Schools' Grand Oyster Parade hit by sudden squall
A sudden, torrential downpour disrupted the Grand Oyster Parade this afternoon, but schoolchildren from across Falmouth soldiered on despite the cold and wet.
The parade is part of the town's Oyster Festival and sees youngsters from all of the town's primaries showing off their self-made decorations, with each school choosing a different theme.
Crowds, sheltering in shop windows and doors, applauded the children as they made their way up Church Street, bound for a celebration at Events Square.
The heavens opened less than ten minutes into the parade, but the show carried on regardless with St Francis schoolchildren carrying papier-mâché green marine life, St Mary's as the oysters, Marlborough with the drums and stilts, Falmouth Primary with the Olympic-themed boats and King Charles with their giant octopus.