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St Peter's Tide Parade, Porthleven, 1908

NumberHESFM:1977.3411
PlacePorthleven Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1908
KeywordsPorthleven Religion Local Customs Tea Treat St Peter's Tide
PhotographerHawke, Alfred Herbert
Copyright© Estate of A H Hawke

Photographic postcard of the Porthlevan Wesleyan Sunday School procession in the St Peter's Tide Parade, Porthleven, postmarked 30th July 1908. 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. The parade is passing under Bay View Terrace. The men are carrying the Porthleven Wesleyan Sunday School Banner and two members of the clergy can be seen walking underneath the banner, followed by the band and congregation. There are a number of onlookers and all are in Edwardian dress. The postcard is addressed to "Caddy", in Sittingbourne, Kent. From 'Daddy' with Love. Photograph by A H Hawke of Helston.