Helston's Flora Day to be beamed live across the world

Falmouth Packet: Helston's Flora Day to be beamed live across the world Helston's Flora Day to be beamed live across the world

Flora Day in Helston will be making its international debut this year, as the annual celebrations are streamed live on the internet for the first time.

Wendy Radford-Gaby, managing director of software development company Negys and a member of Helston Business Improvement Partnership, has bought two cameras to allow people all over the world to enjoy the famous annual event, even if they cannot be there in person.

The cameras will be positioned to capture Flora Day preparations in Coinagehall Street on Wednesday, May 7, and all the excitement of the day itself on Thursday, May 8.

Wendy said: “Our offices on the second and third floors above Barclays Bank, halfway down the street, provide a bird’s eye view of what will be going on, so the cameras will be mounted on the building’s parapet – one pointing up the hill and the other down.

“They are waterproof and also have sound so as well as seeing the images, people will be able to hear what is going on and enjoy the atmosphere.”

A new web page is being added to www.visithelston.co.uk for the live streaming, which will begin at 9am on May 7 to cover the dressing of the town with flowers and flags and then continue uninterrupted until 6pm on May 8 when the dancing is complete.

Shirley Moralee, development officer for the Helston Business Improvement Partnership, said: “Flora Day is a very special occasion that attracts thousands of visitors each year.

“Wendy’s plan to share the town’s celebration of spring via the internet means that many more will be able to see what is going on as it happens. It’s a brilliant idea.”

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5:03pm Tue 6 May 14

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

And who in their right mind would want to watch that? Only people who would anyway have access to the endless videos that are made of it.
And who in their right mind would want to watch that? Only people who would anyway have access to the endless videos that are made of it. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
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7:04pm Tue 6 May 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

Unofficial cameras on the outside of a Barclays Bank building, that's a first isn't it. Still, I suppose they don't need planning permission.
Unofficial cameras on the outside of a Barclays Bank building, that's a first isn't it. Still, I suppose they don't need planning permission. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 8

8:41pm Tue 6 May 14

ronedgcumbe says...

I remember ringing home when overseas to hear the band in the morning and saying I could hear it when I could not. Back then the only recording was with a realy beautifully spoken commentry by Edward Cunnack which I wish I still possessed.
Clearly times have changed with the availible video on youtube ect but I am sure many will appreciate this and log on and wish they where back home.
I remember ringing home when overseas to hear the band in the morning and saying I could hear it when I could not. Back then the only recording was with a realy beautifully spoken commentry by Edward Cunnack which I wish I still possessed. Clearly times have changed with the availible video on youtube ect but I am sure many will appreciate this and log on and wish they where back home. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: -14

7:17am Wed 7 May 14

NEILBH says...

I will be Logging On tomorrow from the middle of the Sahara Desert wishing that I was in Helston with a cold pint and a Pasty and watching the dancing and listening to the band, hope the weather keeps fine and everyone has a great day.
I will be Logging On tomorrow from the middle of the Sahara Desert wishing that I was in Helston with a cold pint and a Pasty and watching the dancing and listening to the band, hope the weather keeps fine and everyone has a great day. NEILBH
  • Score: 8

7:30am Wed 7 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

I think it is a good initiative, it gives those that cannot attend in person, for whatever reason, the opportunity to watch some of the events live if they so wish. A pity they could not have additionally operated and linked up the coverage from the CCTV in the town and made it publicly available, this would have given an overall picture of events in all the roads.
I am sure the footage covered by the cameras installed in Coinagehall Street, will be watched by many.
I think it is a good initiative, it gives those that cannot attend in person, for whatever reason, the opportunity to watch some of the events live if they so wish. A pity they could not have additionally operated and linked up the coverage from the CCTV in the town and made it publicly available, this would have given an overall picture of events in all the roads. I am sure the footage covered by the cameras installed in Coinagehall Street, will be watched by many. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 13

8:40am Wed 7 May 14

meerkats says...

I think its a lovely idea and will prove very popular. Just seen the forecast for tomorrow and i hope that the forecasters have got it wrong !!
I think its a lovely idea and will prove very popular. Just seen the forecast for tomorrow and i hope that the forecasters have got it wrong !! meerkats
  • Score: 7

7:22am Thu 8 May 14

krazyitchkatie says...

Wow,how can you grumble about a lovely idea that so many people have already expressed their appreciation for? Cheer up and embrace the flora day spirit(s) :-D

Happy flora daaaaaay!
Wow,how can you grumble about a lovely idea that so many people have already expressed their appreciation for? Cheer up and embrace the flora day spirit(s) :-D Happy flora daaaaaay! krazyitchkatie
  • Score: 5

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