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Flower festival 2016

Many people worked very hard to make this beautiful event possible and the results were magnificent - a quiet and reflective contrast to all the fun outside.

The effect was stunning. The villagers in the parish rose to the challenge and produced beautiful displays reflecting their own areas: sheep, castles and floods all featured along with the children’s own views of life in the parish. This was a true village flower festival, an exuberant display of flowers, and a triumph, especially from those who had little knowledge of flower arranging but were prepared to have a go.

The total of monies raised in the weekend was a tremendous £1304.36 and this will go into the Building Fund for the Reordering of the back of the church: so thank you everyone!

(The 2016 Holy Rood Fete held outside at the same time is on its own page.)

The displays included many contributors from our parish: its individuals, schools, and villages. See if you can see yours. (If you can't, it's probably my fault for not taking the right picture, but rest assured all the displays were really good. I apologise in advance to anyone who was missed out!)













































If you would also like to see some pictures of the 2016 Holy Rood Fete held outside at the same time, they're on its own page.)


Thank you and acknowledgements:

The following have contributed to the Flower Festival and Fete:

Grassby Funeral Directors  

Albert Marsh Funeral Directors

Purbeck Shooting School  

Holme Nurseries

Central Stores  

Blakes the Butchers

Williams the Bakers  

Janes the Hairdressers

Stuart Palmer Plumbing Ltd  

Wareham Town Band

Wool and Bovington Motors  

Wool RBL

Monkey World  

Tank Museum


Dorset Coastal Cottages

Hardy Estate Agents  

Boots the Chemist

Cutting Crew  

Amber Hardware

Wool Parish Council  

Tea Pot Club

And a big thank you to the Black Bear, who have already helped with our fund raising this year.


In addition the following volunteered to produce floral displays: Danzella Trask, Chris Baynton, Barabara Hayward, Jean Gilbert, Alison Chick, Liz Tillard, Elaine Stansfield, Jenny Lobb, Val Panter.

The Revive! congregation and helpers

The children from Bovington Primary School helped by Colette Walsh.

The children of Wool CE VA Primary School helped by Ellie Griffiths and Sally Warburton


The Parochial Church Council and the Flower Festival Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been supportive and involved with this weekend's events —Thank you.




Admin note

I apologise the pictures have taken a long time to get here. Several other tasks had to take priority. These pictures are a bit too low quality for prints, but if anyone wants a higher quality photo file (as a .jpg file) let me know either at 462742 or the email address below and I'll happily supply you with one.

Chris Irwin

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webmaster [at] gmail [dot] com but without any spaces - and of course please put in the @ symbol for the [at], and a full stop instead of the [dot]











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