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St Piran's Day celebrations

St Piran's Day celebrations are in full swing in Cornwall as thousands of people gather to remember the patron saint of tinners.

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Celebrating St Piran in Cornwall

School children, musicians and performers took to the streets of Cornwall today to celebrate the patron saint of tin miners.

According to legend, St Piran landed on the sands at Perranporth, after being cast into the sea.

Street parades have been taking place all over the county, from Bodmin to Penzance, as Francesca Carpenter reports.

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