Forthcoming Community Association Events - 2017
Pinnock Tunnel trip (is back on) - Sunday 8th October 2017
For the 5th year running, the PL24 Community Association (formerly Par Community Association are organising a series of trips through the Pinnock Tunnel, on the private Haul Road between Par and Fowey. This year we have had to switch the event from April to October. The trips will be scheduled hourly on the afternoon of Sunday, 8th October from 12pm until 5pm.
The Haul Road runs the route of the obsolete Cornwall Mineral Railway from St Blazey to Fowey on which work was begun in May 1872 and which came into service on 1st June 1874. The 1173 yard long Pinnock tunnel on this route is the longest tunnel in Cornwall. It was bored through granite working from both ends and from 5 shafts along its course using charges of dynamite set by Cornish miners, there being very little machinery. The removal of spoil was done by itinerant navvies, mainly from Ireland, using wheelbarrows, who slept in tents alongside their place of work, whereas the Cornish miners either lodged locally or sometimes in prefabricated huts. A great many accidents occurred during the construction, three miners being injured boring No. 2 shaft, when one of the charges went off prematurely.
After closure in 1968, the trackbed was converted to a road used by lorries loaded with china clay to reach Fowey Docks.
Imerys have very kindly given permission for the use of the Haul Road. The trips will be in the ‘Fowey Town Train’, a landrover pulling a covered carriage with open sides, and each trip will be limited to 19 passengers. The cost will be £5 per adult and £2.50 for a child (sorry - dogs cannot be carried on the carriage) for the round trip with commentary which takes 45 minutes to complete and payment will be taken on the day of the trip. The previous 4 years trips have proved very popular and booking is essential. Please contact us via email (PL24community@gmail.com) or phone Eve on 01726 812815 to reserve your place. You will be allocated a time on the hour but please arrive 15 minutes before the trip begins otherwise, to ensure full capacity, we may have to allocate the places to customers turning up on the day without bookings and you could lose your place.
Youth Market - tba November 2017
We will be repeating the Youth Market which was held at Cornish Market World (now Cornucopia Market Place) last November. The date and details are yet to be determined - watch this space.
Made in PL24 Xmas fair - Saturday 2nd December 2017
Following on from the success of the first Made in PL24 fair held in August (see below), we arranging a Christmas fair on 2nd December from 11am to 4pm.

If you are interested in taking a stall, download the entry form here ->
Entry form
Past Events in 2017
The Big Lunch - Saturday 3rd June 2017
The Big Lunch is a very simple idea initiated by the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours annually in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.

PL24 Community Association have held a Big Lunch annually for several years. This year's event will take place on Saturday 3rd of June from 11am to 3pm at the Par Running Track pavillion and surrounding field. We have a major attraction booked this year of the Wingz Animal Encounter experience. Please come and share food, drink, entertainment and hopefully some June sunshine with the rest of the community.
Par Carnival pig race
Pig Race (part of Par Carnival week) - Monday 10th July 2017
PL24 Community Association will be staging the traditional Pig Race on behalf of Par Carnival. It will take place in the Welcome Home pub on Par Green, PL24 2AF starting at 7pm. There are many ways to take part - sponsor a race for £10 and name your pigs, place an exclusive £3 stake on a pig to win a race and the £10, or join in the excitement on the night and back as many pigs as take your fancy for 50p a punt and take home (or to the bar) a share of the tote money.

Made in PL24 fair - Saturday 26th August 2017
This new event is an opportunity for anyone who lives or works in the PL24 postcode area to market and sell their produce. It will take place in both Gott Hall, Par Green, PL24 2AF and at the Scout Hall, Moorland Road, Par, PL24 2PA. If you are interested in selling or displaying your products, please let us know using the details on the 'Contact' page. Everyone else, please come along on the day to find out what is being generated by the creative residents of PL24.