34th Flower Festival at Aldborough Hatch church proves a hit with film fans
PUBLISHED: 17:52 30 June 2014 | UPDATED: 09:13 01 July 2014
“That’s a wrap” they shouted at the end of 34th Flower Festival where about two thousand people visited St Peter’s Church for the film-themed event.
34th Flower Festival at St Peter's Church
Irene Kirby (left) and Jenefer Allen (right) depicted scenes from the film Gone with the Wind at the Lych Gate – including the devastating fire which was one of the highlights of this firm classic.
The chancel was alive with colour as it showed scenes from the film Evan Almighty, featuring Noah and the Ark. The floral display was created by Val Smith (left) and Mary Garrett (right).
The film Carousel was depicted by (from left to right) Ros Smith, Linda Bussey and Joan Sullivan.
Marion and Ted Tibbatts built a high effective display for the film Mary Poppins.
The highly effective floral display showing the film The Lion King was created by Shirley Rudge.
The porch are was a blaze of colour inviting visitors inside the church. Here Vicki Simpkins works on the arch of flowers
Sylvia Hiles (left) and daughter Linda Hodges showed scenes from Star Wars in flowers.
Lee Scott, MP for Ilford North, is met by the Revd Kate Lovesey, priest-in-charge, St. Peter’s Aldborough Hatch, at the display depicting the film Pirates of the Caribbean.
The deputy major of Redbridge, Cllr Mrs Linda Huggett, with her consort, Brian Huggett, is welcomed to St. Peter’s 34th Flower Festival by the Rev Kate Lovesey, priest-in-charge. They are standing before one of the dramatic displays depicting the film Pirates of the Caribbean, created by Roger Goffee and Martyn Stewart. The theme of the Festival was Let’s Go to the Movies.
Ron Jeffries, a church member, called the festival one of the “best ever” and praised the theme which had encouraged people to produce plant arrangements linked to famous films.
He said: “It is always difficult to estimate how many people came but I reckon that there was about 2,000 over the weekend.
“I think it was one of the best weekends we have ever had.”
Films depicted in the arrangements included Gone With The Wind, Carousel, Evan Almighty and Mary Poppins.
“The displays were most dramatic and the subjects connected to them - people were thrilled to bits by it all,” added Mr Jeffries.
“We had a few showers on the Sunday but that did not put people off coming.”
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