Flower festival hits the right note

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MEMBERS of St Clement’s Church, in Outwell, unleashed their creative sides for the annual flower festival over the weekend.

The air inside the church was fragrant with the scent of hundreds of flowers arranged into beautiful and creative designs.

Many visitors turned out to support the event, although organisers were disappointed with the number of people who came from the village.

The theme this year was ‘With a Song in My Heart’ and visitors were challenged to guess the song titles in a quiz.

Difficulty ranged wildly, with some more obvious than others, and a wide range of musical knowledge was necessary to correctly guess all the titles, which ranged from ‘Summer Holiday’ to ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’.

In addition to the lovely flower arrangements, there was a selection of traditional games to play, including a steady-hand buzzer game and pick a peg.

Visitors enjoyed browsing a selection of old photographs from the local area, put together by local historian Bill Smith.

There was also a book stall and raffle to raise extra funds.

The weekend raised around £1,500; the money is used for the upkeep of the church.

Organisers would also like to dispel rumours that St Clement’s will be closing next year when Rev Alan Jesson retires.