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Celebrating the King's Coronation in Bodmin

Flags and bunting were strewn across the town, neighbours came together with their best dishes for community street parties, and good times were had up and down the country as King Charles III took to the throne for his Coronation on Saturday, 6th May.

In Bodmin, plenty of people gathered to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla. St Petroc’s Church played host to a Civic Coronation Celebration on Sunday, 7th May, with the mayoral party processing into the church to start the service. Representatives from community groups came forward to light candles, and the community celebrations continued at the church’s Coronation Cream Tea, in collaboration with Bodmin’s Inner Wheel.


The church bells played their part in Bodmin's celebration weekend, on the day of the coronation itself, in their ‘Ring for the King’.

Also on the Sunday, Bodmin Rotary held a Coronation Car Run, which saw around 100 vintage cars setting off from Lanivet and heading on a 68-mile tour of the countryside, passing through villages and towns such as Lanhydrock, Lostwithiel, the Pencarrow Estate, Wadebridge, St Issey and Padstow, amongst others. The Rotary also held a car run in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.


Across the bank holiday, there was plenty to see and do in town. On Coronation Day, a live screening of the big event took place in Priory Park, and on the Sunday a big Coronation lunch was held in Mount Folly, along with a market, workshops and lots of music and entertainment.


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