Bells ring out for church Flower Festival

A FLOWER Festival at St George’s Church in Brede attracted hundreds of visitors.

This year’s festival paid tribute to two women who have played a key role in its 34 year history.

Brede Flower Festival 2013. 24/8/13'Father Martin Harper

Brede Flower Festival 2013. 24/8/13'Father Martin Harper

The festival was dedicated to stalwarts Betty May, who sadly died recently, and Sylvia Butler, who has recently retired.

Sue Sturmey, the flower display coordinator, said: “This year we wanted to do something to remember the themes of the thirty years in which they were involved.

Displays included “Songs of Praise”, “People of the Old Testament”, “Marriage and Family Life” and “Famous Women”

Visiting bell ringers from Battle, Sedlescombe and Bexhill helped launch the festival with a peal of bells.

Those attending the three day festival were able to take in views over the Brede Valley from the church tower and enjoy refreshments.