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THE 48th MOUNT BURES FLOWER FESTIVAL 2016

25th and 26th June

 

LINK to Photographic Album of Flowers in the Church
LINK to Olives Garden

LINK to Yorklette Cottage

Once again the Annual Flower Festival brought along the crowds for this two day weekend event
Ample parking was available on the meadow adjacent to The Mount.

In addition to the flower arrangements inside the Church, other events were held in the Village Hall, Thatchers Arms together with Open Gardens.

Yorklette Cottage, Shirley and Davids next to the Village Hall and Olives Garden were open to the public.

 

At The Church There are were impressive floral displays, all created by local residents.
The church dates back to the 12th Century Church. Church members and Dr Christopher Starr were on hand
to recount The Church's History.
Also in Church there was second-hand book sale, and of course the usual raffle.

Around the Church you could hear The magnificent Fairground Organ created and operated by Martin lvatt, parked by the Church entrance gates.
There are also plenty games for children and adults to play!

The Mount,
The Village's Historic mediaeval Motte, was open by courtesy of owner Pam Hales and is accessible by the steps from The Car Park.
On The Mount on Sunday at 4:30pm, the Vicar led "The Sermon On The Mount" - Jesus’ words from Matthew’s Gospel.
You would be able to say you’ve heard the best sermon ever preached!

Yorklette Cottage, is a real gem.
Through the garden gate of this Grade ll listed, a late mediaeval home of Alan and Christine Morgan lies
a lovingly-maintained garden, impressively laid out and full of surprising artefacts
During the weekend you'll find DJ Metal Artwork who make and sell ingenious metal sculptures for the home and garden; also for sale were wooden benches good quality plants and a demonstration of wool spinning.
Whilst you‘re enjoying all of that, you could sit enjoy a fresh Ice Cream made on the day by the chefs at The Thatchers Arms.



Olive's Garden, next to The Church, was also open.
This cottage garden has been created by The Mason family over four generations for the enjoyment of
everyone, young and old.
It‘s a traditional garden with flowers, vegetables and enchanting areas, with a surprise around every corner.
There's something new to see here every year, but you could discover that for yourself !

Shirley &. David’s Garden, next door To The Village Hall, was open on Saturday.
It`s‘s a small garden, but with lots packed into it, like The Tardis in the various nooks and crannies.
lt‘s a wonderful tranquil garden to enjoy and well worth the visit.

Mount Bures Village Hall is the place to be for refreshments throughout the Festival, with cakes,
scones and afternoon Tea.
There’s was a Cake Stall with a wide variety of goodies to buy, and a massive sale of
Bric-a-brac.... you could buy everything you never knew you couldn't do without!
The Village Hall had limited parking, so that was reserved that for the less mobile;
To save your weary legs, you could take advantage of a Courtesy Car which operated as a
shuttle between all the venues every half-hour.
It was easy to spot:- a flower-festooneci, primrose-coloured Fiat.

The Thatchers Arms was part of The Flower Festival fun all weekend!
Stuart ancl Debbie hosted a Barbecue, and a variety of activities for the children.
At 2:30pm on Sunday, there was a Fun Dog Show where lots of local pets and working dogs - and their owners -
were put through their paces in a light hearted series of tests and games.

( text taken from the free programme that was distributed)


To date, the event raised was approx £2750 which will be donated towards the upkeep of this magnificent church.