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 and request a standing order authority

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

Mr. G. Addison
Mrs. K.L. Anderton
Andys Gents Barbers Ltd.
Mrs. H.C. Arthur
Atkins Ferrie
Mr. & Mrs. M. Atkins
Mr. & Mrs. H.M. Bassett
Mr. & Mrs. P.J. Bates
Mr. & Mrs. C.N. Batten
BeGeorgeous Hairdressing Ltd.
Beijing Cuisine Ltd.
Mr T. Blandford
Borlase & Company
Bowdens Hardware
Mr & Mrs PC Brewer
The Bridal Studio
Bumble Bee Accountancy Ltd.
Card Sharp
Carpet Connection Ltd.
Christophers Estate Agents Ltd.
Mr. B. Christophers
Classic Cottages Ltd.
Mr. R.L. Clotworthy
Mr. & Mrs. V. Davis
Roy Doble
Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Eddy
Mr. & Mrs. P.L. Ferris
Mr. & Mrs. I. Fitter
Mr. & Mrs. R.L. Gilbert
Gillian’s Larder – Mrs. G. Geer
Mr. & Mrs. D.J. Goodhall
Mrs. I. Harper
Mr. & Mrs. J. Harper
Head & Head
Mr. & Mrs. C.S. Heaps
Helston Garages Ltd.
Helston Specsavers
Mr. & Mrs. J. Hocking
Dr. & Mrs. J.M. Husk

Mr. & Mrs. I.C. Ingram
Mr. & Mrs. R.S. James
Mrs. S.P. Johns
Kitchen & Brown
Mr. & Mrs. M.D. Lawrance
Mr. & Mrs. K.J. Liddicoat
Lyndale Cottage Guest House
Macleod & Tonkin
The Mather Partnership Ltd.
Meneage Dental
The Natural Store
Olivers Estate Agents (Cornwall) Ltd.
Mr. & Mrs. C.L. Oliver
Origin Coffee Ltd.
Outback Trading Ltd.
Mrs B.G. Pascoe
Mr. & Mrs. G.L. Pascoe
Mr. & Mrs. G.M. Pascoe
Mr. N.K. Pascoe
Paul & Maundrell
Mr. & Mrs. F.J. Penaluna
Mrs. K. J. Pett
PFS (Helston) Ltd.
Philp’s Bakery Ltd
Mrs. J. Pilkington
PM & A
Mrs. L. Pooley
Pryor, Begent, Fry & Co.
Randle Thomas
Rodney Inn Ltd.
Mr. & Mrs. G.L. Rogers
Dr. & Mrs. G.K. Russell
Scorse Foods Ltd.
Simpson Bros. (Penzance) Ltd.
W. Wearne & Son
J.C. Williams & Sons (Furnishers) Ltd.
Mr. & Mrs. K. Williams
Mr. & Mrs. R. Williams
Mr. N. Wills & Ms. E.A. Gilbert

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.