Flower festival to mark centenary of the end of the First World War - The Leamington Observer

Flower festival to mark centenary of the end of the First World War

Leamington Editorial 14th Jun, 2018   0

A FLOWER festival at a village church will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

St George’s Church in Newbold Pacey will host ‘WWI – the Home Front’ this weekend (June 16 and 17), from 11am to 4pm each day.

Blooms on show, will include lilies, roses and irises and other flowers grown in Britain a hundred years ago, and children

from the village will be taking over the summer house for their own display.

Entrance is free, and refreshments including home-made cake and scones will be served in aid of St George’s Church.

The first Newbold Pacey Flower Festival was held in 2006, in memory of young mum Joanne Mockler who died a year earlier, and her mother Pam Cook is organising this year’s festival.

Churchwarden Cilla Cook said: “We’ve done several very successful festivals with themes like ‘Hymn Titles’ and ‘Musicals’. “Visitors come from all over the place to see the flowers and it brings everyone in the area together.”

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