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Herts and Essex Boundary Flower Club celebrate 60 years of happy memories




A flower club which was launched at the former Boar’s Head pub in Bishop’s Stortford has celebrated its diamond anniversary.

Herts and Essex Boundary Flower Club, which was founded in April 1959, marked the milestone at Manuden Village Community Centre. The mayor of Stortford, Cllr Norma Symonds, was among the guests.

Herts and Essex Boundary Flower Club chair Patricia Pratley with the Mayor of Stortford, Councillor Norma Symonds. Picture by Beverly Moore. (11466500)
Herts and Essex Boundary Flower Club chair Patricia Pratley with the Mayor of Stortford, Councillor Norma Symonds. Picture by Beverly Moore. (11466500)

Visitors enjoyed welcome drinks and canapés. Coral Gardiner, a National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) demonstrator, created beautiful displays and gave a talk, ‘Sixty Sparkling Years’. Long-standing member Pat Woodward read a self-penned poem, ‘Flowers’.

Beverly Moore, the club’s publicity officer, said: “There was a wonderful atmosphere in the hall as members and guests arrived, with old friends catching up, new friends being made and neighbouring flower clubs coming to celebrate with us.”

President Ann Godfrey, together with treasurer Sue Holman, cut the anniversary cake. Picture by Beverly Moore (11475838)
President Ann Godfrey, together with treasurer Sue Holman, cut the anniversary cake. Picture by Beverly Moore (11475838)

A three-tiered floral cake, incorporating fabulous hydrangeas, was cut by president Ann Godfrey and treasurer Sue Holman. Sue was presented with a long-service badge as she has been a member of the club for 50 years.

The club displayed its archive of photo albums, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings to remind guests of 60 happy years.



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