Midsummer Sun - July 3rd to 5th, 2009
The sun shone, enhancing three of the main village events of the summer.
On Friday evening hundreds of people converged on Old Hall School for the annual picnic concert featuring the Jonathan Wyatt Big Band and dancing to the excellent Emma Hall Band.
On Sunday Gardens
of all shapes and sizes in Hethersett were opened to the public at the
gardens growing produce stood alongside larger gardens laid to shrubberies and
lawns in the annual village open gardens event .
were open to the public with proceeds from the event going to the Hethersett
Jubilee Youth Club.
entrance of each participating garden was marked by the customary Hethersett
scarecrow, all given life by their creator
leading environmentalist Dr Ann Edwards.
open day marked a garden triumph for Mr and Mrs Simon Floyd of Cromwell Close.
In three months they have transformed a wilderness of old sheds and tons of
concrete into an outstanding garden.
had a photographic “before and after” display from the time they bought
the property at auction to the present day.
“Our garden is a garden in transition. We have cut back endless ivy and brambles, smashing up concrete and demolishing long hidden sheds. Now we are turning our novice skills to planting,” Mr Floyd said.
The Open Gardens Scheme raised £550 for Hethersett Jubilee Youth Club.
Meanwhile St Remigius Parish
Church was awash with colour for a three day flower festival.
The colourful displays were
just part of a weekend of celebration and fundraising events aimed at raising
money for essential repairs on buttresses and the church roof. Funds will also
go towards providing space within the building for meetings and small groups.
Local people came together to
deck the church out with floral displays on the theme of Songs of Praise with
individual displays reflecting favourite hymns from “There is A Green Hill
Far Away” to “The Lord of the Dance.”
Many local organisations
including Hethersett Pantomime Group, Hethersett and District Churches
Together, the Jubilee Youth Club, Hethersett Pensioners’ Association, The
Yvonne School of Dancing, Hethersett Mothers’ Union, Church Farm Garage,
Hethersett Methodist Church, Ivan Fisher Funeral Director, Hethersett
Women’s Institute, sponsored displays and others were in memory of loved
The Songs of Praise theme continued on Sunday with a special Village Praise in the morning and Songs of Praise service in the evening and Saturday evening saw local entertainer and celebrity Keith Skipper perform All Preachers Great and Small.