Colourful blooms on show at festival

Glenys, Emily, Debbie & Katie Ward work on a display
Glenys, Emily, Debbie & Katie Ward work on a display
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WHAT better way of uniting a village than with a festival of flowers?

Scores of people in Wincobank have pitched in to create more than 70 displays of beautiful blooms that are proudly on display in two venues at either end of the village.

About 30 displays are in Upper Wincobank Chapel, on Wincobank Avenue, and the others are in St Thomas’s Church, on Newman Road, Lower Wincobank, about half a mile away.

Both chapel and church are open to visitors all week.

Bridget Ingle, daughter of boxing trainer Brendan - whose gym is in the village - said it was the first time a flower festival has been held that encompassed both ends of the village.

She added: “It’s fantastic, for a first time it’s been very well supported. People have put a lot of time and imagination into their displays.

“I think it brings people together. They are pleased to see something colourful and bright going on in the village. It makes the place look very attractive.”

Visitors are being urged to link a visit to both venues with a walking route called Journeys to Hidden Places, which has seen works of art and sculptures created around the village.