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Morning Dance, Helston Flora Day, early 1900s

NumberHESFM:2009.10950.20
PlaceHelston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1900 — 1910. about
KeywordsLocal Customs Helston Flora Day Morning/Evening Dance Coinagehall Street
PhotographerUnknown
Copyright© Helston Museum

Photographic postcard of the Morning Dance, Helston Flora Day, in the early 1900s. The dancers are wending their way up Coinagehall Street, being led by Helston Town Band. The Grylls Monument can be clearly seen in the background. Children in the crowd are wearing straw boaters and sailor suits. The ladies are smartly dressed in long dresses, or blouses and skirts and are wearing hats. The male dancers are wearing flat caps and suits. Part of the Jack Stephens Collection of local photographs.