Supporters

Helston Flora Day Association relies on the generous support of Helston Businesses, Donors and volunteer subscriptions to achieve our vision of a keeping the ancient tradition of Flora Day alive

If you would like to contribute to the Flora Day Association then please do get in touch.

To support Helston Flora Day Association with an annual donation please email helstonfloraday@yahoo.co.uk and request a standing order authority

The following are our current supporters. Their generosity is helping to keep Flora Day alive and thriving…

Olivers Estate Agents (Cornwall) Ltd.
The Bridal Studio
Simpson Bros. (Penzance) Ltd.
Mrs. K.L. Anderton
Origin Coffee Company
Mr. & Mrs. C.N. Batten
BeGeorgeous Hairdressing Ltd.
Bumble Bee Accountancy
Furse Sanders
The Mather Partnership
Meneage Dental
Beijing Cuisine Ltd.
Horse & Jockey Bakery
W Wearne & Son
Dr. & Mrs. J.M. Husk
Randle Thomas
Andys Gents Barbers Ltd.
Mr. T. Blandford
Bowdens Hardware
Classic Cottages Ltd.
Mr. & Mrs. V. Davis
Mrs. N.C. Farley
Mr. & Mrs. P.L. Ferris
Helston Garages Ltd.
Henlys Bar & Restaurant
Honeycomb (Hair Necessiti)
North & South
Mr N.B. Wills & Ms E.A. Gilbert
Mr. & Mrs. C.L. Oliver
Outback Trading Ltd.
JD Wetherspoon plc.
Head & Head
Mr. & Mrs. G.L. Pascoe
Paul & Maundrell
Mr. & Mrs. G. Addison
Atkins Ferrie
Mr. & Mrs. M. Atkins
Christophers Estate Agents Ltd.
Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Eddy
Mr. & Mrs. J. Harper
Jade Garden
Mr & Mrs I. Fitter

Mrs. S.P. Johns
Mr. & Mrs. P.J. Bates
Borlase & Company
Mr. R.L. Clotworthy
Gillian’s Larder – Mrs. G. Geer
Mr. & Mrs. C.S. Heaps
Mr. & Mrs. I.C. Ingram
Kitchen & Brown
Mr. & Mrs. K.J. Liddicoat
The Natural Store
Pilgrim & Treloar Ltd.
Pryor, Begent, Fry & Co.
Mr. & Mrs. G.L. Rogers
Serenity Lounge
J.C. Williams & Sons (Furnishers) Ltd.
Vision Express
Mr. & Mrs. H.M. Bassett
Carpet Connection Ltd.
Mr. B. Christophers
Mrs. I. Harper
Mr. & Mrs. R.S. James
Mr. & Mrs. M.D. Lawrance
Lyndale Cottage Guest House
Mrs. B.G. Pascoe
Mr. & Mrs. G.M. Pascoe
Mr. N.K. Pascoe
Mr. & Mrs. F.J. Penaluna
Mr. & Mrs. W.J. Pooley
Dr. & Mrs. G.K. Russell
Mr. D. Watts
Mr. & Mrs. K. Williams
Mr. & Mrs. R.L. Gilbert
Mr. & Mrs. D.J. Goodhall
Mr. & Mrs. J. Hocking
Scorse Foods Ltd.
Mrs. H.C. Arthur
Mrs. K. J. Pett
PFS (Helston) Ltd.
Mrs. J. Pilkington
Mr. & Mrs. R. Williams

The Children's Dance

Two youngsters enjoying the early morning (or perhaps evening) dance.

The Morning Dance


Dancing begins at 7am when the early morning dance takes to the streets. This is the longest dance of the day and follows a route roughly outlining the extremities of "the old town". This dance was originally for the workers and servants who could have their enjoyment for the day before attending to their duties.

The Hal-an-Tow


At 8.30am the Mummers' play known as the Hal-An-Tow starts at St Johns Bridge and is then performed at several more venues around the town. Watch St George and St Michael slay the Dragon and the Devil, cheered on by a crowd dressed in Lincoln green and Elizabethan robes.

The Children's Dance


The children of the town dance at 9.40am. Over 1,000 take part all dressed in white with the boys wearing their school ties and the girls wearing head dresses in their school colours. This dance starts at the bottom of Wendron Street.

The Midday Dance


At midday, there's the principal dance. This is The Ancient Furry Dance and was, in the past, reserved for the gentry of Helston and the surrounding district. Participation is still by invitation only and there is no greater honour for a Helstonian than to be asked to lead the dance. To do so you have to be Helston born.