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The Mill Hill Garden and Allotment Society hosts flower show
A church hall was awash with colour for an annual flower show - a year after its future seemed under threat.
Mill Hill Garden and Allotment Society hosted its annual show at St Michael and All Angels Church, in Flower Lane, Mill Hill, yesterday.
Flowers, fruit, vegetables, floral art, cakes, preserves and photographs were just some of the exhibits on show.
The event marks the second year the show has been at St Michael and All Angels after the society was forced out of its usual venue, but was saved by the church at the last minute.
Chairman of the allotment society Selwyn Eagle said: “This has been a good year and we have had a good number of people through the door.
“We are very happy to be here still in our new home and if the church is happy to have us then we hope to stay."
Vicar the Reverend Steven Young said: “It’s fantastic to have events like this in our church and welcome the community to enjoy the hard work of members of the society.”
Following six decades at Hartley Hall, in Flower Lane, the Mill Hill Garden and Allotment Society was last year forced out while the venue underwent a huge redevelopment.
As a result the future of the show was left in doubt after organisers could not find an alternative venue.
However the show was saved after members of the St Michael and All Angels Church next door heard about the problem and invited the society to use the church.
Show secretary Caroline Carey Stephenson said: “We’re very happy to be back at St Michael and All Angels after a successful first year.
"After the uncertainty of last year, this year has been really good and all the exhibits have been fantastic.”
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