Theatrical flavour to church flower festival in the Fens

Finishing touches are made ready for the Walpole St Peter Church Flower Festival. Photo: Paul Tibbs

Finishing touches are made ready for the Walpole St Peter Church Flower Festival. Photo: Paul Tibbs

A Fenland church has once again been transformed into a floral spectacle for its flower festival, with this year's theme being theatres and musicals.

The 55th Walpole St Peter flower festival and fayre is a showpiece for the village; it starts today and runs until Wednesday, June 8.

Churchwarden William Brooks said: 'A team of volunteers from around the villages has worked hard through the past year to prepare for this year's flower festival and fayre.

'Many Walpole residents have been involved and we think this will be the best festival yet.

'Many new events have been added in order to make the festival more attractive to everyone, with lots of interest for children.


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'Inside the church, as well as the wonderful display of flowers, there will again be artists at work.

'New this year will be demonstrations of lace-making and an opportunity to trace your own family history.'

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Organisers have also been able to arrange a number of activities outside church.

These include a ride-on miniature railway,? a birds of prey display, music from the King's Lynn Town Band, children's games, and produce, home-made cakes, and bric-a-brac stalls.

The church has a long history of royal patronage and is one of Prince Charles' favourites.

Open daily, from 9am to 5pm (Sunday 11.15am to 5pm). Parking and admission free.

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