Old Hunstanton film festival proves popular with film buffs

Flower Festival and Summer Fete at St Mary's Church Old Hunstanton'Festival visitor Sarah Dawkins taking a look at one of the displays. ANL-150308-081119009
Flower Festival and Summer Fete at St Mary's Church Old Hunstanton'Festival visitor Sarah Dawkins taking a look at one of the displays. ANL-150308-081119009
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The sun shone for all three days as a record numbers of visitors attended the Old Hunstanton Flower Festival.

The festival, now in its 43rd year, continues to go from strength to strength with visitors enjoying the floral displays in the beautiful setting of the 14th century parish church, St Mary’s.

This year’s theme was ‘Old Movies’ and it inspired some spectacular arrangements.

There were 30 displays in total and films depicted in the arrangements included The Sound of Music, to Psycho, from Mary Poppins to The Dambusters.

Each display was a creative tour de force, and all much admired by the many visitors.

Chris Guest, one of the organisers, said: “This is an amazing festival which pulls the whole of our community together.

“Visitors return year after year, drawn by the quality of the flower displays in the church, and also by the timeless appeal of an old fashioned English village fete.”

The gardens of Park House were the setting for the traditional stalls and refreshment pavilion which served delicious lunches and cream teas.

As well as the usual village Fete stalls, the RNLI was welcomed, and there was a fun dog show on the Sunday, which added to the gaiety of the occasion.

The evening entertainment proved popular with Roger Dean, the Peterborough Gospel Choir (plus hog roast) and Songs of Praise all raising the roof of the old church.