Par, a seaport village and a chapelry in St. Blazey and Tywardreath parishes, Cornwall.
The village stands on Tywardreath bay and on the Cornwall railway, 4¼ miles S S W of Lostwithiel; and has a station with telegraph on the railway, and a post-office, designated Par Station, Cornwall.
The village started as a small group of houses below a cliff overlooking the mouth of the small River Par that was crossed by a ferry.
The harbour development saw the expansion of the village which split away from the parish of St Blaise to the north in the mid 19th century.In 1858 15,154 tons of china clay were shipped out of Par and by 2002 the port had 284 vessels per year which were loaded with 318,455 metric tons (313,425 long tons) of china clay, and 107 vessels loaded with 136,970 metric tons (134,810 long tons) of secondary aggregates for the building trade.
A summer festival of fun and music run to celebrate our forces veterans their families and the community.
Vets Fest was born of an idea from the Par Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast club; held on the first Saturday of every month in Par, Cornwall. We want to build on that success and show the community what ‘veterans’ can achieve. Great food, music, dancing, and fun for all the family: all overlooking the beautiful South Cornish coast.
15 Local Cornish bands will be playing the event supported by stalls run by veteran-owned and local Cornish businesses.
To remind us of our past military lives, we will be holding our own fun Olympics, and look forward to competing against each other, and the British Public: the banter may be loud and proud, but it’s all good ‘squaddie’ humour.
There are many forces charities out there that all do great work. It has been decided that this year’s profits will be split between these three. These charities cover the Tri-Services and their families and so best represent our aims:
COMBAT STRESS • RBL • SSAFA
We are fortunate enough to have not needed their help in any way, but we know people that have needed it. They have given support to Veterans, and their families in times of need from helping out during physical illness, to giving a safe haven for someone suffering from Mental Health issues. We never know what is around the corner, we never know when these charities may be needed. If we can help one person by supporting them, then all of the hard work is worth it. All of the Charities will be represented in some way at the event.
Gates open on July 5th at midday with music starting at 15:00 going on until 23:00 and starting again at 13:00 on Saturday right through to 23:00 Saturday night. Camp on site, or just stay late on a day ticket. Day Tickets start at £10.00 with Family (2 adults 2 children) Tickets for the whole weekend at £75.00.
Tickets are available from the Grill Snowlands at Par, the Regimental Museum, Bodmin; and through our website.
Be there at the start of something big and celebrate with veterans young and old.
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