There’s a new light in the sky over Mousehole this holiday season – and it’s not just the traditional Harbour Lights.
Every year thousands of visitors flock to the small Cornish fishing harbour of Mousehole for the annual harbour lights. Displays are placed throughout the town and along the harbour wall and basin. It’s a tradition that dates back to 1963 and the lights are accompanied by choir singing and other festive events.
This year however there’s a new light in the sky. Mousehole football club have just installed their new LED floodlights with the aid of a Football Foundation grant.
As winter draws in and the short days make floodlit football a weekly event, the bright lights over the coastline might make for a new attraction this winter. Stacey who runs Spaven Mor holiday home in Penzance took this great shot while out walking her dog. What a view from the Prom!
If you want to catch some great family entertainment in West Cornwall this Christmas, why not combine a harbour light visit with a game at Trungle Parc, just up the hill? Mousehole’s first team has home fixtures on the 2nd, 5th and 16th December with the women’s team at Trungle on the 10th December.
All Mousehole Fixtures here: https://www.mouseholeafc.co.uk/fixtures-table/
One match to aim for this Christmas is definitely the home fixture against Westbury on the 23rd December. That date is a special one for Mousehole as the village celebrates Tom Bawcock’s Eve. The festival is held in celebration and memorial of the efforts of legendary Mousehole resident Tom Bawcock to lift a famine from the village by going out to fish in a severe storm. During this festival Stargazy pie (a mixed fish, egg and potato pie with protruding fish heads) is eaten and there’s a lantern procession as well as a good deal of celebrating in the local pubs.