Porthleven’s Torchlight Procession is back!

On Bank Holiday (26th) Monday, Porthleven’s torchlight procession will take place after a gap of a couple of years. Previously this event has been one of the highlights in Porthleven’s calendar. And now it is back, I hope will go on to be bigger and better.


This event is back due to the co-operation between Porthleven Community Group and Porthleven School PTA. The original organiser, Ann Minors has also been part of this new partnership. Like previous years, a collection will be made on behalf of Cornwall Hospice. It is great to see various Porthleven organisations working together to achieve something for everyone.

The torches for the event will be sold for £2, and all the money from the sale of the torches will be reinvested for the following years torches. However to start the ball rolling again I agreed to use some of my community grant money to pay for the torches.

The torches will be on sale from Friday 23rd at various location in Porthleven. They will also be sold from 12 midday from the harbour head and at the event.

The event will start at 8pm near the Harbour Inn, and the procession will be led by Porthleven Town Band. The band will lead the procession though a designated route that takes in many of the streets of Porthleven; finally parading down past the institute and finishing at the starting point.

Hopefully I will see you there.

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