Church Flower Festivals

There have been many flower festivals in the church over the years. We have twenty photos of a flower festival in 1970 and seven of one in 1993

And this photo dates from just 2012, celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Country garden dispay at the 2012 Market Lavington Church flower festival

Country garden dispay at the 2012 Market Lavington Church flower festival

Just recently, our archivist was having a sort out at home and she came across this flyer.

Flyer for historically related flower festival - possibly in the late 1970s or early 1980s

Flyer for historically related flower festival – possibly in the late 1970s or early 1980s

Like many a flyer it is undated but we suspect, from its style that it is late 1970s or early 1980s. We appear to have no record of this rather historically themed flower festival at the museum which certainly has all the hallmarks of having been devised by Peggy Gye. Perhaps the flower festival could have been in connection with the ‘Look Back at Lavington’ exhibition which was in the Old School in 1973 although if that was the case it seems doubtful the archivist would have had the flyer at home.

If you remember this festival – maybe you produced one of the arrangements – then do get in touch with us to tell us more about the event.

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2 Responses to “Church Flower Festivals”

  1. Pamela Ley Says:

    Mine (and Elizabeth Francis’ ) Great Grandmother’s maiden name was Emily Jane Lye. She married William Merritt. I have heard my mum say that one of our ancestors was in charge at Stourhead at one time but I have no name. I wonder if the James Lye mentioned here as the fuchsia grower is the person mum spoke of??? It would be interesting to know more about him and find out if he’s connected to us in any way. Regards Pam Ley.

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