January 15 2014, 1:07AM

    Aww can just see their bitter little hate filled faces :)

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  • josdave  |  January 14 2014, 8:30PM

    It's only a joke so why all the fuss?

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  • Jonny2010  |  January 14 2014, 6:28PM

    Perranporth is in Cornwall, which is next to England, but part of the United Kingdom. Can't see why so many English fuss about it, after all English rule has ENDED all over the world :)

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  • Truro_England  |  January 14 2014, 5:59PM

    Perranporth is in Cornwall, which is in England and part of the United Kingdom. Can't see what the fuss is all about.

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