St Andrew's Flower Festival 2003

St Andrew's Methodist Church in sheringham holds a Flower Festival each year and people come by the coachload to see it.  Below are some photos from the 2003 festival, to give you an idea of the high class of Flower arrangements that are on show.

EDEN PROJECT ZOOS PLYMOUTH HOE THE NEEDLES
The Eden Project Zoos PLYMOUTH HOE THE NEEDLES
Already being called the "8th. wonder of the world". Housed in the world's largest green house it recreates the growing conditions of plants found around the world. A tropical Forrest and a Mediterranean climate can be found in the two biornes. Zoos provide an opportunity to see wild animals in close proximity and also provide facilities for breeding and preservation of endangered species.
The Hoe, an esplanade overlooking Plymoth sound, has a monument to Sir Francis Drake who is said to have played a game of bowls before sailing out to defeat the Spanish Armada. Also on the Hoe is Smeaton's Tower, which was built in 1759 as the lighthouse on the Eddystone Rocks. Famous limestone outcrops situated at the Weston end of the Isle of Wight stretching out Into the Solent. The lighthouse at the furthest rock safeguards this coastline of the Isle of Wight.
 
STONEHENGE BRIGHTON PAVILION ASCOT LONDON
STONEHENGE BRIGHTON PAVILION 47.jpg (4856 bytes) LONDON
A strange Circle of giant standing stones dating from 1900bc built on the Salisbury plain, some weighing 50 tonnes. how or why has never been fully explained. Built in 1784 it was bought for the Price Regent who had it extensively modified and rebuilt in a mixture or Classical and Orient style by John Nash in 1815. Queen Victoria was the last monarch to use it. Famous racecourse frequently visited by the Royal family. Also worth mentioning is ladies Day where some fabulous hat creations are worn. Trafalgar Square - Nelson's column
This landmark was built to commemorate Lord Nelson's victory over the French fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1850.
 
LONDON NATIONAL PARKS UNIVERSITIES BATH
London Westminster National Parks Universities Bath
London Eye & Big Ben
Two landmarks famous features of London skyline face each other across the the Thames at Westminster.
These are variously located areas of natural beauty which are protected and preserved for appreciation by the population as a whole
Our universities are seats of learning where the learned of the day pass on their knowledge to students and encourage and facilitate research.
This fashionable spa in the 18th century had the only naturally occurring hot not mineral springs in Britain. The well preserved Roman remains and a unique wealth of Georgian architecture have made Bath one of the most fascinating cities in the country.
STRATFORD UPON AVON CASTLES OF WALES DRESSING OF THE WELLS STATELY HOMES
STRATFORD UPON AVON CASTLES OF WALES Dressing of the Wells STATELY HOMES
Stratford is Shakespeare's birthplace which has helped to make this place of England's most popular tourist attractions.
These were erected by Edward 1 to subdue the welsh. They remain focal and impressive of repair.
The ceremony of well dressing is peculiar to Derbyshire and the fringe areas, first recorded as dressing a well in 1249. It is thought to have originated from pagan times to give thanks for the supply of fresh water. nowadays processions and depictions, usually of Biblical Scenes, made with petals and foliage in clay, mark the ceremonies. These magnificent houses and their gardens spread throughout Britain are a good representation of an architectural heritage and "upstairs and downstairs" lifestyle
NORFOLK BROADS CATHEDRALS POTTERIES THE HIGHLANDS
NORFOLK BROADS CATHEDRALS POTTERIES THE HIGHLANDS
Former peat diggings, now flooded, provide about 125 miles of navigable waterways which are used for leisure, boating holidays and fishing. They are also an important wetland area for wildlife.
These represent the spiritual heart of many British cities and are historic places of pilgrimage with distinctive architectural features.
Established during the industrial revolution the towns of the potteries have been the centre of the production of china and earthenware. They provide back-cloth for the novel of Arnold Bennett.
The wild and rugged mountains core of Scotland have many sites of special scientific interest with their features of beautiful waters, glens and the proud homes of lairds
ANGEL OF THE NORTH SHERWOOD FOREST HADRIAN'S WALL GRETNA GREEN
ANGEL OF THE NORTH SHERWOOD FOREST HADRIAN'S WALL GRETNA GREEN
The Angel of the North,  a new landmark and Britain's largest sculpture built in 1997-1998 at the entrance to Tyneside. Height 65 ft., wing span 175 ft. (as of a jumbo jet), weight 200tons, cost 800,000. Seen by over 90,000 drivers a day on the A1. The concrete embedded steel structure can withstand winds of up to 100 mph. On the edge of the Nottinghamshire Coal-field, it was formerly a royal forest. The real claim to  fame is as the favourite location of the adventure of the legendary Robin Hood, as he championed the poor against the rich.
This Roman fortification was intended to mark England's northern boundary. Erected by the Emperor Hadrian to keep out the picts and scots, abandoned about 383 A.D. It was 115 miles long and included Housesteads Fort and Corbridge.
Well known as a border place where eloping couples could be married in the village smithy.
EDINBURGH St. ANDREW'S ABERDEEN LOCH NESS
EDINBURGH St. ANDREW'S ABERDEEN LOCH NESS
The castle dominates the city of Edinburgh. It played a key role in Scotland's history until the middle of the 18th century. Today the castle provides a spectacular context for Edinburgh Tattoo.
                
St. Andrew's golf course is the home of British golf. The city features one of Scotland's  ancient Universities in addition to bearing he name of the patron saint of Scotland.
Known as the "granite city". it is the capital of the British oil industry. The Romans knew it as Divana. The city was burnt to the ground three times by the English
Probably the most famous loch in Scotland. best know for its legendary monster, referred to as "Nessie". On 22nd September 1985 the Wellington Bomber which crashed into the loch, in 1940 it was recovered. this is the only remaining one out of 11,500 that fought in the war.
ROADS CANALS RAILWAYS AIRPORTS
ROADS CANALS RAILWAYS AIRPORTS

These represent the main types of transport linking major towns and cities both within Britain and abroad