Shrewsbury Flower Club celebrated in style for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a charity luncheon at Dorrington Village Hall.
The event raised £1,000 for the Lingen Davies Cancer Centre, Shrewsbury Hospital, which will be presented at one of the club's demonstration evenings.
The Lord Lieutenant Mrs Anna Turner attended and was welcomed by The Severn Recorder players as she arrived, playing the Elizabethan Serenade.
Howard Franklin, International Lecturer and Demonstrator, Judge of Professional Floristry and Floral Design and World Cup Holder for Great Britain for Bridal design, did a stunning demonstration in true Constance Spry style of how flowers were at the time of the Queen's coronation.
Constance Spry has been described as the first 'superstar florist'. In her heyday, during the 1920s-1950s, she arranged flowers for Wallis Simpson's wedding to the Duke of Windsor, Elsie de Wolfe and for Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. Her trademark was rather unorthodox arrangements in alternative containers. She saw flower arranging as a means of self-expression and sought to achieve the thrill of the beholder, as one might experience looking at a still-life painting by the great Dutch and Flemish painters.
Also present were Mrs Barbara Evans, President and Mrs Jane Williams, Chair of Shrewsbury Flower Club. A three-course lunch was prepared and served by Jenny's Catering for 96 guests.
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