It has become one of the most popular ways to mark the end of the August Bank Holiday in this area and this Monday Porthleven Torchlight Procession returns once again.

Last year more than 1,300 people took part in the event, which sees a parade of people all carrying lit torches leaving the Harbour Head and make their way around the port as dusk falls.

They are traditionally led by Porthleven Town Band and Porthleven’s mayor, who this year is Bev Plunkett.

Weather permitting, the procession will gather at the harbour at 8pm on Monday, ready to leave at 8.20pm.

Torches will be sold in the run up and have been known to sell out, so people are advised to get there in good time.

The weather forecast for is currently looking good, as any small risk of showers earlier on in the day look set to die out by 6pm, leading into a fine and dry evening.

The event is organised by a small band of people that make up the Porthleven Community Group, with support from Porthleven T own Council. Cober Valley Rotary Club and a group of students from Falmouth University have also helped out in the past.

The procession died out for a number of years before being revived by Porthleven Community Group in 2013.

However, it is believed to originally date back in various form to around 1948.