Crowds of people turned out to enjoy the rides and the stalls at the 35th annual Penryn Fair Day on Saturday.
Starting with a commemoration of the Prayer Book Rebellion, there was a short parade from Quay Hill to the Methodist Chapel, including MP Sarah Newton, Mayor Gill Grant, Cornwall Council vice chairman Ann Kerridge, Mylor parish council chairman John Symons and his wife, along with several Penryn town councillors.
The fair itself was opened by guest of honour Colonel Chris Gill MBE, who was born in Penryn before joining the armed forces, where he served in the navy. He then joined |the army, before moving to the Air Training Corps and gaining a RAF |commission.
Organiser Mary May said: “He was very proud to be back in Penryn and opening fair day, and I think he was feeling a little nostalgic.”
There was music, amusements and market stalls including |representatives for local community groups, with a fly past just after 2pm by 771 Squadron from RNAS Culdrose.
Children enjoyed rides on the chair-o-plane and carousel, as well as a bouncy castle and a Punch and Judy show.
Mary said: “I think on the whole it went really well. The sun was shining, people came out, the tills were |ringing and the stalls were busy.
“It was one of those days you see people you haven’t seen in years, it had a great atmosphere.”
She added: “The 35th Penryn Fair Day went off really well and I think our predecessors who started it 35 years ago would be proud it’s still going strong.”