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‘World of Colour’ helps flower festival raise £1,346 for Freckenham church




Dawn Dixon and 'Spices' ANL-150709-161001001
Dawn Dixon and 'Spices' ANL-150709-161001001

From a volcano to a rainforest and the ocean, a vibrant flower festival show-cased a ‘World of Colour’ to raise £1,346 for a village church.

About 200 people flocked to the annual Freckenham Flower Festival at St Andrew’s Church which featured 14 arrangements by residents from the village and surrounding area over the weekend.

Sanna Hutchinson, aged 10, and Beatrice Gibb, aged nine, made biscuits from a photo of the vicar Sandie Barton. ANL-150709-160950001
Sanna Hutchinson, aged 10, and Beatrice Gibb, aged nine, made biscuits from a photo of the vicar Sandie Barton. ANL-150709-160950001

Other designs included spices, rainbow, fire and four seasons while props were used to accompany some of the creations with a cuddly monkey used in the rainforest arrangement.

The event, which has been running for about 20 years, also featured home made cakes, a plant and book sale and a Traidcraft stall.

Meanwhile, the ‘Freckenham Tractor Boys’ brought vintage farm vehicles and equipment.

To close the festival there was a cake and hymns session.

Claire White and Jean Gammon..'The Four Seasons' ANL-150709-161014001
Claire White and Jean Gammon..'The Four Seasons' ANL-150709-161014001

Kay Gee, one of the organisers of the festival, said: “It went very well, we had lots of visitors, there was a tremendous atmosphere and the church was buzzing.

“We aim to make it fun.

“Several people said it was the best ever. We had people come from Colchester, Norfolk and all around. They said there were some very vivid colours and they were bowled over.”

Funds raised go towards the running of the church.

Tractor boys&a tradition now, the Freckenham tractor boys Andrew Cornell, Freddie Harris and Philip Gammon bring farming bygones to the flower festival. ANL-150709-161025001
Tractor boys&a tradition now, the Freckenham tractor boys Andrew Cornell, Freddie Harris and Philip Gammon bring farming bygones to the flower festival. ANL-150709-161025001


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