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Video and picture gallery: Snowdrop Sunday at Thorpe Market church

06:30 03 February 2014

Snowdrop Sunday at Thorpe Market Church. Event co-ordinator Richard Jones.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Snowdrop Sunday at Thorpe Market Church. Event co-ordinator Richard Jones. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2014

The bowed white bonnets of snowdrops in the churchyard at Thorpe Market near Cromer are an important fundraiser.

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The bulbs are in flower both in the main St Margaret’s Churchyard and the Hazel Grove green burial site.

The event is run each Sunday in February and usually raises about £1,200 said parochial church council secretary Susan Jones.

It is free but generates cash for the church maintenance fund through sales of cakes, hot drinks and bric-a-brac.

With a congregation of around 16 people for twice-a-month services, extra fundraisers were vital, she added.

The church dates back to 1796 on the site of an earlier mediaeval church. Built by the first Lord Suffield, it was one of the first Gothic Revival buildings in Norfolk.

It has pink walls, a blue plaster ceiling and contains the font, tombs and memorials from the earlier church.

The event continues for the next three Sundays from 1-4pm. For more information ring 01263 833697.

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