The community got their teeth into celebrating Redruth’s pasty and mining heritage last weekend. 

The International Mining & Pasty Festival held was blessed with perfect weather for people to enjoy the various activities organised. 

The event, which was being held for the first time in three years, got underway at the Miners’ Tribute Evening on Friday with a storytelling walk led by Cobweb Tours to Wheal Uny. 

The chimney stacks of the old engine houses were brought to life with smoke rising from them once again after dancing from the Morris Minors and music from the Redruth Festival Band,  

Saturday dawned warm and sunny as the action moved into the town centre with street stalls, a full day of musical entertainment, pasty making competitions and the first running of the Pasty Relay Championships where the Redruth Youth Council were crowned winners.  

The town was busy all day with additional attractions such as a fire engine, food, the town market and games.  

Sunday saw the return of the fun day in Victoria Park with live music from the Redruth Town Band, the K9 Crusaders Dog Show, stalls, food and games.  

The relaxed, fun atmosphere was again accompanied by plenty of warm sunshine.  

Alice Lamming, the community projects manager for Redruth Town Council, said: “It has been a fantastic weekend with so much going on to celebrate Redruth’s mining heritage and the famous pasty.  

“We are so grateful to everyone who helped us create such a memorable weekend and for everyone who joined in with any of the activities.”