These famous celebration Furry Dances take place on 8th May, or Flora Day. The ‘in and out the houses’ or Furry dance has been going for centuries and is a great excuse to party.
To make certain of a good harvest, the town is decked out in local flowers. It’s a blooming marvelous event. Here we celebrate it year round, as you’ll spot lots of Flora Day tributes around the pub.
Right next to Helston you’ll find the largest helicopter base in Europe, RNAS Culdrose. When it opened in 1947 it must have been quite a noisy neighbour, with piston-engineered aircraft like the Firefly and Sea Fury flying overhead.
You’ll see lots of references here at the May Tree to these flying machines that made history.