The Festival began in style. Our Director of Music Miles Quick organised a concert, helped by John Bodley, that included readings by Christine Winter, Gregory Steward playing the trumpet, and Josie Cresswell singing solo, all supported by St Mary Magdalene Choir.
It has been a great success with many visitors passing through. The Flower Team, led by Cheryl Birkett and Anne Chidgey have raised over £3000 to cover costs. The costs were further reduced by the generosity of a major flower supplier and many have helped with their professional guidance without charge.
The willow exhibits which add considerably to the flower structures were generously provided by Coates English Willow, Fon Cosens and Nicky Heal. Our grateful thanks go out today to all who have worked so hard.
Mr Patrick and Mrs Joan Williams, who were married here 47 years ago were presented with a bottle of champagne.