Visitors flock to see flowers

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The annual South Holland church flower festivals began across the area this weekend, with many people from near and far visiting.

St Mary and the Holy Rood Church in Donington was one of the busiest festivals.

Organisers at the church anticipated one coach load of visitors on its opening day (Saturday) but were thrilled to find another coach full of visitors to the festival arrived on Saturday afternoon.

Members of the church spent all of Friday setting up displays in the church, which focus on the theme “Food around the World”.

Rev Charles Robertson said: “We had a good stream of people over the weekend. The bad weather was actually a blessing for us because people wanted to take cover from the rain, so they came in and had a good look around.”

He continued: “The festival’s going really well and everyone’s doing great work. We’re really looking forward to the rest of the week – especially tomorrow where children from the primary school will be performing music for us throughout the morning.”

Many other churches in the area were busy over the weekend and anticipate many visitors over the next week.

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