Three days of colour and spectacle at Sedgeford flower festival and craft fair

Menai Lamb setting up one of the displays at Sedgeford's Flower Festival. Picture: Ian Burt

Menai Lamb setting up one of the displays at Sedgeford's Flower Festival. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

St Mary's Church at Sedgeford hosts its annual flower festival and craft fair from today until Sunday. Starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm each day, as well as the flowers there will be many stalls and All that Jazz will be playing each day from 12-1pm and from 2-3pm.

As reported, the much-loved church in west Norfolk received a £365,000 makeover earlier this year, thanks to a £228,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery fund.

It was closed for about six months but reopened in June following major repairs and a modern refurbishment.

Churchwarden Pam Goddard said: 'The theme for this year's festival is 'Celebrations' so we have displays on carnivals, 400 years of Shakespeare, and sporting achievements including the Olympics. There are about 20 different flower displays, and we also have the usual stalls, books, and tombolas.

'This year has been very busy for us as our church was closed for essential repairs and new improvements. But it means we now have 40 seats in the refectory where people can sit in the church for the festival this year.'

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The Grade I-listed church, which dates back to the 1200s and is one of the largest of the Norfolk Round Tower churches, was on the English Heritage 'at risk' register before the renovation, but its recent revamp has saved it for future generations to enjoy.

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