Walpole St Peter’s Church filled with colour for flower festival

A blacksmith in one of the displays at the flower festival at Walpole St Peter's Church Picture: Ch

A blacksmith in one of the displays at the flower festival at Walpole St Peter's Church Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Colour fills one of the most beautiful churches in the Fens as it stages its annual flower festival.

A 50th anniversary display at the church Picture: Chris Bishop

A 50th anniversary display at the church Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Walpole St Peter's Church has been decked out with displays on the theme of weddings through the years, as it stages its 57th festival.

Outside there are market stalls selling cakes, books, plants and produce.

The event got under way with a peal of bells on Saturday.

Visitors included Elizabeth Nockolds, West Norfolk council's portfolio holder for arts and heritage, who said: 'It's absolutely beautiful. For a small village to have a church like this is stunning.'

Colour flowers on a pew Picture: Chris Bishop

Colour flowers on a pew Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant


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Sunday's highlights include the flower festival service (10am), train rides, balsa wood gliders and ukulele band.

There will be maypole dancing at 1.30pm on Monday while the Anthony Curton School Choir will be performing at 1.30pm on Tuesday.

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The event runs from 9am - 5pm daily (Sun 11.15am - 5pm) until Wednesday, June 6.

Walpole St Peter's Church, where the flower festival goes on until Wednesday, June 6 Picture: Chris

Walpole St Peter's Church, where the flower festival goes on until Wednesday, June 6 Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

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