War and Peace in a Festival of Flowers

By Judith Phillips

Hutton Magna is marking the 140th anniversary of St Mary’s church with a Festival of Flowers on the theme of War and Peace running from 28th to 30th September.

The weekend’s programme:

  • Friday 28th September at 7.00pm – Preview and opening by Robin Russell. After over 30 years as a serving soldier Mr Russell leads battlefield tours including the First World War and is also engaged in adult education.  Tickets for this event cost £5, including wine and nibbles
  • Saturday 29th September from 11.00am to 5.00pm Entry to the Festival and programme £3. Tea and Cake available in the Village Hall.
  • Sunday 30th September at 10.30am – Service of Holy Communion conducted by The Right Reverend Doctor Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon
  • Sunday 30th September from 11.30am to 4.00pm Entry to the Festival and programme £3. Tea and Cake available in the Village Hall.

In 2014 Hutton Magna hosted an exhibition about the men whose names appear on the village war memorial.  This information was then shared with the Museum’s project, and we are very grateful for this generous gesture.