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Helston Town Band, Flora Day, 1901

NumberHESFM:1986.5295
PlaceHelston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date8.5.1901
KeywordsHelston Coinagehall Street Flora Day Local Customs Clubs and Associations Bands Helston Town Band
PhotographerStone, John Benjamin, Sir
Copyright© Helston Museum

Platinum print of Helston Town Band taken in Coinagehall Street by Sir John Benjamin Stone. The mount is inscribed "Helston Flora Day May 8th 1901. The Band leading the 'Furry' dancers through the town. J Benjamin Stone". Mr Henry Moses (Mosey) Willey is playing the tuba on the right. In addition to playing in Helston Town Band, Mr Willey was the sexton of Helston Cemetery. Grylls Monument can be seen in the background.