Flower club marks 50 years

Macclesfield Express - - WHAT’S ON -

FORMED in 1965, the Poyn­ton Flower Club cel­e­brated its 50th birth­day with a golden an­niver­sary lun­cheon in the Bal­moral Suite of the Dean­wa­ter Ho­tel, Wood­ford, on June 25.

For­mer chair­men, cur­rent mem­bers and friends from Dis­ley Flower Club were among the 50 guests who at­tended.

The guest of hon­our for the event was Val Seed, chair­man of the Cheshire area of the NAFAS (Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Flower Ar­rang­ing So­ci­eties), who wished the club much con­tin­ued suc­cess. A dis­play of mem­o­ra­bilia from the club’s ar­chives over the years at­tracted much in­ter­est and stirred many pleas­ant mem­o­ries.

There was amuse­ment upon learn­ing that, in its ear­lier years, the club met at Poyn­ton County High School and mem­bers were re­quired to re­move their stilet­to­heeled shoes to avoid dam­age to the floor­ing!

Orig­i­nally hold­ing its own an­nual show, the club has lat­terly col­lab­o­rated in the Poyn­ton Show to stage the com­pet­i­tive flo­ral art classes in the show’s hor­ti­cul­ture mar­quee, and this year’s show, on Au­gust 29, will fea­ture the cel­e­bra­tory theme.

The club meets on the third Tues­day each month in Poyn­ton Civic Hall and will be clos­ing its mile­stone year with a Christ­mas meet­ing on De­cem­ber 18, pre­sented by the na­tion­ally-known flower ar­rang­ing demon­stra­tor, Jonathan Mose­ley, who was a judge for the re­cent BBC tele­vi­sion se­ries, The Big Al­lot­ment Chal­lenge.

Tick­ets for the event will be avail­able from the club from Septem­ber on­wards.

Call the cur­rent chair­man, Mair Swift on 01625 875158 for fur­ther de­tails.

●● From left: Josie Lepp, Mar­garet Brown, Kit­tie Cur­bish­ley, Pam Hes­keth, Freda Ma­son and Moira Smith

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