The historic St Katherine’s church in Teversal Village is set to play host to a flower festival which is being revived by members of the community after nearly two decades.
The festival, which takes place between 6th and 8th September, will give visitors the chance to see an variety of floral arrangements which have ‘celebration’ in honour of the Queen’s Coronation 60 years ago.
Folk will be able to go along to the church, which is open from 10am until dusk on each day and there will also be other attractions including a performance by steel band Acapella on the Saturday and a family service and barbecue at 11am on the Sunday. There will be refreshments between 10am and 5pm.
Sue Goad, who is one of the organisers, said: “With it being the Coronation year we thought it would be appropriate.
“It also coincides with the heritage day and the D.H. Lawrence Festival.
“We thought it would be nice to revive the flower festival so an email went out around the village asking for support - and we have had a huge response. It’s been amazing.
“We have got a theme of celebration, for example, Pentecost and the Dam Busters to name but a few.”
As well as the flower festival, there will also be a heritage day on 6th September which will include a talk by Dr Andrew Harrison who is director of the D.H. Lawrence Research Centre ar Nottingham University.
Teversal Manor is said to have been the inspiration for Wragby Hall in Lawrence’s novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover and the talk will deal with the novelist’s connection to the area.
There will also be a suggested walking route around the village, giving people the opportunity to find out about important historic sites.
The free guide will be available from the Manor Room on Buttery Lane.
“Quite a few of the buildings are listed,” says Mike Vardy from the Teversal Heritage group.
“We’ll direct people down to Pear Tree Lane, which is an ancient pathway.”
“We’ll have people in the village to give guidance and act as stewards.”
For details on the flower festival call 0300 7771151. To book a place at the Lawrence talk, which takes place at 4.30pm at the Manor Room, call Denis Hill at Ashfield District Council on 457426.