THE fair is coming back to Penryn on Saturday, August 23, with street entertainment and refreshment alongside events to commemorate the centenary of World War One.

Following a short service at Quay Hill at 12.30pm, in remembrance of the Prayer Book rebellion, the 35th Penryn Fair Day will be officially opened at 1pm.

Attractions will include a chair-o-plane, giant slide, and classic cars, and there will be a Punch and Judy show in the Memorial Gardens at 1.45pm and performance by Truro City Pipes and Drums outside the Seven Stars at 2pm.

Town councillor Mary May said: “Throughout the town our local shops will be open; there will be stalls, lots of refreshments, street entertainment and good old ‘Rynner’s’ to chat to. Why not come on down and fill our town with the sound of happy people at this year’s thirty-fifth fair?”

As well as entertainment and refreshment, fair day will be another chance to see the exhibitions that are being organised as part of the town’s commemoration of the start of World War I 100 years ago.

There will be exhibits on display in Penryn Museum, with information about the town’s residents a century ago in the Temperance Hall, and the town hall hosting Who Do You Think You Were? examining the Great War heritage of current residents.