The weather played havoc with Falmouth's St Piran's Day celebrations. First the snow meant that half of the entries to the children's painting competition were stranded at school, and then the rain on Monday resulted in the parade being curtailed.

Youngsters from Marlborough and Mawnan Schools had spent time creating their own unique paintings, but while the Falmouth school was able to deliver their entries to The Poly for judging, staff were unable to deliver the village school's entries because of the snow.

The paintings were judged on Friday by Falmouth's mayor, Grenville Chappel, and The Poly's galleries manager, Jane.

The results were: under eights: 1, Jack Prason; 2, Seth Littlejohns-Sames; 3, Maisy Carley. Eight to 11 years: 1, Hester Higgins; 2, Evie-Mai Ward; 3. A special prize was awarded to for Walter Conrad, aged four for his bold interpretation. The children won prizes which had been donated by many local businesses.

On Monday, the rain took its toll on the St Piran's Day parade in the town centre. Children from several local schools, including Marlborough, Mylor, Mawnan and Halwin, braved the wet to parade from the Methodist Church on The Moor, to Prince of Wales Pier and back to the church.

Because of the weather though, there were few people lining the streets to watch the spectacle and the planned dancing on The Moor had to be abandoned.