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Morning/Evening Dance, Helston Flora Day, around 1919

NumberHESFM:2009.10950.21
PlaceHelston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1918 — 1922. about
KeywordsLocal Customs Helston Flora Day Morning/Evening Dance People
PhotographerUnknown
Copyright© Helston Museum

The Morning or Evening Dance, Helston Flora Day, taken around 1919. The couples are dancing in a lane between an enclosed garden wall and a lower hedge. The gentlemen are wearing mostly boaters or flat caps, jackets and ties. Interestingly, one gentleman is wearing a daffodil button hole rather than Lily of the Valley. Two men in uniform can also be seen, one being a sailor. The ladies are wearing hats and dresses just above the ankle. Part of The Jack Stephens Collection of local photographs.