Successful Topsham flower festival

CHURCHGOERS were greeted by a sea of colour when they visited St Margaret s in Topsham last weekend. The church, on Fore Street, held a flower festival which took place between last Thursday and Saturday, July 18. Margaret Tarpey, a secretary for St Marg

CHURCHGOERS were greeted by a sea of colour when they visited St Margaret's in Topsham last weekend.

The church, on Fore Street, held a flower festival which took place between last Thursday and Saturday, July 18.

Margaret Tarpey, a secretary for St Margaret's, said: "The festival attracted a lot of people.

"The flowers were absolutely amazing. It certainly gave people inspiration for their own gardens upon seeing the display."

Sue Marshall, organiser of the event, said: "The festival had a theme of nursery rhymes.

We had 35 displays of rhymes which people put artefacts with.

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"There were so many flowers - it was beautiful to see. A lot of the people who do the displays are not flower-arrangers but who just like to take part.

"The church smelt lovely."

"There was no entrance fee but people were asked to give donations and the money, this year, will be split between the church fund and the Matthews Hall modernisation project.