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A special day celebrating St Piran

By West Briton  |  Posted: March 08, 2012

  • The parade passes along Prince of Wales Pier.

  • School children in the parade.

  • The Parade heads down High Street.

  • Falmouth St Piran's Day Parade. Giving out free cakes is L-R Maureen D'Silva, Rachel Lay, Lorelei Lloyd, Michelle Legumi. Pic by Toby Weller Ref: TRTW20120305A-008_C

  • Giving away free cakes outside Falmouth Methodist Church is L-R: Maureen D'Silva, Rachel Lay, Lorelei Lloyd, Deacon Michelle Legumi.

  • Falmouth St Piran's Day Parade. Roger Tackley and Keith Ferris. Pic by Toby Weller Ref: TRTW20120305A-006_C

  • Falmouth St Piran's Day Parade. Alison Waddling. Pic by Toby Weller Ref: TRTW20120305A-005_C

  • Pupils from Year 3 at Mabe School turned out looking very smart.

  • Mylor Bridge School pupils also joined in the fun of the Furry.

  • Falmouth School pupils enter into the spirit of the celebrations.

  • Falmouth St Piran's Day Parade. The Falmouth School brass band. L-R Jamie Telling, Minnie Harrop, Gareth Churcher, Michael Scamp, Hayden Thompson and Zac Brewer. Pic by Toby Weller Ref: TRTW20120305A-001_C

  • Cornish flags flying, the procession strides out in the sunshine.

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FALMOUTH'S first St Piran's Day parade saw nearly 100 schoolchildren taking part.

Organiser Vicki Ferguson said: "We had a few very enthusiastic teachers who passed this on to their children.

"They seemed really pleased to be the first children to enjoy a Falmouth St Piran's Furry and entered into the spirit of the event."

The brass band from Falmouth School played before accompanying the singing of Trelawny by the crowds.

"The storyteller was great and those participating threw themselves into their parts," said Ms Ferguson. "Everyone was so keen to make the parade work; it was a real team effort – the stewards, the tea ladies, the marchers, children, teachers, storyteller, town manager and staff and the spectators."

Pupils from Falmouth School, Mabe and Mylor were joined by members of the U3A (University of the Third Age).

Community Alive Falmouth volunteers donned aprons for a marathon baking session at the Methodist Church, dishing out free Cornish saffron and hevva cake, rock buns, scones and Falmouth Friendship cake to about 200 people.

A shop window competition judged by bards Shelagh Gorrad and Pat Miller was won by the Prince of Wales pub and the Cornish Store, which will each hold the Lewis Haughton Wills Shield for six months. Of the other 19 entries Octopus, RTP Surveyors and Café Strand were highly recommended.

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