From the 9th – 11th August, St Michael’s hosted Alnwick’s Flower Festival, with the theme this year of “A Good Read”.Â There were 41 floral displays based on favourite books, from Treasure Island to The Wonky Donkey and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas to Under the Greenwood Tree.
You can view photographs of the displays below, and prints are available from Mr Stanley Trafford on 01665 606180 at sizes up to A4.
Moses and the Burning Bush, arranged by Julie and sponsored by Julie’s House of Flowers
The Explorers, arranged by Pat Taylor and sponsored by the Rev’d Gerard Rundell and Karen Rundell
Bell, Book and Candle, arranged by the Garden staff, and sponsored by the Alnwick Gardens.
Blazing Paddles, arranged and sponsored by Mrs Melanie Coulson
Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, arranged by Annette Playle, and sponsored by Mr and Mrs H Playle
Winnie the Pooh, arranged and sponsored by Mrs Pauline Corrick
Don’t Upset the Choir, arranged by Mrs Enid Brown, and sponsored by the Choir of St Michael’s Church
The Black Candle, arranged by Elizabeth and Mary Davidson, and sponsored by Mr Ken Gray
The Lion of Alnwick, arranged by Margaret Batey, and sponsored by Carol Hume and Anne Turnbull
Frenchman’s Creek, arranged by Elizabeth and Mary Davidson, and sponsored by Mrs C McNally
Under the Greenwood Tree, arranged by Anne Lings, and sponsored by Mr and Mrs R Allsop
Harry Potter, arranged and sponsored by Emma Coulson
The Tale of Peter Rabbit, arranged by Enid Brown, and sponsored by Mr and Mrs G Brown
The Harry Potter and Tale of Peter Rabbit displays shown together
Harry Potter (flowers only)
Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright, arranged by Michelle Duff in memory of Peter Aitchison
Dear Zoo, arranged by Frances Cook, and sponsored by the Rev’d Canon Paul Scott and the Rev’d Jane Scott
Little Women, arranged by Joan Crowe, and sponsored by Mr and Mrs A Crowe
The Secret Garden, arranged by Judy Jobson, and sponsored by Mr and Mrs C Jobson
Gone With the Wind, arranged by Anne Gledhall, and sponsored by the Mothers’ Union
Joseph and His Coat, arranged by Members of St Paul’s Church, and sponsored by St Paul’s Church
Railway Memories, arranged by Margaret Batey and sponsored by Mrs J Collins
The Wizard of Oz, arranged and sponsored by Mrs Kathleen Turnbull
The Railway Children, arranged by Judith Head, and sponsored by the Aln Valley Railway
Gods of the Morning, arranged by Michelle Duff, and sponsored by Dr P Kind
Girl With the Gold Earrring
For prints of any of the above, please contact Mr Stanley Trafford on 01665 606 180.
St Michael’s Church is open from Monday, 15th June for private prayer (with social distancing and hygiene measures in place) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am-12pm, and Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 2pm-4pm.
Public worship within the St Michael’s Church building has temporarily ceased due to the coronavirus outbreak.