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Morning/Evening Dance, Helston Flora Day, early 1900s

NumberHESFM:2009.10950.22
PlaceHelston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1904 — 1914. about
KeywordsLocal Customs Helston Flora Day Morning/Evening Dance People Clubs and Associations Bands Helston Town Band
PhotographerHawke, Alfred Herbert
Copyright© Estate of A H Hawke

The Morning or Evening Dance, Helston Flora Day, early 1900s. The couples are dancing on a metalled road between a curved lawn and mature trees. The ladies are wearing large straw hats and long dresses. The gentlemen are dressed in jackets, ties and assorted headwear including flat caps, boaters and bowlers. Helston Town Band are leading the dance and the bass drummer can be clearly seen. A little boy, dressed in a sailor suit, is amongst the onlookers. Photograph by A H Hawke of Helston. Part of the Jack Stephens Collection of local photographs.