Flowers tell story of day at the movies

Alison Ward and Cyril Hearn with a stunning altar arrangement. SG280815-101TW
Alison Ward and Cyril Hearn with a stunning altar arrangement. SG280815-101TW
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Thirty-six fabulous floral displays told the story of A Day at the Movies when St Mary’s Church at Whaplode opened its doors for its flower festival.

Blockbusters like Paddington Bear, ET and Disney Mix were among the choices of the talented arrangers.

Julie Hicks creating a spectacle in red. SG280815-102TW

Julie Hicks creating a spectacle in red. SG280815-102TW

Churchwarden Roy Willingham said rain meant weekend visitor numbers were down on last year, but the church was pleased to welcome 145 people to the hog roast for Tuesday’s closing night.

The festival is now in its 52nd year and opened to the public on Friday night.

Visitors Brigitte and Peter Kerstjeno from Spalding's twin town, Speyer, take a tour of St Mary's. SG280815-104TW

Visitors Brigitte and Peter Kerstjeno from Spalding's twin town, Speyer, take a tour of St Mary's. SG280815-104TW