Porthleven Lifeboat Day returns on Sunday
2:00pm Wednesday 22nd August 2012 in News
This Sunday will be the return of Porthleven's Lifeboat Day, an event which has been running since 1975.
The theme for this year's “dress up” will be 'Pirates', where members of the public are invited to participate alongside staff of the port's businesses in their fancy dress.
Participants are invited to grab their hook and eye-patch and get down to the harbour area for an attempt at a record-breaker, as well as the chance to enjoy some live music.
Organised by the Porthleven and District RNLI the fun kicks off at 11am with a demonstration of gigs. Also performing at this time will be the Helston and District U3A 'Really Terrible Choir', with a Punch and Judy show at 11.25am,
Porthleven Town Band playing at noon and a water polo match also beginning at this time. At 12.45pm the Penlee lifeboat will arrive ready for a 2pm demonstration with a helicopter from RNAS Culdorse.
At 2.15pm Porthleven town band will play again and there will be a parade of the working boats. A display of Cornish dancing will take place at 2.45pm and at 3.15pm band The Ducks will perform.
The grand raffle drawn will be drawn at 5pm. There will also be various stalls, food for sale and Morris dancing taking place around the harbour throughout the day.
An appeal has gone out for buskers to perform outside Roland's Happy Plaice fish and chip shop, with owner Roland Lowery asking them to dress in pirate clothes to fit with the theme of the day.