The 2014 St. Mary’s Saxlingham Nethergate Flower Festival is underway. The Festival is open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm from Saturday 2nd August until Sunday 10th August.
The theme of the festival is The Great War and features beautiful and thoughtful displays highlighting various aspects of the war including the trenches, the home front, nursing and the role of women, the “Christmas Truce” and finally Peace.
We are very grateful to Mrs Carolyn Rush and the flower arrangers for giving us space to put up our (non-flower) display.
We have notice boards with photographs of all the items local people have lent us ranging from cards home from the front to medals. We have also laid out biographies of the 16 men from the village who died – please feel free to read about the lives of these young men.
We would like to thank Mrs Jan Fox and the late Mrs Janet Capon for all their work looking at the lives of the men who are remembered on the two war memorials in the village. Dr. Jeff Fox has made a film of the visits they made to find the graves and memorials – this film is available to be watched in the Church Room. Please find all of Jan and Janet’s work on the Saxlingham War Memorials website.
We shall post more photographs of the flower arrangements after the festival.