Flora Day Celebrations

Thousands of people will be dancing through the streets of Helston in Cornwall for one of the country's oldest surviving customs.

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Flora Day celebrations in Cornwall

The weather couldn't have timed it better. After last night's heavy rain, the clouds parted this morning just in time for the start of one of the region's most colourful pageants.

Flora Day in Helston in Cornwall went ahead in glorious weather.

Dancers of all ages tripped their way around the streets of Helston. And among the crowds was a familiar face more used to life on another street.

Steve Hardy reports.

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