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Helston Flora Dance, 1920s

NumberHESFM:2009.10950.5
PlaceHelston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1920 — 1930
KeywordsLocal Customs Helston Flora Day Morning/Evening Dance People
PhotographerUnknown
Copyright© Helston Museum

Photographic postcard of Helston Flora Dance about 1920s. The dancers are dancing next to the stone wall of the enclosed garden of Leslie House at the bottom of Lady Street. In the 1920s this was known as Wakeham's Garden. There are a few smartly dressed onlookers and the couples are still dancing, although this is where the dancers have a short rest before the final stage of the dance. The gentlemen are wearing flat caps or trilby hats and suits, not morning suits and top hats, so presumably this is an image of the morning or evening dance. Part of the Jack Stephens Collection of local photographs.