Helston Flora - Midday dance - 1950s

Helston Flora - Midday dance - 1950s

As one of the longest standing traditions in the UK little has changed in the Furry dance. Perhaps the most telling detail here is the dress of the spectators.

This is the midday dance, traditionally the reserve of the gentry with top hats and tails worn by the men and finest frocks by the ladies.

Also worn is the traditional flower of the dance - lilly of the valley. It is worn on the left and pointing up by the men and on the right pointing down by the ladies.

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