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- n. The spring month of May.
When writing of Helston it is customary to say a great deal about its Flora, or Furry Day, the 8th of May -- a relic of old Maytide saturnalia.
Maytide charm and cheer into the fisherman's dull December.
They played, wrote verses, or selected mottoes or emblematical devices; this spring was not only the Maytide of nature, it was the youth of an entire people, of which those at court were the head.
It happened around 2: 00 a.m. on Maytide Street in Overbrook.
"And in Maytide the children and cattle, the milk and the butter, were kept guarded from them.