Festival’s pop twist

nrhn 280711 Alfreton Wesley Church flower festival, Catherine Mellow is pictured.
nrhn 280711 Alfreton Wesley Church flower festival, Catherine Mellow is pictured.

Organisers of an Alfreton flower festival had plenty to sing about this week as they enjoyed a musical inspired event.

The Abba song “Thank You For The Music” was chosen as the theme of the two-day festival at Alfreton Wesley Church.

Each of the 13 arrangements – the work of church members and friends – had a musical connection.

They ranged from rock and roll to classical and from musicals to oratorios,” said church steward, David Hopkinson.

“Also featured were nursery rhymes, opera, barbershop singing, hymns, country and western, big bands and movie music.Even the royal wedding got a look-in.”

A special Sunday service was conducted by Revd John Jameson of Derby, with Valerie Cogar and Audrey Fones playing the organs and piano on the day.