GUILDHALL, HELSTON, CORNWALL, HELSTON HISTORY, FLORA DAY.
HELSTON HISTORY
`THE GUILDHALL`

A very early photograph of the Guildhall.

The Guildhall was constructed of beautiful Granite Ashlar on the site of the old market house in 1839.

It has marvelous architectural features which make it the centre piece of the town`s historic buildings.

Inside it contains the Helston Town Council Chamber, Mayor`s Parlour on the top floor with a large function room below which was once the Corn Exchange.

It is the starting point for the dances on Flora Day.

A modern view of the Guildhall

 

The historic clock on the front of the Guildhall depicting the battle between St George & the Dragon, which is played out as part of the Hal-an-Tow on Flora Day.

 

Note the fantastic curved stonework at the rear of the building complete with the original street lamp

 

The rear of the building facing down Church Street towards St Michael`s Church

 

The front of the Guildhall is always `dressed` for Flora Day

The GUILDHALL is No 1 on the

HELSTON TOWN COUNCIL `TOWN TRAIL`

Copyright Graham G Matthews 2002