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A flower festival and scarecrow trail took place in Old Hunstanton at the weekend.

The annual flower show is always popular with visitors, bringing them to St Mary's Church to see the wonderful displays created by members of the community.

This year was no different, now in its 47th year, with some 600 visitors passing through to see the flower arrangements in the church with the theme Let's Celebrate and to the newly refurbished village hall for refreshments.

Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. Pictured: Andrew Golding. MLNF-22AF07589
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. Pictured: Andrew Golding. MLNF-22AF07589

Organiser Jac Sandy said: "The scarecrows were just one part of Old Hunstanton’s fun and flowers festival weekend.

"We introduced scarecrows last year as we felt after lock down, everyone needed cheering up.

"They were so well received that we continued this year and over 30 scarecrows popped up around the village and certainly gave a few laughs."

Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. Pictured: Sienna Pishorn. MLNF-22AF07591
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. Pictured: Sienna Pishorn. MLNF-22AF07591

"It’s really is a community festival with so many villagers and neighbours getting involved in lots of different ways. "We have flowers in the church, produce in the allotments, open gardens, music, great food and stalls at the newly refurbished village hall and a hog roast with music on Saturday night which was a sell out.

"It is hard work but great fun and all proceeds raised go to the church, village hall and any other village causes which need support.

"The open gardens sold more than 600 tickets over the two days which is an amazing turnout.

Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. Pictured: Claire Thwaites and Carol Greening. MLNF-22AF07592
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. Pictured: Claire Thwaites and Carol Greening. MLNF-22AF07592

"The village is thrilled with how well the event was supported."

Alongside the magnificent floral displays, scarecrows and open gardens were cakes, dog show, preserves, crafts, gifts, bric-a-brac, plants, books, clothes and a raffle.

The weekend ended with a service featuring the Hunstanton Concert Band playing popular hymns.

Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. Pictured: Kath Barratt. MLNF-22AF07593
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. Pictured: Kath Barratt. MLNF-22AF07593
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. MLNF-22AF07594
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. MLNF-22AF07594
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. MLNF-22AF07595
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. MLNF-22AF07595
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. MLNF-22AF07596
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. MLNF-22AF07596
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. Pictured: Norma Jordan. MLNF-22AF07597
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. Pictured: Norma Jordan. MLNF-22AF07597
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. Pictured: Oliver Jordan. MLNF-22AF07598
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. Pictured: Oliver Jordan. MLNF-22AF07598
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. MLNF-22AF07600
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. MLNF-22AF07600
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. MLNF-22AF07601
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. MLNF-22AF07601
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. Pictured: Mike Rushton. MLNF-22AF07602
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. Pictured: Mike Rushton. MLNF-22AF07602
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. MLNF-22AF07603
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. MLNF-22AF07603
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. Pictured: Mike Tuffs. MLNF-22AF07604
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. Pictured: Mike Tuffs. MLNF-22AF07604
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. Pictured: David Ladbrook. MLNF-22AF07605
Old Hunstanton flower and scarecrow festival. Pictured: David Ladbrook. MLNF-22AF07605


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