Trip down memory lane for Suffolk Show visitors

EXCITED: Peter Holland and Sam Potter, of Glasswells, choose flowers with Stephen Miles, senior steward
EXCITED: Peter Holland and Sam Potter, of Glasswells, choose flowers with Stephen Miles, senior steward
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Visitors to the Suffolk Show will be able to take a trip down memory lane this year with a new display going on show in the Glasswells Flower and Garden Experience.

Home furnishings firm Glasswells, sponsor of the flower and garden marquee, is celebrating its 70th anniversary in business this year and is marking the occasion by creating a ‘furniture and flowers through the decades’ display at the two-day show.

Its exhibition will feature an iconic piece of furniture from each of the past seven decades and will floral arrangements in the varying style of each of the periods.

Each item of furniture has been sourced by Sarah Norris, Glasswells’ visual merchandiser, and will provide a touch of nostalgia to the county show on June 1 and 2.

Pieces of furniture include retro kitchen units, chest of drawers and side tables.

Peter Holland, facilities manager at Glasswells, said: “We’re very excited to be sharing our wonderful furniture display with Suffolk Show visitors this year. We’ve had two displays on show in both our Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds stores, which have proved to be a big hit with our customers. We’re hoping to source some even more iconic pieces of furniture to display at the event and we’re looking forward to introducing the element of floral arrangements for show goers to enjoy.”

Stephen Miles, senior steward in the flower marquee, added: “Glasswells’ display will be a great addition to the flower show, giving visitors the chance to revisit their childhood and see some iconic styles from the past.”

Glasswells will also be running a prize draw on both days of the show giving visitors the chance to win garden furniture worth more than £1,000.