Alnwick and District Flower Club

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SPECIAL YEAR: Alnwick and District Flower Club welcomed a new year and a new chairman.

The chairman opened the meeting and welcomed all members to our first meeting of yet another year.

She warmly wished everyone a Happy New Year and reminded all that this year was our special 45th anniversary. This was a year to celebrate and also to be reminded of past members no longer with us but were still in our thoughts.

All members will be eagerly looking forward to our celebration dinner at Embleton Hall, and the chairman reminded all to bring with them a small gift wrapped present to go into the tub.

After various announcements to bring all members up to date after a long break, we all sat back and enjoyed a relaxed demonstration given by Lizzy Harratt, from Embleton.

Lizzy gave us all a truly wonderful demonstration with her theme A Foretaste of Spring, she enthralled us all with her beautiful use of colour, texture and design of all the spring flowers.

After the demonstration, all arrangements were raffled and a few lucky members went home very happy with their prizes and hopefully gave them ideas to try themselves at home.

As usual it will be a busy year for members, with various demonstrations, workshop, trips out and various flower festivals, the flower year will pass by very quickly.

What has become a highly popular Christmas demonstration held each year in the wonderful ambience of the Alnwick Playhouse is a must for your diaries. Tickets go on sale through the Playhouse in September and there’s always a rush to book the best seats.

Our club meets on the first Tuesday of most months at The Costello Centre, Bailifgate, Alnwick. 7pm. For further information please call 01665 602736.