Penryn Fair Day will return this Saturday for its 35th year, with the theme of World War One Remembered.

The day will start with a commemoration of the Prayer Book Rebellion at the stone on Quay Hill, before a parade from the Memorial Gardens to the Methodist Chapel.

The town fair will be opened by Colonel Chris Gill MBE, who was born in Penryn before joining the armed forces, where he served in the navy and then the army, before joining the Air Training Corps and gaining a RAF commission.

Chris said: “I feel honoured to have been invited to open this year’s Penryn Fair in the year when we commemorate the centenary of the commencement of the First World War. 

“As a Penryn man with strong service credentials, I appreciate the significance of this important occasion.”

Following the opening of the fair, attractions will include a Punch and Judy show in the Memorial Garden, Bingo on the Bus, and a fly past by the 771 search and rescue squadron from RNAS Culdrose. 

There will also be music, amusements and market stalls, as well as World War One displays on show at the museum including the chance to add your ancestors’ names to the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War memorial.