On Friday 31st May, Saturday 1st June and Sunday 2nd the Parkend Flower Festival chose as its theme the poems of F. W. Harvey. Selected lines were interpreted in the form of 29 beautiful floral arrangements. Visitors were able to enjoy the lovely church while reading the full words of the chosen poems.
Photographs of all of the displays are available on the church website.
The preview was attended by F.W. Harvey’s daughter Eileen and granddaughter and son in law Elaine and Peter.
The F. W. Harvey Society provided display boards with information collated by society archivist Steve Cooper and there was also the opportunity to see the last resting place of Charlie the Black (featured in New Regard Number 26) and Patrick Harvey, F W Harvey’s son, who are buried in Parkend Churchyard.