50 years of flowers at Gedney church

Flower arrangers break for a photo by the 'Go for Gold' arrangements. Photo: SG270716-100TW
Flower arrangers break for a photo by the 'Go for Gold' arrangements. Photo: SG270716-100TW
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St Mary Magdalene Church in Gedney celebrated its 50th flower festival with stunning displays and a ‘Gold for Gedney’ theme.

The four-day event, lasting from Thursday to Sunday, saw hundreds of people come to enjoy the flower displays as well as stalls selling everything, from plants and local produce, to books and bric-a-brac.

Sheila Amoss works on a pedestal arrangement. Photo: SG270716-110TW

Sheila Amoss works on a pedestal arrangement. Photo: SG270716-110TW

Church treasurer and flower organiser Jane Webb said: “It was a very successful weekend. There was a lovely atmosphere to this community event.

“Everybody remarked on how beautiful the church was, and the fragrance of the lilies were amazing.”

This year was particularly special for the church as it celebrated its 50th year of the festival with the theme ‘Gold for Gedney’.

The displays, supplied and organised by the arrangers themselves, consisted of many gorgeous flowers including lilies, gladioli, roses and carnations.

Sheila Palmer and Mary Cousins with their display. Photo: SG270716-106TW

Sheila Palmer and Mary Cousins with their display. Photo: SG270716-106TW

It is estimated that over 70 people are responsible for putting together over 100 arrangements.

Some of the arrangers this year have been involved since the very first festival, such as Rene Johnson, yet there were some new faces this year too, proving that this event is for the whole community.

Rene Johnson arranged flowers at the first festival. Photo: SG270716-102TW

Rene Johnson arranged flowers at the first festival. Photo: SG270716-102TW

Alice Watson works on her window display. Photo: SG270716-108TW

Alice Watson works on her window display. Photo: SG270716-108TW