September 29th, 2016

Enjoying Snowdrop Weekend

Updated: 10:11 am, May 07, 2015

HUNDREDS of visitors from as far away as Nottingham and Leicester descended on a Beoley church at the weekend.

Crowds turned out for the annual Snowdrop Weekend at St Leonard’s Church, which this year saw mayor Pat Witherspoon presenting prizes as part of the event’s first ever photography competition.

Plant sales alone raised more than £600 for the church and other attractions included a talk from Michael Sharpe of the Bromsgrove branch of the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry.

Original birth, marriage and death records from 1800 were on show as well as work carried out by Robin and Ann Simons on the men who served in the Great War and are listed on the war memorial outside the church.

Tricia Hall and Christine Stewart 0815008C

Chris Morgan and Pam Rouse take a look at the flowers 0815008B

Vicar Paul Irving with Fiona and Daniel Hackett 0815008E

Ian and Vivian Hunter at the Snowdrop weekend 0815008A