Flora Day 2012: dancers take to the streets of Helston in Cornwall

1. Dancers follow the Helston Town Band as they take part

Flora Day 2012: dancers take to the streets of Helston in Cornwall

2. The Flora Dance, also known as the Furry Dance

Flora Day 2012: dancers take to the streets of Helston in Cornwall

3. A series of dances take place throughout the day, beginning at 7am

Flora Day 2012: dancers take to the streets of Helston in Cornwall

4. The midday dance was traditionally the dance of the gentry

Flora Day 2012: dancers take to the streets of Helston in Cornwall

5. The Helston Town Band prepares to lead dancers leaving the Corn

Flora Day 2012: dancers take to the streets of Helston in Cornwall

6. The Helston Town Band leads dancers through a private house 

Flora Day 2012: dancers take to the streets of Helston in Cornwall

7. Dancers follow the Helston Town Band through a private residence

Flora Day 2012: dancers take to the streets of Helston in Cornwall

8. Members of the Hal-an-Tow pageant stage a performance

Flora Day 2012: dancers take to the streets of Helston in Cornwall

9. People dance in the early morning light

Flora Day 2012: dancers take to the streets of Helston in Cornwall

10. Participants in the midday dance make their way through the town

Flora Day 2012: dancers take to the streets of Helston in Cornwall

11. People watch from windows as dancers take part

Flora Day 2012: dancers take to the streets of Helston in Cornwall

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Flora Day 2012: dancers take to the streets of Helston in Cornwall

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Flora Day 2012: dancers take to the streets of Helston in Cornwall

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Flora Day 2012: dancers take to the streets of Helston in Cornwall

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Flora Day 2012: dancers take to the streets of Helston in Cornwall