Flower Festival Report

Ladock Parish Church Flower Festival

Commemorating the Centenary of World War 1 in Flowers and Words

Thursday 12th July – Sunday 15th July


Congratulations to Shirley and her team for putting on the most wonderful Flower Festival.

The flower arrangements were stunning and the church looked absolutely resplendent. The accompanying words and poems were most interesting and incredibly poignant.

Major Simon Holborow M.B.E opened the Festival followed by lovely songs sung by children of Ladock School.

On Saturday evening, we were entertained brilliantly by members of the Ladock Players. Rob Thomas and his team of players put on an unforgettable performance entitled ‘LADOCK REMEMBERS’.  A superb concert marking the end of WW1 blending local, national and international events, personal stories, letters from the front, poetry and music.

The Sunday morning Service was a very moving Service of Peace led by the Reverend Ellen Goldsmith. Our friends from Grampound Road Chapel were with us for this special occasion. Special hymns had been chosen with Peace in mind and Molly Shephard sang “Let There be Peace on Earth”, very beautifully, accompanied by Hilary Keam at the organ.

Ellie thanked everybody who had participated in the Flower Festival in any way.  Using a topical football related phrase she thought that the Festival had “brought it home”. 

The Flower Festival closed at 5.00 pm on Sunday afternoon with a short Menin Gate style service beside the War Memorial.  Ladock Church Choir sang ‘For the Fallen’ accompanied by Colin Haines on the keyboard and Peter Keam played a heartrending Last Post and Reveille on his trumpet. The congregation were invited to lay wreathes and flowers around the War Memorial.

A perfect end to a superlative  Flower Festival.


 See the Flower Festival Photo Album for all the  displays



























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