Bodmin central to St Piran’s Day celebrations

Posted on 14th March 2014

The recent St Piran’s Day celebrations brought plenty of music and colour to Cornwall, and Bodmin was central to proceedings.

Bodmin welcomed hundreds of visitors to the town last week as it put on a parade as well as dances and speeches for the event.

People staying in Cornish holiday cottages to rent and locals living in Bodmin came out in force to celebrate the patron saint of tin miners.

Organisers of events across the town have said that 380 schoolchildren took part in the parade through this year, which is a record number.

Bodmin has been a central part of St Piran’s Day celebrations for the past 15 years and the number of participants in the event has continued to increase annually.

Bodmin’s Mayoress, Marion Stubbs, said, “All the children were fantastic and very well behaved; it really was a wonderful day.”

Organisers of the event are already expecting next year’s celebrations to be even bigger and better than 2014’s.

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