Three of us had a wonderful visit to St Michael's Mount Marazion the other week. The weather was perfect, with a slight breeze, and the sun was beaming down on...
Helston Flora Day 2016 may have got off to a damp start, but the weather certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of the Hal-an-Tow participants. The pageant was as rowdy and boisterous as ever, with the Spaniards being chased away by the Cornish, St Piran crossing the Irish Sea and Robin Hood and his Merry Men. This wonderful pageant is acted throughout Helston in the morning and starts off at St John’s Bridge, Helston at 8.30. It’s such wonderful mayhem and I love it!
It is the Midday Dance which is usually considered the main event of the day, and this year it certainly didn’t disappoint. The streets were thronged with onlookers and there is a great sense of anticipation as the Helston Town Band strikes up with the familiar strains of the Furry Dance.