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Date: Mar 5 12:34 PM, 2020
St Piran's Day

Happy St Piran's day!!

Who was St Piran?

St Piran was a priest in the west of Ireland. He fell out with the king and was chucked off a cliff with a millstone tied around his neck. He managed to navigate the lump of granite with a hole in it across the Celtic sea and landed in Perranporth.

Piran met a bunch of blokes with a fire and a load of black rocks all around. They lit the fire and they welcomed him. As the fire got hotter the black stones got hotter and a white liquid started to pour out of it. St Piran noticed and as a result gave us smelting which allowed us to smelt tin. This is where the white cross on the black rock comes from.



-- Edited by Stella Poldark on Thursday 5th of March 2020 02:54:03 PM

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