Helston Flora Day seen in Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Flora Day cameras watched by 14,000 people

Flora Day cameras watched by 14,000 people

First published in News

Three cameras streaming this year’s Flora Day celebrations live around the world attracted just short of 14,000 viewers.

Wendy Radford-Gaby, who was behind the project, said following the event she received emails from as far away as Canada, Australia and New Zealand, from people delighted to be able to watch the dancing despite being thousands of miles away.

She said: “I want to thank everybody for all their support and sharing it with friends.”

Mrs Radford-Gaby positioned two of the cameras on the roof of Negys in Coinagehall Street, the software development company of which she is managing director.

Based on the second and third floors above Barclays Bank, halfway down the street, the cameras were mounted on the building’s parapet – one pointing up the hill and the other down. A third was added shortly before the event.

She added: “It was a bit of an off the cuff idea six weeks before the event, but I think we pulled it off with only a few hitches.

“We do plan to do it again next year and we hope Helston Town Council will support it, and we will hopefully have more cameras in more streets.

“Next year we’ll be more organised and make sure the cameras have sound.”

She was thanked for her efforts by Helston’s new mayor Mike Thomas.

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4:55pm Wed 21 May 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

"we hope Helston Town Council will support it"

I bet they will, seeing as she's married to a town Cllr, and she's a member of the bip.
"we hope Helston Town Council will support it" I bet they will, seeing as she's married to a town Cllr, and she's a member of the bip. Helston fly on the wall
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6:19pm Wed 21 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

I personally think it would be perfectly acceptable for Helston Town Council to contribute financially, in support of the cameras for Flora day, after all, it is the biggest day of the year for Helston. It is a shame some of the section 106 money could not have been used to support this project, alongside some new flags.
I personally think it would be perfectly acceptable for Helston Town Council to contribute financially, in support of the cameras for Flora day, after all, it is the biggest day of the year for Helston. It is a shame some of the section 106 money could not have been used to support this project, alongside some new flags. Gill Z Martin
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