Aimee Meaton with Isobella (7) and Jenson (5) Meaton at Walpole St Peter Flower Festival. Pictures: Paul Tibbs

Walpole St Peter’s Church was bursting with sweet smelling blooms and unusual displays when its annual flower festival returned.

The theme this year was Transport Through the Ages and the festival featured prams, trains, aeroplanes, bicycles and even a mobility scooter decked with flowers.

Several hundred people attended the 58th annual event, held in and around the church from last Friday to Monday.

One of the highlights was a Battle of Britain Spitfire and a Hurricane flypast.

Festival organiser Gilli Galloway said: “Almost everyone of us had tears in our eyes,” she said. 

“I judged the dog show and I could’ve taken them all home, they were so lovely. Otto, a mixture of Labrador, spaniel and collie, won best dog of the show.”

Visitors also enjoyed music from the Fenland Ukuleles, a range of displays, demonstrations and train rides.

There were also stalls selling local produce, books and more, plus homemade cakes and refreshments in the marquee cafe.

Mrs Galloway added: “We were so blessed with the weather. It went very, very well.”

Next year’s flower festival will have the theme A Night at the Movies. Dates are yet to be confirmed.

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