Stockport Times West - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

ON Satur­day I vis­ited the won­der­ful flower fes­ti­val at the Air Raid Shel­ters.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the tal­ented flower ar­rangers for a won­der­ful and in­spi­ra­tional dis­play.

It wasn’t just the ar­range­ments that were breathtaking but the story the dis­plays told was in­for­ma­tive and thought pro­vok­ing.

All the dis­plays de­picted a time in our his­tory and if I high­light cer­tain ones it does not lessen the im­pact of the rest – but the Dam­busters dis­play was such an in­sight to the bounc­ing bombs and when I vis­ited, the ar­rangers were putting in more gyp­sophila to de­pict more wa­ter splashes at the dam.

The houses on fire in Stock­port again had great in­sight to show the red em­bers col­lect­ing on the ground, one ex­pe­ri­enced the dan­gers by just look­ing at this dis­play.

The VE Day was a great cel­e­bra­tion and the tri­fle with the cream on top de­noted by the white flow­ers and roses for the cher­ries was a joy.

I could make a com­ment about each of the dis­plays but as there was nearly 30 it would take up too much of this col­umn.

But my last com­ment must be the drift­wood painted sil­ver to rep­re­sent the air­craft that were not only made in Stock­port but be­came the turn­ing point in the war at the Bat­tle of Bri­tain. Muriel Gray, Newlyn Close, Hazel Grove

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