After a three-year absence St Keverne Ox Roast is returning today (Saturday) and will finally celebrate the 60th anniversary of the event.

Due to Covid pandemic restrictions the event has not taken place since 2019.

However, it is now back and St Keverne Band, which organises the event, is pulling out all the stops to make the diamond anniversary one to remember.

It will take place as usual in the village square, where the famous ox roast spit has been set up in front of the church since 8am, with the ox going on at 9am.

Traditionally the first slices of ox are auctioned off in aid of the band, before the rest of the crowd gathered forms a queue to buy slices of beef served simply in white bread.

The auction will take place after the official opening of the event, by Derek Johnston, with this year's auctioneer being Ivor Mann of John Coad & Son in Helston.

Before this, the afternoon will get underway properly at 2.30pm when the band and butchers will march to the square and St Keverne Senior Band will play from 2.45pm until the opening.

All sections of the band will be performing brass band music throughout the afternoon, with the senior band playing again at 3.45pm, and the youth band at 4.15pm.

The Skata-likes will be on stage at 5pm, followed by Rockin' Roosters at 5pm, before the return of brass music from the senior band at 6pm, the youth band at 6.45pm, a special reunion band at 7pm and Skata-likes returning at 7.45pm. The evening will come to a close at 8.30pm when the raffles will be drawn and the senior band will play to finish.

There will be a variety of stalls, raffle and tombola for people to enjoy while there.