Blooming fantastic

Walpole St Peter Church flower festival on Sunday. Chloe (4) and Georgina Puttock (8) by the channel tunnel.'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
Walpole St Peter Church flower festival on Sunday. Chloe (4) and Georgina Puttock (8) by the channel tunnel.'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
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TODAY (Wednesday) is the last chance to take a look at one of the area’s largest flower festivals - at Walpole St Peter Church.

An army of 40 flower arrangers have been working on the pieces and 5,000 blooms make the historic church look spectacular.

Walpole St Peter Church flower festival on Sunday. Doreen Fordham enjoys the exhibits.'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto

Walpole St Peter Church flower festival on Sunday. Doreen Fordham enjoys the exhibits.'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto

The church is open from 9am to 5pm and this year’s theme ties in with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as the arrangements are based on events during the Queen’s 60-year reign.

The church is a royal favourite and the organisers are still hoping Prince Charles may make an impromptu visit.

One of the church wardens, Michael Anstey praised everyone involved saying: “There has been a very special effort by a lot of people.”

The church is fundraising for a major project to replace the lead on the chancel roof.

Prince Charles is patron of the fundraising for this appeal which still needs £15,000. The cost of the roof project is £220,000 and Mr Anstey said there has been lots of fundraising and also some grant help.

As well as the amazing flower arrangements, visitors can browse the stalls and games, enjoy lunches in the parish hall and teas in the tea tent.

Money raised from the flower festival goes to general church funds.