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Opening of Coronation Park Lake, Helston, 20th July 1912

NumberHESFM:2009.10970.1
PlaceHelston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date20.7.1912
KeywordsEvents People Helston
PhotographerHawke, Alfred Herbert
Copyright© Estate of A H Hawke

Large crowd of people at the opening of Coronation Lake, Coronation Park, Helston on 20th July 1912. The opening ceremony was conducted by Mayor Francis Henry Cunnack. At the front of the group are a number of men in one piece bathing suits. A "greasy pole" can be seen to the left. Coronation Park was built to commemorate the reign of King George V. Photograph by A H Hawke of Helston. Part of the Jack Stephens Collection of local photographs.