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Gallery: ‘Phenomenal’ flower displays at Woodford Green church

PUBLISHED: 14:48 09 October 2014 | UPDATED: 14:48 09 October 2014

Peter Hodges with the bike his father made and rode until he was 93.  Decorated as part of a flower festival to mark the centenary of World War I at St Paul's Church Woodford Bridge (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Peter Hodges with the bike his father made and rode until he was 93. Decorated as part of a flower festival to mark the centenary of World War I at St Paul's Church Woodford Bridge (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

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Peter Hodges stands proudly next to the bike - now entwined with flowers - his father made and rode until he was 93 at a church flower festival.

The event, held in support of charity Help for Heroes, at St Paul’s Woodford Bridge Church, in Cross Road, Woodford Green, featured a number of flower and themed displays to mark the First World War centenary.

Mac Leonard, the church’s licensed ley minister, attended both days of the festival last weekend.

He said: “The displays were phenomenal when you consider they were all done by amateurs.

“There was one which marked the first naval battle in the war with an anchor.

“Another display celebrated the effort which went into making the uniforms.”

More than £100 was raised for Help for Heroes through donations across the two days.

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