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Flower festival raises funds for church roof

Nocton Church flower festival.
Nocton Primary School pupils L-R Emily Brown, Tom Cotton, Henry Blyth, Georgia Stow and deputy headteacher Andy Canadine looking at the school display.

Nocton Church flower festival. Nocton Primary School pupils L-R Emily Brown, Tom Cotton, Henry Blyth, Georgia Stow and deputy headteacher Andy Canadine looking at the school display.

NOCTON Church held its annual flower festival over three days to raise money for its roof restoration fund.

The festival was opened on the Friday preview by the Earl and Countess of Buckinghamshire, who stayed on for a concert on the Saturday by Lincoln Minster School Chamber Choir, and gave a reading about his ancestor the Earl of Ripon, while three Nocton school children also gave readings. There was a songs of praise on the Sunday.

The roof over the south aisle, vestry and memorial chapel needs renewing, costing around £40,000.

The festival was on the theme of the village in 1862, when the church was built. The floral displays depicted the villagers recorded at that time, such as the shoemaker, stonemason and gamekeeper, listed in the programme for visitors sold for 50 pence each.

 
 
 

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