Helston is a town in Cornwall, notable for being the most southern town on the island of Great Britain. It was originally a port, listed in the Domesday Book as 'Henliston' (which is now just the name of a street in the town) and still has a fishing harbour.
The town is perhaps most famous for keeping alive one of the oldest British traditions: an annual festival called the Furry Dance (or the Flora) which takes place every year in May to celebrate the new season. People travel from all over the world to enjoy the carnival atmosphere, dressed in top hats and ball gowns, dancing to the sound of the Helston Town Band through streets lined with well-kept Georgian houses.
Helston's most famous export is professional boxer Bob Fitzsimmons, who was the first ever boxer to become world champion in all three of the Middleweight, Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight divisions.