A new barbers shop has been opened in Helston in memory of its owner's granddad.

Sam Freeman, who grew up in Porthleven from the age of ten before moving to Falmouth last year, has set up business at the top of Meneage Street.

A legacy from his granddad Ed Kite meant that the dream he has had since beginning barbering has now become a reality.

Sam told the Packet: "I started barbering four years ago where I attended Truro College. As soon as I started I knew I wanted my own shop and have always enjoyed the thought of my friends coming in and out for a chat and cup of tea.

"I decided to open this shop in memory of my granddad who sadly passed away in May. He left us some money and I wanted to do something positive with it."

He had been looking out for shops, but it was in fact his sister who spotted it being available, on her lunch break.

After speaking with the landlord - who he described as "probably one of nicest men I’ve met" - he picked up the keys on December 1 and exactly two months later opened its doors.

It has been a true family and friends project, with Sam's girlfriend Sophie helping him with painting on every spare day, his best friend Luke taking care of the electrics and his mum doing all the cleaning.

"Opening day was brilliant, with so much support from friends and local people coming in for haircuts.

"The shop is a place I want people to talk, feel comfortable, have a laugh and most importantly a good haircut," added Sam.

The shop is open 9am to 6pm Tuesdays to Thursdays, 9am to 8pm on Fridays and 9am to 2pm on Saturdays.

While currently barbering on his own, there is a second chair available if the right person comes along.