IN BLOOM: Above, Amy Johnson’s epic flight honoured in floral display by Margaret Henderson and Rita Goundry
IN BLOOM: Above, Amy Johnson’s epic flight honoured in floral display by Margaret Henderson and Rita Goundry

ORGANISERS of a three day flower show said they were delighted with the attendance levels and the money they have raised for their church.

The festival, titled Journeys, was held at St Cuthbert’s Church, in Etherley.

The festival was opened by Sue Snowdon, the Lord Lieutenant of Durham and more than 200 people came along over the weekend to take a look at the beautifully prepared displays.

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Barrie Kirton, church warden, said they had managed to raise more than £1,000 for the church and praised the dedication of all who had worked hard to make the event such a success. He added it was great to see so many getting involved in the preparations.

Mr Kirton said: “While a lot of our lady parishioners prepared the flowers many of their husbands made the props to go with them.”

There were 23 innovatively created displays on show depicting the Jarrow March, Dorothy’s walk on the yellow brick road, Amy Johnson’s epic flight, Ellen MacArthur’s Atlantic voyage as well as the four seasons.