Helston residents came together at the weekend to remember and pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II the day before her funeral.

On Sunday, residents from an estate near Gwealdues gathered for a candlelit vigil, whilst Helston Brownies visited St Michael's Church for a special tribute service.

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Sam Goldsworthy, who runs the second Brownie group in Helston, took the girls to the civic ceremony at the church to pay their respects.

The service was conducted by Canon David Miller and Reverend Councillor Danny Reed, which saw Mayor Tim Grattan-Kane along with other town council members, representatives of other public bodies, and the townspeople attend.

Sam said: "It was a good turnout, not packed but nice."

On Sunday evening, residents from Gwealdues Estate gathered on the green for a candlelit vigil during a two-minute silence held across the UK on the evening before the state funeral.

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Melinda King, who runs Fishermen's Mission in Helston, wanted to gather the residents, especially the elderly who wouldn't be able to get down to the town very easily.

"It was lovely as quite a few young people and children came too," she said. 

"We did the silence and sang the national anthem, it felt very surreal."

Lynda Tossell, who also took part in the vigil, said: "It was very moving and it was lovely to mark the occasion with our neighbours some of whom are on their own. Thanks to Melinda that this took place."

It took place simultaneously with a vigil taking place next to Helston's Grylls Monument, organised by the town council, in the run up to the National Moment of Reflection.