Truro hosted the 22rd annual Festival of Lights this week, and despite the wet and wintry weather it was bigger than ever before.

The event, in which local schools and businesses parade homemade illuminated lanterns around the city, was based on the theme of ‘Remember,’ to honour the end of the first world war.

Thousands of people came to city to see the display alongside dance performances, musical set pieces and enjoy street food from various Cornish food stalls.

The evening concluded with the switch on of the City’s Christmas lights, and was estimated to cost around £50,000.

Town crier Lionel Knight and his partner Carol Bane donated a £15,000 sum to go towards lighting displays around the town centre.

Last year the event was postponed due to bad weather and didn’t take place until the tail end of January.