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St Peter’s Tide Parade, Porthleven, about 1910

NumberHESFM:1992.5904.8
PlacePorthleven Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1910. about
KeywordsPorthleven Local Customs Religion Tea Treat St Peter's Tide
PhotographerUnknown
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The St Peter's Tide parade, Porthleven, about 1910. The parade is walking under Bay View Terrace. Two banners can be seen with religious sayings on them "Suffer Little Children to Come unto me". There are a number of onlookers wearing Edwardian dress. Named after St Peter, the patron saint of fishing, local churches came together on this day to march through the village and ended with a treat of tea and saffron buns.